Which mega pop star will be making an appearance at Adidas’ Fanatic tournament this weekend? This British bad boy, who’s huge almost everywhere else in the world but hasn’t quite cracked the American market, won’t be watching the all-day soccer fest from the sidelines, either: He’s commandeered his own team.
On Thursday night Carine Roitfeld and Nicolas Ghesquière gathered a small group of fashion notables and celebrities (Jennifer Connelly, Stephanie Seymour, Anna Wintour) for a candlelit dinner at the Carlyle in honor of Paris Vogue‘s newest contributor, Cindy Sherman. The Ghesquière connection? Sherman wears nothing but Balenciaga in the series of party-girl self-portraits she shot for the magazine’s August issue. For inspiration, the artist looked no further than Style.com’s own party pages to capture the characters she portrays in the six-page spread. “I don’t shoot with flash, but I wanted to look at the snapshots for that deer-in-the-headlights, kind of surprised look,” she said. Roitfeld, for her part, couldn’t have been more pleased with the results. “She’s probably the easiest photographer I’ve ever worked with,” she said. “All of the other photographers are going to be excited when they see this. It’s exciting to have real art in the magazine.”—Sarah Cristobal
Photo: Donna Alberico
There’s something quintessentially summery about Charlotte Ronson’s clothing line, so we’re glad her Mulberry Street boutique is finally open again. Younger sister (and face of the line) Annabelle Dexter-Jones looked charming in Charlotte’s tank dress and strappy wedges last night at the tea party to celebrate the store’s reopening.
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After months of preparation, Ian Schrager will finally open the doors to Wakiya Gramercy Park Hotel next Tuesday. All this week, the much-anticipated boite—which aims to serve innovative Chinese cuisine—has been hosting invitation-only tastings for “friends and family,” including various editors, socials (Andrew Saffir, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, et al.) and the occasional celeb (Heather Graham). Taking time out from the kitchen, the restaurant’s namesake chef Yuji Wakiya has been meeting and greeting guests, translator in tow. “The food is all natural,” we were told. “In the morning you’ll wake up and your skin will feel good.” That alone should be enough to draw the fashion crowd.—Sarah Cristobal
Fashion fans gathered on Wednesday night in Los Angeles to toast the grand reopening of Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver’s Decadestwo, which is downstairs from Silver’s vintage emporium Decades. The chic boutique just doubled in size to 3,000 square feet, which means there’s now room for around 2,000 more Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga, and Chloé items at one-fifth the retail price—all of which Tracee Ellis Ross, China Chow, and Alyson Hannigan eyed eagerly. Heroes‘ Ali Larter is also a frequent shopper: “Without Decadestwo I never could’ve afforded the Dolce bustier and YSL shorts I got here a while back,” she laughed. Elsewhere in the crowd was Jared Leto, who came out to support his jewelry-designer mom, Constance Leto, whose pieces are carried at the shop. “We did the expansion in record time,” said Silver, who later hosted an intimate dinner celebration at Social Hollywood for family and friends. “I leave Decadestwo to Christos, and I’m upstairs. But we have a lot of phone calls to one another.”—Victoria Namkung
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