The Jungle Book Gets the Hollywood Treatment, a Reason to Toast to Kate Moss’ Breast, and More of the News You Missed Today-------
King of the Jungle (Book)…
Disney and Warner Bros. will go head-to-head, both gearing up to release movie adaptations of The Jungle Book. Disney’s movie will star Lupita Nyong’o and Scarlett Johansson, while Warner Bros. has announced Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale as part of its lineup. [Telegraph]
Kate Moss’ latest project…
Her name is synonymous with perfection and beauty, but this is taking Kate Moss appreciation to the next level. In her latest venture, Moss has teamed up with a sculptor and a restaurateur to create champagne glasses molded from the shape of her breast. Yes, really. [Telegraph]
A new home for Saint Laurent…
Saint Laurent has announced that the new store opening in L.A. this September will become its global flagship. Designed with celebrities in mind, the 10,000-square-foot store even has a back-alley entrance so certain visits can be kept discreet. [The Wall Street Journal]
IPhone car locator…
With the advances in technology, it seems every day there is less and less reason for us to rely on our memories. Case in point: Apple has now patented a way for your iPhone to remember where your car is parked. Now if only it could help me find my keys… [TechCrunch]
A top fashion buyer’s industry insight…
Shira Suveyke, vice president of global buying for The Outnet, is not your average fashion girl—she studied economics at Boston University and worked for a bank straight out of school. But with passion and a will, Suveyke proved there’s always a way. Click here to get her insight on knowing your market, what to study in school, and what makes a great buyer. [The Huffington Post]
Whoever says fashion is self-serving, take note: In the 20 years since its inception, the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign has raised some $54 million for the cause. That’s nothing to shake a stick at. Last night in the New Museum’s seventh-floor Sky Room, the CFDA threw a party to launch its latest FTBC campaign and celebrate 20 years of philanthropy. Maria Sharapova fronts the latest campaign, and told us that it was a huge moment for her: “In previous years it’s always been models, so fronting the campaign as an athlete, I was thrilled. We bring a different sort of reach.” Reach, indeed—Sharapova is well over 6 feet tall in flats. “I mean, she is just so hot,” jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher told Style.com. “But the real reason I’m here is that she makes this candy, and my kids are obsessed with it. So I promised them I would get a picture.”
Sharapova’s impressive height aside, the cause struck close to home for many of the party’s guests. Fisher’s grandmother died from breast cancer, and Fisher herself is a cancer survivor. But the evening was a celebration of life—Dannijo’s Jodie Snyder Morel shared with us that she is four months pregnant, and that, consequently, some Dannijo baby merchandise is in the works. Her sister Danielle Snyder was glowing with the good news: “Whether it’s for breast cancer awareness or something like maternity—fashion can make women feel beautiful, and there’s a real power in that.”
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Critics of Coppola’s latest venture will undoubtedly say, “Of course. Wine. Just like her grandfather.” She may be following in Francis Ford Coppola’s footsteps as both director—as she did with her breakout film, Palo Alto, last year—and winemaker, but Coppola’s passion for wine comes from a genuine place. She did, after all, grow up playing in grandpa’s vineyard: “I remember at Thanksgiving, after all the grapes had been harvested, we would take the leftovers and stomp on them in this tiny bucket,” Coppola told us. “We called it ‘Gia’s jelly!’” Other wine-related memories included being too young to have wine with dinner like everyone else, so her mother would pour her a splash of wine mixed with ginger ale or Sprite. “It’s actually pretty good. I still do it sometimes. But now that I’m 27, I don’t have to mix it anymore.”
The wine venture stems from what she and her friends like to drink, she explained: something with good flavor, a reasonable price point, and, above all else, a sensible screw top. “It’s gotta have the screw top. That way you can take a sip, put it away in your backpack, and keep it moving with your friends.” And keep it moving is exactly what she did. After the party had cleared out, Coppola and a group of friends retired to a suite upstairs for a private after-party. And for that elevator ride upstairs, surely those screw-top bottles came in handy.
In the past few years, Made has steadily become a highlight amid the chaos of New York fashion week. Launched in 2009 to boost emerging talents, the twice-yearly project has become a hub for the style set, allowing everyone to catch shows by brands like Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, and Ostwald Helgason all in one place. Not to mention, the Meatpacking District venue is conveniently located next to New York’s best late-night bars and restaurants. (PS: The Spring 2015 designer lineup was just announced.)
This time around, Made has partnered with Maybelline New York for a revamped experience. Maybelline will be providing creative direction, backstage prep, and, of course, buckets of cosmetics and supplies for over 10 Made designers. The partnership will include the Made for Maybelline Film Project, a video incubator that will enhance the already-solid platform Made has provided its designers. The incubator will ask eight filmmakers to use mixed-media techniques to create a 30-second video inspired by the trends seen at the shows.
A panel of judges, including Milk Studios and Made cofounder Mazdack Rassi and Maybelline president David Greenberg, will award the best video with a fiscal donation and the chance to work on a bigger Made film project in February.
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