11 posts tagged "Alana Zimmer"
It was only the latest of the many Japan relief benefits that have sprung up around New York and around the world since the earthquake and tsunami, but this one was distinguished in at least one way—it was a lot taller. Blame it on the hostesses, two of the most in-demand catwalkers working: Britt Maren (back to blonde, after a season as a brunette) and Alana Zimmer (left). “We saw the news and were just devastated,” said Zimmer at Saturday’s Brunch Happening, proceeds from which went to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Zimmer, in fact, had tried to put together a similar event over a year ago for Haiti, but her work and travel schedule proved too much at the time. This time, she solicited the help of pal Maren—and Maren’s boyfriend, a sous chef at the Lower East Side restaurant the Fat Radish, which played host for the afternoon. (“I’m not a Fat Radish,” read the T-shirts on sale. “I’m just big-boned.”)
With the location and food squared away, the girls got Orlo salon, MAC Cosmetics, and Fallon jewelry to donate prizes for a silent auction. They also brought in an acoustic guitar player and graffiti artists to tag canvases. But for model-watchers, the real attraction was the guest list: Hanne Gaby Odiele, Jana Knauerova, Sheila Marquez, and Ashley Smith all stopped by, as did industry folk like Richard Chai and casting bigwig Russell Marsh.
Hard to believe it, but 430 shows later—and those are just the ones we covered!—Fall 2011 is coming to a close. In tribute to the season that was, Style.com’s editors took a moment to reflect on the highs, the lows, the raves, and the rumors of the season. From our favorite catwalkers (Aymeline Valade, here’s looking at you) to the biggest moments at the standout shows, it’s our complete Fall scrapbook. Click here to thumb through.
The Telegraph‘s Hilary Alexander sits down with model-of-the-moment Tati Cotliar. Cotliar—who opened Marc Jacobs’ Fall ’10 show—reveals MJ felt like they’d known each other before. A previous life, perhaps? Some girls have all the luck—twice. [Telegraph]
Show packages from the major modeling agencies are starting to arrive, including one that’s hotly debated among model-watchers: Paul Rowland’s first package since taking over at Ford. Karmen Pedaru, Tao Okamoto, Rose Cordero, Alana Zimmer, and the gorgeous newcomer Dafne Cejas (pictured) are done up in Mad Men-ish retro style. [Fashionologie]
Vanity Fair has released its Top 100 New Establishment list, including plenty of fashion types. LVMH chief Bernard Arnault is at number 6; PPR’s François-Henri Pinault is at 17; Karl Lagerfeld is at 39; and DVF and her husband, Barry Diller, share the number 40 spot. [WWD]
Phillip Lim’s Fall shoe collection—his largest yet—has hit stores and the Web. What was that we were saying about Wednesday being the prime online-shopping day? [FabSugar via Refinery29]
As expected, Giles Deacon (pictured) has been named creative director at Emanuel Ungaro. Let’s just pretend the Lindsay years never happened. [Vogue U.K.]
August will be Stefano Tonchi’s first issue at W. For his first cover? A twofer, Jon Hamm and Rebecca Hall (co-stars in the new Ben Affleck movie The Town). W: the new, edgy indie? [WWD]
Alana Zimmer: total Charlotte. Sessilee‘s a Samantha. If you’ve ever been curious (and frankly, we didn’t know we were until we read the article), Modelinia rounded up a few of its favorite catwalkers to find out which Sex girl they identify with most. [Modelinia]
Charlotte Ronson, licensed driver. Slow news day? [WSJ]
And a great little clip from the vaults: Yves Saint Laurent on What’s My Line. [Styleite]
A room full of agnostic fashion types is perhaps not the most obvious audience for a show of religious-themed art. But that’s who was on hand for the opening of Paul Rowland’s The Transformation of Enrique Miron as El Diablo in Chelsea last night. Rowland is better known as the founder of Women and Supreme Model Management and the newly minted women’s division director of Ford, but for this, his second show, he turned his camera away from the ladies. Instead, he shot male model Enrique Miron dressed up (or, frequently, dressed down) as a brawny Satan in Dante-esque scenarios. The centerpiece: a ten-foot portrait of Miron nailed to the cross. “I was raised religious and my mother is devout, but as I got older, I faded away from that,” Miron said. Even so, “it felt empowering” to be up on that cross.
“I felt like not many people really embraced the idea of Satan,” said Rowland, in his ever-present knit beanie (pictured, center, with Italo Zucchelli, Enrique Miron, and Steven Gan). “They always tend to kind of run from it or not deal with it,” so he chose to “celebrate” the guy. Of course, nothing draws a crowd like a party, and plenty of Rowland’s girls—including Hanne Gaby Odiele, Rose Cordero, Alana Zimmer, and Ranya Mordanova—showed up to help with that celebration. “I don’t really believe in God, so for me, it’s just fun,” said Inna Pilipenko, who sported a Zara blouse and Chanel bag and shoes for the demonic occasion.
Religious views aside, many attendees might have been preoccupied with a slightly more earthly matter: Rowland’s recent move to Ford. “You know, I define myself—it’s not like an agency defines me,” Rowland said. How did Women and Supreme feel about the move? “I’m a creative person, and on some level they understood that I needed to do something else. You know, they weren’t completely happy, but there was no great drama.” He noted that Ford “offered me a good deal across the board.” Not a deal made with the Devil, presumably, but he and Rowland do seem to be on good terms.