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4 posts tagged "Amber Valetta"

Carine Thinks You’re Pretty Vain, No Brights At Ungaro, Where Björk Met McQueen, And More…


In advance of Paris Vogue‘s 90th anniversary party tonight, Eric Wilson sits down with editrix Carine Roitfeld for a chat. The whole thing’s worth reading, for Carine’s thoughts on what is and isn’t Vogue and who’s on next, but forgive us if we’re most interested in her dream of opening a karaoke bar. Her song of choice? “You’re So Vain,” which she says aptly describes her industry. [NYT]

Giles Deacon is in Paris prepping his first collection for Emanuel Ungaro, and he promises one thing—no neon brights. He’ll be focusing on the house’s print heritage, as well as including plenty of lace. [WWD]

Björk, who sang at Alexander McQueen’s memorial in London during LFW (left), shares her memories of the designer with GQ U.K. “He was the kind of daredevil that looks death and birth straight in the eye,” the Icelandic pop star says. “Lee managed to connect not only with the civilized part of his culture but somehow channel beyond that a more primordial energy, which is probably where me and him met.” Well, come on, you didn’t think it was going to be in a Marks & Spencer, did you? [GQ U.K. via Vogue U.K.]

And kudos to Balenciaga, for some of the more varied runway casting we’ve seen this season: returning supes Amber Valletta and Carolyn Murphy, sure, but what about pregnant Miranda Kerr? [Stylelist]

Photo: Graham Lacao / Alexander McQueen / Getty Images

Yay, Nay, Or Eh: It’s The Great Pumpkin, Amber Valletta?


Can you name your favorite red-carpet moment involving an orange dress? Neither can we. Colors commonly associated with gourds are not exactly the most wearable tones, which is why we’ve got to give Amber Valletta credit for pulling off this safety-orange-hued RM by Roland Mouret frock for the premiere of The Spy Next Door. (She stars in the movie opposite Jackie Chan.) The sharp shoulder and body-con fit are decidedly of-the-moment, but the playful shade keeps the look from coming across too seriously. Our verdict: perfect for a kid-friendly event (if you’re a supermodel, that is). What do you think? Would you step out à l’orange?

Photo: Andreas Branch/; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: Amber Valletta Takes The Wrap


Is it just us, or have recent red carpets been a sea of banded body-con frocks, strong-shouldered sequin minidresses, and other paparazzi-provoking looks? While we’re not immune to the appeal of a little (or even a lotta) va-va-voom, we have to applaud Amber Valletta for striking a blow for originality with this Etro wrap gown. The design is quite unlike the in-your-face wares currently out there and yet still of-the-moment—ethnic-inspired wares are a key Spring ’10 runway trend. Do you agree that Valletta’s pick is a refreshing change of pace? (And who are some of your other favorite fashion renegades?)

Photo: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Valletta Designs, Mizrahi’s Small-Screen Sales, And More…


Amber Valletta is going designer. The model-slash-actress is creating a line for contemporary sportswear brand Monrow. There will be rompers. [WWD]

Isaac Mizrahi is making a “very signature Isaac” line for QVC. We certainly hope it wouldn’t be anyone else’s signature. [WWD]

The fight for the Beatrice continues, to the tune of $23,000 in fines, a new sprinkler system, and an up-for-renewal liquor license. If they do reopen, we suppose this means really pricey cocktails. [Page Six]

The latest in eco-gear is sportswear made from coffee grounds. We’ll take a double tall no foam with soy. [Guardian]

Photo: Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene