56 posts tagged "Anna dello Russo"
If Gigi Burris has her way, soon enough, every street-style star (not just Anna Dello Russo) will be wearing her statement-making headgear. “Getting dressed used to mean planning out an outfit that was truly head-to-toe, and while today there’s more of an emphasis on casualness, I think there’s also a major resurgence in ladylike dressing,” Burris (pictured) tells Style.com. The 25-year-old up-and-comer first got into millinery while studying design at Parsons. “I was abroad in Paris and fell in love with the chapelleries there. When I came back to New York, I signed up for a hatmaking class, but they nearly canceled the course because there weren’t enough students interested, so I got my friends to sign up,” she said. “When I was creating my ready-to-wear collections for school, I always included hats because I thought the looks were incomplete without them, and eventually they became my focus.” Burris lucked out and found a mentor in couture milliner Leah Chalfen, who really invested time and effort in training Burris as an apprentice. “I love the old-world, romantic aspect to the craft,” she said, explaining how she draws inspirations from luxurious materials like felt, ostrich, and exotic skins (she even sources some of the gator skins from her family’s property in Florida).
Her latest collection was inspired by dead palm trees. Featuring straw boater, panama, and wide-brimmed hats as well as a “crown of thorns” made from leather cording, the lineup evokes “a sad beach vacation that you have really high hopes for and it ends up raining.” Burris has also been collaborating with NAHM on the label’s upcoming Spring ’13 collection and expanding her brisk made-to-order business (the base price for custom pieces is $700). “I really love doing custom pieces because the women that want funny hats are the kind of women you want to sit down and have a long conversation with,” Burris explained. “Just look at icons like Anna Piaggi and Isabella Blow (R.I.P.), who really paved the way for girls who want to get daring with their headgear. Now with the popularity of street-style blogs, you see that the girls who wear hats and know how to wear them well are definitely the ones getting attention.” Speaking of, we wouldn’t be surprised if we see more than a few of those Tommy Ton stars pop up next month wearing Burris numbers.
When Anna Dello Russo (pictured, right) wears something, typically it’s the first time you’re seeing the look off the runway and on the streets. This wasn’t the case with the studded Versace Spring ’12 minidress the Vogue Japan editor at large picked out for the label’s Atelier runway presentation on Sunday. We spotted curvy Sports Illustrated cover model Kate Upton (pictured, left) rocking the same studded number just last week while sitting on the sidelines at Versace’s Spring ’13 menswear show. So who wore it best: the curvy supe-in-the-making or the whippet-thin, toned street-style icon? We’re got our favorite. Let us know yours, below.
For those who never had the chance to see Jim Morrison (pictured) or Jimi Hendrix perform, you may soon get your chance. The estates of the iconic musicians are both reportedly working on future holographic live performances, similar to the Tupac one that appeared at Coachella this year. [Rolling Stone]
The runners and spectators at this summer’s Olympic Games are going to be treated to designer blankets and badges, courtesy of Giles Deacon and Jeremy Deller. The fashion designer and the conceptual artist, along with eight other designer/artist duos, paired up for the British Fashion Council/Bazaar Fashion Arts Foundation’s 12-week project, and they were surprisingly the only ones to make a wearable piece—a full-body running suit and a leaf and feather headdress to match. (The blankets and badges are accompanying elements of their project.) [Telegraph]
In other Brit fashion news, J.W. Anderson and James Long have been selected as U.K. representatives and nominees for the International Woolmark Prize. The global honor, which is supported by the Australian Wool Industry, aims to celebrate emerging talent for their use of merino wool. Anderson and Long follow the lead of designers Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld, who received the same prize in 1954. [Vogue U.K.]
Anna Dello Russo was swarmed by paparazzi yesterday at the Salvatore Ferragamo show in Paris. However, it was not the Vogue Nippon editor that they were trying to photograph, but Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. We are happy to report that ADR made it into the Louvre, sans injury. [Page Six]
Having blown through just about every European fashion designer, H&M is now stocking its racks with European fashion editors. The retailer has tapped Anna Dello Russo for its next collaboration. Dello Russo will create accessories, largely in gold and turquoise, set to hit 140 H&M stores on October 4. [WWD]
Marrying models seems to run in the Followill familly. Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill has confirmed his engagement to Click model Martha Patterson. Last year, his brother Caleb married Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge; the two are expecting their first child this summer. [Vogue U.K.]
Cindy Crawford put her 10-year-old daughter Kaia’s modeling career on hold after the young model was photographed for a provocative Versace ad that Crawford wasn’t too happy about. But that didn’t stop Kaia from starring alongside her mother and grandmother in JCPenney’s Mother’s Day campaign video, “Things My Mom Gave Me.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
Collette Dinnigan will not be showing her collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, but she will be taking a bow. The designer is slated to accept the fifth annual Fashion Laureate Award, following in the footsteps of Easton Pearson and Carla Zampatti. [The Australian]
Style.com’s roving street-style correspondent, Tommy Ton, is making the jump from fashion observer to fashion designer. Ton teamed up with Club Monaco to design two exclusive bags, which hit the retailer’s stores this week. Both styles—a messenger bag-inspired satchel for women and a backpack for men—are made in British Millerain with leather trim and nickel hardware and retail between $198 and $225. To introduce the bags to the world, the photoblogger slipped a few advance pieces to a few key friends and subjects and did what he does best: begin shooting. Above and below, a few exclusive shots of the bags in action. Continue Reading “As Seen On JakAndJil” »