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July 26 2014

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6 posts tagged "Ashton Kutcher"

Fit To A Tee

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There is something to be said for a good ole-fashioned T-shirt—finding one with the perfect fit is rarely as easy as it should be. On that simple notion, a few T-shirt-loving guys in California, including Ashton Kutcher, Ryan Donahue, and Matt Rowe, set out to create a line, called Pickwick & Weller, of timeless knitwear staples for men and women.

“I was working as a graphic designer in San Francisco for ten or 15 years, and I started to notice this trend in the last five years where all of my friends (all in creative fields) were wearing refined T-shirts and perfect denim as their work uniform,” Donahue tells Style.com of the project, which kicked off in early 2012. “I decided to play with this idea of ‘modern workwear,’ and Ashton, who I met through a friend, really resonated with that idea—he is a casual guy who is known for wearing that look.”

With a little help from their fashion insider friends, including Steven Alan (“he’s one of my go-to people in NYC—he’s an adviser to us”) and Warby Parker co-founder Dave Gilboa (who is an investor/adviser for the brand), they got to work building their online-only label of luxury basics (just launched this week at www.pickwickweller.com), named after the classic Charles Dickens novel The Pickwick Papers. At no cost, they will ship you the items you want to try in various size, color, and style options (they have three women’s cuts and two men’s at the moment), and you have five days to decide what you like and don’t like. “We feel like we are offering a modern workwear brand of high-end basics, on the level of Alexander Wang and Theory, but at a J.Crew price point (prices start at around $45 and top off at around $60).” Here, Style.com has a first look at the goods. Ashton’s favorite? The Henley, a.k.a. the Afred (pictured), of course.

Photo: Courtesy of Pickwick & Weller

Pregnant Ambrosio On the Runway (Again), Versace Back At Couture, Tod’s New Capsule Collection, And More…

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Alessandra Ambrosio walked the runway for Colcci in São Paulo over the weekend and showed off her baby bump. Ashton Kutcher, who is also a face of the brand, was in the audience. [Huff Po]

After an almost eight-year hiatus, Versace made its return to the Couture runways in Paris today. Donatella Versace called the beaded and embroidered looks “glamorous warriors.” [Telegraph]

Karl Lagerfeld has a new muse of sorts. While working on his Chanel Couture collection, the designer showed off his new kitten Choupette to WWD‘s Miles Socha. The fluffy white cat with blue eyes also shares his adoration for books and paper: “She eats paper,” says Lagerfeld. [WWD]

In celebration of Tod’s new capsule collection No_Code, designed for men and women, filmmaker Marcus Gaab created a short film featuring the loafers and boots. The collection is “designed for the cosmopolitan nomad in mind” and made to “transition easily from casual daytime use to more formal nocturnal scenarios,” according to Gaab. Watch the full film on Nowness. [Nowness]

Photo: Huff Po

Go West, Young Men

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It was JFK to LAX for the boys of Warby Parker who teamed up with a bespectacled Ashton Kutcher to celebrate their new shop-in-shop at L.A.’s Confederacy, the label’s first specs-on-the-ground presence on the left coast. “There is a misperception by the rest of the country of Southern California. And the Southern California that we know is one driven by art and one driven by startups and a fashion community,” co-founder Neil Blumenthal (above right) said of the brand’s new home. “We want to feel part of it even though we’re on the other side of the country.”

Attracting their usual crown of discerning Angelenos, Danny Masterson took turns behind the DJ booth while store owner Ilaria Urbinati chatted up Showtime starlets Emmy Rossum and Madeline Zima. Set to sell their specs through the holidays (including the release of their sunglass collaboration with Suno next week), the L.A. launch was a departure from the brand’s strong Northeast presence, but still logical for Warby Parker’s other co-founder, the San Diego-bred Dave Gilboa (above left). “We wanted to be careful about how we entered the L.A. market because we feel it is so important in terms of style and fashion.” And partnering with Confederacy was the perfect fit. “Ilaria and Danny have captured the same classic American point of view with references to the forties and fifties and aesthetic as we do.”

Photo: Photo: Charley Gallay / WireImage

In L.A., Rebecca Minkoff Opens Her Doors

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It goes without saying that when Ilaria Urbinati and her boutique Confederacy beckon, L.A.’s cognoscenti listen. Now Rebecca Minkoff is part of her equation. In town fêting her new shop-in-shop in the former Confederacy womenswear space, a seven-months pregnant Minkoff was excited to inaugurate her first standalone retail venture in the U.S. “The best part is that since this is our first real space that’s entirely our own, it gives us a chance to figure out what works and get our feet into retail,” she said. And as indefatigable as her handbag, ready-to-wear, and now shoe lines may be, Minkoff is keen working above and beyond her standard formula in merchandising the new space. “I’d love to put special things in the store that maybe are part of my vision but a store won’t buy.” It’s all work for the moment, but play comes later this week, when Minkoff decamps to her preferred West Coast destination: Malibu.

Urbinati’s menswear fans, like Giovanni Ribisi, Ashton Kutcher, and Chris Pine, all made appearances, as did Lauren Conrad, Busy Philipps, and Glee‘s Jayma Mays. Multi-hyphenate Agyness Deyn dropped in, too. Having just wrapped a role in the film Pusher in England, the model is focusing on her acting career. “I’ve got a few upcoming things with James [Franco],” the model said of her sometime co-star (the two were featured in a recent Elle spread). But for the moment, it was play, not work, that was on her mind. “I really just came out here to hang out with these guys,” she said.

Photo: Jesse Grant / Getty Images

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Belle Of The Ball

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She may have been at GQ‘s Gentlemen’s Ball yesterday, but there was no chance that Demi Moore was going to step back and let Mr. Kutcher have the whole spotlight. Mrs. K stepped out in a gold-embellished frock from Christophe Decarnin’s red carpet-friendly Fall 2010 collection for Balmain. She kept her accessories accordingly minimal, from her blown-straight hair to her simple black pumps—this is one dress that more than speaks for itself. We’d say she does the look proud. What do you say: yea, nay, or eh?

Photo: Larry Busacca / Getty Images