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The Mick Jagger Of Scented Candles


Frédéric Malle has been crafting coveted perfumes and fragrances for years, but until now, had never done a candle. Why? The answer is simple: “Most candles are designed to cover bad smells, but my clients don’t have bad-smelling houses,” he said. Not these. Malle applied the same discerning nose to his votives that he did to his eaux, and the result is a line of candles unlike most others on the market. “It took me ten years to do a candle, and we are giving access to fragrances that no one else would do,” Malle explained.

At last night’s launch dinner, hosted by Anjelica Huston and Paul Fortune (pictured with Malle, left) in L.A., guests like Gina Gershon, Peggy Moffitt, and Decades’ Cameron Silver all stopped by for a sniff. (“I just thought it would be fabulous to show Freddie that L.A. can be just as interesting and nuanced as Paris, so I assembled a groovy crowd,” said Barneys’ Simon Doonan, the man behind the fête.) Following the event, Malle will go on a nationwide Barneys tour—Scottsdale today, Beverly Hills on Saturday, Chicago on October 6, New York on October 8. “I feel like I’m Mick Jagger,” Malle laughed.

Photo: Donato Sardella/WireImage

The Next Dimension Of Miranda Kerr, The Perfect Cuff For Suedeheads, Closets Of The Rich And Fabulous, And More…


Are we seeing more Miranda Kerr than usual? Actually, with the Australian Angel’s new Steven Meisel-shot Vogue Italia cover (pictured), we are—it’s the first fashion mag in 3-D! [Vogue Italia]

Louis Vuitton’s “Core Values” ad campaign soldiers on with three new stars: Bono, wife Ali Hewson, and (gasp!) some non-LV apparel. Hewson and Bono wear items from their eco-friendly (and LVMH-owned) Edun line in the new shots, along with Vuitton’s own goods (and the first-ever made-in-Africa Vuitton piece—the dangling charm hanging off Hewson’s bag). [WWD]

Does anyone need a Tom Binns cuff emblazoned with the complete lyrics to the Smiths’ “How Soon Is Now?” Probably not. But are we glad Racked turned it up? Absolutely. [Racked]

Take a tour through the L.A. home of Decades’ Cameron Silver. Try not to be too jealous of his shoe closet. Just try. [Opening Ceremony via Refinery 29]

Photo: Steven Meisel/Courtesy of Vogue Italia

The Juniors’ Department


If, cruising through the Hollywood Hills yesterday, you thought you zoomed by Minnie Driver chasing after a toddler riding a glittering pony, well, you did. Driver, the kid, and the pony (Buttons) were all guests at Liberty Ross’ afternoon tea party in honor of Daniella Issa Helayel, who’s launching the tot’s version of her namesake clothing line, Baby Issa. (That’s Ross with Baby Issa-clad babies, above.) The well-dressed under-five set will soon be wearing 100 percent cotton and cotton voile dresses, swimsuits, and trenchcoats. Hollywood types like Monet Mazur, Ione Skye and rocker hubby Ben Lee, and Vanity Fair‘s Krista Smith brought their fashion-forward kiddies to peruse the goods while DJ Brett Anderson worked the turntables—the party being, she discovered, more of a challenge than she’d anticipated. “Finding cool, kid-appropriate music is tough,” Anderson mused. “Like, did you know that “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” is about murder?”

The scene in Ross’ sunlit backyard resembled something out of a G-rated La Dolce Vita. In addition to Buttons, there was the requisite Crumbs cupcakes spread, a manicure station (where Decades’ Cameron Silver was spotted), a temporary tattoo booth, a pillow-strewn fort, and scores of Baby Issa-wearing children prancing about. “This is nothing like my childhood parties,” said Driver as she watched a three-year-old get a tattoo of an anchor. “The most we ever got was an above-ground pool and some charred hot dogs.”

Photo: Andreas Branch / Patrick

Ryan Kwanten, Anthony Kiedis, Rachel Bilson, And More Line Up For Phillip Lim


Every dude has his day—and the guys got theirs yesterday at Phillip Lim. “We’re so used to going to women’s events, so we wanted to turn it around and have women be the plus-ones tonight,” Lim said at a party for his Fall 2010 men’s collection at his West Hollywood boutique. Cue the typically abstruse inspiration statement (“This collection is bringing the wild into the city with a sense of adventure,” said Lim), the worth-the-drive draw (folk rocker Devendra Banhart, on hand to spin tunes), and the sustenance (cocktails and “Tuscan-themed” barbecue: lasagna cupcakes, ricotta mac ‘n’ cheese, pulled pork sandwiches). As for those cocktails, a little advance planning was in order. “I’m going to go to the bathroom now since I’m in a jumpsuit and I see lots of drinks,” joked host Cameron Silver, who recently wore a custom Phillip Lim tuxedo to the Met gala. Silver and guests like True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten and Anthony Kiedis took in an intimate presentation of the men’s collection—but if they want pieces for themselves, they’d better be ready to fight for them. “I almost stole the backpack off the model’s back,” said Rachel Bilson (pictured with Lim). “It takes a real man to wear these clothes.” Or a woman?

Photo: Chris Weeks/WireImage

Blasblog: A Parisian Belle, By Way Of Savannah


Savannah is known for its old-world charm, and now that I’m down here—for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual Reveal Festival, which brings fashion types down to the Georgia city for a week of lectures and discussions—I can attest to it firsthand. I was in town for a talk called “Sartorially Speaking” with Decades’ Cameron Silver, debating the pros and cons of vintage (pro: the chances are slim that someone will show up in the same dress; con: although it’s “green,” recycling old clothes doesn’t exactly nurture new talent, which there’s plenty of here at SCAD). After our chat (and a quick signing of my book, of course), we had dinner at The Olde Pink House, a charming Southern restaurant housed in an original William Jay structure, one of the oldest in Savannah. It was there that I met the legendary Bettina, seen here with Gil Donaldson, Merchant Ivory Films’ Savannah-born, Paris-based president. Gil (a board member of SCAD) befriended the model in France and convinced her to make this Southern pilgrimage.

Talk about old-world charm. Now in her mid-eighties, Bettina is not only a quick-witted vision, she’s a living history of the fashion industry in the years after WWII. We’re talking Irving Penn and Richard Avedon portraits here—even her nom de couture, Bettina, was a pet name coined by Pierre Balmain himself. (She was born Simone Micheline Bodin Graziani.) Bettina came to Paris from the countryside and was immediately discovered for her “quick-paced, distinctive” walk, as she described it, and the unique facial features that she would—get this—make up herself for fashion shows and shoots. Not that doing one’s own hair and makeup, and bringing one’s own shoes and stockings, has been the biggest progression in the industry. Bettina also told me that shows would last for up to two hours, girls would wear 20 dresses in one couture presentation, and she would be in and out of those garments in seconds. I asked her if it was as romantic as I imagine it. “Yes, absolutely,” she said. “It was the best job a girl could have asked for. When I think back, even the smell in the couture salons was fabulous.”

Photo: Derek Blasberg