14 posts tagged "Carolyn Murphy"
“Up until six months ago, I thought OpenSky was an airline,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb admits. For those in the same boat, OpenSky.com is actually a new e-commerce site that offers members (sign-up is free and open to anyone) access to a virtual cabinet of celebrity and expert curators. Members to the site choose the experts—spanning fields from fashion to design to food to fitness and including Julianne Moore, Carolyn Murphy, Lori Goldstein, and more—that most appeal to them, and can then shop items said experts curate for the site. Starting tomorrow, you can count the CFDA among them. As part of a new initiative, OpenSky members will be able to buy exclusive accessories from CFDA members including Diane von Furstenberg, House of Waris’ Waris Ahluwalia, Albertus Swanepoel, Selima Optique, and Fallon’s Dana Lorenz.
“We wanted to start with accessories since American accessories are the best and they never get the spotlight they deserve,” Kolb explains. “But ultimately it is the CFDA’s dream to sell something from all 400 CFDA designers.” Until then, designers like Swanepoel, a milliner, are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. “It is amazing exposure for my small brand,” he says. “I do not currently have e-retailers on board, so this is a first for me.” Here, in this Style.com exclusive video (above), Swanepoel talks about the four exclusive hats he made for the program.
The Rag & Bone guerrilla campaign continues apace, with the release this week of the latest in its models-by-models series: Carolyn Murphy. Following in the footsteps of Karolina Kurkova (who was shot in Ischia by Helena Christensen), Murphy test-drives the Rag & Bone JEAN collection while vacationing with her family. “I shot the photos between family vacations in North Carolina and Montauk,” Murphy told Style.com. “My family has been visiting Nags Head since the 1950′s, to escape their farm in Virginia. Our fondest memories are eating crab legs and flying kites at Kitty Hawk. The newest tradition is Montauk with my daughter. She caught fireflies for the first time and surfed on her own.” The full photo set goes online tomorrow at www.rag-bone.com.
If there’s one thing a top model knows, it’s how to work it in front of the camera—and so for its guerrilla ad campaigns, Rag & Bone has made a specialty of handing the girls the reins and getting out of the way. For the first round of the D.I.Y. Project, as Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright called the project, the designers had Lily Aldridge, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sasha Pivovarova, and Edita Vilkeviciute snap themselves wherever the mood struck—on the beach, in the shower, over tequila shots. “The first time around we didn’t really know what we were going to get, but we ended up with truly compelling photographs from each girl; all very raw, beautiful, and at the same time quite distinct from one another,” Neville said. “The essence of the project is really flipping the traditional photo shoot on its head. We have turned the creative control over to the models and allowed them the freedom to capture themselves as they see fit. That is the glory of the whole thing; we get to see a very specific point of view, exactly how they wanted to be reflected in the images.”
The next round, debuting September 6, brings a new group of models into the fold. Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova, Carolyn Murphy, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls, and Candice Swanepoel are in front of the lens for the Rag & Bone/JEAN collection. Fellow supe Helena Christensen shot Kurkova (above) for the project in the fishing village of Ischia, Italy, where the two were for the Ischia Film and Music Festival. “It was a magical time,” Kurkova told Style.com. “We watched films on an outdoor movie screen just off the sea at night and during the day went sailing, kayaking, swimming in the ocean with my family. It was a perfect place to shoot as it’s a fishing village with lots of charm, character, beautiful views, and salt-of-the-earth people.”
Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a day after Carine Roitfeld announced she’s stepping down from her post at Paris Vogue, London’s Telegraph has rounded up a few candidates who might replace her. Their picks range from the likely (Roitfeld’s second-in-command, Emmanuelle Alt, left) to the less likely (Anna Dello Russo) to the well-actually-that’s-kind-of-inspired (Hedi Slimane). [Telegraph]
Models tend to have good travel tips—they get flown around the world for a living, after all—and Carolyn Murphy’s no exception. The nineties supe chats with the Huffington Post about her favorite global spots, like Bali. [HuffPo]
And speaking of Indonesian hotspots, another one—Jakarta—is playing host to the very first John Hardy store. (The company was founded in Bali.) More stores are planned for Hong Kong, Moscow, and, eventually, the U.S. [WWD]