32 posts tagged "Charlotte Dellal"
Lily Allen and her sister, Sarah Owen (left), first dipped a toe into the waters of vintage with a cherry-picked collection of the best archival pieces they could find. When that was met with avid interest from Allen’s international fan base, the sisters went one step further, creating a vintage-inspired standalone line, Lucy in Disguise, which officially bowed in London last night. The 18-piece range, which includes a flowy maxi dress, a sparkly jumpsuit, and a retro mini sailor suit (strictly for the daring), will be available at Shopbop in the U.S., Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, and Harvey Nichols in the U.K., where the star-studded event was held last night. Again, the fans came out to cheer—this time, Chloe Moretz, Charlotte Dellal, Lulu Kennedy, and more.
Allen has been warmly embraced by members of the fashion set, including Karl Lagerfeld, who cast her in a Chanel campaign. Did she turn to him or any other fashion mentor for design guidance? “Not really,” she said. “Vintage is nothing new for them. They are always looking for inspiration from vintage clothing, and us too. We are pretty much obsessed by vintage—at this point, that must seem pretty obvious.”
Also pretty obvious is Allen’s day job, effervescent popster. We had to wonder—would she wear pieces from the collection onstage? “I think my sister would kill me if I tried to style her!” Owen laughed. But Lily herself, in a sparkle cardigan and long dress from the collection, sets the record straight: “Not true—but the fact is I am on jumping around on stage all the time. If I wore a maxi dress on stage, me being me, I would be tripping over myself half the time.” After a bit of quick conferring, a consensus between the two was reached: “The little tops and T-shirts. Yes—those would work very well on stage.”
For the film presenting her Fall 2011 collection, Charlotte Dellal of Charlotte Olympia turned to one of her great obsessions for inspiration: Agatha Christie.
“I am a serious Agatha Christie fan, and I used certain novels and characters as a starting point,” she says of To Die For, her noirish, three-minute short, written and directed by London-based filmmaker Jam. “The film was a way to describe the collection; obviously, shoes don’t get their own runway show, so I was looking for a way to get the feel of the collection across. Of course, it is all quite tongue-in-cheek, a bit surreal, and hopefully quite sexy.” English model Portia Freeman plays the lead. “She completely embodies the Charlotte Olympia woman,” Dellal raves. “She is not just a pretty face; she has a lot of character.” And, it goes without saying, great shoes. Poirot never had footwear like this.
The film debuts at Dellal’s launch party-cum-presentation tonight, but we’ve got the first glimpse exclusively here on Style.com.
Diane von Furstenberg wants you! To vote for her DVF People’s Voice award, that is. The inspiring, do-gooding nominees for the annual award are now on the designer’s Web site. Zeinab Eyega (of the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women), Lyn Pentecost (of the Lower East Side Girl’s Club), Taryn Davis (of the American Widow Project), Susannah Shakow (of Running Start), and Malika Saada Saar (of the Rebecca Project) are all in the running. The winner will be named at the second DVF Awards in March. [DVF]
Helmut Lang’s Nicole and Michael Colovos have designed their first-ever handbag (left), and they’re kicking off the accessories’ entrée with an exclusive pre-sale on Barneys’ Facebook page starting Thursday, February 3. It beats hoofing it in the snow to Barneys for the brick-and-mortar debut on February 5. [Barneys]
The next issue of VMan—on stands on February 10—will kick off the latest VMan Ford Model search. Past searches have brought you some of the bigger recent stars of the men’s modeling world, including Aiden Andrews, AJ Abualrub, and Southern boy Petey. [VMan]
And today at British Vogue, Charlotte Dellal takes over the daily-outfit-diary reins of “Today I’m Wearing” from model Tali Lennox. For her first day, Dellal’s got on a Lindsey Thornburg dress, her own Charlotte Olympia Bowie (hmm, a trend?) striped ankle boots, a leotard from Princesse Tam Tam, and her signature red lipstick by Illamasqua. [Vogue U.K.]