August 22 2014

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41 posts tagged "Charlotte Olympia"

Now Coveting: Market Director Marina Larroude’s Closet, And More of Today’s Top Stories

-------’s market director, Marina Larroude, opened up her closet to The Coveteur. Check out her collection of pieces from Repossi, Mary Katrantzou, Manolo Blahnik, and more. [The Coveteur]

In honor of this weekend’s Diamond Jubilee, Charlotte Olympia has crafted a special version of her Pandora box clutch. The bag features a Union Jack clasp and gilded detailing with the usual trio of interchangeable cloth wallets and will be available in all Charlotte Olympia boutiques in London and New York City. []

Coco Rocha certainly made a good impression on Dennis Basso at the Met gala. Less than a month after the event, the designer has tapped Rocha as the face of his Fall collection, explaining that he “fell in love with” the model and the pantsuit she was wearing—a purchase made at the Elizabeth Taylor auction. [Page Six]

You won’t have to travel all the way to Paris to find Hedi Slimane hard at work. The new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent has decided to make his studio in L.A., where he relocated in 2007 after leaving Dior Homme, his home base. Slimane follows the footsteps of Celine designer Phoebe Philo, who works on the Paris-based brand from London. [Vogue U.K.]

Emma Watson and Rihanna were spotted in New Orleans on the set of their new film, The End of the World, a Seth Rogan-directed comedy set for release in 2013. The ladies star alongside James Franco, Jonah Hill, and Jason Segel, who (in the film) all attend a party at Franco’s house when the apocalypse strikes. We wouldn’t mind an invite to that shindig. [Vogue U.K.]




Photo: Courtesy of The Coveteur


Cannes Ready


The truth is, I’ll be home in New York this weekend, taking long walks in Central Park and having friends over for a barbecue. But a girl can dream. And where I’d really like to be spending my weekend (and, what the hell, next week) is Cannes.

What to pack for the French Riviera? Neon and zebra-print K. Jacques St. Tropez flat sandals ($315) to wear with an all-white outfit, or to pair with crazy printed cotton pants. And this Proenza Schouler boho dress ($1,650) is perfect to wear from the pool to cocktails. For evening, I’ll take my inspiration from Giovanna Battaglia, who was the star of the Cannes red carpet last year at the amfAR gala—I would go with vintage, in my case, this Chanel one-shoulder gown from 1986 ($2,298) with a couple of bows in the back and peplum on the waist. To finish the look, Irene Neuwirth‘s black and diamond earrings (price on request) would bring it all up to date, as would my customized Charlotte Olympia clutch ($745), embroidered with my name.

Photos: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter (K. Jacques); Courtesy of Barneys New York (Proenza Schouler); Courtesy of 1stdibs (Chanel); Courtesy of Irene Neuwirth; Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia

The Farrow Way


Linda Farrow’s Westway dance party lived up to its name at last night’s bash, luring a group of fashion insiders ready to show off their moves in the old strip joint and fête the end of New York fashion week. As expected, the party was off to a late start thanks to a string of other shindigs around town, but as the clock struck twelve, guests began to filter through the door, including Phillip Lim, Richard Chai, and The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus. If the mood was a little more subdued than usual, chalk it up to being situated at the tail end of a long and party-filled week. The boite’s co-owner Matt Kliegman admitted he was still recovering from its new Tuesday night installment dubbed Westgay at Westway, which boasts go-go dancers and a custom neon pink sign with the party’s moniker.

Missing from last night’s scene? Recent collaborator Prabal Gurung, who was celebrating his ICB collection across town and who revived Spring’s oversize sunnies for Fall. (The Blade Runner-esque shades made such an impression on Anna Dello Russo that she swiped a pair from the runway to wear tout de suite.)

“What’s amazing about working with Prabal is he knows exactly what he wants,” said the label’s global marketing director, Tracy Sedino (left, with Lim), who has helmed the eyewear label’s recent buzzy collaborations, which include Alexander Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and The Row. “Other designers usually take vintage frames and rework them, but with Prabal, he literally sketched the design from his imagination; we just helped bring it to life.” Even with New York fashion week winding down, the British cult brand is just getting started—tomorrow Team Farrow jets back to London to launch the latest capsule collections for Jeremy Scott and Charlotte Olympia. As for the latter’s inspiration? “Ostrich feathers and long legs.”

Photo: Benjamin Lozovsky/

Burton, Beckham, Kane, And More Take The BFAs


Tonight in London, the British Fashion Council hosted its annual British Fashion Awards, with Kate Moss, Samantha Cameron, Colin Firth, and Marc Jacobs all on hand. Check back tomorrow for our complete coverage of the party scene. In the meantime, this year’s winners are below. A new category, the New Establishment, was created this year to recognize, in the words of the BFC, “a particular movement in British fashion that is taking the industry by storm”; Christopher Kane received the inaugural award. And for the second year running, the British Style Award, voted on by the public, went to Alexa Chung.

Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Menswear Designer of the Year: Kim Jones
Accessory Designer of the Year: Charlotte Dellal for Charlotte Olympia
Designer Brand of the Year: Victoria Beckham
Model of the Year: Stella Tennant

Emerging Talent—Womenswear: Mary Katrantzou
Emerging Talent—Menswear: Christopher Raeburn
Emerging Talent—Accessories: Tabitha Simmons

New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury, Gainsbury and Whiting
Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney
Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Award: Sir Paul Smith
British Style Award: Alexa Chung

Photo: Mike Marsland / Wireimage

4,000 Reasons to Stay in Today


Presenting the Spring 2012 Accessories Index. For our seasonal compendium of all things bag, shoe, and jewel, senior market editor Marina Larroudé scoured the market for the best of the best—and came away with more than 4,000 of Spring’s finest. This season’s guide is bigger than ever, with new brands including Charlotte Olympia (above), Giuseppe Zanotti, and R&Y Augousti for shoes and bags, and Repossi and Ileana Makri for the Row for jewelry. Click here to browse through all the offerings, and don’t miss our Top 10 Accessories of the season, straight from the pages of, too.

Photo: Courtesy of Charlotte Olympia