47 posts tagged "Chloe"
Everywhere I go, I’m seeing mini bags. It always makes me wonder what you can actually fit in them—a lipstick and some keys? But here’s something you can: Chloé’s new folding Dionée sunglasses, which bend down into a tiny little package and fit in their adorable egg-shaped case. (They’re the first foldable sunglasses the label has made, and their compact size makes them perfect for traveling, too.) Ever since I first laid eyes on them, I’ve been obsessed. I love the utility of the foldable shape, but even more than that, I love the round, retro style. It will go perfectly with my long summer dresses and work equally well in early fall, when I change my daily uniform to high-waisted pants and button-downs.
Chloé Dionée folding sunglasses, $398, available now at Chloé stores nationwide, chloe.com
Recession-no-more sign #5,788: Balenciaga will open its first freestanding men’s store in Paris this week. [WWD]
Sure to rile the modelizers: Lily Cole (pictured) may retire from modeling for acting if the right role comes along. So…steady on, then? [Vogue U.K.]
Roberto Cavalli created a new corporate logo to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his label. Amazingly, it includes no animal print at all. [Racked]
T introduces us to Sophie Hicks, former fashion editor (British Vogue), current architect (of 100 Chloé boutiques), occasional Fellini star (in 1986′s Intervista), fellow suit fanatic. [The Moment]
Forget the eagle—the camel has landed. The neutral so took over the runways for Spring 2010 that it feels omnipresent, and the season’s barely begun. There’s not a girl I know who isn’t planning some dromedary debut, whether it’s a Celine coat or a pair of Chloé trousers. Hey, no objections here. But what about us guys? To me at least, a camel coat just doesn’t feel as fresh for men. That’s why I’m planning to leave the toppers to the ladies and invest in accessories. I love this sandy ruck sack from the Singaporean brand Raoul. The shape’s a bit more mature than some of the more schoolboyish options, though the collegiate spirit is intact—fit for an upperclassman, say. With its classic shape, I could see even a tomboy tossing it on over her slouchy blazer. But c’mon, girls—don’t you have options enough of your own?
Raoul rucksack, $336, for more information, call (212) 206-8264 or visit www.raoul.com.
The new age of media, part 1: Longtime W creative director Dennis Freedman will leave the magazine. [WWD]
The new age of media, part 2: The Times takes a moment to celebrate these rising young stars called bloggers! Have you ever heard of such a thing? But we are glad to see Fashionologie‘s Tommye Fitzpatrick get a deserved nod. [NYT]
News that should make the tweens of the world squeal: Blair Waldorf will wear Matthew Williamson (pictured) in an upcoming episode of Gossip Girl, and Williamson is returning the favor by having GG costume designer Eric Daman do the windows of his Meatpacking District store. [WWD]
The Richemont Group—which owns Cartier, Chloé, and Dunhill—has officially made a £350 million offer to buy Net-a-Porter. We could make some corporate comment, but really, more Chloé on N-a-P doesn’t bother us a bit. [Vogue U.K.]
Last week, we previewed a sketch of Nicholas Kirkwood’s Alice in Wonderland-inspired heels, made on commission for the French department store Printemps, which is giving over its windows to all things Alice through March. (Sad to say, they’re window-only—you’ll have to find another pair to wear to the theater.) For the installation, Kirkwood is joined by Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, Bernhard Willhelm, Charles Anastase, Christopher Kane, Chloé, Haider Ackermann, Manish Arora, and Maison Martin Margiela, each of whom were given a window to fill as they saw fit. The windows went up this week in Paris. Below, Style.com takes a tour through the various Wonderlands and asks a few of the participating designers and design teams about their trip there.
The windows are on view through March 14 at Printemps, 64 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, 33-1-42-82-57-87, www.printemps.fr.
“I think my favorite Alice character is the March Hare. You can see I’ve made his watch rather prominent. This was a different design process for me, because I’m not usually so applicative—typically, I’m thinking about line, silhouette. But this time, I figured, why not just pile as much as I can on top?” —Nicholas Kirkwood
“I went to John Tenniel’s original illustration of Alice for inspiration. She’s seated at a table having tea, and her dress looks much more asymmetrical and theatrical than that boring Walt Disney version. It was also an auto-reference to my collections, as Lewis Carroll’s work has been one of the main inspirations of my label since its creation. Alice Liddell, the real little girl with long dark hair who inspired Carroll, is one of the very few icons that I have. The pictures of her are a constant inspiration for me.” —Charles Anastase
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