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On Our Radar: Beach Totes


July is coming to a close and for many of us, days at the beach this summer are numbered. I already have my go-to suits and oversized sun hats for this summer, but I’m still on the hunt for the perfect beach tote. While designers (and by default, editors) have been gravitating toward more compact, small bags in recent seasons, the beach tote is generally the exception. Sunscreen, towels, brush, summer reads, sarong—they all have to fit in there. Above, a few of my top picks for toting to Montauk this weekend.

Clockwise from top left, above: Missoni Lipki tote, $315, available at; Newbark weekend woven canvas and leather tote, $950, available at; Matador Direct Gang Gang Dance tote, $25, available at; Club Monaco tote, $49, for store locations; eBay x CFDA “You Can’t Fake Fashion” tote, $35, available at

Photos: Courtesy of Net-a-Porter; Courtesy of Opening Ceremony; Courtesy of Club Monaco; Courtesy of the CFDA

By The Grace Of Lace, Skyler’s Twitter Debut, A Taylor Tribute Gains Steam, And More…


Club Monaco is officially on the hunt for a new member. The retailer announced today that it has parted ways with its men’s designer, Thom Browne alum Tim Farah. [WWD]

In happier news, Rachel Zoe has introduced the world to her baby, Skyler Morrison Berman. How? By Twitter, of course. [Fashionologie]

One happy upshot of the return to ladylike chic? A boon for the traditional French lacemaking industry, as The Wall Street Journal reports. (At left, a fetish-y take on lace at Marc Jacobs.) [WSJ]

And speaking of Zoe progeny, her former assistant/sidekick/BFF Brad Goreski has big news of his own: a brand-new, bouncing…TV show. Bravo has announced it will start production on It’s a Brad World. [Just Jared]

Will Liz Taylor get a West Hollywood street named after her? According to L.A. Weekly, requests are flooding city offices—though, as Gawker notes, fitting Elizabeth Taylor Hilton Wilding Todd Fisher Burton Burton Warner Fortensky Ave. on a street sign may pose a bit of a challenge. [Gawker]

Photo: Monica Feudi /

Heeeere’s Johnnie
(A.K.A. The Virgins’ Donald Cumming)


Club Monaco continues its streak of high-profile lookbook and campaign shooters this season, hiring Ryan McGinley to lens its Spring 2011 ads. It’s tapped top talent, too: Lauren Hutton, Lou Doillon, Tali Lennox, and the Virgins’ Donald Cumming all appear in the spots. But they’ve also got starring roles in the behind-the-scenes video by Tracy Antonopoulos debuting exclusively here on Cumming stars not as a rocker frontman or a model, but as a wayward videographer named Johnnie who, while napping during a shoot, dreams of a Doillon romance. And when he wakes up…well, let’s just say dreams can come true.

Fit To Be Tied


It seems like all of a sudden, summer’s here—the official start date (June 21, if you’re counting) is a few days off, but the temperatures are up, the days are long, and, barometer of barometers, Club Monaco is once again hosting its on-site beach boutiques at select locations. The retailers warm-weather collections are all on offer, of course, but we’re just as excited for the addition of some a few new lines, too. Bikinis from Paula Hermanny’s ViX swimwear line, in particular, are sexy staples direct from Brazil—a country that knows a thing or two about looking good on the beach. In the throes of World Cup fever, it’s a good reminder that Kaka isn’t its only fine-looking export.

Club Monaco’s beach boutiques are now open at select locations, including stores in NYC, Boston, L.A., Miami, and Santa Monica. For more information, visit

Photo: Courtesy of Club Monaco

Quiet On The Set, Please, Someone’s Butt Is Getting Bit


Club Monaco has leapt into spring with help from an old hand, 80-year-old photographer Bert Stern. The lensman—best known for his photographs of Marilyn Monroe—shot the brand’s latest campaign, and blowups of the resulting black-and-white images loomed over the party Club Monaco threw last night at its Fifth Avenue boutique.

Known as a creator of classy, feminine photographs but not necessarily as a people person, Stern spent most of the evening downstairs in the quieter men’s department; upstairs, the swirl included jewelry designer Eddie Borgo and style documentarians Scott Schuman and Garance Doré. Lorenzo Martone found himself toting around Jessica White’s bag while she did some shopping. “Light-colored things,” White (pictured, right) explained. “I like very dark colors, but I’m going to lighten up my hair for the springtime—it’s going to be a reddish-brown. So it’s about soft, neutral colors.”

While her friend and fellow model Irina Shayk (pictured, left) wandered off with the personal shopper they were sharing, White recounted getting in trouble not so long ago for racy pictures leaked from the set of the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. “We did a sandwich position where the photographer and the makeup artist were biting my buttocks. People took it really seriously. I had to make a public statement. So now I won’t allow people to take photographs on set anymore. They can’t photograph me getting my butt bit,” she explained. Presumably, that’s never been an issue for Stern.

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