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PYTs Kick Off LFW

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London has been in an uncharacteristic slumber for the past few months, and all that pent up demand for action and partying exploded at the Lacoste VIP Trunk show at Claridge’s Saturday afternoon. An A-list of new generation stars—Daisy Lowe, Amber Le Bon (daughter of Duran Duran’s Simon), Pixie Geldof, Olga Kurylenko, and Rosamund Pike—clinked champagne glasses while bedraggled fashion journos from New York checked into the hotel for the kick-off to London Fashion Week. So what is everyone looking forward to this week? Model and budding designer Ben Grimes, Richard Nicoll’s muse, had an answer: “Definitely Julien Macdonald. There are so many exciting things going on in his company, and everybody is dying to see how it will all translate. With what is going on in the economy, he just represents hope.” Cheers.

Pixie, Lydia, and Daisy: Not Just Campaign Pals

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Pringle of Scotland (founded in 1815!) has been massaging its reputation as a stodgy heritage brand for a few years now. Its new Spring ad campaign starring Pixie Geldof, Lydia Hearst, and Daisy Lowe (at left) is another step in the direction of It-ness and hot-ness. “We wanted it to feel young, fresh, and very British,” says creative director Clare Waight Keller of the black-and-white Steven Meisel images. “What I like is that there is a reality behind it. These girls are friends and were not just pulled together for an ad campaign.” (Hearst is American. Not that we’re splitting campaign hairs.) Now that the cockles of your heart are warmed, you can do some work on the rest of your body by buying some cashmere. Did we mention they’ve been making it since 1815?

Photo: Steven Meisel / Courtesy of Pringle of Scotland

where there’s smoke, there’s a delinquent art dealer

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Daisy Lowe and Will Blondelle are among the people we’ve spotted queuing up for a fag at Norma Jean’s controversial smoking-booths installation, The Straight Story at the Frieze Art Fair. The anonymous artist, whose identity was born on the day Marilyn Monroe died and who’s got a reputation for outrageousness (making cheese from breast milk, for example, and staging orgies), furnished three booths with a single chair, a metal ashtray, and a watercooler, so that fairgoers could pretend to be cubical workers irreverently bucking the smoking ban. It was rumored that the installation, which is part of the Frieze Projects section curated by Neville Wakefield, was going to be censored by city authorities because it violated the ban. But some of London’s heavy-hitting art figures, including the Serpentine’s Julia Peyton-Jones and the Hayward’s Ralph Rugoff, came to Jean’s defense. The work was clearly a big hit with dealers jonesing for a break from the bleak task of trying to sell art. But after a while, we noticed that more than a few truly irreverent attendees were smoking away from the booths. Said one collector as she hid her Dunhill behind her back, “The line is too long, and I need a nicotine hit more than I need to be part of art.”

 

Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

 

news brief

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Wearing underwear as outerwear is nothing new. Exposed bra straps date at least as far back as Madonna in her Desperately Seeking Susan days. Exposed underpants are a rather newer development, but there’s no denying that briefs are a bona fide trend. In the last few weeks, we’ve spotted party girls Liz Goldwyn, Juliette Lewis, and Daisy Lowe modeling them over black hose. And if designers have their way, we’ll be working the look sans tights come spring. Glorified panties—the term “short shorts” does not do them justice—were all over the runways, everywhere from Marni to MaxMara to Marc Jacobs. Will you dare to go bare? Let us know.

Photo: Liz Goldwyn: Max Montingelli/SGP; Juliette Lewis: Getty Images; Daisy Lowe: Rex USA

blasblog: wet locks? make like the euros

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While the rest of the fashion world was–to put it lightly–irritated by today’s less-than-pleasant weather conditions, we found one girl who was using the downpours to her advantage. Daisy Lowe, BrIt girl and current squeeze of superstar producer and part-time DJ Mark Ronson, appeared at the Alexander Wang show with messy, wet hair. “You have to work with what you got,” she said, shaking out the raven mane she had worked on the Charlotte Ronson runway just a few hours earlier. “I didn’t have an umbrella.” She wasn’t the only girl who arrived with damp, tattered locks: Both Wang’s pal Alice Dellal and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld showed up looking weathered, literally. “And we even had umbrellas,” Restoin-Roitfeld said. “They didn’t help much.” Ah, the Euros know the importance of nonchalance.

—Derek Blasberg