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July 23 2014

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20 posts tagged "Dana Lorenz"

Crystal Renn is Fenton’s Fall Femme

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Fenton's Fall '13 ads

Lensed by Hugh Lippe, Fenton’s Fall campaign takes a cue from the dark, dreamy opulence of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. And who better to star in the cinematic snaps than twenty-first-century femme fatale Crystal Renn? “I immediately thought of this Dorothy Vallens-type woman from Blue Velvet, mixed with a kind of Alexis Carrington,” Fenton designer Dana Lorenz said of the shots. “I thought of a voyeuristic view on this woman either packing and leaving her lover or going on a midnight rendezvous.” Get a first look at Renn posing with Fenton’s latest baubles in the campaign’s exclusive debut here.

Fenton's Fall '13 ads

On Our Radar: Fenton’s Pre-Fall Chain Mail

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Inspired by botany and the weeping willow, Fenton’s pre-fall ’13 jewelry boasts an irresistible hard-soft duality. Case in point: this mesh-and-pearl necklace that fuses delicate femininity with a dark, almost eerie edge. “I love the idea of balancing out the structure of our signature bondage wrapped chokers with the ease of the fabric-like metal mesh,” says Fenton designer Dana Lorenz. “I imagine this piece, part of our new cultured pearl collection, paired with a menswear look or tuxedo jacket, à la Katharine Hepburn or Greta Garbo.” We think it would look romantic if worn with Alexander Wang’s geometric pre-fall separates. Or, on Lorenz’s advice, it’s the perfect accessory to pair with a tailored men’s suit, if you’re daring enough to jump on fall’s gender-bending bandwagon.

Photo: Courtesy of Fenton

Eliza Cummings Fronts Fenton Spring ’13

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For Fenton designer Dana Lorenz’s Spring ’13 ad campaign, it was model Eliza Cummings or bust. “We had to have her,” Lorenz tells Style.com. “She flew in for one day to NYC specifically to walk Marc Jacobs, and we made it work to shoot her in the few hours before her call time.” Here, Style.com has the exclusive first look at the campaign (lensed by Sharif Hamza), featuring Fenton’s newest candylike, oversized baubles—a departure from some of her more gothic turns in past seasons . “I really wanted to convey a sense of strength and color this season,” the designer explains of the collection, highlighting the geometric Shinde pendant. “I looked to the oversized, structured jewelry of Ambaji Shinde for Harry Winston from the fifties and sixties and the geometric, illusion-esque formica works from Richard Artschwager.” Look out for the collection on her newly launched e-commerce site FentonUSA.com this spring.

Photo: Sharif Hamza / Courtesy of Fenton

Designers Celebrate Christmas In July With eBay

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“I’m a total eBay-phile,” said Chris Benz (pictured) at last night’s midtown cocktail party to fête the behemoth retailer’s latest buzzy collaboration, the eBay Holiday Collective. Benz, along with Billy Reid, Jonathan Adler, Steven Alan, Fallon’s Dana Lorenz, Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, and Tibi’s Amy Smilovic, were on hand to present their limited-edition capsule collections for the megabrand, which ranges from silk twill pajamas to canvas travel accessories. “I wanted to give the eBay customer a real sense of what I do,” said Lorenz, who used crystals and gold-plated pyramids to recreate her signature chunky necklaces. “It’s a punk-princess look.”

Although the seven designers turned out to tout their own lines, each admitted to routinely trolling the site for vintage duds and mid-century finds. “I have a serious paint-by-numbers collection,” revealed Wolk, whose Spring 2009 print was informed by the kitschy tableaux of the forties and fifties. Some even scour the site for transportation vehicles. (Reid recently acquired a 24-foot pontoon boat from the e-tailer, which he docks at his Florence, Alabama, home.)

“I went through a serious eBay addiction, so I’m happy to get a few shekels back,” quipped Adler, who created silver studded frames for the collection. The interior design magnate’s tip to scoring big online? “Misspelling. If you’re in the market for Bulgari, spell it with a ‘v.’ It’s amazing what you’ll find.” The Holiday Collective, which ranges from $50 to $100, will be available on eBay starting November 12.

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

OpenSky’s The Limit

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“Up until six months ago, I thought OpenSky was an airline,” CFDA CEO Steven Kolb admits. For those in the same boat, OpenSky.com is actually a new e-commerce site that offers members (sign-up is free and open to anyone) access to a virtual cabinet of celebrity and expert curators. Members to the site choose the experts—spanning fields from fashion to design to food to fitness and including Julianne Moore, Carolyn Murphy, Lori Goldstein, and more—that most appeal to them, and can then shop items said experts curate for the site. Starting tomorrow, you can count the CFDA among them. As part of a new initiative, OpenSky members will be able to buy exclusive accessories from CFDA members including Diane von Furstenberg, House of Waris’ Waris Ahluwalia, Albertus Swanepoel, Selima Optique, and Fallon’s Dana Lorenz.

“We wanted to start with accessories since American accessories are the best and they never get the spotlight they deserve,” Kolb explains. “But ultimately it is the CFDA’s dream to sell something from all 400 CFDA designers.” Until then, designers like Swanepoel, a milliner, are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. “It is amazing exposure for my small brand,” he says. “I do not currently have e-retailers on board, so this is a first for me.” Here, in this Style.com exclusive video (above), Swanepoel talks about the four exclusive hats he made for the program.