July 26 2014

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Vanessa Bruno Pops Over From Paris


Get ready to give Vanessa Bruno a big New York welcome. On February 7, the Paris-based designer will open a pop-up in Soho—a venture that, she says, could be a prelude to a permanent New York store. “Of course we have plans, but I don’t want to rush. And I want to find the right place. I love so many different areas in New York that it’s hard for me to choose,” says the designer of a potential New York outpost. (In addition to ten boutiques in France, Bruno already has stand-alone stores in L.A., London, Spain, Japan, and Australia.)

Bruno, who’s been making regular trips to New York since childhood, loves Manhattan’s melting pot of personalities and styles. She hopes to express this in her store—with a Parisian twist, of course. Stationed in a loft at 131 Greene Street, the two-floor pop-up will feature Bruno’s Spring ’13 collection as well as items from some of the designer’s favorite French shops, like Diptyque (“I love their packaging and I wear their perfume”) and Ladurée (“It’s beautiful, high quality, and their macarons are the typical Parisian sweet”). French film company MK2 will also contribute a special project, and books from Bernard Chauveau will be on offer.

According to Bruno, “nomad” is the concept behind the store, so nothing will be permanent—that includes the walls. Apparently, they’ll all be mobile and printed with Bruno’s ethereal Spring ’13 images of Stella Tennant (above), which were shot by Mark Borthwick. While the boutique certainly has a French focus (“I just wanted to bring the Parisian spirit to New York for a month!” says Bruno) the designer has created one particularly patriotic item: a limited-edition, American flag-embellished version of her signature sequined tote. She’s only made 50—one for each state.

Vanessa Bruno’s pop-up will be located at 131 Greene Street and runs from February 7 through February 26.

Photo:Mark Borthwick

Shopping Down To The Wire


The clock is ticking. You’ve read umpteen gift guides (maybe umpteen million), made your list, checked it twice, and still, if you’re anything like us, you are a few presents short. There’s still time if you race. Here’s what we at are coveting to give and get—and racing out of the office a few minutes early this afternoon to scoop up in the last shopping hours before the big day.

I’m in home mood, so anything and everything for the my home is what I’m looking for: cool vases from Kelly Wearstler or Aerin, candy dishes by Alexandra von Furstenberg, or this super luxe large candle by Diptyque.—Marina Larroude, market director

“This year I’m all about books. I’m giving people first editions—for instance, I found a not-that-expensive copy of Cecil Beaton’s 1937 scrapbook, signed, in great condition. For myself, I’d love almost any book from the LN-CC collection; top of the list is A Series of Unfortunate Events, Michael Wolf’s book of Google street-view photos, and Roxane by Viviane Sassen.—Maya Singer, special projects editor

“I’ve been eyeing Lanvin’s Eyes and Mouth chain-link necklace for months. I’m on a surreal kick at the moment and have developed a deep appreciation for accessories that walk the line between brilliant and bizarre.”—Katharine Zarrella, associate news editor

“I would love to receive this beautiful Pierre Balmain studded sandal to rock to my holiday party!”—Jocelyn Lin, web designer

“I need a new wallet really badly. I’ve been using my favorite color-blocked Comme des Garçons coin case for the past year—and I love it—but it’s ridiculous how long it takes me to find things in there. When I first saw this Proenza Schouler wallet in the window of the store on Madison Avenue, I knew I found my match.—Jessica Minkoff, assistant editor

“One of my pet peeves is IOUs on big gift-giving days: Your present didn’t get delivered yet, they were out of your size so I backordered, blah blah blah. Unless the delayed gratification is part of the point. That’s why I love giving subscriptions as gifts—Cook’s Illustrated, the New York Review of Books, 032c, Port… Disbelieve all rumors that print is dead. And not only is gifting subscriptions a nice way to bolster the trembling print media industry, but doing so also accommodates procrastinators like myself. No one knows I gave up the search and bought the gift morning of. And no one has to.”—Matthew Schneier, deputy editor

Photos: Courtesy Photo

From Miami, With Love


Beach weather is on the way. Tomas Maier—he of the eponymous swim label, as well as creative director of Bottega Veneta—is at the ready. In time for the season, Maier has relaunched the Web shop of his Miami-based label with new and expanded offerings: the new Spring ’12 TM collection, online now, and for the first time, the mix of curated and often exclusive Maier and third-party products previously only available in his Miami, Palm Beach, and Hamptons stores. They include all of Maier’s men’s shirting, women’s shirtdresses, mohair blankets, and hand-woven Sardinian bags, as well as jewelry, sandals, and candles and scents by Diptyque, Ciré Trudon, and Serge Lutens. “I decided to offer the entire store experience to my clients,” Maier told, “as our stores are not located in typical shopping destinations.” Not for long. Maier revealed that he’s hoping to open a store in Manhattan this fall.

Photo: Courtesy of Tomas Maier

London Fashion Week Is Off To A Royal Start


Nothing like a royal benediction to kick off fashion week, and last night, that’s exactly what London got. At the lawn of Clarence House (Prince Charles’ London pad), Mayor Boris Johnson, Livia Firth (the eco-minded Mrs. Colin), Laura Bailey and a smattering of ladies, lords and baronets attended an eco-sustainable fashion show, presented as part of the Prince’s START festival. (For those not in the know, the old guy is rather a hippie where the environment is concerned.) Appropriate pieces from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and Emma Watson’s collection for People Tree hit the catwalk, with Erin O’Connor leading the way. The garments were made of recycled fabrics, buttons, and military-issue shirts. (Scratch that, the Prince’s people are calling it “upcycled” rather than “recycled”—upcycled is “the more fashionable cousin.”) The whole thing charmingly embodied England’s old post-war credo of “make do and mend.”

Speaking of making do, who couldn’t make do with a vending machine that sells couture instead of M&M’s?  LOVE‘s Katie Grand and Selfridges got together to create such a vending machine, which will be housed for the duration of LFW in the lobby of the swankiest hotel in London, St Martin’s Lane. (Appropriate, considering it’s the temporary home to tons of visiting editors, models, photogs, buyers, and fashion clients.) Grand ran riot through Selfridges and cherry-picked her favorite items for the 32-slot LOVE Machine (below). It dispenses a Stella McCartney Falabella bag (left), an Alexander Wang leather and sequin dress, a one-off pair of Rick Owens trainers customized by Chrome Hearts, exclusive Dior nail polishes, Diptyque Mimosa candles exclusive to Selfridges in their signature yellow, and for the gents, Falke’s new “secret socks” for men. A word to the wise, though: Know your size. It’s tough to return an item to a vending machine.

Photos: Courtesy of LOVE

Cynthia Rowley And Friends Take Montauk


It’s now past noon on Friday of Memorial Day weekend, which means one thing: The L.I.E. is probably already jammed bumper-to-bumper with New Yorkers headed for the Hamptons. When you finally make it out there, at least, you’ll have the reward of Cynthia Rowley’s new Montauk store, which opens this weekend. The vibe of the store—not a pop-up, by the way; it’ll be open year-round—is laid-back and understated, in keeping with Montauk’s status as the un-Hamptons Hampton. “We wanted to be respectful of the chill, rustic vibe of Montauk, where there are no chains—no Starbucks and no McDonalds,” Rowley says. “I just wanted a tiny little shop that would be more relaxed than the rest of the Hamptons.” Inside, you’ll find all of Rowley’s collections, including her recent ones with Roxy, and a special surfboard she customized with Thomas Meyerhoffer, plus a few items from friends and well-wishers, like laser-cut necklaces by Waris Ahluwalia and candles from Diptyque, CR’s neighbor in the West Village. The gang’s-all-here ethos goes further than a few pieces in-store, too: A small shed outside the shop will be given to a revolving cast of friends to take over as a pop-up, including Chrissie Miller of Sophomore (evidently, this is the Montauk space she mentioned last week); Aaron “A-Ron” Bondaroff; and Brooklynite gourmand William Brown, who’ll stock it with his homemade snacks and jams.

Cynthia Rowley, 696 Montauk Highway, Montauk, N.Y., (631) 668-8076.

Photo: Courtesy of Cynthia Rowley