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August 30 2014

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3 posts tagged "Elle"

Optical Illusions: Liselotte Watkins For Rodebjer

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Liselotte Watkins may be best known for the expressive fashion illustrations she pens for Elle, Vogue, and The New Yorker. But, struck by the holiday spirit, the Swedish artist has teamed up with close pal and frequent collaborator Carin Rodebjer (founder of the Stockholm-based womenswear label of the same name) to create a limited-edition, graphic tromp l’oeil scarf. “It’s always very gratifying to make prints,” says Watkins. “I love printed media and working with magazines. But with clothing prints, you need to add another dimension to the drawings.” Watkins created the accessory’s requisite “depth” by sketching a wide-eyed femme wearing a graphic color-blocked scarf over her shoulders, which flows into the shape of the actual silk scarf Watkins has designed for Rodebjer. The result is a vibrant, surreal accoutrement that its creators note can double as a framed work of art. “I like the meta feeling of it,” Watkins says.

Rodebjer’s Lisolette Watkins scarf is available at www.rodebjer.com

Photo: Liselotte Watkins

Lanvin Joins The Rodeo (Drive, That Is),
The Latest Mag Move, And More…

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The Lanvin juggernaut rolls on: Alber Elbaz has opened the brand’s fourth U.S. flagship on Los Angeles’ Rodeo Boulevard. “L.A. is one of my favorite places in America,” he told Women’s Wear Daily. [WWD]

If you’ve been following glossy moves and trades the way that some follow sports—and we’ve noticed that lately, people are—you’ll be interested to hear that Lagardere has sold Elle and over 100 of its other international titles to Hearst for 651 million euros (about $887 million). [Reuters]

Gemma Ward opens up about her relationship with Heath Ledger in an interview with the Australian press: “There was no one like him—and no one will ever be like him,” she said. “I’m just so grateful I got to meet him and get as close as I did with him.” [Fashion Copious]

And sometimes a hat is not just a hat—like, say, when it suggests a dynastic transfer of dictatorial power in North Korea. According to a former North Korean official quoted in a South Korean newspaper, a recent portrait of Kim Jong-il’s son, Kim Jong-un, wearing the same furry hat as his father means that he’s the next in line for command. “The hat was customized by a foreign master craftsman using top-quality otter fur,” Chosun Ilbo has it. “It’s an unwritten rule that nobody else can wear such a hat , so if Kim Jong-un is also wearing one, it means he has now reached almost the same status as his father.” [Gawker via Racked]

Who Makes Us Run For Cover?

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The latest data from the publishing industry’s Audit Bureau of Circulations is out, WWD reports, and with it some tantalizing news about who really sent magazines flying off the newsstand in 2010 (and who didn’t). Despite some caveats (reporting doesn’t go through every 2010 issue for Condé Nast or Hearst magazines), the runaway winner was Lady Gaga, who graced the best-selling issue of Rolling Stone, the second-best-selling issue of Vanity Fair, and the third-best-selling issue of Elle during the reported period. Joining her in the cover girl pantheon are Rihanna (newsstand magic for GQ and Seventeen) and, believe it or not, Lauren Conrad, who appeared on Glamour‘s September issue, its best-selling of the year through November. Curiously not mentioned is Kim Kardashian, whose nude-and-body-painted cover of W‘s November art issue caused quite a stir. Glamour, at least, is betting on her: The reality starlet appears, in Tom Ford pajamas and a La Perla bra, on the monthly’s new February 2011 issue (left).

Photo: Courtesy of Glamour