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Gearing Up For Fashion’s Night Out

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Wherever you are on September 8, odds are good that you’ll be able to partake in the third annual Fashion’s Night Out, the up-all-night (or close to it) shopping event that’s become a mainstay of the September shows during New York fashion week. Today, the Web site for this year’s festivities launches at www.fashionsnightout.com, with details on events planned in New York, throughout the U.S., in cities across the globe, and—now more than ever—at online merchants, as well. (Net-a-Porter, Gilt Groupe, and Shopbop are all participating.) New York in particular will be a designer and celebrity destination: Smaller stores will host Champagne fêtes with exclusive products and deals (including the new Fashion’s Night Out collection of tees and totes), while larger stores are holding multi-event parties. (Bergdorf’s will celebrate its 30th anniversary of carrying Michael Kors, while a few floors below, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa will host a designers-and-their-dogs fashion show; Bloomingdale’s will debut the new Alexander Wang x Dockers chinos, the collaboration initiated by Wang’s GQ Best New Menswear Designer award win, with Rachel Zoe and Erin Wasson holding court on other floors; Tilda Swinton and Central Saint Martins’ Louise Wilson will join new Pringle of Scotland designer Alistair Carr at Saks; and Solange Knowles will drop by Lord & Taylor to spin a set.) A still-evolving list is now online, and New Yorkers can use the site to plan their own itineraries or download FNO apps for their smart phones. Remember, it’s important to stay hydrated when you’re multitasking—which is why we’re especially glad to find Bruce Weber and Nan Bush hosting a refresher at the Standard’s Biergarten.

How JPG Sweetened the Deal for Erin O’Connor, Karl Lights Up, Wasson’s Woodstock Dreams, And More…

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Models eating macarons before a runway show? It happened. Before nineties catwalk staple Erin O’Connor made her catwalk return in Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall ’11 Couture show yesterday, she says the designer fed her the French cookies to give her a boost. Last night, O’Connor took to the runway again for Natalia Vodianova’s charity show. [Vogue.U.K.]

In Coco news: Karl Lagerfeld explains the thinking behind his elaborate, light-up Couture show. [Chanel]

Erin Wasson unveiled her ready-to-wear collection for Zadig & Voltaire in Paris yesterday. Of her sixties and seventies rock inspiration for the collection, the model says, “I wish I was there at Woodstock. I wish that I was sitting on a tour van with a bunch of musicians.” [WWD]

House of Harlow 1960 and Winter Kate founder Nicole Richie has a new title to add to the list. Richie and Jessica Simpson have both been announced as judges on NBC’s upcoming Fashion Star, along with host Elle Macpherson. [Page Six]

Photos: Andrew H. Walker/ Getty Images

Be Sure To Wear Flowers (Or Horns) In Your Hair

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What indie princess’ wardrobe is complete without a statement headpiece? Enter Chase Cohl, the 23-year-old one-woman show behind Littledoe. Cohl handcrafts custom clothing and accessories from unique materials—everything from moss branches and Moroccan metals to bird pelts—as well as plenty of haute hippie headgear. The headpieces, which are apparently quite popular with L.A.’s bridal set, as well as Cohl’s raw crystal jewelry, plumed hats, and floral lingerie, belie a lifelong fascination with American Indian culture. The antler crown (above) was inspired by the indigenous mythology behind mystic animal hybrids, in this case a deer-woman. Littledoe, which Cohl started after a friend was photographed in one of her floral hair wreaths, has been featured in Vogue España and The New York Times, and Erin Wasson is a professed fan. But Cohl is a singer-songwriter foremost and plans to keep Littledoe on a small scale (all the more reason to stock up now, we say). Next week, www.littledoeislove.com will be equipped for e-commerce; it’s available now at Church boutique in L.A. and the Black Tag in Manhattan. Prices range from $300 to $1,000.

Photo: Courtesy of Little Doe

Zadig & Voltaire & Erin, Bergdorf’s Bets On Basics, A Lighter Shade Of Pale At Proenza, And More…

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RVCA’s loss, Zadig & Voltaire’s gain? The French label has tapped Erin Wasson as its face for all of 2011—Spring and Fall—and will debut a capsule collection designed by the model later this year. [Elle U.K.]

Speaking of capsule collections, men can look forward to a new one, too: Bergdorf Goodman has commissioned Tim Hamilton to design a basics line for their men’s shop, consisting of, in the words of men’s fashion director Nickelson Wooster, “modern essentials: the perfect chino, the perfect V-neck sweater, the perfect polo.” [WWD]

Today on their Web site, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler debuted their ethereal new Spring 2011 campaign, shot by Willy Vanderperre and starring Melissa Tammerijn and Julia Nobis. [Proenza Schouler]

The pregnant-model and -starlet boom continues: Devon Aoki is the latest to announce she’s expecting. (Psst—if you’re looking for a dress, DA, we’ve got a few suggestions right this way.) [Page Six]

And news to us: Madonna has her own tartan. [WSJ]

A Queen Of The Runway Channels
The Queen Of The Nile

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“Erin has an incredible body and face, and she understands better than anyone the idea behind her designs. The clothes were not necessary!” So says photographer Paola Kudacki of her collaboration with Erin Wasson on the new lookbook for Wasson’s Low Luv jewelry line.

For her Spring/Holiday collection, exclusively seen here first, Wasson drew on symbolism from various cultures, from Native American (in a thunderbird pendant and necklace) to Middle Eastern (Evil Eye stacked rings and bangles, which, according to Erin, “mean many different things according to how and which culture you look at”). “I usually design what I find interesting and powerful,” she said simply. “I want pieces that look intense and have meaning.” Music played a part in her process, too, especially the late Egyptian-born singer Oum Kalthoum, the so-called Star of the East. “Once the music references start popping up, I wanted to portrait her like a goddess, like Nefertiti,” Kudacki added. Wasson’s hammered rings, chandelier earrings, and crosses studded with rough crystals and black agates are flashy enough for the ruler of an empire—or, paired with Wasson’s usual outfit of cutoffs and vintage tees, for a catwalker off duty.

Photos: Paola Kudacki