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& Other Stories Writes Its New York Chapter

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& Other Stories

H&M’s sister brand & Other Stories launched only a year ago, but it’s already teamed up with Garance Doré and is now poised to bring the brand’s mass-market quirk to an eager American clientele. & Other Stories’ first U.S. flagship (an airy 6,400 square feet) will bow before the end of the year at 575 Broadway in Soho, making it Prada’s new neighbor. A North American e-commerce site will launch concurrently. Happy shopping to all!

Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images  

Ç ×Façonnable’s Ready to Fly

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Façonnable Fall '14

There are adventure travelers, and then there’s Mira Mikati. An accomplished surfer, the creative director of Ç ×Façonnable is fresh off her first kite-surfing vacation. Looking tanned and relaxed in her Paris showroom, Mikati says that someday she’s going to do something she’s always dreamed of: show up at the airport with a mix of stuff in her suitcase, then grab a ticket for wherever the next flight on the departure board might take her. That “permanent vacation” mind-set comes through in a Fall ’14 collection filled with easy-to-layer pieces that pick up on Ç ×Façonnable’s sunny Riviera spirit, then touch down in Tokyo with kimono-inspired floral-print pajama suits in orange and green.

Speaking of pajamas, meet the “smyjama,” a smoking/pajama hybrid designed to travel from day to night—a useful quality whether or not you’re hopping time zones. Variations range from a sharply tailored white jacket with flocked velvet tree branches reaching down from one shoulder to a fluid pajama-cut velvet number in deep gray-blue. Seasonless basics include the brand’s signature scuba tops, felted wool tees, and a white perfecto with knit sleeves that would be right at home anywhere.

Garance Doré-lensed lookbook photos of model-writer-mother Candela Novembre, which debut exclusively here, capture the Fall range’s spirit.

Photo: Garance Doré

Garance Doré’s Fashion Notes

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Anna Bond and Garance DoreBack in the day, before blogs changed everything, a young Parisian illustrator filled up one notebook after the next, dreaming of how she could create beautiful things. Fast-forward a decade or so, and Garance Doré is finally getting the chance to go back to her roots. “Illustrations ought to be something you can carry with you,” said Doré of her decision to launch a stationery line with Rifle Paper Co., which she feted with a breakfast at organic eatery Claus this morning. “The Rifle Paper Co. cards caught my eye one day, so I sent off an e-mail,” she explained as she greeted friends and admirers including Aurélie Bidermann, Lisa Marie Fernandez, and Laure Heriard Dubreuil. When Anna Bond, the cofounder of the successful young paperie, received that e-mail last August, she was thrilled. “I knew who she was because I had been following her for a long time,” Bond said. “It’s exciting to launch a fashion-related project.” Six months later—tomorrow to be exact—the Garance Doré line of cards, notepads, social stationery, calendars, phone cases, and notebooks is bowing exclusively at Colette, and there’s already more on the way in May. If these drawings of glamorous characters sporting a leopard coat, or a cape, or sunglasses bear a resemblance to those of the great illustrator René Gruau, that is no coincidence. “He is really my idol,” said Doré. “When people say that, it’s the best compliment ever. I don’t think I’m at that level, but maybe one day!”

Photo: Courtesy of Garance Doré Studio

On Tap for the Holidays: Lisa Perry’s Coca-Cola Glass

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Coca Cola x Lisa Perry

Count Lisa Perry among the score of Coca-Cola fans in fashion (Marc Jacobs—this year’s Diet Coke creative director—sent Georgia May Jagger down his Spring runway sporting a sweatshirt embroidered with the wave found on a classic can of Coke, and the recognizable logo was also splashed onto sequined tanks and tees at Ashish). “I literally used to drink Coca-Cola for breakfast and with every meal after. I love the iconic nature of the brand and its presence in pop art,” said Perry, who was recently tapped by LEITZES&CO to work with Coca-Cola on a limited-edition glass for the holidays. Other participants in this season’s designer drinkwear series included Henry Holland, Garance Doré, and artists Qian Qian and Craig Redman. Perry initially approached the project wanting to do “a very recognizable ‘Lisa Perry’ image on the glass. We first drew up sketches of girls in my dresses, but as the collaboration moved on, we realized that one graphic word (“Enjoy”) was going to be bolder and more universal,” she told Style.com. “One thing we knew was that it had to be colorful!” The effervescent result is a perfectly collectible tumbler ($18) that would make for an ideal hostess gift. It will be available, beginning December 9, at Lisa Perry’s Madison Avenue store and online. The sweetest part about the partnership? Coca-Cola made a donation to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Perry’s behalf.

Photos: Indigitalimages; Courtesy of Lisa Perry

Jobs, Restaurants, and Now a Magazine—It’s Just the Cherry on the Cake

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The tired cliché that fashion doesn’t eat is weakening every day. The latest assault on its reign comes courtesy of Kerry Diamond (by day, PR executive at Coach; by night, partner and co-owner of three bustling Brooklyn restaurants) and Claudia Wu (principal of the graphic design firm Oprhan, founder of Me Magazine) and their new food-meets-fashion biannual, Cherry Bombe. It may have the distinction of being the first culinary journal with a Karlie Kloss cover.

Diamond and Wu (above) are the definition of multi-hyphenate multitaskers, but at Cherry Bombe‘s Jo Malone London-sponsored launch party last night at the Spotted Pig’s semisecret third-floor test kitchen, she shrugged off questions of how she’d managed to put together a full magazine while juggling her other commitments. (Questioner finds his hands full with merely a biannual magazine and Web site to contend with, let alone a second job or a restaurant empire.) “Everyone says that, but it’s not like I’m there cooking or washing the dishes,” she laughed. “My boyfriend works at night. No kids, no pets.” Anyway, she went on, “It really was a labor of love in the truest sense of the phrase. There was also kind of a mission behind this. We really want to help all these great women in the industry get exposed a little bit more, and build a little bit more of a community.” Continue Reading “Jobs, Restaurants, and Now a Magazine—It’s Just the Cherry on the Cake” »