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For Nicola Formichetti, It’s in the Bag


Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti can multitask with the best of them. In 2012, the designer styled Lady Gaga, launched his Nicopanda streetwear line and guest edited an issue of Dazed & Confused . Somehow, on top of all that, he still found time to conceive six collections for Mugler and launch the brand’s first collection of luxury handbags.

Ranging from $1,050 to $18,000, the thirty new Spring ’13 purse styles boast Formichetti’s sculptural, futuristic aesthetic. Structured top-handle satchels in a variety of leathers and exotic skins, like patent crocodile and rubber alligator, come with silver hardware accents shaped like talons, while evening clutches have a “weaponlike” appeal. The boxy Agent bag (left)—which, along with the rest of the collection, will be available in Barneys New York, Opening Ceremony, and other select stores from February—has already made rounds on the celebrity circuit, having been spotted on the arms of Kim Kardashian and Gwen Stefani. Naturally, Formichetti is keeping up the pace in 2013. Later this month, Mugler will present their pre-fall collection and unveil a whole new batch of accessories.

Gwen Stefani Goes Mini


Gwen Stefani may be the mother of all celebrity mamas. There’s hardly a day when the singer, L.A.M.B. and Harajuku Lovers designer, and L’Oréal spokeswoman isn’t snapped with Kingston, 5, and Zuma, 3—often mohawked and punkily dressed like Mom.

With her new collaboration, Harajuku Mini for Target, Stefani is broadening her scope to let other kids (and moms) in on the secret. She’d done childrenswear before, but was limited by its distribution and price point. “It’s just so exciting for me, because now I can do real fashion,” she said at a launch event in L.A. this weekend. “Before it was like, ‘OK, Gwen, you can do a onesie with a character on it.’ But that’s not fashion, you can get that anywhere.”

The 80-piece exclusive collection includes apparel and accessories for kids aged 6 months to 16 years old. Stefani emphasized the affordable price and the grown-up styling as the key selling points. “If you look at the line, it reeks of everything that I’ve worn and done, especially this first collection. I wanted it to be a real condensed version of things that I’ve done in my career and to shrink them down. Actual prints that I’m using are actually right off of costumes that I’ve worn, and you can pull them right up to dresses that I’ve worn and things like that,” she said. “There’s really a traditional side to it, because that’s really my style. I’ve always really liked that traditional kind of English schoolgirl type of look, but there’s also an edgy modern thing going on, which is what I have always loved about Japanese culture. You’ve got the deep tradition of Japan and then you’ve got their futuristic modern thing, and I love that whole mix of masculine and feminine. I think this line really has all that in it.”

Photo: JB Lacroix / WireImage

B Is For Baby For L.A.M.B.’s Gwen Stefani, Clicquot Uncorks A Food Truck, Topshop’s Glams Up Vegas, And More…


Motherhood has turned Gwen Stefani’s attention to baby fashions. The rock star behind L.A.M.B. has created Harajuku Mini, a clothing line for babies, children, and tweens launching November 13 at Target and on for $3.99 to $29.99. [WWD]

There is a chic truck to fit your craving for just about anything you might want to buy these days, from Korean beef tacos to nail salons on wheels. Now, Veuve Clicquot is rolling out their own gourmet food cart with offerings ranging from currywurst to bubbly. Unfortunately, you’ll have to venture to Berlin to get a toast of Clicquot on-the-go. [Hint]

Models Coco Rocha and Behati Prinsloo have a message to send with the new documentary Letters to Haiti. Rocha and co. traveled to Port-au-Prince with hundreds of letters to raise spirits after the downtrodden country was ravaged by the deadly earthquake. On her blog, the model previews the film. [Oh So Coco]

Topshop is getting all dressed up, Vegas-style. Just in case you forget your sequined party dress at home, the British retailer will have you covered with their new collection, Dress Up, debuting at their flagship store, set to open in Sin City in March. [WWD]

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This Year’s Cannes Do, R.I.P. Bijan, The Royal Dress Revealed (Maybe), And More…


The Cannes film fest is close at hand. And if you’re headed for the sunny South of France, you’re not alone: Gwen Stefani, Patrick Dempsey, Milla Jovovich, Freida Pinto, and Michelle Yeoh will all be joining you. has learned exclusively that the quintet will be partnering with L’Oréal to host the star-studded after-party for amfAR’s annual Cinema Against AIDS gala and auction. See you at Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Rock (above). [amfAR]

A moment of silence for late Iranian-American designer and fragrance guru Bijan—just Bijan, please—who made his name on the luxest (and, he bragged, most expensive) menswear in the world. The designer is credited with turning Rodeo Drive into a destination with his Bijan showroom, as well as for his famous ads (in which he co-starred alongside Michael Jordan, Bo Derek, a few nuns, and a rabbi—though not all at the same time). [NYT]

Last we checked in with Fashion Girls for Japan, they were organizing a designer-stocked sample sale to raise money for earthquake relief. The Girls are back with a new T-shirt and tote line—printed with the Berger & Wild-designed I O NY logo—for sale on their Web site; proceeds will again go to earthquake relief. (And if you’re curious, the sample sale raised $270,000.) [WWD]

Lindsey Wixson went to her high school prom in cerulean Jason Wu. We don’t even want to tell you what we went in. [@LndsyWixson]

And the Huffington Post claims to know who’s designing Kate Middleton’s dress, for real this time—and it’s Libélula designer Sophie Cranston. Royalphiles, arm yourself with a grain of salt and read on. [HuffPo]

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/WireImage

Yea, Nay, Or Eh: A Woman In (Urban Warrior) Uniform


Having lived in New York City for over a decade, we completely understand the need to feel somewhat armored when hitting the street. (We often liken our sunglasses to the Manhattan version of the car window. Both are just glass, but they serve as an extremely effective barrier all the same.) And so we’ve been thrilled for the past several seasons, watching the dark and lean urban-warrior look of boots, leather jackets, and jeans handily topple all things ladylike. But of late, the look has become cliché. Pardon the extension of the metaphor, but it seems like there are literally armies of women constantly dressed in nearly identical tough-chic ensembles. We spotted Gwen Stefani and Naomi Watts both today and Rihanna a few days ago. And sure, we love Rihanna’s shredded jeans and buckled Balenciaga boots, but it’s still not enough to rouse our fashion fancy. What do you think? Does the urban warrior need to turn into a civilian for at least a few seasons?

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