26 posts tagged "Helena Christensen"
Stella McCartney, as her dad once wrote, gets by with a little help from her friends—and plenty of them turned out to her Resort ’11 presentation yesterday. Among the well-heeled admirers were (clockwise from top left) Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, and Helena Christensen, all of whom arrived in McCartney-designed duds. Each put her own spin on Stella’s wide-ranging collection: Watts and Christensen made for the airy sundresses, all sweetness and light; Paltrow channeled the London sophisticate in a boxy blazer and cropped pants; and Hudson went full-on cocktail with a glam black minidress (and smoky eyes to match). We think there’s hardly a bad look among them, but in the spirit of friendly competition, we’ll put it to you: Who wore Stella McCartney best?
Runway fashion. Action sports. Strange bedfellows? Even in the age of Cynthia Rowley for Roxy, well, yes. But that doesn’t mean the twain shall never meet. Nike will announce today that it is debuting the first women’s collection from its 6.0 action sportswear line, and it’s clear from the fall pieces that the company’s had an eye on the world of style. Slouchy crewneck sweatshirts (sound familiar?); loose, color-blocked tanks; and functional, weather-proof parkas can stand up to the waves and the slopes—they were tested on surfer Monyca Bryne-Wickey and snowboarder Ellery Hollingsworth, who double as campaign girls—but don’t look like they’re fresh off the racks at Modell’s. And in case anyone was prepared to doubt Nike’s commitment to style, the brand brought in Helena Christensen to lens said campaign. Here’s your first look at HC’s shots (above), plus one of the photographer-supermodel-philanthropist in action (below).
Odd Molly co-founder Per Holknekt named his handmade and organic women’s label after a skater girl he met while living in California in the eighties. So it makes sense that the Swedish label’s first U.S. store debuts in the Golden State (L.A.’s Robertson Boulevard to be exact), where it all started. Friday night’s opening soirée, hosted by Helena Christensen, drew Heidi Klum, Kelly Osbourne, Kate Mara, Lake Bell, Mena Suvari, Tara Subkoff, Lydia Hearst, and Malin Akerman, among others, who sipped Champagne while Little Joy’s Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro manned the decks. “I love the way they mix fabrics, colors, and patterns—I like when it’s loose,” mused Christensen (pictured, with Holknekt and Klum). She knows what she’s talking about: For three years, she was the face of the line. Now she’s their photographer: She just shot Daisy Lowe for the label at the Chelsea Hotel.
The flagship boutique, which features indoor chain-link fencing, an antique chandelier, and clothing suspended from the ceiling, lives up to its odd moniker, but the fabulous attendees found plenty to love. “I’ve already ordered a piece,” said Heidi Klum, pointing to a denim jumpsuit on the wall. “The line reminds me of clothes you’d love as a kid,” added designer Tara Subkoff, who’s preparing to relaunch her own Imitation of Christ line. “It’s a little bohemian and fun.” Odd Molly’s got a launch in the works, too: its first menswear collection, which Holknekt says will be “nothing too extravagant, just good-looking clothing for guys who don’t want to look like they tried.”