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11 posts tagged "i-D"

Let’s Give ‘Em Something To Wink About

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Food for “Thoughtful”: Vice, the guerrilla media organization that currently runs both the namesake magazine and a thriving network of online channels, has bought i-D, the London-based style magazine founded and edited by Terry and Tricia Jones, The Guardian reports. The Joneses will stay on as editors and minority shareholders.

Photo: i-D

Model Slash: Rocker Harmony Boucher

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They’ve got the face, the body, a portfolio full of ad campaigns and editorials shot by top photographers in the industry, and a runway roster to match. But with our new “Model-Slash” feature, Style.com profiles girls whose ambitions and drive extend beyond the catwalk.

Growing up with a rock ‘n’ roll father, four musician sisters, and a name that was seemingly predestined to be in the limelight, 25-year-old Harmony Boucher (pictured) became the lead singer of her first band in elementary school, and has been a consummate frontwoman ever since. Boucher, who is the face of London-based electro-pop act Vuvuvultures, has also been recognized in the model set for her androgynous appeal. Since she started modeling about a year ago, Boucher has been typecast as the edgy tomboy, appearing in editorials for publications including Dazed & Confused, i-D, Garage, and AnOther magazine (she’s not as destined for the runway—she’s only 5’8″). “They want my certain look,” Boucher told Style.com over the phone. “They’re like, ‘Oh my God. You look like a girl who looks like a boy,’ and I’ve heard that since I was nine years old so I’m kind of numb to it now.”

Vuvuvultures (think riot grrls for the Internet generation), earned a buzz on the East London underground scene with music videos like “I’ll Cut You” and “Pills Week.” The band formed in 2009 when Boucher followed girlfriend and bassist Nicole to a rehearsal, and ended up singing on a few of the tracks they were recording that day with producer Paul Ressel (also the keyboardist in the band). The group instantly clicked and began touring as Bunny Come, but Boucher explained they eventually outgrew that name. “The music we were doing before was a bit more dance-y and high-energy, and what we’re doing now is a bit darker, so we started going by Vuvuvultures.” After releasing their debut EP VVV earlier this year, Boucher and company have been busy working on a full-length album, “gigging” in East London, and putting on a DIY warehouse party called The Island, where Vuvuvultures and other like-minded artists perform weekly. Boucher admits that she lives for her time onstage: “Performing is an escape from the real world and you just get to be mental,” she said. “When I sing is one of the only times I don’t have to think about anything but what I’m doing, being in the moment.” However, she’s discovered that modeling definitely has its benefits, too. “I’ve learned how to use my body better and am more aware of how I look onstage.”

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Will You Wear “The Housemaid Look”? And More…

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Jewelers, it’s your lucky day. Tiffany & Co. has announced a new, $1 million gift to the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, which will include a $250,000 grant to be awarded to one of the past jewelry winners of the Fashion Fund grant. [CFDA]

Vogue Italia investigates a trend we’re not sure will catch on: “the housemaid look” (left). [Vogue.it]

Before his move to W, Edward Enninful had been fashion director at i-D for two decades, since taking the job in 1991 at the tender age of 18. His successor has just been announced: Charlotte Stockdale, the English stylist who’s long worked with the magazine, as well as contributing to Numéro, V, and Visionaire. [Fashionologie]

Organic’s John Patrick is a man of many talents. Case in point: The watercolor paintings (with organic paint, no less!) he’s contributing to a new group show. [T]

And pour a little out, it’s the end of an era: The final episode of Oprah airs today at 4 p.m. EST. [Oprah]

Photo: vogue.it

Five Models For The Price Of One, Posh And Florence On The Rich List, Designers And Their Moms, And More…

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i-D‘s latest issue is dedicated to “summer hedonism.” And what could be more hedonistic than five cover stars in place of the usual one—especially when they’re Stella Tennant, Amber Valletta, Daphne Groeneveld, Behati Prinsloo, and Kristen McMenamy? [Models.com]

Some models model (see above); the rest, it seems, collaborate on designs. The latest two to try their hands are Karen Elson and Kate Moss ex and occasional poster boy (for both designers and drug awareness) Pete Doherty. Elson is singing a new tune as an accessories designer for Nine West; her limited-edition collection hits stores in late August. And Doherty will create a limited-edition mini-collection of clothing for French label The Kooples in stores from October. [WWD]

For Mother’s Day, designers remembered their fondest style memories about Mom. In some cases, that meant her dressing them: Tory Burch recalled her mom helping her pick out a YSL black tulle and pink sequin prom dress—”a little daring for prom,” she says. But a few precocious kids started dressing their mothers, instead. Rachel Roy and Isaac Mizrahi were both outfitting mama from a young age. [NYT]

It pays to be Posh (and be married to David Beckham). The designer and her husband are the 19th wealthiest couple on the Rich List 2011 from London’s Sunday Times. Florence Welch (left) joins them on the list in the under-30s division. Her dog days are definitely over. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Joe Schildhorn / BFAnyc.com

Alex And Abbey Take To The Streets, i-D Turns 30, Beckham Adds Bags, And More…

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This week, Alexander Wang launches his first ever video campaign (pictured), starring Abbey Lee Kershaw and lensed by Craig McDean. Karl Templer and Fabien Baron styled and creative-directed the spot, which will launch right here on Style.com this Wednesday at noon EST—so stay tuned. [WWD]

English fashion bible i-D is celebrating its 30th birthday this month, with a 200-photo portfolio and three covers, all by Nick Knight. Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Lady Gaga get the birthday-cover honors. [i-D via Refinery29]

Victoria Beckham is adding bags to her line, designed with help from the English accessory maven Katie Hillier, who’s worked with Marc Jacobs and Luella Bartley. But with new handbags of her own, what will she ever do with all those vintage Birkins? [Catwalk Queen]

Your feel-good footwear story of the day: TOMS Shoes will give away its millionth pair next month to a child in Argentina. [WWD]

Your feel-slightly-less-good footwear story of the day: Tamara Mellon and the owners of Jimmy Choo are considering selling the business—reportedly valued up to about $800 million. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Courtesy Photo