July 31 2014

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39 posts tagged "Jen Brill"

Zara Fêtes Its New U.S. Flagship


“We’re exchanging songs for shirts,” announced Matt Berninger, front man of the Brooklyn band the National at last night’s opening of Zara’s Fifth Avenue flagship store that drew the likes of Jen Brill, Todd Selby, Hanne Gaby Odiele, and Narciso Rodriguez. The fête celebrated the Spanish brand’s largest outlet in the United States, spanning four floors with more than 32,000 square feet devoted to women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories. “I love Zara,” confessed Rodriguez. “They’re so intuitive about what women and men want.” The designer’s recent purchase? Two pairs of red trousers. “Every time I wear them I get compliments.”

Not every guest was well versed in all things Zara, however. “I can’t believe it’s inexpensive,” mused first-time customer Rafael de Cárdenas, eyeing a men’s suit. “It doesn’t look cheap; I’m impressed.” Also ogling the menswear was Zara virgin Jen Brill. “I never shopped here, but Carlos Mota once wore this amazing white blazer with blue piping and I still think about it,” the Chanel ambassador told Meanwhile, Kate Schelter extolled the brand’s timesaving virtues. “You can walk in and within 15 minutes find a piece to wear that night,” enthused Schelter, in a monochrome look punctuated with a gold bib necklace. “People keep asking me if my outfit is Zara tonight…nowadays people can’t tell the difference.” She added with a wink, “It’s not, but it goes to show you that Zara can look like Valentino.”

Photos: Courtesy of Ioulex

Haute Holidays


What do you give the girl (or guy) who has everything? That’s what’s senior market editor Marina Larroude set out to discover when she polled style setters and tastemakers about what they’d get their equally stylish pals for the holidays. It wasn’t always easy to find that special something—how do you get noted bibliophile Karl Lagerfeld a book he doesn’t have?—but the likes of Miranda Kerr, Jen Brill, Lily and Ruby Aldridge, Scott Schuman and Garance Doré, and more managed nicely. (And in the case of the Kaiser? Brill found a book she’s almost sure isn’t on his shelves: Bunny Yeager’s Camera in Jamaica.) Read on to find out what fashion’s royalty is getting this year.

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Rx Chanel


At last, a coloring book for all ages. The RxArt coloring book was technically created for kids—it’s handed out to children in the hospital as way to take their mind off their illnesses, but the Chanel Beauté-sponsored booklet will make just about anyone want to get their crayon box out. Between the Lines features designs by more than 40 artists, including Hope Atherton, Mr. Brainwash, Deborah Kass, Jose Parla, and cover art by Rob Pruitt. (Pruitt also made the sparkly panda bear stickers that come in the centerfold—Lisa Frank, watch out.)

On Thursday, the third volume of the coloring book project will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Rx Party (also sponsored by Chanel Beauté) at the Highline Stages, hosted by Jen Brill, Leigh Lezark, Vanessa Traina, Poppy Delevingne, and Caroline Sieber. Works of art, including pieces from Yoko Ono, James Franco, Nate Lowman, and Terry Richardson, will be on auction at the event—no Crayolas required here.

To buy tickets to the event, visit

Photo: Rob Pruitt / Between The Lines Volume 3

Studded Thongs And Boob Tape On The Bowery—Just Another Evening After Work


At first glance, the scene at the Bowery Hotel last night appeared like your average Thursday night—a low-key crowd having post-work drinks among friends. That’s essentially what it was. Jonathan Saunders and Richard Nicoll (above) were toasting to the completion of their Resort collections, with an impressive crowd of guests, including Giovanna Battaglia, Byrdie Bell, Hilary Rhoda, Jen Brill, and Terry Richardson.

It was a fashion fête with none of the fanfare that usually comes with it. Maybe that was the result of the designers’ laid-back attitudes toward Resort. “It is fun to do because it’s not as serious,” Saunders told “You get to show what you might not typically do.” Typical or not, both designers seemed to have naughty dressing on the mind. Saunders was thinking of newly-minted Fashion Icon (according to the CFDA, at least) Lady Gaga. “I really don’t know how she sat in a studded thong for so long. It must have really hurt her bum,” Saunders said of the pop queen’s ensemble at Monday night’s CFDA Awards. (Her stylist, Nicola Formichetti, was standing nearby; if he knew, he wasn’t saying.) “That was truly impressive.”

For Giovanna Battaglia, naughty was so nice she may have to do it twice. She’d shown plenty of skin in a vintage Stephen Sprouse dress at Cannes, and, she said, “I love it so much I am going to find another event to wear it for.” The downside of a barely-there gown? “I’m going to have to tape my [boobs] in—now that was a top-secret process. I can’t share the details.”

Photo: Chris Ford /

Derek Lam’s Perfect “10,” Moss On The Opportunity She Missed, More Chanel Than Should Be Legal In One Apartment, And More…


Derek Lam is all about broadening his business right now: The designer is plowing ahead with his crowd-sourced, affordable eBay collection, and has just announced a diffusion range for his main line, to be called 10 Crosby Derek Lam, a nod to his NYC shop address. The target customer? Cool girls between 20 and 45—a mix, Lam told WWD, of Mariel Hemingway and Dree Hemingway. Cool must run in the family. [WWD]

Kate Moss has only one fashion regret: She wasn’t cast with her fellow supes Naomi, Linda, and Christy in George Michael’s “Freedom” video. Oh, and in case you wanted to know: She thought London’s other Kate—that’d be Middleton—looked “so chic and seamless” on her wedding day. [Vogue U.K.]

The Coveteur visits Chanel ambassador Jen Brill at home, where they find a true embarrassment of riches, more Chanel than we can fairly say we’ve ever seen outside of a Chanel store. Even Brill’s freezer is well stocked—with Karl’s ice cube double-C bags, of course (above). (Apparently they come with a note from the Kaiser to keep them frosty.) [The Coveteur]

And an awww for German Vogue. The mag gave three covers to its June issue, all starring a model and her real-life beau: Karolina Kurkova and Archie Drury, Alessandra Ambrosio and Jamie Mazur, and soon-to-be-newlyweds Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic. [Modelinia]

Photo: Courtesy of The Coveteur