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For Your Eyes Only


Chanel Iman in Spectral

If the Stepford wives wore Louis Vuitton, you might expect them to look exactly like the models in Spectral, the film that Jenna Elizabeth has made for VFiles and California-based (but Italian-made) eyewear label SHAUNS. Set to premiere during a party at the Tribeca Grand tonight, the film stars Chanel Iman, who undergoes an unusual eye exam. (Get it? Because it’s an eyewear brand?) During the procedure, Iman has a series of decidedly trippy (but curiously fashionable) flashbacks—one of which debuts exclusively below. The full film will be released tomorrow on

Lose The Clothes, Keep The Clutch


Accessories designer Reece Solomon likes to keep the stakes high. This time around, with her Spring 2013 short film (made in collaboration with BlackBook, directed by Jenna Elizabeth), she upped the ante with a game of strip poker. “We were intrigued by the proposition of a game, played by a group of people either during or after a party,” the designer behind the New York-based Reece Hudson label tells “Strip poker became the obvious choice as it’s fun and stressful at the same time, and the ante of clothing created asexual, moody playfulness as well as an opportunity to showcase a woman’s bag as her most prized possession—the contents of which are so personal to her, that it’s less revealing to lose her clothes than her clutch, for example.” In the film, entitled All In, you’ll spot models Carola Remer, Codie Young, and Jamie Strachan, and actors Brady Corbet and Rebecca Dayan. The short’s other stars: Solomon’s latest bags, including the Bondage Miniaudière, the Rogue clutch, and the Bowery Oversized Zip Top Clutch (all of which land at Barneys this February). Before the film makes its official debut at tonight’s private dinner at the W Union Square (where the film was shot), has the exclusive first look at the teaser, above.

Wasson To The Rescue


Earlier this month, Erin Wasson (pictured) was hitting the red carpet to promote her first big acting role in the grindhouse flick Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and last night, the model-designer-turned-actress was back at it again. This time around, the Alexander Wang muse was downtown at the Soho Grand Hotel, along with the likes of Helena Christensen and Girls actor Alex Karpovsky, to toast her performance in a new short film by Vs. Magazine for jeweler and luxury lifestyle brand Georg Jensen. “It’s easy to get lost in a fantasy,” she said of acting in the Jenna Elizabeth-directed film, titled The Heimlich Maneuver. “And jewelry and women go hand in hand.” In the short, Wasson quickly snaps out of fantasy and into reality when her dinner companion (played by model Lydia Carron) starts choking and she steps in to do the Heimlich. Click here to watch the video in full and find out what happens.

Despite her foray into acting, Wasson made it clear that she is not quite ready to leave the fashion set behind. As for her next steps, she played it cool. “Life is going to show me what I want and what I need,” she said.

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Every Girl’s Fantasy: Sadistic Revenge, Plus A Handbag Or Two?


Many fashion films are merely commercials by another moniker. Not so with New York accessories label Reece Hudson’s smoky, mysterious new vignette Thirst, made in collaboration with Bullett magazine. The film, which was made to introduce the designer’s Fall ’12 collection, left guests like Alexandra Richards and Genevieve Jones tingling. “We did something different by actually telling a narrative,” said director Jenna Elizabeth at a celebratory dinner at Niko, hosted by the film’s star, Chanel Iman. “And I wanted to portray women in a strong, sexually confident light, not under the male gaze or hunched over behind a handbag. ” Instead, Iman catches her lover with another woman and poisons him. “The Fall collection has darker undertones, and Jenna’s work conveys that perfectly,” explains designer Reece Solomon. “And I think, for women, who doesn’t have that kind of sadistic revenge fantasy?”

Iman, for her part, proved up to the task of creating such a character, even if, as her director revealed, she’s nothing like her. “She’s such a good girl in real life,” Elizabeth said. “She’d never even smoked a cigarette.” Good thing she wasn’t sitting too near Chrissie Miller, who puffed surreptitiously behind her sake with pals Annabelle Dexter-Jones and Jack Donoghue. “I just quit,” admitted Jen Brill. She might not be carrying cigarettes in her Reece Hudson bag anymore, but she explained that “it’s a beautiful little olive green bag, the perfect size for my lipstick, cards, keys.”

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