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September 1 2014

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8 posts tagged "John Lennon"

Tyra Banks Tops Book Charts With Modelland, Paul McCartney Ties The Knot, Christian Dior Salons Open To The Public For The First Time, And More…

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Tyra Banks’ debut fiction book, Modelland, has become a New York Times best seller. The book has secured the number two spot on the list and has reached number one on the Barnes & Noble charts, and is reportedly going to be adapted for the big screen. [Vogue U.K.]

Sir Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell in London yesterday, on what would have been John Lennon’s 71st birthday. The Beatle and his new wife wore outfits designed by McCartney’s daughter Stella. [NYT]

Next weekend, LVMH will open the doors of 25 of its “heritage sites and workshops” to the public. During the two-day event, visitors can take a look inside the haute couture salons of Christian Dior, where Dior showed his first collection in February 1947. [Telegraph]

Stephen Webster, known for his “Gothic, rocker aesthetic,” is trying his hand at bridal jewelry. The collection, launching this month at the jeweler’s Mount Street store in London, includes engagement rings, wedding bands, and earrings. [WWD]

Photo: Neil Mockford / Getty Images

Steve Jobs Dead At 56, Burberry Breaks Into Music, Yoko Ono Hosts A Lennon Art Sale, And More…

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died yesterday at 56. “No one will take issue with the official Apple statement that ‘The world is immeasurably better because of Steve,’ ” writes Wired‘s Steven Levy. [Wired]

This week, Burberry became the first fashion brand to launch its own single by Brit band The Feeling. The song will be the soundtrack for Burberry Body, the new fragrance fronted by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. [Vogue U.K.]

Yoko Ono has leased a space in Soho to sell art by John Lennon and work inspired by him. For four days, “lithographs, serigraphs, and copper etchings printed from his original drawings” will be up for grabs. [Page Six]

Now, you can talk Jil Sander all you want—literally. Tomorrow, LG will release its new Jil Sander-designed phone, available for purchase on JilSander.com. [Racked]

Photo: Wired.com

Just Opened: Opening Ceremony’s Little House Of Accessories

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Accessories, I am sorry to report, do not get a good shake from the Great Thinkers. Seneca, for example, said, “They that mistake life’s accessories for life itself are like them that go too fast in a maze.” John Lennon posited that drugs are accessories to normal living, in a society too cruel to be lived plain. Granted, neither of them was talking about bags and shoes, but let the points stand: In Utopia, we’d all be Zen master minimalists. But what’s the fun in that? If Utopia entails moping around in togas, surely we’d all rather indulge our flawed humanity at the Little House of Accessories, the new outpost for all things extraneous opened last week by Opening Ceremony. Adjacent to the Opening Ceremony store in L.A., the Little House puts accessories from the likes of Alexander Wang, Delfina Delettrez, Proenza Schouler, Linda Farrow, and Slow and Steady Wins the Race all in one place. If you’re dying to pick up the creeper-buckled wedge boots from the new Chloë Sevigny for Opening Ceremony collection, this is the place do it (while supplies last.) Moreover, New York-based antique jeweler Kentshire Galleries has set up its first Los Angeles outpost at the shop, which O.C. founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have seen fit to decorate in surreal, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids style. Long story short—when it comes to Utopia, to each her own.

Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony