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August 30 2014

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38 posts tagged "Karen Elson"

Angie For Louis, Karen And Jack’s
Breakup Bash, A Celine Return, And More…

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Angelina Jolie has gone bare for her Louis Vuitton “Core Values” campaign. Annie Leibovitz photographed Jolie in her own clothes (with a monogrammed Alto resting by her side—one that, by the way, is no longer in production), on a wooden boat in Cambodia. [WWD]

A swing bang humdinger—that’s the kind of bash Karen Elson and Jack White wanted to celebrate the making and (mostly breaking) of their six-year marriage. After Elson made her debut Bonnaroo performance Thursday night, the supermodel and rock star celebrated their divorce in unusual way, holding a party for family, friends, and animals in Nashville on Friday night. [Racked]

Missed your chance the first time ’round? Now you can catch what slipped by: Celine is reissuing a six-item line of “Celine Classics” from the early days (i.e., about two years ago) of the Phoebe Philo administration. [T]

Natalia Vodianova is working on a new fairy-tale book for your coffee table. The model, who asked the likes of Tom Ford, Gareth Pugh, and Diane von Furstenberg to design dresses based on a white fairy-tale theme for her upcoming Love Ball charity event, was photographed by Paolo Reversi in a selection of these Cinderella gowns for a limited-edition book. [Modelinia]

Photo: Annie Leibovitz / Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

The Road To Bonnaroo: Karen Elson

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Bonnaroo, one of the summer’s hottest music festivals (literally), takes place this weekend in Manchester, Tennessee. Year after year, the fest hosts some of the best artists around, everyone from Lil’ Wayne and Eminem to Florence + the Machine to The Strokes (and that’s just this year). As they head down south, Style.com checked in with a few of our favorite artists to see what they’re packing to beat the heat in style.




Karen Elson plays her first-ever Bonnaroo appearance this year, but she’s no stranger to the fest—so she knows firsthand what to expect. “You either rock the sweaty look or you try your very hardest to look like it’s not sweltering outside,” the model-turned-musician says. “I am not going to accept the sweaty look, so I am doing everything in my power to be the opposite.”

Since the release of her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks, in 2010, Elson has been performing in Southern Gothic-style frocks (often sourced from her own Nashville vintage shop, Venus & Mars.) “I am still trying to figure out my stage style,” she says, citing the Coen brothers’ films as a current source of inspiration. “I was always wearing long things last year. As I’ve kept performing, I have realized it’s really important to have a look.” Here’s what Elson will be bringing to Tennessee to make hers one to remember:

A custom, vintage dress by Anna Sui. “I almost always wear vintage Anna Sui to perform in. I just saw her last night and she gave me a couple of beautiful dresses to potentially wear. Or, there might be a little romper in the works.”

Nine West boots from her capsule collection for the brand. “I usually wear my custom Tabitha Simmons heels. Wearing a pair of beautiful high heels in a club is relatively pain-free, but it’s Bonnaroo and it’s muddy, so I am thinking boots.” (Above: In the Dirt boots from Elson’s collection for Nine West, in stores this August.)

Vintage sunglasses from Fabulous Fanny’s in New York City. “I lost my favorite Marc Jacobs tortoiseshell glasses! I shouldn’t be allowed to buy anything expensive because I lose or break them. I have to buy the cheap ones.” (Above: Vintage Norma Kamali sunglasses from Fabulous Fanny’s. For more information, visit www.fabulousfannys.com.)

Clinique Pore Refiner. “It’s my current obsession. It’s so smooth and I am really going to need it for the festival.” (Above: Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector, $18, available at www.sephora.com.)

Nars Highlighting Blush Powder. “I actually had dinner with François Nars last night. I just love his highlighter—the light one.” (Above: NARS Highlighting Blush Powder, $27, available at www.narscosmetics.com.)

Photos: Courtesy of Karen Elson (portrait); Courtesy of Nine West (boots); Sephora.com (Clinique); NarsCosmetics.com (Nars); FabulousFannys.com (sunglasses)

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

The McQueen Team

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The thing to wear at last night’s Met gala? Recent and vintage frocks by the evening’s honoree, Alexander McQueen. On the night when everyone dresses to outdo, McQueen got some of the biggest gets. Let’s review, shall we?

In the contemporary camp were Anna Dello Russo, who went for the egghead look in a duchesse satin tailcoat and embroidered trousers from Spring ’11; Coco Rocha, who wore a navy halter dress from pre-fall ’11; and Raquel Zimmermann, who chose Fall ’11.

Others chose to trawl the archives. Sarah Jessica Parker and lady in red Gisele went with Fall ’05 (above, and with the original runway looks); Karen Elson opted for Spring ’04 (and as you can see above, she modeled it in the original show, too).

And a few of the evening’s brightest lights chose one-of-a-kind. Chair Salma Hayek and McQueen pal Naomi Campbell both wore archival couture pieces.

And then, of course, there’s Daphne Guinness. McQueen’s close friend wore a feathered lilac dress from Spring ’11, but her gala prep was more public than most. Guinness got dressed for the event in the windows at Barneys.

Photos: Yannis Vlamos; Marcio Madeira; Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Tom Ford: The Video, The Year In Gaga,
What To Say No More, And More…

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It’s the most exciting viral video of the new year—and it doesn’t even include cats playing pianos or riding waterslides. It’s Tom Ford’s September women’s runway presentation in New York, with a soundtrack by Karen Elson, who also walked in the show. [Fashionista]

Alice Temperley started 2011 with a bang: The designer received an MBE for her contributions to England on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list. [Styleite]

Looking back on the previous year, Nicola Formichetti rounds up his best moments of 2010—which we might just go ahead and call A Whole Lotta Gaga. (Hey, she does sell magazines…) [Nicola Formichetti via Racked]

And speaking of 2010 roundups, here’s The New York Times‘ list of fashion terms that went stale last year. We resolve to avoid overusing and misusing “couture,” “bespoke,” “pop-up,” and “well-edited” in the new year. [NYT]

Photo: nicolaformichetti.blogspot.com