August 27 2014

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4 posts tagged "Kirsty Hume"

Rag & Bone’s Super DIY


Since they were first implemented in 2011, Rag & Bone/JEANS’ guerilla DIY campaigns—in which models photograph themselves while wearing the brand’s smart urban duds—have featured everyone from Miranda Kerr and Lily Aldridge to Candice Swanepoel and Carolyn Murphy. This season, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have embraced fashion’s renewed obsession with nineties supers, tapping Erin O’Connor and Kirsty Hume as their Fall ’13 faces. The ads rolled out today, and it seems Hume went above and beyond, sending Rag & Bone not only some personal snaps, but a DIY video that she shot with a little help from her friends. Lensed in Topanga Canyon, California, the sun-drenched short debuts here, exclusively on

Yea, Nay, Or Eh? Naughty Or Nice


At last night’s Valentino fête in L.A., the dress code was chic and unusually easy to follow: all Valentino, all the time. That’s not to say it was a one-note affair. Valentino’s designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, have dedicated themselves to shaking up the storied house, which means injecting a little more downtown edge into the frills the label is known for while also creating the ladylike frocks the label is known for. (Of course, some things—like Valentino red and bows—are nonnegotiable.) The crowd last night split more or less down the middle: Some went sugar; some went spice. Sugar girls like Alexis Bledel, Gia Coppola, Jordana Brewster, and hostess Chloë Sevigny all chose sweet, girly frocks. Their spicy counterparts—Amber Valletta, Milla Jovovich, Kirsty Hume, and hostess Kate Bosworth—went harder-edged, in plunging dresses, biker leathers, Valentino short shorts, and, in Bosworth’s case, skintight leather pants. Chiuri and Piccioli are clearly making concessions to both sides in their bid to revive the flagging label, but we’re curious: Which Valentino do you prefer? Are you a fan of Bosworth’s brand of naughty? Or would you go with Chloë’s lovely nice?

Photo: Courtesy of Valentino

camp freddy rocks out for john varvatos


Los Angeles sweated through a heat wave last week, but it didn’t last quite long enough for the John Varvatos store opening in Malibu on Saturday afternoon—an abrupt change in the weather meant that the party went on during heavy rainfall. That didn’t stop several hundred guests from coming out to celebrate and take in the performance by supergroup Camp Freddy (a.k.a. Dave Navarro, Donovan Leitch, and Matt Sorum). “We’re friends with John and Malibu residents, so it was a no-brainer,” said Cindy Crawford of the event, which benefited the Malibu Legacy Park Project. Other guests seated on Persian rugs in the big white tent were Ione Skye, Ben Lee, Perry Farrell, Lance Bass, and Kirsty Hume. “The clothes have enough of an edge and we have a lot of credibility with musicians,” said Varvatos. “Those guys all know that I’m a rock ‘n’ roll junkie and that I’m super-passionate about it.”

Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images

introducing the scottish fashion council


Given the Scottish National party’s recent success it should perhaps come as no great surprise that Scottish fashion is declaring its independence from London. Just in time for fashion week in the U.K. capital, where Scots (like Glasgow’s Christopher Kane, left) are some of the most buzzed-about designers on the roster, Tessa Hartmann of the TFF Agency is announcing the launch of the Scottish Fashion Council, which will operate independently of the British Fashion Council. Founding members include Kirsty Hume, Graeme Black, and Albert Watson, and plans include mentoring programs, fund-raisers, and opportunities for fashion students to meet with industry professionals. The goal, Hartmann says, is to offer “Scottish-based designers and fashion talent opportunities that are normally afforded to those who are London based. If we can sustain our own parliament, we can most certainly sustain our own Scottish Fashion Council.”

Photo: Marcio Madeira