August 22 2014

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In The Swim: Laure Heriard Dubreuil at Miami Swim Week


The Webster founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil returned to Miami last week for Mercedes-Benz Swim fashion week. Between parties at her store, shows by the beach, and laps in the pool, she found time to send back a few snapshots from her trip.

After a stormy flight from New York, I finally got back to the Sunshine State for Mercedes-Benz Swim fashion week. I started the first official day with an early a.m. swim in the Soho House pool—swimming like a shark around the runway in the middle of the pool! Afterward, I joined Mary Kate Steinmiller and Jade Frampton at the Raleigh Hotel for the Mercedes-Benz Bespoke event, where we made jewelry from Mercedes-Benz leather. I kept the piece Mary Kate made for sale at The Webster!

After a very busy day, I went full-on Swim week look for the Vogue and Clarins party at The Webster: a Theyskens’ Theory mermaid-inspired dress and Charlotte Olympia aqua fish-skin pumps. I was so happy to see all of my swimwear designer friends like Lisa Marie Fernandez, Yodit Eklund of Bantu Wax, and Tori Praver. Once the event was over, I met up with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Delano Beach Club Midori Beachside Bash, where Kim was having her portrait painted live in front of the crowd. Continue Reading “In The Swim: Laure Heriard Dubreuil at Miami Swim Week” »

Postcard From L.A.: A Weekend Of Openings With Laure Heriard Dubreuil And Aaron Young


The Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil and fiancé Aaron Young were in L.A. for the weekend for the opening of two shows featuring Young’s art: No Fucking Way, his solo show at The Company Gallery, and Rebel, the James Franco-curated homage to Rebel Without a Cause at MOCA. (For more on Rebel, check out our coverage of the opening party and our Q&A with Franco.) Laure sent back a few shots from her trip, which included plenty of art, plenty of parties, and (naturally) a little L.A. vintage shopping. Throughout, Dubreuil wears a dress by The Webster for Target. She’s encouraging readers to email photos of themselves wearing the collection to

Aaron and I arrived in L.A. on Friday morning for Aaron’s openings: a solo one at The Company on Friday night and a group one at MOCA on Saturday. We stayed at the Chateau Marmont, which is a key place this particular weekend, as it is basically the set for Saturday’s Rebel show at MOCA. It didn’t hurt that they had the latest Porsche convertible to rent for the weekend, either.

Aaron’s solo show at The Company Gallery is called No Fucking Way and it’s about what he calls “tragic girls that have all been acting in their lives one way or another” (he jokes that it’s site-specific to L.A.). All the paintings are in the colors of the American flag and the canvases are the shape of folded flags. He painted women like Heidi Montag after all of her plastic surgeries posing in an American flag bikini, and Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan posing wrapped up in the flag before the pipe beating incident. After Aaron’s opening, we all went to the opening of Paul and Damon McCarthy’s Rebel Dabble Babble, a continuation of their pieces from James Franco’s Rebel show at MOCA. After that, it was downtown to UMAMIcatessen for a truffle burger before calling it a night.

Saturday morning we went to the MOCA space for Aaron’s press conference and interviews (he was wearing his The Webster at Target T-shirt for good luck!). We met up with James Franco, who curated the show. He told me he wanted to collaborate with artists he looks up to, who have dealt with film in their careers: Paul McCarthy and Aaron; there was Harmony Korine, Ed Ruscha, Terry Richardson, and Douglas Gordon. Continue Reading “Postcard From L.A.: A Weekend Of Openings With Laure Heriard Dubreuil And Aaron Young” »

A Little Miami Sunshine, Coming To A Target Near You


After a year in the making, The Webster CEO and co-founder Laure Heriard Dubreuil’s Target collection of apparel and accessories for women, men, kids, and baby is at last set to hit stores May 6. Fans of the Miami shop will be pleased to see that the collection is a perfect reflection of that same breezy essence associated with the brand, as well as Dubreuil’s personal style. “I wanted to create a collection of all my favorite pieces—a classic shift dress, seventies-inspired wedges, soft cotton tees for men—that make up the perfect wardrobe for summer,” said Dubreuil, who revealed she’ll be spending hers in Corsica, Positano, and Montauk. “The Webster at Target pays homage to Miami Beach Art Deco and the boutique’s physical environment,” right down to prints based on the store’s vintage banana leaf wallpaper.

Out of the 211-piece collection of flamingo and Deco prints ($7 to $49), she calls out the color-blocked cardigan (“inspired by one my mom wore when I was a child”) and the mixed-print ruffle dress as personal favorites. Here, Dubreuil shows off some of her own designs for Target, and in the exclusive video, below, she talks about injecting Miami sunshine into her Target collection. As for her next collaboration, Dubreuil tells she is working with Pierre Hardy to have her favorite shoes ever made especially for The Webster (in exclusive colors) for Fall—don’t, however, expect Target prices on those.

Photos: Camilo Rios

On Our Radar: Bidermann For Barneys


Jeweler Aurélie Bidermann’s Gallic chic has a new, American counterpart: Bidermann, her new collection exclusively for Barneys. At a dinner in her honor at New York’s Il Buco Alimentari and Vineria last night, she looked every bit the Parisienne, surrounded by a cadre of Frenchwomen, including hostess Garance Doré and the Webster’s Laure Heriard Dubreuil, and decked head to toe in Alaïa—which, she revealed to an envious group of U.S. editors—is her usual. (An aunt in the fashion industry has been supplying it to her since she was a teenager.) She was also wearing, of course, a few key pieces from her new collection, which traipses between girlish clovers and pansies (pictured) to gladiatorial cuffs and collars, in brass and enamel. So were several of her dinner guests, like Rachel Chandler Guinness. Between platters of beets and ricotta, roast chicken, and gelato, Bidermann proclaimed herself “very, very excited” about her first-ever capsule collection. So are her new partners at Barneys. The store’s creative ambassador at large, Simon Doonan, gave dinner’s kickoff toast, proclaiming his great affection for the woman and her wares. Then he situated a Frenchy evening firmly on American soil: “Welcome to Arby’s,” he joked.

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The New Target


These days, there are certain designer milestones that indicate success—collaborating with Target has become one of them. Fresh from rolling out its latest designer collaboration with Jason Wu, the Minneapolis-based megastore is wasting no time tapping the nation’s latest style stars. Today, it unveiled its new design partnership project, dubbed The Shops at Target. For the first round, debuting in stores and on the Web May 6, the retailer is joining forces with five specialty boutiques across the U.S., including The Webster in Miami, Cos Bar in Aspen, The Candy Store in San Francisco, Polka Dog Bakery in Boston, and Privet House in Greenwich, for exclusive, limited-edition collections. In all, there will be nearly 400 items, ranging in price from $1 to $160. In a departure from its former GO International program, the retailer has set its sights beyond apparel, venturing into home decor, beauty, and even edibles (read: Target lollipops). Target, however, will also continue its stand-alone, limited-edition designer collections.

“I was super-excited to collaborate with Target,” The Webster owner Laure Heriard Dubreuil told at today’s New York press conference. “They allowed me to be creative, so the collection is completely my own style. It’s all the pieces that I love the most from my wardrobe.” That includes Brigitte Bardot-inspired espadrilles, Art Deco gold jewelry, and plenty of bohemian frocks in palm leaf prints based on the vintage wall coverings at the South Beach shop. Bonus: Everything in the line, which also includes men’s and children’s wear, costs less than $50. But that’s not all Dubreuil has to be excited about—she’s also prepping for her upcoming nuptials to her boyfriend, artist Aaron Young. As for breaking the news on the recent engagement? “It posted so quickly, I didn’t even get to tell my parents!”

Photo: Courtesy of Target