23 posts tagged "Lauren Santo Domingo"
In keeping with the tradition of using his famous stylish fans as his models (Vanessa Traina, Lauren Santo Domingo, and Kate Lanphear, to name a few), Eddie Borgo brought on V‘s Cecilia Dean to star in his latest ad campaign. “Cecilia was a natural progression for us; she exemplifies all those mysterious, sexy elements of a woman with effortless style,” Borgo tells Style.com. “I was so nervous, at first, to ask for her participation, but so thrilled when she accepted at a friend’s dinner party in Paris.” The collection was inspired by magic and the occult, referencing the work of British occultist Austin Osman Spare and Robert Mapplethorpe’s projects outside of photography. “The connection between the two artists was their ability to create imagery that was simultaneously strong as it was elegant and refined,” explains Borgo. His translation of the two artists’ work came in the form of geometric shapes, like stars and pentagrams, which he then covered in white powder “to evoke the feeling of lace.”
For the shoot, he enlisted his go-to team: stylist Keegan Singh and photographer Paul Maffi. Here, catch Dean in action in this Style.com exclusive video along with a shot from the campaign.
To make a star, or perpetuate one? That was the question the judges of this year’s Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize asked themselves as they deliberated over a list of 77 contending designers at New York’s Le Bernardin on Wednesday afternoon. After two hours of discussion, this year’s panel of judges, which included Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa (pictured, right), Thom Browne, Marchesa’s Keren Craig, Giovanna Battaglia, Elizabeth Saltzman Walker, Derek Blasberg, Shala Monroque, and Lauren Santo Domingo, had whittled the list down to five names in a miraculously seamless manner.
“Let me tell you, last year it was not that easy—there was definitely shouting,” said Bronwyn Cosgrave of the panel she assembled last year. (The group included the likes of Manolo Blahnik and Daphne Guinness, and gave the top prize to Thomas Tait.) “I’m excited by this year’s list because at the end of the day, I started this project to help young designers get their name out there and to support them.” That mission became a clear group initiative after judges repeatedly brought up familiar names like Cushnie et Ochs, Ohne Titel, and Jen Kao, and then eventually removed them from the running for the $40,000 prize and the opportunity to show during Paris Fashion Week. Instead, the group chose lesser-known names like jewelry label Anndra Neen, Sofia Sizzi’s womenswear line, Giulietta, Siki Im (pictured, left), and Setareh Mohtarez (an unknown who judges repeatedly mentioned for the beautiful sculptural work). The only debatable exception to the rule was the fifth finalist: Julian Louie. “He interned for me at Calvin and he’s extremely talented,” Costa said of the designer. In addition to working with Costa, he’s received guidance from Santo Domingo, and recently finished a shoe collaboration with Aldo. The winner will be announced in late October.
Spring ’12 sketches, binoculars, his kid’s artwork, a large and growing collection of Air Jordans and Adidas sneakers. That’s only part of the inventory of Rag & Bone designer and co-founder Marcus Wainwright. It’s also what you’ll find on the label’s new blog, relaunching tomorrow at Rag-bone.com. “While we have had our blog since the launch of our Web site, we are evolving our format to incorporate new features and more robust, original content,” Wainwright tells Style.com. “Our regular posts will include contributing friends of the brand who share their interests and inspirations.” Those friends include everyone from editor-slash-DJ Andrew Bevan (who shares 50 favorite tracks) to blogger Sean Sullivan of the Impossible Cool (who ticks off his picks for the first “Stuff We Love” column), as well as Hanneli Mustaparta, Wainwright, and partner David Neville. Before tomorrow’s launch, Style.com snagged the preview above.
From The Catwalk To The Dot-Com, The New Faces (Maybe) Of “Young Hollywood,” Accessorizing McQ, And More…
Get ready for a whole new modus operandi for shopping, courtesy of a new fashion Web site: Moda Operandi. Founded by Vogue contributing editor Lauren Santo Domingo and entrepreneur Aslaug Magnusdottir, the site will allow shoppers to preorder pieces directly from the runway—which means, the founders hope, more editorial and experimental pieces reaching consumers’ hands. Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Alexander Wang, and Giambattista Valli are all among the designers who’ve pledged to make select pieces available for orders on the site within 48 hours of their runway shows. [WSJ]
Hollywood newcomer Rooney Mara is the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, but there’s some dispute over where she’ll be flaunting it. Mara is said to have been first choice for an upcoming Vanity Fair cover, but disputes over who would shoot it have shunted her to W. Meanwhile, VF is busy picking stars for its upcoming “Young Hollywood” cover. Nothing’s confirmed, but Natalie Portman (left), James Franco, Ryan Reynolds, Rashida Jones, and Paula Patton have all been mentioned, as has Noomi Rapace, the Swedish actress who starred in the original film version of Dragon Tattoo. [WWD]
Whither the new, expanded McQ collection? According to designer Pina Ferlisi, bags, shoes, and jewelry, as well as limited runs on select items. “There’s a lot of disposable fashion around, and McQ will certainly not feel like that—it will be precious,” she told British Vogue. [Vogue U.K.]
What does it take to move a thousand sweaters? If you’re an online retailer, like Shopbop, Bluefly, or Gilt, the perfect model. The Times explores the phenomenon of the new class of online supers, so recognized for their repeat bookings at sample sale and e-tail Web sites that they get called out in public. Cindy, Naomi, Kate: Meet “the Redhead” (and buy a scarf online, while you’re at it.) [NYT]
And just in case you were curious: Conan O’Brien loves jeggings. “When I see women on the lot here walking around wearing jeggings, I just do a back flip,” he told Tim Gunn on his show. [Styleite]