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24 posts tagged "Lauren Santo Domingo"

From The Catwalk To The Dot-Com, The New Faces (Maybe) Of “Young Hollywood,” Accessorizing McQ, And More…

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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]

Photo: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

Blasblog: Flower Power

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So far, Erdem Moralioglu has had a pretty fabulous 2010. There have been the multiple red-carpet appearances (thanks, Keira Knightley!), a fabulous Fall show during London fashion week, and the BFC/Vogue Fashion Fund award. So his friend Lauren Santo Domingo thought it would be nice to host a little soirée for the designer on the Upper East Side’s Le Grenouille on Friday afternoon. With the restaurant’s famous flower decorations, it turned out to be the perfect setting for an artist who is so often drawn to floral prints—right down to the ones on the Smythson notebooks he gave to attendees. (They complemented Santo Domingo’s, Fabiola Beracasa’s, and Lizzie Tisch’s Erdem dresses.) “Two of my favorite things,” Santo Domingo toasted, “are beautiful dresses and springtime—and we’ve got both of those here today.” The guest of honor, who had arrived just the day before, was slightly jetlagged, but it was nothing a handful of New York’s chicest young ladies couldn’t pep him out of. He later told me that a post-lunch spin through Marina Abramovic’s rather risqué show at MoMA—the one the style set has been flocking to—also helped keep his eyes open, so to speak.

Prabal Gurung: “The Vision Gets Clearer Every Season”

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The Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation awards, announced this morning, gave seven lucky designers a cool $25,000 to put toward their Fall 2010 shows. Among them: our pal Prabal Gurung (pictured, a look from his standout Spring 2010 show, on which the win was judged). We caught up with the Nepal-born designer for a few words on his runway debut, his red-carpet fans, and a few starlets (sadly unnamed!) who don’t quite measure up to the PG standards.

Congrats, Prabal, on your award. What can we expect from the Fall 2010 collection?
It’s like I always say: From one season to the next, it’s an evolution, not a revolution. Whatever I do in one season, I can do better, and I want to get to a point where it reaches perfection. The vision gets clearer and clearer every season. But it’s going to be the same idea: beautiful fabrics, lots of draping and tailoring, an old-school way of making clothes done in a modern way. But it’s my first runway show and it’s definitely going to have a little bit of attitude.

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Blasblog: 24 Hours in the Capital with LSD

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Yes, I am an absolute New Yorker to the jaded core. But ever since I took a very touching field trip to the nation’s capital as a boy, I’ve also been a very big fan of Washington, D.C.. So when Vogue‘s Lauren Santo Domingo invited me to tag along on a day trip down to the District of Columbia, I quickly signed up.

We left Thursday morning, and after a train ride spent gabbing and reading the most embarrassing sort of tabloid literature, hit the town and went straight for the new National Museum of the American Indian. It’s rich in the history of nearly every tribe in the Western Hemisphere, not to mention rich in style ideas: Some of those Indians had major beaded belts and moccasins.

Next we hit up a sports bar for burgers and to catch up on local news, which was roughly 50 percent coverage of the White House party crashers and 50 percent coverage of Tiger Woods’ many alleged mistresses. Finally, it was off to Lauren’s party for Tiffany & Co., where the LSD dressed a few models and regaled D.C.’s chicest ladies with a few fashion bons mots. “Coco Chanel used to say, before you leave the house take one thing off; now I say, when you’re on your way out put one more thing on!” But the highlight was meeting the sort of ladies that will no doubt be the next pack of Bravo reality stars. Our nation’s capital can churn out Real Housewives to rival New York’s, New Jersey’s, or Atlanta’s—including party-crasher (and Bravo contractee) Michaele Salahi, who didn’t make an appearance. I don’t think she was invited to the cocktail party, but as we all know…

Photo: Tony Powell / Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

Blasblog: Roberta’s New York Layover

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“I love coming to New York,” Roberta Armani announced at Lauren Santo Domingo’s dinner in her honor at the Standard this weekend. “In fact, I’d like to move. Someone find me a good reason—a husband, perhaps—and I’ll set up here.” If it’s a sportsman she’s after, there were a few on hand at the de facto after-party upstairs at the Boom Boom Room. Tatiana Santo Domingo, Jen Brill, Amy Greenspon, Hayley Bloomingdale, and Emma Watson were mingling with a few of the Rangers—Sean Avery, Aaron Voros, and Michael Del Zotto, all perhaps drowning their sorrows after their loss earlier in the evening to the Florida Panthers. Might be a good match; Armani travels about as much as a pro athlete. She’d hardly settled in when she had to make her way out, flying to L.A. for the American Music Awards and then, ten hours later, back to New York to host a dinner for Cate Blanchett at the Armani restaurant in the brand’s Fifth Avenue flagship tonight before continuing to Milan.

Photo: Derek Blasberg