15 posts tagged "Leandra Medine"
“We wanted to show how beautiful the pieces look in real life, not just under studio lights,” said Jodie Snyder, one half of the design duo behind Dannijo jewelry, at their Fall ’12 presentation/dinner last night.
Their latest collection, Deco Gatsby, was modeled by a host of the designers’ friends, including Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and Becka Diamond. “I love their statement cuffs—it’s like this necklace was made for me,” gushed Vena Cava designer Lisa Mayock; one piece was named in her honor.
The gathering at Kingswood was a welcome change from fashion week’s more formal presentations, with the sibling designers mingling around the room to check on their guests. “It was actually Lisa’s idea,” admitted Jodie of the seated dinner. “Vena Cava did a similar event for their last collection and it felt so much more intimate than a show.”
The jewelry, featuring vintage mosaics, oxidized glass, and mixed crystals, spans a spectrum of styles, and as with previous collections, the designer’s eye could be seen in each piece. “Danielle and I can have quite different aesthetics, but they always coordinate in some way,” said Jodie, motioning toward a spectacular turquoise necklace. “But look at all those crystals—that one’s mostly mine!” she laughed.
The suiting label Alex & Eli recently launched its e-commerce site, The Tailor Shop, which allows shoppers to customize one of four blazer silhouettes with their own choices of linings, fabrics, and buttons. “We envisioned creating an online store that channeled Savile Row, a place where dapper women could take part in sartorial experience,” says Anna Zeman, one half of the design duo. To celebrate the launch, Zeman and her business partner Aja Singer have enlisted a series of guest “tailoresses” to create a limited-edition blazer to their liking for sale on the site. Up next: Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller.
“She is definitely a girl that’s got some blazer swagger,” Singer tells Style.com. “And that’s what we’re all about…blazer swagger.” Medine designed a luxe two-toned blazer ($535) in forest green, with navy-blue suede sleeves and fur pompoms on the zippers. “We called it the ‘Mr. G’ because of a mutual obsession with the Australian TV show Summer Heights High,” Medine says. “Chris Lilley plays three different characters in the show, one of which is an overachieving, hyper performing-arts teacher—I think the blazer speaks well to [that] aesthetic.”
As for what’s next for the girls of Alex & Eli, Zeman says, “We are so focused on launching the gorgeous Mr. G blazer (and getting all those pompoms sewn on)” in time for the November 17 Soho House New York launch party (open to the public with RSVP to email@example.com) “that we can’t see much farther than three feet in front of our faces.”
There’s nothing like a girl with a mustache to repel a man. But thankfully, this gilded mustache pendant necklace, dubbed the Salvador, is a less hairy situation. Today, the sister duo behind Dannijo, Danielle and Jodie Snyder, and the Man Repeller‘s Leandra Medine launch their new capsule collection, Mr. Dannijo. The girls have managed to do feminine menswear, with chunky collar necklaces and metal cuffs topped by a trio of bow ties ($38 to $318). Disclaimer: Tuxedo not included.
Talk about multitasking: Juergen Teller’s new campaign for Marc Jacobs—starring Masha Kirsanova and Caroline Brasch Nielsen—was shot backstage at Jacobs’ Spring ’11 show (left). [Fashionologie]
The womenswear winners of London’s NewGen sponsorships were announced earlier this week, and now the prize is spotlighting the men: J.W. Anderson, Christopher Shannon, and James Long will show their menswear on the runway during LFW’s Man Day, while Lou Dalton, Katie Eary, Omar Kashoura, and knit wits Sibling will have their presentations supported. (Men’s designer Christopher Raeburn, who was listed among the winners yesterday, will also have his installation underwritten.) [Vogue U.K.]
It’s time (again) for Diane von Furstenberg to clear some space on her mantel: The indefatigable designer will receive amfAR’s Award of Courage—alongside President Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Taylor—at the AIDS research nonprofit’s silver anniversary gala next year. [WWD]
Leandra Medine, better known as the voice of Man Repeller, is the high priestess of high-waisted pants—and shoulder pads, schlumpy layers, and all of the other “girls get it, guys don’t” fashion choices out there. Men may be repelled, but the Times wasn’t; Medine got the full profile treatment today. [NYT]
And here’s more from Ford: The latest glimpses of TF’s womenswear come courtesy of W, which shot a few looks, styled by Alex White and shot by Inez and Vinoodh, on Lara Stone. [W]