189 posts tagged "Louis Vuitton"
The latest issue of V takes Spring’s print-mad looks out for a spin and finds they work great on both twiggy mannequin Jacquelyn Jablonski and plus-size stunner Crystal Renn (above). Finally, fashion everyone can wear—well, except anyone whose office mandates skirts longer than hip length.
Watch out, surfing—horseback riding could soon be fashion’s favorite aspirational sport. Charlotte Casiraghi‘s a fan, and fellow equestrian—and royal—Zara Phillips (her grandmum’s the Queen) has designed a line of riding togs for the British activewear brand Musto. We love the crop as an accessory. [WWD]
Speaking of accessories, a few brave fashion editors road-tested Louis Vuitton‘s famous bunny ears on the streets of New York. The takeaway? New Yorkers over the age of 5 are way too cool to acknowledge your outré headwear. [The Cut]
2009′s other unconventional accessory of choice, Alexander McQueen‘s aquatic-fang/disco-lobster shoes were apparently not such a hot commodity with Abbey Lee Kershaw, Natasha Poly, and Sasha Pivovarova. The trio refused to walk the runway in the 10-inchers, citing hazards to their health. [Grazia]
Shop. Get coddled. [NYT]
With just ten shopping days left until Christmas, the frantic race for the shiniest, newest gift (for yourself or others) is officially in full force. One way to dodge the mania? Go for the old and historic instead. Two Soho boutiques are throwing vintage shopping fêtes this week, where you can scoop up the best of the past, help out some do-gooding charities, and knock back a flute or two of Champagne while you’re at it.
The nonprofit SoHo Partnership recently opened Use Your Head, a designer resale boutique, and is celebrating some very generous recent donations with a cocktail event tonight. It’s good to have friends in high—that is, 10012—places. Seventies-era accessories and ready to wear from Courrèges, Lanvin, Alaïa, Vuitton, and Ferré are mixed in with modern pieces from the likes of Phi pre-fall ’09, and there are some unbelievable steals in the lot. Keep an eye out for vintage legend Tiffany Dubin’s pristine Fendi fur, just one of the many items she’s rumored to have gifted the store. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to the Partnership’s homelessness outreach programs.
Or, if a pedigreed past isn’t of concern when it comes to your vintage, head to the Madewell shop on Broadway for Refinery 29′s Very Vintage Holiday Party. The R29 editors spent months thrifting their way through the tri-state area, and their spoils—everything from a YSL jacket to a leopard-print evening bag—are yours for the taking. Indie pop band Au Revoir Simone will be on hand to deejay, and wearing your own vintage outfit gets you 20 percent off Madewell purchases that night. After all this, goodwill is just the icing on the cake—but you’ll be glad to know proceeds from the vintage pieces will go to BARC, the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition.
Holiday cocktail party at Use Your Head, Tuesday, December 15, 6 to 9 p.m., at 262 Mott Street; RSVP to email@example.com. Very Vintage Holiday Party, Wednesday, December 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Madewell Soho, 486 Broadway; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Move over, Madonna. Louis Vuitton’s new face for Spring is Lara Stone, who’s been shot by Steven Meisel rolling around in the dirt. Vuitton exec Antoine Arnault described the campaign as “fresh and summery,” hopefully to coincide with brighter times—because nothing says “financial rebound” like mud-caked finery. [WWD]
Meanwhile, Akris has a new face for Spring, too: Omnipresent Daphne Guinness, who rocks a jet-black bob. Badger stripe or no, the eccentric heiress is about as unlikely a client for the minimalist Swiss label as could be, but somehow it’s working. [Fashionista]
Lady Gaga opted for a floor-length red PVC gown, with enormous puff sleeves and matching eye decals, to meet Queen Elizabeth II of England. That’s a relief. We were worried she was going to go with something weird. [New York]
And an item we missed the first time around from Basel: Ryan McGinley recently hit Utah for a Winter Olympics shoot with outfits by…Rodarte. Theirs are some of the most flammable outfits we’ve ever seen, so here’s hoping the Olympic torch was kept at a prudent distance. [Hint Mag]