August 21 2014

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2 posts tagged "Melania Trump"

Christy Turlington’s Little Secret, Volcanic Inspiration, And More…


Newly minted director Christy Turlington Burns on how being a supermodel affects her life as a public policy grad at Columbia: “They are so much younger than I am and the supermodel time was such a long time ago, thank God.” OK, Christy, we won’t tell them about the reported Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 ad campaign if you don’t. [WWD]

The wait will soon be over. Melania Trump’s jewelry line for QVC goes on sale in two weeks, four days after Mrs. Trump’s 40th birthday. Pieces top out at $200 and are “every bit as sparkly as its creator.” Add these to your Ivanka Trump pieces and you’ll have enough bling for a year’s worth of charity balls. [NYT]

Mary-Kate Olsen rocked a backpack at the opening party for Otarian. This trend is on. [HuffPo]

When life gives you volcanic ash, make…a tunic. Eyjafjallajokull’s incredibly annoying eruption Tuesday led Icelandic fashion brand E-Label to create a special-edition tunic printed with images of the natural phenomenon. We’re sure that this, for all the hundreds stuck in European airports, makes it worth it. [Racked]

A Few Good Men—Besides Marc Jacobs—Try Skirts


As the costume designer of Gossip Girl, Eric Daman knows from plaid skirts. So he was an obvious choice to jazz up the proceedings at the eighth annual Dressed to Kilt party and men-in-skirts fashion show, hosted by Hollywood’s go-to Scots, Sir Sean and Lady Connery. “Oh, I did my research. I hunted around and found this great Web site,, that sells them in all sorts of fabrics,” Daman said of his classic red tartan. He was on hand to judge the charity runway show (proceeds went to various veterans’ causes through the Erskine Hospital), but with his stacks of bejeweled bangles and layers of necklaces, he showed up a few of the catwalkers. “Well, yeah, I had to put my own spin on things,” the stylist admitted with a smile. “But I would love to see Gerard Butler in a kilt.”

Daman wasn’t the only one hoping for a glimpse of The Bounty Hunter star, but it turned out Butler, who was expected to hit the catwalk, missed the event because he went a bit closer to the source—the actor was rumored to be currently in Scotland. Never mind, there was plenty of action on the runway sans Mr. 300. Kyle MacLachlan (pictured) accessorized with combat boots. Joan Jett managed to make her Scottish ensemble very Gareth Pugh by accessorizing her look with a maxi patent black leather coat and a Mohawk feathered headdress by the young milliner William Chambers. Al Roker, who told us he “wasn’t all that nervous” despite it being his first ever fashion show, ended up doing a jig down the runway. And Donald Trump, Jr., pulled off a mustard yellow and black kilt with admirable style while Trump, Sr. (who gamely stated earlier, “Sure, I would wear a kilt”) and Melania cheered him on. But it was Marcus Schenkenberg who nailed the motto of the evening. A Dressed to Kilt veteran, the male model had this bit of advice: “You just let it all hang loose.”

Photo: Lloyd Bishop