April 17 2014

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42 posts tagged "Miranda Kerr"

Minnie Mortimer’s Chicer Take On Flying Style


There’s nothing fancy about Minnie Mortimer’s MO.”I have a very strange plan, which is sort of no plan. I make whatever I feel like I want to wear,” the designer said last night at the launch of her Spring 2010 collection at Scoop in the Meatpacking District. That means men’s shirting, feminine silhouettes—a combination of ease and sexiness. “I live on the plane, I feel like, and that’s a big inspiration—everything sort of folds up and gets in your suitcase,” she explained. The L.A.-based, New York-raised designer is making clothes with bicoastal girls like herself in mind. That works for Miranda Kerr (pictured with Mortimer), who came by the store after a busy day of appointments, and brought her man, Orlando Bloom, to the dinner afterward that Scoop CEO Susan Davidson had organized for Mortimer and friends including Brian Atwood and Lorenzo Martone at the Standard Grill.

“The great thing about Minnie’s collection is that you just put it straight on and you’re ready to walk out the door,” Kerr offered. Kerr hadn’t literally thrown on her black and white striped jersey number in a cab, but she assured us she could have. “I have great skills with changing. Taking clothes on and off—that’s my job, baby.”

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T Minus 72 Hours: A Sneak Peek At The Victoria’s Secret Show


Alessandra Ambrosio has walked Victoria’s Secret’s Fashion Show so many times—eight, maybe nine—she’s lost count. But she won’t forget this Thursday, when she’s scheduled to open the show, an honor she’s never enjoyed before. Her outfit? A neon chartreuse bra-and-undies set and a pair of matching wings made from a single laser-cut piece of plastic by Victoria’s Secret first-timer Alexander Koutny. “I’m really excited, but I’m really nervous,” the model told us. “I consider it the biggest show on earth.”

Koutny, a Central Saint Martins grad who was born in Johannesburg, is a bit more understated than the Brazilian model, but it’s safe to say that the New York-based designer, who was recruited by the show’s stylist Charlotte Stockdale, is every bit as thrilled. He worked with Marjan Pejoski when the London designer put Björk in her infamous swan dress for the Oscars, but despite that experience, he told us, “I’ve never done something so theatrical, so bold. It just came out.” Of his 15 initial “Star Trooper” designs, six or seven will make it into the show. Koutny describes his own luxury ready-to-wear as “organic, but modern,” and a quick perusal of his Web site revealed sculptural yet wearable dresses, coats, and separates in the Maria Cornejo school. So where did the inspiration come from? “My mom was a closet Trekkie,” he said.

We witnessed Miranda Kerr being fit in his rocket cone shoulder rigging over the weekend, and we couldn’t help but notice there was something very Fall 2009 about the outfit. “It’s not the tennis ball shoulder,” Koutny said, referring to the influential Balmain collection. “It’s the rocket shoulder.” Kerr, for her part, reported that it felt empowering to be wearing launch rockets on her shoulders. “You better watch out, I may go flying off into the audience and this time I won’t need wings,” she laughed. “You can quote me on that.”

Photo: Steven Torres

Tom Binns’ Dirty Decade, Chanel Gets Her Wings, And More…


Cintra Wilson on Tom Binns’ new West Village store: “[He] proves he has no problem dredging all the desirable filth out of the ’80s and adding a bit of his own.” Yes, this is a compliment. [NYT]

Milla Jovovich is Tommy Hilfiger‘s newest hire. The newlywed designer/actress/model has been tasked with creating the next limited-edition Breast Health International bag. [WWD]

From the lips of Narciso Rodriguez: “You need a pair of clogs and a jumpsuit.” Go forth. [HuffPo]

Tom Ford will never let a bad day affect his love of crocodile. And by crocodile we’re pretty sure he means shoes. [NY Post]

Chanel Iman and Lindsay Ellingson are among Victoria’s Secret’s newest angels. We’re not sure if this is more or less baffling than Miranda Kerr at Balenciaga. [Fashionologie]

Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker have been named to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Uh-huh, that President. [Vogue U.K.]

Photo: Greg Kessler

Yea, Nay, or Eh: Miranda Kerr’s New Edge


Is it just us, or is Miranda Kerr dispensing with her sweet bombshell look in favor of experimenting with a somewhat edgier wardrobe? Kerr may have taken just one turn on the Balenciaga runway, but perhaps that’s all it takes to shift a sensibility. At any rate, the bouncy curls have been slicked down, and while she is showing a fair amount of leg, they’re shod in a rather mannish flat cowboy bootie. Word has it that Nicolas Ghesquière’s campaign will feature Kasia Struss and three other lesser-known models, none of which are Kerr. Perhaps she’s simply angling for another major Paris casting. Whatever the reason, we’re loving this playing-against-type evolution. What do you think of Kerr’s less sunshine-y look? Will it help this angel lose her wings to land in more high-fashion shows?

Photo: PhotoNews International Inc./FilmMagic

Rodarte Plays With Dolls, We Play Guessing Games, And More…


Laura and Kate Mulleavy are filling Colette with Living Dead Dolls. Don’t even feign surprise. [NYT]

There’s still no word on a successor at Maison Martin Margiela, though rumor has it the mysterious designer himself approached Raf Simons to be his anonymous heir. [Vogue U.K.]

Speaking of rumors, remember the one that had Alber Elbaz taking the reins at Chanel? It’s still smoking, while we try to spot the fire. [Vogue U.K.]

Bags by Binns? It’s not too good to be true. The jeweler is expanding his accessory reach with the launch this spring of white leather bags covered in studs, in three sizes and prices, from $650 to $1,850. [WWD]

Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr pronounces her casting with Nicolas Ghesquière and Balenciaga stylist Marie-Amelie Sauve a “total unexpected surprise.” Us too, Miranda, us too. []

Audrey Hepburn’s clothes are up for grabs this December at the Royal Opera Arcade in London. The auction lot includes Givenchy cocktail dresses, original Valentino designs, and lots of super-chic accessories. Gamine sensibility and clothes-hanger frame not included. [Telegraph]

Photos: Larry Busacca/Wireimage