August 29 2014

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3 posts tagged "Natasha Royt"

Sally LaPointe Goes for Gold


New York fashion week officially kicks off in a week and a half, and in preparation, we’ve been running around the city sneak previewing several of the new Fall ’13 collections. At a recent studio visit with up-and-comer Sally LaPointe , the designer divulged that she’ll be showing jewelry—a collaboration with Meredith Kahn of Made Her Think—on the runway for the first time. Stylist Natasha Royt introduced the two designers, who used a gold bracelet that originally belonged to LaPointe’s boyfriend’s mother as a starting point. Kahn soldered together seven rows of chain links, all of which drape loosely around the wrist and are connected with a matching chain spine. While it was inspired by the 1994 Depeche Mode song “In Your Room,” LaPointe’s new lineup has a slight eighties vibe. And her collaborative bracelets are a fitting complement. The designer is also working with Alejandro Ingelmo on runway shoes for the third consecutive season. Ingelmo created booties with cutout sides and an architectural metallic heel that, like the bracelets (which will potentially be produced later), provides a “flash of gold.” Here, an exclusive look at Sally LaPointe’s gilded Fall accessories.

Sally LaPointe’s Fall ’13 show will take place February 8, at 11:00 a.m., at Pier 57 in New York.

Photo: Courtesy of Sally LaPointe

The Aesthete Debuts A “Modern” Valentine


If Valentine’s Day sounds to you like an occasion for a good old-fashioned barn-raising, you’re in luck. The newly launched fashion and culture site The Aesthete is celebrating the holiday without the usual hearts and chocolates. Its new video, “Modern,” directed by and starring Jon Beasley and Isabelle Albuquerque of Osk Studio, looks at love through a primly puritan lens. Beasley and Albuquerque play an early-American couple who journey magically from their rural home to modern New York City, dressed simply and severely in ascetic garb—if clothes by YSL, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Ralph Lauren, styled by Natasha Royt, can be called ascetic. The full film, with cinematography by Sundance award winner Bradford Young and an original score by Hecuba, premieres today on; an exclusive preview is below. Call it kismet, but settler style feels especially timely after Marc Jacobs debuted pilgrim buckle shoes on his runway last night. Is what’s old set to be new again? Hang on to your bonnets.

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Standing around with the rodarte sisters


Rodarte sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy would like their fans to take a stand. Literally: The duo’s show at the Gagosian Gallery yesterday was a cheap seat-free zone, and with most of the chairs taken up by A-listers like Natalie Portman, Kim Gordon, and Diane von Furstenberg, the majority of attendees found themselves peering over one another’s shoulders at the clothes from the standing section. And last night, at Rodarte’s Joanna Newsom-hosted, Moët-sponsored after-party, the standing around went social. Tiny Doyers Street in Chinatown has probably never seen a block party like the one that cropped up spontaneously outside Apotheke, as guests such as Olivier Zahm, André, Sabine Heller, Natasha Royt, Pamela Love, and Frank Tell eschewed the door in favor of the meet-and-greet on the street. As the party began to wind down, the Mulleavys could be found outside, as well—though, after the race to finish their collection in time for that afternoon’s show, it was fair to wonder how the sisters were still standing, period. “We started work on a few of the pieces in July,” Laura explained, “but honestly, pretty much everything got done in August. It was a sprint.” Now, at last, time to sit down.

Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images