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Pamela Loves Parties

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Pamela Love’s approach to Fall ’13 was, as she succinctly put it, “No show, just a party.” Last night, the jewelry designer was at Milk Studios, her usual fashion-week venue—but she wasn’t posted in one of the white-walled studios. This time around, she was in the underground concert space, hosting a closing night of sorts for MADE fashion week. (This side of the Atlantic, at least: The emerging-designer-friendly platform will have its inaugural season in Paris later this month, at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild.)

Not that Love has been a slouch this show season: She did the accessories for Mara Hoffman, Creatures of the Wind, and Monique Lhuillier. Her Valentine’s Day basement party provided a warm-up of sorts for the back-in-action blues band VietNam, which has a new album out and is about to start touring. Fun fact: The band’s label, Mexican Summer, is run by Andres Santo Domingo and Keith Abrahamsson—gents who are both married to high-powered fashion pros.

“I definitely felt a little bit of emptiness in my heart this season, because I love doing presentations,” said Love, whose jewelry showcases tend to be the opposite of generic. “But I wanted to keep it more private this time around. And presentations are a lot of work.”

Photo: Carly Otness/BFAnyc.com

Monique Lhuillier Loves Jewelry

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This season, Monique Lhuillier has embarked on her very first jewelry collaboration. The lucky cohort? Pamela Love. “I was so inspired by malachite early in the design process for Fall ’13 and thought it would be amazing to have some beautiful jewelry on the runway. Pamela’s designs perfectly matched what I had in mind, so I called her up,” Lhuillier told Style.com. The jewelry range will bring a tough edge to Lhuillier’s feminine designs, and features statement gold collars, cuffs, and rings set with amethyst and malachite. “We worked with strong geometric shapes, which create a beautiful juxtaposition against the organic feeling of the stones,” offered Love. As for the clothes, which will be revealed at Lhuillier’s runway show on February 9, the designer hints that they have a dark, sexy Art Deco feel. “There are rich jewel tones, bold prints, and slim, elongated silhouettes,” says Lhuillier, adding, “The shoes add attitude in emerald green crushed velvet and black suede. They are knockout gorgeous!”

Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

The Split-Second Preview: Creatures of the Wind

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As we enter into a month of fashion shows, we’ve asked some of this season’s biggest stars and most anticipated new talents to offer a sneak peek. Naturally, it’s a busy time for everyone—designers and fashion watchers alike—so we’re pioneering the split-second preview: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. To view all of our Fall ’13 previews, click here.



WHO: Creatures of the Wind, designed by Shane Gabier and Chris Peters

WHERE: New York, NY

WHEN: Thursday, February 7

WHAT: “Contemporary 60s-inspired sunglasses x Selima Optique, hand-painted fabrics x Aline Cautis, jewelry x Pamela Love, shoes x Tabitha Simmons.” —Gabier and Peters sent us a shot of their collaborative Selima Optique sunglasses, above.

Pamela Love’s Summer Solstice

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Pamela Love may be a favorite among New York’s downtown urban darlings, but her Spring ’13 jewelry collection was all about the wonders of the great outdoors. “It was very much inspired by the idea of nature taking over and the whimsy and magic involved in that,” explains Love, noting that her organic offerings were a departure from the architectural, technology-inspired baubles she’s focused on the past few seasons. The designer further explored the concept via a new film, which debuts exclusively on Style.com (above). “It was a labor of love [no pun intended], like it always is,” says Love of the film, which was directed by her friend Skye Parrott and features pal Devendra Banhart’s song “Sight to Behold.” Shot in upstate New York, the ethereal short stars Crystal Renn, who transforms into a bewitching woodland goddess (which makes sense, considering Diana—the goddess of the forest and the hunt—influenced the collection) and finds Love’s wares wedged inside tree stumps, hanging from branches, and buried in the earth. “I love the idea of Crystal starting out with no jewelry and ending up completely covered in it,” says the designer. Renn has a literal out-of-body experience while frolicking in the great outdoors, dripping in leaf-shaped cuffs, chunky gold necklaces, a silver moon pendant, and a bevy of rings. But if we found a bunch of Love’s jewelry scattered in our backyard, we’d probably dance a little, too.

Nonstop Marc

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Marc Jacobs was the guest of honor at the WWD CEO Summit dinner last night. With Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Olivier Theyskens, and Pamela Love, among other New York design stars, looking on, Jacobs sat down with WWD’s Bridget Foley for an engaging interview that ranged from subjects like his favorite living designer (Miuccia Prada) and current projects (a beauty line with Sephora) to his recent absence from Page Six (“Kanye and Kim have taken my thunder,” he said) to the virtues of living in New York City in the pre-cell-phone age. “Everything felt like a first. It didn’t get tired,” Jacobs said. “Now it’s different, but then there were places where young artistic people could live. Madonna performed at the Roxy before anyone knew who Madonna was. Or Jean-Michel Basquiat. So many people were coming up. There were pockets of creativity. And all of that seemed new. And it was pre-computers, too, so people actually talked to each other, and they did go to clubs. I don’t think there were iPhones or text messaging, so everybody either talked to each other or ignored each other, but they did it face-to-face.”

Describing the nonstop work as “like one prolonged day” between now and the Louis Vuitton show in early March, Jacobs alluded to an upcoming meeting about his Louis Vuitton contract. “So the contract,” Foley said, pressing him for more information, but Jacobs demurred. “We’re discussing that this week,” he said, as if to indicate that anything could still happen. When his boss at Louis Vuitton, Bernard Arnault, came up another time, Jacobs was more forthcoming. “I always feel like Babe the Pig, with the farmer, where Mr. Arnault will say, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ He was very pleased with [Daniel] Buren [our Spring collaborator], and he was very pleased with the train [from Fall 2012]; he’s been a lot more forthcoming. But there’s been a good ten out of fifteen years where it was, ‘That’ll do, Pig.’ “

At the end of the interview, Foley invited the audience to ask questions. Martha Stewart was among the guests who spoke up. “I asked my Twitter followers what they’d like to know,” she began, “and they asked, Who’s your greatest inspiration? And if you cook, and your favorite color.”

“I love red, I don’t cook at all, and who inspires me? Well, all of the people I work with inspire me, and my friends inspire me. I couldn’t give you one name.”

Stewart pressed, “They also asked, Who’s your favorite porn star?”

“Well, my favorite ex-porn star,” he said, “is a guy named Eddie.”

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