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August 21 2014

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10 posts tagged "Peaches Geldof"

RIP Peaches Geldof

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ETAM : Outside Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015Word came this morning that Peaches Geldof has died in Wrotham, England, at age 25. Daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, her mother died of a drug overdose when Geldof was 11 years old. Known for her modeling work and as a television presenter, at just 16 Geldof was dubbed one of Tatler‘s top 10 fashion icons of 2006. She is survived by her father, sisters Pixie and Fifi Trixibelle, half-sister Tiger Lily, and sons Astala and Phaedra. As of now, the cause of death is still undetermined.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting…Sibling

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The Fall ’13 menswear collections begin today in London, followed by the shows at Florence’s Pitti Uomo, in Milan, and in Paris. Before their shows, we’ll be breaking off bite-size previews of what’s to come from some of the most anticipated names.

WHO: Sibling

WHEN: Tuesday, January 8

WHERE: London, England

WHAT (TO EXPECT): “Fall launched from an image of Paula Yates’ tattoo. The tattoo was In Memoriam of Richard Hell, who ‘taught her about sex.’ The collection then became very much about self-referencing—the idea of ‘in memory of.’ The Sibling ideas are pushed forward and mutated, and then humor and a very English attitude are twisted in by our stylist, Katie Grand, for catwalk looks.” —Cozette McCreery, Joe Bates, and Sid Bryan. The designers sent us a preview from the Sibling studio (left) and an inspiration image (below). Nota bene: despite the “in memoriam of” theme, punk rocker and former Voidoids frontman Richard Hell is actually alive; Paula Yates, the British TV presenter and mother of It girls Peaches and Pixie Geldof, passed away in 2000.

Spike Jonze’s New Cast

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Just so we’re clear: Opening Ceremony’s L.A. outpost threw a party this weekend…for its parking lot. “It’s important to acknowledge these things,” said filmmaker and OC fan Spike Jonze. “If a friend of yours gets a parking lot, that’s pretty cool.”

There you have it. (Expect copycat parking lot parties to start springing up any second now.) For a little clarification, we turned to Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon, who explained that where New York stores practice window dressing, Los Angeles turns to pavement. “In L.A., I feel like store windows are kind of unnecessary, so we wanted to take the store window idea and make it into a more elaborate thing,” Leon said. Mission accomplished: He and partner Carol Lim commissioned Jonze to create three air dancers (above)—yep, the blow-up nylon creatures typically found at car dealerships—poised outside the entrance to OC’s accessories shop. “We got a new sign, and we’ve kind of been nerdily obsessed with making these for a while,” Leon went on.”Spike designed them and then I got them manufactured and we decided to do a big BBQ to celebrate.” Leon’s mom, a professional caterer, supplied tacos and churros, and Peaches Geldof, Aziz Ansari, Chloë Sevigny, Rashida Jones, and Mischa Barton all turned out to have a look. (For more pictures, click below.) Call it a California thing. “Growing up in L.A., being from here, you drive around a lot and you always see them. And they’re so cool. Who doesn’t love an air dancer?” Lim chimed in. (She and Leon both grew up in Southern California.) But if you love them, go now; the trio of Gumby-esque dancers isn’t permanent. Jonze’s contribution is the first installation of an ongoing artist collaboration series slated for Opening Ceremony’s West Coast outpost. Of the next partnership, set to hit the store in two months, Leon would say only that “it’s another fine artist and someone who works in painting and drawing.” Continue Reading “Spike Jonze’s New Cast” »

London’s In A New York, New York State Of Mind

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Have iPod, will travel. That seemed to be the thinking behind last night’s New York, New York party, which hopped the Channel from its traditional home at Paris fashion week and touched down at London nightspot Sketch. “I like to say we were invited by the Queen,” joked Sophomore designer Chrissie Miller, who co-hosted the party with, among others, Grand Life’s Tommy Saleh and Style.com editor at large Derek Blasberg. “I just wish she’d do something about the fucking smoking laws!” That was a taste of NYC many partygoers could’ve done without, but other hometown imports were more popular. When Miller took Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind” for a spin during one of her stints at the turntable, there were plenty of British Isles accents to be heard in the crowd sing-along (pictured).

“I just came for the toilets,” quipped menswear designer Aitor Throup, who was huddled in the corner with Erdem Moralioglu. “Seriously—you have to check them out, they’re insane.” He wasn’t wrong. The loos at Sketch are space-age, egg-shaped pods that talk to you. But the real attraction at the party was the company, which included both New Yorkers (Leigh Lezark and Julia Restoin-Roitfeld) and Londoners (Peaches Geldof, Charlotte Dellal, Henry Holland, and Stephen Jones). Turns out the cities aren’t so different, either. “It practically feels like home,” deadpanned Miller, as she grabbed her jacket and went outside for a smoke.

Photo: Chrissie Miller

Charivari Founder Dies, Ronnie Wood Designs, And More…

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Selma Weiser, founder of cutting-edge Upper West Side boutique Charivari, died late last Friday at 84. Famous for giving Marc Jacobs his first job in fashion and discovering Yohji Yamamoto and Ann Demeulemeester, Weiser will be missed. [WWD]

Burberry’s Christopher Bailey and Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massenet were named Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the Queen this Saturday, to which we say, most excellent. [WWD]

The best part of this article about Peaches Geldof kissing is a girl is that the headline calls it “do[ing] a LiLo.” Acting will officially not be part of Miss Lohan’s legacy. [The Daily Mail]

Ronnie Wood wants to make you a Liberty of London jersey dress with a matching clutch. You’ve been warned. [Grazia Daily]

Photo: Nick Machalaba / Courtesy of WWD