9 posts tagged "Pete Doherty"
Pete Doherty Wants to Sell You Rusty Mustard Tins and Poems in a Bottle, Not Ready-to-Wear, at His New Shop, “Rag & Bone”
Rocker and former Kate Moss flame Pete Doherty—whom The Guardian describes as looking like a “damp, overworked cherub”—has opened a shop in Camden Market, where he’ll sell the bric-a-brac collected over the course of a rock ’n’ roll life. Its name: Doherty Martin & Co.: Rag & Bone Collection.
Borderline copyright infringement? Probably not. More likely that Doherty and the design duo of David Neville and Marcus Wainwright are both drawing on the British idiom—a rag-and-bone man is a junk collector. (The great Irish poet Yeats, too, once wrote of “the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.”) In any case, even though Rag & Bone moved their men’s show to London last season, it’s doubtful that Doherty’s venture poses much of a threat to their brand. And in Doherty’s defense, his is the likelier shop if you’re looking for a rag and/or a bone: Its stock comprises rusty mustard tins, old magazine clippings, and Doherty-penned poems in a bottle. David Neville and Marcus Wainwright had no comment on the quasi coincidence.
Now that Kate Moss is a happily married missus, it feels like ages ago that she was rocking hard—maybe a little too hard—alongside then-beau Pete Doherty. So what’s the occasionally shambling Babyshambles rocker been up to while Kate’s been quieting down? Sunday’s interview in the The Guardian with Pete Doherty suggests he’s spent the past four years on the mend in Paris. Still trying to overcome his infamous heroin addiction, Doherty has taken up poetry, painting, and, of course, acting—not necessarily to acclaim. But while critics described his performance alongside Lily Cole and Charlotte Gainsbourg (who’s apparently not on the best of terms with the singer since he read her diary on set) in the period film Confession of a Child of the Century as “catastrophic” and “wooden,” his mother credits the project’s director, Sylvie Verheyde, with saving his life. Although he certainly seems calmer than in days gone by, he’s still causing the requisite modicum of trouble. Doherty claims to have been banned from the train system after stealing a conductor’s shoes, and that his presence in Paris offends good-looking French men.
Five Models For The Price Of One, Posh And Florence On The Rich List, Designers And Their Moms, And More…
i-D‘s latest issue is dedicated to “summer hedonism.” And what could be more hedonistic than five cover stars in place of the usual one—especially when they’re Stella Tennant, Amber Valletta, Daphne Groeneveld, Behati Prinsloo, and Kristen McMenamy? [Models.com]
Some models model (see above); the rest, it seems, collaborate on designs. The latest two to try their hands are Karen Elson and Kate Moss ex and occasional poster boy (for both designers and drug awareness) Pete Doherty. Elson is singing a new tune as an accessories designer for Nine West; her limited-edition collection hits stores in late August. And Doherty will create a limited-edition mini-collection of clothing for French label The Kooples in stores from October. [WWD]
For Mother’s Day, designers remembered their fondest style memories about Mom. In some cases, that meant her dressing them: Tory Burch recalled her mom helping her pick out a YSL black tulle and pink sequin prom dress—”a little daring for prom,” she says. But a few precocious kids started dressing their mothers, instead. Rachel Roy and Isaac Mizrahi were both outfitting mama from a young age. [NYT]
It pays to be Posh (and be married to David Beckham). The designer and her husband are the 19th wealthiest couple on the Rich List 2011 from London’s Sunday Times. Florence Welch (left) joins them on the list in the under-30s division. Her dog days are definitely over. [Vogue U.K.]
If you’ve always hankered for a piece of fine jewelry designed by embattled rocker and erstwhile Kate Moss beau Pete Doherty, you’re in luck. The Babyshambles front man stopped by Joseph in London last night to unveil Albion Trinketry, the 15-piece range of unisex jewelry he created with Hannah Martin, the Cartier-trained jeweler who designs her own namesake collection and has collaborated in the past with fellow English youngbloods Hannah Marshall and Carolyn Massey. (Earlier this year, Doherty played the opening party of Joseph’s refurbished Avenue Montaigne store.) The collection includes pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and cuff links, many of them playing on cross and Art Deco-ish starburst motifs. “We wanted to offer jewelry that may have not been seen before by our customer. How often does one go into a jewelry store? Not often,” opined Joseph Group CEO Sara Ferrero. “We are opening up the opportunity to buy jewelry in a different way—fine jewelry being shown in a relaxed [and] non-intimidating environment.” That was yesterday. Doherty spent today in an environment a shade less relaxed: the courts, where, English tabs gleefully reported, he is due to face another round of charges.
I’m not sure how our market editors missed this one, but Pete Doherty is launching a line of jewelry called Albion Trinketry. Britain’s Guardian newspaper has some fun with the announcement, as Britain’s newspapers are wont to do. “The range encapsulates Doherty’s love of things that look much older than they actually are, as evidenced by the state of most of his organs,” it asserts. But, assuming this isn’t an elaborate wind-up, I’m at least semi-intrigued. Unlike some Britpop supernovas-turned-designers—hello, Liam Gallagher—Doherty is a bona fide fashion icon. For proof, see the street-style pic at left from Nylon magazine, which identifies the singer only as “Peter, 26.” (The tie bar is clearly a sign of things to come.) Still, Doherty has some famous shoes to fill. I’m thinking of Keith Richards and the skull ring he wears as a daily reminder to resist the deadly allure of heroin. Apparently, that one’s available, too.