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27 posts tagged "Roger Vivier"

Get Your Band Of Outsiders Without Going Outside, A Guide To Inès’ Paris, And More…


Band of Outsiders’ range of polos is called, per usual Sternbergian antics, “This Is Not a Polo Shirt.” Okay. But this is a new e-commerce site where you can buy them and have them shipped right to your door. [Blackbook]

Roger Vivier brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange (pictured) is writing a chic guide to Paris, after years of being hounded by journalists and friends for the best salon/restaurant/shop/anything else in her city. Finally, a Lonely Planet for the Chanel backpacking set! [WWD]

Mommie chic-est—Jourdan Dunn is back on the LFW runways a mere ten weeks after giving birth. [Vogue U.K.]

And today in unnecessary brand extensions: Jason Wu has put his name on a line of GE digital cameras to be sold on HSN. Jason, if you’re looking to fritter away the last of that MObama-accrued capital, this is probably a good way to go. [DVice via Racked]


Robbin’ Robin


Amid the week’s first art-fair previews in Miami, Roger Vivier gave some chic guests a peek at its new boutique in Bal Harbour Shops. Nestled up against Louis Vuitton in the luxury retail complex just north of Miami Beach, it’s a 1,000-square-foot space with dangling silver mobiles and Vivier’s signature pink carpets. “Incredibly chic,” Amanda Brooks declared.

Vivier brand ambassador Inès de la Fressange had flown in from Paris that afternoon for an ultrashort visit. “It’s like a dream,” she sighed. Not a perfect one—for one thing, she had the hiccups. “And I’m deaf, too. I don’t know if it’s because of the plane?”

Thankfully, those ailments seemed to clear up for the post-event dinner at Casa Tua, where de la Fressange shared a long table with young-marrieds Robin Thicke and Paula Patton, who came (from L.A.), saw, and conquered—without buying. “It was more of a take. We’re hoping no one notices or sends us a bill,” Thicke joked. “Robin is a klepto! He stole these sunglasses,” Patton giggled. Perhaps in an effort to make good, the R&B singer made a photographer wait for him to don the aviators in question before snapping his picture.

Photo: Gustavo Caballero, WireImage, Getty Images

A Yellow Birdie Told Us


London might have lured Matthew Williamson and Jonathan Saunders back home (for a season at least), but the Bowery has scored British pop sensation Little Boots. Otherwise known as Victoria Christina Hesketh (no relation to Sophia), Little Boots will play to a sold out crowd on the 16th. If you missed out on tickets, or will be otherwise occupied at the Roger Vivier and Gucci parties that night, not to worry: LB has designed a T-shirt for The Yellow Bird Project, a Canadian charity organization that makes tees with musicians and donates the proceeds to the creative’s charity of choice (in Hesketh’s case, it’s Music Is Power and British Heart Foundation). The YBP has also just released The Indie Rock Coloring Book, with images inspired by and in conjunction with artists such as Devendra Banhart, Rilo Kiley, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and MGMT. Prepare your crayons now. More information here:

Frisoni Frisson


Bruno Frisoni is in town, and there’s only one thing to do when a cobbler of his caliber lands on our side of the pond—throw the man a fabulous cocktail party followed by an intimate private dinner. That’s just what Amanda Brooks did last night, greeting shoe lovers like Dr. Lisa Airan and J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons at the label’s Madison Avenue boutique before heading down the block to La Goulue, the Upper East Side institution that’s set to close later this spring. Brooks and Frisoni go way back. “He gave me four pairs of shoes for my wedding and I was one of the many different people, I’m sure, to recommend him to Diego [Della Valle] for the Roger Vivier job,” she explained. “Bruno could design 17 different collections, that’s how talented he is.” As if to prove her point, the cash register kept ringing throughout the party (the French Riviera Spring collection just arrived), and we spied at least one editor doubling back through the Fall line, which was on preview in the store’s second-floor VIP section, to consider placing a special order for one of his felt tote bags. And Frisoni’s whirlwind New York tour continues. Tonight, he’ll be the guest of honor at another dinner, this one hosted by Vanessa von Bismarck.

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Vivier’s Too Two Tango


The economy might be dragging its feet, but as we have seen over the past few days, the couturiers—and souliers—are dreaming of walking on sunshine. At Roger Vivier, creative director Bruno Frisoni eschewed all thoughts of doom and gloom when conceiving his “One Is Too” couture collection in favor of excess. (Even the copywriter got in on the act, exalting over a model in which tones of “abandoned blues, shipwrecked pinks and emerald greens applaud in silence those who cast their eyes upon it.”) He played with the idea of plenty (two shoes), piling on the decoration (too too), but also made his models ingeniously multifunctional (two uses). The Dovima style, “which chirps of adventures to come,” for example, is decorated with 24-karat-dipped birds that can also be worn as hairclips. That’s a double shift we can get behind.