25 posts tagged "Roger Vivier"
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: www.yellowbirdproject.com.
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.
To celebrate the arrival of Roger Vivier’s new made-to-order Cut-Up bag, Inès de la Fressange (pictured here with bag in tow) hosted an intimate cocktail party last week among friends at the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré boutique. On hand were her daughters Nine, 15, a budding actress fresh off a mother/daughter shoot for French Elle, and Violette, who at 9 shows all the signs of having inherited the fashion gene. Noted her mother, “It’s practical to have a stylist in the house!” De la Fressange took a moment to talk to Style.com about the beauty of both customized handbags and cheap-chic woven baskets.
What are your style tips for tough times?
The crisis is formidable for style: One is not rich enough to make mistakes! My staples: a men’s cashmere sweater from Monoprix in black, brown, or beige—better to have one good cashmere sweater than 42 from H&M—with tube pants, nice ballerina flats, and a pretty bag, which should be expensive and beautiful. Otherwise opt for a pannier [editor's note: a basket tote à la Jane Birkin. Très chic!]. With that you can go anywhere. At night, you add makeup, perfume, and a piece of Granny’s jewelry. When I am in New York I stock up on inexpensive T-shirts at Urban Outfitters.
Continue Reading “Ines de la Fressange Has Pink Credit Cards” »
For Roger Vivier creative director Bruno Frisoni, a woman’s foot is a thing of awe and beauty. “There’s no real ideal customers, you know, there’s only beautiful women,” he said in his charming French way last night at the Roger Vivier boutique at Saks Fifth Avenue, where a couture collection by the deceased master, best known as creator of both the pilgrim flat and the stiletto—beauty and the beast—is on display. Frisoni was welcomed by hostesses Annie Churchill, Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler, Shoshanna Gruss, and Chessy Wilson and Saks vice president Ron Frasch. Also present and beaming was author Jill Kargman, whose latest society-send-up novel hits bookstores soon, containing references aplenty to luxury brand names. “It’s called The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund and page one is her Rolodex,” she said. “V is for Vivier, X is Xanax, etc.” As for Frisoni, it was back to Paris to prepare for the unveiling of Roger Vivier’s Spring ’09 collection in ten days. Expect, he said, “lots of snakeskin and brown, earthy colors.” And in parting, he did in fact come up with a few choice names of women for whom he loves to design. “Julianne Moore—she was yesterday with me at the New Yorkers [for Children] gala event. Uh, Katie Holmes. Cate Blanchett. Is it OK?”