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July 26 2014

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Books Marc The Spot, The Rise Of Honeysuckle Rose, What’s To Come At T, And More…

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It’s a little late for beach reading, but Marc Jacobs’ latest shop—Bookmarc—opens on Bleecker Street today. Is it time for that street to officially be renamed Marc Jacobs Way? Grumpy neighbors, who have been complaining of long lines outside the Marc by Marc shop down the block, don’t think so, but Robert Duffy and Jacobs are placating them with a quick-change: That shop will now house collection accessories. “There’s not going to be a line,” Duffy said. “I hope there is—but there won’t be a line of people to buy $3,000 handbags.” [WWD]

The Top 10 Pantone colors of the season have been revealed. Give it up for Honeysuckle, this season’s winner, which is a soft baby pink. Is this a sign that happy days are here again? [WWD]

Erin O’Connor is the latest model to take up design. She’s partnered with her stylist to create a capsule collection, called She Died of Beauty, of T-shirts and printed bags. They’re emblazoned with statements like “She Died of Perfection.” So, uh, maybe happy days are not here again? [Vogue U.K.]

And Sally Singer sits down with Paper‘s Kim Hastreiter to talk T. High on her priority list: “great reporting.” [Paper Mag]

Photo: Courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily

The Models Hit The Hamptons, Victoria Beckham Takes The Wheel, And More…

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Looking for the models this Fourth of July? Try the Hamptons. Ginta Lapina (left), Hilary Rhoda, Tiiu Kuik, and Eniko Mihalik will all be on Long Island, while Doutzen heads for Holland and Alexandra Richards home to Connecticut. (Pity poor Jacquelyn Jablonski—she’ll be working Couture in Paris.) [Modelinia]

Victoria Beckham knows a thing or two (or three) about luxury, so we guess from that vantage point, her new appointment as a “creative design executive” for Range Rover makes sense. [WWD]

Get your sneak peek at the costumes from the new season of Mad Men—and a peek beneath them. No surprise here: Sultry secretary Joan Holloway stays on message all the way down to her lacy, jewel-toned slip. [Racked]

Rumored yesterday, confirmed today. Anne Christensen has resigned her post at T; new EIC Sally Singer is officially on the hunt for her replacement. [WWD]

Photo: Greg Kessler/FirstView.com

Tory Hits Seoul, DVF Hits Vienna, Stefano Rides In Style, And More…

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Tory Burch has opened her largest store to date—in Seoul. South Korea, brace for Reva fever in 5, 4, 3, 2… [WWD]

Jean Paul Gaultier, Paul Smith, Giorgio Armani, and Vivienne Westwood are among the designers who have signed up to costume Snow White and the Seven Designers, a pantomime show that hits London this October. The seven designers of the title—Dapper, Snappy, Snazzy, Natty, Classy, Dizzy, and Taupey—will fight, according to Vogue U.K., “ugly interiors.” Taupey to the rescue! [Vogue U.K.]

Diane von Furstenberg may be headed to Vienna for this year’s Life Ball, but she’s bringing a touch of NYC with her. She’s arranged for Radio City’s Rockettes to perform at the fête, clad in DVF rompers from her recent Resort collection (pictured). [WWD]

More intrigue at T: New editor in chief Sally Singer is said to be bringing in her own fashion director, a perceived slight to longtime T staffer (and former editor in chief candidate) Anne Christensen. [Gatecrasher]

And thank God for Twitter, without which we might never know that Stefano Gabbana is now riding around town on a brand-new leopard-print Vespa. [@giampaolosgura via Refinery29]

Photo: Courtesy of Diane von Furstenberg

Toledo, Meet Topeka

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Top editors including W‘s Stefano Tonchi, Vogue‘s Sally Singer, and Kim Hastreiter of Paper magazine joined Isabel Toledo and the top brass from Payless ShoeSource at Casa Lever today for a lunch to fête the designer’s collaboration with the global chain. Toledo has created seven shoe styles—all vegan and all, she promises, comfortable to walk in—along with two bags. We’re particularly fond of the rubber-soled wedge ghillie on the gal on the left of this Ruben Toledo watercolor. Thanking CEO LuAnn Via and CMO Eran Cohen, who were in town from the company’s headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, Toledo said, “I’m very well oiled in the special and the unique, and you’re top at getting product to the masses.” With 4,200 locations in 19 countries (Russia will make 20 later this year), plenty of people are going to become better acquainted with Toledo’s special brand of uniqueness when the shoes arrive in September.

Illustration: Ruben Toledo

Those in the Know Go to Prova

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Vogue alum and new Ecco Domani Fashion Fund winner Irini Arakas has been quietly making gorgeous scarves and jewelry for her label, Prova, for a few seasons now, but at yesterday’s NYFW presentation—her first—it was clear how far she’s come. It was also clear who’s been behind her for most of that journey. The evening was a who’s who of editors and buyers: Sally Singer and a cab’s worth (at least) of Vogue girls, Colette’s Sarah Lerfel, Barneys New York’s Julie Gilhart, Ikram Goldman (who listed Prova’s scarves as a fall must-have in our Buyers’ Guide), and on and on filled Drive-In Studios to see the latest. So, no promises, but I’d bet we’ll be seeing more of Arakas’ whimsical jewelry—I especially liked the thick necklaces hung with beads representing the see-no-evil, speak-no-evil, hear-no-evil monkeys (monkeys being top of mind for Arakas after a recent trip to Costa Rica, land of the howlers) and the first Prova earrings, dangling clusters of stars. And, of course, those scarves, in beautiful silks and chiffons. Fall be damned, a Pop-ish tulip print and a more abstract pink floral one summoned spring breezes. Arakas herself designed a few other textiles, one covered in woodcut-style clipper ships, the image borrowed and tweaked from a Scandinavian children’s book. Styled on models in Zero + Maria Cornejo dresses and to-die-for YSL heels, even the kids’-book print looked properly grown-up. And bonus points to Arakas for crafting a few papier-mâché mannequins to stand alongside her real-life waifs.

Photo: Courtesy of Prova