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July 24 2014

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19 posts tagged "Tamara Mellon"

Tamara Mellon Leaves Big Jimmy Choo Shoes To Be Filled, Cornelia Guest Ditches Her Fur For PETA, Feng Shui Jewelry, And More…

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Tamara Mellon, who founded the Jimmy Choo company along with Choo in 1996, has announced her resignation from the brand. Mellon is set to leave her position at the end of the month and reportedly, “Mellon’s position is unlikely to be replaced.” [Vogue U.K.]

Elle Macpherson, Stella McCartney, and Helen Mirren are asking people in the U.K. to lend a hand—and a coat—to help keep the elderly warm this winter. As part of Age U.K.’s “Donate a Coat” initiative, the trio is hoping people will donate a coat to help prevent the estimated 200 deaths that take place in Britain every year due to the chilly temperatures. [Telegraph]

Cornelia Guest, the daughter of C.Z. Guest and polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, is PETA’s newest pinup girl. Guest has exchanged her fur coats in favor of animal-friendly clothes and accessories, like her new business venture, a collection of vegan handbags. [WWD]

Stylist and author of Feng Shui Chic, Carole Shashona, has created a line of good-energy jewelry. In the collection, there’s a chi-om, “meant to be a ‘portable energizer,’ and the turtle is ideal for urbanites who tend to carry their lives on their backs.” Her line is available on her site and her candle collection is set to go on sale at Barneys this winter. [WWD]

Photo: Billy Farrell / BFAnyc.com

Bed And Breakfast At Tiffany’s, The Best Of Choo Is Back Again, Oscar De La Renta Bids You Bienvenido, And More…

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Love those little blue boxes tied up with white satin ribbon? Now, starting Thursday, Tiffany fans can spend a night in 1,700 square feet of blue bliss at the new brand’s new suite at the St. Regis New York. [WWD]

Welcome to Mexico City! Your tour guide for today will be Oscar de la Renta. The designer (left), who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican heritage, has been named the official Tourism Ambassador of México DF. [Racked]

To celebrate 15 years of Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon is releasing an Icons capsule collection. In case you didn’t find it the first time, the Feather, the shoe SJP famously lost in an episode of Sex and the City, will be among them. [WWD]

Eleven finalists are waiting to see if the Lady goes Gaga over their sketches. The winner’s illustration will accompany the singer’s column for V. [V]

Photo: Thomas Kletecka / GoRunway.com

London Parties For Fashion Week, With Dinner, Drinks, And A Few Well-Placed Torsos

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You don’t get to much shopping in the course of a busy day of London fashion-week shows. But last night, two of the city’s marquee boutiques found another way to welcome fashion weekers to town: Over in Chelsea, Joseph was hosting dinner at the store’s Joe’s Café, and back in the center of town, Browns had set up shop in the Royal Academy vaults to celebrate the store’s launch of Club Monaco in the U.K.

First, dinner. Joseph served up a nicely British repast of beet carpaccio and sea bream, one partaken of by Charles Anastase, Pat McGrath, Tamara Mellon, and Katie Hillier, as well as acclaimed chef and British-cuisine cheerleader Mark Hix. Meanwhile, over at Browns, where the likes of Tracey Emin and Sophia Hesketh could be found, Hix’s team of mixologists from his pop-up Speak Easy were treating guests to high-class cocktails, including a dangerous dark-cherry-flavored concoction. The spirit at Browns was a bit more Frenchified: The party’s host was Lou Doillon (left), and Le Baron’s André Saraiva had hopped the Channel to deejay. Or perhaps the mood was more transcontinental, what with Club Monaco being an American-owned brand, and the after-party going down at London’s recently opened outpost of the Box. Welcome to the global village.

Best to down another cherry cocktail, stop thinking about geography, and start looking at the art decorating the scene. The Royal Academy vaults had never before been opened to a private event, and the sculpture-strewn space may have been the real star of last night’s party. Vaguely creepy and seriously cool was the general verdict, and designer Saloni Lodha, who had presented her collection the previous day, was already making plans to relocate her show to the Royal Academy next season. “You think they’d let me do it?” she mused, staring up at a bank of muscular stone torsos hanging off one wall. “I mean, I don’t even know how Browns managed to pull this off. I didn’t even know this was down here!” As Doillon might have noted, après moi, le deluge.

Photo: Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com

Seventh Avenue Saviors, Zac Without Susan, Officer Tamara, And More…

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Designers from Anna Sui to Yigal Azrouël mobilized for yesterday’s Garment District rally, where protesters called for rezoning that would protect and, hopefully, create more manufacturing jobs. As per the demonstrators’ posters, supporting the fashion industry is “sew New York.” [WWD]

Susan Posen, a.k.a. Mom of Zac, stepped down from her role as acting CEO of her son’s company yesterday, a move that coincides with Susan Davidson’s recent hire. Insert “leaving to spend more time with her family” joke here. [WWD]

Tamara Mellon wore Dolce & Gabbana (and, one imagines, Jimmy Choos) to pick up her OBE today from the Queen. Can we expect a Union Jack heel from the newly minted Officer of the Order of the British Empire? Or, better yet, Her Majesty in stilettos? [Grazia]

And finally, your dress-like-a-Jersey Shore-star update: Snooki’s slippers are available for pre-order, but J-WOWW’s Filthy Couture line has been shut down. We’re calling that a lose-win kind of situation. [NY Mag and Radar]

A Night’s Reprieve From Fashion Month—Well, Sort Of

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Fashion talk switched over—temporarily, of course—to the subject of interiors last night as Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, the go-to designer for Tamara Mellon, Eva Mendes, Elton John, and half of posh London, was fêting his new furniture line. The soirée was held at Guinevere Antiques on the King’s Road, SW6—for those not inducted into the world of high-end interiors, call it the Savile Row of interior design. Lawrence-Bullard’s just nabbed the 2010 Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year Award—think of it as the CFDA of design—and he’s no stranger to the shop floor, either: He’s currently hard at work on the new Jimmy Choo shop-in-shop at Selfridges. Sophie Dahl, David Furnish, and Lady Victoria Hervey all popped by for a drink and a chat. And, perhaps, to kiss the ring, the sooner to move up the wait list. “He’s at the top of the wish list for so many people I know,” swimwear designer Melissa Odabash (pictured, with Bullard) gushed. “His work is really the couture of the interior world.” Ah, there’s that fashion talk again.

Photo: Dave M. Benett / WireImage