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April 19 2014

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Making the Cut: A Look at Our Top Ten New Models List, and a Shout-Out to the Runners-Up

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Model Runner Ups

Believe it or not, there’s quite a bit of number crunching that goes into creating our top ten new models list. Each season, we go through the crop of fresh faces and break down each girl’s show list. We consider the quantity and quality of shows she walked and factor in exclusive appearances (yes, going the selective route can still pay off) as well as all-around buzz. One part of the equation that requires a bit more deliberation is deciding just who qualifies as “new.” Take Lexi Boling, for example. Technically, it was the Chicago-born catwalker’s sophomore season; she did Alexander Wang and several big shows in Paris during Spring ’14. But she didn’t pop up in all four cities last September and we couldn’t deny the impact she made this season, so we included her in our Fall ’14 roundup. On the other hand, someone who didn’t make the cut because we felt she had a tad too much experience was icy blond Nastya Sten. With sixty-three Fall shows under her belt, the Russian model was the most in-demand girl of the entire season. Meanwhile, we’re positively smitten with Natalie Westling’s flame-red hair and tomboyish appeal, but she simply didn’t stomp enough catwalks to qualify as a top newcomer. But that’s not to say that these ladies don’t deserve shout-outs. Below, we bring you the stats for Sten, Westling, and more noteworthy runners-up for Style.com’s top ten new models list.

Model Runners Up

Name: Nastya Sten (THE SOCIETY), middle right
Shows Walked: 63
Highlights: Opened Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Peter Pilotto, Chalayan. Closed Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg. Walked Altuzarra, Calvin Klein Collection, Proenza Schouler, Christopher Kane, Fendi, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Céline, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Saint Laurent.

Name: Natalie Westling (THE SOCIETY), top right
Shows Walked: 13
Highlights: WalkedMarc Jacobs, Giles, Fendi, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Valentino.

Name: Kate Grigorieva (THE LIONS), top left
Shows Walked: 17
Highlights: Opened Donna Karan, Barbara Bui. Closed Giambattista Valli. Walked Gucci, Versace, Isabel Marant, Céline, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen.

Name: Iana Godnia (MAJOR), middle left
Shows Walked: 24
Highlights: Exclusive Calvin Klein Collection. Walked Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQueen, Céline, Chloé, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci, Valentino.

Model Runners Up

Name: Kasia Jujeczka (IMG), bottom left
Shows Walked: 22
Highlights: Opened/closed Aquilano.Rimondi. Walked Calvin Klein Collection, Alexander Wang, Prada, Marni, Dior, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Sacai, Valentino.

Name: Larissa Marchiori (THE SOCIETY), bottom right
Shows Walked: 14
Highlights: Opened Dries Van Noten. Walked Prada, Emilio Pucci, Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, Sacai, Saint Laurent, Valentino.

Photo: IndigitalImages.com 

Shop the Deep Blue Sea

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Shop the Sea

My daughter is definitely brainwashing me. Nearly everything in my house has something to do with a Disney princess. For a while it was all about Snow White, and now everything is about Ariel from The Little Mermaid. With the news breaking this week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a new Little Mermaid film, I’m getting excited to see what kind of world Coppola will come up with, and who will play her red-haired sea maiden. I guess my daughter is one on-the-pulse 5-year-old. Here, a slideshow of ten items that will transport you under the sea.

Photos: Courtesy Photos

The Burch Girls Launch Trademark

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Trademark

Over lunch in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Pookie Burch and her sister Louisa Burch sit in wonder as they recount the three-year journey that has transformed them from two girls with an idea to full-fledged brand owners of Trademark, their new sportswear label, which launches exclusively online next month. “We wanted to create something at an attainable price point with really simple, thought-out designs in classic and recognizable silhouettes,” Pookie, 29, tells Style.com.

Though the duo are first to admit that they’ve had help along the way—their brand is backed by father J. Christopher Burch’s investment company, Burch Creative Capital, while former stepmother Tory Burch is available for guidance—they’re also just two girls who are working hard to make their mark in fashion. “We learn best by making our own mistakes,” Louisa, 25, offers. “It’s been a process of understanding all the different steps it takes to get something to be where it should be.”

Trademark’s aesthetic is an extension of the pair’s own collective fashion experience, which includes summers spent in Nantucket searching for the consummate sweater; scouring Tokyo or other exotic locales for inspiration (much to Pookie’s dismay, as she hates flying); collecting Breton-striped shirts (Louisa); or even eavesdropping on Chris or Tory’s phone calls during car rides from suburban Philadelphia, where they were raised, to New York.

Trademark Web site

Their stock will be replenished with new styles every month, and is comprised of beautifully constructed garments that reflect the girls’ reserve and practicality. For their first outing, the lookbook for which debuts exclusively here, sporty tech nylons, structured piqués, cotton poplins, and silks are fashioned into modern shirtdresses, full skirts, lightweight jackets, and suits inspired by American nostalgia and the modern art of Josef Albers, Donald Judd, and Barnett Newman. Accessories include resin and wood bangles, gold-plated brass and silver jewelry, and leather-worked sandals and handbags.

Their brand director, Alex Hawgood, is in charge of menswear, and has been with the duo since the beginning. “He’s the fourth Burch sister!” Pookie jokes. (The third, Izzie, recently completed her associate’s degree in fashion design at Parsons, but has no plans to join Trademark yet.)

In addition to the website launch, the pair are planning to open a boutique on Soho’s Grand Street in April—and they’re doing it all with an intimate team of ten full-time employees, most of whom are under the age of 30. “Our working environment is really relaxed,” Pookie says of their Chelsea headquarters. “There are a lot of sneakers…sneakers and dogs.” Louisa’s quick to interject, “Please don’t get her started on her dog!” They may be retail moguls in the making, but sisters till the very end.

Trademark’s e-commerce site www.trade-mark.com will launch mid-February 2014. Prices range from $28 to $440.

Photo: Courtesy Photos

Shop the Look: Dark Romance

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shop the look floral

Even though most of our favorite retailers began stocking the Spring ’14 collections weeks ago, we knew better than to get too excited. While we’re certainly keeping a mental list of next season’s best purchases, it’s safe to assume that, thanks to these subzero temperatures, we won’t get to wear them for quite a while. On the other hand, the thought of cycling through the same jackets and sweaters we’ve been donning since September isn’t very inspiring either. To give your wardrobe a quick reboot—and prepare for the (painfully slow) transition into spring—try any combination of dark floral prints. Black-based florals look fresh, unexpected, and moody. The best part? They work from day to night, making your usual evening outfit switch totally unnecessary. Shop our favorite dark florals from Givenchy, Erdem, Moschino Cheap And Chic, and more, below.

1. Erdem Jade floral-print napa leather biker jacket, $5,100, available at net-a-porter.com

2. Moschino Cheap And Chic daisy-print straight-leg pants, $459.68, available at net-a-porter.com

3. Byredo Fleur Fantome scented candle, $80, available at net-a-porter.com

4. Tory Burch flower-cluster mini bag, $295, available at shopbop.com

5. Givenchy floral-print leather pumps, $620, available at net-a-porter.com

Photo: Courtesy photo

New York’s Fashion Industry Rallies Behind BORNFREE

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Samantha Power, Diane von Furstenberg“At the heart of [Africa's HIV/Aids pandemic] is an acronym that is seriously problematic: PMTCT, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power in a speech during last night’s launch of BORNFREE, a new initiative that aims to eliminate just that. Hosted by CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg at her studio in New York’s Meatpacking District, the affair drew scores of fashion insiders—Alexander Wang, Bruce Weber, Jenna Lyons, Andrew Rosen, and Angela Lindvall all turned up to show their support.

“BORNFREE is a slogan that captures the need for children—babies—to begin life with a fair chance at living life. It’s the urgency of making sure that the baton passed by one generation to the next is not tainted by the poison of HIV/AIDS,” Power continued.

In order to further its cause, the organization has asked 23 female designers—all of whom are mothers—to create clothing and accessories for women and children. Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, Donna Karan, Lyons, Stella McCartney, Miuccia Prada, and Vera Wang, among others, have all signed on to participate. The wares, which will incorporate custom prints produced by Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu, will be available for purchase on Shopbop.com on Mother’s Day 2014. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to BORNFREE. Continue Reading “New York’s Fashion Industry Rallies Behind BORNFREE” »