August 27 2014

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9 posts tagged "V"

They’ll Have What She’s Having?


Noticed in Paris: a city in the midst of a full-on love affair with New York. We’ve always been big boosters of the Big Apple ourselves, but looks like the City of Light is feeling the NYC vibe at the moment, too. Consider this: On the 5th, Printemps joins forces with V Magazine—which recently put out its New York issue, with New Yorkers Marc Jacobs and Lady Gaga on the cover—for a “Printemps Loves New York” party. Not long ago, the Parisian perfumer Honoré des Prés put out a New York collection of fragrances, ones sold, à la Newyorkaise, in deli-style paper coffee cups. Which brings us, then, to our double take of the morning: Barneys New York’s Julie Gilhart, seated front-row at Dries Van Noten (left), with what Parisians used to consider unthinkable—a cup of to-go coffee. Incroyable!

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James Franco: The Magazine, Bergdorf’s Invests In Beagles, Aggy’s Back, And More…


Missed the latest James Franco episode of General Hospital? L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art has printed up its own Franco-ized Soap Digest, called Soap at MOCA, to fill you in. Only $9.99! [MOCA Store via Hint Mag]

Aggy’s back! Miss Deyn returns to the edit pages in September’s V, where she lounges on the streets in a spread inspired by that onetime New York punk enclave St. Marks Place. Keep an eye out for spiking Cheetos sales. [V]

Cheetos, however, will likely not be on the menu at the café Bon Appétit is setting up at Lincoln Center for fashion week. Pastries from Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi, Stumptown coffee, small plates from Mario Batali, and lunch from The Lion’s John DeLucie, however, are slated to be on the menu. [WWD]

Bergdorf Goodman has invested in some unlikely new security guards: a pack of beagles, which patrol the store periodically in search of bedbugs. [WWD]

And here’s one place jersey’s not a dirty word: cutting-edge NYC boutique Seven, where owner Joseph Quartana says jersey items (like those from Complex Geometries and Claude Maus) are flying off the shelves. Alert the Snooki! [NYT]

Photo: Courtesy of the MOCA Store

Scratch That


One for the hall of cool glossy covers: The new Sexy Body Issue of V, featuring five covers and five scantily clad cover models—Adriana Lima, Lily Donaldson, Eniko Mihalik, Isabeli Fontana, and Natasha Poly—and four fully scratch-off-able V’s. (Adriana Lima’s shy, apparently; hers stays put, no matter how much you—or your boyfriend—may claw at it.) Mario Sorrenti photographed the five covers. If there were justice in the libraries of the world, these would sit right next to the peel-to-undress Baptiste Giabiconi cover that Karl Lagerfeld shot for Wallpaper last year. The scratch-off covers are available exclusively at

Photo: Mario Sorrenti/Courtesy of V

VMan Rounds Up A Few Great Danes


Tonight at around 11 p.m.—so they say, but my money’s on midnight or later—a handful of Denmark’s best designers present a runway show of a few looks from their Fall collections for the revelers celebrating VMan‘s Scandinavian issue at Good Units. VMan‘s Stephen Gan sees big things in Scandinavia’s fashion future, I’m told, and has called in a few friends to make his case. But if late-night conditions aren’t favorable for a clear-eyed assessment (or for any editor with a husband, kid, or early bedtime), the group all gathered yesterday for a preview event and to meet the press.

Some names are familiar to U.S. buyers: Cheap Monday; Camilla Stærk, who shows at New York fashion week; and Henrik Vibskov, who shows men’s in Paris and a co-ed, and-the-kitchen-sink extravaganza in Copenhagen (last season’s included donkeys). But a few lesser-known Danish brands deserve their due. Day Birger et Mikkelsen, the lower-priced daywear line originally founded by Malene Birger, was covetable, especially at its reasonable prices. The men’s brand Soulland, whose hybrid cap/hat topper should replace the porkpie on every scruffy dude east of Avenue A, had great high-low pieces—I couldn’t take my hands off a varsity jacket with mink sleeves, even if it’s probably a little precious to wear anywhere near a game. And the flame-haired Stine Goya, an alum of Central Saint Martins, showed separates with a strong tailored streak. Her twining, cabled Snake sweater (pictured) is a best seller, she told me, and should look just as good with her wool or linen-silk wide-leg trousers as with your oldest weather-beaten jeans.

Photo: Courtesy of Stine Goya