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8 posts tagged "William Rast"

Comme Together, Beyoncé Stays Local, And More…


The highly anticipated William Rast retail rollout has begun, and it’s “aggressive.” Sounds like Justin‘s bringing sexy back again. [WWD]

Finally, an uplifting recession scorecard report: Shoe sales are way up. We swear we had no idea. [NYT]

The first Comme des Garçons/Beatles collection image is out. We were hoping for less apple and more strawberry field. [WWD]

It looks like we may get to keep Beyoncé all to ourselves. Her Malaysian concert was a no-go, and now Egypt has declared her tour an “insolent sex party.” Sounds horrible, right? [USA Today]

Donatella confirms rumors that Georgia May Jagger (our latest Beauty Icon) is the face of the new Versace campaign. This, plus Daisy Lowe’s new Louis Vuitton booking, means we are officially in hot British rocker progeny overdrive. [WWD]

Karlie Kloss totally knows how to change your oil. Explore the inner workings of models’ minds on [HuffPo]

Escada: Saved! The label has finally been acquired. [WWD]

Photo: Courtesy of Comme Des Garcons

Shop Justin, Chloë’s New Love, And More…


Justin—er, William Rast—fans, rejoice. Timberlake and partner Trace Ayala are setting up shop in L.A.’s Westfield Century City shopping center this November, adding William Rast’s debut outpost to a list of retail hot spots including Louis Vuitton, Juicy Couture, and Zara. And, good news for East Coasters: This is just one of 40 planned William Rast stores. At least one of those has to be in New York. [WWD]

So long, Carolina; hello, Vera. Mario Grauso is the new president of Vera Wang, which means there are now “two crazy control freaks making sure that everything is perfect,” instead of just one. Expect really studied nonchalance for Fall 2010. [WWD]

Chloë Sevigny and Jason Segel (that guy who’s not Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Your Mother) might seem like an odd couple, but the pair of actors were spotted smoking, kissing, and eating chocolate together after the Emmys. By gossip column standards, that’s practically like an engagement ring. [Page Six]

When it comes to bodyguards, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady do not mess around. Paparazzi, just trust us on this one. [Washington Post]

Photo: FilmMagic Inc/FilmMagic

You’ve Seen The Collections, Now Shop The Trends


Our Fall Shopping Guide went up yesterday, the result of weeks spent poring over lookbooks and clicking through countless runway shows. I love the moto vests in our Biker Brigade trend; I can see myself sporting the acid-washed denim William Rast version (at $420, it’s doable for a staple piece) with cuffed twill pants or a flirty little dress. I’m not exactly the type to do underwear-as-outerwear, as seen in the Boudoir Crossing trend, but I’m excited to try ADAM’s sheer chiffon menswear shirt ($245) with slouchy flannel trousers, and his charmeuse pajama pants ($295) against a chunky knit sweater. The dress code is more “creative” than “corporate,” but there’s several pieces from our Smart Investments category I’m planning to incorporate into my office style. Ann Taylor’s perfect embossed-croc pump pictured above (a steal at $175) will add polish to any outfit—even, yes, my new acid-washed William Rast jacket and twill pants.

Blasblog: New York Was Back to Business; What of the Rest of the Cities?


William Rast and Marc Jacobs put on such timely shows this season that more than one editor was confronted with a closed door on arrival. At Oscar de la Renta, several chairs were vacant when the show began, due to its relatively timely 15-minute-late start. In fact, I didn’t go to a single show that was more than half an hour late this season. Now that we’re not living in a flush economy, are we treating fashion shows more like meetings and less like, well, social hour? I’m interested to see how this trend will play out in London, a city plagued in the past with a spread-out schedule and big delays. Perhaps the more industry-oriented Milan will feel the heat; but what about Paris? I guess, pun intended, only time will tell.


New York Fashion Week: Assume Nothing


And yet another change to the schedule that many seasoned showgoers practically have hardwired in their brains. (If it’s Wednesday morning, I must be bopping to the beat at Michael Kors.) Peter Som just canceled his Fall 2009 show, due to the end of his partnership with Creative Design Studios. Som’s president and CEO Elana Posner told WWD that they were exploring “cost-effective” alternatives. As for the Bryant Park revolving door, opting out are Vera Wang, Betsey Johnson, and Monique Lhuillier, while Justin Timberlake’s William Rast will be rocking the tent for the first time along with perennial BP-fans Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Richard Chai, and Anna Sui. Joining them will be also be Tommy Hilfiger, who for the past few seasons showed in Avery Fisher Hall. All we’re saying is be sure to check your schedule.