August 2, 2012 |
Former Dior creative head John Galliano, who famously lost his job last year amid a scandal over anti-Semitic rants (and who subsequently went to rehab to deal with the underlying causes of his meltdown) reportedly is considering moving to Los Angeles. [The Hollywood Reporter] Fame, Lady Gaga's much-hyped first fragrance, went on sale in a pop-up shop in Tokyo's Harajuku district. It won't be available in the States until September. [WWD] Katy Perry is on the cover of Elle's September issue, wearing a candy-pink dress.
June 6, 2012 |
There is Black Friday for bargain hunters, Cyber Monday for tech lovers and Fashion's Night Out for fashionistas. It was only a matter of time before retailers invented a shopping holiday for kids. Enter Teen Vogue magazine, which has officially anointed Aug. 11 as Back-to-School Saturday, an event designed for students and their harried parents. Back-to-School Saturday will mimic other big national shopping days with dozens of retailers -- including H&M, Express and American Eagle Outfitters -- signed on as advertisers who will also offer sales and promotions as enticement, the New York Times reported.
June 26, 2006 |
Can you make a movie about a superficial world that isn't terminally shallow? We'll see, when the adaptation of "The Devil Wears Prada," the 2003 bestseller by first-time novelist Lauren Weisberger, comes to the screen Friday.
October 30, 2012 |
Kylie Minogue plans to release a book commemorating fashion throughout her 25-year career, including contributions from designers who have worked with her (such as John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney). "Kylie/Fashion" is being published in the U.K. in November and the U.S. in April. [Vogue UK] Levi Johnston, Bristol Palin's ex-boyfriend and father of their son Tripp, wed Sunny Oglesby, mother of their daughter Breeze Berretta -- yes, she's named for a gun manufacturer -- in Wasilla, Alaska, on Sunday.
October 24, 2012 |
Stop the presses. Breaking news. In this morning's inbox came a news release from Giambattista Valli confirming that Valli designed the gown Jessica Biel wore to wed Justin Timberlake. The release described it as a "haute couture strapless gown of silk mousseline and silk organza with a light pink floral motif and ruffles" as well as a veil containing Biel's heirloom pearls. To see photos, the news release directed readers to People.com, which bought exclusive rights to the photos and posted some today.
September 13, 2009 |
L.A. is never short on gala movie events and last week proved no different, with virtually back-to-back fashion-centric film screenings that attracted glamorous crowds of socialites, celebrities and style setters. R.J. Cutler's documentary "The September Issue" was the center of attention Tuesday night at LACMA. The director spoke to a crowd including actresses Ginnifer Goodwin and Perrey Reeves, singer Kelly Rowland and boutique owner Cameron Silver, urging them to use Twitter or Facebook to spread their (positive)
October 21, 2012 |
Diego Singh's first L.A. show is a mixed bag of mixed messages. The Miami-based Argentine artist has titled every work with a single ampersand, though there are two distinct series of paintings on view. One riffs on the use of CAPTCHAs, those word-like strings of letters and punctuation marks that you often have to enter when conducting transactions online, to prove that an actual human is at the keyboard. Singh adopts the visual idiom of the CAPTCHA -- woozy letters, mixed fonts -- and fills canvases with semi-legible phrases ("taste and waste," "her mouth," "Anna Wintour")
September 5, 2012 |
A pop-up salon at the U.S. Open helps keep tennis players looking their best. NYC stylist Julien Farel is in his sixth year offering trims, braids, updos, mani-pedis and more to the likes of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Elena Vesnina. And occasionally shearing some hapless court VIP who has lost a bet. [The Cut] Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour has hosted a series of fund-raisers for President Obama's reelection campaign here in the States. Now she's reportedly going international with plans to hold fund-raising dinners in London and Paris in conjunction with fashion weeks in those cities this fall.
July 10, 2013 |
Model-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looks like a flower in a boy band bouquet, surrounded by the members of One Direction on the cover of Glamour's August Music Issue, which hit newsstands on Tuesday. Inside, members of four other bands and singer Andra Day model denim styles. [Glamour] Amanda Bynes sported a new look when she went to court in Manhattan on Tuesday to answer charges related to her arrest in May for alleged marijuana possession (and allegedly throwing a bong out her apartment window.)
April 24, 2014 |
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pale outfit with a peplum top and box-pleated skirt by Alexander McQueen on Wednesday when she and Prince William visited Elizabeth, a suburb of Adelaide, Australia. Among other things, the pair tried out a DJ deck at a youth center. [People] And the duchess wore a white frock with a lace peplum by American designer Lela Rose to a cocktail party Thursday marking the end of the couple's tour of Australia and New Zealand. [People] First Lady Michelle Obama is to cut the ribbon officially opening the new Anna Wintour Costume Center at the Metroplitan Musuem of Art's Costume Institute on May 5. [WWD]