Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
37 year old Arnaud Maillard who previously worked for Lagerfeld describes his ex-boss as a diva of the international fashion scene and reveals some unpleasant details in an interview for Spiegel Online.
Lagerfeld is an unbelievable narcissist. Didn’t we already know that? He’s an unbelievable narcissist. He needs an eternity to get ready in the morning. He takes photos of himself at every photo shoot and puts them everywhere. He surrounds himself with a kind of royal court, nobody disagrees with him. Wherever he goes, there is Pepsi-Cola in a Baccarat crystal glass waiting for him and it gets replaced every 30 minutes. It’s like the 18th century.
Kaiser Karl did some ugly things. In 2005, I wanted to leave the company and go to Céline. I even told him about my plans one day at the Café de Flore on Boulevard St. Germain in Paris. But Karl knew how to stop them. He let me go without notice, the job at Céline was no longer available. In the industry, you don’t want to take on Lagerfeld — and I’ve been jobless until today. I was involved in a lawsuit against him for wrongful dismissal until the end of August — which I won
Lagerfeld can be merciless. He dumps people at the drop of a dime. Lagerfeld employees have to be available 24 hours a day. He can be very generous. When I was looking for my first apartment in Paris, he discreetly slipped me an envelope that made it possible to afford. But he can also be merciless. I’ve seen him simply stop talking to people, stop acknowledging their existence. In the fashion industry, nobody raises their voice; they say the worst things in a very polite tone.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Remember Laura Bennett from Project Runway?? Well she is now getting her own show for Bravo called Project Laura. It will be a documentary style series about her life as a designer, architect, mother, and Daily Beast columnist in New York. Out of all the Project Runway contestants they chose Laura Bennett...really???? They definitely could have picked someone with a bit more personality.
After several rumors and speculation Halston announced their newest creative director, Marios Schwab. He is planning to debut his first collection for Halston Fall 2010, next February. He told WWD, “While Halston’s DNA is crucial to its future success, I very much wish to move the brand forward and make it relevant for today.”
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
These boots are available for pre-sale at Opening Ceremony and they are $625. The buckle boots are available in both black leather and suede. If you want to get these then your pre-order must be placed by Wednesday May 20th and will be shipped between end of August-September. All sales are final sale, no returns or exchanges, click on the form here and fax the completed form to Opening Ceremony Online, (212) 965-8776.
Rachel Zoe answered a few questions for timesonline.co.uk and here they are...
How she got started-It was actually a fluke, I was a sociology and psychology major at Washington University and then I became a fashion assistant at a teen magazine called YM. I was there for three years and I left as senior fashion editor to go freelance. I was 25 years old. I wanted more, to be challenged. I was completely obsessed with my job and everything that relates to fashion.I have spent the rest of my career trying to work out all the different channels that I can do my job. Writing a book, doing a TV show, consulting and styling, doing the ad campaigns and fashion shows. It’s exhausting but I’m not one of those people who is going to stop and think ‘look what I’ve done’. I’m always thinking, 'what’s the next?'. I get restless.
Rachel Zoe is amazing. Ask her how she got such big name celebs as clients n her relationships with designers.-Sometimes it’s a fluke and you meet on a shoot, or you have mutual friends. I think it’s something that works organically. There isn’t a certain ‘way’. Are you a match? Do you get each other? That sort of thing. I didn’t set out saying that I wanted to be a celebrity stylist, it just happened, I’m very fortunate that the women I work with inspire me to do what I do.I couldn’t really say who my favourites are. I love them all for completely different reasons and they’re all such totally different women and so they’re all just amazing. Some are more fashion forward, some don’t really care about fashion. Some, we work very closely with and we do personal styling for everyday life, for some it’s just for special events, it’s just very different.
What are her Fall Must Haves? (I asked her about Spring/Summer as well as Autumn/Winter)- In general, going into spring summer for me is about really great wide leg jeans, white or a very pale blue. I like great little trouser jeans with a light-weight jacket. In the summer I also tend to wear a kaftan and peasant dresses. For everybody else I think this summer is about great little minidresses, denim shorts, lots of platforms, wood-stacked heels and wedges.I am always onto the next thing, but that’s because we see the collections so early. For Autumn/Winter I'd like anything and everything Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton! I think if you can, add a pop of colour with brights and neons. It's also all about leggings. Every type of legging, even leg warmers, if you can pull it off. Chunky-knit sweaters are also key, I love layers right now and boots that come over the knee, thigh-high boots were on almost every runway show.
Who are your fashion influences - the ones who influence your personal style?-There are so many, it depends what mood I’m in. I would say it’s primarily the icons of the Sixties and the Seventies; Penelope Tree, Edie Sedgwick, Twiggy and Peggy Moffett, the Sixties icons. Then you get into the whole Bianca Jagger, Diane von Furstenberg, Veruschka, Marianne Faithful, all these amazing women from the Seventies. And I love Brigit Bardot of course.Then there is of course those rare moments when it’s Catherine Deneuve and I’m feeling like doing Parisian chic, with a red lip and hair up and a black suit. It happens once in a while. For the most part I’m into that Sixties and Seventies thing, I can’t seem to get out of it. It’s what I’m most comfortable in. I think I will always wear that style. Right now, the Eighties are a huge trend but it doesn’t really work so well on me, so I kind of just stay in what I’m most comfortable in.
Monday, May 18, 2009
In an interview with Blackbook Stacey Bendet, designer of Alice + Olivia, discussed what to expect from her brand in the future and there is very exciting news. They are doing a jewelry collaboration with Erickson Beamon which will come out in November! No word yet on the price points, but definitely can not wait wait to see, Erickson Beamon always does amazing jewelry!