Archive for July, 2011

Rachel Zoe’s Newborn Inspires A Children’s Line

Rachel Zoe, Roger Berman, and Skyler

Rachel Zoe — reality TV star, celebrity stylist, fashion designer — and now mother to her four-month old baby boy, Skyler, has another nascent creation–her children’s collection. Zoe had a segment in the “Mommywood” special on ABC’s Nightline in which she took viewers on a tour of her pride and joy’s walk-in closet. Skyler Morrison [...]

‘Oh Boy!’ A New Chanel Handbag

The Boy Chanel

French fashion house Chanel is introducing a new Fall handbag collection unlike anything we’ve seen from Coco before — the Boy bag. Sleek, clean, masculine, and practical — the Boy bag hasn’t a stitch of the diamond quilting we’ve come to expect from Chanel. According to head designer and creative director of the house, Karl [...]

Ten Emerging Talents Compete for A Future in the Fashion Industry

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund

The ten 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists arrived on the 28th at the Condé Nast offices to begin competition to prove themselves worthy of a $300,000 grand prize. Faced with a panel of ten top-industry professionals, each had 15 minutes to introduce himself or herself and his or her brand, and to impress the judges. [...]

Meeting Monáe the Muse


Janelle Monáe–a talented, fresh-faced musical artist from Kansas, is the new muse for Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director of Chanel. The talented artist favors men’s crisp ’50′s fashion and futuristic design. In her short film, Many Moons, Monáe takes the audience on a futuristic journey, manifesting an innovative mix of classic elements. In the film, [...]

Designers Go To Great “Lengths” To Create Haute Looks with the Midi

Calvin Klein

Goodbye mini, hello midi! Ankle and knee length frocks have been replaced by a new trend. Mid-calf skirts and capri pants are the chic looks du jour being showcased on runways. Three-quarter length skirts were flowing at 2011 shows from Calvin Klein to Narciso Rodriguez to Rodarte, and will continue to dominate models’ legs for [...]

Iconic Fashion Maven Oscar de la Renta Celebrates His Birthday In Style

Oscar de la Renta

Famed designer Oscar de la Renta just turned 79 on July 22nd, but his success in the fashion industry will never get old. The legend in glamour and classic style has dressed countless celebrities, from Grace Kelly and Nancy Reagan to Oprah and Anna Wintour. More recently, he has gained a following among many of [...]

Sweet Ride, Baby!

Babies have never had it so good, as they travel in sweet style this summer. Dylan Lauren, daughter of fashion designer Ralph Lauren and proud owner of Dylan’s Candy Bar-the scrumptious candy emporium that’s in stores from New York to Florida to Texas, has partnered with Maclaren–the premium foldable carriage company and creator of the [...]

Designers “Resort” to Boho-Chic ’70′s Fashion Trends for 2012 Resort Collections

Zoe Saldana in Chloe

Designers have been channeling their inner hippies lately with their vacation-ready fashions for 2012 Resort — hitting stores this winter. Major iconic fashion houses, such as Chanel, Valentino, Missoni, Givenchy, Chloe, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Max Azria and Elie Tahari, are displaying florals, paisleys, dazzling pops of color, embroideries, eye-catching prints, [...]

Rough seas at Halston-Sex in the City Star, Sarah Jessica Parker, Harvey Weinstein Jump Ship – Marius Schwab Out as Well


It was Harvey Weinstein, the heavy-hitting, Hollywood producer and studio executive who-along with private equity firm, Hilco Consumer Capital-sought to revitalize the iconic, American brand, Halston. Last week, barely 18 months since she joined Halston as Creative Director and President of the label’s diffusion line-Halston Heritage-Sarah Jessica Parker resigned and then it was Weinstein’s turn, [...]

They Nailed It – Sephora Opening Two Nail Studios in NY and SF on July 25th


With a fancy name like “Sephora Nail Studio Art + Lacquer Services, featuring “‘XpressSpa,’” it sounds as if Sephora is serious about getting into the highly lucrative nail services business. And it is. On July 25th, Sephora is launching the first two Sephora nail studios in New York–at its Times Square Location and in San [...]

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