Initially, I got a little Erin Wasson misty-eyed when I saw the model-off-duty stance from the model while reviewing the Zac Posen for Target lookbook. I was then thrown into a riot of emotions as i picked up traces of other designers: a little Christopher Kane, some Gucci here, Michael Kors there. I'm sure you catch my drift. Zac's trademark motifs, (the tulle party dress ($80), faux red carpet gowns, and let's not forget the two-piece tuxedo suit) all make appearances in the collection. But in all honesty, besides my hatred for the footwear and frightful red socks, the entire Target collection is well-rounded - and that's a good thing. The price points seem more than sensible - though I expect there will be a crowded flock for the lipstick tank ($17). But on second thought, isn't there a crowd for every Go International debut? Check into your local Target April 25th for the goods!
MObama Shows Off - Amusingly, the First Lady became au fait with an overabundance of American Designers - distinctively, Jason Wu for the Inaugural Ball and the cover of Vogue. Work girlfriend!
Oliver vs. Nina Ricci - Following a season of hypothesized buzz, Nina Ricci and designer, Oliver Theyskens, divided. This left Theyskens out of a job and Nina Ricci to, well, Peter Dundas.
Name/Age: Hannah, 17
Hails From: London
Occupation: SVA Student
How would your describe you personal style?
What city has better fashion, New York or London?
I would say NYC. The style is more mature and androgynous; I prefer it to London’s more wild style.
Who is your style icon?
Erin Wasson, I LOVE her!
Where is your favorite place in the city to hang out?
I spend most nights at 1 Oak.
Not satisfied with her modeling and acting career, Amber Valletta is now looking to add a third string to her bow as she launches her own clothing range with luxe sportswear brand Monrow. I’m getting a little bored of all the model/designer collaborations (Kate Moss, Erin Wasson, Yasmin Le Bon…) but, I must admit, I’m already swayed by the idea of the line, called simply 'Amber Valletta for Monrow',with its sophisticated smoking jackets and tissue-thin t-shirts. And, while model-turned-actress-turned-designer is a bit of a mouthful, with wholesale prices starting from a very affordable $65 we’re sure we can come to terms with it.
The trend of top designers being absent from the runways of New York Fashion Week has left the door open for a slew of new talent to show for the first time this September. Some big names on the off-site showing roster are Marchesa, Betsey Johnson and Carmen Marc Valvo, who all share the common goal of saving money. It seems they, as well as many other designers, are not alone in the desire to save, as Anna Wintour fights to salvage high-end fashion. According to New York Magazine, the Vogue Editor-in-Chief felt that the downsizing of designers showing at fashion week has been a positive development because “people that shouldn’t be doing it” are better off with a “low-key presentation.” Despite the harsh criticism of Anna Wintour, the show must go on. Expect to see inspirational new designer collections such as Erin Wasson, whose RVCA collection resembles a Rags to Riches tale. The official schedule is set to release this Friday and the veil of mystery surrounding these unknown new designers will finally be lifted!
Cosmetic company leader Maybelline in accordance with media giants IMG announced they are moving to a new location- Bryant Park. As previous sponsor MAC heads downtown to do fashion shows at New York’s Milk Studios, Maybelline will become the official cosmetic sponsor for IMG Fashion’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, confirmed the New York Times on Thursday.
The cosmetics company inked a two-year deal, which will begin at the showing of designers’ spring collections in September 2009 through the much anticipated fashion week’s transition to Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center in September 2010. The deal is an incredible platform for growth in the fashion industry for the company whose models include industry names such as Adriana Lima, Christy Turlington, and Jessica White.
Inspired by the streets of NYC and the beach culture of Southern Cal, IMG model Erin Wasson is debuting a clothing line? Known for being the face of Maybelline and appearing in fashion magazines all over the world, the 27-year old blonde beauty launched Erin Wasson x RVCA in London last week and is seeing success already.
Even as a model, the Texas native was known for her edgy, “downtown cool” look and effortless sense of fashion. Erin Wasson x RVCA epitomizes this sleek style, consisting of mostly black, white and gray womenswear.
Her collection of affordable pieces ($50-$250) can be found at Lagarconne.com and eventually will be available at various department stores and boutiques worldwide.
Ost Café in the East Village has officially opened this week. Ost Café is a new Eastern European coffee shop located at the corner of 12th and A Avenue. This café was opened by a husband and wife team consisting of Aaron Hagedorn, a vet of the US Navy, and Katarina, a model from the Slovak Republic. Ost Café is a warm welcoming coffee house and located at 441 E 21st Street. No menu has been released yet. [Eater]
Hard times are hitting Hollywood as multiple high-profile homes are robbed. Paris Hilton was robbed last week of nearly $2 million worth of jewelry and personal items. She told Life & Style magazine she is, “…devastated. I cannot believe someone broke into my home. They took items that had such sentimental value that no one will ever be able to replace.” The Post reports that the luggage of a high profile publicist was stolen out of her home as she ate dinner on a different floor. Model and budding designer Erin Wasson was another star present in her home as thieves made off with over ten thousand dollars of jewelry and designer items by Alexander McQueen, Dior, and Givenchy. The three women’s doors were unlocked. If you spot something pink and sparkly on eBay over the holidays, notify Paris’ people immediately, it is most likely priceless.
LA Thieves Can Just Walk In [NY Post]