In some surprising news, The Cut confirmed today that 'It's On With Alexa Chung' has been cancelled. The move comes as a shock after MTV recently reported that they were pleased with the series when at the time that they commissioned it for its second season.
Whether Chung will move back to this side of the pond after taking up residence is Williamsburg is yet to be confirmed.
Forget about the doom and gloom of the recession with the style that takes you back to your childhood. From pencilled graphics on t-shirts to bold prints on coats, it is all about having some fun. Innocent bows and cute hearts will add some youth to any tired outfit. Clashing prints and images are what makes this trend so wearable. Just mix it up and have a play; after all everybody's young at heart.
We like to check in with our favourite models at each round of fashion weeks, but heaven knows that strutting down a raised platform isn't all that keeps the style industry's freshest faces at work. This week, we checked in with Katie Fogarty to see what life is like for a top model in the off-season. The Missouri native, who's shot campaigns for Balenciaga, Miu Miu and BCBG Max Azria, was happy to chat after recovering from jetlag from her Shanghai flight.
Capturing the coolest kids on the street for his blog The Satorialist, as well as Style.com and more recently the Burberry site, the Art of the Trench, photographer Scott Schuman is renowned for staying behind the lens - although that may change very soon. Schuman revealed at an event promoting his book, The Satorialist, that he has both a TV programme and clothing line in the works.
“There’s maybe a TV show coming up, maybe a clothing collection coming up. There's a lot of negotiating going on right now ... I was offered a lot of shows before, and I don't think the companies were right that were asking me. But this company I think is right. It's a very well known director and all, they're a company. But I finally realized that the success of the blog, is the fact that it's not about me it's about the people that I talk to and the people I choose to talk to and shoot...". So, the accredited trend scout may have his own television show, but doesn't want to star in it... could our favourite photography blogger be any more modest? We think not.
Jason Wu, whose gown Michelle Obama wore to Barack's inaugural ball in January, has had a mega-year. He's gained brand recognition ("it's known all over the world"), he's moving to a larger studio, and he's just bumped his workload up to four collections a year. Introducing Pre-Fall, the designer told Yahoo! he found his focus in airline travel. "I was looking up the '60s and '70s Pan Am stewardesses and I thought it was such a glamorous career," Wu said.
He added: "Business is at the stage where we need four seasons a year to keep the store stocked. We shipped Resort three weeks ago and it's already sold out of the store." With his known level of business savvy, we see the designer expanding even more for 2010. Now all he needs is a video with Tavi to seal the deal.
This week, Barbara Walters revealed her most fascinating people of 2009, which, not surprisingly, included Lady Gaga. Lady W interviewed Gaga in a room with a light-up floor, and while the two crept to their plastic chairs, Gaga curiously seemed to be using her interviewer as a cane. Wearing a Chanel suit, Gaga actually took off her sunglasses. "You know i don't take my glasses off for many interviews," she said, "but I'll take them off for you."
The clip started with the prerequisite childhood photos, but wasting no time, Walters brought up Gaga's sexuality. When asked if she had had sex with women, Gaga stumbled over her words and then responded, "I’ve certainly had sexual relationships with women."
Walters also wondered what her father thought of all her writhing and trouser-ditching. "We didn't talk for months after the first time he saw me play," Gaga said. "He was afraid I was, like, mentally unstable."
But, asked Walters, what's the biggest misconception about Lady Gaga? "That I'm artificial and attention-seeking," the singer said.
Tavi Gevinson, the 13-year-old fashion blogger/cultural phenomenon, has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, despite being too young to drive or vote. She's covered various magazines, perched in front-row New York Fashion Week seats, earned the affection of Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and been named the guest of honour at Rei Kawakubo's holiday soiree. Now, the bookish teenager has penned a column for the January issue of Harper's Bazaar, which has earned her both praise for her unusually astute writing style and contempt for, well, being a youngster in a position of power.