This week Fashionista's Lauren Sherman managed to sit down with Anja Rubik ahead of the Victoria's Secret show. Rubik revealed that 25, the magazine she set up with her boyfriend last year, is moving base from Vienna to New York and is only getting bigger moving from a side project to a fully blown operation. For those of you anxiously waiting for the next issue, the model revealed that it should be released within the year. “We really wanted to have it for September fashion week" she said "but there's just too much to do.”
It looks like you don't have to be a big advertiser to get a prime spot in a big magazine's editorial - well if you're Prabal Gurung or Phillip Lim that is.
This week Racked National published a list from a shoot that took place in LA for an unnamed magazine which included the big advertisers that they have to shoot in order of importance, and those brands that they'd still like to use.
The first was when she said 'Not one man I have spoken to likes a woman in miniskirts.' I think no one dared to tell this 86-year-old lady that miniskirts are great and really sexy. Number two was when she decided blue jeans were horrible. This was the fashion of the world at that particular [sic] moment — it was the Sixties. No one wanted to be told by an old lady that miniskirts and jeans weren't chic. The result was that she lost her power and in the end no one cared about what she did.
He told Suzy Menkes at the International Herald Tribune's Luxury Heritage conference
Jason Wu was always destined to venture into bridal wear so it was not a surprise when he announced the move this week. Wu has signed on to work with Net-A-Porter for a year to create five bridal looks that will become available in January.
But the move is only a one off, according to his spokesperson, as the designer does not intend to go and create a full blown bridal wear collection. So if you want a wedding dress designed by Wu, make sure to get your hands on one of the five come January.
On Wednesday, Ralph Lauren took a big promotion to the street of New York and London: a 4D light-show spectacular that shut down multiple blocks in the cities to celebrate RalphLauren.com's 10th birthday. The brand pulled in the Harry Potter tech team to orchestrate an eight-minute show projected from flagship stores on both sides of the pond, which created the impression that the shops were being ripped apart and had disappeared.
David Lauren, the brand executive behind it all, said of the show: “This is not just a game changer. It’s a life changer. It’s fashion changing film, architecture, technology. It’s an entire building turning into a stage set." Fashionologie has video from the event, where guests were also sprayed with Lauren's new Big Pony scents. The estimated cost for the show? More than a six-figure amount.
Miranda Kerr's modelling career is as hot as ever now, despite the fact that the 27-year-old mum-to-be is pregnant with her first child. (Check Kerr out in current ads for Prada, Jil Sander and Victoria's Secret.) Now, the catwalk favourite has opened up to W magazine about her life with husband Orlando Bloom and the couple's baby on the way - and she's posed fully nude, in case you were wondering. "For me, family is life," explained Kerr, who found out she was pregnant while in Paris shooting for Jil Sander. "The decision to start one wasn't complex at all."
Kerr and Bloom, who married in a surprisingly secret wedding in July, are keeping the sex of their child a surprise - and whether she brings up a son or daughter, Kerr has no qualms about putting her modelling days on hold. She said: "My career has been wonderful, but it's not my life. I don't feel pressure to get back to work...My goal involves a hammock, a vegetable patch and a solar-powered house. And I hope to eventually get there."