Just after Charitybuzz.com announced it's auctioning a weeklong internship at Vogue (with proceeds dedicated to the RFK Centre for Justice and Human Rights), the site has come out with a list of items to be auctioned off for Earth Day's 40th anniversary. What caught our attention? A bespoke, sustainable-fabric suit - which Stella McCartney has agreed she'll personally custom fit. Or if that's not enough, bidders can go for a $10,000 Vera Wang store credit and a dinner date with the designer.
Moving on from there, Charity Buzz has put lunch and a fitting session with Angela Missoni on the table, plus two front-row tickets to Missoni's next fashion show. Not to be outdone, Armani is giving out a dress and fitting, plus two tickets to the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Most importantly, all the fashion madness really is for a good cause, with beneficiaries including Oceana, the NRDC and Conservation International. With reserve bids like $5,000 and $17,000, it seems that Earth Day is going to be a very generous holiday in the style community.
The last seasons saw Lara Stone dominate the leading ad campaigns. After replacing Madonna at Louis Vuitton, Stone went on to replace Sasha Pivovarova at both Prada and Armani. But it looks liker her campaign zeal is slowing down. This week, word broke that Natalia Vodianova and Christy Turlington are set to repace the Dutch model.
This weekGeorgina Chapman announced that she and husband Harevy Weinstein are inspecting thier first child together this summer. At the New Yorkers for Children gala, the Marchesa designer told friends that, "I'm five months along, but this dress hides it pretty well!" This is Chapman's first child and third for Weinstein, who has daughters from a previous relationship.
Despite last season being her first designing for Diesel Black Gold, it seems Sophia Kokosalaki's take on the brand impressed not only the buyers and audience of their AW10 show, but also Diesel owner Renzo Rosso, who is now undertaking actions to expand and reposition the company. Hiring a new management team, Rosso plans to re-brand the area of floorspace in which Diesel Black Gold sits within the Diesel stores, and to open shop-in-shops in department stores.
A lesser focus on denim will also take the label in a new direction, "We believe that Diesel Black Gold has in it's DNA all the elements of authenticity and the right attitude to effectively connect with the next generation of customers: the millenials," Rosso told Fashionista, "The new strong and dedicated team will make it happen." With a runway show approaching in Tokyo on April 12, we can't wait to see where Kokosalaki - and her new team - take Diesel Black Gold.
We all know Alexander Wang supports choosing underwear as outerwear, and now he's offering pieces to help make that trend happen more readily. As of yesterday, the designer launched his first underwear collection online. As part of the T by Alexander Wang range, his bras and briefs are "definitely intended to be seen." Expect to pay $48 to $72 for the new pieces. In addition, Wang's site also now offers PVC bags, as well as limited quantities of the leopard-print Diego bag. Get to shopping, ladies.