Kate Phelan, isn't the only stylist working for a big brand. Last week Jo Malone London confirmed that i-D editor Charlotte Stockdale has been brought on board to serve as the brand's style editor. According to a release, Stockdale will help cultivate the brand's image, contribute to campaigns and curate their collaborations with fresh British talent.
"Charlotte Stockdale is one of the most talented and vivacious stylists in the world of fashion, bringing a distinctive personality to every project she is involved in," explained, Senior Vice President and Creative Director, James Gager. "She is a natural fit for Jo Malone where a unique understanding of British sensibility is at the heart of everything we do." When asked about joining the brand, Stockdale sounded enthusiastic. "I feel incredibly excited to be part of something so distinctive and elegant," she said. "For me, Jo Malone London is about unexpected ingredients and understated style. I am looking forward to using my experience to take the brand forward in the most dynamic and authentic way."
Just when we thought that the editorial musical chairs had ended, it is now showing no sign of slowing down. Alex White recently left W magazine as fashion director and has since been replaced by Edward Enninful who has also be replaced in his role as fashion director at i-D by Charlotte Stockdale and now reports allege that Glenda Bailey may be on her way out at Harper's Bazaar.
Carol Smith, the former publisher of ELLE, has moved to the magazine to take her role as the new VP, publisher and chief revenue officer. Considering her short stint at Bon Appétit, sources predict that Smith will want to prove herself and stamp her authority particularly with magazines like Harper's who experienced a 5.4% decrease in ad pages and circulation numbers in the first half of 2011. Many are blaming Bailey for the magazine's poor performance this year. However, a source at the magazine told WWD that: “Glenda rumors come all the time, it’s just like the boy who cries wolf. For the past two years, there have been Glenda rumors,” and besides, a source at Hearst revealed that at least for the time being, “Glenda and Carol seem to be speaking the same language.”
As one of the first places to recognise Viktor and Rolf, the Hyéres Internation Festival of Fashion and Photography, which takes place each year in Southern France is known as the place to be for cutting edge talent. It should come as no surprise, then, that the winner of this year's award voted on by the public went to 33 year old Tsolmandakh Munkhuu. The Paris-based designer - who originates from Mongolia - painted the models for her show entirely black, for a collection of layering, volume and juxtaposed textures.
Walking away with a prize of 15,000 euros, Alexandra Verschueren won the L'Oreal Professional Grand Prize with a collection inspired by German artist Thomas Demand - impressing Dries Van Noten, Sarah Mower and Charlotte Stockdale, who all sat on the fashion jury.
We came up with the idea of this girl who lands from outer space in Paris. She gets on a train that comes to a halt in Pinkland, where pink girls get on and off. Then they go into this fairy-tale forest and little lady bugs and butterflies land on them and vines grow up on their clothes. Then, there’s Tick-Tock Time; the wings in this section are based on clocks — there’s one modeled after a pocket watch with metallic feathers. And she ends up in this regal realm of princess-ness, where the wings have Swarovski jewels and peacock feathers.
So it's true, the fashion world have house parties too, darling. Frivolous house parties, in fact, that collate arty types from all over the world, to include Vivienne Westwood and Pam Hogg (such a fabulous combination, don't you think?), and end in Gareth Pugh giving Katie Grand a playful spank outside the marble bathroom of house owners Marc Newson and Charlotte Stockdale. As a celebration of T magazine's Anglomaniacs issue, the industrial designer and fashion stylist husband and wife pair opened their London home on Friday night for Frieze, to a highly creative crowd, including Christopher Kane, Angela Missoni and Anouck Lepére. "I love fairs like this", Angela Missoni told Style.com, "They reinvigorate me and my work". Although the evening's host, Nadja Swarovski, had hoped to get some good art from the night, walls were sparce with art, but furniture extravagant. "We like the house good and minimalist!", Stockdale explained.