Things are pretty good for Georgia May Jagger right now. Recently the British model was confirmed as the new face of Madonna's Material Girl world and of course, she was amongst the line-up of models that appeared in the Olympics closing ceremony, and it doesn't end there. This week she was confirmed as the face of the new Just Cavalli fragrance.
'Roberto Cavalli is a great designer. The Just Cavalli brand is very sexy, young and cool,' she said in a statement. 'Each collection is very contemporary and colourful; it is clearly for the younger girl who wants to have a trendy look. It is the first fragrance that I have ever done so it is a huge honour.' While it may be her first fragrance campaign, Jagger isn't new to beauty campaigns after serving as the face of Rimmel London for the past few years after replacing Kate Moss.
Natalie Portman and Kirsten Dunst always wear Rodarte, Renee Zellweger never steers too far from Carolina Herrera and the same is true of Anne Hathaway and Valentino. The actress often turns to the brand for big red carpet appearances and now she's called on the man himself to design her wedding dress.
Talking to E! Garavani confirmed that he 'did the dress' for the actresses upcoming nuptials to Adam Shulman. 'She's a very good friend of mine...She's like my daughter. She's sensational. She's fantastic.' The news comes just days after Hathaway attended the 2012 New York City Ballet Gala hosted by him wearing fall 2012 Valentino couture.
While celebrities continue to be the go-to people for brand partnerships, what with the rise of street style blogs, editors are getting in on the action too. Dazed Group founder Jefferson Hack designed a collection for Tod's, Anna Dello Russo is about to launch her accessories line for H&M and now Katie Grand has followed suit.
The LOVE editor has created, Gang, a collection of sunglasses, trainers, bags and purses for Hogan, most of which come with a heart motif, which I'm sure is a link to the magazine. '[The purses] might be brightly coloured and decorated with hearts but they're extremely practical,' Grand said. 'I always carry a BlackBerry and an iPhone wherever I go, so designed them o be just big enough to carry both, along with a key and credit card.'
Alongside the collection, the stylist has also created a one-off publication featuring a shoot with models raging from Alessandra Ambrosio and Jessica Stam to Cara Delevigne and Linda Evangelista with commentary from Derek Blasberg.
Diane von Furstenberg isn't the only brand losing its creative director. Central Saint Martins graduate April Chrichton stepped down from her role at Sonia Rykiel last September and it's only now that a replacement has been announced and by the sounds of it, its a good choice.
Geraldo da Conceicao will joined the French label next month, leaving his position as the design director for women's ready-to-wear at Louis Vuitton. Because of the dates, the brand's S/S13 collection has been designed by their in-house team and will be shown in an intimate presentation format rather than a runway show and the new creative director's first collection will debut for A/W13. 'We are opening a new chapter for the company,' Rykiel chariman Jean-Marc Loubier said in an interview. 'We are sure [da Conceicao] will be able to take the Rykiel woman and make her international.'
Models foraying into design isn't anything new. Kate Moss is probably the most successful example with her now ended partnership with Topshop and more recently Rosie Huntington-Whiteley made the transition by designing a lingerie collection for Marks & Spencer. And by the sounds of it, Dree Hemingway might follow suit soon too.
Talking to Grazia at the Ermanno Scervino show, she revealed that she'd actually been working on a collection not too long ago. 'Last year, I was working on my own lingerie line but then modelling took over and I didn' want to do anything half-heartedly,' she explained. In terms of a fashion line, the aesthetic of anything she would come out with would have a menswear focus. 'I love that '70s vibe - unbleached fabrics, oversized trousers - and I have a book of '70s climbers wearing perfectly dishevelled outfits in California so that would be inspiration.'
As you would expect, Gwyneth Paltrow is a bigger seller for brands, which goes a long way in explaining why the likes of Tods and Hugo Boss have clamoured around to secure her to front her campaigns. Last week J. Crew confirmed that their website experienced an 8% increase in sales after they partnered with the actress on her website Goop and now Chinti and Parker is the latest brand to tap into her selling power.
The 39 year-old has designed two exclusive jumpers for her Goop website and the collaboration is part of a bigger project, in which she partners with leading brands on creating limited edition pieces for Goop. She's already worked with Rag & Bone, MiH jeans and Melissa Odabash so the British eco-conscious label is just the latest in a long stream of recent partnerships.
Just about everyone seems to be partnering on collections these days but the latest one coming right out of France is one that I can jump on board with. Two of my favourite French brands, Carven and Petit Bateau, have confirmed that they're about to launch a limited edition capsule collection.
And it sounds promising. So far, only two images of the nine piece line have been released and as you would expect, the pieces are incredibly chic and incredibly French. Prices are accessible and range between $64 to $320 and the line caters for men, women and children just to make sure that the whole family can get in on the action. 'Our collaborations up until now [with the likes of French brands like Robert Clergerie, Zespa, L’Amyand] were often associated with a collection and a specific narrative, but the line we have developed together with Petit Bateau goes far beyond that,' Carven creative director Guillaume Henry told WWD. 'It’s no longer a story linked to a collection; it’s a story of shared values.'
The line will debut on November 5. at Colette in Paris and 10 Corso Como in Milan and will then be available in as yet unnamed boutiques in London and Brussels before arriving in the US on December 5.
It's fashion week so you know what that means. Editorial musical chairs is officially in full force and at the moment, the biggest editorial changes are coming from US Cosmpolitan.
After Joanna Coles was announced as the magazine's new creative director, she made no secret of the fact that she plans to give the title a shake-up and naturally, that's extended beyond the titles content to the masthead too. According to Page Six, Coles has hired Marie Claire executive editor Joyce Chang and entertainment editor Dana Stern to join her at Cosmo, with both editors set to start in their roles on Oct 1.
Editors take their staff with them with moving to a new title isn't anything new. Sally Singer did just that when she moved from Vogue to T magazine and Stefano Pilati did too when he left T for W. What will be interesting to see is how these new hires impact the magazine's content because if we're all honest, a shake-up is definitely in order.
Today just about everyone has a clothing line or design partnership. The fact that the Kardashians have transcended beyond America to sell their label Kardashian Kollections in Dorothy Perkins in the UK is a prime example of that. You'll be pleased to know, though, that the latest murmurings of a celebrity-brand partnership is actually a good one.
According to Vogue UK, Adele might be in talks with Christopher Bailey about working on a bespoke plus-size line for Burberry Prorsum. On the face of it the news sounds a bit far-fetched. After all, while the whole trend of celebrity partnerships has reached saturation point, these collaborations tend to be with high street retailers rather than luxury brands. But the move does make sense. Burberry is a big supporter of British talent and who is flying the flag quite like Adele right now? And besides, a fashionable plus size line is definitely missing.
Gap has been flying solo without a creative director for a while after firing Patrick Robinson just over a year ago. Now it has finally found a replacement and a pretty good one too. Yesterday the brand confirmed that Rebekka Bay will take the role of creative director and executive vice president starting Oct 1.
While her name may not ring a bell, you're definitely familiar with her work. She was the person that "conceptualized, developed and launched" H&M-owned brand, Cos. That experience will prove invaluable to Gap who, admittedly, have a had a rocky past few years
'We've taken the time to identify the right creative leader for Gap and we've found that in Rebekka,' Gap Inc. president Stephen Sunnucks said in a release. 'We're confident that Rebekka's approach to design along with her considerable international experience will allow her to help us build upon the momentum we're delivering in the business today.'