What do you think of her look?
What do you think of her look?
We've seen many different sides to People's Revolution founder Kelly Cutrone, but mostly from our experiences on The Hills, The City and Kell on Earth we've witnessed a straight-talking boss with a sharp tongue who shows no remorse for making a quivering intern cry. Although the softer side became apparent when we interviewed Cutrone at LFW last season, we've never seen her as relaxed as she is in the latest edition of Bluefly's Closet Confessions.
"Margeila, Dries, Paco, Yohji, Westwood, Dries..." Cutrone lists off as she piles clothes from one of her three closets onto one arm. "Missoni, Rykiel... Isn't it amazing I know all these? Yohji, Yohji, Yohji... Urban Outfitters?" she continues. Ironically, Kelly claims to not shop all that often, as she takes us through a series of her favourite outfits, and admits to having a rail of "skinny girl clothes - clothes I wear when I'm skinny". Amongst tales of her mother untacking her Margeila ("it was WAR!"), we also get to see Cutrone almost melt in front of the camera as her daughter Ava goes through her favourite pieces. "Who's your favourite designer?", Kelly asks, "Sonia Rykiel" replies Ava, "cool". Like mother, like daughter anyone?
Maggie Gyllenhaal wore Dries van Noten on her latest date with husband Peter Sarsgaard, when the two hit the red carpet at the 2010 Academy Awards. The 'Crazy Heart' actress kept her hair simple, a trend we've been seeing from actresses all night.
Does her style win you over?
Dries van Noten is taking us back to the '50s and '60s for fall, but don't expect a literal take on Betty Draper. The Belgian designer, who presented his AW10 collection at Paris' City Hall yesterday, added 21st-century rebellion to his nipped-waist frocks and swing coats. Would a real retro girl have worn a liquid-gold three-button jacket? We don't think so. For van Noten, the best time travel is playful, and even a little sporty.
Van Noten proved current by mixing prints, with some models sporting both leopard spots and dusky florals on top. The designed infused athleticism with a grey cut-off sweatshirt worn over an easy moss-green shirt. But the real highlights, as would have been true decades ago, were the dresses. The wasp waists Don Draper would have liked were present on cocktail dresses that wavered above and below the knee, but this time, van Noten's expert tailoring flowed easily onto hip-friendly skirts. His expertise with prints, as seen in luxe duchesse satin work, remained intact. And we hope that in 50 years when new designers are looking back, they find van Noten's archive to reinvent.
It goes without saying that there isn't an investment buy like a classic coat, especially one that will last you not only AW09, SS10, but years to come too. Without a doubt, the camel coat fits the description. If camel isn't your colour, stick to neutrals for a classic investment piece, and pick a shape to suit. This season there's been a fair share of the new cocoon shape, but we'll be going with the timeless trench - and how could we not after seeing so many global trench styles on the new Burberry Art of the Trench website?
This week we confirmed that Daul Kim was found dead in her apartment in Paris earlier this week. The 20-year-old (who had walked and starred in campaigns for the likes of Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Maison Martin Margiela and most recently Christopher Kane for Topshop, to name but a few) was found by her yet-to-be-named boyfriend, hanged in her apartment. Police are investigating, but they have said her death appears to have been a suicide.
Despite a busy work schedule, it seems that everything wasn't what it seemed behind closed doors for the quirky 5'10" model, painter and aspiring video filmmaker (she had exhibited a show of her artwork in Seoul). Last month she decided it was time to leave her hometown, having said it made her "mad, depressed and over worked". She relocated from Seoul to Paris and it seemed life was looking up for Kim, who posted on her blog: "I've left Seoul and I'm in Paris - I'm happy!"
This happiness, however, was short-lived by the first week of November, her posts soon took on a darker tone, "I already accept that I relate to nothing. The more I gain, the more lonely it is...I know I'm like a ghost." By her last and final post entitled "Say hi to forever", she attached the video of the song 'I go deep', by British artist Jim Rivers.
She truly will be missed.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are designing a range of sunglasses for The Row’s next season collection. The range, which will be produced by Linda Farrow - high fashion, high luxury eyewear designer, who also designs for Raf Simons, Matthew Williamson and Dries van Noten - will feature a classic metal aviator, an oversized square frame, a vintage-inspired brown rimmed frame and a pair of 60s inspired round shades.
“Designing eye wear was definitely more complicated than we thought,” said the twins, who hinted that if the collection is successful they may expand the range, and possibly branch into accessories.
With so many international designer brands showing their Spring/Summer 2010 offerings at the various fashion weeks this season, we would be hard pressed to decide who to award the title of 'hottest international designer brand'. Luckiliy, we didn't have to as The Senken newspaper has just published its findings of its seasonal survey of Japanese retailers. Alexander Wang, who only launched his first full womens collection in 2007 and is currently working on his first menswear range, pipped Givenchy to the top spot having secured twice as many votes as the luxury Parisienne label. In third place was Balmain, followed by Undercover. Prada scooped 5th place ahead of Dries Van Noten, whilst 3.1 Phillip Lim, Comme des Garcons and Yves Saint Laurent came 7th, 8th and 9th respectively.
Marco Zanini's first collection for Rochas didn't come out with a bang. Instead, the designer gave us a taste of the '30s, with dignified shirt dresses, simple trousers, mid-calf skirts and sweet little day shorts. The prints were a bit Dries van Noten, with rich solids of mulberry, lemongrass, teal and caramel.
Zanini wanted to bring out the French colonial spirit, he told the New York Times. "What is French apart from the Eiffel Tower?" he said. "I didn’t want a cliché, so I looked East, to the colonies, to Indochine."
Our favourites were the nuanced touches - a flower on a belt, a muted ribbon on a hat - that took the collection to the next level. Mr Zanini's going places, we say.