The launch of Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book, hasn't been without its controversies. As you will know, Condé Nast reportedly banned several photographers, models and stylists from collaborating with the former Vogue Paris editor but despite all of that, Roitfeld is flying high. The preview of the issue has gone down well and this weekend, just about everyone turned up to congratulate her at the party she hosted to celebrate the debut issue.
'It's very different from my last party,' she told The Cut, having a look at the guests in the marble-floored atrium of the Frick Museum. Around the same time last year Roitfeld through a karaoke party to celebrate her Barneys campaign at a strip club on the West Side Highway so basically the polar opposite of this year's swanky 'do. 'I want to do something different, more classic,' she said about the formal Mercedez Benz-sponsored black tie event. 'After all, I am a grandma now.'
If you aren't quite ready for your summer holiday yet, I come baring good news. The Net-A-Porter team have devoted a large section of the site to help you get ready for your big trip away.
In this week's magazine, the team interviewed everyone from Elin Kling to model Jessica Hart to get their packing tips but that;s not all. The team have also shown the key pieces you need to create a capsule vacation wardobe whether you're going on a beach retreat or an urban escape and a round-up is also available showing the top 50 pieces available on the site that will see you through your holiday.
Back in March Chanel unveiled the images from their latest book, 'The Little Black Jacket', in Tokyo and last night they brought the travelling exhibition to New York with everyone from Pharrell Williams and Zoe Kravitz to regulars like Dree Hemingway and Poppy Delevigne in attendance.
Just as a refresher, the exhibition includes a selection of over 100 black and white photographs of models and celebrities shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Each star sports the brand's classic black tweed jacket styled in different ways by Carine Roitfeld.
The exhibition opens tomorrow until June 15 over at 18 Wooster Street.
Yesterday was a busy night in New York. As well as the Time 100 party, the city also played host to the Chanel Artist Dinner during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Odeon. All of the names you would expect were there like Camilla Belle, Leigh Lezark and models Arizona Muse and Karlie Kloss. Even Julia Restoin-Roitfeld made an appearance showing her ever growing baby bump
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld sure knows how to throw a party. Despite fashion week being in full swing and having to be up for show at 9am this morning, just about every editor and model came out to party last night co celebrate his touring exhibition with Richard Hambleton.
Guests included mother Carine and sister Julia Restoin Roitfeld along with Giovanna Battaglia, naturally, and the likes of Mario Sorrenti, Jessica Hart and Doutzen Kroes.
Although 'The City' was a firm favourite on our TV schedule over the show's one year life, its stars are largely struggling to make a statement in the industry since it was dropped by MTV late last year with Olivia Palermo being the biggest exception.
But it looks like Palermo isn't the only exception to the rule. Despite having a small role on the show, Jessica Hart's modelling career has catapulted since appearing on the show. Last season she walked in numerous shows in London and New York and has just bagged a ELLE Spain cover shot by Santiago Esteban, as well as an editorial in the latest issue of US ELLE.