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.
When Jessica Stam unveiled her new dark hair recently I wasn't convinced and even at the Met Gala last week, the dark shade looked to severe on her but yesterday I was won over.
The colour looked a lot less stark as it had previously as the model stepped out to attend the American Ballet Theatre's 2012 Gala. The red Valentino gown and studded clutch teamed with the waves and statement earrings worked perfectly.
In her recent editorials Crystal Renn has demonstrated the art of a good ol' fashion transformation and it looks like she has been transforming in her personal time too. Yesterday Ford Models released this image of the model relaxing on holiday in the Caribbean sporting a new hair 'do.
Gone are the long dark locks that she's so well known for and in comes a short blonde look. So far agency haven't confirmed what the change is for but something tells me that it's linked to a big job. Last week Jessica Stam was spotted with dark hair and confirmed that it was for a shoot with Katie Grand so maybe they have both worked on the same project.
When it comes to a make-up artist-model collaboration, it doesn't get much better (or bigger) than Pat McGrath and Jessica Stam. This week Cover Girl - to which McGrath serves as Global Creative Design Director - announced that the pair are working on a series of 'how-to-videos' and the first shoot took place this week.
The make-up tutorial idea isn't a new one. Just type those words into YouTube and you'll find a long stream of wannabe make-up artists demonstrating how to achieve celebrity make-up looks. The most famous of the bunch is Lauren Luke whose YouTube page has experienced a whopping 113 million views and helped her secure a regular stint on British morning show, 'This Morning'. What Cover Girl's latest project has that Luke doesn't is McGrath. She's responsible for the most memorable make-up looks in the world for brands like Dior so if there's anyone that you want to get make-up tips from, it's her.
Zac Posen will never tire of a wasp waist, and even if we're never able to report that he's coming out with something groundbreaking, you can rest assured that he'll keep churning out covetable party dresses from season to season. This time around at Paris Fashion Week - his second time showing there - the designer took his looks slightly more streamlined, and sometimes, yes, incredibly racy. Jessica Stam in a second-skin crocodile bustier? It's hard not to see the appeal.
Other iterations of his signature silhouette (mostly done in black, with pops of sapphire and ruby tones) came in a long-sleeved sheath dress with a center skirt slit as high as possible and texture-rich riding blazers teamed with skinny cropped trousers. Ankle-baring was a common theme among Posen's runway offerings, with black and navy opaque tights beneath. Why the modesty there admist all the other flashes of skin? Even Posen, it seems, needs to leave something to mystery.
A big event wouldn't be complete without at least one wardrobe malfunction, and Jessica Stam was a prominent victim at Monday's Met Ball. When she put on her slinky Rachel Roy dress at 6 p.m., it split up the back - leading to some last-minute stitching before red-carpet time. Other guests were all across the board with their outfits of choice, and hopefully with slightly less complication.
The evening's co-host, Oprah Winfrey, opted for custom-made Oscar de la Renta, while Anna Wintour picked Chanel, since she admits about Karl Lagerfeld, "whatever he says, I obey." Shockingly, no one picked Armani - normally a staple - but Sarah Jessica Parker was proud to debut her first Halston Heritage gown, for which she now serves as president. Erin Fetherston, now a guest designer and creative consultance for Juicy Couture, created a Bespoke Juicy Couture velour gown for her appearance.
As for the guys, Marc Jacobs went casual in a baseball cap, and Hamish Bowles and Ralph Lauren wore jeans. Noted Bowles: "It's the first time I wore jeans since I was 19." Welcome back to denim.
And Lady Gaga? She might have skipped the night's red carpet, but she wore a black Prada shawl-collar tuxedo inside to practice for her musical set. At least she's keeping it chic.