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.
Is it me or is Linda Evangelista having a comeback? Back in the mid-80s she was everywhere. After all, she was the one who made it clear that she wouldn't get out of ed for less than $10,000 a day. In the nineties things began to slow down and while she was still modelling in the mid-2000s, she wasn't modelling half as much as she used to due in part to the new generation of models taking over. That seems to have changed recently.
Don't get me wrong, the likes of Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss don't have anything to worry about but Evangelista is slowly appearing in more and more campaigns, editorials and covers. It all started with that record-breakingly expensive S/S12 Love magazine, which was shortly followed by an Italian Vogue cover, Chanel eyewear campaigns and a kick ass shoot in W magazine's September issue. And it dosn't end there because recently this cover for Interview Russia's September issue was released and it's definitely one my favourite covers of her for a long time.
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Have a look in the gallery for some of her most recent work.
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.
The whole maintenance saga between Linda Evangelista and Gucci group boss François-Henri Pinault is the story that keeps on giving. Thankfully it all came to an end today as the pair reportedly settled their $46,000 a month child-support case outside the courts. The New York Post reports:
The exact monthly settlement was not disclosed by the source, who wished to remain anonymous. But the timing suggests Pinault has cried "uncle" on the verge of Evangelista testifying before American and European press about his and Evangelista's whirlwind 2005 romance, his reluctance to raise the resulting child, and the eventual discords over visits and money.
The settlement is interesting, especially since it comes only a day into the court proceedings. Pinault's swift change of heart has had led many to believe that the has coughed up a monthly amount similar to what the supermodel had asked for simply to avoid having her disclose intimate details about their relationship. Considering that it came out that Pinault began his relationship with now wife Selma Hayek while Evangelista was still pregnant and tried to convince her to have an abortion, it's safe to assume that there's a lot more that could have come out. Both parties will be in court tomorrow to confirm the deal.
Young models like Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse and Joan Smalls may be doing really well right now but don't be fooled. The supers aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Need evidence? Look no further than the latest Chanel eyewear campaign. Last season it was all about Claudia Schiffer but this season Karl Lagerfeld chose a different super to front the campaign.
Not content with covering LOVE magazine's most expensive cover, Linda Evangelista was chosen as the model of choice this season. In the ads Evangelista appears wearing the brand's coloured frames and along with the campaign images, Chanel have treated us to a selection of behind-the-scenes black and white images from the shoot.
New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.
Despite it being only recently that Linda Evangelista publicly named François-Henri Pinault has the father of her son, Augustin James, this week she was in Manhattan fighting for child support for their son. According to her lawyer, the PPR CEO has not paid anything towards the 4 year-old and Evangelista is now asking for $46,000 a month, which "would probably be the largest support order in the history of the Family Court," a judge held.
Although the judge didn't give in to the requested $7,500 vacation budget, he did agree that a full time nanny and armed chauffeurs were necessary. And In an unsurprising move, the model's lawyer made a point to compare Pinault's treatment of his son compared to the daughter he shares with wife Salma Hayek.
Linda Evangelisa was criticised back in the 90s for infamously saying that the supers wouldn't get out of bed for less than $10,000 but Jane Pratt, one of the critics at the time, can beat that.
Last week The New York Observer contacted her representative to book her to give a short address to a small group in New York and were quoted with a hefty $15,000 fee. Suffice to say, Pratt wasn't booked for the gig, which was a tribute to Sassy magazine and instead Tavi Gevinson appeared alongside Marisa Meltzer.
We all know about MAC's annual Viva Glam lipstick initiative to benefit their AIDS fund. As you'll recall, everyone from Elton John to Linda Evangelista have fronted the campaign and supported the cause, and now the cosmetics giant has just announced their 2012 spokespeople.
Replacing Lady Gaga is both Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin who are currently in Miami shooting the campaign shot by David La Chapelle. Martin s currently promoting his 'Best Of' album so I'm sure this is part of the promotion for that and of course, Minaj is a perfect choice. She teamed up with the brand for the launch of her debut album, 'Pink Friday' and is well known for her 'out-there' make-up looks.