When transgender woman Cy Lauz began to make her transition, she had a hard time finding undergarments that suited her needs–let alone that made her feel pretty, confident and feminine.
That’s when she started Chrysalis.
We caught up with Lauz to hear the struggles of designing a line of lingerie for transgender women, and what she hopes the new brand will accomplish.
This week’s guest? The inimitable Tom Ford, speaking, for the first time, about his new baby, as well as his first full-on runway show in years.
January Jones caught our attention right away in those tiny silk shorts and that big blond Betty Draper-style bouffant.
As Mad Men devotees we had to ask–what’s in store for Betty this season?
Paris fashion week front-row-newbie Frank Ocean was one of our favorite celebrities to spot this week. The Grammy winner hit up several shows, including Givenchy and Chanel, so when we spotted him at Valentino, we had to grab a moment with him to ask how his first Paris fashion week was going. (We also overheard him tell another reporter that he’d brought along his mom to all the shows. How adorable is that?)
What follows is a rather stumbling awkward interview, because, well, he was just so disarmingly nice and open. Not what you’d expect from a celebrity. Basically, he charmed our pants off. We were fans before but now we’re smitten.
This past Saturday, I braved H&M’s Fifth Avenue flagship to chat with adorable Carrie Diaries star AnnaSophia Robb. She was there to host, along with Seventeen (whose cover we can only assume she’ll be gracing soon) an in-store event celebrating the launch of the retailer’s new “Denim Days” campaign.
When it comes to good quotables, André Leon Talley can give Karl Lagerfeld a run for his money. And now, with all the new projects ALT has in the works (like a late night TV talk show), he’s been talking a lot.
The Vogue contributing editor sat down with WWD for a chat about why he took his new Russian Numéro gig (hint: ka-ching!), his relationship with Anna Wintour, yet another new project he’s working on, and his no-holds-barred take on the recent Oscars red carpet.
Kim and Kanye aren’t the only people whose first magazine shoot as a couple was unveiled today. Behold Jenna Lyons and Courtney Crangi looking adorable in V.
Yep, that happened.
Jennifer Lawrence, no stranger to awkward awards show stair moments, fell on her way to accept her Oscar for best actress. That’s probably every woman’s ultimate fear in that kind of situation, right? But Lawrence handled it with such charm and humility her fall made everyone fall that much more in love with her (not to mention she fell beautifully–I mean, look at that photo!). “You guys are just standing up ’cause you feel bad that I fell and that’s really embarrassing but thank you,” she said when she finally made it to the podium.
So, what happened exactly?
Being the wife of a Barneys New York executive certainly has its perks–like, say, snagging your well-connected husband’s ‘plus one’ invite to industry insider events that most people only dream of attending.
Sharon Socol–wife of Howard Socol, who served as Barneys’s CEO from 2001 to 2008–used that exclusive access to her advantage and then some. Toting a 35mm loaded with black and white film, Socol, an avid photographer since age seven, snapped behind-the-scenes photos of fashion shows, parties, and some of the industry’s most legendary characters.
Recently, she compiled those photos into a book titled Plus One: An Outsider’s Photographic Journey Into the World of Fashion–the release of which garnered a crowd of fashion’s elite last night on Barneys’s 9th floor.