While Elle Fanning in Somewhere and photos by Juergen Teller are dominating our December mood board, there are plenty of other goodies inside from new Clhoê for Opening Ceremony to Elisa Sendaoui shot by Natalie Joos. So check it out!
Wearing a coat or blazer draped over your shoulders isn’t exactly a new trend. It’s kind of a fussy dignified old lady look. Cardigan clips existed in the late ’50s and ’60s (and Glee’s Emma Pillsbury is bringing them back) to facilitate wearing your button-downs draped instead of arms-in and buttoned-up.
But if you follow the big street style blogs, the ones that follow the fashion crowd over fashion month like Tommy Ton, Garance Dore and the Sartorialist, you’ve probably noticed that the fashion elite have taken to this trend like gangbusters. Most notably, Marie Claire’s Taylor Tomasi Hill and Zanna Roberts and Elle’s Kate Lanphear seem loathe to put their arms in their blazer sleeves.
Even though it might sound like a high school dance, don’t be fooled. Dossier’s “Homecoming” was nothing like a traditional spirit week.
Everyone in the biz has been so consumed with New York Fashion Week over the last eight days that we all nearly forgot it doesn’t last forever. Enter Dossier. The magazine’s ‘Homecoming’ event series was a five-day long celebration aimed at bringing the downtown scene back together to celebrate music, literature, film, and, of course, fashion. The intimate series of live concerts, discussions, readings, film screenings, and “happenings” kicked off last Saturday when Dossier celebrated the launch of their sixth issue featuring Freja Beha on the cover (the issue has also got a feature on it-girl-in-the-making Elle Fanning), and they capped off the week with one final hurrah.
ISTANBUL–Istanbul Fashion Week may be new, but it’s not lacking for bold faced names in the front row.
Pat Field is a fixture, which makes sense, since Istanbul Fashion Week’s press kit says she “aims to introduce the Turkish brands and designers to the world and to turn Istanbul into an effective fashion center.” It’s a tall order, but if anyone can make Istanbul happen, it’s Pat Field. The vibrant colors and energy of Istanbul are right up her alley.
In addition to Field, fashion stars abound. Anna Piaggi is here, and she gets a deserved applause when she enters the venue. So is ELLE‘s Kate Lanphear, Lynn Yaeger, Alexandra Richards and Olivier Zahm (with daughter in tow). Alek Wek has also been spotted. And according to twitter, LOVE covergirl Alessandra Ambrosio just touched down at Ataturk Airport hours ago, where she was surprised to find paps waiting for her at immigration. We’re looking forward to seeing her walk tomorrow.
This month we’re loving neutrals, retro styling, and Kate Lanphear. Click through for our mood board.
Last night the Whitney Museum of American Art hosted a fête for its Independent Study Program. Taking place downtown, the Art Party promises big names and crazy times. The rainstorm outside delayed our arrival, but upon getting there we were immersed in a world of fashion’s finest, immediately spotting Natalie Joos looking divine as always.
And while everyone looked great, this wasn’t the wildest of nights. No table dancing or drunk stumbling here. It was as classy as Derek Blasberg’s mandals. Kate Lanphear perused the art and Prabal Gurung chatted with friends. Someone did come as Tony the Tiger, however, and while not classy–it certainly was great.
As the night progressed, we scouted the crowd for our favorite photog/man-about-town, Mr. Terry Richardson, but he was nowhere to be found. Today, however, he posted a photo of Arden Wohl at the party on his blog, leading us to believe we’d missed him by a second.
We did see everyone from Alek Wek to Rachel Zoe, so click through to see the photos!
We’re not sure what Plastic Island is, but we do know who Kate Lanphear is. Elle‘s Style Director’s lands in front of almost every street style lens and gets name checked alongside editors like Anna Dello Russo’s and Emmanuelle Alt all the time, but she might be the first to have something named after her. Read more →
Ask ten people what London Fashion Week has more than any other, and they’ll answer, “Energy!” It’s never lacked buzz, or excitement, or youth, but over the past two years it has finally attracted the attention it deserves. Fashionista attended its first London Fashion Week three years ago, when American press took up a bench. Read more →
We’d rather have a slow news day any time than get bad news like this—Phi is closing due to economic hardship, according to WWD. There aren’t many details yet, but sadly we all know too well what this recession has done to our industry. Employees were given the news today and the pre-Spring collection that Read more →
The best part about holiday shopping, aside from apple cider, is the overflow of shopping events (especially in the wake of such financial disarray). Next week, Elle and Armani Exchange are teaming up to make you shop. And by Elle we mean Style Director Kate Lanphear. The party’s next week, Tuesday, November 10 from 6pm-8pm Read more →