Raf Simons Leaves Jil Sander: After an emotional final show at Jil Sander, rumors are flying about what he will do next now that Jil Sander is returning to her eponymous label. Sounds like he probably isn't going to Dior, and with reports emerging Hedi Slimane will replace Stefano Pilati at YSL, we're more confused than ever. Marni for H&M: We attended the launch party and brought you the highly anticipated full lookbook. Now, Fashionista is giving away two pieces from the collaboration! Don't miss out - it ends Monday. Sparkle, Baby!: Toddlers and Tiaras star Eden Wood along with mother Mickie are launching a line of clothes for the attention-starved child in your life. It's real, y'all! more
Last week, in the middle of New York fashion week, and on a night that felt like the absolutely, most frigid night of this entire winter, I ducked into an indoor pop-up park in SoHo (yes, they exist) to escape the elements and curl up fetus-style on a beanbag chair with my 6" Italian herbs and cheese tuna sub. What I encountered inside was far less relaxing but about 10,000 times more amazing. It went a lot like this: PR-type girl: "Are you here for the event?" Moi: "Um... no?" PR-type girl: "Want to see a fashion show?" Did I even have to answer that? Of course I wanted to! The PR girl promptly led me down some AstroTurf-ed stairs to a small elevated runway lined with park benches. I was seated in a chair marked "reserved" with literally no idea of what was about to come down the catwalk. But before I knew it, I got my answer: A 40-something blonde woman with bangs and a bump-it appeared on stage, and in an almost comically thick southern drawl, clarified the situation: She was a pageant mom--but not just any old pageant mom. No, standing before me was the mother of all stage mothers, Mickie Wood, famous for birthing and managing "America's Sweetheart" and Toddlers & Tiaras breakout star, 6-year-old Eden Wood. And we were about to witness the debut of her very first children's fashion line inspired by her living-doll daughter, aptly titled "Sparkle Baby!"
Eden Wood is a rising star with legions of fans, a budding movie and singing career and a newly-inked deal to rep a shoe brand. Oh, and did we mention she's six-years-old? Yep, Wood is one of the pint-sized stars of TLC's Toddlers and Tiaras--a show that needs no introduction for its bizarre (creepy?) antics. And since becoming the face of Cicciabella, she's also caught the eye of the fashion industry at large, so much so that she's the subject of a profile in WWD, something that many bona fide models and designers could only dream of. So what, pray tell, does a first-grader say in an interview?