BE STILL, my geek chic
heart. In celebration of DC Comics’
75th anniversary, the comic book legends have entered the most fabulous collaboration with accessory powerhouse nOir Jewelry
. That’s right, guys – accessories to fight crime in! Subscribers and amigos will surely know of my Wonder Woman
obsession, so believe me when I say that knuckleduster ring is mine. Featuring great pieces from all of our superhero favourites, the limited-edition range starts at just $60
and includes rings, earrings, and more adorned with character insignia and imagery. Fashion saving the world
Someone is doing it well in the Olympia Le-Tan press office. In a short space of celebrity-appearance time, we have spotted Natalie Portman carrying what looked like a copy of Lolita into the premiere of Black Swan and Clemence Poesy with her paws on Le Belle et la Bete for the red carpet of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part One. At least their handbag versions.
For three seasons, Le-Tan has been putting a new spin on the term “book bag“, and has fashionable creations ranging from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire in her purse library. Who knows, maybe we will be seeing some of our more recent favourites as the brand develops. I will be holding out for a statement piece via War and Peace.
Lauren Santo Domingo has partnered with Aslaug Magnusdottir (who hails from the old Gilt Group) on a new online venture to be launched this February during New York Fashion Week. Going by the name ‘Moda Operandi‘, their own M.O. is to delve into the untapped world of virtual trunk shows. For those who don’t know – in physical trunk shows, the ‘whos whos’ go to exclusive events to chat to designers and order pieces directly from them before all the ‘normal people’ see them in stores (I say that very lightly).
The difference by making it virtual is that Moda Operandi will have the clothes available for purchase within 48 hours of their runway shows which can then be secured for a 50% deposit and delivered in roughly four months. Of course, there will be a great return policy. Designers who have agreed to participate include Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Narciso Rodriguez, Vera Wang, Alexander Wang, and Giambattista Valli.
As exciting as this is, it could also be the death of sample sales.
It’s been discussed since Day Uno; who will be the designer of Kate Middleton‘s wedding dress? With a Prince-cum-King like William at hand, the stakes are high. Bookmaker Paddy Power stopped accepting bets (yes, wedding bets) on this most important of matters on November 26 - five months before the wedding – after designer Bruce Oldfield emerged as the favorite.
They commented by saying “- we were receiving one-way traffic for Bruce Oldfield, and there is no point in taking bets when all the interest is in one person. He started as 4/1 joint favourite, but since then his odds have been slashed to 1/3. That would mean there is a 75 per cent chance of him being the wedding dress designer. Sometimes this kind of betting comes from people taking an educated guess, but sometimes it is the result of a leak. We were taking bets of £500 or more so it could be a leak. The wedding is in April, so someone knows what dress she is wearing. I suppose we will just have to wait to see on the 29th.”
My twenty-five percent vote is for Phillipa Lepley – I should have gotten in the pool while I had the chance!
Fashion Magazine has hit the big 1-0! For their 10th anniversary special issue cover we have a stunning New York-shot image of Kasia Struss by Seth Sabal. As I’m sure you’ve noted, the accompanying artwork is celebratory and just faultless. That is thanks to mega fashion illustrator Tomek Sadurski.