– Anna Wintour accepted the award for Best Fashion Site at the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Her acceptance speech? “Sometimes geeks can be chic.”
– Prada (you know, the epitome of Italian fashion brilliance) was looking to raise up to $2.6 billion through a Hong Kong IPO. Yet, when they launched the retail portion of the IPO on Sunday, they generated five times the expected demand. Duh. It’s Prada.
– NBC’s newest reality show, “Fashion Star“, just hired Jessica Simpson as the contestants’ mentor. She joins host Elle MacPherson on the singing, dancing, live, runwayed extravaganza that will eventually reward an aspiring designer with the money to launch their own brand. Fans will also be able to purchase the winning designs online as each episode airs.
– Last week, Kate Middleton stopped at Boots before a gala to buy some Nivea moisturiser. Expect to hunt like never before for your moisture now, Nivea users.
– Kate Moss‘ bachelorette party went down as follows: 30 of her closest friends (including Daphne Guinness and Jade Jagger), two oversized pink Hummers, 120 bottles of booze of rum alone, and a trip to listen to the Foo Fighters. My kind of girl.
– Bella Swan’s wedding dress confirmed! Kristen Stewart’s Twilight character will be getting married in a Carolina Herrera dress. No photos available as of yet.
– Stylist Lori Goldstein has just joined W’s new style director, Edward Enninful, as the glossy’s style editor at large. Killer team.
– Lily Allen announced she was pregnant – congrats! – and got married – double congrats! – on Friday. She wore the beautiful ‘Raphael’ Calais lace wedding dress by Delphine Manivet, and looked positively lovely.
Everything is so on point for US Vogue‘s “Spellbound” photo spread in their July 2011 issue. Photographed by Peter Lindbergh, we get a deliciously obscene amount of chemistry displayed from Lara Stone and Alexander Skarsgård (Eric Northman seems to be giving me the eyes). Grace Coddington‘s styling – once again – is compositionally perfect. This spread is phenomenal. Even Frida Gustavsson is thrown in for good model measure. View Full Post
Tomorrow, Britney Spears‘ “Femme Fatale” tour kicks off. Why do I care? The visuals and costumes a Britney concert beat every other concert I have attended thus far (yes, I’m a diehard fan).
While she dances ’til the world ends (see what I did there?), she will be wearing some of the shiniest and sexy custom costumes I have seen from designer Zaldy Goco. There is a Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, mirrored gold jackets, a ‘Japanime Britney‘ kimono, a snake charmer outfit, and more. The most extravagant and beautiful piece has to be her closing number – black dress which illuminates with LED lights and literally shoots fire and lightening.
“The real inspiration of course is Britney herself. We’re creating the show for her. But there’s a creative script that was done by the director, Jamie King, and it’s a whole thing about a femme fatale, and femme fatales throughout the ages…she’s sort of changing personas throughout the show.”
– Zaldy Goco
As part promotion of the final cinematic chapter of Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – there is quite a bit of Emma Watson in US Vogue‘s July 2011 issue (shot by Mario Testino). Her cover and spread are filled with the best of Fall/Winter 2011; Prada to Tom Ford, Aquilano.Rimondi, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, and many more.
The “Emma Watson’s New Day” photos are so breathtaking that I barely noticed the male models – Jeremy Irvine, Luke Treadaway, and Tom Hughes – were there.
See the rest of the spread and part of her interview below! View Full Post