Cynthia Rowley Glambulance

  • It’s Glambulance to the rescue! I’m talking the kind of rescue that even those without problems will covet. Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley has set it upon herself to give away MAJOR prizes to those of you with the best/most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions. Got something that qualifies? Head to the Band Aid Facebook page and go to the “Fess Up” Contest to submit your fashion cringe moment and get the chance to win styling session as well as a $2,500 shopping spree at Cynthia Rowley! The Glambulance will also be out and about on Fashion’s Night Out on 5th Ave between Cartier and Ferragamo. Wink wink. ;)

  • Lady Gaga has announced her new persona is a “Nymph”. See: pale hair and make-up from the You and I video.

  • Taylor Lautner, of Twilight fame, has reportedly taken Elle’s Joe Zee (love him! love him!) as a style consultant. Looking forward to some refine Werewold styling on his upcoming Abduction press tour.

  • Azzaro has named a new creative director: Mathilde Castello Branco – previously at Lanvin, currently set to rock the industry.

  • Michael Kors will be launching a new “digital venture” next week. Called Destination Kors, the project will offer a mix of e-commerce and editorial content. Expectedly, to further brand his fashion empire.

  • The uber-talented former creative director at Sonia Rykiel, Gabrielle Griess, will launch her own fashion line at this season’s (Spring/Summer 2012) Paris Fashion Week.
  • J Crew Paint Sons Nails
    Oh, the internet is all a-tizzy over the above – and I quote –

    “blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children”

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    I’m sorry, what? The clip above is one of the hundred or so pages from J Crew‘s April 2011 catalog and features J Crew’s President & Creative Director Jenna Lyons with her son. Since she is painting his nails in the photo, many a media idiot has decided to douse it in contention over the ‘argument’ regarding gender roles and heteronormativity (aka boys should like cars and girls should like Barbies).

    While the Media Research Center is responsible for the quote above, Fox Newsand I use the word ‘news’ lightly – equates this picture with the encouragement for humanity to abandon all trappings of gender identity. Personally, I find it an endearing way to market a classic, wholesome brand. The fact that such a positive and authentic moment in a family’s life can be construed in such a destructive manner (based solely on stepping outside of expectations) reflects a terrible attitude in modern categorical response. Excuse me while I go make a trucker hat out of condoms and put on a pant suit.

    More. Insanity. Here.

    Adele Gentlewoman
    Holy smokes. Look at Adele Adkins* in Céline for The Gentlewoman, Issue 3. Cancer stick aside, this is retro gorgeous. The latest edition of the magazine focuses on “an extravaganza of female politics, power and good looks…[with] in-depth interviews with the opinionated, passionate women who are taking the international stage: singer Adele Adkins, writer Fatima Bhutto, activist Mabel van Oranje, cosmetic dermatologist Dr Frances Prenna Jones, Colette’s creative director Sarah and artist Germaine Kruip.”

    * Buy all of Adele’s music right now if you haven’t already.

    Mulberry LFW Runway
    One of the reasons I adore London Fashion Week is the fact that while many designers use the gorgeous ‘official venue’ of Somerset House as their venue, there are tons of fabulous shows scattered around the most fantastic spots in my favourite city. For Mulberry, their show took place in the ballroom at Claridges.

    It was floral done fashionably, with dozens of giant neon roses decorating the space, alongside life-size Mulberry paper dolls that didn’t stand a chance next to the wardrobe worthy collection. Florence Welch Red hair was attached to the heads of all the models, in homage to model Julia Johansen. Creative director Emma Hill was inspired by “The Secret Garden” and claimed that “it [the design process] always starts with a film”. Most importantly (it’s Mulberry, after all) – along with variations on the Alexa, the trompe l’oeil effect Tillie and chain handled Cory family were finally introduced. View Post

    Nicola Formichetti and Lady Gaga
    It can been confirmed that Lady Gaga‘s stylist Nicola Formichetti will become the new creative director of Thierry Mugler! Formichetti will oversee two designers as they create men’s and women’s ready-to-wear collections, the first of which will debut for Fall 2011.

    After former creative director Rosemary Rodriguez quit recently, there were rumors that the house was courting Formichetti. Many have pondered whether his style would be stifled under the careful watch of a multi-billion-dollar parent company, but the press releases from both the designer and his new employer seem dedicated to a growth and success based on Formichetti’s vision of mental patient fabulosity.

    “We were looking for a young talent who could really bring new energy to the brand,” stated Joël Palix, president of Clarins Fragrance Group, Mugler’s parent, and director general of the Mugler company. “Nicola is a multicultural, techno-savvy expert involved in fashion, communication, image and entertainment. He and the appointed talented designers will represent a new direction for French fashion.”

    “Thierry Mugler is about the power of glamour and walking straight into the future,” Formichetti said in a statement to WWD. “He’s been a god for successive generations in the fashion industry. He fused pop and high fashion, told a story in style and combined fantasy with reality. My approach is personal and always very eclectic. I’d like to find new ways for a luxury brand such as Thierry Mugler to excite people.”