Let’s discuss Milan Fashion Week street style. More than New York or London I would argue, the ladies and gentlemen who attended Milan Fashion Week absolutely nailed their show ensembles. The rain forced people to be creative, and they didn’t disappoint. Massive tulle skirts, giant fur coats, and loads of great accessories filled the streets. Magnifico!!
All images by Adam Katz Sinding for W Magazine.
For years I have been a faithful reader of Net-A-Porter’s online magazine, Edit, which over the years has grown increasingly sophisticated and featured bigger and bigger names. I was of course thrilled to see Gisele Bündchen staring at me from PORTER’s cover at my local CVS earlier this week. The newly minted print magazine is everything I want it to be and more. The luxurious 284-page Porter launched on February 8th in 220 cities and 60 countries. It promotes itself at displays in New York’s Grand Central Station and at London’s Victoria Station because the PORTER reader is a “woman on the move”. The Economic Times reports that Alexandra Shulman, the editor of British Vogue, has sniffed that the Porter project sounds like “a grand Sainsbury’s magazine”. In fact, it is nothing of the sort- and Vogue’s publisher Conde Nast has reason to be concerned at the appearance of a rich publication designed by its own former creative director Robin Derrick. This print publication will be the first of it’s kind- produced not by a media publisher but directly by Net-A-Porter, which can then give readers immediate shopping options from PORTER’s pages. With a price tag of $9.99 off the newsstand, the price is a bit more steep than that of Vogue or Elle, however I’m confident that PORTER has a lot to offer readers.
You can find out more about PORTER and how to subscribe on Net-A-Porter’s website.
Zac Posen Pre-Fall 2014
For pre-fall, Zac Posen infused his red-carpet gowns with sculpted details. A black strapless number, for instance, featured a full skirt with raised detail at the waist to add volume and shape. For More (Photo by Rodin Banica)
WWD reports that Cathy Horyn, the longtime fashion critic of The New York Times, has resigned. Her resignation comes amidst major changes at the Styles section of The Times, which also saw the departure of Eric Wilson to In Style and the additions of John Koblin and Matthew Schneier as reporters.
Horyn told The Times she was leaving to spend more time with her partner, Art Ortenberg, “who has had health problems and whom she feels would benefit greatly from her increased presence at home.”
'Tis a sad day indeed, I always enjoyed Horyn's Fashion Week reviews immensely.
In 1991 the fashion world gathered at the Palais Galliera in Paris to celebrate Hubert de Givenchy and his work. The retrospective showcased 40 years of the master couturier’s iconic designs, many of which were worn by his longtime friend and client Audrey Hepburn, whose presence at the opening dazzled every last person in the room. Style.com presents this video.
Put A Belt On It
As we discussed yesterday, it is hella cold out. While staying as far away from the cold as possible, I found myself browsing some of my favorite blogs for inspiration on how to strike a balance between not getting frostbite and still looking like I have two X chromosomes. I was comforted to know that I was not the only person with this problem when I read a post on The Man Repeller about belting coats that left me wondering, ‘Why the fuck haven’t I done this before?’ Have a great coat that leaves you with no waistline? Put a belt on it.
This is something that Paris Vogue editor Emmanuelle Alt (bottom right) has been doing for years to great effect, and I’m actually embarrassed that it never occurred to me to do the same. I literally needed Leandra Medine and her team to spell it out, give me images, and tell hilarious anecdotes about it for me to catch on. Not to worry, I’m there now. Belt away, ladies…
So… it’s really cold out. And I mean really cold. This whole polar vortex business is just the worst and we’re all jointly suffering through it until we can break out the sundresses and get our margarita on. In the meantime, we’ve got some fantastic inspiration for you straight from the Sundance Film Festival in chilly Park City, Utah. Chloë Moretz, Selena Gomez (who knew?), and so many others braved the cold to attend this year’s Sundance festivities in style. I’m really starting to come around to this poncho/blanket coat look. It does look wonderfully cozy.
All photos by Katie Jones for WWD.
One of my favorite photo spreads of all time is ‘Domestic Bliss’ which appeared in the July 2005 issue of W Magazine. Brad Pitt collaborated with photographer Steven Klein to create this dark, moody (almost ‘Fight Club’-like) spread examining love, marriage, and family in Palm Springs in order to promote Mr. & Mrs. Smith with (then rumored) new love Angelina Jolie. You can see the full photo layout on W Magazine’s website. *swoon
And so it begins… According to Fashionista, the New York Times have just scooped up Style.com’s Deputy Editor Matthew Schneier to join their team as a runway critic just two weeks ahead of frenzied Fashion Month. The Times Styles Editor Stuart Emmrich said in his memo via Capital New York, “Matthew is an excellent reporter and an insightful critic, a combination of skills that will help us broaden and deepen our already robust fashion coverage, both in print and online.”
Schneier brings with him experience at W and GQ, and I’m confident we’ll be pleased with his coverage at the beloved (and oh so stylish) Gray Lady.
Alright everyone, it’s that time again- when awards season and fashion weeks collide- and it’s completely fantastic. Couture Week just came to a close in Paris and per usual, the Parisians did not disappoint. Street style photographers were on the scene to capture the best looks from show attendees: Carine Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo, Emmanuelle Alt, Miroslava Duma and so. many. others.
One trend that seemed overwhelmingly popular was the blanket coat, sported by Elena Perminova in Chloé Pre-Fall 2014 above. I’m not sure I could pull off this look but Perminova looks flawless. Also, can we discuss the red ostrich feather skirt with short toggle coat above? I need to go to my closet now…
I am going to dedicate as little time as possible to discussing this evenings Grammy Awards red carpet. Taylor Swift looked lovely but predictable, horrible silhouettes abounded, Madge wore a tux… again, and Paris Hilton is creepily starting to look like her mother. I’m all for the Grammy Awards being a place for ‘experimental’ fashion, but this evening’s showing was too horrible for words. I’m over it, we’re done. Has New York Fashion Week started yet?