Dana Thomas, one of the few fashion journos with the integrity (or is it balls?) to report on the less than glam side of the business, is leaving her 12-year post at Newsweek to become the first European correspondent for Conde Nast's Portfolio.
Archive for January, 2008
Comme des Garçons is finally bringing its "guerrilla store" concept to America. Following year-long "occupations" in Warsaw, Athens, Beirut and Singapore, the truly avant-garde house is slated to open in downtown Los Angeles on February 16.
With its largest flagship in the world opening on Fifth Avenue during New York Fashion Week, complete with a sparkling charity bash hosted by Madonna on February 6, the Italian house launched today an online valentine to the Big Apple.
Hollywood icon Shirley MacLaine is playing style icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in a two-part original miniseries for the Lifetime Network this November.
The actress is currently in Rome at the famed Cinecittà Studios, where Fellini and Scorcese have filmed and which has been transformed into Rue Cambon, according to today’s WWD.
Two recent evenings were spent catching the latest artworks by a couple of guys I know through their very distinct fashion accessories.
Brooks Shane Salzwedel's haunting work in graphite, tape and thick coats of resin has been garnering the Silverlake artist a growing following for both his fine art and his belts and necklaces, a spin-off the former.
With Giant Robot, fashion boutiques Momo and popKiller, it's not a far stretch to proclaim Los Angeles as "the epicenter of Japanese cool in America." Particularly for anyone reared on Blade Runner or, well, who lives here.
Wonder Twin powers activate! Designer J.C. Obando is barreling into New York fashion week for the first time in his brief career with no less than super fashion pal Liz Goldwyn at his side.
Target practice is over for Isaac Mizrahi. The designer-TV host-cabaret star is leaving the cheap-chic mega retailer that made him a household name for a new challenge at beleaguered Liz Claiborne.
Kate Hudson came. So, too, Eve, Giovanni Ribisi, Ali Larter, Amy Adams, Lake Bell and David Arquette, who all stuck around for the sashimi. We’d only touched down at LAX from our London-Seville trip a couple of hours before, but duty called (ie.
Regrets for such an interruption in postings. Despite having spent the last dozen or so days in two countries where a net connection shouldn’t be a problem, it has been. Nevermind the T-Mobile account.