Archive for January, 2008

How Newsweek Lost its Luster

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.

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Rei Does L.A.

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.

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Gucci’s Ga-Ga for Gotham

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.

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Shirley MacLaine Channels Coco Chanel

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.

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Art & Fashion: Brooks Salzwedel, Beryll and Then Some

"Multistructural" by Brooks Salzwedel

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.

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L.A.’s Japan-O-Rama

Designer Mina Taira with popKiller’s Ricky Takizawa

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.

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Isaac Mizrahi to the Rescue!

Isaac Mizrahi Signature Spring '08

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.

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Feliz 2008: Unplugged

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.

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