October 31, 2011
October 30, 2011
CEO of Macys Terry Lundgren, Giambattista, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Chanel Iman & Jessica Stam wearing looks from the collection| All images Janelle Okwodu
Giambattista Valli brought a touch of European chic to New York at the launch of his new collection for Macy’s.The Valli look has long been popular with ladies in search of on-trend elegance and bringing that feel to a lower price point is sure to attract tons of new fans. If the enthusiasm of shoppers and guests at last night’s event is any indication Valli and Macy’s have a surefire hit on their hands. Everyone from the legendary Lee Radziwell, to modeling stars Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem came to show their support.
Valli walks iconic social fixture Lee Radziwill through the collection.
One of our favorite little accessories from the Impulse line.
Matthew from Team Giambattista with Hanaa and Stam.
October 29, 2011
There are millions of things I love about autumn. One of them is the chanterelle season. The scent of freshly picked chanterelles evokes many fond childhood memories – I tended to gather chanterelles in the forest because I knew that my mom would be over the moon about them. Bringing mushrooms home from school outings in the woods was the ultimate trick to make her happy, which is something I ought to do more than just once in a while nowadays. And then she made creamy soups and Vietnamese ‘banh gio’ (steamed minced pork rice dumpling) with the chanterelles. Good times, indeed. Last Thursday, , and I cooked pasta with chanterelle mushrooms. So. Freaking. Delicious. The day after, invited some girls over for delectable risotto with chanterelles and prosecco. I love the way my favorite season is approaching!
October 28, 2011
High fashion has always had a thing for icy blondes who ooze sex appeal, so it is no surprise to see Aline Weber‘s beautiful face on the cover of Numero. Shot by Camilla Akrans saturated color and moody black and white, Aline looks every inch the blonde bombshell.
The importance of China as a fashion market continues to expand, not only in its value as a key luxury demographic, but also importantly as a new platform for creative marketing. Take for instance, the decision of the Huayi Brothers, the powerful Chinese fashion and entertainment company, to invite England’s legendary Vivienne Westwood to stage a grand opening ceremony for Shanghai Fashion Week SS12. The mix of Westwood’s thoroughly English brand history(Think World’s End, Malcolm McClaren, London Punk, The SEX shop) with China’s deep cultural heritage (the show opened with a DJ live mixing a Chinese folk song THE RED DATCHMENT OF WOMEN), made for a dynamic inter-change. Opened by Ming Xi, the face of Shanghai Fashion Week, this Westwood show transcended mere retail branding and became a kind of cross-cultural collision rich with English attitude and timeless Chinese spirit.