Friday, May 25, 2007

Attention Marc Jacobs Fans!

Marc has decided to join the world of Myspace. So, head on over to his profile and add him as a friend. He'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Coco Chanel: The Movie?

That's right according to reports from A Socialite's Life:

Meanwhile Audrey Tautou scores the role of a lifetime. Ms. Tautou will have the honor of portraying fashion vixen Coco Chanel. The film will be centered around Coco's childhood and rise into the world of couture. The biopic isn't due to start filming until 2008, but another picture is already underway. Danielle Thompson has begun the first stages of her Chanel biopic.

I for one, think this is pretty exciting. I can't wait until we get to at least see some screen shots. I bet the costuming will be amazing

Friday, May 11, 2007

Go. Figure

My friend and I were walking through Target a couple days ago, scouring the area for some colorful, cute party plates and decorations. Almost at the exact same time we spotted the new Go. International line, featuring designer Patrick Robinson, and rushed over to check it out. I’ve always been intrigued by the Go. International concept – high-fashion designers making clothes for the average budget. But I’ve never literally bought into the clothing until now. From what I saw, Robinson has created a line that appeals to my sense of summer style – flowing dresses and camisoles, light cardigans, cuffed shorts and well-cut swimsuits – and all with incredible details and prints.

My favorite item in the collection is this granite, above-the-knee skirt. I love it not only because gray is my new black for summer, but I also love the almost-paper-bag cinched waist and the raw-edged tiers at the bottom. Admittedly I’m not a huge fan of the “medallion” print items, but I can find so many other pieces that I love, that it’s hard to focus on the negative.

Patrick Robinson might not be as well known to most of America as other Go. designers like Luella Bartley, Behnaz Sarafpour and Proenza Schouler, but he has been in the industry for a long time working at big-name houses that most people would recognize. Before starting his own label in 1996, Robinson designed for Giorgio Armani and Anne Klein. In 2003, he was named Creative Director of Perry Ellis Women’s Sportswear, and in 2005, he was name Artistic Director for Paco Rabbane.

His line for Go. International will only be available until July 15, before L.A.-based label, Libertine will premier their collection.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"Bitten" by the Fashion Bug

Which celebrity doesn’t have her own clothing brand or line of shoes or a namesake lip color nowadays? Jennifer Lopez has J.Lo; Gwen Stefani has L.A.M.B.; BeyoncĂ© has House of DerĂ©on; Madonna has Madonna for H&M; the list seems endless. Finally the time has come for super style-maker Sarah Jessica Parker to reveal her new clothing line, Bitten, which will be released on June 7 through mall-based retailers Steve & Barry. The collegiate-marketed store will sell every item in the 500-unit line (including jewelry, shoes and accessories) for $20 or less with the tagline for the brand appropriately stating, “Fashion is not a luxury.”

In her own words, SJP describes the philosophy of the clothing line as “a way of giving women without financial means access to good, simple, well-made clothes to feel proud of.” (Glamour magazine, June 2007)

This line of thinking might stem from her upbringing in a family of eight children and little means. “I was envious,” she admits. “I got all of my oldest sister’s hand-me-downs. And by the time I inherited them, they were really out of fashion.”

Although SJP makes it clear, “We’re not Balenciaga.” She also states that, “They’re well-made clothes that feel of-the-moment.” What more could a college girl, or any girl, ask for?

Other celeb labels in the works...Amanda Bynes will also premier her line, Dream, through Steve & Barry's on August 10. And Kate Moss released her line, Kate Moss for Topshop, this week through the namesake store as well as Barney's New York.

Monday, May 07, 2007

R.I.P Isabella Blow

This morning I received "breaking news" from Women's Wear Daily that Isabella Blow, stylist and former fashion director of the Tatler and London Sunday Times, died. The circumstances are "still being determined," which doesn't sound great, but I thought The Fashion Blog readers would appreciate the update.

Born in 1958, Isabella Blow was known for her support of young designers and discovered such fashion names as Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl. She is also credited for discovering milliner Philip Treacy, who became known for making her the eccentric hats that she wore on all occasions.

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