Sunday, February 22, 2009

Giorgio Armani Donates One Million Dollars to NY Schools

With the purpose to enrich artistic and creative programs in New York public schools, Giorgio Armani donated one million dollars.
His donation went to "Fund for Public Schools," a non lucrative association whos mission is to help unfavorable students.
«I want to give the young a chance to dream», said Armani.

Louis Vuitton's New "Flight Bag Paname" Collection

Louis Vuitton presents a new collection called "Flight Bag Paname."
This 'travel collection' counts with week-end bags, two day purses, one zipper wallet and a passport wallet, all in leather.
They come in various colors, no monogram other than golden « Louis Vuitton » in capital letters.

Diane Von Furtenberg to Decorate Hotel Rooms in London

The Belgian designer will do a make over to ten rooms of the her favorite five star Claridges Hotel in London.

German Vanity Fair Comes to an End

Due to serious financial difficulties, German Vanity Fair will be discontinued as it was announced on Wednesday by Jonathan Newhouse- head of Conde Nast International.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Four Personalities Style Four Different Prada Boutiques

Prada has asked four fashion personalities to re design the look of four different Prada boutiques adding them their own vision and style.
Alex White from W magazine will be in charge of the one in New York, Katie Grand from Love magazine for the one in London, Olivier Rizzo from various magazines such as V, Another and Arena Homme Plus for the one in Milano, and Carine Roitfeld the editor for French Vogue will be responsible for the store in Paris.

Katy Perry BIRT award

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pierre Hardy for Gap

Pierre Hardy for Gap 98$

Michelle Obama on the Cover of US Vogue

Michelle Obama, will be the second First Lady (after Hillary Clinton) appearing on the magazine's cover.
Pictures by Annie Leibovitiz show Mrs. Obama wearing a fucsia sleeveless dress by young NY designer Jason Wu.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Julian and Vladimir Restoin for Mango

French Vogue's Editor Carine Roitfeld's children- Julia and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, will be the new face for Mango's upcoming Spring 2009 campaign.
Pictures were taken by Spanish photographer Txema Yeste in Barcelona.

Olsen Twins to Launch Male Line

After their successful female line of their brand "The Row," Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will now experiment within mens fashion world by launching a new male line.

Lou Doillon for Vanessa Bruno

Photos by Mark Borthwick

Guatemala's Minister of Interior Bans Short Skirts and Low Necklines

Salvador Gandara, Guatemala's Minister of Interior has prohibited his female collaborators to use short skirts and low necklines while at office hours.
His reason to doing so, is to keep the 'good image.'
Feminist reactions stated that a good image of an institution does not depend on a persons aspects, but on his or hers concrete actions.

Kiehl's Room Service at Hotel Amour- Paris

Starting this summer, Hotel Amour clients will be able to order their room service breakfast, and at the same time order the Kiehl's Beauty Room Service kit.
The kit includes cleaners, face hydrating lotion, body wash, lotion and hair treatments).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Louis Vuitton/Stephen Sprouse

Return of Phoebe Philo for Celine

The designer who worked besides Stella Mc Cartney and then brought light to Chloe, has been named as Celine's Creative Director.

"I want to create clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that are relevant to right now - modern, exciting designs that women will desire and appreciate," said the designer.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Milan Women's Fashion Week- One Day Less

Following Milan Men's Fashion Week steps, women's shows will now count with one day less. Instead of taking place from February 25 until the 4th of March, it will now end the 3rd due to the drop-off of several houses.


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Alexander Wang

One of my big time favorites of the moment.

Giorgio Armani's Polemical Comment

While in Paris, Armani was quoted- Rome "has killed high fashion by showcasing people who didn't merit it."
For Italians, this was the wrong button being pushed..
"An Italian in Paris should not be discrediting Italian work at a time of economic crisis for fashion and the biggest catwalk shows get underway in Italy," said Stefano Dominella, former chairman of Rome Fashion Week.
"Armani should be more patriotic. His name is so strong, he should not make provocations of this kind."

New Pierre Hardy Boutique- Paris

On February 7th, Pierre Hardy will be opening its second boutique in Paris.
Address: 9-11 place du Palais-Bourbon, 75007

Will Gareth Pugh Take Over Dior Homme??

Rumor is Gareth Pugh will be replacing Kris Van Assche as Dior Homme's art director... Not confirmed.. Just a rumor...

Corto Moltedo Opens First Shop- Paris

As it was announced a couple of months ago, Corto Moltedo will be opening its first boutique in the Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Catherine Malandrino Opens in Dubai

After openings in Paris and USA, Catherine Malandrino now has the luxury to open her first boutique in Dubai- in the biggest mall of the world.

Hundreds of New Malls Opening in France

After 2008s' record in terms of openings of new stores in France, 2009 will be even bigger, 738 new malls will be opening.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mania Over Obama Continues- Rome

Obama has again reached the catwalks, this time in Rome, where haute couture designer Guillermo Mariotto showed a kaftan with Obama's face.
"He's definitely a fashion icon. He's brand new, he's a black president, and he's so handsome," said Mariotto.