Monthly Archives: May 2011

Erdem Resort 2012

Erdem Resort 2012

Erdem Moralioglu took inspiration from the late actress Romy Schneider and her appearances in Luchino Visconti’s films.

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Q&A With Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs

On Monday night, the designer will receive the CFDA’s Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

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They Are Wearing: New York City

On the street in New York.

It’s barely June and the shortest of shorts are already everywhere in the city streets.

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Jessica Biel Gears Up for ‘Total Recall’… CFDA Fashion Awards Flash…

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel is getting ready for a busy summer, what with her being cast as Melina in the remake of “Total Recall,” which beings shooting in Toronto this week.

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Closed for the Season

—Marina Larroude

Future Princess Charlene Wittstock Wore a Lot of Akris to the Monaco Grand Prix

Attending a whole bunch of events celebrating Monaco’s Grand Prix over the weekend, Charlene Wittstock stepped out in a veritable capsule wardrobe, exclusively designed by Akris. From left to right: a black wide-leg jumpsuit with a crystal-embroidered sleeveless blouse, a cream one-sleeved minidress (with clutch to match), and a shimmery gold sequined floor-length evening gown. To each look she added a few simple pieces of jewelry.

High glamour done three ways. Which look looks the best on Charlene?

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Filed Under: look of the day, akris, charlene wittstock, designers

The Long Goodbye

Farrah Fawcett in 1989. Her final story became the object of a lengthy battle.When the iconic ’70s actress Farrah Fawcett died in June 2009, the legal fight over how she would be remembered had only just begun.

Woman Sues Chanel for Getting a Ring Stuck on Her Finger

The $10,000 bauble came off, after three hours in the hospital, where doctors did not have to cut off the ring or her finger. Racked postulates, “We’re kind of thinking that maybe the lawsuit is to cover up the embarrassment of getting caught in Chanel trying to squeeze a too-small ring on your finger and getting it stuck in front of the salespeople.” But the suit put the story in the papers, which makes it epically more embarrassing for many reasons! [Racked NY]

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Filed Under: put a lawsuit on it, chanel, lawsuits

Kate Middleton Will Pick Out the 40 Outfits She Needs for Her Canada Trip Herself

Kate and William hamming it up at the Canadian rodeo.

On June 30 Duchess Kate and Prince William begin a spectacular tour of Canada — eight cities in nine days! They’ll meet the people and attend a rodeo; she’ll wear clothes, he’ll fly a helicopter; she’ll wear more clothes, he’ll continue being less interesting than those clothes. Sources tell the press that Kate will need approximately 40 outfits on this journey to “come to know Canada even better.” (Kate, the royal-wedding website adds, has never been to Canada.) The couple, in their short tradition of modesty, plan to travel with as small an entourage as possible, as though to make people forget about the reports of them extravagantly renting out an entire island resort complex for their honeymoon. This clique won’t include a stylist for Kate since, word is, she wants to pick out all her outfits herself, which sounds like an unenviable amount of work.

From July 8 through 10, Kate and William will tour L.A. “and surrounding areas.” Kate, we swear, no one will hate you if you go into the Yves Saint Laurent or Margiela store and indulge in something fabulous to wear. If her aim is to get to know the real L.A. even better, after all …

Kate Middleton’s Royal Reinvention [ABC News]

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Filed Under: duchesses!!!, canada, kate middleton, prince william, princesses!!!

The Limelight Marketplace Will Try to Stifle Its Unpopularity by Becoming One Big Department Store

About a year ago the Limelight Marketplace opened in the church on Sixth Avenue and 20th Street that used to be a nightclub. The stores inside sold things like nice candles, mirrored ottomans, skin-care products by brands you’ve never heard of, and expensive chocolate. Shoppers could take a break from browsing novelty couch pillows to eat gelato and peruse the fine cheese and olive oil selection. However, this marketplace concept isn’t working, and Limelight owner Jack Menashe says he now plans to get rid of the foodstuffs and vendors altogether and turn the space into one big department store, simply called “Limelight.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that Menashe is spending $4 million on the transformation and has even hired a buyer to fill the space with things for people to buy:

“You could call it basically a department store,” says Mr. Menashe of the new concept. “It’s not unlike Barneys.”

Indoor shopping malls have traditionally had a mixed track record in Manhattan where shoppers are used to stores with direct street access and often are loath to frequent retailers on second and third stories.

The issue was never that Limelight tried to be the anti-mall mall — people don’t buy things there because it’s not stuff people want to buy. The mall at the Time Warner Center, for example, has a Club Monaco, Williams-Sonoma, and a Coach — stuff people buy! The Limelight Marketplace, which feels like an upscale version of the home section at Urban Outfitters but with more obscure things, can only do so much business.

Doing a Makeover in the ‘Limelight’ [WSJ]

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Filed Under: disco shopping, jack menashe, limelight marketplace