Always on trend, Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon have teamed up with Swarovski Crystallized yet again for a neon driven collection caled “Colour Me Crazy”. The three piece collection of bright candy inspired hues wrapped in crystals and chains hits the scene this May, just in time for neon’s crowning moment - summertime! The neon trend has been seen all over the streets with whites, neutrals, and other brights (with no end in sight yet) so these pieces would accent perfectly!
How are you rocking the neon trend?
//available at Swarovski Crystallized starting May 2012 //
In honor of Paris Couture Week, enjoy this delightful video of old friends Oscar De La Renta and Andre Leon Talley discussing Spain’s sartorial influence on modern day haute couture. As the two tour the newly unveiled Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress exhibit at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York (which we hear is breathtaking), Oscar talks about being inspired by the elaborate dress of the gypsies when he was growing up and Andre discusses falling in love with the happiness of Spain on a trip for Holy Week. But what’s most charming to see is the love and respect these two have for one another while they reminisce about their friendship….
// via nowness //
Tomorrow, Gilt City Miami is launching their Insiders program, where local tastemakers curate sales from their favorite places in the city. Internet entrepreneur (and fashionista extraordinaire) Loren Ridinger was tapped to be first, and selected Curve Soleil as one of her favorite places to share with everyone! Loren is the epitome of the Miami jetset – from running the wildly successful Market America with her husband JR Ridinger to hosting parties by Vogue at her fabulous villa with friends like Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Paulina Rubio and more, she knows the best of the best that Miami has to offer! I chatted with Loren about what makes the businesses she picked worth of being “Loren Ridinger” approved:
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Nicola Formichetti is once again pushing the digital envelope, making the gap between fashion and technology that much smaller – he will be live streaming from his showroom while he fits models, approves hair and makeup, makes final changes to the collection, even down to checking the guest list before the men’s fall 2012 runway show, all live via Ustream. Nicola is no stranger to utilizing technology as a medium of creative expression, (I mean, have you seen the Vogue Hommes Japan iPad app?!?!), however here he dares to capture the live, raw, sometimes tense but ever exciting experience of producing a fashion show as it happens. He even takes it a step further, allowing fan reaction and feedback to factor in his final creative decision. The schedule is below, so either watch on Ustream or Facebook and become a part of fashion history!
- 11am CET / 5am EST: Production Meeting
- 3pm CET / 9am EST: Hair & Makeup
- 5pm CET / 11am EST: Nicola Q&A with fans on Ustream chat!
- 6pm CET / Noon EST: Press Meeting
- Model fittings will be going on all day as well!
// via Mugler’s Facebook Page //
Seriously?? I mean, SERIOUSLY?!?!? This is the best lineup we’ve seen in years and cannot wait!!
Now we can balance it so everyone from Curve gets to go, so we don’t have to plan a sick-out!! (just kidding. kinda.) We’re super excited for the headliners obviously, but also SBTRKT, Miike Snow, M83, The Weeknd, Gary Clark Jr., Metronomy, Thunder Cat, Frank Ocean, the list goes on!! We’re curious to see how they will duplicate the show….there’s bound to be some differences between…..however we will be in the house to document the style, the parties, the shows, the disasters and the disco, and everything else in between**********
who are you most excited to see? more importantly, which weekend will you go??
Curve is featured in W Magazine’s new app called Front Row: Hollywood Edition! It’s an insider’s guide to all things hip and chic to experience during the 2012 awards season! Catch up on all things fashionable: W Obsessions, W Guest Guru, and W Originals, see all the events that everyone’s talking about in the Calendar, and enter their Spend the Night Like a Star sweepstakes – one lucky reader will get a 2 night stay and a prix fixe 3 course dinner for 2 at the hip new Mr. C hotel, and an in-room hour massage for 2! We’re already signed up and tweeting from within the app!! Download it today and get in the know!
// via W Magazine //
New Hotel alert!! Maggio and Ignazio Cipriani, the two dashing 20-something sons of Giuseppe Cipriani, opened Mr C., at the site of the old Tower Hotel this past summer. The new hoteliers’concept fuses the old world glamour of their family’s brand with new technology and modern amenities. fashioned the rooms and common spaces after comfy residences, choosing again to let Italian design firm Tedeschi provide the decor. Recent guests include Sir Richard Branson and the Missoni family while they were in town for their Rodeo Drive Walk of Style honor, and companies like Departures and Condé Nast Traveler have held events there already. The restaurant features some of the favorites from Cipriani in New York, as well as fresh new California-inspired fare. Look to hear much more about Mr C. in coming weeks, and several fashion houses will hold their awards season events there. Future planned outposts include London, Miami, and New York. In the meantime, we’re going down to have a drink after work tonight to see what all the buzz is about!
// image via WWD //
Here’s your chance to support young local talent! The Los Angeles Fashion Council has created a Kickstarter campaign to send 5 Los Angeles based designers to London to present their collections at a three-day showcase. Four designers, Alana Hale, Mila Hermanovski, Bryan Hearns, and Curly V, have already been selected and a fifth will be chosen through a Facebook contest with final decision by a panel. They need $10,000 and were at $1225 when we last checked, so they need your help fast as they have til Tuesday (voices carry) to reach their goal. As an added bonus, those who make large donations will get pieces from the designers’ collections so pledge now and help our local talent go global!
// via Kickstarter, Los Angeles Fashion Council //
Curve in Robertson is searching for Sales Associates/Style Advisors. The ideal candidates possess 2+ years of clienteling experience in a specialty multilabel boutique, and a client following in Los Angeles. Responsibilities include:
- Store Operations
- POS/Register Transactions
- Inventory and Stock Room Maintenance
- Customer Service
- Building and Maintaining Client Lists
- Advising Customers on Fashion/Trends/Style
Knowledge of current trends in fashion, and excellent client service skills are a must, and previous styling experience is a huge plus. Please forward your resume via e-mail to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Start 2012 by helping those in need in Haiti!
Please join Brandon Boyd, Kathryn Everett, Moj Mahdara, Ashlee Margolis, Eva Amurri Martino & Kyle Martino, Will McCormack, Nico Mizrahi, Bryn Mooser, Laurie Mulstay, Baelyn Neff, Irene Neuwirth, Dawn Olivieri, Jason Pomeranc, Roxana Saidi, Olivia Wilde and Gillian Zinser for cocktails in support of ARTISTS for PEACE and JUSTICE tonight at Caulfield’s at The Thompson Hotel, 7-9PM. Tickets are $75, include openbar and appetizers, and are tax deductible. DJ Adrian Govind will be on hand to provide music. Artists for Peace and Justice is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by Paul Haggis and friends that donates 100% of your donation directly to our programs in Haiti. Their immediate goal is to support the poorest communities in Haiti by building the first free secondary school in Port-au-Prince.
If you’re unable to attend, please visit Artists for Peace and Justice to find out how you can make a difference for just $12 a month!
We hope to see you there!
Tonight, 7-9 PM
Caulfield’s at The Thompson Hotel
9360 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased by cash or check at the door, or pre-purchased at http://artistsforpeaceandjustice.eventbrite.com/