Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Stone vs. Playboy

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Model, Lara Stone is suing French Playboy and photographer, Greg Lotus, for publishing photographs of her in the Playboy's June 2010 issue. ''Playboy had no right to publish these unauthorized photographs," Stone said. "It's not the kind of publication I would ever choose to appear in. I feel I have no option but to take steps to protect my reputation.'' Some of the alleged "unauthorized" Playboy shots are featured below. Via: BBC

Andy’s Dom Pérignon

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Did you know that Andy Warhol was into Dom Pérignon? Neither did we, but according to Animal New York, Warhol once harbored a pretty prized stash of about 2,000 bottles. Recently, "marketing henchman" have resurrected the combination of bubbly and Andy by creating multi-hued Dom Pérignon as a tribute to the Pop Art Superstar. They only cost $150 per bottle. "Inspired by Warhol’s unconventional representation of icons, and the playful use of codes and color in his work, Dom Pérignon commissioned the Design Laboratory at Central Saint Martin ’s School of Art & Design to reinterpret its timeless bottle. The result is a unique collection of three bottles, each with its distinct label in red, blue or yellow, paying homage to Warhol’s iconic color games." Now, who wants to throw a really lush, obnoxiously fabulous pill party? Bottoms up! Via Animal New York

OC F/W ’10 Part I

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Introducing new fabrics like tie-dye silk velvet, long fur, and stamped croc to their footwear collection, Opening Ceremony presents the first installment of Fall/Winter '10. Up first, it's heeled mules, oxford clogs and furry boots. The second F/W '10 installment promises Victorian lace-ups, velvet slippers, and thigh-high gaitors (can't wait!). See more from the Opening Ceremony F/W '10 women's footwear collection below.

Total Chaos?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Model-turned-designer, Erin Wasson recently ended her collaborative relationship with Costa Mesa, California-based surf and skate brand RVCA. (A bit surprising seeing as we just saw pretty images from the Fall '10 lookbook.) According to Fashionista, Wasson's first few collections were well received, but her Fall 2010 runway show gained the opposite response. However, some inside sources at RVCA (and who doesn't love "inside sources"?) say the company dropped Wasson because her team was too hard to work with. “Total chaos and the epitome of unorganized,” according to one person Fashionista spoke with. Even though we loved the clothes, we can't say we are surprised considering Wasson once stated on Nylon TV that, "People with the best style are the ones who are the poorest. When I go down to Venice Beach and I see the homeless I'm like, 'Oh my god, they are pulling out, like, crazy looks! They pulled shit out of, like, garbage cans!" If that sentence wasn't total f--king chaos, we don't know what is. It appears that RVCA (which was bought out by Billabong two weeks ago) will be focusing their upcoming collaborations with Rumi Neely or the "poor man's Erin Wasson." Wonder how Neely feels about how bitching bums look when they are pan handling to save their lives? Via: Fashionista

The Suzan

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Japanese punk-pop girl band  The Suzan (now that was a mouthful) will be releasing their debut album on Fools Gold/Downtown Records this fall. We first heard about this band when caught them at the Fools Gold showcase during CMJ last year. The girls make fun music and they have wacky awesome style! Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John actually convinced the girls to make the record by messaging them on Myspace (guess the social networking site is still doing its job). Their first single Home is available for download today digitally, but we think the limited color 7" vinyl is a better option!

Osborn Shoes

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Simple yet fun booties, oxfords and flats, Brooklyn-based company Osborn Shoes, has figured out how to take just the right amount from column a and column b. From florals to stripes to safari to travel, there is a pattern (and style) for every chick out there. See some of our Osborn faves below.