Kristen Stewart was announced last night as the new face of Chanel's 2013 Métiers d'Art Paris-Dallas collection. The 23-year-old "Twilight" actress will pose for Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld, who will step behind the lens for the campaign set to debut May 2014.
The news broke during Lagerfeld's Western-inspired fashion show at Fair Park in Dallas Tuesday night where nearly 1,000 celebs and fashion regulars, including Alexa Chung, Dakota Fanning, Lily Collins, and Lauren Hutton, lined the runway. Chanel's annual Métiers collection and event has previously included a Scottish-inspired show at Linlithgow Castle and an opulent Paris-Bombay-influenced line at the Galerie Courbe of the Grand Palais in Paris.FULL ENTRY
Swedish heritage brand (and foxy backpack makers) Fjällräven is opening its third North American store location on Newbury Street this weekend.
To celebrate their new 1,000-square-foot location, the outerwear and active accessory company is kicking things off with a soiree Saturday afternoon featuring live tunes and what we've been told is: "a Swede + Salty station serving traditional Swedish candies and snacks."
The event also includes a variety of promotions to kick start the shop, including a 30-percent price cut on sweaters and a more-you-buy-more-you-save discount on Kånken backpacks.
The shindig goes down Saturday, Dec.14 from noon-4 p.m. at the new Fjällräven location, 304 Newbury St., Boston., 857-225-5683.
Just in time for holiday party season: Boston-based Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan
(one of our fashion week faves) is hosting a sample sale featuring the past five seasons at deep discounts this week. The sale boasts price cuts up to 90 percent off (hallelujah!) and will include both sample sizes and sizes 0-12/XS-L.
The sale is open to the public Dec. 12-13, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 8 Newbury St., 6th floor. Cash is preferred but Visa and Mastercard will be accepted.
Emerson's PR sent a few looks (below) that will be up for grabs. Our sample sale spidey-sense is tingling.
It's no secret that we're eternally jealous of Kate Middleton's gorgeous, glossy locks. And while we've been following the Duchess of Cambridge's every fashion move, we've also been longing for the day that one of her royal hairdressers would break their silence and share the secrets to her perfect mane.
Well, that time has come -- sort of.
Middleton's longtime hair stylists James Pryce and Richard Ward have kept mum on the subject but recently, Rossano Ferretti (who apparently also cut Princess Diana's hair) told Vanity Fair that he had the duchess in his salon for a recent six-hour session with his team.
According to the pub, "Italian born Mr. Ferretti is famous for his £600 ($984) 'Method' haircut, which entails using handmade texturizing scissors." Also noted: Pippa is a regular at the salon and suggested the change in stylists was a result of the older, former Middleton stepping out with visible gray roots in November. Prince William and his wife (and her new hair) are next expected to walk a London red carpet tomorrow for a screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
It's coming, whether you like it or not: The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show returns to CBS on Dec. 15.
We're anticipating watching from our couch with carbs and champers, but we already got a sneak peek of the show via these pics from the show's taping on Nov. 13.
This year, Taylor Swift took to the runway, expertly strutting her stuff along the Angel elite, but now it's the models' turn to swap. To promote the upcoming broadcast, some of the show's biggest names, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Behati Prinsloo, Adriana Lima, and the like, rocked out to Swift's single, "I Knew You Were Trouble."
Who didn't make the promo flick? Aussie model Jessica Hart, who threw some shade at Swift's performance was not featured, noted E! Online. At the show's after party, the model told Women's Wear Daily she thought Swift was "great," but added, "I don't know, to me, she didn't fit." Hart chalked Swift's age up to her falling short, adding that "for a lot of us, we’ve been working for 14, 15 years; what it takes to make it here comes from experience and confidence and knowing how to be confident with yourself."
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s daughter, Kyra Lemoyne Kennedy, made her debut at the Bal Des Debutantes in Paris over the weekend. The 18-year-old decided to wear a dreamy pastel blue couture gown by Dior ("obsessed with the color," she told AFP) paired with black boots with matching blue toe caps and a Kate Middleton-worthy blowout. Kennedy previously interned with Christian Dior (and Kenneth Cole, according to Vanity Fair) and aspires to attend F.I.T., making her decision to wear a particularly buzzed about house of couture a good one.
At the party: "Seinfeld" creator Larry David's daughter Romy, as well as David's former "Curb Your Enthusiasm" co-star, Cheryl Hines, who arrived on the arm of Kyra's father. 17-year-old Romy also made her formal debut with 19 of her fellow haute couture-wearing peers, that included Brit royal descendant Lady Amelia Windsor and Einstein-level Essex school girl, Lauren Marbe.
The annual debutante ball was held at the Automobile Club De France (which is totally more spectacular looking than it sounds), a break from le Bal's regular venue, Hôtel de Crillon, that closed for two years of renovations in late March.
[Top image, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Bottom image, PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images]
Salon Mario Russo's two Boston locations are opening their doors for a holiday fiesta on Friday, Dec. 13th.
For $40, guests receive one of three party-hopping hair-do's (including the super bouncy Sugar & Spice Blow Dry and merry milkmaid-esque Vixen n' Glitzen Braid shown above) while sipping seasonally-inspired sweets. Plus, a gift of luxe primping goods from Oribe on your way out.
Shindig begins at 5 p.m. and irons will be twirled until 7. Reservations are recommended.
Salon Mario Russo, 9 Newbury Street, 617-424-6676; and 60 Northern Ave., 857-350-3139.
Fashion and the Red Sox may have a reputation for going together a lot like oil and water, but I received an e-mail this morning that I think may appease the lot of us. Former Bostonian Eric Holtzman wrote in from his new home on the West Coast, where he told us he's steadily repping Red Sox nation with a sense of style and pride.
Holtzman was kind enough to let us reprint the letter (and photo) below:
Dear Ms. Raczka,
My name is Eric Holtzman and I am a Boston transplant who has lived in LA for the last 15 years. In my job as the Director of a boutique on Rodeo Drive, it is impossible for me to show my support for my beloved Red Sox, as my well-worn cap would not be business appropriate.
As such, I asked a friend who created a great business called Gallant & Beau (www.gallantbeau.com) if he would create and offer "The Bostonian". I'm wearing my red socks to work every day through the World Series to show my hometown allegiance. (Don't worry, I have several pairs:).
My wife suggested I bring this to your attention, so we can get the word out to all of Boston's stylish businessmen and fans elsewhere, so that we can all support.
Thanks for reading!
Any other fashion brands out there making an effort to create stylish-- but subtle-- tributes to the Sox for the World Series? Send them my way: Rachel.Raczka(AT)Globe.com.
If you strolled through Copley yesterday evening, you may have noticed red velvet ropes and guest-list-grasping doormen outside of the new John Varvatos shop. In celebration of the store’s opening, Varvatos and his staff welcomed the city's style enthusiasts to mingle with the fall collection and Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. The two sports heavyweights worked with Varvatos on his Style & Substance project but designer peeled himself away (temporarily) from his A-list guests to chat with us about the opening and his new Boston-laced Style & Substance campaign.
When did you get to town?
I arrived early this afternoon and came right here to spend time with my staff at the store. This is a relatively quick trip. I’m leaving tomorrow, but I’m back in December. Peter Simon -- a very famous music photographer from Boston -- we’re doing a retrospect of his [work] on December 3d so I’ll be back for that.
Kickstarter has given wings (and funds) to some of Boston's most innovative fashion startups, and Kathryn Carlson's Buca Boot has now joined the pack with the style-conscious, city-slickin' biker's answer to a little wicker basket. The Cambridge resident teamed up with the design savvy folks at Tomorrow Lab and Guts & Glory to develop her super functional, super chic prototype and turned to Kickstarter to transition her concept into a store-ready reality.
According to the project's Kickstarter page, the Boot -- which is named for the British slang for "trunk," as Carlson's biker days in London inspired the concept -- "combines the flexibility of a bike basket with the storage security of a car trunk." The prototype was four years in the making and has finally achieved Carlson's three pillars of must-have features that make the Boot so unique: "security, weather resistance, and a flexible lid system."
The Buca Boot set an $85,000 pledge goal with an Oct. 23 deadline. As of today, at 2:16 p.m., the project has 173 backers with just over $32K raised.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
Globe style writer Christopher Muther's full list of must-see events during Boston Fashion Week, kicking off Sept. 27, runs in tomorrow's Style section but here's a preview of five that you can't miss:
An event that consistently lives up to its name. Each year a panel of local tastemakers from Fashion Group International plucks some of the most promising local talent and gives them an opportunity to showcase their work. This year, you can catch the work of Launch designers not on runways but in artistic installations all over the city. Your first glimpse of Launch designers Tatiana Tejedor, Sasha Thomas, Carlos Villamil, and Sammi Yang is at the Launch Lens party at the W Hotel on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Four of the city’s top fashion shutterbugs — Tracy Aiguier, Joe Benjamin, Sadie Dayton, and Bob Packert — each photographed the work of a Launch designer. The results range from ghostly and ethereal artistic shots to magazine-ready glamour pics. The event is free, but an RSVP is required (www.launchlens.eventbrite.com).
You can also see the work of Launch designers in a furniture store (yes, I said furniture store) on Monday, Sept. 30, from 6-8 p.m. at Circle Furniture (31 St. James Ave., Boston location). The four designers will be on hand and models will wear the 12-piece capsule collections. It’s free, but an RSVP is required (also at www.launchlens.eventbrite.com). Finally, you can see the collections on display at Copley Place. The exhibit will remain in place until Oct. 11.
Proenza Schouler at the Institute of Contemporary Art
The designing pair Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez (pictured) — the name of their label is an amalgamation of their mother’s maiden names — are in Boston Thursday, Sept. 26, to talk about their work with ICA chief curator Helen Molesworth. They are two of the most innovative and exclusive designers showing at New York Fashion Week, with their clothing sold at exclusive boutiques. In Boston, you can find their work at Louis. The talk is $20 for nonmembers, $15 for members. 6:30 p.m. ICA, 100 Northern Ave. www.icaboston.org
It’s difficult not to use the word sublime to describe everything that came down the runway at Ralph Rucci’s Lincoln Center show. Rucci did not deviate from his minimalist approach to color, but those white wool silk tunics and jersey dresses allowed his workmanship to shine.
There was little question where Tommy Hilfiger would go with his Spring/Summer 2014 line before the models walked. His catwalk was a boardwalk, surrounded by hills of sand and tufts of beach grass. There was so much sand that spectators started taking bets as to when the first stiletto-wearing guest would fall. Hilfiger’s beach girl was West Coast and ready to shop and surf. “It’s Melrose to Malibu,” Hilfiger explained. Neoprene was turned into jeans and jackets, while leather polo dresses looked deceptively light and summery with scuba-suit seams. Impractical? Perhaps. But a nice change from the East Coast to the West.
With each consecutive show at Lincoln Center, local designer Jackie Fraser-Swan has been finding her sartorial voice. On Sunday night, that voice sounded a lot like the Ramones as she showed a Spring/Summer collection that tidily stitched together her love of Goth fashion, raucous punk, and Chanel. The result was her strongest and most confident runway to date. There was a touch of Tim Burton in a black and white painted stripe suit and a tip of the hat to her beloved Karl Lagerfeld in the silk crepe hounds tooth multi-tiered dress with leather sleeves. Feminine touches in a striking floral print gown added just enough foliage to keep the collection on track for spring.
The queen of the wrap dress called her Spring/Summer 2014 collection oasis, and for von Furstenberg, oasis meant a calmer and slightly more restrained runway. Black and white dominated, be it in diamond or zebra print. Chili pepper red rompers and jumpers were tempered by chambray, and then turquoise and blue column gowns. A DVF oasis, which included a runway walk by Naomi Campbell, would not be complete without colorful prints, and they stood out brilliantly against the black and white landscape.
Beyonce's lil' sis may have taken a quick break from her standing seat in the front row at New York Fashion Week to perform at Boston Calling on Sunday -- but she definitely didn't take a break from being on top of her style game.
Live, Knowles is a force to be reckoned with.
When she told the crowd to dance, we danced.
And when she wore a crop top and culottes, we wanted to wear crop tops and culottes.
And that's why she's this week's style crush.
Want more Boston Calling coverage? Check it out here.
Introducing our newest -- and a potential contender for the prettiest -- feature on the site: Street Style.
Each week, we're heading to a new locale with our photographers to capture some of our favorite looks being worn by real people in the city.
Could it be you? It totally could.
But only if you dress well.
Take that as a suggestion. Or maybe a threat. Whatever works.
To kick off the series, we started on Newbury Street, because what's more fashionable than Newbury Street? Several blocks of some of the best shopping in the city, dotted with outdoor cafes ideal for salad consuming and people watching? Perfecto.
And this weekend, we hunted high and low for the best of festival style at the first day of Boston Calling in City Hall Plaza.
Where will we be next? We're open to suggestions. Leave them here. Or Tweet us.
And see you on the streets. We'll be watching.
(Photos: Top, Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe; Bottom, Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff)
A look at Sunday's Tracy Reese show
I'm not advocating that you watch live streaming fashion shows from your desk at work today (and if you do, please don't blame me). Here's the schedule of shows happening on Monday. Stop looking at me like that. I'm not enabling you. Please note that fashion shows never start on time. Never. Count on at least 15 extra minutes. In most cases fashion shows start 30 minutes late.
Monday, September 09
CZAR BY CESAR GALINDO
DONNA KARAN NEW YORK
FALGUNI AND SHANE PEACOCK
Lacoste creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista went back in time to find inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection. What he found were these photos from 1968 and 1970 (they're presented here in 'artistc' form for your enjoyment). The result was tennis heritage in a runway-ready disguise.
According to description of the collection "Hervé Léger by Max Azria evokes its signature couture techniques to convey a story of artistic vision and functionality to deﬁne a new urban aesthetic."
The challenge for Herve Leger by Max Azria is continue to take body-hugging dresses in directions beyond the bandage dress. These collections continue to develop a harder edge, and, by default, have become much more than a series of sexy dresses.