Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fashion News: Seen & Heard

*Sourced and edited by Dayana Sobri

Why Anna Wintour Gave Her Staff LeSportSac

LeSportSac confirmed that Anna Wintour recently gifted her Vogue staff the brand’s totes in platinum ($98) and patent leather ($88).

So it’s no ten grand plus an iPad (Hi Oprah! We love you too! Winkface), but it’s something.

Why LeSportSac?

Turns out the Voguettes (who, we’re sure, are desperately in need of another bag) can thank Pat McGrath.

The legendary make-up artist and LeSportSac designer recently showed Wintour her collection.

“Anna loved it and got reacquainted with our brand and hence made the request.” says Paula Spadaccini, spokesperson for LeSportSac.

Seems a bit random, sure, but who are we to look a gift horse in the mouth, especially when that gift horse is Anna Wintour?

Fashion News Roundup: Mirlando Make It Official, Anna Can’t Walk Down Stairs, and Lily Cole to Quit Modeling?

Love in Full Bloom: Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, also known as the most beautiful couple ever, are tying the knot. {Vogue UK}

Disappear Here: Acclaimed photog Douglas Friedman visited the Swiss town of La Côte-aux-Fées to photograph (quite beautifully) watchmaker Piaget’s 136-year-old facility. Douglas enlisted his friend, Bret Easton Ellis, to compliment the photographs with a beautiful short story about time. {NOWNESS}

Tim Tells All: According to his new book, “Gunn’s Golden Rules,” Tim Gunn has witnessed Anna Wintour being carried down a flight of stairs by bodyguards, as well as Andre Leon Talley being fed grapes and cubes of cheese, one by one. Vogue denied both stories. Who knew Gunn was so brave? {Huffington Post}

Balenciaga’s Retrospective: Speaking of Vogue editors, Hamish Bowles has curated an upcoming Cristobal Balenciaga exhibit. Called “Balenciaga: Spanish Master,” the exhibit will open to the public November 19 at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute uptown. The Cut has a preview. {The Cut}

Lily to Retire?: Our favorite angelic redhead Lily Cole would quit modeling altogether if the right acting gig came along. Sad, but we look forward to seeing her on the big screen. {Vogue UK}

Quote of the Day: ADR Says Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery


–From Anna Dello Russo’s fashion week etiquette rules. There are nine more on

Adventures in Copyright: Givenchy Hearts Ziggy Stardust

Note the obvious influence of a Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie on Givenchy’s Spring 2010 collection.

Bowie rocked a striped blazer during the ’70s that was strikingly similar to Givenchy’s popular graphic black and white striped jacket–right down to the angular psychedelic striping on the lapels. It’s a popular piece from the collection, and, as we pointed out earlier, Zara and Anthropologie have created similar styles, which are in stores now.

But since the rock god wore his striped lapels about 40 years ago, is Givenchy’s blazer more inspired than imitation?

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