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Friday, September 4, 2009

Headline Trip

Fashion Week's worst-kept secret —Yoko Ono's collaboration with threeasfour—is officially detailed. Highlights include prints from her dot drawings and a friendly price range. [WWD]

Giving American Apparel a run for its money, Marc by Marc boutiques in Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles will be plastered with nubile young things in a one-off collaboration with LOVE.

Rick Owens and the attack of the clones! [NY Times]

The other glamorous First Lady is heading to the Silver Screen. Spanish paper El Mundo is reporting that Carla Bruni-Sarkozy will star in Woody Allen's latest flick. [El Mundo]

Just announced: Alber Elbaz protégé Cedric Charlier has been tapped to revive the wilted French label of Cacharel. We hope he likes prints.


Threeasfour invitation

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Headline Trip

Since it'd be too obvious to just go into fashion, Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld is opting to curate another art show with a New York Fashion Week launch. [NY Observer]

Mystic revelations from Chloe Sevigny and Joe Denardo fuel the hysteria surrounding Opening Ceremony's Tokyo launch. [Daily Beast]

Now you can get your nails did with the likes of Carri Mundane at WAH in East London. Hipsters were bound to show up. [The Moment]

Is Grace Coddington Vogue's secret puppet master? The September Issue is rife with juicy secrets. [Page Six]

The second issue of LOVE hits newsstands today, featuring Miss Piggy in Marc Jacobs and Allegra Versace flirting with the family business. [LOVE]


WAH Nails

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Headline Trip

Tavi, the 13-year-old blogging prodigy (clearly Diana Vreeland reincarnated), graces the Damien Hirst-designed covers of POP.

Thinner isn't always better. A slimmed down Vogue makes The September Issue look like “the Titanic two miles out to sea.” Our hearts will go on. [NY Times]

Jeremy Laing released his first-ever campaign, featuring Heather Marks, and joins the cool kids club by showing at Milk Studios for Fashion Week. [Jeremy Laing]

For retailer Jeffrey, it pays to play with dolls—especially designer-clad ones. [The Moment]

A seductive Uma Thurman joins the fragrance fray as the face of Givenchy's Ange ou Demon. [WWD]

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Headline Trip

  • Two biographies on the late, great Isabella Blow to hit bookshelves next year. [NY Observer]
  • Ryan McGinley and ever-androgynous Tilda Swinton to collaborate on women's and men's ad campaigns for Pringle of Scotland. [WWD]
  • Living up to her mag's name, Katie Grand got married to longtime beau, Pulp bass player Steve Mackey, and shows us the love. [LOVE blog]
  • Johanna Stickland "gives a big fuck you to the dude outside my window late last night singing the song from Cats." [Facebook]
  • A miniature greenhouse, taxidermy and the British flag defaced by John Galliano are just some of the props for sale at SHOWstudio. [SHOWstudio]

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    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Prada Placement

    By Rebecca Voight...

    It's two down and two to go. For a series aptly called The Iconoclasts, Miuccia Prada picked four fashion editors—W’s Alex White, Katie Grand from the soon-to-be-legendary Love, Olivier Rizzo (who styles for V, VMAN, Another and Arena Homme Plus) and French Vogue’s editrix Carine Roitfeld—and asked them to “rethink” Prada stores in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

    This week Alex White invaded New York’s Soho store, while London’s Old Bond Street Prada was turned into a skate park by Katie Grand. The lowdown: White went heavily for liquid Lycra leopard-spot and snakeskin stockings in a red-light district mood, while she left Prada’s spring pumps in a delectable, chaotic heap. She also worked Mickey Mouse ears into hats and put a few of Prada's mannequins in white blindfolds—a signature touch?

    Meanwhile, Grand—along with David Sims—installed a plywood skateboard ramp in the Old Bond Street store. Presumably shoppers will bring their decks and forego those dangerous six-inch platforms that sent a few pretties tumbling during the last show. "I wanted to do a film with David Sims and we talked about having a girl dancing," says Grand, reached on a shoot the day after the London launch party. "We only had 2½ weeks and David was on vacation in Costa Rica, so we worked it out over a few desperate email conversations. Eventually he said he wanted to have girls skateboarding so we looked for models who knew how. But then I thought about Prada's display mannequins. They're so beautiful, so we put them on the ramp."

    Now back to Love. After a sneak preview at London's Dover Street Market and Harvey Nichols, Grand's new Condé Nast fashion mag will hit newsstands on Thursday, but for the moment she doesn't even have any copies left in her office. After several Valentine's launch soirées, she says she planning a bigger bash a bit later at Harvey Nicks. Love's first issue features ladies and gents who "don't have model-like dimensions," says Grand, who put a sumptuous, nearly nude Beth Ditto on the cover. Iggy Pop—who Grand points out "is a women's sample size"—and the statuesque Anjelica Huston appear inside.


    Prada New York, rethought by Alex White


    Prada London, rethought by Katie Grand

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    Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    Prada Hit Parade

    Prada seems to be setting its sights on total world domination. Not content with sending everyone on a scramble for lace last season, now the style juggernaut has enlisted four leading fashion editors—visionary image-makers in their own right—to take over and make over key Prada boutiques.

    More than glorified window dressing, The Iconoclasts will showcase individual interpretations of Prada's spring '09 collection, with its lush metallics and platforms worth the tumble. The project, to be fully documented on its website, will kick off with W's Alex White transforming the Soho boutique (2/13), followed by Love's Katie Grand in London (2/13) and Oliver Rizzo in Milan (2/25), culminating with Carine Roitfeld's triumphant conversion of the Avenue Montaigne store in Paris (3/5). These are your icons, folks.

    —Franklin Melendez

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    Tuesday, December 9, 2008

    No Love Lost

    It's been quiet on the Katie Grand front since we revealed the name (Love) of her new Condé Nast-backed "bespoke" biannual in October, following a slow falling-out with Pop owner Bauer Media. But this morning we have more news about the masthead, namely that Lee Swillingham and Stuart Spalding will be the creative directors, Victoria Young the fashion director, Tim Clifton-Green the senior fashion editor, Francesca Burns the senior fashion editor-at-large, Joe McKenna the senior contributing fashion editor, with the ever-amazing Murray Healy as senior editor. You may remember Murray wrote our Hinterview with Katie Grand a while back. The first issue of Love hits newsstands February 19.

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    Friday, October 17, 2008

    Pop, the Question

    So everyone knows that Condé Nast UK, whose original plans to acquire Pop from Bauer Media fell through, simply poached the magazine's founder and editor-in-chief, Katie Grand, and her team last week to create a new-and-improved title under their own auspices. The larger, "bespoke" biannual promises to be an even more experimental and visionary blend of fashion and art. But the question is, what will happen to Pop? We hear that Bauer's initial reaction to keep the style bible alive has hit a snag and that, after twenty glorious issues over eight years, the winter issue will be the last pop. And here's another Hint exclusive. We also hear that the name of Katie Grand and Condé Nast's new baby is, appropriately, Love, due to arrive in March. Now that's what we call a love child. You heard it here first.

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