Friday, May 10, 2013 — It seems as though with each fashion week comes a new face to watch out for. In September, it was Karlie Kloss. In February during the Spring/Summer shows, a new model was owning just about every runway and she goes by the name of Cara Delevingne.
Cara was seen on the runways for shows in Paris, London, and, of course, New York. She walked for numerous designers from Derek Lam, Tommy Hilfiger, Oscar de la Renta, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, and the Chanel Haute Couture show, just to name a few.
The British model is just 20 years old and has a long and successful career ahead of her. Cara reportedly just landed a beauty contract with YSL. She is also the face of Burberry BODY Tender fragrance. Not only is her modeling career on this rise, but we could see Ms. Delevigne on the big screen in the future after her part in Anna Karenina last year.
With Cara’s unique look that can be transformed from Imperial Russian princess in Anna Karenia to 60s mod found on the British Vogue March cover, Cara Delevingne is a model on the rise, and we will be seeing plenty more of her in the months to come.
Written By MaryElizabeth Styka: Mary is a DOH intern and currently enrolled at LIM College where she studies Marketing. For more fashion musings, follow her at LittleRamblings.com.
Best of September 2012 Fashion Mag. Covers!
Thursday, October 11, 2012 — In case you missed these, here’s a roundup of some of the more notable ‘September’ issue fashion magazine covers. Though I vowed not to feature Kim Kardashian on DOH ever, for any reason (lol), New York Magazine's cover of her was quite flattering.
My favorite covers are Elle Magazine featuring model Lindsey Wixom (one of my favorites) and Gwen Stefani on Harper’s Bazaar, who apparently never ages!
Written by Sharifa Crawford: Sharifa is a freelance writer, special events coordinator, and fashion enthusiast in every sense of the term. While her interests lie in the business of fashion and intellectual property law, she has also maneuvered the fashion trenches working at Sachin + Babi (an emerging designer in NY’s Garment District that works with the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Carolina Herrera). Sharifa holds a Bachelor’s in Advertising from Michigan State University.
"Enjoy the weekend fashionistas!"
Daphne Guinness, Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld
Sharifa’s Fashion Roundup
Friday, June 22, 2012 — Here’s what’s been happening in the fashion biz!
"First Look at Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s Line" <— Never thought I’d see the day! http://fashionista.com/2012/06/first-look-at-narciso-rodriguez-for-kohls-plus-everything-we-know-about-kohls-new-designer-collaboration-program/
"YSL Set for Name Change: Meet Saint Laurent Paris" http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG9346137/YSL-set-to-change-name.html
"Is Kate Upton the First Social Media Model?" http://fashionista.com/2012/06/is-kate-upton-the-first-social-media-supermodel/
"Sizing Vogue's Health Initiative: magazines consider changing portrayals of the perfect body” http://www.adweek.com/news/press/sizing-vogues-health-initiative-141170
"Diane Von Furstenberg Sets Her Sights on China’s Emerging Luxury Market" http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/06/20/diane-von-furstenberg-on-the-china-century/?KEYWORDS=fashion+business
"Thailand to Get It’s Own Vogue” http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/06/thailand-to-get-its-very-own-vogue.html
(Pictured: One of the forthcoming looks for Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s)
Highlights from Sarah Jessica Parker/Anna Wintour Obama Fundraiser!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 — Can you imagine the conversations, deal making, and life-long friendships cemented at last Thursday’s $40,000 per person fundraiser for President Obama? I can’t…and yet I live!
Co-hosted by famed Vogue editor, Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker (who opened up her West Village townhouse), the star-studded evening included Meryl Streep, Michael Kors, Solange Knowles, model Chanel Iman, and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Besides hobnobbing and swooning, the evening included music and speech by the president. Donning a black lace dress, the Sex and the City star greeted guests as Trombone Shorty, a trombone and trumpet player from New Orleans, performed musical selections. (Sidebar: his music is kind of awesome http://www.tromboneshorty.com/, but I digress).
Guests sat at a long table decorated with flowers and votive candles. I wasn’t surprised to find out that Bravo tv exec. and host Andy Cohen managed to score one of the best seats in the house —> right across the table from FLOTUS (Michelle Obama)! #jealous
Click on the pictures above for arrivals and departures of the fabulous dinner party fundraiser!
Red Carpet Looks from the 2012 Met Ball - NYC
Check out this collage of some of my favorite looks from last week’s Costume Institute Gala (better known as the Met Ball). A celebration of the annual opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fashion exhibit, celebrities, models, designers, and athletes descended onto the red carpet for this invite-only affair. Famous faces included Anna Wintour (US Vogue editor), Carine Roitfeld (former editor of Vogue Paris), Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Beyonce, Sarah Gisele, Chanel Iman, and more!
This year’s fashion exhibit entitled “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”, compares and contrasts the works of designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. While moving through the dresses and ensembles that have Prada one of the most influential fashion houses, the collection is certainly pared down (compared to the excess of last year’s Alexander McQueen exhibit).
"Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Alexander Wang Subject in Sweatshop Claim Dispute
The house of Alexander Wang is facing a $450 million class action lawsuit after Wenyu Lu, a former employee of the designer’s Chinatown factory, filed a suit charging the CFDA/Fashion Fund award winner with labor law violations, breach of agreement, and unjust enrichment. According to Women’s Wear Daily, Yu was made to “to work 16-hour days without overtime in an unventilated, windowless 200-square-foot room with more than 15 other workers.”
As a result of poor working conditions (coupled with 84 hour work weeks) and injuries sustained while on the job, Yu attempted to file for worker’s compensation but was fired on February 16, 2011. Thiry of Yu’s former co-workers have since joined the suit.
This comes as a surprise as Alexander Wang is a media darling and an international fashion brand enjoying much critical acclaim. Released by Wang’s spokesperson, “the company takes its obligations to comply with the law very seriously, including the relevant wage and hour regulations, the payment of overtime to eligible employees and having a safe working environment for all of our employees. We will vehemently defend any allegations to the contrary.” DOH will keep you informed as details emerge.
CFDA Celebrates 50th Anniversary with FIT Exhibit Opening
The Council of Fashion Designers of America celebrated its 50th anniversary last Thursday with the opening of Impact, an exhibition at FIT which features 100 garments and accessories created by members of the council over the past five decades. The opening night gala included some of the biggest names within the American design cohort including Diane von Furstenberg, president of the CFDA, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen, Kenneth Cole, Vogue editor, Anna Wintour, Kate Winslet, and more. The event is one of many planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary milestone of an organization that began with 20 designers in 1962.
In an accompanying collector’s book to the exhibit, Von Furstenberg remarks that “there is something magical about the way this group was founded back in 1962, in a small room off of Seventh Avenue. It was the brain trust of 20 passionate designers who were motivated to create a safe haven for the members of their community. They sought to protect and promote their own. Nearly half a century later, through triumphs and failures, with businesses made and broken, that small assemblage has evolved into a modern family of over 400 members.” Guests enjoyed champagne as they strolled the exhibit and caught up with friends on the first night of Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week. The Impact exhibit is open to the public now through April 17th.
Impact: Fifty Years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) at The Museum at FIT: Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, New York City; or 212-217-4558. Open Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m, Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. “Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA” runs Feb. 10-April 17. http://fitnyc.edu/334.asp
Vogue Magazine Ranks #1 in Spring/Summer Ad Page Count
Fashion magazine advertising page sales are closely watched in the month of March, as brands across categories advertise their spring and summer collections. While a close race, Vogue Magazine came in at the number one spot with 442.74 ad pages (up 3.7 percent), In Style at No. 2 with 347 pages (up 13 percent), followed by Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and W Magazine.
The March glossy issue is also an important indicator for the vitality of the year ahead. Pictured is model Adriana Lima (also a Victoria’s Secret angel) on the February 2012 cover of Vogue Brazil.