On the first night of World MasterCard Fashion Week, we caught up with Pink Tartan designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran and chatted about the dark and mysterious inspiration behind her ladylike Fall 2013 collection.
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Missed Toronto Fashion Week’s first batch of shows? Have no fear! In this short and sweet video, we recap some of the best moments on and off the runway as well as speak to two of our favourite hot young talents, designers Tanya Taylor and Steven Tai.
Exclusive: J.Crew debuts two short films that tell the stories of how two of its iconic pieces are made
By Monique Loveless
J.Crew has hit the tube! YouTube, that is. In the brand’s first foray into film, we’re transported to Italy, where many of its It items are created.
For the ladies, “Shiny Ponies” lets us into the world of J.Crew’s Etta shoes. Featuring creative director Jenna Lyons, who owns an estimated 289 pairs of shoes, though she confesses she hasn’t worn all of them. The short film gives a behind the scene look at the design process, the factory in Pisa, Italy, and shows the importance of every step in creating each shoe. After all, you don’t have to be Carrie Bradshaw to appreciate this love letter to such covetable shoes.
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It’s fitting that fashion’s reigning king of pop culture has finally swallowed it whole. Marc Jacobs adds acting to his never-ending list of talents with his first role in the upcoming film, Disconnect, in which he stars alongside Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Alexander Skarsgard and Andrea Riseborough. The film plays out a series of cautionary nightmares that result after the characters’ various naughty online activities. Jacobs plays a 21st century pimp who hires and shelters children to talk about their sexual fantasies with paying adult consumers online. And while that may seem about as far from Jacobs’ life as could be, the 49 year-old designer seems more concerned with his sartorial transformation:
“I had these really tacky suburban disco shirts with crucifixes embroidered on them, and the worst fitting dad jeans – I never wear jeans anyway – but these were just bad and acid washed with flannel zip jackets sewn to the side. And they put big silver rings on my fingers and earrings. So they just couldn’t stop laughing,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Nobody would have recognized me at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Yonkers in my acid washed jean jacket with a hoodie attached and my dad jeans.”
Disconnect opens in select theatres on April 12, but for a little snippet of Marc Jacobs’ acting skills, watch the trailer here:
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David Bowie’s gender bending new video co-stars Tilda Swinton, Andrej Pejic, Saskia de Brauw and Iselin Steiro
Leave it to David Bowie to, once again, redefine cool in less than six minutes. Ahead of his first new album in a decade, The Next Day, the Thin White Duke has released his latest single “The Stars (are out tonight)” along with an epically stylized new video which co-stars Tilda Swinton, Andrej Pejic, Saskia de Brauw and Iselin Steiro. The five, all masters of androgyny in their own right, play a twisted game of Twilight Zone-esque celebrity switcheroo during which Bowie and Swinton, a middle-aged “normal” couple get haunted and then transformed into their much slicker selves by Pejic and de Brauw who are younger, more glamorous, and gender bending-ly erotic. Steiro plays Bowie’s stylish conscience, watching through windows in slim high-waisted pants. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Floria Sigismondi, the six-minute mini movie is a visual feast, to say the least. Enjoy this taste of Bowie coolness. His album will surely offer even more when it drops on March 12.
File this under things that make you hmm. For anyone who gets Lana Del Rey (or at least thinks they do, like me), you’d know that her appeal couldn’t be separated from her very slickly designed persona. She’s far from an earnest street busker, to say the least. And while we’re usually so okay with her straddling the lines of art and consumerism, her latest video has us raising eyebrows. The video has all the usual hallmarks of Lana Del Rey: sultry singing, soft lighting, long nails, Old Hollywood posturing…it also has a lot of Jaguar car shots. Oh wait, the video is for Jaguar. While the partnership seems fairly straightforward from report accounts, we feel a little bit like the wool’s been pulled over our eyes given that it hasn’t been promoted as a commercial either.
What do you think?