Vogue-ing with the CFDA at J.Crew

 

Eddie Borgo, Billy Reid, Anna Wintour and Prabal Gurung Eddie Borgo, Billy Reid, Anna Wintour and Prabal Gurung
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(NEW YORK) A slice of Alabama landed on lower Fifth Aveunue last evening, in honor of the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award winner Billy Reid, at a fête thrown by J.Crew, Vogue and the CFDA. On the third floor Mens Shop at J.Crew’s Flatiron store, a top-notch coterie of chic mingled, including Anna Wintour, Kate Lanphear, Lynn Yaeger, co-host Steven Kolb and a bounty of beauties like Coco Rocha, Joan Smalls and Elettra Weidemann. As plentiful spiked iced tea in Mason jars for the party people and a virgin basil lemonade made the rounds, a dizzying array of designers chattered away in every nook of the menswear-filled space, including Patrik Ervell, Christian Cota, Lisa Salzer, Maria Consejo, Monique Pean, Jeffery Costello avec Robert Tagliapietra and the Proenza pair of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

After J.Crew’s collab with Reid on a menswear capsule collection, the next meeting of the minds with the affable Southern designer might be… musical? “Maybe I could take guitar lessons from him—that would be interesting!” said J.Crew menswear designer Frank Muytjens, who slipped on a pair of pristine white lace-ups as a nod to Reid. His chic counterpart for the brand’s womenswear design, Marissa Webb, and J.Crew head honcho Mickey Drexler were also on hand to toast the latest crop of designers.

“I’m doing resort for the first time and I’m loving it. The collection is really fleshed-out and tightly edited,” said Prabal Gurung. As for a muse for his debut foray into menswear, Gurung kept mum. “When it’s revealed to the world, you’ll know. That’s all I can say!” Also staying mysterious about his future designs was fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runner-up Eddie Borgo. “Objects that symbolize subculture will definitely keep popping up in my work,” explained Borgo, donning his signature chapeau. “I think a combination of subcultures is really what makes a city beat.”

Musings on style in the urban jungle of Gotham abounded, though the rich nibbles of pecan pie and bacon-topped maple cakes lent a decidedly southern spirit to the mix. “The wonderful thing about New York fashion right now is that you don’t actually know who’s going to come through and be the next big talent,” remarked Mark Holgate, Vogue‘s fashion news director and one of the event’s co-hosts. “Ten years ago, you might have felt that way about London.” As Holgate lauded the accomplished posse of CFDA winners on the premises, he pondered what he would whip up if he were among the CFDA design flock. “I haven’t been quite able to get used to the ferocity of the New York rain, even as a Brit,” said Holgate. “So I’d be designing really good raincoats.”
ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV

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Vogue Magazine- “Changes In Positions”

 

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(NEW YORK) Chloe Malle, formerly freelance writer for the Times‘ Style section, has been named social editor at Vogue.

Selby Drummond, formerly arts contributor for The Huffington Post, has been named accessories editor at Vogue.

Yolanda Edwards, co-founder of Momfilter.com, has been named editor at large at Martha Stewart Living.

Annika McVeigh, formerly vice president of PR at Prada USA, has been named worldwide director of PR at Celine.

Shoshanna Fischhoff, formerly accessories editor at Women’s Wear Daily, has been named fashion director at BaubleBar.com.

Lauren Benet Stephenson, formerly accessories market editor of news for Women’s Wear Daily, has left the publication.

Nykia Spradley, formerly editorial assistant at Real Simple, has been named associate beauty editor at Ladies’ Home Journal.

Steven Kurutz, formerly staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has been named staff reporter at The New York Times.

Sadie Stein, formerly contributing editor for Jezebel, has been named contributing editor of The Paris Review.

John Boland, formerly associate publisher at Food Network Magazine, has left the publication.

Billy Norwich, formerly special correspondent at Town & Country, has left the publication.

Chris Schmicker, formerly editorial assistant at Town & Country, has been named web editor at TastingTable.com.

Sarah Douglas, formerly staff writer at Art+Auction, has been named culture editor at The New York Observer.

Dylan Peckenpaugh, formerly PR coordinator of Dior Homme at Christian Dior, has been named public relations manager of menswear at Burberry.

Sara Powell, formally account coordinator at Wetherly Fashion Group, has been promoted to junior account executive at the company.

Fernando Romero, formerly national sales director of InStyle.com, has been named managing director of national partnerships at Gilt City.

Leslie Johnsen, formerly public relations director at Karla Otto, has been named marketing director at the company.

Delilah Rabina, formerly account assistant at Bollare Communications, has been named account coordinator at the company.

Farris Green, formerly account coordinator at Bollare Communications, has been named account manager at the company.

Kallyn Woodward has been named assistant to the chief executive officer and president at Fingerprint Communications.

Jennifer Castaneda, formerly at Full Picture, has been named junior account executive in the fashion, accessories & beauty division at Fingerprint Communications.

Alex Carey has been named assistant in the hospitality division at Fingerprint Communications.

Samara D’Auria, formerly a freelancer, has been named salesroom short-lead specialist at H&M.

Jaclyn Smith has been named director of sales and marketing at Jamie Wolf jewelry.

Mallory Liebhaber, formerly account executive at Dark PR, has left the company.

Brandlink Communications announces its representation of Gilt City Los Angeles.

Dell et Ruhs Public Relations announces its representation of Covet.

D’Orazio & Associates announces its representation of Anthony Franco.

Fingerprint Communications’ real estate division announces its representation of Santa Monica Place and The Market.

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Audrina Patridge “Talks Shopping”

What’s Hot?

Shopping and browsing is one of my all time favorite things to do. One of the best things about it is finding a good deal! Here are some of the hottest items with best discounts. Check back often – this section changes constantly!

Product – BV2811 by Biviel
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Cozy & Glamorous!

With all this cold weather we’ve been having, one of my simple pleasures is to cozy up with a hot cup of green tea and a thick oversized sweater. I especially love this embellished cardigan from Forever 21. It has the best of both worlds – a fashion forward look and a comfortable and confident. Dress down and go around town doing errands or glam it up with a tight leather mini, a cute belt and some crazy heels. This is a versatile sweater that you can totally it your own.

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Audrina Patridge; Get Her Look!

A lot of you asked me where you can buy certain items you’ve seen me wear. This is the place to find exacltly what I was wearing, and where to get it! For some items, I will also provide the affordable alternative!

 

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Rachel Zoe; Spring In Your Step

TZR Spotlight:  

Hold the phone! The Charles David spring collection just hit stores and I am kind of freaking out. With a full selection of to-die-for accessories, including shoes, handbags and more, it is just what you need to update your closet for the new season. Are you ready to see for yourself?Zoe Reporters, consider this your official invitation to shop! As a reader of TZR, you have the exclusive chance to get your hands on all of Charles David’s a-mah-zing spring offerings from Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st. Ba-na-nas! Beyond that, you will receive a special offer for 25% off on all new full-priced shoes and handbag styles. Make sure to check out a few of my fave styles like Karel—the perfect sky high wedge—and Turmoil—an insane mix of suede and animal print! What are you waiting for? Click-clack your heels on over, mention the code TZR25 and shop til you drop! xoRZ

Availability: Visit your closest Charles David boutique between Thursday, April 28th and Sunday, May 1st and receive 25% off on all new shoes and bags. Can’t make it to a store? TZR25 applies to phone orders too! Mah-jor.

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Nicolas Cage arrested for domestic abuse

By: Olivia Allin

Nicolas Care was arrested in New Orleans early Saturday morning for domestic abuse, OnTheRedCarpet.com has confirmed Official records state that the actor was arrested for one count of domestic abuse battery and one count of disturbing the peace at 6:33 a.m. and is still in custody as of 12 p.m. ET.

Cage has been married to his third wife Alice Kim for almost seven years. They have one son together, 5 year old Kal-El, who was named after Superman’s birth name.

Cage’s most recent movies, “Season of the Witch” and “Drive Angry 3D” flopped at the box office. Cage won a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 1995 movie, “Leaving Las Vegas.”

The actor’s rep had no immediate comment on the report.

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Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze romance back on?

By: Kristina Lopez

Michelle Williams might be rekindling a romance with her old flame, director Spike Jonze according a report by the Daily Mail.

Jonze, who dated Williams from 2008 to 2009, reportedly asked Williams out to the final show of LCD Sound System in New York City earlier this month. Though neither Williams nor Jonze have confirmed the reports, the Daily Mail cites a source who says that the two are taking things slowly.

“‘They are making a tentative go of their relationship again but Michelle is nervous. Spike broke her heart the first time around,” the source tell the UK news outlet.

Williams commented on her romance with Jonze back in an October 2009 issue of Vogue magazine.

“The timing was impossible,” she said about her relationship with Jonze, which occurred after the death of her fiancé Heath Ledger. “I thought falling in love again was the only thing that was going to save me from the pain. This erroneous idea: It just makes things more complicated.”

Ledger was found dead in his New York apartment in 2008, months after he and Williams broke up after a three-year relationship and after he filmed his chilling role as the Joker in the Batman film “The Dark Knight”. He died of an accidental overdose of prescription medication.

She and Ledger starred together in the 2005 movie “Brokeback Mountain”, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Williams said they fell in love on the set.

Williams said during an interview with “Nightline” in 2010 that she is “sad to be moving further and further away” from the death of Heath Ledger, her ex-boyfriend and father of 5-year-old daughter Matilda.

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