Billy Reid Relaunches: As reported in Social Studies Thursday, designer Billy Reid’s website, billyreid.com, underwent a face lift. “We plan on adding improvements on a daily basis and it has a brand new hybrid category product view to ease the shopping experience,” the designer told WWD, adding that the site is faster and is even compatible with the iPhone. Among the new features expected are Facebook related applications, multiple ways to view products and video. “There will also be some exciting collaborations,” Reid said, emphasizing that the goal of the new site is to be able to take better care of customers and provide an experience similar to if you were to shop in the store. Stay tuned.
The latest social media updates from the fashion world:
The team at Chris Benz enjoyed the musical talents of Countess LuAnne de Lesseps. @cmbenz: Money Can’t Buy You Class just came on full-blast, iTunes shuffle studio soundtrack. To that, we say #eleganceislearned.
@markholcomb: why am i craving a Hi*C Ecto-Cooler from the 80’s!!! might just be Slimer on the box! #discontinued
@francasozzani: I don’t care what people think about Carla Sarkozy. She is just GREAT
@dkny: Phone rings..”Hello may I speak to DONE-AH”? Me: I am sorry who? Caller: DONE-AH Karan? Yeah I am sorry she’s not available- (EVER)
Season 3 of True Blood premiered Sunday and Cover FX shared makeup tips on their Facebook wall, informing “likes” that Anna Paquin’s makeup artist uses the brand’s Total Coverage Cream Foundation SPF 30, Powder FX and Matte FX to give the actress’ on-screen alter ego Sookie Stackhouse her flawless complexion. But foundation aside, when will Sookie and Bill reunite?
Calypso St. Barth Goes Green: The brand posted instant party pictures (courtesy of a Fuji Instax) from their fete with what2wearwhere.com this weekend at their newly renovated store in East Hampton, an evening of shopping that benefitted eco-minded nonprofits’ Riverkeeper, Group for the East End and Peconic Baykeeper. Check out Calypso St. Barth’s Facebook page to see photos of hosts’ Amanda Hearst, Kick Kennedy, Luigi Tadini, Ari Meisel and Summer Rayne Oakes shopping and drinking local wine from Wolffer Estate.
BLOGS AND WEBSITES
MTV VJ’s…So 2000: MTV is searching for its first ever MTV TJ (read: Twitter Jockey), so if you fancy yourself a “social media superstar,” enter for a chance to land the job (which will pay a whopping 100,000 salary) at tj.mtv.com/open-nomination
Reed Krakoff’s short film, Reed Krakoff Collection 1, debuted on reedkrakoff.com today. The behind-the-scenes video by photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring is a look at the making of Krakoff’s first collection for the fall 2010 season.