Fashion Scoops: Bali Baby…The West Wing…Sex In The Windows
BALI BABY: The first Bulgari hotel hasn’t yet opened its doors, but the location is already set for resort number two. Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, the joint venture created by the Italian jeweler and the luxury division of Marriott...
BALI BABY: The first Bulgari hotel hasn’t yet opened its doors, but the location is already set for resort number two. Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, the joint venture created by the Italian jeweler and the luxury division of Marriott International Inc., plans to open a resort in Bali in 2005. Located near the village of Pecatu, the resort will feature 58 individual luxury bungalows. These bungalows, however, go way beyond bamboo.
Most of the units measure 3,230 square feet and include a bedroom, a library, two baths, two closets, a patio and a pool. Three bungalows will have two bedrooms, while one, named Villa Bulgari, comes in at a sprawling 17,220 square feet with three bedrooms and separate servant quarters. Spa, private beach, two restaurants and a Bulgari shop for those last-minute baubles complete the resort. Bulgari’s first hotel venture is set to open next year in Milan.
THE WEST WING: L.A. fashion week might be over, but its design talent is still being celebrated. On Saturday, Elle magazine’s Gilles Bensimon and Anne Slowey toasted Magda Berliner, Juicy Couture’s Pam Levy and Gela Taylor, C&C California’s Cheyann Benedict and Claire Stansfield, James Perse, Joie, Henry Duarte, Tara Subkoff, Liz Goldwyn, Anita Ko and Chip and Pepper Foster with cocktails at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The whole crew was featured in the magazine’s first November “L.A. Confidential” issue. Too bad the same amount of talent couldn’t be gathered in one fashion week venue.
SEX IN THE WINDOWS: You can always count on Barneys New York to take a tongue-in-cheek approach to all its endeavors — especially its holiday windows. And this year it’s an elaborate tribute to the stars of “Sex and the City.”
“It’s the perfect time to pay homage to the girls because their last season is coming up,” said Simon Doonan, the store’s creative director. “It’s also fitting because they are a New York institution and so are Barneys’ windows.”To that end, Barneys commissioned au courant designers to create gowns for the caricatures of the actresses like Proenza Schouler for Kristin Davis, Behnaz Sarafpour for Sarah Jessica Parker, Zac Posen for Kim Cattrall and Isabel Toledo for Cynthia Nixon. Besides installing the windows, which go in this week, the tireless Doonan has been running Polaroids of his progress to the “Sex” set because the stars have been clamoring to see the installations. “These girls are the most enthusiastic chicks I’ve ever worked with,” said Doonan. “And they were dying to get a look at the sketches of the frocks.”
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty