MONTECITO MAMA: Donatella Versace has been enjoying the California sunshine and shopping. Last Friday, the designer stopped in the Montecito, Calif., boutique Dressed, near Santa Barbara, looking for a top to wear with a pink Versace suit that...
MONTECITO MAMA: Donatella Versace has been enjoying the California sunshine and shopping. Last Friday, the designer stopped in the Montecito, Calif., boutique Dressed, near Santa Barbara, looking for a top to wear with a pink Versace suit that was tucked in the trunk of her car. While purchasing the strapless Alison Trixie top, she announced, “This is a wonderful store, with some wonderful pieces. It has a real European flair.” Dressed, located on Coast Village Road, Montecito’s answer to Rodeo Drive, was also a stop for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears and local gal Oprah Winfrey this month.
PUSHING THE VOTE: Former California first lady Sharon Davis, whose husband, former governor Gray Davis, was ousted in last year’s gubernatorial recall election (the state’s $17 billion budget deficit didn’t help), is a believer in bargains. “I got this on sale for $44 at Talbots,” declared Davis, wearing a textured coat from the retailer and Max Mara slacks. She was on hand Wednesday at a Los Angeles City Council meeting to promote Women’s Equality Day being celebrated on Aug. 26 to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as her four-month-old nonpartisan Web site, Shevotes.org, which encourages women to register to vote. It may be too late to save her husband’s job, but she thinks it can promote less campaign vitriol. “As a nonpartisan site, we can take away the negativity that turns women off in elections,” said Davis.
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