BRADY'S BACK: James Brady, a columnist for Ad Age and Parade, was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering a minor stroke last month. He had spent several weeks in Mt. Sinai's rehabilitation center...
BRADY'S BACK: James Brady, a columnist for Ad Age and Parade, was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering a minor stroke last month. He had spent several weeks in Mt. Sinai's rehabilitation center after a 1 1/2-week-long hospital stay. "He's fully functional and will start work right away," said Jack Scovil, his literary agent, who noted that Brady had initially lost motor function of his left arm and left leg. "He made a 100 percent recovery of his arm, so he can type," said Scovil. In fact, he has an interview scheduled for Monday.
"He sounds absolutely terrific and looks good. He lost some weight and was forced to exercise." Brady has another book coming out this March called "Warning of War," which is the second in a trilogy. It is published by St. Martin's.
MORE STYLE: People magazine will publish two special "StyleWatch" issues in 2002, expanding upon the weekly's popular feature that covers celebrity style and trends. This feature includes West Coast Style Editor (and "Today" contributor) Steven Cojocaru's column "Behind the Seams." Cojocaru's commentary on the relationship between the worlds of fashion and entertainment will be a highlight of the two special issues. "StyleWatch" will have a national distribution of one million copies each and will be issued in the spring (on sale March 4) and fall (on sale Aug. 5). It is expected to give readers an insider's view of the hot style trends and the personalities behind them. Retail events are also being planned to support the issues.
BEYOND SHOPPING: "It's horrible when people are only interested in buying labels, because it doesn't bring them the happiness they think it will," said Miuccia Prada, in an interview with Ingrid Sischy in the February Vanity Fair. Prada talks about her ambivalence about shopping and a need for a different shopping experience, which is probably one of the main reasons behind Prada's dramatic and cutting edge 30,000-square-foot flagship store in SoHo, designed by Rem Koolhaas. "Many of us grew up with a kind of puritanism against shopping," said Prada. "But shopping can be much more than how it is cast." The February VF hits newsstands Wednesday.KARAN MOVES: Aliza Licht, formerly public relations director of Donna Karan New York and DKNY accessories, has been named public relations director for Donna Karan New York women's and men's ready-to-wear and accessories. She succeeds Clarissa Block, who left the company. Erin Hawker, public relations for DKNY women's and men's ready-to-wear, will add p.r. responsibilities for DKNY accessories and shoes.
TIMES TALK: As part of the New York Times's "Arts & Leisure Weekend" Jan. 11-13, Cathy Horyn, fashion critic at the Times, will interview Narciso Rodriguez and Anna Sui at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. The seminar takes place Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Tickets are $25, and $18.51 for TimesCard members. Horyn's session is one of 28 "Critic's Choice" events that are planned over the weekend.
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)
As one of the most recognizable models in the world, Christy Turlington Burns has an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the allegations of sexual harassment swirling around it. “I can say that harassment and mistreatment have always been widely known and tolerated in the industry. The industry is surrounded by predators who thrive on the constant rejection and loneliness so many of us have experiences at some point in our careers,” Turlington told WWD, along with her suggestions for how the modeling world should protect younger women and men. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: Tony Palmieri) #wwdnews
@asics America has tapped a new brand ambassador: famed DJ/record producer @steveaoki. This initiative is intended to set the tone for the new brand identity and philosophy and will include partnerships with influencers and in-store and off-line activations that will continue into next year. This is Asics’ most significant marketing effort in two decades, and is expected to attract younger consumers to the brand. #wwdfashion
24-year-old Jean Prounis is redefining the rules of jewelry. Formerly a studio assistant to Jemima Kirke and a design apprentice at Ghuran, she focuses on handcrafted subtleties and ancient goldsmithing techniques. “There was a really sterile feel in the environment and I wanted to have jewelry with character that shapes how you wear it everyday,” Prounis said. Each piece is hand made in New York, either by Prounis or three other jewelers in the district. #wwdfashion
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews