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.
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