SEPTEMBER FACE-OFF: With September right around the corner, fashion and lifestyle magazines are getting ready to unveil their biggest issues of the year. And the covergirls for September are Sarah Jessica Parker on Elle; Drew Barrymore on...
SEPTEMBER FACE-OFF: With September right around the corner, fashion and lifestyle magazines are getting ready to unveil their biggest issues of the year. And the covergirls for September are Sarah Jessica Parker on Elle;Drew Barrymore on Harper’s Bazaar; Jennifer Connelly on Vanity Fair, and Reese Witherspoon on W. WWD learned Vogue’s covergirl is Kate Hudson, although a spokesman said it’s not definite yet.
NYLON GETS MILKED: The troubles at Nylon began last month with the arrest of Sam Waksal, a big investor in Nylon, who is facing charges for insider trading. Then several of the magazine’s contributors told gossip columnists that they were not paid for their work. After that, the magazine’s PR company, Four Corners Communications, filed a civil lawsuit against Nylon for uncollected funds. Now, Milk Studios is alleging that Nylon owes them more than $16,000 for shoots done in 2001 and is threatening a lawsuit of its own. "The newest invoice is almost a year old and it’s at a point where we just feel like we’re being lied to," said studio director and partner Mazdack Rassi.
Rassi said he often gave the magazine free space and equipment, asking editor Marvin Jarrett and his publisher/wife Jaclynn Jarrett only to pay for overtime, catering and extra equipment. "We did them a favor and they completely screwed us," Rassi said. "They constantly say ‘we’ll take care of it,’ and they never do. Then I read the article in the New York Post and that opened it up for us. We’re a big studio, we have money, but there is a lot of young talent — writers and photographers — that have no voice and no money. We had to come forward."
Rassi said that his studio regularly works with independent magazines with limited budgets — among them Surface, Another and Dazed and Confused. "Nylon is the only magazine that has truly burned us," he said.
Jaclynn Jarrett acknowledged that a rift had developed with Milk, but said that Nylon has"been back and forth on it [with Rassi], trying to get to an amount that’s agreeable to everyone."
NAOMI’S BRIEF SHOOT: The U.K.-based innerwear company Splendour is mulling legal action against Naomi Campbell, after she walked out on the shoot for their ad campaign. "She seemed quite upset and distracted by something," Splendour’s chief executive officer Mark Pilkington told WWD. "She wouldn’t let our designer touch her, which meant the designer couldn’t rearrange the garments on her body." Pilkington said the last straw came when Campbell refused to model a thong from the collection. "We’d sent her a sample of the underwear, so she’d know what to expect, and a thong is pretty standard in an underwear shoot," he said, adding that the company has withheld Campbell’s $75,000 fee. A Campbell spokeswoman in London declined to comment.
TIME’S HIT LIST: Time is coming out with its second, stand-alone fashion supplement, and the focus will be on the 25 most influential people in the industry. Sources say the list will include Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, Morgan Stanley’s Claire Kent, headhunter Floriane de Saint Pierre and Zara chief executive Amancio Ortega Gaona. The glossy supplement, which will be published on Sept. 30 — in time for the Milan ready-to-wear shows — will carry advertising by companies including Chanel, Gucci, Burberry, Dior and Cartier. It will be edited by Lauren Goldstein, fashion editor of the European edition of Time.
ROAD TO SAKS: Saks Fifth Avenue is helping Dreamworks Pictures launch its new film, "Road to Perdition," with windows at the New York flagship and at the Beverly Hills branch that will display costumes and props from the film, alongside men’s merchandise that the store sells. The windows will go in on Tuesday, while the film, a period piece about family conflicts and mobsters in Chicago in the Thirties, opens nationwide next Friday. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Jude Law and Paul Newman and was directed by Sam Mendes, who also directed "American Beauty."
SFA’s windows will be tagged in a New York Times ad on Monday and radio ads this weekend in the tri-state area and in Los Angeles, plugging a Saks.com contest for a $1,000 shopping spree. Also, Saks is hosting a private screening on July 11.
MAXIM UNIVERSITY: No, it’s not Maxim editors running around with video cameras filming topless co-eds in a Girls Gone Wild-type homage. Maxim editor in chief Keith Blanchard and Dennis Publishing U.S. president Stephen Colvin will be lecturing at the venerable Columbia School of Journalism on Monday, July 15. The title of Blanchard’s lecture will be (Art Cooper, please don’t read any further!) "Maxim Saves Journalism," while Colvin’s lecture is entitled "Give The People What They Want."
"The business is in real trouble, and producers of magazines are focusing on the reader again instead of on advertisers," said Blanchard. "Maxim’s honest approach to content is seen as irreverent, in stark contrast to those who follow meekly the business concerns that pay their salaries. That’s what I’ll be talking about at Columbia.""
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