ROMANTIC NOTIONS: Jostens Inc."I love you," "I adore you," "I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow..." These are some of the tender thoughts conveyed in the latest collection by Carolee Designs. "Sterling Sentiments"...
ROMANTIC NOTIONS: Jostens Inc."I love you," "I adore you," "I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow..." These are some of the tender thoughts conveyed in the latest collection by Carolee Designs. "Sterling Sentiments" features romantic expressions inscribed on sterling silver bangles, rings and necklaces in French and English. The pieces, which wholesale from $15 for a ring to $70 for a cuff, are sure to sweeten anyone's spring.
INSTANT REPLAY: Replay, the Italian jeans company, is entering the East Coast market with a brand new 9,000-square-foot store in Soho. The bi-level store features clothes and accessories for men, women, and children as well as boots, home furnishings, bath products and a cafe with coffees, teas and light fare. Prices range from $19.95 for T-shirts to $700 for leather jackets.
THE GILDA AGE: For shoppers making their way down Fifth Avenue this season, a stop for lunch at Gilda's on 49th Street is a must.
Owned and run by six partners with years of restaurant experience between them, this new mid-town spot is filled with the fashionable from Saks Fifth Avenue across the street and nearby international boutiques.
Gilda's features Italian food and an unusual ambience. There are frescoes by Antonio Romano and Bijan Safavi, one of which is based on Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus." The cafe on the lower floor - decorated as a grotto - features piano music during cocktail hour and live jazz at night. A sweeping staircase heads upstairs, where painted cherubs and angels frolic among the clouds on the ceiling.
But it's Chef Roberto Ottini's food that really sends the diners soaring, with specialities such as risotto with shrimp and asparagus, pasta bowties with smoked salmon and grilled portobello mushrooms in wine sauce.
"'Dynasty' is all about gowns, the diamonds and the scandal, so it's a bit like the fashion industry. When we come to Cannes it's all about the red carpet dresses too, so it all fit really well," said designer @philippplein78 on the theme of his high-glamour resort 2019 show at his mansion in Cannes. #wwdfashion #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
@balmain has taken a stand at the #cannes Film Festival, dressing 16 actresses at a press call for the project “Noire N’est Pas Mon Metier,” or “Black Is Not My Profession.” The multimedia project includes a book, photo exhibit and documentary, which aims to expose discrimination in the French and American entertainment industries. “The moment I was asked to participate, I knew it was right for me, and for this brand, to form a part of this moment,” Balmain creative director @olivier_rousteing told WWD. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle