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.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.