West Watch: Bewitching Bling … Black Is The New Green … OC’s Fashion Wave
BEWITCHING BLING: TV's beloved good witch, Samantha Stevens, hits the big screen this weekend in "Bewitched," with Nicole Kidman in the title role. And she sparkles throughout thanks to a heart-shape diamond pendant inspired by the...
BEWITCHING BLING: TV's beloved good witch, Samantha Stevens, hits the big screen this weekend in "Bewitched," with Nicole Kidman in the title role. And she sparkles throughout thanks to a heart-shape diamond pendant inspired by the piece Elizabeth Montgomery wore in the Seventies-era television series. Try as many major jewelry houses did to win the chance to design the pave and platinum heart, the job went to the mall staple Zales. "It just made sense that Samantha, this Everywoman, would shop Zales, not Cartier or Harry Winston," said Kathryn Vanderveen of entertainment marketing firm K2, who approached Sony Pictures on behalf of client Zales. Six of the $2,499 pendants were made for the film.BLACK IS THE NEW GREEN: Like red lipstick and oversize sunglasses, the iconic ideal of the little black dress as chic staple has been manifested in endless incarnations. So it was no surprise the styles up for grabs at last Wednesday's Little Black Dress fund-raiser benefiting Stop Cancer, a nonprofit committed to funding research and chaired by former Paramount Pictures chief Sherry Lansing, were a diverse bunch by 30 designers mostly from Los Angeles. There was a long, slinky Halston-inspired dress from Petro Zillia's Nony Tochterman as well as Rami Kashou's take on the dress as a cocktail frock. Others — or, at least, their dresses — also traveled the distance, including Colleen Quen from San Francisco, with one of her opera-worthy gowns, and, in lacy product only, London's Alice Temperley. The 700-plus cosmo-carrying partyers around the pool at Westwood's W Hotel raised $30,000 from the auction of these dresses, as well as a few raffled gift packages. The highest bid? Just $1,500 for a sexy number by new buzz designer Juan Carlos Obando. After the successful showing and another last year at Diane von Furstenberg's studio in New York's Meatpacking District, founder Emmy Cortes is taking the two-year-old LBD event to Manchester, England, Sept. 10.OC'S FASHION WAVE: Karla Stevens, costume supervisor for "The O.C.," is leaving the Fox TV show. Stevens will be costume supervisor for "Hot Properties," a new program airing in the fall on ABC and produced by Warner Bros. Television, which also produces "The O.C." Her role in fashioning the wardrobe of "The O.C." cast has helped make it a product placement haven, similar in popularity to ABC's "Desperate Housewives." The show's sartorial buzz has spurred Warner Bros. to launch a clothing line for the fall in partnership with Necessary Objects and available exclusively on Amazon.com as well as a contemporary knit line with 2 Love for sale at Intuition in West Los Angeles. Karine Joret, senior vice president of worldwide communications for Warner Bros., said the change won't affect the new clothing ventures or the signature style of the show. Stevens' replacement hasn't been named.
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)