Ninety-year-old designing legend and quirky lady about town, Iris Apfel, cuts such a unique figure, she was offered the opportunity to design not one but two accessories collections last year, for HSN and Alexis Bittar, respectively. Now YOOX.com is getting in on the Apfel love; they’ve commissioned her to create another line of beautiful baubles, priced between $45 for low-end pieces and $2,800 for luxury rhinestone encrusted bracelets, necklaces and rings. But! That’s not all. Iris fanatics can also pick up a piece from her own personal collection — as in, items she’s collected and actually worn over the years — from the site, too. Click through to check out some of our favorite pieces from her personal collection. [Yoox]
The other day I got a message from my friend Ariel, who works at an alternative preschool in Tuscon. She wanted to nominate an Unexpected Style Inspiration: her students. “At our school, the model is basically let kids do whatever they want, and they come up with fantastic outfits. Just today a little kid told me, ‘Mermaids are in. Dinosaurs are not.’” She sent along the descriptions of a few outfits her students had sported recently and I got to work converting them into (mostly) wearable adult versions. The deets on the outfit above, and two others, after the jump! Keep reading »
Indie filmmaker Harmony Korine (“Kids”) created an “eccentric” ad for the Native American-inspired clothing done by the Proenza Schouler fashion label. And by eccentric we mean either racist, eerie, or downright bat-s**t crazy. Watch the video, entitled ‘Snowballs’, and take your pick. Keep reading »
“My first real job was designing coats and suits for a company that was run by a man whose name was Dan Milstein … I decided that while I was on the job, I could make some samples at night and on weekends and then I would leave my job. The people I was working for figured out what I was doing and they fired me before I quit. So I took a little room at the York Hotel that had rooms for manufacturers who made clothes in the South. My little room was right opposite the elevator and, sure enough, one day the general merchandise manager from Bonwit Teller walked in. I showed him the clothes and he said, ‘I will have a buyer down here tomorrow, then on Saturday you will come up to the store and show the clothes to president Mildred Custin.’ And he said, ‘You will then have been discovered.’ I promise you this is exactly what happened.”
– Designer Calvin Klein, speaking to Fern Mallis at the 92 Street Y this week, on the pivotal moment that changed his career. [WWD]
VMAN magazine enlisted photographer Irina Werning to shoot several high profile male models recreating photos they took when they were children. The shots run alongside the original childhood photos. The effect? Cute kids grow up to be really hot adults. Like this image of Brad Kroenig posed for soccer practice. [NYMag.com]
More shots after the jump!
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