The Material Girl strikes again. Over the weekend, a collection of Madonna’s clothes brought in beaucoup bucks at Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll charity event in Beverly Hills. Big ticket items included her softball uniform from A League of Their Own ($31,250), a dress worn in her 1996 film Evita ($15,000), her “Material Girl” gown and stole ($73,125) and a jacket worn in the 1985 hit Desperately Seeking Susan ($252,000). Also on the auction block was a personal item of the 56-year-old singer’s — her wedding gown to Sean Penn from 1985. The winning bidder plunked down a cool $81,250.
Madonna wasn’t the only superstar hawking her wares. The two-day event also featured Kurt Cobain’s T-shirt ($20,000), John Lennon’s spectacles ($25,000), Elvis’ overcoat ($40,625) and James Brown’s red sequined cape ($43,750) among others. All in all, the entire auction raised a whopping $3.2 million.
It’s almost too easy for your bag to devolve into a black pit of chaos while you’re traveling. Between your passport, makeup, wallet and tech accessories, your carryall can become a very crowded and confusing place. Fortunately, Cara Delevingne is here to help, unveiling a new line of small leather goods with Mulberry. Delevingne previously joined forces with the label to release the Cara bag, a backpack-satchel hybrid that, according to brand director Anne-Marie Verdin, is “flying off the shelves.”
This round of goods is all about the details – the tiny things you carry that also need a little swaddling in luxurious goat leather. Delevingne’s latest for Mulberry includes wallets, iPhone and iPad sleeves and small pouches perfect for carrying all your mini effects. Most pieces from the range are rendered in either blue or khaki camo-printed leather (though there are a few quilted leather options), which Delevingne says references her school days when she used to hide from her teachers. But most important to the model was the collection’s functionality. “Makeup pouches, passport holders, phone covers; they are all so useful when you are rushing around and they keep your handbag orderly,” she told Vogue UK. “This is a beautiful range that complements the main collection and I have also personalised it. Look out for the lion rivets and the camo pieces; my favourite print.”
A few pieces form the collection are already available online, with prices ranging from $160 for an iPhone cover to $460 for a wallet. Check out some of the items from the collection below. (more…)
Members of our forums called it first! Ever since Gemma Ward’s comeback on Prada’s Spring 2015 catwalk during Milan Fashion Week, it was evident that we would once again see Gemma grace the cover of Vogue. We assumed the 27-year-old’s first appearance would be on Vogue Italia, but Gemma’s native Vogue Australia has claimed the doll-face beauty first, in perfect timing to coincide with the magazine’s 55th anniversary December issue.
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Although it seems as though most of our forum members aren’t terribly satisfied with the outcome. “I was beyond excited to open this thread but it doesn’t look good,” wrote Valentine27, not getting the thread off to a very positive start.
“I don’t like the masthead at all, there is too much blue and what is this background? Is she in a washing machine or in an alien ship?” questioned an unsatisfied Oxymore.
Miss Dalloway simply pointed out that the cover was “Incredibly underwhelming!” inside the thread.
Also feeling disappointed was justaguy, who commented, “Excited Gemma’s on the cover, but underwhelmed by the end result, too much manipulation of the photo. Almost doesn’t look like her.”
Forum member cottonmouth13 ignored the design and tried to make it work: “Perhaps I’ll just ignore the awful layout especially the masthead. The fact that it’s Gemma on the cover makes me satisfied already. Looking forward to seeing her editorial.”
But not everyone shared the same sentiments. “Beyond excited to see Gemma on the cover. She looks beautiful!” raved a more than happy Nepenthes.
Bertrando3 was certainly a fan as he proclaimed, “She looks PERFECT. Come on, gosh I can not believe what I read here. Some people are crazy! THIS is what a major high fashion magazine should always look like.”
Has Vogue Australia unfortunately let us down this month? Not the comeback cover we expected? Preview the cover story and have your say inside the thread here.
It’s a bear! It’s a toy! It’s a unisex fragrance by the inimitable Jeremy Scott for Moschino, cheekily named Toy. The fashion brand and licensing partner Euroitalia will be launching the eau de toilette by the creative director on November 13 at Harrods in London. The packaging features a teddy bear with a T-shirt that reads, “This is not a Moschino Toy.” Clever, no? Nestled inside the stuffed animal is the bottle, which is said to evoke the playfulness that Scott is known for.
The campaign for the new scent was shot by Steven Meisel and stars Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana holding up a headless stuffed bear.
What do you get when you put Kate Moss, 40 models and Tim Walker together? One fun photo shoot. To fulfill her duties as Vogue U.K.’s contributing editor, Kate tapped 40 faces, including Cara Delevingne, Suki Waterhouse and Beth Ditto to pose together on a lawn for the magazine. The end result includes plenty of handstands, piggyback rides, a little dancing and a guy getting wrapped up with masking tape.
Walker recorded all the shenanigans of the day and put them together in a fun short film. Watch all the action above.
Since the label announced the departure of its creative director on Friday, the fashion world has been wondering what the next move will be for the house of Schiaparelli. Marco Zanini served at the helm of the label for a mere two seasons and was ousted after several rumors that the designer was displeased with what was going on at the house. Schiaparelli’s people released a statement on Friday assuring the public that it would soon announce a successor, and it looks like the fashion house had better get a move on as it plans to show a couture collection for the Spring 2015 season.
How that collection will be shown is a different story. According to WWD, the label still has not decided how it will present the collection, which seems to be the least of its problems, considering it still has to find a designer to lead the house. Sources say that Zanini and Schiaparelli owner Diego Della Valle, whose “forte is accessories, shoes and bags,” had a strained working relationship. The source notes Della Valle’s shrewd business outlook as a possible obstacle for any designer looking to join the label. “I don’t know how much he really believes in rtw and I don’t really see him backing a couture project, independently of whoever designs the collections.”
Internal difficulties aside, Zanini’s departure definitely does not look good for Schiaparelli. After disappearing for 60 years, the fact that the house’s revival has already been so rocky could make customers and investors uncertain about Schiaparelli’s future. Were things so terrible that they couldn’t be resolved? Zanini was only there for two seasons. Though we don’t have information on what went down behind-the-scenes, it does seem very odd that the pair couldn’t come to an agreement on anything. But perhaps Zanini’s departure is ultimately what was best for the brand. If the house couldn’t get it together now, who knows what other drama may have arisen if he’d stayed on.