You could be flashing some fang with your next indulgent accessory purchase. Judeo-Jamaican jeweler Anna Ruth Henriques has taken the trend for shark teeth — started by Givenchy’s recent reinvention of the selachimorpha incisor (not just for Waikiki junk shops anymore) — and jumped off the deep end. Available at Stone & Strand, her $22k pendant is rendered in 18-carat diamonds and white gold. Moreover, the tooth is a bona fide fossil estimated to be 50 million years old. Talk about an investment piece! Continue Reading
Here’s a “Gallery Girls” update that will knock your socks off. End of Century — the independent boutique-cum-art gallery owned and operated by Gallery Girls Caudia Martinez-Reardon, Chantal Chadwick, and “Gallery Girl”-affiliate Lara Hodulick — has shuttered.
Vogue editor and Met Ball overlord Anna Wintour may have lifted her fatwa against Kim Kardashian, but not the 40-foot-long interactive styrofoam nude statue of Vivienne Westwood that was to preside over the classy festivities kicking off the exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” on May 7.
It’s getting to the point where we’re asking ourselves, what can’t Beyoncé do? She’s recently shot Vogue covers, performed at the Super Bowl, lip-synced to the Obamas on Inauguration Day, slipped into a communist Caribbean island nation for vacay, put a billion dollars in the bank with husband Jay Carter, aka Jay-Z, and will soon co-chair the Met Ball. She’s the definitive modern mogul, fueled by wildfire fame. And, barring some sort of celebrity mishap, Miss Baddie Bey’s spotlight won’t be fading anytime soon.
Viktor & Rolf will appear on the couture schedule in Paris this July, marking their return to fashion’s highest tier after a 13-year absence. The Chambre Syndicale – France’s governing body that determines the final couture lineup each season – voted on April 19 to reinstate the Dutch duo to the calendar.
Beyoncé kicked off her “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour last night in Belgrade, Serbia, with a spotlight-stealing wardrobe that would make any style maven weak at the knees. In addition to get-ups by wünder-twins Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared, Queen B surprised the crowd in a number of custom Pucci outfits designed by Peter Dundas.
Whether you’re wading through a morass of disposable schmattes from a fast-fashion emporium or ogling an astronomically priced investment piece at Barneys, spring shopping, as we all know, can be variably exhilarating, exhausting, and deeply alienating. No one knows this better than New York Times’ fashion writer Cathy Horyn.
The honorary chair for the punk-themed 2013 Met Ball has been announced, and it’s not Vivienne Westwood. On May 6th, the seemingly omnipotent Beyoncé Knowles will join co-chairs Lauren Santo Domingo, Rooney Mara, and Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci in kicking off the much-anticipated “Punk: Chaos to Couture.”
While Rooney and Tisci tie in nicely with the gala’s punk theme, Beyoncé is a rather odd choice. The reigning queen of mainstream pop music and the oppositional nihilism of 1970s disaffected youth seem to occupy opposite poles of the cultural spectrum — but, “vive la différence!”
- Chloe Wyma
David Bowie’s more cerebral fans may be nodding with hand-to-chin approval as they appreciate the finer existential aspects of his retrospective, “David Bowie is,” at the V&A Museum in London. Now, his more materialistic fans also have something to ponder, an array of Bowie-related products at Selfridges‘ London Concept Store. The permission to hoard is right there in the title: “David Bowie is all yours.”
It turns out Marilyn Manson was only one of the 90s rock stars to model for Saint Laurent this season. Today, the “Saint Laurent Music Project” premiered on Dazed Digital. What is “Saint Laurent Music Project?” you ask. According to the website’s byzantine prose, it is “a portrait series drawing on the relationship between rock icons and the house since its earliest days, the killer move being the artists style themselves in its seasonal and permanent collections to create an image of their own expression.” In other words, a series of advertisements featuring Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon, and Ariel Pink in Saint Laurent’s vintage-inspired rocker threads.