Marc Jacobs says farewell to Louis Vuitton!
After 16 years of a fashion tour de force, Jacobs is focusing on his own brand even more. My favorite collaborations Jacobs brought to Vuitton were the artists. The Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, and Richard Prince were my favorite and Im holding onto those bags for dear life. I met Pharell Williams at this show in Pairs, anmd Ive personally purchased a collection of luggage due to his influence at Vuitton. I will miss Jacobs evocative inspiration, but Im excited to see where he takes his own brand for I have always been a huge fan of Marc Jacobs, too. The President of Louis Vuitton taught me that if the 40 year old mother and the 16 year old daughter are wanting the same accessories, you have a brand. Jacobs created that for Vuitton. Heres to your next chapter.
Happy Saturday. This week has come to a close after a lot of events. Sea is starting to baby sit, Teddy started in a new play and learned a new song on the piano. I attended a Borrowers first event where they are focusing on the borrower and helping them through financial difficulties. Do you know how many people have serious financial issues? Its not because they made the wrong choices, it could be attributed to Katrina, housing issue, or even the fact that they put there business on a credit card. Yikees. Joie Rucker and Caroline Calvin of Calvin Rucker was in town at the Coterie and killing it with her cool new line.Emmy Rossum is the new face off Origins and the super talented and brilliant Jane Lauder is at the helm. Lauren Bush Lauren and Women’s Health are hosting a FEED10 run10 charity run, and I took my bestir Matthew Zink to the set of RHONY. Adam McCollum the watch king, clues you into the best watches and Us Weekly beauty expert, Gwen Flamberg takes you the throughout the coolest beauty tips this Fall. and Yann Vasnier the nose of Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs has tells us who are his favorite muses.
The one thing I’m reminded of throughout the holiday season is to stand up for those who are less fortunate.
Since the age of 15, I’ve volunteered at the Salvation Army, and today, I’m lucky enough to work with organizations like the Food Bank for New York City, Generosity Water and MSG’s Garden of Dreams Foundation.
Which is why, this holiday season, I find myself dressing in an understated yet chic way. I do this to show thanks to all of the local heroes who go beyond their comfort zone to do something special for those less fortunate. Like Angelina Jolie, I’ve recently opted for suits because they embody sophistication. I’m loving dark blue and white versions by Rogan, chic Chloe tops and ’50s-inspired Marc Jacobs sweaters.
For this year’s Holiday Rock & Roll Bash, hosted by James Dolan of Cablevision (amNewYork’s parent company), not only was $1.7 million raised for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, but the party drew an amazing crowd with Jim at the helm of his band, JD & the Straight Shot. This week, I also took a group of children from the Garden of Dreams Foundation to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and it was a delight to watch them enjoy the show.
And for those who love fashion and philanthropy (my favorite combo), I recently put a pair of worn-once Jimmy Choos up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the profits being donated to Generosity Water to provide clean water wells in Ghana.
What an honor to host CFDA for EXTRA!. I wore a vintage Azzedine Alaia with Azzedine Alaia flats and got to interview Francisco Costa, Kerry Washington, a very pregnant Jessica Alba, Zac Posen, Michael Kors, Miranda Kerr ( who loves to climb trees)and even saw Lady Gaga, Marc Jacobs, and Kanye West (who wore the coolest crystal encrusted shoes.)
Love ya EXTRA & CFDA!
“I wanna be Keith Richards,” Anna Sui once told me in an interview. From that moment on, I became obsessed with her. Yes, she a killer researcher, Yes, she knows a load about fashion, and yes, her shoes, fragrance, and makeup line are smokin’ hot. And, yes she has hung out with Marc Jacobs since they were in their twenties, and yes, her closet in her apartment is dreamy. She is all of those things, and her Spring 2011 line was sexy, and 70s smokin hot. Honestly, I hate going to her shows, for all I want to wear now are those dresses. I’m still tan, why do I have to wait for layers of chiffon and cowboy boots paired with pale prints. Someone in “fashion hell” is trying to torture me. A lineup of the clothes before the models put them on, and adorable asian girls with mini buns on their heads backstage. I love you Anna, your voice in fashion is so loud and clear. We all love you from Andrew Bolton, curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Baby Jane Holzer, Kelly Osborne, and me.
Thats a whole lotta love!