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CULTURE, FASHION / March 31 2011 9:40 AM

FASHION SCRAMBLE: More Internal Strife at Marc + Brad’s Back on Bravo + Liam Gallagher’s Thoughts on Rocawear

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- Looks like Marc Jacobsrogue Tweeter has someone else to join him in the disgruntled former employee car pool lane. A former executive, Patrice Lataillade, is suing MJ president Robert Duffy and parent company, LVMH, for violation of city and state laws as well as sexual discrimination and retaliation. According to Lataillade, Duffy produced and disseminated “a book that included photos of MJI staff in sexual positions or nude” and used “a nude photograph for a billboard advertisement.”  Was this the nude billboard photo in question? [WWD]

FASHION SCRAMBLE: More Internal Strife at Marc + Brads Back on Bravo + Liam Gallaghers Thoughts on Rocawear

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GIRLS, Mens, RANDOM COOL SHIT / August 4 2009 5:36 PM

25 UNDER 25: Stylish People To Know

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We’ve composed a list of the twenty five most stylish people we know under twenty five (well, a couple are “25″). Influences, creatives, or just plain crazy people, here’s Fashion Indie’s take on who to know, and who we wish we were as stylish as:

Celebrities-

25 UNDER 25: Stylish People To KnowRihanna- Ri’s been really stepping it up lately. She’s got a wide range of looks, and is starting to find a world of her own when it comes to her style.

Picture 1Lady Gaga- Everyone knows she’s crazy. Lady Gaga is definitely changing the views of fashion right now

Picture 2Taylor Momsen- Are you surprised? You know we love her.

Picture 3Emma Watson- The young HP actress is growing up! And looking hot at every event, if we do say so ourselves.

Picture 4The Olsen Twins- They’ve been in the fashion eye for awhile now, and now that they’ve got some of their own lines, they always look awesome.

Picture 5Zoe Kravitz- Lenny’s daughter! This teen has been making a lot of appearances lately, and looks good!

Models-

25 UNDER 25: Stylish People To KnowChanel Iman- Our favorite model to follow on Twitter. Chanel is so adorable, and has really awesome style

25 UNDER 25: Stylish People To KnowTallulah Morton- She’s all over the Cobra Snake (in a Cory Kennedy way), and always looking fly.

Picture 8Cole Mohr- This is for you Kirby.  Cole brought boyish and grunge to the fashion forefront, for models anyway. Plus he’s incredibly handsome, which definitely isn’t a bad thing.

Picture 12Ethan James- Ethan is being seen more and more on the fashion scene (Milan fashion week, H & M, tons of editorial spreads), and has a similar look to Cole. I actually went to high school with this Ford model, and he’s been the most stylish guy I know since he was 15.

Picture 9Jethro Cave- Pioneered the half-shaved head. LOVE those hanger tattoos.

Fashion Personalities and Party People-

Picture 13Alexa Chung- Whether she’s dressed to kill or wearing denim cutoffs, Alexa Chung is always on top of her game.

Picture 20Chloe Sevigny- Great designer, great style icon. I’m in love with her buckle booties, which she is seen wearing a lot, paired with skinny pants or cute dresses. Definitely a hipster style icon.  We know she isn’t exactly under 25, but she’s been around for so long as a stylish designer to know, and like our moms, is one of those women that turn 25 every year for the rest of their lives.

Picture 14Peaches Geldof- This social always looks gorgeous (as do all the Geldofs), for events or on the street with her fake fiance.

25 UNDER 25: Stylish People To KnowAaron Kolfage- Fashion Indie’s favorite party host and dear friend, Aaron always looks fierce on Friday nights at Ruff Club. He dresses with such creativity, I haven’t seen anything like it anywhere else. This weekend, Aaron was wearing a giant tulle bowtie with a brooch in the middle, and I was mad jealous. Aaron gives us Midwesterners hope for being incredibly stylish, he’s from Michigan!

Fashion Bloggers-

Picture 21Pelayo of Kate Loves Me – This guy, and his girlfriend, both have killer style. He wears some of the craziest things I’ve ever seen (including Louis Vuitton mesh tights!), and has perfectly coiffed hair at all times.

Picture 22Lovisa The Intern- Lovisa Drever is all over Lookbook.nu, but I know her from Waffles + Falafels (who even briefly carried a shirt with her photo on it). She’s got a killer sense of style and can pull anything off, plus adds to the crazy personalities of W + F, who are some of my favorite people.

Picture 24Six Six Sick Girls- These hosts and bloggers DIY matching outfits for their events, which include everything from red wigs to elbow gloves. They not only have a crazy (and matching) sense of DIY style, they also post some (literally) sick stuff on their blog.

Picture 25Kirby Marzec- Fashion Indie’s own managing editor, Kirby not only knows everything about every designer, and what’s going to be hot next season, but she also isn’t afraid to pull it off. Whether it’s drop (to the knee) crotch pants, DIY ripped tees, or metal vests, you can be assured that Kirby will wear it, and she’ll wear it damn well.

Picture 26Jazzi McG- We had a half hour long talk the other day about how much we love Jazzi’s blog, and her style.  A queen of DIYing and always dressed perfectly for the occasion, she’s definitely one to watch.

Picture 15Tavi of Style Rookie-  Tavi is no rookie, maybe in the way that ‘Rookie of the Year’ becomes a professional baseball player, Tavi dresses better than some veterans of fashion.

Picture 16Camille of Childhood Flames- Another not-even-legal fashion blogger showing that you don’t have to have a career to be fashionable, this sixteen year old is a pro at mixing designer goods with things we can afford, and is also taking advantage of the DIY world.

25 UNDER 25: Stylish People To KnowLucas Logan- This 18-year-old from LA is all over the internet, model/blogger (Stylish Kids In Riot)/designer, Lucas is California’s newest ‘It’ Kid, braces and all.

Musicians-

Picture 19Uffie- I mean look at her, in.sane.

Picture 27The Veronicas- I’ve followed The Veronicas since I was in high school, and their style has definitely evolved into rocker chic. They always look good separately, and even better together, on stage or off, and aren’t afraid to take risks.

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GIRLS, RANDOM COOL SHIT / August 4 2009 2:54 PM

NEWSLETTER: Rachel Zoe’s Website Launches…Kindof

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Picture 9I’m a fan of Rachel Zoe. I was a fan of her show, and think her wardrobe is fabulous.  So when I heard that she was launching a website with her favorite pics and style advice, I was a bit excited. When I went over to Rachelzoe.com, 

I found myself just as disappointed as Style Frizz to find only one section of the site complete, the accessories portion.  And when I say complete, I mean one article.  This only left me with one question.  Why on earth would you launch a website with only one article on it, with a bunch of sections that are completely empty?  It’s like launching a site that isn’t ready to be launched…what’s the point?

Maybe it will grow on me once there is actually content.

SOURCE: Stylefrizz

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GIRLS / May 20 2009 9:50 AM

THE INNER-VIEWS OF FASHION: Rachel Zoe

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THE INNER VIEWS OF FASHION: Rachel Zoe

TV Scoop sat down with celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe to talk about her job, influences, and reality show “The Rachel Zoe Project” which is soon to be airing on ‘Really,’ a UKTV network.


TV Scoop: When did you first realize you wanted to get into the fashion industry?

Rachel Zoe: I think I had I known what actually existed in the fashion world before I actually graduated from college, I probably would have done it very differently… and gone to fashion school, maybe gone to St Martins. So I didn’t really map it out. But I think when I figured out what was out there I became obsessed by it. It was all I ever wanted to do and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. It has been like that ever since.

TVS: Now, you’re well known for your vintage look, right? When did that first emerge as the style for you?

RZ: For as long as I can remember! As soon as I was old enough to shop I fell in love with vintage. When I was younger, as a teenager, I used to ask myself how I could get this glamour for, like, not thousands and thousands of dollars. Ultimately, that answer kept coming back up as vintage. How could I get those vintage fur coats, that peasant dress or kaftan or whatever… that’s when I fell in love with vintage. I think, for me, it became the way that I could get that unique piece that no one else could have.

TVS: Who were your first style icons when you first started out?
RZ: I think it has always been the icons from the 60s and 70s. You know… Twiggy, Edie Sedgwick, Penelope Tree. And then you go into the Marianne Faithfuls, and Ali McGraws and Bianca Jaggers. They were all so glamorous in such an effortless way. With all the tassled hair and sequins and Yves Saint Laurent. I just became obsessed.

TVS: OK, so onto the show. With everything you experienced in the past – all the cameras, the showbiz events etc – was the idea of doing a fly-on-the-wall documentary series a daunting prospect?
RZ: It was something I said would never do in my whole life. And then you have your parents in your ear and saying never say never. I also said I’d never write a book and I’ve done that… so it was the last thing I thought I’d ever do but it turned out to be the best thing I ever did. Life lesson learned there. It’s hard though, I’m not going to lie. It wasn’t done as effort to become a celebrity, it was done in an effort to educate people about what we do in the fashion industry and how we go about it. What the designers do and what the process of styling is. We go into it. I was getting kind of tired about the misconceptions that stylists live this glamorous life, just go to shows and parties and put dresses on people. That’s not what it is.

TVS: So what would you say to those people who say that your job – and the fashion industry as a whole – is money for old rope and a doss? It’s not a real job, surely…
RZ: I think that was one of the biggest outcomes of the show – from across the board, from people I meet on the street who are construction workers to people who my dad does business with, tell me that they’re obsessed with the show and that they had absolutely no idea what the process was and all of the management. They’re surprised it’s a proper business and run as one. I think it’s one of those things… we work so hard. It’s not just dressing people for the red carpet. I collaborate with various designers, contribute to magazines and websites, I’m very often pulling clothes for people in their real lives as well as for them in their public life. So it’s a lot and it’s a constant fight and a constant marathon.

TVS: Which is why you need a rock solid team around you. I was actually pretty impressed by the team you have assembled, especially Taylor, your assistant. I wouldn’t like to muck about with her… she’s hardcore!
RZ: She is so hardcore. That’s why she has been with me for three years.

TVS: And that’s why you need her, right? How does your team, including your husband and Taylor and all of your closest associates, react to having a camera pointed at them 24-7?
RZ: Well… I think that Taylor’s bottom-of-the-list priority is to be famous. She has zero interest in it. For her it’s about getting the job done in the most efficient way possible. If you compare it to a proper company, one would say that she’s the COO (Chief Operating Officer). She keeps things moving. I couldn’t do it without her. I couldn’t develop my brand if she wasn’t on the inside making sure everything is running properly.

TVS: Sure, and that’s another thing I noticed in the show… you want to build on your success as a stylist and branch out into a Rachel Zoe brand of accessories. We see you in the show very daunted… why? There were moments where you openly admitted that you were very afraid…
RZ: You mean in the sense of developing my own brand? I still am scared! It’s hard. Every. Single. Day. I find it a constant struggle to balance building the brand to where I want it to be and maintaining my clients to keep styling. I still love styling. It’s never ending. It just means a lack of sleep and lots of insecurity, and just trying to keep everything at the level it needs to be at. I’m shattered a lot of the time, an my husband… well, he’s amazing.

TVS: How are Taylor and Brad (Rachel’s new assistant) at the moment? They really do not like each other…
RZ: I can’t tell you. I’d have to kill you.

TVS: Not kill me as in.. ‘You totally killed it!’ That’s one of your catchphrases isn’t it?
RZ: Oh my God!

TVS: There you go there’s another one… so there’s ‘she totally killed it’… ‘I die’…
RZ: Oh my God, when I listen to myself… it’s really quite amazing when you have to watch yourself on TV. I’m like, do I really speak like that?! And then be haunted by these things forever. My clients very often laugh at me when they hear these things come out of my mouth in fits of excitement. And they’ll just be like “did you really say that?” and then it’s there forever.

TVS: That’s another thing that comes across from the show. Whatever anybody thinks of you or thinks of the fashion industry, your passion for fashion is really intense.
RZ: Even the producers on the show are just so shocked… however big a meltdown I’m having or if I’m having the toughest day ever, as soon as we get some beautiful clothes in the studio or if I go into a vintage shop I completely transform into a seven-year-old girl in a candy store. Ohmygodohmygodohmygod. I just get so excited. The minute I stop doing that (and I don’t think I ever will) I’ll know it’s time to move on.

TVS: So, post-show, how’s life for you?

RZ: Life is good! My only complaint is that I’m tired. So tired. Apart from that I’m very, very lucky and fortunate. Listen, nothing in life comes for free so I just want to keep working and getting better. Just to do more and hitting different areas of the business. Once I tackle one thing, I’m like, what’s next?

TVS: I’d be a fool if I didn’t ask you about British fashion while I had this time with you. So, erm, what do you think of British fashion?
RZ: Are you kidding me? The style in the UK is a huge, huge inspiration for me. I love… even walking along the streets of London, I’m like, aaaurgh [makes sighing noise]. You just get that great aristocratic style that I love so much. Like that classic English… Savile Row and all that. And… I love the whole Portobello/Notting Hill vibe too. I love it. I think London street style is one of the best in the world. And because I’m so influenced by the 60s and 70s, a huge part of that comes from the UK. My God, forget about it. My favourite English designers, there are quite a few… Stella McCartney, I love Jonathan Saunders, I love Temperley, Matthew Williamson of course… Christopher Kane. There are so many!

TVS: What’s next for your fashion wise? What’s the hot new Rachel Zoe look?
RZ: Fashion is moving into the 80s. Me? I’m staying in the 60s! I’ll do a few splashes of 80s vintage Saint Laurent with the shoulder pads and things like that. But, you know, Marc Jacobs is a huge influence. Luis Vuitton? I can’t even breathe. Chanel, just makes me cry.

TVS: Me too. What about at home… after all the parties and designer clobber, what do you wear? Are you a jogging bottoms girl?

RZ: I’m not. When I’m, like, not in ‘my look’ I’m in a bathrobe if truth be told. My casual uniform is some sort of wide-leg jean and some great Chanel or Saint Laurent jacket.

SOURCE: Livejournal

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