>> Piazza Sempione usually falls on the conservative side, but its Spring 2011 collection sings an entirely different tune. The Italian brand showed off a mix of modern looks which included Swiss-dot print dresses, plaid suits, mustard yellow maxis, and cropped tailored trousers. The top twelve looks — we can't stop admiring this artsy print maxi dress — in the slideshow.
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The city may not wild in the classical sense, but it certainly has its own craziness factor. Try out this Madewell tweed jacket, Markus Lupfer tee, and Maje skirt as comfy options for a day of trekking through the concrete jungle, and finish off your city getup with a pair of fuzzy Opening Ceremony clog boots, Chan Luu's wrap bracelet, and a suede messenger from Marni.
Left to right: Madewell Windy Day Tweed Jacket ($188), Markus Lupfer Smacker T-shirt ($130), Maje Ancenis Wool Mini Skirt ($220), Opening Ceremony Lace Up Boot Clog ($555), Chan Luu Bracelet ($170), Nicole Miller Tights ($20), Brooks Brothers Rabbit Felt Fedora ($168), Marni Studded Cross-Body Bag ($640)
>> Mulberry devised a Spring 2011 pre-collection to satiate its fans and we're loving the results. The line, which will be available in stores starting November, highlights classic cuts like the Alexa bag and Edie Satchel in new colors and textures. A look at our favorite handbags — including one that comes complete with an awesome guitar strap — from the collection in the slideshow.
>> Kate Moss seems to have gotten more web-savvy recently: in the last week, it was announced that she'll be judging a contest for Polyvore, and on Wednesday, she started a two-week stint of posting things she loves to Another's website — picks so far have included the novel Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, the 1987 film Withnail and I, and her fragrance, Muse.
But this newfound interest in the Web doesn't mean Moss is giving up her bread and butter: print. Moss, who attended the most recent Christian Dior show, is rumored to be the face of an upcoming Parfums Christian Dior lipstick campaign.
>> Nicolas Ghesquiere was in New York last night — he was given the Superstar award at Fashion Group International's Night of Stars gala — and while he was pleased to be one of the youngest ever to receive the honor, he joked, “I might be the youngest, but I'm coming from the oldest house. And I don’t feel like a superstar at all. It’s like a fantasy book title!” Ghesquiere also shared: “I just took a Western road trip. I went to San Francisco, Utah, and Arizona just taking pictures and discovering the beauty of all the landscapes. I was in awe of Utah.” Next season's inspiration, perhaps? [DFR]
>> Taylor Tomasi Hill is heavily watched during Fashion Month, to say the least, and though she brought her A game as usual, we noticed that she added a succession of t-shirts to her usual designer duds this time around — an idea we love. Take a look at the slideshow to see which tees Tomasi Hill worked and what she paired them with — along with twelve of our own favorite tees for you to try.
>> Lindsay Wixson is undoubtedly a designer favorite — Donatella Versace chose Wixson to mirror a younger version of herself, blonde hair, heavy eyeliner, and all in the ad for an upcoming Versace fragrance — and she just shot for Mulberry in Northern England with Tim Walker and Edward Enninful. But she's still only 16, which means she's excited about things like her sixteenth birthday present — Chrysler Sebring convertible — and next year's prom: “Jason Wu’s making my dress!” [Vogue]
>> Wednesday evening, Vera Wang moved almost all of the furniture out of her vast Park Avenue apartment to toast this year's 26 new CFDA inductees. “It may not be as big as Donna Karan’s loft, but I can fit you all in,” Wang said of her duplex, which she estimated was hosting 300 guests. Tommy Hilfiger and wife Dee Ocleppo were impressed, however — The Cut caught them exclaiming: “It's amazing. The kitchen is sick. Our kitchen is like, a tenth of that size. That's like a restaurant kitchen.”
The new members include: Waris Ahluwalia — who said of the honor, “I feel like I almost should put this on my passport as my fashion visa. It's nice to make this baby official!", Steven Alan, Lisa Axelson of Ann Taylor, Lubov Azria, Shane Baum of Baumvision, Vicki Beamon and Karen Erickson of Erickson Beamon, George Esquivel, Robert Geller, Gary Graham, Ulrich Grimm of Calvin Klein, Sang A Im-Propp, Anthony Keegan of Commonwealth Utilities, Adam Kimmel, Nikki Kule of Kule, Kimberly McDonald, Rebecca Minkoff, Bibhu Mohapatra, Juan Carlos Obando, Monique Péan, Monica Rich Kosann, Pamella Roland, Robert Rodriguez, L'Wren Scott, Shelly Steffee, and Sophie Theallet, who just moved into a new office space.
>> Andrew Rosen, who has invested in Rag & Bone and Alice & Olivia and hired Olivier Theyskens at Theory, was rumored to be circulating an investment in Proenza Schouler back in March. Not much has been heard about it since, but last night at Fashion Group International’s annual Night of Stars awards gala, Eric Wilson reports: "There was a little intrigue in the audience. Among the guests at the Proenza Schouler table, where [Jack] McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez sat with Anna Wintour between them, was Andrew Rosen, the Theory executive, who has reportedly expressed interest in taking a stake in the company." [On the Runway]
>> Lara Stone's husband David Walliams, gave The Sun some insight on their married life — a little over five months now, and it sounds like it's going strong: "It's a lovely thing to fall in love, to come back and feel like you've got a home. I would be at work filming and my wife would be saying, 'What time are you home because I want to know what time to put the shepherd's pie on?' I never thought I'd have that. An international supermodel who can make a great shepherd's pie."
He continued: "If you are with someone you adore, you're happy to just spend time together. You don't have to be doing something really exciting all the time. We love watching The X Factor. If she's away I have to wait until she's back before I can watch it, which is a shame because I already know who has been kicked out. But we love it." Lara also recently admitted to being an America's Next Top Model fan, and, Walliams says, she likes soccer: "Lara went out to the World Cup because Holland was in the final and she dressed in an orange wig. She is a big football fan. I took her to Chelsea v Arsenal a few weeks ago. So I'm sort of getting into football through my wife."
As for adding to their family — Lara said she'd like "little gay boys" — Walliams says: "We've talked about having kids but there are a few things we want to do first — travel and careers. Obviously if you're an international supermodel it's harder. You can't do a sexy Calvin Klein jeans advert if you're six months pregnant. But I would love kids."