>> Coco Rocha Is Engaged —Coco Rocha announced today on her personal blog that she and boyfriend James Conran are engaged: "Mr. Conran proposed last week and I most definitely accepted. I don't think I've been so happy as I am now. I can't wait to start the rest of my life with him. Love you with all my heart James." The two have been friends for over two years and dating since late this Summer after Conran did the interior design and painting of Coco's apartment. [Oh So Coco, Oh So Coco]
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>> European private equity firm Permira, which bought minority stakes in Valentino and Proenza Schouler in May and July 2007, respectively, is reportedly looking to sell its interest in the labels. Permira denied that it is putting out feelers, but WWD reports that sources say otherwise, and several investment funds have looked at both labels.
One "well-placed source" is cited as saying that the situation with Proenza Schouler is "all very agreeable . . . [Permira is] trying to find a way out and working on a possible deal together with [Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez] . . . I believe the problem is that the brand is absorbing too much cash: It’s still a small business that requires a lot of investment to grow.”
>> Natalia Vodianova Makes Appearance at Olympic Closing Ceremonies —The Winter Olympics in Vancouver came to an end yesterday, and during closing ceremonies, Natalia Vodianova — and her son Lucas — made a surprise appearance as the next venue for the Olympics — Sochi, Russia — was announced. Vodianova was named a face and ambassador of the Sochi Olympics in January. [@_BOF_, COACD, TFS]
Vogue launches "Vogue Stylist" an iPhone shopping application for its advertising pages.
Anja Rubik and boyfriend Sasha Knezevic are preparing for the March launch of 25 magazine. Karlie Kloss and Constance Jablonski will appear on the premier issue cover.
European private equity firm Permmira looks to cash in on Proenza Schouler stake after three years of owning 45 percent of the New York-based company.
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland influences fashion far beyond traditional merchandising, actually impacting trends.
"The shows this season were full of teen/tween bloggers. I feel like they are trying to nudge me out of my front-row seat. Luckily, I have a plan for next season. Since they are all about my height, I am going to impersonate one of them. I am going to wear a doily on my head (Tavi!) and tell everyone I am a teen blogger. If they ask why I am so wrinkled, I will tell them that I have progeria."—Simon Doonan to GQ.