>> The model-musician relationship has a rich, storied history — some fleeting (Adriana Lima and Lenny Kravitz circa 2002; Jessica Stam and Anthony Kiedis circa 2006), and some holding strong for longer than a quick moment (Patti Hansen and Keith Richards, since 1983; Iman and David Bowie, since 1992). In honor of Kate Moss making hers official tomorrow, a look back at some of our favorites — and here's to hoping she never has to throw a divorce party.
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>> Aliona Doletskaya, who resigned from editing Vogue Russia last year (and was once rumored to be in the running for Anna Wintour's position), has a new gig. She has teamed with Vladislav Doronin (Naomi Campbell's billionaire boyfriend) and Bernard Runge, CEO of Phillips de Pury & Company, to launch Russian and German editions of Interview magazine.
Doletskaya will edit both of the magazines (Interview Russia hits newsstands at the end of the year, followed by Interview Germany in early 2012), and Jo-Ann Furniss, who resigned as editor of Arena Homme Plus earlier this year, will act as international fashion director.
In a press release, Doletskaya said she was excited to work on magazines for two different countries: “Moscow and Berlin are cultural capitals of the modern world. The progressive, open-minded communities in those cities are booming. They have the drive and desire to grow, to discover, to move forward. Interview has always been a creative platform for talented individuals unafraid to break taboos and freely express their artistic vision. Now is the time to do so on this side of the ocean.”
>> There's been a lot of back and forth about the designer of Kate Moss's wedding dress, but John Galliano has dominated the rumors. Now, a source close to Moss confirmed that she will wear a Galliano dress when marrying Jamie Hince tomorrow. Her maid of honour Trish Simonon (wife of Clash bassist Paul Simonon), meanwhile, will wear Erdem. [Vogue UK]
>> The tour de dress-up continues for Freja Beha Erichsen in a couple of newly-released Chanel Fall 2011 ads. The first leaked set of images showed Beha Erichsen in a Chanel eyemask or a lace veil and panties, but now the campaign goes more playful — Freja as cat, with Chanel's signature camellias as her ears — definitely the mark of campaign stylist Carine Roitfeld on the brand.
>> When it comes to putting together a knock-out collection, it's the little extras that make all the difference. Since it can be tough to spot all the details in a sea of well-styled lookbooks, we've rounded up the best sunnies, jewels, belts, hats, and gloves that graced the Resort 2012 runways. Gemstone-dotted bangles from Vionnet, candy-colored sunnies by Jason Wu, a bejeweled Peter Pan collar from Chanel . . . click through to see all these, and more.
>> Newcomer Anthony Vaccarello, the 31-year-old Paris-based Belgian designer who just presented his first show in March during Paris Fashion Week, has won the 2011 ANDAM prize.
Vaccarello, who beat out fellow nominees Jeremy Laing, Matthew Harding, and Yiqing Yin, takes home 200,000 euros ($288,540), plus 10,000 euros ($14,427) worth of Swarovski crystals to use on his Spring 2012 collection. "This award is a vote of confidence for me, and it means I can continue to show. Perhaps this will help me find a financial partner," the designer said., Commuun,
He was previously recruited by Karl Lagerfeld to Fendi, where he spent two years before starting his own label, and for his debut show in March, he worked with Alex de Betak (who typically produces shows for global brands like Dior) on a psychedelic light show; Emmanuelle Alt (who also happened to be part of this year's ANDAM jury panel) was front row.
>> Last night in London's Kensington Gardens, Burberry and Christopher Bailey co-hosted the Serpentine Gallery's annual fundraising bash, The Summer Party. Burberry was of course well-represented by brand faces past and present — Cara Delevingne, Lily Donaldson, Alexa Chung, and Jourdan Dunn.
Dunn, for her part, is going on two seasons as the face of the brand: "I love working for Burberry. It's like a family, Christopher is amazing — he's so easy to talk to." She added that she's been commuting between her family's home in London and a pad in New York, and that modeling hasn't changed her life that much: "I'm pretty normal, I still live at home and my mum and brothers wouldn't let me think I'm better than I am. I was at home yesterday and my mum was making me work in the garden with the others — she wouldn't take much notice if I was to say, 'Um, excuse me, do you not realise that yesterday I was shooting for Vogue?' My family keep me grounded, which I'm pleased about — fashion can be a pretty intimidating place."
Bailey, meanwhile, noted of the event: “We are proud to be continuing the Burberry history of supporting the arts. It is particularly exciting to be working with the Serpentine Gallery a space synonymous with creativity in a very iconic British location.”
>> Nicole Richie is adding handbags to her House of Harlow 1960 collection. Priced from $150 to $625, the new offering features clutches, hobos, and cross-body bags in a mix of materials like calfskin or vintage leather with detailing such as studs or fringe. "The collection is quite small in terms of the styles we are launching with. I wanted to make sure that each piece is special," Richie explained of the 14-piece selection. "Handbags have always been a part of the equation since we first launched the House of Harlow 1960 brand. We just needed to make sure all of the components were aligned before setting foot into that category." The pieces will be available starting mid-July at Bergdorf Goodman, Shopbop, Nordstrom, and Neiman Marcus. Some are also currently available for pre-order at Singer22.
>> In tune with the roaring panther prints of Givenchy's Fall 2011 collection, the accompanying ad campaign sees Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Kristen McMenamy, and house favorite Mariacarla Boscono each roaring for the lens of Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Get a look behind-the-scenes at the shoot, for which Riccardo Tisci imagined the four new Givenchy faces as “dark 1950s pinups,” captured individually atop a printed cushion in a corner. [Style File, WWD]
>> Nothing's better than an outdoor party . . . especially a super stylish one. BBQ on the deck? Picnic in the lawn? Drinks on the terrace? Whatever the plan, these 20 amazing al fresco finds are sure to pave the way for one very chic Summer soiree. Click through for dreamy drinkware, cozy outdoor seating, and even a pretty little grill — all under $100. Hostess with mostest, indeed.
Image via Singles Magazine Korea, May 2011