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I covet

I want a Virginia Johnson scarf. Any Virginia Johnson scarf. The Toronto-based textile designer creates soft and whimsical looks that work every time. Her resort 2012 collection (complete with a purse covered in camels, whaaat) is now available online and will also be a part of her pop-up shop next month. Stay tuned for more details on the pop-up. In the meantime, here are some pretty scarves. Enjoy!!



Grabbed these images from the Virginia Johnson site.

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Hashtagging De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta is bringing a fun, new interactive social media strategy to his Spring 2012 show for New York Fashion Week by inviting everyone tweeting and covering the show to upload their images to Tumblr with the hashtag #ODLRLIVE. Here’s the page where the uploads will aggregate – this is what it looks like so far …

The collection is showing tomorrow, Tuesday, at 6 p.m. ET. Shortly thereafter, I hope to see this Tumblr page filled with high drama styles, loads of pink, satin and maybe even some tulle. It’s not fair or accurate to narrow De La Renta’s style and vision to something so specific, but I forever associate his brand with the SATC when The Russian buys Carrie the pink dress …

“Oscar’s good friend of mine. I will tell him you like dress.”

“Oscar-r? You call him Oscar?”

“It’s his name, isn’t it?”

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Bieber ripped off Marc Jacobs.

So I know I’m not the absolute first person to point this out, but I stopped mid-stride in Shoppers Drug Mart the other day when I saw the display for Justin Bieber’s new perfume, Someday. I stared in awe at the branding and design that is almost identical to (though considerably uglier and cheaper looking than) Marc Jacobs’ perfume Lola. But please, see for yourselves…

Image via Men Access.

Bieber’s perfume has been out a while for a couple months now, so excuse my Johnny-come-Lately ways, but I just couldn’t help myself.

It wouldn’t be so bad if there weren’t still posters and ads for Lola in every magazine and on every street corner. I feel sort of bad for Justin – what kind of team does he have doing his bidding and leading his marketing that they would allow him to look like such a hack? Not to mention that Someday launched only a few short months after Bieber got hounded for making one too many ig’nant comments about abortion and gay marriage in Rolling Stone. I hope he’s since had the good sense to dump a fool or two from his team of monkeys. And yes, I realize that same team of monkeys keeps his earning a gazillion dollars every year, but really Biebs, what ever happened to dignity?

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Marc Jacobs Stepping into the Dior Spotlight

How perfect! Marc Jacobs is in talks with LVMH to replace John Galliano at Christian Dior, reported WWD earlier today. He has star quality in spades – he’s bff’s with Naomi Campbell, don’t you know? Plus he had a cameo on The Hills #superlame – so it shouldn’t be too hard for him to fill Galliano’s very sizable shoes. Galliano’s loud personality helped him shoot to the top, but he would have done well to quiet down a little a few months ago when he unleashed a drunken, racist and very public rant that got him booted from his covetous position at Dior. It seems that human decency, he knows not, and if there’s one thing the fashion industry values, it’s strong moral fiber.

But fear not because the pizazz and theatricality of Dior is sure to carry into the post-Galliano era with Mr. Jacobs in the driver seat, and no doubt he’ll stamp it with his signature provocative, youthful, hip stylings.

Others on the shortlist for the job include Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière and Sarah Burton, who’s head of Alexander McQueen, though according to WWD she’s already turned down the job. I can’t say I blame her – who knows what kind of creative, mental rejigging she’s had to do trying to maintain continuity and zest after the tragic death of the brilliant McQueen. (Is anyone else kicking themselves for missing The Met’s McQueen tribute?) To go from that to picking up Dior where Galliano left off would be a full-on mindfuck.

Let Jacobs be Dior’s man. He won’t fail, he never does. Louis Vuitton likely won’t be happy to see him leave, but frankly, he’s a visionary and the racks and racks of suitcases and pointed shoes at LV are all a little too stuffy for him.

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