Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Dasha Zhukova: Hippest Designer, most artistic Editor and now rumoured gold digger?


Dasha aka Daria has a fashion line, an art gallery, now appointed editor of a fashion magazine, and is having a Russian oligarch's baby. Is this why people are calling her a gold digger?

Interview Magazine gassed her up and I love it! Unfortunately, there is going to be a lot of loving-her-or-hating-her going around when the first issue of Pop magazine with her as editor hits the stands in September. She is a fierce art and fashion luminaire..people ask if she is a role model for little Russian girls. Who cares! Some say she is a horrible money-hungry slattern who is using her rich boyfriend to finance her hobbies? Who cares!

Real Name: Daria Zhukova
Age: 28
Residence: London,lots of time in Moscow, L.A., and other capitals.

Source of Wealth: Roman Abramovich, her Russian billionaire boyfriend—and, if you're going to sell your womb for billions of dollars, there are uglier guys to sell it to. Just saying. Her Dad, Alexander, an oil magnate who was once held in Tunisia for arms dealing, is chipping in too.

Background: Parents divorced in the early '90s, Dasha's mother Elena, a microbiologist, moved her first to Houston and then to L.A. She studied biology and literature at University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent her senior year in Moscow and has been a habitué ever since.

Famous Ex: Russian tennis player Marat Safin.

Famous Friends:

Stella McCartney 
Jeff Koons 
Natalia Vodianova, model 
Derek Blasberg, writer (who did the Interview, um, interview) 


Projects:

Launched L.A.-based fashion line Kova & T in 2007 with friend Christina Tang. It became famous for it's latex leggings and hipster aesthetic (see left). 
Started the Center for Contemporary Culture (better known as The Garage), a modern art gallery built in a converted Moscow bus depot, last June. After a lavish opening where Amy Winehouse performed, it's first show was by Russian artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Next up was items borrowed from the François Pinault collection and followed by a collaboration between director David Lynch and shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Is a venue for the Moscow Art Biennial next month. 

Named editor-in-chief of British fashion magazine Pop in February, to replace founding editor Katie Grand, who left to open Condé Nast's Love. The first issue under her reign comes out until September. The fashion world hasn't been keen on her appointment considering her lack of editorial experience. Monday, the mag's cover by Damien Hirst leaked. 

She is due to give birth in November!

read more ...

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

It's Britney bitches..Pop Magazine Winter 2010

I love Takashi Murakami!!!! Who is he..you ask? Stay tuned to the next TTT blog - When thinking of photographer/celebrity pairs to shoot a magazine cover, the duo of Britney Spears and Takashi Murakami is not one of the more obvious choices. But Pop’s Winter 2010 cover (the future?) shows Britney looking Japanime perfect lensed by Mr. Murakami himself. 

Dasha Zhukova (we'll get to her later)was appointed as Editor in Charge of Pop Mag and it has taken an artsy tone, its Summer 2010 cover shot by Richard Prince. The strange coincidence is that both Prince and Murakami gained major fashion world fame because of their collaborations with Louis Vuitton. I guess if you're going to copy you might as well copy the genius - Marc Jacobs..

read more ...

Friday, 20 August 2010

Kate & Laura Mulleavy sells out.. to LVMH that is, which is really NOT selling out!?..




















If you're going to sell then LVMH is the buyer to mull over!!!! Hurrah for Rodarte - we love this line and the girls behind it.The speculation that megabrand corporate umbrella Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy is in end-stage negotiations with black magic sisters Laura and Kate of Rodarte is all over the NET. Their five-year-old, decisively beloved label has gone as far as their little brand can go without corporate backing. We think the deal is going through and it will certainly mark the high point of what has been a very busy, often tumultuous summer for these LA girls.

There were good reviews for their last Fashion Week showing and their retrospective exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Musesum. The sisters have also announced a forthcoming book and endured PR defeat when MAC canceled their contentious makeup line. Of note and much more exciting is the early peek at their first venture into cinematic costume design with the release of the Black Swan preview. 

Why would LVMH even consider Rodarte? Basically to add another editorially respected line to their brand of brands (Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy,etc.) The truth is Rodarte is yet to be exploited and their collaboration with Target was a huge success (we bought 1 piece of everything).Rodarte is a name that is never far from the lips of both editors and sophisticated consumers. They have a $2 million budget and have been operating at a loss for some time..unfortunately - this will equal financial freedom allowing them more space to grow and a support structure that will allow them enter new markets. 

We look forward to accessories, beauty products, increased publicity..all of that! This may very well be an indie designer dream come true.
read more ...

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Harry Potter's Emma Watson looks fabulous whilst being fired by Burberry





When we want to change something in our life how do we, girls, react? Right, we change something in our look.

Harry Potter's star Emma Watson, has recently cut her hair!!! Chopped off all her curly locks and getting a Twiggy-style pixie ‘do. 

In her Facebook message yesterday, Emma said cutting her hair was the “most liberating thing ever” and she felt ‘incredible’ about her new look.

Dear all. Cut my hair off a few days ago… Feels incredible. I love it,” Emma Watson wrote. “I’ve wanted to do this for years and years; it’s the most liberating thing ever. Hope you like. Big love from Emma x.”

She apparently cut her hair at Rodney Cutler’s salon in New York City where she’s presently enjoying her break after wrapping Harry Potter’s final movie Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows part II.

The Top Truth - the reason for changing the look in fact is that poor Emma has been fired as the face of Burberry and replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who’s replacing everybody these days. She replaced Megan Fox in the new Transformers.
read more ...

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Plait Party..**Summer Trend**



     Plaits are the go-to hairstyle for summer. Look to Jean Paul Gaultier for festival or holiday hair inspiration, small braids, twists and texture create the perfect laidback look, while Prada showed how plaits can be grown-up too. Classic and simple, hair was loosely swept off the face and plaited to create a chic style. For humid days (if we ever get any) Margaret Howell had the perfect solution - mussed up Heidi hair, just weave your hair into two plaits and pin them up (don't worry, you don't have to be too neat.) If you really want to create a beauty stir Yohji Yamamoto and Giles created weaves and fishtail plaits to make you go wow, just make sure you have your hairdresser on speed dial! Personally I'm not so good at braiding hair..
read more ...

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

TAYLOR MOMSEN ♥ MADONNA (who doesn't?)


Momsen is a Material Girl!!!! Gossip Girl,Taylor Momsen has been named the face of Madonna and her daughter, Lola’s new label. In celebration of the Material Girl collection, which will make its debut at Macy’s today, Momsen will perform live at Macy’s Herald Square in NYC. She's got a pretty decent voice, BTW! It’s a fitting partnership for two rocking chameleons and we can’t wait to watch Little J (GG) evolve. There is a new rockstar in town and it's Taylor!

read more ...