2014 April 7

Di Mondo Steals The Show At The Save Venice Ball

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Who was that masked man? The always entertaining and deeeeep Di Mondo stole the show again at the Save Venice ball at the Pierre Hotel on Friday night in a mask of epic detail.  "It took me 120 hours to make it, and it involved over 5,000 Swarovski crystals and seven bottles of the strongest glue ever," he told us. "There’s even a camera on my forehead that’s documenting everything. I just thought last minute that we had to install a video camera, because I really can’t see." What's the story behind Di Mondo's look? "The name of this mask is 'From This World', because it’s a translation of my name in Italian and the inspiration behind it is: the journey of our lives and how we’re to achieve the fulfillment of our destiny. It represents that underneath all the layers of our lives that we hold dreams, which are given to us even before we’re born. When we finally connect to our inner self, not only do we understand who we are, but also the purpose of our lives. In addition to all of that, we encounter a clear crystallization of the power of creativity that lives within us. When that occurs, the world will open itself to us as a flower does when the rays of light arise to all possibilities of our existence. There’s a core light of energy that is the spirit that takes us through life." Got that? 

 


2014 April 7

The DvF Awards Celebrates Its Fifth Year

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Powerful women were in full effect at the United Nations on Friday night when Diane von Furstenberg and friends celebrated the 5th annual DvF awards. The evening honored Gloria Steinem with the Lifetime Leadership award, Alicia Keys with the Inspiration award, Veronika Scott with the People's Voice award, and Kah WallaLiron Peleg-Hadomi and Noha Khatieb with awards for women in the Vital Voices network. Honorees walked away with $50,000 in support of their affiliated organizations, from the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation. The night included a live performance by Estelle and awards presented by Sarah Jessica Parker and Chanel Iman. The crowd taking in the night of inspiration included Barry Diller, Steven Kolb, Leigh Lezark, Fiona Byrne, Wendi Murdoch, Fran Lebowitz, and Leigh Lezark.  


2014 April 7

Parsons Honors Their Rich History At Milk Studios

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To coincide with the launch of the new Assouline book, School of Fashion: 30 Parsons Designers by Simon Collins, Milk is hosting an exhibition of portraits and illustrations, which will open on Thursday. Alexander Wang, Donna Karan, Jason Wu, and Reed Krakoff are a few of the major alum included in the exhibition, which was curated by Collins (the school's dean) and running through April 19th. The book, which includes interviews and archival sketches from 30 of their most prolific grads, can be pre-ordered on Amazon now



2014 April 7

Miley Cyrus Covers ELLE's May Issue

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Miley Cyrus, who just finished a sold-out performance on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brookyn, covers the May issue of ELLEl and kept her tongue in her mouth for the shoot. The "Wrecking Ball" singer stays loyal to Marc Jacobs, wearing a little something from his Fall 2014 line, worth a cool $13K and change. She's currently the face of his Spring 2014 collection. Inside their 'Women In Music' issue the coverline reveals Miley's got a plan to have more fun, which we can mean all kinds of things in her world. Well done on this one, team ELLE! Another Hearst title wanted a piece of Miley as well: Seventeen has the pop tartlet on their May cover, but had to use pick-up photos and do a write-around story, since the star declined the teen mag's cover treatment and didn't participate with the mag. Girl can sell big on the newsstand, clearly. Interesting, non?


2014 April 7

Prince George Gets His G'Day On

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Prince George is racking up the airline miles, thanks to a trip a trip to Australia and New Zealand with mom and dad, known in most circles as Kate and Will. The Royal family is on a three-week royal tour of 12 cities in the two countries, starting with a visit to Wellington, New Zealand. That's a lot of royal nappies to pack. 


2014 April 7

What The Editorialist Co-Founders' Families Thought Of That Nina Agdal Cover

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The Editorialist's revealing cover with Nina Agdal for the debut of their first print magazine to accompany their e-commerce site caused quite a stir when it debuted in February. Agdal appeared in black and white on the cover with what is now one infamous boob. The busty blonde was giving Kate Upton a run for her money in a dress that zipped diagonally from shoulder to hip...worn, obviously, unzipped. We caught up with The Editorialist's co-founders, Kate Davidson Hudson and Stefania Allen, at a recent dinner for their collaboration with the CFDA called Editorialist x CFDA Spotlight Accessories, where Agdal was in attendance, and the duo filled us in on the reactions to the cover. 

"I was like, 'Mom, what do you think? I’m not going to send it to grandmother,'” said Hudson. Turns out, Hudson's mom wasn't too offended by the shot. “She said to me, 'I love it. She has quite an interesting body…it’s beautiful so why not show it off?'” But the cover was quite a hit on Hudson's husband's investment floor. “My husband works in banking and The Editorialist isn’t really in their vernacular, but he said one day on at work everyone was like, ‘Hey, check out The Editorialist! I’m not sure what it is, but the cover is amazing! Pretend it’s for your wife or whatever you need to do, but check it out.’" said Hudson. "Talk about a great cross section of people to introduce it to!” We hope those guys also bought something for their wives, nonMeanwhile, Allen's father was thoroughly enjoying the cover. "My mom called me and she said, 'Your dad has been googling Nina Agdal and she did something very racy!'" said Allen. "I was like, 'Why is my father googling Nina Agdal? Isn’t this a problem?!'” Looks like there's another curve-blessed Sports Illustrated mod about to follow in Miss Upton's sexy footsteps. 

Hudson and Allen were fairly tight-lipped on how they might top that inaugural cover with their next issue. However, they did reveal that their next cover gal isn't in the fashion industry, is crossing over into fashion, and has quite a large Twitter following. "It's not Rihanna, but never say never!" said Allen. Can you guess who it is?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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