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Rodarte Sisters Have Eyes for Film

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Women,

Mulleavy sistersKate and Laura Mulleavy, the brains and heart behind Rodarte, have an eye for more than fashion.

Horror film fans themselves (think Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, and Hellraiser), the sisters have ventured into the media world, signing with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

In a statement released by the Beverly Hills-based agency, they plan to “advise the label on opportunities in publishing and film and identify potential strategic partnerships and sponsorships.”

In light of fashion-meets-film’s success with the Vogue-centric The September Issue, I have no doubt that the Rodarte sisters will outperform our expectations in whatever endeavors they pursue in publishing and film—I just can’t wait!

Rodarte’s PR agency since 2005, Black Frame, is expected to continue with the brand’s global marketing.

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The September Issue Makes History

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, News, Women,

The September Issue posterWell, it seems as if Anna Wintour’s Letterman stint paid off.

Opening in six New York City screens this past weekend, The September Issue raked in $240,078. With $40,013 per screen, R.J. Cutler’s Vogue documentary nabbed the second-best per-theater average of any 2009 film and the fifth-best documentary opening in history (right behind Paul Provenza’s The Aristocrats).

With Wintour going so far as waiting in a common line to catch the film, let’s hope that it scores more when it opens in limited screens across the US on September 11.

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Matthew Williamson’s Mother Muse

Matthew WilliamsonMatthew Williamson is a mama’s boy! The recent H&M collaborator cites his mother as his first muse.

The British designer, who has worked with stars including supermodel Kate Moss, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, says his mother’s flawless look motivated him to enter fashion.

He explained to VogueTV: “I think my first fashion moment was watching my mom prepare for work. She used to prepare meticulously the night before and I would sit at the edge of the bed and question her. She was a little bit like my first muse.”

Matthew has since been inspired by Jade Jagger and actress Sienna Miller. He has been vocal about his love of Sienna’s style, saying he admires the way she has adapted her look during the ongoing global financial crisis:

“The credit crunch means people spend on things they love rather than trends. Sienna Miller looks great because she’s not afraid to mix designer pieces with cheaper things. Iconic pieces are good buys at the moment. A brightly colored belt is my all-time tip—a cinched waist looks great on everybody. A pink patent-leather studded belt transforms a T-shirt dress from being casual and beach-y to a glamorous silhouette.”

Vogue Editorial Rips Off W

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Editorials, Women,

Condé Nast rips off Condé Nast

Someone at Condé Nast needs to start cross-referencing their editorials more often. September’s issue of Vogue features an editorial titled “Into the Woods,” which bears a striking resemblance to a 2007 editorial in W.

On top of the fact that both are Condé Nast publications, both editorials were shot by the same photographers—Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I’m not sure if it’s worse that you copied yourself than it is if you copied another photographer in a different publication! Check out more of the copy-cat photos after the jump.

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Celebrities’ and Designers’ New York Night Out

Anna Wintour enjoys a night on the town with the most stylish peopleCindy Crawford, P. Diddy, and Hugh Jackman are set to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out in New York. A host of Hollywood celebrities and style icons will join forces for an evening of extravagant shopping events, shows, and parties across the US city—let’s hope that the world doesn’t implode when it happens.

The occasion—a celebration of New York being at the forefront of global fashion—has been founded by Vogue magazine, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, tourism group NYC, and Company and the City of New York.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour said:

“Little did I think when the idea of Fashion’s Night Out was first dreamed up this past March during the Paris collections that we would have over 700 and counting retailers, designers, and brands joining us on the night of September 10. Of course, I’ve always known the New York fashion industry to rise brilliantly to a challenge, but I am absolutely thrilled, awed, and more than a little proud that it has reacted so brilliantly to this initiative. There is so much planned that we could shop till dawn and still not see and do everything.”

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Vogue’s September Cover Leaks

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Editorials, Women,

Charlize Theron on Vogue's September issueThe always-stunning Charlize Theron appears to have graced the coveted spot for Vogue‘s September cover, looking as if she was born for it.

Despite the 214 page-drop from last year’s September issue, Vogue still trumps Elle, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan at 584 pages.

Now the question is whether or not Charlize, Hugh Jackman, and/or an exclusive story about a cheating man will entice you enough to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands in a few weeks.

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Preview Anna Wintour’s Work in The September Issue

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: News,

Later this fall, audiences will finally get to the know the woman who reportedly inspired The Devil Wears Prada and told Oprah Winfrey to lose weight.

For The September Issue, director R.J. Cutler got rare behind-the-scenes access of doing what she’s famously known for. In the documentary, the Vogue editor-in-chief and her team work hard to create the magazine’s September issue, one of the fashion industry’s bibles. (The 2007 edition weighed in at over four pounds.)

September issue hits theaters on August 28.

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Heidi Klum gets 140-page Vogue special

Heidi KlumHeidi Klum was “thrilled” to get a 140-page Vogue special. The German edition of the fashion bible devoted the massive section to the country’s most famous supermodel when she guest edited the latest issue. She said: “I grew up reading German Vogue and was really excited when they came to me with the idea for the ‘Heidi by Vogue’ issue. It was a thrill working with the team of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and editors. We shot the entire issue in one week - it was a group effort!”

The issue sees Heidi - who is married to singer Seal and currently expecting her fourth child - model a wide range of fashion styles and offer life, career and style tips, but she says she couldn’t single out her favorite. She gushed: “I love all the stories so much that I don’t favour any of them.” The blonde beauty enjoyed the experience was so enjoyable she hopes to repeat it in future. She added to People.com: “I would love the opportunity to be involved in a magazine like this again. I’m always up for a challenge!”