Models, actresses and singers all want to be designers these days. From Coco Rocha’s recently launched line to Nicole Richie’s boho-inspired collection, there’s no shortage of crossover into fashion designer. The latest photogenic faces trying their hand at designer? Lily Allen and Jessica Stam. The latter tweeted yesterday, “Just finished my first design meeting with @Rachel_Roy. I’m doing a capsule collection with her for Macy’s. So much fun sketching designs!”
As for Allen, she’s leaving music altogether to pursue her sartorial passions. First up, Allen plans to launch a vintage shop in London called Lucy in Disguise, which she’ll curate along with her sister, Sarah Owen. “Allen and Owen will cherry-pick vintage pieces for the shop under the mentorship of Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway, the English vintage gurus who have helped turned Camden Market into the destination it is today,” Style.com says of the soon to launch shop. But, Allen’s mission isn’t only to find and then pass along beautiful items.
In fact, the shop is a statement of sorts against fast fashion. “The thing I love about vintage is that it’s all incredibly well made, like Chanel—it lasts forever,” she says. “Hopefully, Lucy in Disguise will be an education as well, teaching customers there’s something other than mass-produced rubbish.”