Designers John Varvatos and Roberto Cavalli have started blogging — although, sadly, not together. The former, a notorious audiophile (who has enlisted everyone from Iggy Pop to Dave Navarro to star in his fashion ad campaigns), has, appropriately, launched a music blog. Called JVS’ Funhouse, the hodgepodge of coverage includes photos from backstage at Varvatos’ recent menswear runway show and images from Guns ‘N Roses’ performance at the Varvatos store this past Fashion Week. As it evolves, expect “a music centric blog highlighting the designer’s trips to concerts, festivals, parties and backstage jam sessions around the world,” says Antimusic. Also included: posts to Varvatos’ monthly show on SIRIUS XM’s Faction channel called Born In Detroit, an homage to the designer’s hometown.
Roberto Cavalli launched his own blog on March 15, with a revamped namesake site to follow at the end of the month. In the meantime, the Cavalli hopes to “put the Cavalli Maison in direct contact with its fans, with the chance to share its unique fashion and lifestyle concept” via celebrities in Cavalli photos and news and event updates. I for one am particularly intrigued by the ‘love‘ section on the site.
So far there’s only one post from Cavalli himself that reads, “this is my way to feel close to you, to talk with you, to listen and advise, to share with you my successes and sometimes my problems.” He adds:
I will show you that maybe I am as you dreamed but like all humans I have my weaknesses. I also have my dreams. We’ll talk about this wonderful world which our very mindsets are bringing low. We’ll talk about your problems, whether you are young, or old like me. How to combat violence and how to gain respect by respecting others. I will try to make you smile, not with fairy tales but with real stories of my life. A long life, full of emotions and adventures. I am here to prod you, to help and encourage you. Do not forget that I love you!