Your Inner Child Needs This New Coach x Peanuts Collab

Images courtesy of Coach

Assuming there are others like me who are not too grown up for cartoons, many will rejoice over the new Coach x Peanuts collaboration. A tasteful mix between cartoon homage and Coach’s classic style, the collection features bags and accessories in basic colors (plus one in Woodstock yellow, of course) with cute and subtle imprints of various characters. There’s even a black leather Snoopy stuffed animal (!!!)

In addition to this fun collaboration, Coach will be launching an iPhone app of their own that will help users shop limited edition collections and easily find the Coach store nearest to them. To celebrate the Peanuts collaboration, the app will include fun features like a quiz to discover their inner Peanuts character. I myself already know I’m a Snoopy / Charlie Brown mix with aspects of Lucy when under-caffeinated, but others can download the app on October 22nd to find Peanuts character enlightenment.

The collection is currently available at colette.fr today, and the full assortment will be available on Coach’s website on October 24.

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STYLE SCOOP: Kim & Kanye Cover Vogue, Colette Gets Robbed, Raf Simons & Adidas Pair Up Again

The End Is Near / April Fools?

In case you dropped off the internet last week, you may haven’t noticed that Kim and Kanye cover the April issue of Vogue. Yes, American Vogue, edited by the one and only Anna Wintour. Also, there’s a hashtag on the cover of Vogue. Also, the word “selfie”. What is happening?!

Fashion Hold Up

Armed robbers hit up Colette in Paris, making away with a stash of watches.

Shoe Shopping

Steve Madden is gearing up to buy Brian Atwood.

Fit Like Christy

Into the Gloss has the skinny on Christy Turlington’s workout.

Get Your Kicks

Nike might have Riccardo Tisci for the first time, but Adidas is back with Raf Simons for another sneaker collection. (And we love.)

Tripping On Louis

Watch Louis Vuitton’s “infinite mirror” jewelry film below.

STYLE SCOOP: Hello Kitty Does Playboy, André Leon Talley And Tom Ford Do Numéro

Well, she finally broke down. Hello Kitty did Playboy in celebration of the glossy’s 40th anniversary. The collaboration is available at Colette, and if you wanted to get us something, the mug would be a-ok. (Good morning!)

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Pat Cleveland! Tom Ford! André Leon Talley! Conrad Bromfield’s muscles! It’s all in the March issue of Numéro, thanks to Mr. Talley pulling Tom Ford et al in for a rather exposed shoot. Into it.

 

The BlackList: Weekly Events Dec. 2-8

Gallery hopping, film screening, concert-going, and partying: like always, we have what’s coming up, and this week, we’re going to Miami.

Monday, December 2

London: Marc Jacobs celebrates Kate Moss’ Playboy cover and the magazine’s 60th anniversary at the London store, 24-25 Mount Street, at 3 p.m.

Art Drive-Thru/Miami: Today through December 8, colette Paris heads to Miami with Alchemist, setting up an old school drive through (girls on roller skates and all) on level 5 of Herzog & Meuron’s parking structure. Order up a signed and numbered print , a beach towel, or a Rolex. Just don’t expect dollar menu pricing.

Paper Dreams/Miami: The Standard commissioned Luis Pons, a Miami designer, to float a paper and bamboo boat off the spa’s Lido Dock, offering some much needed calm for fair-goers. The smooth sailing installation pushes off with a cocktail reception from 5-7 p.m., remaining open through December 8.

Tuesday, December 3

Curiouser and curiouser/NYC: Maison Kitsuné hosts Le Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber at The Avant/Garde Diaries Project Space. The event’s fourth installment showcases California brand Parabellum, and touches down in NYC after making its way from colette in Paris, Brown’s in London, and Andreas Murkudis in Berlin. After this evening’s RSVP-only cocktails to celebrate the launch, the exhibition will be open at 372 Broome St. and Kitsune (1170 Broadway) through December 23, from 12:00 – 8:30 p.m.

NYC: BAM hosts Bodycast, a theatricalization of the “artist talk” with artist Suzanne Bocanegra and actor Fances McDormand, through December 7. Tickets $20

Wednesday, December 4

Sample sale/London: A sample sale worth the airfare – Nicholas Kirkwood will be 75% off today and tomorrow at 26 South Molton Lane, London.

Invite only/Miami: MoMA’s Chief Curator at Large and MoMA PS1’s Director Klaus Biesenbach is honored tonight by MEDIUM with the Curatorial Excellence Award. 7 – 9 p.m., The Standard Spa, Miami Beach.

BlackBook at Art Basel/Miami: BlackBook is excited to co-host our Art Basel event with LACMA and React to Film at the Delano, Miami Beach. There’ll be cocktails and a showing of three artist films celebrating the work of David Hockney, John Baldessari, and Ed Ruschka. RSVP@reactofilm.com

After the party it’s the after party/Miami: Interview and OHWOW get their party on to celebrate Art Basel Miami Beach on the rooftop of the Boulan, 2000 Collins Ave. RSVP interview@oh-wow.com

Sing it/Miami: André Sariava brings The Standard East’s karaoke club to The Rec Room at The Gale in Miami, 1685 Collins Ave. Open through December 7, from 11 p.m. until late early morning.

NYC: Women in Music will host a celebration (of what other than women in music) at Le Poisson Rouge with DJs Jackie Smiley, Cherie Lily, and Shannonigans. 7 p.m. Tickets $10

NYC: Nitehawk Cinema hosts a one night only screening of a newly restored Sidewalk Stories, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15

NYC: Ozu and His Afterlives begins at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, showing films influenced by and of Yasujiro Ozu. Screenings through December 12.

NYC: Alvin Ailey’s American Dance Theatre company premieres Chroma, with choreography by Wayne McGregor, and sounds of orchestrations of The White Stripes. Performances begin today through January 2.

Thursday: December 5

Shopping break/Miami: SUNO celebrates the launch of their line for Miami’s prime shopping destination The Webster, 1220 Collins Avenue, from 3-5 p.m. RSVP to suno@bpcm.com

Invite only/Miami: Spike Jonze celebrates HER with a private dinner at The Standard, Miami Beach. 9:30 p.m.

NYC: To celebrate the anniversary of the end of prohibition, The Village Voice hosts a holiday spirits tasting event from 7:30-10:30 p.m. at Studio Square, 35-44 37th Street in Long Island City. Tickets from $50

Friday, December 6

Boozy brunch/invite only/Miami: Creative Time throws their second annual champagne brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at The Standard Miami Beach.

Confessional/Miami: Glenn O’Brien celebrates the release of Penance, his latest book, with a live confessional at The Newsstand at The Standard Spa, Miami. From 5-7 p.m.

Win, Lose, or Draw/Miami: Let Ryan McGinness teach you how to draw. On the heels of his new sketchbook, the artist is hosting a drawing class at the Lido Lounge at the Standard Miami Beach.

Saturday, December 7

NYC: Nitehawk Cinema gets its Old West brunch on with an 11:30 a.m. screening of McCabe & Mrs. Miller, introduced with a live performance by Julie Christie and Warren Beatty. Tickets $16

NYC: Hop over to Milk Gallery for a book signing of Richard Corman’s Madonna from 4-6 p.m. 450 West 15th Street. RSVP here.

Sunday, December 8

NYC: The Museum of the Moving Image hosts a screening of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford with an introduction by the book’s author Ron Hansen. 7 p.m. Tickets $15

Art Basel Miami: Powering through NADA with Bravo’s Bill Powers

You may know him as the smile-cracking judge on Bravo’s Work of Art, but Bill Powers doesn’t merely do the show for shits and gigs. “My mission has always been to bring more people into the art world. I want to make everyone an elitist,” he explained, while touring the NADA show, one of Art Basel’s satellite fairs. Powers has set up shop at this visual carnival, which boasts an alternative assembly of galleries dealing with emerging contemporary art to showcase Exhibition A, his members-only website that sells exclusive editions of artwork by top contemporary artists.

“Though we did a pop-up shop with Colette this fall, Exhibition A has an online presence, so it is nice to let people see the prints in person,” Powers explained as he shook hands with just about everyone, while spreading the word he already sold out of Nate Lowman’s print. It’s no surprise that Powers seems like the most popular kid on campus. The former BlackBook editor morphed into an artsy tour de force of sorts, thanks largely to his Half Gallery, whose artist roster includes Leo Fitzpatrick, Duncan Hannah, and most recently, Terry Richardson.

Powers’ often snarky yet on-point judging style in Work of Art only adds to his appeal, but don’t be fooled: Even though he runs in the ‘holier then thou’ circles (Powers was one of few invited to Lowman’s installation at Alex Rodriguez’s McMansion last night), the gallerist still manages to project that populist, anti-establishment vibe he claims attracted him to NADA in the first place.

“People see some kind of an artificial barrier in the art world. But look at me. I have no formal training in the contemporary art world. I just became interested, I started going to galleries, and I started reading up on art. Anyone can do that.”

Shop the Globe Offline

You may have dreamed of the Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas windows or longed to feel posh carrying around a shiny Harrods bag, but these days, the retail outposts that stand for imagination and quality aren’t huge department stores—they’re legendary concept stores around the world that truly embody both their home cities and a certain international sophistication that’s common to all. We’ve showed you our favorite online showcases, but when you’re out on the road here are five that have long been on our hit list—and one we can’t wait to visit.

10 Corso Como, Milan Owned by gallerist Carla Sozzani (you may recognize her last name from the masthead of Italian Vogue—her sister, Franca, is the editor-in chief) this store has been an essential stop for editors and fashionistas on the fashion show circuit as they pass through Milan every year. Opened in 1990, it’s become a brand in its own right, with 13,000 square feet of gallery, bookshop, café, and roof garden making up the physical presence, and numerous collaborations, events, exhibitions, and branded merchandise expanding their conceptual presence. The store is open until 2am and there are outposts in Tokyo and Seoul to serve their loyal Asian clientele—as well as an outlet across the street if you just can’t get enough.

Colette, Paris – From the capacious magazine rack that any fashion fan could get lost in to the impeccable cool of the mannequins upstairs (turned out in outfits so artlessly stylish you’ll curse the stars for not being born a French girl), Colette engages the imagination from the moment you step in the front door. Don’t let the bright aqua-and-white color scheme and space-age fixtures fool you—this store isn’t about futuristic kitsch, it’s all about the now. So sit back at the café with a coffee and absorb the music, the gadgets, and the crowd.

Opening Ceremony, New York – Established in 2002 by a pair of friends who love fashion, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have taken their vision global while still retaining their uniquely New York sensibility. From their first discovery (Havaianas flip flops) through the rapid growth that followed their headline-making collaborations (Chloe Sevigny, Rodarte) they’ve since expanded to Tokyo and Los Angeles, as well as an outpost in New York’s ultra-hip Ace Hotel. The stores blend hipster high-fashion pieces from names like Proenza Schouler and Alexander Wang with a selection of books, records, accessories, and themed items from the year’s country of focus (this year it’s Argentina) in a homey, wood-paneled environment you wish was your living room.

Dover Street Market, London – Always the home of avant-garde fashion, London is known for producing visual themes that resonate, from the birth of the punk aesthetic to regular influxes of colors and design from the young blood at Central Saint Martins. Dover Street Market’s five industrial-chic floors are stocked with a mix of emerging designers and established names creating progressive fashion in an almost gallery-like setting. Overseen by designer and founder of Comme des Garçons Rei Kawakubo, the store’s goal is to push the envelope, yet there are dozens of super-wearable pieces at every turn—so every visit is really just a chance to train your eye and expand your shopping list.

Graanmarkt13, Antwerp – The stately white townhouse in the Flemish capital has few indications on the outside that it’s inhabited by two of Belgium’s most creative minds—and that’s saying something in this emerging fashion capital. From their home on the top floor, they direct the spacious, warmly lit ground-floor boutique stocked with neutral-toned understated staples from a range of designers, while the first floor gallery is home to a regular rotation of artists as well as new fashion talent. The basement restaurant, overseen by Seppe Nobels, is an intimate space serving sophisticated yet simple cuisine focusing on fresh ingredients with gastronomic scientific influences.

Cara&Co, Sydney and Moscow – With locations in Moscow and now Sydney, Australia as of August 2011, Cara&Co has its fingers on the pulse of two of the fashion world’s latest obsessions: Russian money and glamour and Australian casual cool. The boutiques stay open until midnight, serving up their distinctive range international fashion, vintage pieces, unique perfumes, high-end jewelry, and fun (albeit pricey) gadgets in a gallery-like setting. After the store officially closes, you can still walk down a path through the metal curtains closing off the sales floor in order to get to the restaurant, instant hotspots serving up a cuisine called “Flemish Primitive,” part of a new culinary movement focusing on classic Flemish preparations like beef stews and apple dumplings, but incorporating craft beers and fresh, local ingredients with an emphasis on the veggies—perfect for the fashion crowd.

H&M’s First Film Collaboration Inspired by ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

David Fincher’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo isn’t due out for another few months, and yet people are already comparing the film’s forthcoming pandemonium to Harry Potter and Twilight. While Stieg Larsson’s award-winning page-turner is reason enough to stir fanfare, it’s the striking image of actress Rooney Mara as the story’s anti-heroine that has everyone hooked. With the help of the movie’s costume designer, Trish Summerville, H&M is bringing Lisbeth Salander’s dark, disheveled, and disturbed style to the masses.

The Swede connection (H&M is a Swedish retailer and TGWTDT is set in Sweden) is likely why the fast-fashion giant selected it as their first capsule collection with a film. While these photos of Mara in character prove that channeling Salander’s look to a T may cause unwanted stares, H&M’s collaboration with Summerville provides a watered-down version for everyday wear.

The 30-piece collection of leather jackets, pants, ripped denim, and hoodies in moody shades will debut in a dedicated pop-up shop at Parisian concept retailer Colette on November 38 and will arrive at H&M stores worldwide on December 14.

Photo: Telegraph

After Hosting The Row’s Fashion Show, Paris Boutique Market Montaigne Catches the International Eye

One evening during fashion week, I asked Liliane Jossua, owner of the fashion boutique Montaigne Market in Paris, if her store was like Colette, perhaps the most famous contemporary store in Paris. “I wouldn’t say that,” she said. “We don’t carry objects except for our jewelry lines, and we don’t have a bar!” While she doesn’t have plans to install one, either, the frequent parties the boutique hosts with star European DJs like Martin Solveig still make it one of Paris’s chicest boutiques — and sometimes watering holes. Over the just-wrapped Fashion Week in the French capital, Liliane hosted the Row’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection show, where Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were on hand to toast themselves along with the rest of the fashion elite.

The Paris boutique was the first to carry the Row, and Liliane describes her relationship with the Olsens as a “kind of a partnership.” In other words, she won’t show just anyone’s new collection in her Market.

“Market Montaigne is a bull’s eye into the fashion world of Paris,” says Myrene de Premonville, Market Montaigne’s public relations representative. The Row’s SS12 collection was taken down the day after the show, leaving only the current winter collection in store, but the entire range of creamy, ivory whites in diverse textures and materials was memorable. Particularly alluring is the buttery-soft suede drape skirt paired with a silk blouse — luxurious, comfortable, and feminine.

The Row’s Olsens teamed up with Tom’s Shoes for their collection, so the do-good shoe company’s casual loafer-style kicks, based out of Santa Monica, can now be bought in the hottest shop on Avenue Montaigne.

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The Market opened six years ago. It remains unique in its multi-brand approach to stocking its shelves on an avenue that’s world-famous for its designer boutiques like Chanel, Dior, and Nina Ricci. In other words, it’s one-stop shopping to dress yourself head-to-toe in the most coveted, trendsetting, in-demand looks. “This is one of Paris’s most exclusive boutiques. It’s very edgy, very Right Bank with international clients. And they always take the fashion trend just a bit further,” commented Gregoire Marot, one of the principals at communications agency Favori.

Hottest sellers during Paris’ SS12 Fashion Week: Bouchra Jarrar, Maxime Simoens, Sophie Theallet, Alaia, Carven, the Row, and Thakoon, which is exclusive in Paris to Market Montaigne. For jewelry, you’ll find cuffs and one-of-a-kinds by Prive, Pristine, Shambhala, and Aaron Jah Stone, among others. Montaigne Market carries over 600 brands, and on a good shopping week can see upwards of 700 clients come through their doors. Price points? If you have to ask…

Fashion Week SS’12 Paris also saw the opening of the new DSquared2 Boutique on rue St. Honoré. It was one of the hot tickets over the weekend, though the “VIP Party” that followed was rather a disappointment. The boutique is at 247-251 rue St. Honoré, just down from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and practically across the street from the Tara Jarmon boutique.

Tara Jarmon’s new SS’12 collection, shown in boutique, is a fun, playful and colorfully daring tribute to Monte Carlo and Caracas. “Mademoiselle Tara” is a line designed for the mischievous jetsetter who packs her bags for days spent beach-side in Monte Carlo, and nights spent at gala parties. Color palette is creams, night blues and rays of sunshine yellow. Several outfits come with matching leather driving gloves…very Princess Grace!

For the Caracas theme, Tara Jarmon’s inspiration was drawn from David Hockney paintings with a color tone that combines soft tones and acid flashes: Zesty lemon, water green. Particularly enticing is a little tennis ensemble that adds sequins to the V neckline of the traditional tennis sweater and pairs with a mid-thigh lemon yellow skirt. French Open and Wimbledon, here we come!

Guerlain and the Westin Hotel, rue Castiglione, paired up to offer complimentary makeup during breaks in the relentless fashion week schedule. Makeup retouches are offered to those quick enough to call in with their name and requested appointment time. Even if you’re not a professional model, the artist’s skilled hands and Guerlain’s makeup will make you look ready to walk a runway!

Paris’ Colette Is Next-Level Cool

As I’ve said before, a trip to Paris isn’t complete without a tour of Colette. My recent excursion to the concept boutique was a bit overwhelming, even though I knew the three-floor sanctuary of style was going to be massive. How Colette’s team of curators manages to pack such a distinctly concentrated amount of cool into one location is hard to compass. From the limited-edition artwork from street artists like KAWS on the first floor, to the hard-to-find fashion haven on the second floor, I knew my wallet was a goner—but when in Paris, right?

Sadly, photography isn’t allowed inside the store, but I did manage to take some shots of the exterior. Here’s a closer look at the window display of limited edition mariner-themed apparel to celebrate their latest collaboration with Nike, saluting the French Football Federation: image

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Spotting one of French street artist Space Invader’s colorful mosaic “invasions” is like a game in Paris. We caught one above the store: image

Art on Colette’s garage wall that speaks the truth: image