Sophia Amoruso’s Move, Gemma Ward’s Return (!): The Fashion News You Need to Know

Sophia Amoruso. Photo: David X Prutting/BFAnyc.com

1. Sophia Amoruso: Still a #GIRLBOSS, but not CEO

Sophia Amoruso wrote a book this year, dubbed a major hit of a hashtag, and dressed Lena Dunham for the entirety of her book tour, all while continuing her duties as CEO at NastyGal. In her book, she discusses the way the brand grew from an eBay shop run out of her home and with the assistance of friends, into a brand that made her a millionaire. Now, she’s announced that the company’s president Sheree Waterson will step into her role. Waterson was previously the chief product officer at Lululemon. Sophia’s still staying on full-time as an executive chairman, and she’ll continue to servce on the company’s board. 

2. Reed Krakoff: Also no longer CEO

In similar news, Reed Krakoff has hired Harlan Bratcher, formerly of A/X Armani Exchange, as CEO beginning immediately. Krakoff will remain the creative director of the brand. Furthermore, the brand plans to restructure with an expanded focus on accessories and a larger variety in price points–meaning maybe you won’t have to mourn your lack of a boxer bag forevermore. 

3. In very poor taste…

Someone on Etsy decided to sell t-shirts printed with Kurt Cobain’s suicide note. They’ve been taken down, but eesh, why would one need to be told what a bad, disrespectful idea that is?

4. Cressida for Mulberry

Cressida Bonas is proving herself more than just Prince Harry’s ex with a short film made for Burberry. British actor Freddie Fox, and Bonas’s rumored boyfriend, co-stars, and the film was directed by Ivana Bobic. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the video’s release in March.

5. Gemma Ward is back with a Steven Meisel lensed Prada campaign

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The campaign also features models Julia Nobis and Ine Neefs, of   whom photographs are positioned adjacent to portraits of delicate, perfect Prada items strewn among messier accoutrements of womanhood–the flowers on the floor, the coat in the sink, and the shoe halfway off the radiator. The result is gorgeous, and leaves one dreaming of being the kind of woman whose Prada bag ever goes near her bathroom sink. Oh, to be so nonchalant.

A Fuzzy Fendi Bag and Reed Krakoff Pumps: Get Furr’d Up, Part 2

Anni Jürgenson (Marilyn) photographed by Ben Rosenzweig in NYC

Well, it’s officially fall.

Before the weather gets way harsh, Tai, we have a few perfect weeks when a furry accessory is all the extra warmth you need — so to celebrate early fall, we rounded up our favorite shoes, bags, and even jewelry to keep you looking cozy, and the best pieces to wear it with to make sure you stay cool.

For the perfect fuzzy Coach creepers and full fur Fendi bag, click here. Keep an eye out for new looks all week.

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Anni wears a felt crop top by LINIE, lambskin gauchos by Veronica Beard, Reed Krakoff ankle wrap fur Atlas heels, and carries a Fendi Petite 3jours candy pink shearling strap bag.

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Photographer: Ben Rosenzweig
Fashion Editor: Alyssa Shapiro
Hair Stylist: Corey Tuttle
Makeup Artist: Giselle Hernandez
Fashion Assistant: Emily Ovaert
Photo Assistant: Caroline Dorn

Resort 2013 Roundup: Printspiration, Metallics, More

Resort season has always been my favorite season for fashion because it’s that in-between stage when designers can unapologetically churn out a look that channels the love child of spring and fall. Think long-sleeved mini dresses, shorts with loose knits, slacks with tanks, lightweight suits, etc. And prints! Designers really get down with prints here. Case in point: these gratifying graphics by PreenMarc Jacobs and Suno. Read on for a few more trend takeaways.

Front Slits

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Obviously traumatized by Angelina Jolie’s right leg fiasco at the Oscars, NAHMA.L.C. and Reed Krakoff all took a subtler approach to skin-baring slits.

Jumpsuits

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From slithery silk onesies to sleeveless florals to what can only be described as "lab chic,"  Theyskens’ TheoryThakoon and Band of Outsiders all jumped on the jumpsuit train this season.

Metallica

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Perhaps in homage to the late and great Donna Summer, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors and Belstaff debuted disco-friendly looks that were heavy on the metals.

Photos: Style.com

Wednesday’s #NYFW Review

Proenza Schouler was the star of the day. Easy, wide leg flat front pants flattered and hit short on the ankle, visually giving a hint of Japanese Hakama. Other pieces were printed with what looked like a mess of hair shown under a microscope, and standout metal tops read like chest plates – perfect for the urban warrior woman – wrapping and tying delicately across the back. The best pieces out of the show, sure to be on many a spring wish list, were the too-long-to-be-midi pleated skirts with inlay of silver and gold lamé. The collection moved beautifully, walked about by models stilted on high platform heels – not the only collection without a single-sole sighting this season.

Reed Krakoff was a surprisingly naked collection, given the sophistication with which it has shown in the past. What wasn’t see-through was inappropriately clingy – who knew camel-toe was possible in a dress? After a break from Coach, Krakoff could be exercising more creative freedom, and while the cuts were for the most part beautiful, it’s hard to see how the sheer sheerness will translate.

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photo via @stevenkolb

Feminine, romantic, strong, and set to Dream a Little Dream of Me, this soft, languid, Michael Kors collection evoked a perfect summer, from swimwear (slightly pin-up) to effortless dresses and easy separates, and even fox fur for the chiller evenings. If given the choice to only shop one for spring, Michael Kors collection had everything you’d need. The ‘40s and ‘70s were influences in the cuts of the clothes, without ever veering on costume. ‘90s fluidity aided in the ease of the collection, and while the references were there, it couldn’t have been more modern.

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Main image via @michaelkors