The Monday Fashion File Files!

by Mara Siegler · January 31, 2011

    Judging the SAG Award red carpet looks, a peek inside the Gilt warehouse, a look at Lanvin's bridal products, Hermes knock offs, Givenchy black bags, a new Americana line, Miu Miu's "The Powder Room, Valentino's Spring/Summer 2011 show, the inspiration of David Bowie and more. Diveinto the fashion!

    1. Get the rundown on the looks from the SAG Awards red carpet. [The Fashion Spot]

    2. Speaking of celebrities, its time for a new daily installment called STFU Kim Kardashian/ In today's edition, she is crying over her nudie pics in W. "She'd been promised something more artsy, less "full f***ing porn." Barbara Kruger would not agree. [PopEater]

    3. David Bowie is back in style (not that he ever wasn't). Plenty of designers channeled him during the Men's runway shows in Paris. []

    4. The debut collection from Thom Dolan is pure Americana all the way. you can see the influence from the designers work at Bill Blass, Ralph Lauren, and Banana Republic, but it's much cuter. [Refinery29]

    5. Model Gemma Ward dishes on her relationship with Heath Ledger:

    "I kind of met him at first and said, 'Listen my mum's living with me right now and I'm kind of going through a hard time and I'm not interested in having a serious relationship with somebody right now' and he was like, 'You know, um, let's just be there for each other through these hard times we're both going through'. And we developed a relationship and we started seeing each other." [HuffPo]

    6. Which Givenchy black handbag are you? All of them? [Racked]

    7. Lanvin is now selling bridal-related products. Among them are a $185 “bridal keychain” and a $35 journal, which is blank and has a picture of a bride on the cover. [The Gloss]

    8. Naomi Campbell proves how serious she is about the issue of blood diamonds by doing an in-depth interview with British GQ, which includes a cover of her naked and in a pool. [Jezebel]

    9. Karmen Pedaru dons some zany lobster and shoe head wear for this month's Japanese Vogue.[DesignScene]

    10. Jessica Stam looks like one hot specter on in W Korea wearing items from Rick Owens, Nina Ricci, Acne and others. [FashionGoneRogue]

    11. Vera Wang is after total domination of the wedding industry. Word is she has inked a deal with Zales. [WWD]

    12. OMG! Christian Louboutin is making custom skates for Johnny Weir. Loves. [The Cut]

    13. Victoria Beckham's beauty secret? Bird shit. Dried under UV lights, the excrement is mixed with rice bran and water in the spa and applied as a face mask. You can spend a fortune getting the Bird Poop Facial at New York's Shizuka Spa or just scarp some gunk off the nearest windshield. [Daily Mail]

    14. Manolo Blahnik has teamed up with TOUS to launch a jewelry collection featuring the designer’s Mary Jane Campari shoe as a charm. Eat your heart out Carrie Bradshaw. [Luxist]

    15. Lagardère has sold all 102 of its international titles, including its fifteen international editions of Elle magazine, to Hearst Corporation for 651 million euros in cash (about $885.6 million). [WWD]

    16. Costume designer for The Black Swan, Amy Westcott, is sick and tired of all the press the Mulleavy sisters are getting. She's speaking out:

    "Contrary to reports, Rodarte did not design 40 costumes — or "all of the ballet looks" — but only seven. "The core ballet was designed by Zack Brown (for American Ballet Theater), and my department and I added some feather detailing to assimilate them with the White Swan," explains Westcott.

    [The Cut]


    -17. Barney's New York has found a new style maven to fill the shoes left empty by Julie Gilhart. Amanda Brooks, a Manhattan socialite who most recently worked at William Morris, has been named as women's fashion director. Also on Amanda's resume: She wrote the book "I Love Your Style." [NYPost]

    18. Eye candy with a side of nostalgia. Ford Modeling Agency, photographed by Ormond Gigli, 1966 [Naveen.Tumblr]

    19. Corum’s Golden Bridge is admittedly a very clever watch. [KissMeI'mLazy]

    20. Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainwright and David Neville decided to switch things up for its next campaign. Rag & Bone fans can submit their own posters to be in the running for a $1000 gift certificate. [HuffPo]

    21. Olivier Theysken's designs for Theory are on sale now!!! [Theory]

    22. Presenting, Miu Miu's “The Powder Room,” directed by Zoe Cassavetes.

    23. Thursday Friday, a contemporary accessories company, is being sued by Hermes for copying their Birkin bag design. A picture of a Birkin Bag. [SheFinds]

    24. Lady Gaga's MAC ads are out! And they look nothing like her! Surprise? [Temptalia]

    25. Olia Designs Make Love Necklace, $47,is perfect for Valentine's Day. [Refinery29]

    26. For your most fashionable dinner parties. Designer tea bags. [CheersCayte]

    27. Aperlaï’s “Louise” moccasin.“The mood was 1950s Katharine Hepburn,” says Lanvin, who has previously cited screen siren Sophia Loren as inspiration for her year-old accessories line. And with all the holiday glitz behind us, an elegant and boyish flat is the perfect first step towards spring."[ThatKindOfWoman]

    28. Inside Gilt Group's warehouses. Oh mama! [Notcot]

    29. Valentino Spring/Summer 2011. Such ethereal perfection, the models simply float. [TheVieSociety]