Style Snaps Trend: 20 shots of colour pops on sneakers, trench coats, skirts and more! | Hollywood yohana

 With summer officially underway, it’s not like we need much in the way of artificial serotonin. That being said, wearing bright colours is still as appealing as ever! From lemony trench coats to red boots and skinny jeans, these über brights have us feeling just dandy!

Delfina Delettrez’s jewellery designs are so rad that they’ve got their own Pitti exhibit! | Hollywood yohana

At the tender age of 24, Delfina Delettrez, a fourth generation daughter of the Fendi family, is being honoured with an exhibition of her surrealistic jewellery in Florence, as part of the Pitti celebrations.
Curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino and spanning four rooms of the historical Galleria Antonella Villanova in Palazzo Ricasoli, Delphinarium (through September 10) features ten of the jeweller’s collections, ranging from the anatomy-heavy Anatomik to the machine-inspired Roll-in-Stones collection. Delettrez’s pieces are nothing if not bold, and the designer draws on the strong women in her lineage (Silvia Venturini, Fendi’s accessories director, is her mother, while Adele Fendi, the fashion house’s founder, is her great-grandmother) for inspiration.

Check out a few of the zany setups at the gallery and check out Delettrez’s jewels if you’d like to take a piece home for yourself in the meantime.

Chuck Bass does Paris: We’ve got the scoop on Ed Westwick’s runway debut! | Hollywood yohana

Ed Westwick walked Philipp Plein’s runway in Milan this weekend, proving once and for all that it’s not just the Gossip Girl ladies who get all the fashion industry love.
Channeling a withering Blue Steel look that even rivals its creator’s (Derek Zoolander, obviously), the Gossip Girl actor opened and closed the designer’s menswear show, marking his first ever turn as a runway star. Westwick also brought more of his model A game to Philipp Plein’s ad campaign, shot by none other than Terry Richardson. In true Terry style, the raunchy campaign featured a lot of hair flipping, lap dances and glass shattering, with Westwick looking impeccably dapper all the while in a tailored Philipp Plein suit.
The German designer has always been tuned in to the world of celebrity — as you might remember, he was one of the first to launch Lindsay Lohan’s “comeback” earlier this year by featuring her in a campaign.

On the cover: Newcomer Allison Williams talks about Girls, her famous family and saying no to nudity | Hollywood yohana

FASHION Magazine | August 2012 | Allison Williams

It’s 26 minutes and 11 seconds into the third episode of HBO’s Girls. A struggling writer named Hannah Horvath, played by the show’s 26-year-old creator/star, Lena Dunham, is in her bedroom staring at a laptop. She’s just endured the most hellish month of her adult life: Her parents have stopped paying her rent, her doctor has diagnosed her with HPV and her former college boyfriend has let her know that her “handsomeness” helped him realize his attraction to men.
Instead of having a breakdown, Hannah decides to throw down. She double clicks an MP3 of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own,” jumps off her bed and swings her tattooed arms to the gunning beat. Her impeccably put-together roommate, Marnie, played by 24-year-old Allison Williams, catches Hannah’s impromptu dance party and joins in. Together in their tiny Brooklyn apartment they hair-flip the pain away, share a hug and make the tragic magic. The credits roll.
That right there is my all-time favourite scene of the season,” Williams says, sipping a bowl of latte in a café in New York’s Chelsea district. “Lena and I cried our eyes out after we did it because it was so beautiful. That song has a deeper meaning for the four of them,” she adds, referring to the quartet of twentysomething girlfriends the series focuses on. There is Hannah—the show’s sardonic, forever-at-a-crossroads heroine—and her best friend/flawless foil, Marnie, a posh gallery assistant whose life is seemingly all worked out. Then there is Jessa, a British drifter/jetsetter who serves as the show’s girl-gone-wild, and her cousin, Shoshanna, a sheltered NYU student who is obsessed with losing her virginity. “It seems all the young female characters on the show have moments when they feel like they’re kind of unwanted by the world, so I think ‘Dancing On My Own’ is their song,” says Williams. “It is so unabashedly about being vulnerable and rejected and having the strength to keep going, to keep fighting to get noticed.”
In contrast, the show—and Williams—has had no trouble getting noticed since the series debuted on April 15. In fact, Girls is the only new HBO project that has been able to heartily feed the 24-hour news cycle; its comical, taboo-riddled scripts are laden with enough issues and tissues to keep pundits laughing, weeping and, sometimes, raging. Even VanityFair. has three critics (Bruce Handy, Juli Weiner and Sarah Ball) debating the show’s characters as if they were a UC Berkeley women’s studies panel. Yet the show’s main hook is really the lives of these four extremely dissimilar New York gal pals. Stop yourself if you’re thinking this sounds remotely like Sex and the City. There are no Carrie Bradshaw–esque shoe-shopping expeditions, no diner brunches and no dishy relationship questions answered on a Mac Powerbook, wrapping up the message of each episode with a silk bow. Watching a scene Dunham has written is like listening in on a private conversation, which is probably why Judd Apatow—the man who produced Bridesmaids and wrote and directed Knocked Up—signed on as executive producer. “It’s not at all like most television out there,” Apatow says via phone from Los Angeles. “It’s not easy and it’s not safe. Lena is not afraid to show women—warts and all. Their beauty, their madness, their ridiculousness, their stupidity, their strength. That’s why some people get thrown by it. It is controversial because it’s really frank.” 
Part of the discussion is how Marnie has become one of Girls’ most popular—and polarizing—characters. Working in a trendy art space in Manhattan, Marnie wears the chicest, most ladylike outfits of the bunch, furthering the gap between her polished, attractive life and Hannah’s often slovenly, haphazard one. Marnie is the Mary Tyler Moore to Hannah’s Rhoda.
Williams says that she, like Mary and Marnie, is a classic A-type personality. “She has this instinct of keeping everyone protected—she needs control and she needs to know that her friends are OK at all times. She’s like a sheep dog, trying to safely herd everyone around her. I was able to connect with that. On the other hand, she’s a deeply scared and insecure perfectionist, which is so not me. Marnie hasn’t yet realized that perfection isn’t a real, attainable goal.”
Christopher Abbott, who plays Marnie’s sheepish ex-boyfriend Charlie, says there is a method to Williams’ persuasive performance. “Allison filled in all the blanks,” Abbott says. “She wanted to talk out what Charlie and Marnie’s relationship would be like before hitting the set. She wanted all the answers. It was like studying for an exam sometimes!”

Prada in 3D! Miuccia’s costuming The Great Gatsby from the Prada and Miu Miu archives | Hollywwod yohana

News that Miuccia Prada had a hand in designing Carey Mulligan’s stunning costumes in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming retelling of The Great Gatsby has sent our excitement for the movie’s release into overdrive.
Prada worked with Catherine Martin, Luhrmann’s wife and the film’s costume designer, by unearthing 40 designs from Prada and Miu Miu’s vaults that would suit the ’20s flapper aesthetic of the film. Aside from Mulligan, who’s playing Daisy Buchanan, other lucky female cast members will also be clad in adapted designs.
This will also be the third time Prada’s collaborated with Luhrmann—and it’s her second film with Leonardo DiCaprio. (She designed his ill-fated wedding suit from Romeo + Juliet.) While the wait may seem excruciating (the film’s release date got pushed from December 2012 back to July 2013), this just may be delayed gratification at its best. We’ll be keeping ourselves busy by watching the trailer on repeat until then—as you should too!

The Coveteur (and the industry fans who love them) celebrate RW&CO with nachos, doughnuts, an ice cream truck at Natasha Koifman’s private abode | Hollywood yohana

RW&CO and The Coveteur TIFF Kick off party

 Last night, the trio behind The Coveteur (along with the industry fans who love them) descended upon the private abode of a one miss Natasha Koifman to celebrate RW&CO’s new e-commerce website (coming soon) as well as to unofficially kick off the two-week countdown to TIFF. With the site’s founders, Erin Kleinberg, Stephanie Mark and Jake Rosenberg all head-to-toed in RW&CO’s fall collection, the soiree served as a stylish farewell to summer. However, the team at NKPR was surely not ready to give it up just yet, with an ice cream truck parked outside, Tiny Tom Donuts, Food Dudes nachos and Kernel’s popcorn served inside. To boot, TIFF-ified Skyy Vodka cocktails inspired by several of this year’s A-listers (ahem, Knightley, Gosling and Paltrow) with old-fashioned paper straws. Not to mention, the entire event took place in and around Koifman’s pool and waterfall hot tub. No big deal.

Fashion news: Hailee Steinfeld’s Miu Miu ad, Galliano’s second chance and designers dissing designers | Hollywood yohana

Miu Miu Fall 2011

Miu Miu’s muse: Take a look at the first shot from Hailee Steinfeld’s fall ad campaign for the label.

Rumours that John Galliano might be asked to return to his signature label are circulating after Cathy Horyn defends the designer.
Aretha Franklin broke her toe stumbling over her own pair of Jimmy Choo heels. They say pain is beauty!
Move over Tyra! Karlie Kloss launches her own modeling competition.
What does Alaïa think of Karl Lagerfeld? Apparently not all that much. Read Azzedine diss the Chanel designer as well as Anna Wintour.
The fashion backtalk doesn’t end there. Find out why Giorgio Armani thinks Miuccia Prada’s clothing is ugly.
Beyoncé takes the silver screen. Watch behind the scene footage of the singer’s Marlene Dietrich-inspired shoot for L’Uomo Vogue.
What Kate Moss wants: wondering what the supermodel put on her wedding registry? Gifts include a set of pricey crystal ashtrays.
After 10 years of marriage, Natalia Vodianova’s separation from husband, Justin Portman, has been confirmed.

Vancouver: Tread lightly in these recycled-tire sandals. (They’re cute, we promise) | Hollywood yohana

You know it’s almost sandal season when running to the yoga studio in flip flops makes more sense than doing it in Uggs. (Yes, I wear both—I do live in Vancouver, after all) And one of the first on my to-buy list is these eco-friendly pair by Vancouver-based designer Leticia Calvo Treffot for her label, De La Rue ($135, at noblivity.). Available in multi-coloured stripe or sleek, simple silver, the single-strap flats feature soles hand-cut from old tires. I like the slight irony of my footprint resembling a tire print, especially since I try to forgo driving for bicycling once the warmer weather hits.

From Alber to Donatella, we round up the awesomest reactions to Raf Simons’ debut Dior couture collection | Hollywood yohana

To say that Raf Simons had a mountain of pressure weighing down on him for his couture collection for Dior would be an understatement. And yet somehow, Simons managed to pull off the impossible: his stunning 56-piece collection was a reverent nod to Dior’s heritage fused with Simon’s signature modernity. Even more impressive than the collection itself is the outpouring of approval from the tough-to-please fashion crowd, including Simons’ peers. Here are some of the reactions to the collection so far:

Alber Elbaz: “[The collection was] absolutely poetic. It was perfection. Today was a beautiful marriage between a designer and a house.”
Suzy Menkes: “The result of Monday’s presentation was not a triumph, but it was a selection of ideas by a designer who has a rare aptitude: to meld modernity with romance.”
Amy Larocca: “With a collection like this, it’s easy to imagine not only the future of Dior as something far deeper and much more powerful than a name attached to luxury handbags and beautiful flacons of perfume: It’s easy to imagine Dior as the very front of fashion once again.”
Lucinda Chambers: “It was what you hoped for and more — it was such a beautiful homage to Dior, a mix of the modern, clean and unexpected with a real lightness of touch.”
Cathy Horyn: “His clothes are often so simple that you have to look at them for a while before you see the small gesture or the magisterial way of sleeveless black crepe falls over the body. He gets the most and the best out of couture, and this is just the start.”
Donatella Versace: “Before the show, I found it difficult to imagine what Raf would do at Dior, but from the very first look today it made total sense.”

Vancouver: A Perse pop-up on South Granville | Hollywood yohana

 Now that the party’s over and Vancouver has returned to its calm, laid-back self (of course, there are still plenty of Paralympics festivities), I’m craving some serious R&R. Never a better time, then, to stop by the James Perse pop-up (2717 Granville St., 604-736-4766, jamesperse.), which opened before the Olympics and is sticking around the South Granville strip indefinitely. The California–based label is known for its quality basics and so-comfortable-you’ll-never-want-to-change loungewear, which are available alongside bedding and books at the store—the company’s second location in Canada.

They said/We said: Israel has become the first country to legally ban the use of underweight models | Hollywood yohana

It’s been a landmark year for the international modeling industry what with the CFDA’s new suggested age restrictions and the somewhat ridiculous banning of a bajillion British ads. But now, Israel has become the first country to legally regulate the weight of working models.
According to the bill passed Monday, models attending castings must now bring medical documentation from the past three months proving they have a BMI of at least 18.5—below which the World Health Organization deems you officially malnourished. As a point of reference, Kate Moss has a BMI of around 17 whereas Naomi Campbell’s is a totally shocking 6.5. Well, looks like those two can officially say goodbye to an Israeli ad campaign.
All ads produced for the Israeli market must also have a clear statement saying the photo has been altered to make the model appear skinnier. We can only imagine the happy dance the British Advertising Standards Authority is doing right now.
Of course, there are some critics who are saying the new law should be based on health, not on weight. According to them, some models are naturally very thin and would be unfairly excluded from work because of their normal size.
The new rules won’t apply to foreign publications sold in Israel, so we can’t expect to see any major international changes just yet. But this is a definite step in the right direction. Clearly, the loose industry guidelines set in the US and UK aren’t quite enough to set some of the more rebellious designers straight (hint hint: Marc Jacobs).


Daily Mail: “Israel bans adverts featuring super skinny models in bid to crack down on eating disorders (so Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are out).”
Fashionista: “Since Israel only has about 300 professional models, and since the law only applies to photos and ads that will run locally in Israel, the new law is unlikely to affect many models’ careers. The hope, though, is that it does much more.”
Paige Dzenis, associate online editor: “Another great step in keeping models healthy—but will the international fashion capitals (Paris, Milan, London…) follow suit?”