Today’s Fashion Headlines: Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Fashion News

The cover of the Christmas edition of Vogue Paris

Vogue Paris Guest Edited by Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham was chosen to be the guest editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris’ Christmas edition, which hits newsstands today. The designer and her husband appear on two versions of the cover, lensed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The issue’s contents were curated by Beckham and include profiles of Valentino Garavani, Anish Kapoor, and Diana Ross. An interview with Beckham by Marie Darrieussecq is also a prominent feature. Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, said: “We handed over the running of this issue to a woman who, throughout our working together, has proved to be the exact opposite of her public image. She is spontaneous, with a great sense of humor, humble yet at the same time driven by a healthy ambition.”

“Working with Emmanuelle Alt and her team was both exciting and inspiring and I am so proud of what we have created,” said Beckham. Guest editors are an annual tradition for French Vogue, and past editors include Tom Ford, Kate Moss, and Sofia Coppola. This issue also marks the launch of Vogue Paris’ interactive digital edition for the iPad.

Alexander Wang Debuts Updated Website

Alexanderwang.com’s new look was unveiled today. This is its first major update since launching in July 2011. “We started e-commerce before we had our first retail store. It was one of our first big ventures as a brand,” Alexander Wang said. The designer described his new site as minimal, functional, easy to navigate, and engaging. Sales from the site currently make up 20 percent of the company’s business, but Wang predicts the website to become the biggest contributor by 2015. Not surprisingly, handbags are the strongest-selling category on the website.

Haute Hippie Opens in West Hollywood

Haute Hippie has opened its first store on the West Coast on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The 1,725-square-foot store opened today and features décor inspired by old Hollywood glamour. The New York-based label opted to decorate its new boutique more elegantly than its three NYC locations, which feature a more rustic vibe.

Jillian Dempsey Launching Jewelry Collection

Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey is expanding her brand. On Wednesday, she is set to launch an 18-piece fine jewelry line at Maxfield in Los Angeles and at Dempseyjewelry.com, which will launch that day. The Jillian Dempsey Jewelry collection’s prices range from $450 to $7,400. The jewelry shows Dempsey’s love of contrast- there are both chunky and delicate pieces. The designer and makeup artist, who is married to actor Patrick Dempsey, has built a successful career in the beauty industry. Her clients include Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart, and Kate Winslet.

Jillian Dempsey Jewelry

-Claire Mykrantz

Source: WWD & Vogue Paris 

Images: Vogue Paris & WWD 

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