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The new Wang?

I really hate when journalists refer to someone as ‘the new…’ so-and-so. It’s lazy journalism and kinda insulting to the person they’re describing. Seeing as being a hypocrite is pretty much inevitable, I’m going to join in…hear me out though! Stylist turned designer? Check! Monochrome colours? Check! Unisex look? Check! Angular silhouette? Check! Rad by Rad Hourani, the secondary line for the namesake designer was unveiled. In stores in November, priced between $100-400. How much are u wanting a piece of this?!

Gucci Fall 09 campaign

Words fail me. The first image is just too hot to handle! Anja Rubik, Natasha Poly, Myf Shepherd and Raquel Zimmerman shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, styled by Emmanuelle Alt.

Lily Golightly?

Karl Lagerfeld’s muse for sometime, Lily Allen stars in the Chanel Fall 09 campaign, which has more than a touch of Breakfast at Tiffany’s about it. What do you think of Lily as a modern day Holly Golightly? Fashion Chalet, would love to hear your opinion!


Extracts from a Dasha Zhukova’s interview with er Interview magazine, about Pop magazine! Phew!

She’s not trying to ride in on Katie Grand’s coattails.

I respect Katie Grand, and I hope I can retain some respect for the brand. But I have other plans for the magazine now. And, come on, it’s not like this is the first time there’s been a new editor at a magazine.

Actually, she was opposed to taking the job at first.

My initial reaction was, “No way. I don’t want this.”

She acknowledges the doubts about her ability to edit POP . . .

Yes, there was a lot of doubt there. But here’s the thing: I’ve wanted to do a magazine for years. In fact, my friend Olympia Scarry and I had worked on a magazine concept before. We did up a dummy version, and even looked to get it printed. It was not like POP. We had only planned on a single issue a year, and the layout was different. But when this opportunity came along — an entire magazine ready to go and fully staffed, with an entire infrastructure — eventually I decided it would be stupid not to at least entertain the idea.

. . . And that she isn’t from the fashion world.

That’s another thing: I read fashion magazines, but I’m not all up in the mix. I’m not from this world. I haven’t spent years in fashion making friends and making enemies. I barely know who half the people are. Obviously, I know that Katie Grand started POP, and that it’s a product that’s so associated with her in this world. But in my world, it’s just POP.

But she finds those aspects advantageous.

Absolutely. It allows me to not delve too deep into the politics of it all. I like to think of myself as the average reader.

In brief:

Baby be gone: Gisele appears in the London Fog campaign sans baby bump, which has been airbrushed out.

Baby Boom: 18 year old Jourdan Dunn has also revealed that she is pregnant. Both Jourdan and Gisele are due in December.

Nouvelle Vogue: “Think a new circle of models, an influx of fresh, young photographers and a desire for ‘unpredictability’ in the stories.”

Lacroix saved?: After a few frankly pathetic offers, the front runner seems to be Borletti, who has stakes in Printemps.

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Dream Sequins
    July 30, 2009 / 8:51 pm

    I think Rad is… well RAD 😉 I think the prices are actually his wholesale prices, dear. And I love Lily Allen, but I don't know why Le Karl is so obsessed with her!

  2. Couture Carrie
    July 30, 2009 / 10:21 pm

    Am loving Rad Hourani and that Gucci campaign!xoxox,CC

  3. Sheena
    July 31, 2009 / 4:42 am

    Between $100-400, you say? This might be something worth checking out. And Lily Allen looks adorable in that ad.

  4. Anonymous
    July 31, 2009 / 10:35 am

    Oh wow I shall be checking out Rad..his designs look amazing..thanks for sharing!lily xxx

  5. yiqin;
    July 31, 2009 / 11:34 am

    I was surprised lily was chosen. But the campaign's not bad.

  6. Dream Sequins
    July 31, 2009 / 3:36 pm

    Left you an award on my blog, darlin. You're the best xx

  7. E
    July 31, 2009 / 7:18 pm

    I'm so stoked about Rad, too!!!!

  8. Margaux.
    July 31, 2009 / 8:08 pm

    I do not approve of Lily for Chanel!

  9. Kristin
    July 31, 2009 / 9:02 pm

    I think Lily Allen is adorably cheeky, although I still can't believe that Karl shows such disdain for Heidi.

  10. Annie Spandex
    August 1, 2009 / 8:11 am

    Definitely rad 🙂

  11. Toni Alexis
    August 3, 2009 / 10:25 pm

    Love love..the RAD clothes!!!

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