Fashion Fix

A while ago, I used to do a weekly post called Fashion Fix which kind of rounded up all the fashion news into one post. I’m feeling a little nostalgic so I thought I would bring it back 🙂 

Revillon and Rodarte? 

There have been lots of whisperings that Rodarte would be bought by LVMH group as CEO Pierre-Yves Roussel has been front row for the past two seasons.  Now, there are rumours that someone else may have already snapped them up. Apparently the Mulleavy sisters are in talks with French furrier Revillon. According to the rumours, their first collection will be shown in July alongside Paris couture. Rodarte’s rep denies the rumours, but watch this space.  I’m not sure how I feel about this to be honest, I just feel that fur is a little unnecessary these days. It would definitely be a very controversial move for them.

In other Rodarte news, they are collaborating with director Darren Aronofsky on his new film Black Swan, which stars Natalie Portman.

Theory and Proenza?

There must be something in the air, the lads from Proenza Schouler have apparently met with Andrew Rosen, CEO of Theory, who may be interested in a stake of the American label. Theory already invests in the likes of Rag and Bone and Alice + Olivia.

Tom Ford womenswear steams ahead

This is the most exciting news of all. Tom Ford is on a recruiting spree for his womenswear design team. Here’s a roll call of who has been hired: Caroline Tixier (Givenchy), Pablo Coppola (McQueen) and Michael Lewis (Gucci,  Louis Vuitton and Burberry). Ford is reported to return to womenswear for Autumn 2011, probably with a presentation rather than a show either set in New York or Milian. I cannot wait to see what the creative outcome is, but I’m sure it will completely blow me away. 

Stella shrinks Gap

Stella McCartney’s first collection for Gap Kids sold out of large sizes within hours, so she’s cut everything slightly smaller this season. To be honest, I didn’t pay the last collection much mind, seeing as it was for kids. But I may try to squeeze myself into something as I’ve heard it’s amazing!

New Model/Designer

Irina Lazareanu is the latest model to jump on the model/designer bandwagon. I do like her style, but to be honest I’m sick of people (celebrities and models) deviating from the day job to dabble in design. Lindsey Lohal and Ungaro, I’m talking to you! Designers do such an amazing job I really feel this undermines their vision, creativity and talent. 

Fendi and Chanel hit New York

Andre Leon Talley has confirmed reports that Karl Lagerfeld is shooting both Chanel and Fendi campaigns in New York. He was shooting Freja Beha Erichsen and Abbey Lee Kershaw in Chanel around SoHo and the Lower East Side during the week. If the stupid BA strike wasn’t on, I would be so tempted to jump on a flight to do some Karl-stalking!

* Source Fashionologie, Fashionista

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. Meg
    March 28, 2010 / 5:52 am

    I'm a bit sick of celebrity designers. I think a lot of them just pay someone else to do the designing, then put their name on it. And I wish I was small enough to get some Stella McCartney for Gap Kids! I hope she's still doing that collaboration when I have kids!

  2. Charlie ♥
    March 28, 2010 / 9:37 am

    those stella for gap outfits actually do look awesome, i would squeeze myself into one lol!VAMPIRES-AND-CARDIGANS.BLOGSPOT.COM – Dont forget to enter the Giveaway!xx

  3. SR@MyStyle
    March 28, 2010 / 9:54 am

    Hi there-love the Stella collection!! have a great Sunday!

  4. FashionJazz
    March 28, 2010 / 10:24 am

    Really luved ur post hun!!!Hope u are having a lovely wknd! xxx

  5. Noble Beeyotch
    March 28, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    Natalie carries Rodarte really well. Can't wait to catch Natalie and Rodarte's collab for Black Swan. And junior Stella…how cute!

  6. mood called veronica
    March 28, 2010 / 11:30 pm

    Stella collection make me wish i was 5 again!

  7. Dream Sequins
    March 29, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    Irina Lazareanu is the latest model to jump on the model/designer bandwagon. I do like her style, but to be honest I'm sick of people (celebrities and models) deviating from the day job to dabble in design. <— So true. Of course, the fact of the matter is.. these celebs are not the ones executing the vision, and hey, if it gives another job to a struggling designer, more power to the celeb collabs, I say…

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