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Vogue's City Directory



Today marks the debut of the Vogue City Directory, a mobile-responsive, super selective guide to where to shop, eat, and prettify oneself in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Milan, and Shanghai. This is a modest launch—six cities and a handful of listings—but in the weeks and months to come it will grow in numbers of recommendations and locations. Overseen by Edward Barsamian, who has convinced a global gaggle of style leaders to reveal their secret places, the City Directory is, by design, curated, not comprehensive: We won’t name every place to paint your toenails in Manhattan, just our favorite ones. You’ll find some classics in the listings, and some upstarts. You can search by city, by category, by need, by contributor. You may choose to plan an itinerary or find a solution on the go. This is your new best friend.

Kate Moss & Rimmel London Limited Edition Lipstick for Red Nose Day 2015

Kate Moss & Rimmel London Limited Edition Lipstick for Red Nose Day 2015

The event is also coming the the United States this year; NBC:

Red Nose Day, the U.K.’s #1 television fundraising event, is finally coming to America in a spectacular star-studded special live on NBC.

In collaboration with Comic Relief U.K. — the British charity behind Red Nose Day — NBC will televise a three-hour benefit in May 2015 as a celebration for the U.S. inaugural Red Nose Day event.

In the U.K., Red Nose Day has been going for 25 years and is an inspiring cultural phenomenon that unites people from all walks of life in the interest of saving and changing lives across the globe. With superstar presenters and comedians, original sketch comedy, hilarious film parodies, one-off sitcom reunions and amazing musical performances, it’s no wonder that this program has been the one of the BBC’s highest-rated Friday night shows for many years. Best of all, it’s raised more than $1 billion in donations so far, and shows no signs of slowing down.

Created by writer-director Richard Curtis in 1985, the idea of Red Nose Day was built upon the foundation that mass media and celebrities can help raise money and awareness of poverty to save and change millions of lives. Curtis will serve as an executive producer for the NBC telecast.

WWD Vs.Vogue



Iran is known for its historical cities and gorgeous Islamic art, but much less for its other great source of pride: mountains. In all four corners of Tehran, they rise in endless clusters, green and brown ridges that turn white in winter and, unbeknownst to many Westerners, conceal stunning ski resorts.


Maybe Vogue should just stick to New York, Paris, London and Milan?

In a story published on Wednesday entitled: “Could Tehran (Yes, Tehran) Be the Next Aspen?, writer Laurence Cornet gives Westerners an inside look at the “stunning” ski resorts nestled in the “endless clusters” of the mountains of Iran.


Although no one could fault Cornet for his florid descriptions, he forgot to mention a key point: The slopes he’s referring to are the very mountains that have been rumored to be a locus for missile production under former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Apple Paid Angela Ahrendts $73 Millions To Land Her


Angela-ahrendts_416x416Former Burberry boss Angela Ahrendts collected some lovely welcoming gifts in her new role overseeing Apple’s retail operations — a compensation package valued at $73.4 million, according to regulatory filings.


Since joining the company in May, Ahrendts collected some $70 million in stock grants from Apple — $37 million to compensate her for her for the value of the Burberry stock that she walked away from in accepting the Apple job, plus a new hire stock allocation valued at $33 million — 40 percent of which is performance based, and the rest vests over three years.

She also pocketed a $500,000 cash bonus and relocation expenses totaling $457,615.

Apple said it departed from its usual practice and extended Ahrendts a severance agreement that, upon termination, would pay a lump sum equivalent to the base salary she would have collected for the remainder of the three-year period.

The retail chief receives an annual salary of $1 million, plus bonuses, similar to that of other senior executives.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen

Gotta love him;

“I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.”

Woody Allen, in the press release announcing the Untitled Woody Allen Project for Amazon  Prime Instant Video. (Roy Price is the Vice President of Amazon Studios.)

2015 Oscars Nominees Are

Oscar 2015

Full list of nominese at

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Richard Linklater - Boyhood
Bennett Miller - Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum - The Imitation Game

Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Actress in a Leading Role
Marion Cotillard - Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild

Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Laura Dern - Wild
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Meryl Streep - Into the Woods

Galliano Against Ménage à Trois

Maison Margiela

Vanessa Friedman: Maison Martin Margiela Changed Its Name, and No One Noticed

A company spokesman said Tuesday the change “reflects the evolution of the house.” My guess is: new leader, new name.

David Gandy Enters Footwear

David Gandy

Financial Times (pay wall): David Gandy: from model to sole man

Consistently at the very top, or thereabouts, of earnings estimates for the world’s most successful male models, Gandy has an annual income that reportedly hovers just above £1m. That’s a fraction of what his female equivalents earn but still useful.

Wise management has helped Gandy broaden his profile: today, he is an ambassador for London Collections: Men (the British menswear fashion week) and a columnist for GQ. He has two apps — one for fitness, one for snappy dressing — and investments in a whey protein ice-cream maker and a sock subscription business. He wore some snowy smalls for Marks and Spencer last year to launch his David Gandy Underwear collection, a strong seller. And Gandy has just formally announced another business venture: his acquisition of the shoe company David Preston, which might explain why his glass-roofed basement extension is piled high with shoe boxes containing prototype designs.

David Gandy Footwear“We met, had lunch, and he was a very interesting guy,” says Gandy. “David is very creative — he’d worked as a nurse for 20 years, then taught himself how to make these boots when he couldn’t find anything like them — and found a cult following.” Wearers of Preston’s rock star-appropriate footwear include members of Blur, Kasabian, Iggy and the Stooges and, since that meeting, Gandy. In October, he bought Preston’s company and has since recruited a PR and commercial team. With Preston in situ as creative director, the first Gandy-owned collection launches this weekend at London Collections: Men, and then at the Tranoï trade show in Paris. Preston plans to catch the eyes of wholesale buyers with a 15-style collection whose retail prices range from £350 to £520.

Joan Didion On The Céline Campaign

Joan Didion on the Céline

NY Times:

Was Ms. Didion aware of the sensation she caused?

“I don’t have any clue,” said the 80-year-old author of well-thumbed classics such as “The White Album,” “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” and “The Year of Magical Thinking,” reached by telephone on Wednesday at her Upper East Side residence (where the photo, by Juergen Teller, was taken). “I have no idea.”

Whose idea was this?

“They got in touch with me,”

ACNE Paper On Hold Until Further Notice


It seems ACNE Studio might be ending production of their beloved magazine, ACNE Paper. The last issue, No.15, came out in October 2013, and per the below note from a user on tFS it seems to be done. They did release underwear though if that's an conciliation.

I have been told by Acne that the magazine is "on hold" until further notice. I'm afraid it's the end of Acne Paper