ART – Danny Roberts // Danny Roberts, the amazing artist who star is quickly rising, has yet another collaboration under his belt. Roberts, who features his artwork on his website Igor + André, recently collaborated with French cosmetics brand Lancôme to create their holiday cards. He was also featured in the December issue of Elle magazine, cementing his place as the go-to artist for the fashion world. His past collaborations have included working with Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku Lovers label, but 2010 looks like it will be even bigger and better for Roberts.
COLLABORATION – Pendleton Meets Opening Ceremony // Pendleton’s latest collaboration with Opening Ceremony is going to make you crave summer like you never have before. The lookbook features models lounging in the gaze of the sun, riding bikes and relaxing on the beach. The print-heavy collection, which features plenty of plaids and some Navajo-inspired patterns, will be available at Opening Ceremony in the coming months.
FASHION – LowLuv by Erin Wasson // Erin Wasson’s latest collection for LowLuv, her jewelry line, will be available later this month at Opening Ceremony New York. The line features Mexican totems and Native American glyphs all emblazoned on the chunky knuckle-duster rings and oversized cuffs that the model is known for. As promised, the prices are lower this time around, with all the pieces for retailing under $250.
FASHION – We Are Handsome // Australian swimwear label We Are Handsome is ‘not just your run-of-the-mill swimwear.’ Each piece is made by hand and is printed with a limited-edition run of retro images, from galloping horses to roaring lions to sunsets to Hollywood icons – guaranteed to make you the hottest thing on the beach this summer.
FILM – A Single Man // Fashion designer Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man, was financed by the designer himself and stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Firth stars as George Falconer, a gay British college professor living in Southern California in the 1960s. After the film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, the buzz started to grow and both Firth and Moore have been nominated for Golden Globes. The film is in cinemas now!
IDEA – New Year’s Resolutions // It’s time for your 2010 new year’s resolutions – everyone’s doing it! Thakoon Panichgul spoke to WWD, telling them: “Personally and professionally, I will attempt to learn Japanese.” Meanwhile Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia told WWD: “My personal resolution is to get my driver’s license so I can get a pink Smart car.”
JEWELRY – Lia Sophia Midnight Collection by Dani Stahl // Dani Stahl, Style Director at Nylon Magazine, moonlights as a jewelry designer for Lia Sophia and her twentieth collection for the label has just surfaced. The Midnight II collection features geometric designs and chunky jewelry in rich sapphire and black tones, with cocktail rings for the less flashy and gaudy statement necklaces for the show-off.
MUSIC – Coco Sumner // Coco Sumner, the daughter of Sting (of the Police) is tipped for major success in 2010. Coco fronts the ska-punk band I Blame Coco, who signed with Island Records in 2008. I Blame Coco have spent two years recording their debut album in Sweden. Their first single, Caesar, will be released this month. The video for the single is already out and features a cameo appearance by Swedish pop-singer Robyn.
SHOPPING – Bess at Net-A-Porter // Bess, the vintage-inspired clothing and accessories label loved by celebrities like Mary-Kate Olsen and Erin Wasson, is now available online. Net-A-Porter is the exclusive online retailer for the New York-based label which was started in 2000 by husband and wife team Doug and Bess Abraham. From a velvet studded cape to studded leather miniskirt, you’re about to find yourself go into major shopping meltdown as prices are between $275 and $1,070. Perfect for the rebel inside you that is dying to get out.
V-BLOGS – Dan Single of Ksubi //Dan Single, one of the main men behind Australian brand Ksubi (formerly known as Tsubi) has created a series of v-blogs for Pedestrian TV and the first clips have been released. Tune in as Single eavesdrops on a phone call and then try to understand his Australian accent as he contemplates age with Black Angus of Sneaky Soundsystem. Single has filmed it by hand so you are in for a bumpy ride.