One of our favorite “Girls“, Lena Dunham’s edgy-chic do on the cover of ELLE magazine’s annual Women in TV issue is poised to reaching for the bleach, vibrant color and scissors. Sporting a simple choppy coif, that amazing 90′s color job and a sharp cat-eye, Dunham looks equal parts glamorous and every gal — which is exactly her appeal. Take a peak at some of the editorial snaps inside, featuring goods by haute designers Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane and you’ll see exactly how the cool kids do. And congrats on the cover, Lena!read more
Rock ‘n roll meets couture isn’t exactly a groundbreaker in the pairing department, but we are particularly excited to see Saint Laurent’s latest music-as-muse face-du-jour: crooner Sky Ferreira.
Tapping the singer was the brands latest move towards a much more edgy aesthetic under the guidance of Hedi Slimane, and stays right on cue with the designers penchant for the music world, including the recent appearance of rocker Gwen Stefani on the cover of Vogue sporting pieces from the Saint Laurent spring 2013 collection. The lookbook features a very pouty Ferreira and is all leather and lace, and monochromatic looks — not a stretch for the singer (or the brand) for that matter, but still one that continues to lead the charge for Saint Laurent to appeal to the cool girls.
Way back in June we brought you news of Hedi Slimane’s planned shake up at famed fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, starting with a surprise name change to Saint Laurent Paris. But if Slimane thought the release of the brands Facebook palette (available only to FB fans of the label) was enough to appease the masses, he’d best think again. The newly-named Saint Laurent Paris officially released their new logo on their Facebook page, revealing two black boxes stacked on a table with simple, fuss-free lettering, more along the lines of the label’s 1966 lettering than the swirling YSL typography of the past few years — Facebook fans aren’t pleased.
“Where’s the iconography? This is not iconic,” posted one Facebook-er, with another noting that the new logo resembles that of lower-priced boutique brand Zara. We can’t imagine that this was the comparison that Slimane was going for.
The brand has said that it has every intention of keeping YSL’s iconic “Cassandre” logo on all of it’s beauty products, but it’s not entirely clear how the ‘Y’ can remain without the ‘Yves.”
So what do you think of the label’s new logo? Is it a ‘hit’ or a ‘miss’ — as in “I miss the ‘Y’?read more
Big changes are afoot over at Yves Saint Laurent. Or should we say Saint Laurent Paris?
WWD is reporting that brand-spanking-new creative authority over at Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane is making the mother of all changes over at the luxury brand: changing the labels name in an effort to “thrust Saint Laurent into a new era.” What?! Yes. Apparently Slimane is exercising the “total responsibility” that he contracted when he took the creative reigns from Stefano Pilati earlier this year. Slimane has yet to make a statement on his exact plans to update the beloved French fashion house, but news of the name change is a doozy. According to WWD, the brand intends to keep it’s iconic YSL logo — and since it’s stamped all over any number of YSL‘s products — that’s a good thing.