Author Archives: John Smart

New this week: Harry Styles, ‘Angelie’ and ‘The Valet’

Here’s a compendium curated by entertainment journalists from the Associated Press about what’s coming to TV, streaming services, and music platforms this week. Movies – The gripping documentary “Hold Your Fire”, directed by Stephen Forbes, chronicles the 1973 Brooklyn robbery that became a turning point in hostage negotiation strategy and de-escalation. The scene, vividly depicted […]

Luella Bartley Is Back, With Sculptures, Drawings of Complex Bodies

Sara Berman and Luella Bartley have opened a show called “Armoured” at KH Gallery in London. IMAGE COURTESY OF DAVID SIMS Luella Bartley is moving on, shifting from fashion to fine art, although she’s still thinking about curves and the complexities of the female form. Her new show, with fellow designer-turned-artist Sara Berman, is called “Armoured,” […]

Sophie Turner’s Latest Maternity Look Is A Chic Blue Button-Down And No Pants While Out With Joe Jonas

Sophie Turner embraced the spring heat, stepping out in just an oversized blue button-down and no pants while out with her husband Joe Jonas at the Beverly Hills Hotel yesterday. The two took a limo to grab lunch on Sunset Boulevard. Turner and Jonas are based in Miami now. The couple is expecting their second […]

Megan Fox Wore A Glittering Pink High Leg Slit Dress With Machine Gun Kelly At ‘Good Mourning’ Premiere

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly showed just how to do statement pink attire at the premiere of their film Good Mourning last night in Los Angeles, Kelly outfitted in a rose-adorned magenta suit by Dolce & Gabbana and Fox shimmering in a strapless pink Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress with a high leg slit and Andrea Wazen shoes. […]

Kate Moss’s Daughter, Lila, Poses With Her Glucose Monitor In A Versace–Fendi Campaign

Kate Moss’s daughter, Lila Moss, is rising in the fashion industry—and she’s doing so by remaining entirely herself. In a joint Versace and Fendi campaign, the 19-year-old model posed proudly in a cream-and-blush patterned dress, black strappy sandals with gold accents, a miniature handbag, and her glucose monitor. The teen uses the device to measure […]

Tapestry Taps Brakes on Outlook With China Slowdown

Jennifer Lopez in Coach’s Mother’s Day campaign Tapestry Inc.’s outlook took a hit from China’s COVID-19 lockdowns — a dark cloud hovering over fashion generally — but chief executive officer Joanne Crevoiserat sees strength just about everywhere else. With uber luxury brands moving prices higher, the CEO sees a wider lane for accessible luxury, room […]

Dr. Barbara Sturm and Aquazzura Release the Ultimate Summer Sandal Collaboration

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, July 2009. Between all of the Met Gala facials and the cult-favorite moisturizers, it’s easy to forget that Dr. Barbara Sturm began her career in orthopedics. Part of the team at the Centre for Molecular Orthopedics in Düsseldorf, Sturm helped develop cutting-edge, anti-inflammatory treatments for osteoarthritis and back pain utilizing a patient’s own blood cells […]

Another Tomorrow Signs Creative Head, Recurate Gets $14M Funding, Canopy’s New Database: Short Takes

Another Tomorrow has signed on a new creative director: Elizabeth Giardina. The Brooklyn-based fashion veteran has served in various design roles over the past two decades helping to expand American fashion legacies, including the likes of Proenza Schouler (former vice president of design), Derek Lam (former VP of design for Derek Lam 10 Crosby), and […]

Jonathan Cohen Opens First Pop-up on Madison Avenue

Jonathan Cohen is testing out life as a retailer, opening his namesake brand’s first stand-alone pop-up store at 833 Madison Avenue. The bi-level, 1,700-square-foot store offers pieces from the spring collection, first delivery of the fall 2022 collection and exclusive one-of-a-kind pieces from The Studio, including the return of men’s shirting. In addition, an assortment […]

Athletic eye is a huge asset to Muncie

Muncie’s Branson Ayer pitches against Montgomery on May 5, 2022 in Montgomery. Munsi won 5-2. Dave Kennedy/Sun-Gazette Branson Ayer plays quarterback and defensive each fall and has helped Muncie capture two District 4 Class A championships. He then plays both guard positions, defenders and guards and forwards and helps the basketball team make dramatic progress […]

Well Intentioned: How Willow Smith Minds Her Mind With Palo Santo—And a Little Help From Björk

Photo: Getty Images / Illustration by Hannah Tran From the moment she whipped her hair back and forth, Willow Smith has been committed to presenting the most authentic version of herself in every space she occupies, refusing to conform to preconceived notions about what, or who, she should be. After her 2020 song, “Meet Me at Our Spot,” […]

Attending Weddings Abroad, I Was Reminded That a Ceremony Can Be Anything You Choose

Photo: Courtesy of Hyejin Oh No one knows this, but I actually got married in 2014. It took place in the Johannesburg neighborhood of Soweto (South Africa’s largest Black township and a symbol of resistance to apartheid), during a break in our bike tour. At the prompting of our bemused teenage guides (who, upon hearing […]

Pitti Uomo Going It Alone, Lipstick Looks Glossy, Scotch & Soda Expands

ON ITS OWN: Signaling a return to pre-pandemic normality, Pitti Immagine said Wednesday that the upcoming edition of the menswear trade show Pitti Uomo is going solo. The event showcasing the spring 2023 men’s collections will take place from June 14 to 17 as a stand-alone event, discontinuing the recent tradition of combining it with the […]

China’s Younger Generation Seek Cool Wedding Alternatives

China’s affluent, young and fashion-savvy brides-to-be in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai are writing their own rules when it comes to finding the one dress for the most important day in their life. While their demand only represents a tiny portion of China’s 1.7 trillion renminbi wedding industry (as of 2021, according to Statista), many […]