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Isabella Rossellini Reveals Why She Returned to Lancome [Vulture]
After her famous firing as the face of Lancome for the crime of being over the age of 40, Isabella Rossellini recently returned to the company at the age of 65. In an interview with Vulture, the actress and model said she was “very surprised” to receive a call from the brand after 22 years: “But I had a question: They used to say to me that a woman’s dream is to be younger, which is to condemn yourself to disappointment. But now I’m older and the company is asking about me again? What happened to the women’s dream? But Françoise Lehmann, the CEO, a woman in her 40s, said to me, ‘There are other dreams now. I want to be inclusive. I’m a woman. I’m getting older and I don’t count anymore. I can’t accept that.’ This made sense to me.”
Introducing the Jeff Goldblum Dress-Up Magnet Set [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Much has been made about Jeff Goldblum’s killer sense of style. The 65-year-old actor nails it with his leather jackets, slim chinos, penny loafers and fedoras offscreen, and his onscreen style isn’t too shabby, either. Now the looks of Goldblum’s most iconic characters, from scientist Seth Brundle in The Fly and Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park to the Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, have been re-created (the clothes, the accessories and, yep, even the facial hair) in the form of The Jeff Goldblum Dress-Up Magnet Set (about $20, including shipping) by British publisher Belly Kids with art by Vaso Michailidou. Maybe something fun to slip in with your Father’s Day gift?
Launching the Jeff Goldblum Dress up Magnet set that lets you mix, match and, uh, disrobe the great man himself. All his classic looks in one ace place. Order now and be a good guy.https://t.co/7aWeCa0CLy pic.twitter.com/r68uOUQikY
— Belly Kids (@bellykids) April 5, 2018
Hood by Air’s Shayne Oliver’s Collab With Longchamp [Highsnobiety]
French luxury brand Longchamp has teamed up with Shayne Oliver, founder of streetwear label Hood By Air (now on hiatus), for a travel-focused capsule line of apparel, footwear, leather goods and bags, including new riffs on Longchamp’s signature Le Pliage tote. The Longchamp by Shayne Oliver line will hit select stores and longchamp.com on May 4. Oliver is also currently helming Diesel’s three-part Red Tag Project, and that first collection dropped at Paris Fashion Week last month. Longchamp, meanwhile, has collaborated before with several designers, most notably Jeremy Scott.
If you love the iconic La Pliage bag by @Longchamp, then you’re probably not ready for what Hood By Air’s Shayne Oliver (he just stepped out from one-off creative projects with Diesel and Helmut Lang) has in-store for the heritage French travel label. And yes, that’s THE tote bag fused onto the sleeve of a bomber jacket. The capsule collection drops May 4.
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Take Two: Lacoste x Supreme [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
In other collab news, French sportswear brand Lacoste and streetwear label Supreme (see a theme here?) are back at it for another run after last year’s successful partnership. The centerpiece of the latest Lacoste x Supreme effort is a velour reinvention of the iconic Lacoste polo shirt with matching track suits and bucket hats. Also in the mix are a wool varsity jacket, a nylon anorak and track pant printed with a reflective pattern, sweatshirts, sweat shorts, caps, and a waist bag and shoulder bag. The collab drops at the Supreme store on North Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles on Thursday and at lacoste.com and supremenewyork.com on Friday.
Net-a-Porter Founder Natalie Massenet Launches Venture Capital Firm [WWD]
Natalie Massenet, founder of luxury fashion e-tailer Net-a-Porter, has formed a new venture fund, Imaginary Ventures, with investor Nick Brown.The business is also backed by Tom and Ruth Chapman, co-founders of London-based luxury fashion e-tailer Matchesfashion and Rick Caruso of Caruso Real Estate Group in Los Angeles. The fund, which has $75 million in commitments to date, targets “early stage, direct-to-consumer brands at the intersection of retail and technology.” So far, those include digital beauty brand Glossier; sustainable L.A. fashion brand Reformation; Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede’s size-inclusive denim label Good American; San Francisco-based luxury fashion brand Everlane; London-based company Heist Studios, known for seamless tights; and luxury e-commerce company Farfetch, where Massenet serves as non-executive chairman.
I am thrilled to officially announce that today @NickBrown and I have launched IMAGINARY @imaginary , a $75 million venture fund that invests in early stage direct-to-consumer businesses at the intersection of retail and technology, backed by a collective of some of the world’s top business individuals and entrepreneurs. Online discovery and distribution platforms have made it easier than ever to launch a business but equally, it’s made it even more challenging for them to thrive for the long-term. The businesses that will endure will be those that build their strategies around an authentic understanding of their consumers and never lose sight of them as they grow. This is at the heart of all the emerging brands, platforms and retail solutions that we are investing in. Imaginary is actively investing across the beauty, wellness, food and beverage, lifestyle and fashion sectors, and we are proud to be launching with a strong portfolio of investments including Appear Here @AppearhereHQ, Daily Harvest @DailyHarvest, Dirty Lemon @DirtyLemon , Everlane @Everlane, Farfetch @Farfetch, Glossier @Glossier, Good American @GoodAmerican, Heist @Heiststudios , Hum @HumNutrition, Keeps @Keeps, Reformation @reformation and Universal Standard @UniversalStandard. We can’t wait to carry on growing our portfolio to support amazing founders and teams to realize their ambitions. We hope you will love these businesses and their products as much as we do! To find out more about them visit www.Imaginary.co and follow us on @Imaginary as we begin this exciting journey in the world of new consumer brands. These are the businesses that are going to change our lives, how we shop, what we eat, how we feel, what we wear and how we disrupt the world of retail for a new generation of consumers. On a personal note, I feel blessed to be able to support a new generation of inspiring entrepreneurs and businesses. I was lucky enough to have extraordinary angel investors and mentors giving me much needed funding and advice along my journey and it is a privilege to be able to return the favour. #ImaginaryFriends #imaginaryCompany
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