Posts Tagged ‘Simon Doonan’

High End Department Stores, Models

Coco Rocha stars in her own Barney’s fantasy

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on August 19th, 2008

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What girl doesn’t fantasize about buying a little bit of everything in Barney’s? That’s the theme of the store’s fall catalog, created by Simon Doonan and starring Coco Rocha.

Rocha is photographed as the character Emma, and Emma has a dilemma.

“Making decisions has never been my strong point. When faced with a chocolate eclair or a macaroon, I dither and procrastinate and end up nibbling on both” says Emma.

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Celebrity Style, Red Carpet

Industry c’lebs and socialites gather at El Museo Gala

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on May 27th, 2008

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Last week the annual El Museo Gala took place in New York City’s legendary event-space Cipriani 42nd Street. In honor of the 15th anniversary-celebration, the evening’s theme was a Quinceanero ball and guests were asked to wear black or white, with long gloves and tiaras optional.

This Shiny stylista had the pleasure of attending and chatting with some of the night’s honored guests – keep reading to find out who!

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Rogan for Target this week at Barneys

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on May 4th, 2008


The new Rogan for Target Go International line from Rogan Gregory will be debuting Friday for three days at Barneys New York before its May 18 launch at Target stores.

For the occasion, Simon Doonan has dedicated his latest Barneys Babble column to an interview with the designer.

Keep reading for highlights.

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Accessories, Celebrity Style, Designer Fashions, Footwear, High End Department Stores, Retail News

Barney’s Babble reveals secrets about the man behind the Manolos

By Andrea Thatcher on November 7th, 2007


Simon Doonan’s Barney’s Babble is getting better and better. And he knows how to grab readers with a headline: “Manolo Blahnik: Shocking Secrets Revealed.” Well, the secrets may not be totally shocking, but they’re definitely entertaining. Among them is a story of how Manolo got his name from a canary with a deformed beak, a legend that Manolo takes every shoe he designs to the family priest for blessing – and that when he skipped this ritual all the heels fell off the unblessed shoe, and a beauty secret involving figs. We might have to take some of Simon’s chatter with a grain of salt, but you’ll definitely feel like you know Manolo better after reading the column.

Celebrity Style, Department Stores, Fashion News, High End Department Stores, Models, Retail News

More Moss: Simon Doonan dishes on Kate Moss’s Topshop office manner

By Andrea Thatcher on October 15th, 2007

Kate%20Moss%20topshop.jpg In his latest edition of Barneys Babble, Simon Doonan teases us with the knowledge of whether Kate Moss has a corner office or lowly cubicle at the Topshop head office in London. He never gives us the dirt on that question, but says Kate, shown here at the Kate Moss for Topshop Barneys New York launch, is very popular with Topshop employees (gee, go figure) and that she tries on every design for her line herself. Apparently she comes in weekly for meetings and goes on coffee runs for workers, which is nice since they’re probably chained to their desks working on her stuff while she can flit in and out as she pleases.

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