Scarlett Johansson was among the mourners who gathered for the funeral of respected stylist Annabel Tollman on Friday (14Jun13). Tollman, 39, who styled many stars including Johansson during her fashion career, died on Thursday (06Jun13) and her life was celebrated at a funeral in New York City on Friday.
The private service at Manhattan's Grace Church attracted hundreds of mourners, including stars of the fashion world, designers Cynthia Rowley and Mark Badgley, as well as actress Tara Subkoff and Johansson, who also attended the reception at the Four Seasons restaurant, according to the New York Daily News.
After Tollman's death, the Lost In Translation star released a statement paying tribute to her friend, describing her as the "epitome of class and elegance".
Johansson added, "She celebrated the female figure and taught me how to dress the part of an independent, self-possessed and confident young lady, as she represented all of those qualities. I will miss her friendship deeply; she touched all of those that knew her with a warmth, intelligence, thoughtfulness, beauty and grace."
During a recent magazine interview, the director opened up about his favourite childhood prank, confessing he and a pal would roll the toys in ketchup and raw meat - to simulate blood and guts - hurl them onto the freeway and watch horrified drivers screech to a halt.
But Fincher's old ways have now been condemned by bosses at Love From Afar/P.A.D.D. (Parents Against Distracted Driving), who claim that even though his intentions may not have been malicious, his actions could have caused traffic fatalities.
Founder Cynthia Rowley tells WENN, "It is truly unheard of that a person would think that risking the lives of others would be amusing. This is a perfect example of a destructive decision. It is amazing that the thought of the outcome of this prank did not allow David Fincher and his friend to just laugh about it and never follow through with it. People need to set boundaries on how far to take a joke, especially when someone's life is at stake. Everything is not funny.
"I pray no one wants to mimic such a hideous act because to lose a child, or loved one to a senseless distracted driving epidemic is unacceptable and needs to be stopped."
In a week where fashion dominates all other industries and runways reign supreme, it's really not surprising that there's going to be some drama. Put a bunch of divas, fashionistas, and celebs in a room together and chaos will ensue, especially if you throw Lindsay Lohan into the mix. Apparently the actress (cough) made quite the entrance for Cynthia Rowley's fashion show in New York on Friday night, which ended in a photographer getting kicked out of the show. While wearing really short shorts, Lohan entered the room and hurriedly went to take a seat in the front row, sending journalists and photogs whipping out their cameras and cellular devices in a frenzy to try and get a pic of our favorite blonde mess.
One photographer apparently got so caught up in the excitement of Lindsay's arrival that he forgot "the rules" of no walking on the runway and climbed up on the catwalk to get a close up of the Hollywood star. As you can imagine, this didn't go over well with Lohan or the event organizers, who quickly confiscated his high-tech camera and ripped his credentials dramatically from his neck. The room erupted in applause, and Lindsay proceeded to settle into her seat next to her pirate-looking companion (because why not). This all seems a little overboard even for Fashion Week standards, but Lindsay does like to cause a ruckus wherever she goes, so I guess it's only fitting that everyone else followed suit. I wonder if that guy got fired or if he was just sent away with a slap on the wrist for the rest of the day. And here I thought the only career Lindsay was killing was her own.
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Source: NY Mag
America's Next Top Model's 15th cycle premieres on the CW on September 8th, and before we can get excited for anybody taking anybody else's granola bars, we have to introduce ourselves to the ladies who'll be competing in the "high fashion" style competition. Of course, much of the rules are the same as they were in previous seasons: 32 semi-finalists will arrive in Palm Springs to model some Cynthia Rowley clothes, in hopes the designer will invite them to her party. She'll only choose fourteen girls, and those fourteen will move into the Top Model house and formally begin the competition for Tyra's praise and Ms. J's catwalk lessons.
The last model walking will receive a contract with IMG Models (one of the top modeling agencies in the universe), a fashion spread in Vogue Italia, the cover of Beauty in Vogue, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl Cosmetics. It's only a matter of time before shoes go missing, the models' parents start jumping up out of large packages, and foot cramps prevent the girls from crouching on top of an elephant in the safari. All in all, it's bound to be another great time to be a person who'd rather watch models than be one of them.
Here's a sneak peek at some of the girls we'll be working with. Click here to see even more of the final fourteen.
This is Kendal, from Northport, Alabama. She's unemployed but likes Versace. This is Terra, from Arlington, Texas. She's also unemployed, and likes Alexander McQueen. This is Rhianna from San Diego. She's busy doing some "world explorin'" when she's not modeling, she's busy figuring out if she's really 6'2 instead of 6'1 and a half. This is Liz, also from Arlington. She's a shoe sales representative and she loves Kimora Lee (hold the Simmons). This is Jane, from Baltimore. She's a student and she'd never wear a "duke basket." Finally, this is Kayla, from Rockford, Illinois. She's a waitress and her favorite photo shoot accessory is music.
Claire Danes will be a first-time bride in less than three months — she's planning to marry fiance Hugh Dancy in France this September.
The couple attended a private dinner at New York's Montauk Yacht Club for a reading of author Jay McInerney's new book How It Ended — where they each took to the floor to read an excerpt.
But the 150 dinner guests, including celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan and designer Cynthia Rowley, were stunned when the pair used the opportunity to divulge details of their upcoming wedding, including plans to return to France for the nuptials — where Dancy proposed during a romantic holiday last December.
The Romeo + Juliet star, 30, has been dating 33-year-old Dancy since meeting him on the set of their 2007 movie Evening.
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Marc Ecko and Carolina Herrera, in conjunction with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, head up a live auction on eBay to raise money for breast cancer. Titled "Style and Sound: Case for a Cause," various designers will design iPod cases while their celebrity counterpart will compile a play list for the corresponding iPod to be auctioned off on eBay.
Each iPod case will come complete with an iPod courtesy of Apple computers and a playlist full of songs handpicked by various celebrities. Ecko says, "I wanted to become involved in bringing new energy to the organization using art, music, and youth culture. I also wanted to do something with an impact to make a difference."
The designer and celebrity pairings include Marc Ecko with Mary J. Blige; Carolina Herrera with Renee Zellweger; Betsey Johnson with Cyndi Lauper; Cynthia Rowley with Maggie Gyllenhaal; Luca Orlandi of Luca Luca with Mischa Barton; Robert Lee Morris with Brooke Shields; Vivienne Tam with Jessica Alba; Liz Lange with Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips; Max Azria of BCBG Max Azria with Brittany Murphy; Nanette Lepore with Hype Williams; Judith Leiber with Katie Holmes; and Carmen Marc Valvo with Vanessa Williams.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer® (FTBC), an initiative of the Councel of Fashion Designers of America Foundation, which, since its start in 1994 has raised more than $40 million for distribution to breast cancer organizations in 13 countries. The auction is currently live on eBay at Live Auctions and will conclude at 8:00 PM EST Wednesday, June 22 at a party hosted by Marc Ecko and Carolina Herrera.