Peek Inside: A Marc Jacobs Bag in the Making

Ever wondered what goes into making the latest It bag? I know I have, especially when confronted with price tags in the quadruple digits. Sumptuous leather and signature hardware aside, it’s the craftsmanship behind these totable works of art that commands such a devoted following (and the inevitable sticker shock). One such iconic style is the now-defunct Marc Jacobs Stam bag, and the designer is at it again with his latest release: the customizable Incognito. To mark the launch, Marc’s team transports us to its Milan studio in a mesmerizing video that showcases the making of these bags.

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Screenshot via T Magazine

The new style is constructed out of 124 pieces (yes, that many). Patterns are traced, leather is cut, and components are sewn together, all by hand, and the process is chronicled in the clip. Now, the only handiwork I can contribute is actually getting my paws on one of these in-demand satchels.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 4, 2014

Androgynous Model Andreja Pejić Comes Out as Transgender

Arguably the most buzzed-about androgynous model, Andreja Pejić has an impressive track record of bending gender roles. Case in point: She stunned audiences as a male model wearing a women’s bridal look during Jean Paul Gaultier’s 2011 haute couture show. But her latest (and most courageous) move involves life off the runway. Andreja, formerly Andrej, recently announced that she underwent sex reassignment surgery earlier this year.

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Image via Fashionista.com

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July 28, 2014

Drumroll, Please: Marc by Marc Jacobs Contest Winners Announced

In April, Marc Jacobs set out to find new models via Twitter. And yesterday, the nine (beyond-lucky) winners were revealed in his Fall 2014 campaign. The shots are bold, energetic, and beautiful, but warning: they will induce major jealousy. For all of us non-winners? I say we hold a virtual rain dance in hopes of more social media casting calls in the future.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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July 1, 2014

Most Coveted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

By Nicole Andrew, Rue La La Fashion Editor

 
If you’re anything like me, you gravitate toward neutrals. But there’s no better time than now to inject a little color into your wardrobe. After all, your glowing summer skin is primed to showcase this season’s best brights.

Most Coveted 6-16

  1. Ella Moss Maxi Dress. Side slits and lightweight crepe make this crimson number a breezy no-brainer.
  2. Marc by Marc Jacobs “Rock” Watch. Balance bold prints and colors with simple metallic accessories like this rose-gold boyfriend watch.
  3. Stella McCartney “Falabella” Clutch. Soft florals and an edgy chain-link trim play up the most vivid of hues.
  4. Sophia Webster “Riko” Sandal. Don’t be afraid to introduce even more color. These lace-up heels stand out in all the right ways.

 
Check out these picks and more on Rue La La this week.

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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June 17, 2014

#CastMeMarc: Label Picks New Face via Social Media

Last night, ultra-cool label Marc by Marc Jacobs announced that it will be selecting the face of its latest campaign through a social media “casting call.” Yes, you read that right – one of us mere tweeting mortals might just skyrocket to glossy-paged stardom.

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Image via nylonmag.com

The audition process is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is snap a picture, hashtag it with #CastMeMarc, and post it to Instagram or Twitter. So expect your feeds to get slammed with artfully staged selfies over the next few days. I mean, who could resist the opportunity to join the ranks of Victoria Beckham, Sofia Coppola, Miley Cyrus, and the Fanning sisters? Not this writer.

Now, go get that selfie game on point. The “casting call” ends April 9.

Read more on marcjacobs.com.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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April 3, 2014

Jessica Lange Gives Good Face… for Marc Jacobs Beauty

Move over, Miley Cyrus. Jessica Lange is about to steal your thunder. That’s right – after providing the spoken-word soundtrack at Marc Jacobs’s fall runway show, the 64-year-old actress has been announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. And much like her work on American Horror Story, the stunner’s first ad is absolutely bewitching.

Between this and NARS announcing 68-year-old Charlotte Rampling as the face of its label, it’s official: mature models are having a moment.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Editor

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February 28, 2014

Chitter Chatter

From #tbts to runway debuts, here's what we're buzzing about this week

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Check Out: Nine #tbts that will warm your cold fashion heart. Is it just us, or does Michael Kors resemble Perez Hilton? #priceless

Watch Out: For a possible Mulberry and Cara Delevingne collaboration. Rumor has it, the label will unveil a “Cara” bag during London Fashion Week. Fingers crossed.

Know: Facebook changed its gender options, giving users over 50 terms and three pronouns to choose from for their personal profiles. Well done, Facebook.

See: Kendall Jenner’s runway debut at Marc Jacobs. Move over, Kim – this sister is about to make it big. (She was always our favorite.)

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February 17, 2014

Say Hello to the New Face of Marc Jacobs: Miley Cyrus

In the past year, Miley Cyrus has made some interesting (to put it nicely) style choices. And I say that as one of the few people who actually had high hopes for her newly acquired edgy style. I mean, her nude-and-black mesh dress at this year’s punk-themed Met Gala? Flawless. But then, she broke out a latex bikini at the MTV Music Video Awards. And after that it was a parade of ill-fitting onesies, booty shorts, and grills.

And just when she had about lost me, she took to the Fashion Group International’s 30th-annual Night of Stars in a backless emerald gown. It was jaw-dropping – and I mean that not in a her-performance-with-Robin-Thick way, but a good one.

Miley Cyrus & Marc Jacobs

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January 9, 2014

Break Out Your Scrunchies: They’re Back

Oh, yes. You read that right. The scrunchable hair staple of yesteryear is making a comeback: luxe scrunchies have found their way into the Fall 2013 collections of Missoni and Marc Jacobs. And they’re yours for the taking… at upwards of $95 a piece.

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In defense of the revival? Jennifer Aniston’s stylist – the man behind her recently chopped look – who recently told ELLE he “loves a scrunchie.”

But seriously, do you dare? Read ELLE‘s full history of the scrunchie here, then decide for yourself.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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November 11, 2013

Confirmed: Nicolas Ghesquière is Replacing Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton

A year after resigning his role as creative director of Balenciaga, fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquière is rejoining the ranks of the employed. After months of speculation, Louis Vuitton announced that Ghesquière would be their new artistic director of women’s collections. The position was recently vacated by Marc Jacobs, who is rumored to be preparing his namesake line for an IPO. He had previously been with the brand for 16 years.

Louis Vuitton isn’t in the dire straits that Balenciaga was when Ghesquière took the helm there in 1997, but the storied French fashion house is due for a shake-up. Lucky for everyone, he’s definitely the right man for the job.

If his contributions include anything like the super-coveted leather motorcycle bags and jackets he designed at Balenciaga, I’d better start saving now.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 6, 2013