Style Scoop: Karlie May Skip the Katwalk, Karen Walker’s Kenyan Spring, Kool Hunting with Kola

By  January 29, 2014

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We saw her storm down runways at Cushnie et Ochs, Carolina Herrera, and Prabal Gurung during the Spring 2014 shows last September, but New York Fashion Week may see little of Karlie Kloss’ long limbs this season. According to her IMG comp card, she’s only available to walk Fall 2014 by “special arrangement.” Considering her rapport with brands like Michael Kors and Jason Wu, we’re still expecting an appearance or two. [Fashionista]

Karen Walker has had vampires, “women of a certain age,” and cute kindergarteners front her eyewear campaigns; and her unconventional casting continues for Spring 2014. Walker partnered with United Nations’ ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative to not only feature Kenyan artisans in the campaign, but also have them design pouches that will come with the purchase of eyewear from the new collection. [Guest of a Guest]

The multihyphenate Vashtie Kola, otherwise known as NYC’s Downtown Sweetheart, let The Coveteur, and its high-flash lens, into her East Village haven, where she resides with Genevieve Jones safety pin earrings, a personalized bottle of Moët Rose, and her namesake Jordan sneakers. Y’know, the usual. [The Coveteur]

Borrowing from the boys is no longer necessary; that is, if you shop Rad Hourani. The Canadian designer’s eponymous, Paris-based line is the first unisex one to join the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture fold. [The Daily Beast]

Keith Pollock, the man responsible for Kim Kardashian’s first pregnant magazine spread, is leaving his post at DuJour magazine for an EIC position with Interview. That explains the latter’s Kanye West cover, no? [Mediabistro]

In honor of Zero + Maria Cornejo’s 15th anniversary, conceptual portraitist Cindy Sherman is trading her 35 mm lens for a camera phone. Sherman will be snapping photos for Barneys New York’s Instagram profile for the #BNYZMC15 occasion. [Instagram]