Style Scoop: Coco Rocha Studies Pose, Valentino Adds A Couture Show, Marissa Webb Takes Banana Republic In a New Direction


Known for her poses, model Coco Rocha was the perfect model to help Steven Sebring realize his idea of making an encyclopedia of 1,000 poses. Rocha modeled for Sebring over the course of three days to complete the project, a book called Study of Pose. He shot all 1,000 poses on what he calls his “rig”—a geodesic dome filled with cameras that shoot simultaneously, producing images that can be viewed from 360 degrees. If that sounds cool, to you, just wait until you see the photos. [The Cut]


To celebrate the opening of its Fifth Avenue store, Valentino will show an entire couture collection in December. This will be the house’s third couture show this year, following January and July. Vanessa Friedman attributes this overwhelming couture schedule to the brand’s desire to show where their customers are, instead of adhering to the fashion’s traditional timing and location rules for shows. [New York Times]

Marissa Webb is helping Banana Republic reinvent its look. As creative director, Webb is doing everything she can to bring Banana Republic back up to speed with the likes of J. Crew, H&M and Zara. Of her upcoming spring collection, she said, “There will be a lot more color, more patterns, new proportions. We will be pushing accessories, handbags, shoes and jewelry.” Overall, the mood will be “less serious and more how people dress, not necessarily head-to-toe suiting but more mixed up.” [Women’s Wear Daily]

Plus-size line Eloquii is now available at Launched in 2011 by The Limited and then relaunched in February as an independent brand, will not carry 35 styles from the line. The brand targets women ages 20 to 40 who wear sizes 14 to 24, but plans to increase its sizing options to sizes 26 and 28 in December. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Kat Alexander’s new creation, the Siren Ring, is meant to help women protect themselves against attacks. When the wearer rotates the face, the ring emits a painful piercing sound that’s intended to startle and deter an attacker. The sound can be heard from “well over” 100 feet, according to Alexander. The ring launches November 1 and will sell for $245, though Alexander hopes to be able to drop the price point. [Fashionista]