Style Scoop: Second-Hand Shailene, Rick Owens’ New Muse, Check In to the Hilfiger Hotel


Divergent star Shailene Woodley may prefer shopping second-hand, but fully admits that designer wears are what will help catapult her to A-list status. “If I was to show up wearing my five-toe shoes, my Melodia organic leggings and some hippie top, no one is going to take me seriously,” she told The Hollywood Reporter, “and I probably would not be doing this interview right now.” Nothing wrong with werking it out, girl! [Pret-A-Reporter]

We still rule that Rick Owens’ Spring 2014 runway-cum-step show is one of the most-sensational fashion productions of all time (*Kanye voice*), but his Fall 2014 debut comes in at a close second. For his latest collection, Owens “cast the women close to him, those who work with him in the atelier, the sales showroom, the office,” to walk the runway. His muses included CEO Elsa Lanzo, operations manager Anne van den Bossche, and architect behind his boutiques Anna Tumaini. [The New York Times]

Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld isn’t the only designer entering the hospitality game. Tommy Hilfiger has entered negotiations to buy The Raleigh hotel in South Beach and “turn it into a five-star chic hotel with all the amenities.” [WWD]

Another almost-spring, another February fashion month survived. As we recap the best of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, we can’t help but tap into the social media stream. But as Business of Fashion reporter Mark C. Oflaherty so eloquently put it, “fashion week has become one glorified, ridiculous, narcissistic, nauseating selfie” where “the urge to post anything and everything on social media that is directly linked to a fashion event has become frenzied.” And blurry! Is it time to silence our devices? [Business of Fashion]

Long live Jimmy Choo! Though the chic cobbler left his namesake company in the hands of Tamara Mellonin 2011, he’s still vested in the design. “I still design shoes. I cannot stop,” the Tourism Malaysia and London College of Fashion ambassador said. “When I design a beautiful shoe I am satisfying myself. For many years I've been doing this and I love it. I cannot stop designing. Nobody can tie my hands and stop me.” Mind sending us a one-of-a-kind pair? [Vogue UK]