Style Scoop: Tom Ford Talks Baby with Andre Leon Talley, Lana Del Rey is L’Officiel, Travel Louis Vuitton Style


After watching Tom Ford's Monday chat with VOGUE contributing editor André Leon Talley, we've learned three new things about the designer: he's uses biodegradable diapers with newborn son Jack Ford, he wonders if Rihanna will wear his clothes while designing, and his film followup to 2009's A Single Man is “coming soon.” [VOGUE]

Lana Del Rey may be playing coy when it comes to her appearances as of late, but the “Carmen” chanteuse is resurfacing with a feature in VOGUE China, a manga-themed spread in Numéro Tokyo for March, and now, L'Officiel's April cover. The corresponding spread, shot by Nicole Nodland features Miss “Blue Velvet” in Ralph Lauren Collection, Rochas, Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Saint Laurent. [Design Scene]

The house of Louis Vuitton is expanding its travel concept from its original City Guides born in 1998, to a new collection of travel tomes. This set, though, doesn't come from the experts. The brand commissioned international artists to illustrate cities that they are unfamiliar with, showcasing worldwide perspectives of different cultures. There's Congolese artist Chéri Samba who sketched Paris, and Japanese artist Natsko Seki who illustrated his perception of Londontown. For $59, you can take home one of these coffee book table reads, and if you're really looking for a splurge, $2,606 will buy you a signed, limited-edition version. [WWD]

Kanye West has worn it. So has Tilda Swinton, Édgar Ramírez, and Anna Wintour. This small sector is part of the 109 celebrities and tastemakers that Karl Lagerfeld photographed for The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited book and traveling exhibition. And now, the house of Chanel is continuing its retrospective on the iconic piece with a new short examining the tweed jacket's origins, circa 1954. [Chanel]

With support from Steven Tyler, Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, and Cindy Crawford, menswear designer John Varvatos raised $830,000 for UCLA's Stuart House program for sexually-abused children. The annual event, in its tenth year, has amassed more than $3.5 million for the philanthropic initiative to date. [L.A. Times]

As we slink out of a cold, dreary winter, March is giving us the incentive to do some annual spring cleaning and go green (color of the year, anyone?!). New York's latest import, Gudrun Sjödén is bringing her natural, Nordic-inspired designs to (coincidentally!) Greene Street. Her downtown flagship marks Sjödén's first stop stateside, with plenty of eclectic, earth-friendly styles to stock up on this season. [GLAM Inbox]