• Franklin Eugene – A Star at Gstaad

    The legendary and iconic Gstaad Royal Palace was the backdrop for the glamorous gala dinner hosted by business magnate, Patrick Liotard-Vogt, and the stunning Carey Mulligan to benefit War Child International. Mr. Eugene, whose next public collection – FRANKLIN EUGENE PEERLESS Men’s Fall/Winter 2015-2016 – will be showcased next month during Milan Men’s Fashion Week, attended the chic invitation-only affair. Dianna Agron, Taylor Re Lynn, Clement Marfo, Waris Ahluwalia and a host of other VIPs were also in attendance.

    While actresses Carey Mulligan, Dianna Agron, and Taylor Re Lynn captivated the crowd in Alexander McQueen, Osman for Tinker Tailor, and custom Franklin Eugene respectively, Mr. Eugene mesmerized fans and VIP onlookers alike when he entered the room wearing the Rit Johnson from his forthcoming Peerless Collection.  The Rit Johnson is one of the fashion showpiece suits from the Peerless Collection.  The suit is comprised of an ankle length black wool crepe tuxedo jacket with coordinating trousers.  The jacket design was inspired by the trench coat.  The jacket has black satin detailing and Mr. Eugene’s trademark eight button arm cuff in Swarovski Crystal.  A coordinating belt made of black wool crepe completed the look.

    “The Rit Johnson is one of my favorite trench coat-inspired suits from the Pearless Collection, and I could not think of a better place to present it to the world than the Gstaad Royal Palace”, noted Eugene.

    (L-R) Actress Taylor Re Lynn, actress Diana Agron and designer Franklin Eugene.

    (L-R) Actress Taylor Re Lynn, actress Diana Agron and designer Franklin Eugene.

    The entire event was a great success as guests stood together to raise awareness and proceeds for War Child International. The charity is committed to protecting and supporting children affected by armed conflict. The organization empowers children to claim their rights, develop to their full potential and contribute to a peaceful future for themselves and their respective communities. With offices around the world, the organization is making a real difference in the lives of children impacted by war. The benefit raised over $95,000 for War Child.  “I salute Ms. Mulligan and everyone involved with War Child for their extraordinary work in uplifting child victims of war”, stated Eugene.

    For more information on War Child International, go to www.warchild.org
    For more information on the Franklin Eugene Fashion House, go to www.franklineugene.com or contact info@franklineugene.com

  • Chanel premieres new N°5 Film

    CHANEL premiered “The One That I Want,” a new campaign celebrating the iconic fragrance CHANEL N°5. The film is produced, conceived, and directed by auteur filmmaker Baz Luhrmann ( Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby), with production design by Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, and features Supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

    When Luhrmann directed the N°5 film starring Actress Nicole Kidman in 2004, he joined a prestigious line of directors who have collaborated with CHANEL – from Ridley Scott and Luc Besson to Kathryn Bigelow and Martin Scorsese.

    Ten years ago, N°5 was the fragrance of a woman who decided to break free from it all and then return to reality, renouncing her desire. Today, through Luhrmann’s eyes, we see the N°5 woman deciding to listen to her heart. She is a modern woman who knows exactly who she is and is free to make her own choices. The film tells the story of a woman who struggles to find space for everything — herself, family, career, and love.

    “The CHANEL woman can be with herself on a beach, can be with her child, can have an aspirational and fulfilling work life, and at the same time she can have a true relationship; she can have romance,” says Luhrmann. “And in the end, the CHANEL woman chooses love.”

    Like the N°5 women who have gone before her — Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve, Carole Bouquet and Nicole Kidman — Bündchen is emblematic of her time. Model, actress, mother, philanthropist, and businesswoman, she is one of the most dynamic women of the decade.

    Luhrmann’s strong connection to the world of music, so evident in his feature films, is reflected in his choice of Lo-Fang’s cover of “You’re the One That I Want.” With no words or dialogue in the film, the music is not an accompaniment; it is its backbone.

    CHANEL N˚5, the world’s most famous fragrance, was created in 1921 when Coco Chanel asked the great perfumer, Ernest Beaux, to create a fragrance that reflected her vision of modern femininity. N˚5 was her lucky number and it was the fifth submission presented to Mademoiselle Chanel, thus a legend was born with the name CHANEL N˚5.


  • Want to be a Stylist?

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    celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson

    celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson

    You pronounce Givenchy perfectly even though you never took French. You follow more fashion designers on Instagram than actual acquaintances. You pored over pages of Vogue editorials before you were old enough to read. Your friends always come to you first for outfit advice (and to raid your closet). You know exactly which designers your favorite celebrities are wearing to each award show, because you saw them being marched down the runways last season. You live, breathe, and consume fashion—and you were born to be a stylist.

    rb4Here’s the deal. Styling is one of those professions that sounds nice in theory, but doesn’t exactly come with a handbook — until now! Simply Stylist has teamed up with The Grove and celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson to present a three-day Styling Bootcamp for anyone who dreams of dressing people up for a living. We know — totally worth pausing your #ootd scrolling for, right? Anita is one of the top stylists in the industry, dressing everyone from Emma Watson to Julianne Hough, as well as styling the covers of a number of magazines including Elle, InStyle and Glamour. She — along with other top experts in the fashion field — will show you the ropes on everything from how to handle samples to styling an editorial shoot. And with a max attendance size of 50, you know you’re going to get quality time and attention.

    Still not convinced? How about this: one attendee will actually be selected to assist Anita (and get paid) for a styling job after the event — a (well-soled) foot in the door, to say the least. Plus, every attendee will leave with a Stylist Starter Kit gift bag, a binder filled with contacts and notes to kickstart your career, network time with top names in the industry, one year of DripBook, and one professional photo styled by you to kick off your styling career.

    Anita with Julianne Hough

    Anita with Julianne Hough

    So, fashionable ones — what are you waiting for? Your styling career is calling!

    Day One: Styling 101
    Day one, we’ll cover the basics. Anita will share how she ended up as a top stylist and show you everything you need to know about styling fundamentals (setting up for a shoot, how to use your styling kit, invoicing and billing, and many other requirements). An agent from one of the top style agencies, The Wall Group, and a PR rep from Carolina Herrera and Diane Von Furstenberg will give you the inside scoop on what it takes to be a successful stylist.

    Day Two: Editorial Styling
    On the second day of Styling Bootcamp at The International Style Institute, you’ll learn everything you need to know about styling an editorial shoot — from writing a request letter, to creating mood boards, and more. Afterwards, you’ll actually be able to style a professional model, with Anita and her team on-site to mentor and assist. You’ll leave with a glossy, untouched image—the perfect addition (or start) to your styling portfolio.

    Day Three: Celebrity Styling
    On the final day of Bootcamp, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts of celebrity dressing — such as which designers to borrow from and what questions to ask your client before you take on a project. You’ll get a Grove gift card (yours to keep!) to use to style another student. The day will wrap with Project Runway-style feedback from Anita.

    Register today by clicking here to get the styling career that you have always dreamed of!