Fashion

07.21.14

Olivia Palermo Now a Shoe Designer; Behati Prinsloo Weds in Marchesa

And powerful women choose powerful drinks, according to new study.

Olivia Palermo, Shoe Designer: Already dubbed an unofficial ambassador for Aquazzura, style maven Olivia Palermo now has entered into a partnership with the Italian shoe label. Palermo, who is often photographed in the brand's designs, has created six different styles, including a pair inspired by a vintage necklace, thigh-high boots, and suede booties, all of which will be available this September. “Olivia basically has been our unofficial ambassador,” Edgardo Osario, the brand’s designer, said. “She’s always wearing the shoes. We’re friends and we were talking more than a year ago about a small capsule that would be Olivia’s eye and aesthetic but with the Aquazzura style.” [WWD

Behati Prinsloo Weds in Marchesa: Following the nuptials of fellow Victoria Secret Angel Lindsay Ellingson last weekend, Namibian model Behati Prinsloo wed Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine on Saturday. The couple, who first began dating in 2012, said their “I do’s” in front of 200 guests including Stevie Nicks, who gave a special musical performance, in Los Cabos, Mexico. [Telegraph]

Christophe Lemaire Leaves Hermes: After four years as artistic director, Christophe Lemaire—who was swiftly tapped to oversee Hermes’s womenswear collection following Jean Paul Gaultier’s departure—will show his final looks during Paris Fashion Week in October. “I am very grateful to Christophe for the passion with which he has addressed and enriched the expression of our house in women’s ready-to-wear,” Hermes’s CEO Axel Dumas said. “Under his artistic direction the métier has renewed its aesthetic and produced very satisfactory financial results. I wish him the greatest success with his own label which is so close to his heart.” [Vogue UK]

Powerful Women Choose Powerful Drinks: Following reports that excessive drinking is corrolated with higher social status, a new study conducted by ReD in partnership with a leading alcohol and beverage brand found that powerful businesswomen choose strong and heavy drinks when in professional settings, consuming just as much as their male counterparts. “Professionals in our study described specific cocktail strategies to signify strength, confidence, and toughness to male colleagues," the study's authors explained. “Take one of our participants, Gina, a tech entrepreneur from Sao Paulo. She told us that her choice of drink, and even the quantity she consumed, was part of her 'hard-edged' business performance: 'I would make a point of drinking rum, straight up, in a big glass wherever I was at a business networking event,' she said.” [Quartz]