Céline’s creative director leaving label

After 10 years of serving as creative director for one of the most recognizable luxury brands, Phoebe Philo is moving on from her post at Céline.

According to GlamourWWD confirmed the news of her departure last week, citing the label’s Fall 2018 collection as her last for the French brand. In statement sent to her staff, WWD reports that Philo described her time with the company as “exceptional” and “amazing,” also sharing her gratitude for working with “an incredibly talented and committed team.”

This isn’t Philo’s first stint as a brand’s creative director, says Glamour; previously, she worked under Stella McCartney at Chloé and eventually became their creative director in 2001 and later left in 2006. She was also named the British Fashion Council’s Designer of the Year in both 2005 and 2010, according to Glamour.

While her replacement has yet to be announced, Philo’s future plans also remain a mystery, as Glamour speculates that she may take a gap between projects like she did when she left Chloé, taking a two-year respite to raise her children.

But wherever she ends up, we know one thing’s for sure: Philo will be a success in whatever her next venture may be.

Gomez goes ’70s glam in Coach campaign

Never has leather looked so good. But when you put Selena Gomez and Coach handbags in the same photo, the results are stunning.

Look no further than the singer-actress’ first-ever campaign for Coach, which ELLE says features Gomez in several ’70s style photos shot by Steven Meisel. Clutching rich leather bags, Gomez is draped in lush furs, giving the photos a luxurious vibe that screams fall fashion.

Ready to get inspired to build your fall wardrobe? Check out some of the gorgeous photos from the campaign here.

 

SJP launches handbag line

For Sarah Jessica Parker, fashion seems to be as much a part of her identity as her famous Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw. First designing shoes and then a line of little black dresses, the multi-hyphenate is now launching a handbag line.

According to WWD, Parker released a new handbag line called The Seven Essentials, which will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and on Amazon Fashion. Part of her SJP Collection, WWD says the seven-piece line ranges in price from $395 to $695.

While this launch is an exciting addition to her current fashion offerings, WWD reports that this isn’t the first foray into handbags for Parker; in fact, her collection included handbags in 2014, but her new designs not only offer more versatile styles, they are also manufactured in the United States.

As for the silhouettes included in the Essentials collection, Allure says that there is truly a style for everyone available: “There’s a slouchy gray tote ready to become your go-to carryall, a flamingo pink clutch ready to liven up your next happy hour, a poppy red shoulder bag perfect for the weekend, a slouchy bucket bag, a timeless hobo, a sparkly pill clutch, and even a supertrendy backpack.”

Ready for some SJP in your life? Pre-order your favorite handbag at Bloomingdale’s here.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker gets a new home

A holiday shoe collection and a line of stunning little black dresses isn’t enough for Sarah Jessica Parker; but then again, when a girl’s wardrobe grows, it needs much more space to be displayed.

That’s where Parker’s new brick-and-more store comes in. According to WWD, the Sex and the City alum is opening her first free-standing store outside of Washington, D.C. in the upcoming MGM National Harbor Resort. Set to makes its grand opening on Dec. 8 along with the National Harbor, Md. hotel, the store “will stock Parker’s SJP Collection shoe label,” reports WWD, “as well as her little black dress collection, handbags, jewelry and other assorted accessories.

In a statement on the opening of her brand-new store, WWD says Parker explained her excitement over the project this way: “Opening a stand-alone store has long been a dream we have been working towards and we feel truly privileged to be doing so with the expertise, guidance and support of our brilliant partners at MGM Resorts.”

So if you’re already strapped in the car and ready to get to Maryland in time for the grand opening, WWD says to expect products in SJP’s store to cost between $30 and $700 — quite the range for some serious style.