TOPSHOP SIGNS SCUTT: Young London designer Danielle Scutt's rockabilly-meets-Helmut Newton ready-to-wear collections are usually found hanging on the rails of edgy boutiques. But the designer is set to reach a wider audience come June, when she unveils a capsule collection for Topshop. The 10-piece line will include Scutt's signature spray-on, high-waisted denim skirt and cotton bodysuit in a tiger print, alongside more everyday pieces such as skinny jeans and miniskirts. "The collection focuses on classic, key denim features mixed with prints of iconically aggressive animals on effortless silhouettes," said Scutt.
Prices will range from 28 pounds, or $55 at current exchange, for a cotton jersey bodysuit, to 75 pounds, or $148, for a denim jacket. The collection will be sold in the higher-end Boutique areas of selected Topshop stores across the U.K., and via Topshop's online store.
HALCYON HEIDI: Heidi Klum likes to sparkle. Spotting the tiny rhinestone decorating her place-setting card at Wednesday's dinner that Jordache threw in her honor at the Chateau Marmont, she was inspired to add a tiny diamond to the pockets of the high-end jeans she's designing for the brand. "You can get diamonds cheap," the model-turned-"Project Runway"-host-turned designer said to Jordache executives Shaul Nakash and Liz Berlinger. Also attending the candlelit alfresco dinner were vacationing New Yorker Marielle Safra, stylist Rachel Zoe and models Mini Anden, Erin Wasson and Marissa Miller. Shimmering in a sequin tank and skinny jeans from the Heidi Klum by Jordache line, Klum had fully recovered from drenching herself in various forms of water — shower, bathtub and swimming pool — for the label's new fall ad campaign, shot on Tuesday by photographer Rankin. Aware of the importance of image, Klum took the lead in casting the six backup models and concocting the ad's wet theme, whose underlying message was that she likes her Jordache garments so much that she doesn't want to take them off. But she also wanted to market a new look. "I didn't want to focus on the big hair," Klum said. "I just wanted it to be more real in a way, but not too recognizable in the way I look."