The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Nigel Barker Launches Fragrance, Rocsi Diaz Poses for PETA, and Marc Jacobs Talks Life After Louis Vuitton


• Noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker can add the title of perfumier to his list of accomplishments. The The Face host inked a deal with Demeter Fragrance Library for the Nigel Barker Signature Collection of Fine Scents. The three-fragrance unisex range is part of Barker’s plan to break into the beauty scene– he’s even got a collection of color cosmetics in the works. Barker’s triumvurate of scents are all inspired by New York City, and will cost $25 for a 1-oz eau de toilette, going up to $32.50 for a 4-oz size. Look for them in early 2014. (WWD)



• Matthew Williamson‘s latest hire is Danielle Scutt, a Central Saint Martin’s grad and designer for McQ. She will serve as head of design for Williamson’s label. (WWD)



• Marc Jacobs spilled a little tea about leaving his post at Louis Vuitton this week during a talk at The Architecture Foundation at the Tate Modern. Though he is a legendary designer and already has a thriving brand, he admits that he is still a little bit nervous even after his departure. “Actually, I’m a little scared. I mean it wouldn’t be me if I sat here and pretended to be super confident about everything. There’s a kind of healthy fear that I have – it’s how I operate. On a good day I believe it’s going to be amazing and on a bad day I think I need that other place to hide. But anyway, today I’m in a good place. I think it’s going to be great. I guess there’s a plus and minus to doing the Marc Jacobs Louis Vuitton thing. I loved it and I’ve learnt a lot from living in Paris. I don’t know what the future will be and I’m just sort of like lets see, lets see how it goes.” He also expressed his excitement to see how Louis Vuitton develops under the direction of Nicolas Ghesquière: “You know, I’m curious to see what he’ll do. I mean we have such different aesthetics. I guess I’ve gone through kind of ups and downs about it, but the thing is before me there was no ready to wear. There were no shoes; there were no jewellery and no menswear – there was nothing. So, I had an opportunity that was so wonderful. I was the first clothing designer there. There were all these stories of houses bringing in new designers. But I think things need change, they just don’t stay the same. I’m just really glad that somebody who I really respect and admire and I think is a great talent is there. I’m just curious to see what he does.” (Dazed Digital)


• See Elie Saab‘s Resort 2014 collection in motion with this John Wright-directed video lookbook, that captures the airiness of Saab’s latest offerings (Fashion Bomb Inbox)



• As part of a campaign to get people to try eating vegetarian this holiday season, PETA has tapped Rocsi Diaz to pose for her life, clad in nary but a brussels sprout bikini. What do you think of the shot? (Fashion Bomb Inbox)



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