Stephanie Seymour showed off multiple bikinis during her recent St. Barts getaway. On Friday she rocked a pink look and later changed into a crocheted one-piece, and on Saturday she hit the beach in a dark string bikini and a printed cover-up. Stephanie's kids Peter, Harry, and Lily were also part of the fun, and the group lounged together on their deck, splashed in the waves, and soaked up the sun. The family's Caribbean vacation is an annual Christmas event, and they aren't the only stars who escaped during the holidays. Rachel Zoe, Jennifer Aniston, and Ellen DeGeneres also traveled to warmer climates to celebrate the season. It's the last chance for bikini fun in 2012, so make sure to check out all the hottest bikini pictures of the year!
For most on the East Coast, Frankenstorm has pretty much upstaged Halloween. After all, it doesn't get much scarier than the full-on force of Mother Nature at her very worst. But just in case you're in need of a little escapism — or are lucky enough to have missed the hurricane-superstorm madness altogether — why not soak up some All Hallows' Eve spirit? From Julia Restoin Roitfeld's sexy superhero getup to Anna Dello Russo's spectacular "icon" ensemble, here's a peek at how some of our favorite industry insiders have been celebrating the season — with more goodies to come as the day goes on.
Fashion's latest obsession isn't a shoe or a handbag or even a designer scandal: it's two teenage brothers by the names of Harry and Peter Brant II, the youngest sons of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and billionaire businessman Peter Brant. The boys (15 and 18, respectively) are also the subject of a profile in the September 2012 issue of Vanity Fair, which examines why the fashion and art worlds are so taken with them. The unabashed way in which they share the details of their fabulous lives — in both interviews and through their joint Twitter account, @HarryPeterBrant — might have something to do with it. See a few snippets from their profile below.
On private islands and supermodels: "We stayed at an island with Naomi [Campbell] not too long ago. It was like a private island," said Peter. "We were all, like, on one of those little rafts in the bay. We were, like, lying around talking, and the rope that connected the raft to the beach got broken off. . . . And we just started drifting, but we didn't notice. And then one of us got up to get water or something from, like, a cooler, and we were, like, 'Where are we?' We had drifted way out into the ocean. We all started freaking out and, like, waving our arms."
On disappointment on not getting into the Met Gala: "I had arranged for the baby panther and everything," Peter says. "What could be better than diamonds and exotic baby animals?"
"You're nobody until PETA either loves you or hates you," says Harry.
On their art-collecting, fashion-loving parents: "There's just no way around it," Harry says. "We wake up and see beauty everywhere. Both my parents bring such a unique element to it. They've both devoted their lives to beauty."
"We have lengthy dinner conversations," Harry adds. "It can be about anything — whether we went to a show, or an auction, or an option sale. It can be about gardening or fashion or magazines."
"We're, like, a very aesthetic family," says Peter.
Stephanie Seymour continued her beach parade with on-again husband Peter Brant in St. Barts on Saturday. She's been enjoying an extended vacation with her family, which has included many a skimpy two-piece suit for the model. It's Stephanie's second vacation in the luxurious location this year, though this time her sweet sandy time with her kids hasn't raised any eyebrows.
Stephanie Seymour changed into a new bikini for another day at the beach with her family in St. Barts this afternoon. She and her on-again husband, Peter Brant, and two of their children, Lily and Peter Jr., splashed around in the waves and hung out in the sand after soaking in the sunshine together yesterday. They just visited the Caribbean locale over the holidays as well, with Stephanie sharing a particularly sweet moment with her son.
Stephanie Seymour joined her kids for a gorgeous day of bikini time on the beach and in the surf in St. Barts yesterday. She looks incredible at 42 and showed off her famous curves in a white two-piece reminiscent of one we saw her wearing on the beach in 2008. Earlier this year Stephanie found herself in the middle of a bitter divorce with her husband Peter Brant, but since then the pair have reconciled and seem to be making the best of their holiday vacation with sons Peter and Harry and daughter Lily. While she's enjoying the tropical breezes of the Caribbean, her fellow supermodel Cindy Crawford celebrated Christmas in Mexico with her family and close pal George Clooney.
>> Stephanie Seymour, Peter Brant Call Off Divorce —Stephanie Seymour and Peter Brant's divorce proceedings — characterized as one of the most bitter, high-profile divorces in years — were supposed to begin trial yesterday, but instead the two faced the judge hand in hand, announcing that they had called off the divorce and planned to stay together. Asked by a reporter what she wanted to get out of the hearing, Seymour replied, "Peace." The couple has since released a statement: "The parties have withdrawn their divorce action and are reconciling. They ask that their privacy be respected." [NY Post]
>> Since Stephanie Seymour filed for divorce from Interview owner Peter Brant in March 2009, the proceedings have, according to the New York Times, made it "one of the most bitter, high-profile divorces in years." The Brants or their lawyers have been in court at least five times, in front of three different judges, since Seymour sued to end their 15-year marriage. Most recently, on Aug. 6, they appeared in court to haggle over mandatory drug testing, which both has done for the past year, and whether Brant could end his testing.
Brant v. Brant goes to trial on Sept. 20 — by that time more than 12,000 pages of public divorce documents (with thousands more sealed) will have been generated, and millions of dollars in lawyers fees racked up. Brant, whose net worth is an estimated $500 million, did not sign a prenup.
>> Two floors below the ground level entrance to the Hudson Hotel, Interview celebrated its 40th anniversary last night by christening Good Units, the hotel's new club. The space still had remnants of its past life as a 1930s YMCA — wooden bleachers sat in the middle of the main room, providing seating for the likes of Subversive Jewelry's Justin Giunta and Edita Vilkeviciute — and above, where the room's indoor track used to be, party-goers got an eagle's eye view of the dancing going on below. Archival Interview covers and graffiti by Brian Ermanski on the room's four walls gave the party a '90s vibe.
The crowd was teeming with notables, ready to kick-start Fashion Week. Vena Cava's Lisa Mayock and Shipley and Halmos's Jeff Halmos found a less crowded corner near the bar to chat by while Halmos's design partner Sam Shipley fetched drinks. Becka Diamond and Keegan Singh, arms linked, navigated the crowd and later, Singh's boyfriend Eddie Borgo appeared. Giovanna Battaglia, in a red and black leopard-print minidress, grooved to the music, while Derek Blasberg and Kate Bosworth, nearby, animatedly broke it down before scurrying off into the crowd. Mary-Kate Olsen, who's gearing up for her first The Row presentation, as styled by Marie-Amelie Sauve, and Chloe Sevigny both chatted with Lazaro Hernandez. A dark-haired Martin Cohn teetered in those Nina Ricci platform heels. And Dasha Zhukova, fresh off the purchase of a $19.5 million home in Los Angeles last month, flitted by in an emerald fitted coat. All in all, not a bad way to start out the week.