I’m sitting in my room with my face frozen in a mint mask, these photos made me laugh. Apparently these photos are Gaga for Vogue Hommes Japan and well, Gaga makes for a handsome man. She and I are in a personal struggle as I’d love her to find a new schtick, but I could seriously get behind her apparent alter-ego, Jo Calderone. SHOWstudio.com is going to post two new photos everyday this week, so this now leaves everyone to speculate if it is her. The nose doesn’t lie, kittens.
These three are everywhere recently, and it’s quite obvious with my second post in a row featuring Miss Miranda. While we already knew Karolina Kurkova and Jacquelyn Jablonski have had a longer resume in high fashion, Miranda actually has not and she is doing things backwards. She is going from Victoria’s Secret to high fashion which is rarely the case. I’ve had my doubts, but I’m coming around to Miranda in high fashion editorials, campaigns and shows. My only arguments being that they tend to focus on her brows either by making them nude or highlighting them, she is doing a decent job. I thought she’d be too cute for high fashion, BUT she needs to break free of her sexy lingerie poses she has become accustomed too. With that being said, V‘s summer issue features these three in an editorial focused on full bodies, and while having a hip and a boob doesn’t change anything in the industry, it’s still pretty to look at. And of course, why would she do it in anything but Prada?
Models: Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova and Jacquelyn Jablonski
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Stylist: Olivier Rizzo
Miranda Kerr made it in the campaign. While the Aussie ‘Angel’ doesn’t appear in the fairly boring menswear campaign, she graces Prada’s womenswear as a supporting cast member to Angela Lindvall. While those awesome stockings appear, my one problem is I need more of those crazy cat lady glasses instead of the eyewear featured here, because without them, my life is incomplete. Absolutely incomplete. I love the cool 60s nightclub vibe with Lindvall on the mic. I wish Steven Meisel could have elaborated a bit more, added a little creativity, but I’ll take what I can get, because I loved the grandma-chic that Miuccia put out on the runways. How else will my friend Emma know how to dress in her future identity as the ‘Cat Lady’ that takes videos of them and makes them dance? These are the things we need to know in life.
Immaculate detail, design, and tailoring are three adjectives I would use to describe Sarah Burton’s premiere line for McQueen. Absolutely stunning and I’m glad that the label will still be a work of art.
Inspired by Hans Bellmer’s dolls and samurai warriors, Burton said she wanted to “juxtapose the pale and the delicate with the bold and armorial. It’s about a highly structured torso that gives way to a more fluid silhouette or drop waists that lead to a finned trouser or skirt.”
The entire cruise collection is so on point and acute that I definitely have faith in Burton’s work. She stays true to the late designer’s vision and attention to detail, it’s truly amazing. I love it and can’t wait for a Spring line later in the Fall. From the raffia and lace to the fiery chiffon, this line is one of my favorites this Resort/Cruise season.
Lanvin’s campaign finally came out and I love the cast and the clothes, the makeup…a little too hard. The eyes in particular are a tad whorish, but the models are definitely working this campaign. We have Anja Rubik, Magdalena Frackowiak and Mariacarla Boscono posing up something fierce for Steven Meisel. Oh Alber, please tell me it is the last season for these tribal influenced pieces.
1. What are the deal with these obnoxiously ugly Silly Bandz®? I understand it’s just another meaningless fad, but seriously? Rubber bands that are in the shapes of animals and countless other things? This has to be a trend for middle school students and below as well those that include in the scene and hipster group varieties that believe they dress “different” to be “unique“, when in fact they all dress exactly the same and buy into whatever gimmick they’re after. It has Hot Topic written all over it and much to my surprise, Hot Topic doesn’t even carry them, which leads me to number two.
2. Hot Topic apparently is promoting crop tops. They come back every decade in a new form and I don’t appreciate it’s terror on my eyes and those with taste. Why would any girl want to frolic about in a cropped T-Shirt with the print of the American flag? Because they’re trashy, that’s why. I imagine them paired with frayed jean skirts or something that falls into the leggings variety, which by the way, are not or ever pants. You look like filth.
3. That hippie headband trend has got to go. No, you don’t look good, you look like a big FAIL.
4. I’m still upset at those jean short cut-offs guys wear. Fools.
5. Ke$82@#a. This is pretty much unrelated, but I don’t understand her public persona. She does her robot moves on stage and emits the glow of a low-rent hooker that has a fetish for all things crafts, feathers and glitter particularly. While alcoholism and crafts are a few of my favorite things, she is not. Take a shower girl.
6. Vogue. Come now, Anna, I read who is rumored to be on the August cover. Gwyneth Paltrow. Color me unimpressed. While she may have a flare for style, pretty, and legs up to the moon, her personality is about as vibrant as a toaster. I’m dearly hoping this is yet just a rumor, because the way your covers tend to bore me to endless lengths, this cover girl is one I could go without for the 1,321th time. Try a model. Maybe one that’s not Gisele and it doesn’t have to be Kate. Choose a trio of models with fierce gazes that have smizing written all over it. I double-dog-dare you. Maybe triple.
We can’t say we didn’t expect sex and dreamy looks from a Tom Ford campaign. Nicholas Hoult once again is the face of Tom Ford’s eyewear after one campaign and a movie with the designer. This time, Nicholas is paired with one of Karl’s favorites, Freja Beha Erichsen. We’re just glad someone chose a flattering hairstyle for Nicholas. After series one of Skins, his hair has been battling major issues and has finally broke through whatever trauma and atrocious hackings and found a meaning and flattered the poor boy. Tom Ford shot this raven-filled campaign himself and I appreciate the vivid colors that pair with the 70s-esque eyewear. Now if there was anyway to get a hold of a Tom Ford suit. He really made velvet look appealing in the blazer and in a bow-tie. My only question is, is Freja feeding that raven?
Flawless. Veteran Christy Turlington, Karen Elson, and Natalia Vodianova head up Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2010/11 campaign and it is absolutely stunning. I love the line more than I did beforehand: the soft palette, the feminine silhouettes, the twill and interesting fabrics, that leather skirt, etc. The whole LV line is very reminiscent of Dior’s “The New Look” and let’s not forget those bags. I often find the normal bags with the logo tacky and boring, but these are exquisite. Much better than last season, Marc, even though I would have loved Lara again, you couldn’t have picked a better cast or have had a more interesting line.
What Lady Gaga and I don’t have in common: I choose to take my cape off before prancing around in my hoofed platforms and chaps. Silly, girl.
There’s no denying Adriana Lima has a sexy body, if not one of the most, pre- or post-natal, but something about this cover screams cheap whore, trashy, etc. Those given adjectives are not something I would ever describe the once ‘Sexiest Virgin’, so why did Mario Sorrenti insist on shooting Adriana on the cover of V like it were Hustler? To add a little more cheapness to the equation, there are 1000 covers of each girl (Natasha Poly, Eniko Mihalik, Lily Donaldson, and Isabeli Fontana) with scratch-off V logos to reveal some nips. While I have no problem with nudity in fashion, there isn’t any need to make it look like a back alley skank on the cover of a fashion magazine. My second problem lies within the models’ faces. Adriana and possibly Natasha look decent, but why does every one have the look of boredom or the fact that they’re holding back a massive poo? While nothing can be perfect, this certainly falls into that theory.
With that being said, if this is supposed to look like a bit trashy and campy, then I can come around and appreciate the covers for what they’re worth. There is an editorial poking fun of the infamous WAGs, or a footballer’s wife. It still weirds me out with the scratch-off covers any way you look at the matter.