Karlie Kloss being the Queen of fashion week.
New York Fashion Week is THE fashion week in America, and I was lucky enough to work and attend for the third season in a row. I work every show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and am fortunate enough to view most of those shows. In recent seasons it has become more of a spectacle than it has been in the past. You will no be walking around and notice the absurd amounts of street style bloggers and photographers wanting to snap your photo and along with them: the street style stars. More on that topic later.
Anyway, here are a few from my busy week to prove that I was there. I have more, but they’re really unnecessary to post.
The Queen turns 54 today. Happy Birthday, Madonna.
We’ve all been hearing that banned September cover of Azealia Banks on Dazed & Confused because of a pink condom, so here it is.
We see…how cunty.
Really, though, this girl is flawless with her mermaid teal hair. If you haven’t caught a listen to 1991 or her mixtape, Fantasea, get on it immediately.
Photography Sharif Hamza
Styling Karen Langley
Hair Brianna Shehee
Make-Up Lisa Houghton at Tim Howard Management
Nails Honey at Exposure NY using Chanel
Set Design Jill Nicholls at The Magnet Agency
Photographic Assistants Matthew Hawkes, Myles Blankenship
Styling Assistants Emma Wyman, Jessica Bobince
Production Ashley Herson
Production Assistant Marcus Chang
Retouching by Blank (Post)
So here it is in all of the 916 pages of glory. A new phone book for another decade of fashion. At first look I will admit that I loved this. Don’t ask me why, these are things I cannot explain. At second glance, well, I find it rather off-putting to say the least. It’s not so much Lady Gaga herself, but rather that the clashing color choices are just so…and the red ribbon…the magenta…I don’t know. I’m also going to put it out there that they could have chosen something a little better. Sure, Marc Jacobs is an acceptable choice for a milestone (120 years of Vogue), but I feel something would have been a better choice. Prada put out these wonderfully printed suits that would have been fabulous. You know what would also have been fabulous for the anniversary? A model. A newly formed supermodel-in-training. Karlie Kloss. Maybe a little less Rupaul, no? Dreams, right?
Vogue September 2012
Musician: Lady Gaga
Photographer: Mert & Marcus
Stylist: Grace Coddington
If you have been worrying about some pop star’s birthday today, you must be deranged and forgot what is really important on this date: Reba McEntire’s 57th birthday. Some might ask why mention her on a fashion blog, but let me tell you why. Reba has been known for her flaming locks of hair along with her music, but lady has been known to be adorned in some pretty memorable, usually crazy, get-ups. One of my favorite of this wacky singer’s costumes was of course from the “Does He Love You” video. The image above speaks for itself. Now words could do this wonder any justice.
Reba thanks you for your time.
If you know what is good for you, you would know that MDNA, Madonna’s latest musical effort has been released for just about 24 hours now. Just about everyone has put out their opinions – both good, bad, and uneducated varieties are floating around – and we have to say, the Queen has redeemed herself after Hard Candy.
I’m not going to give you my opinion on the icon’s latest work, so just try it out yourself. Your highness awaits.
Lana Del Rey
By now, if you haven’t dove into the sultry, honey-dripping vocals of Miss Del Rey yet, you are far behind. Probably as far behind as I am with this cover, but hey, why not play catch-up, right? Say what you want, but girl is a big hit, plump lips, old Hollywood waves and all. Her personal style isn’t quite a hit yet, although Mulberry has already named a bag after her, and she can’t run around in a floral crown all of the time. The music is what matters.
Also, can I put it out there, Terry Richardson looks exactly how he looks in photos. Maybe even less creepy. Food for thought.
T Style Spring 2012
Musician: Lana Del Rey
Photographer: Terry Richardson
Sexy, steamy, and dayum. David Beckham is in his underwear once again, this time for my company: H&M. This will first air on television and be broadcast throughout the world during the Super Bowl in my city of Indianapolis. I’ll be picking up the long johns tomorrow at work. What will you be buying for yourself or that sexy man in your life?
Lindsay Lohan for Playboy
Here are the photos you’ve all been waiting for, but probably not been waiting for. I’ll give it to Lindsay and Playboy, they created some sexy photos modeled directly from Marilyn’s editorial the magazine first ran in 1953. The girl looks hot and bless her ample tits. Haters can move to the left and stay pressed.
Magazine: Playboy January/February 2012
Actress: Lindsay Lohan
Here’s your first look look at Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy cover that’s everywhere on the internet today. Lindsay is looking good on the all red cover. Yes, I am sort of excited to see what’s inside, which is supposedly going to be revealed on Ellen. I’m sure there’s more to come.