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
Here we have two lovely images to the Louis Vuitton S/S 2012 campaign. You know, I think the model choice is fairly decent, and supposedly we are to expect one more model in the campaign, but what really gets me is the setting of the ads. I’m glad they kept the styling exactly, but it loses its charm in that poorly decorated ice cream parlor. I get it. It’s sweet and girly, but I need a bit more effort and a little less obvious studio shots that took little imagination to create the set.
Any thoughts on who the remaining model could be?
Edit: Viewing this on my phone, I really like this. My judgement will be formed at a later date after the complete campaign.
Louis Vuitton S/S 2012
Models: Kati Nescher, Daria Strokous
Photographer: Steven Meisel
Everyone from WWD to Grazia is reporting that Raf Simons is in talks with Dior. This seems odd. So many people have been reported to have been in talks with the company after Galliano got the boot. We’ve heard everyone from Ackermann, Tisci, to Elbaz, and of course, Marc Jacobs. This new pairing just doesn’t seem to fit. Don’t get me wrong, Raf’s designs are wonderful, but he’s first and foremost a menswear designer, and his work at Jil Sander doesn’t seem to mesh well with the Dior crowd, perhaps. Maybe we’re all used to John Galliano’s drama and excessive exuberance. I know Galliano’s designs have been said to be overdone and getting a little been there, done that, so why is it so hard to find a replacement?
Kate in McQueen
I still claim that my invitation was lost somewhere in the mail. Kate’s wedding was the wedding to be at, and such a darling wedding at that. Who cares about the royal wedding nonsense when the Kate Moss is getting married?
First off, I want to thank Anna Wintour for not only providing a lovely cover, but providing us all with a brilliant idea for the September issue: Kate’s wedding. She is but the queen, am I right?
Going through the photos, some big names were in attendance at her wedding. There was Stella McCartney and her father, Paul McCartney, Jack White and Karen Elson, Hamish Bowles, Naomi Campbell, Marc Jacobs, Daphne Guinness, Lara Stone, and many others were all their to witness the nuptials and the soiree that happened after. Such a charming celebration it must have been.
For photos, follow the cut or go to Vogue.com. I know I will be purchasing this issue the moment I find it on newsstands.
Vogue September 2011
Model: Kate Moss
Ph: Mario Testino
Bow down to excellence. Kate is iconic in every sense of the word. She absolutely stole the show. In light of the clothes, I’m in love. Marc presented pencil skirt silhouettes, beautiful, voluminous furs, wellies with an added platform and heel, and added kink and fetish with materials and in the details, e.g. the adorable masks. Yet, all of this had a disciplined austerity about it all. Really magnificent.
Back to Kate, though. Such incredible presence. She looked wonderful and the cigarette smoking wonder was the most super of all of the supers that walked, including Naomi Campbell. It was really a superb casting.
Check it out.
While I’m on this fragrance kick, has anyone smelled this latest fragrance by Marc Jacobs? I’m already in love with Daisy and absolutely need it. I’m a male and generally wear Burberry Brit, but I feel I can work Daisy as my Spring and Summer fragrance. I was at Macy’s last weekend and had to spray Daisy on myself and then we smelled Daisy Eau So Fresh and it was even more magical. This fragrance adds a fruitier twist and all the more whimsy. I need this now. I’ll shower in it daily.
Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs
Ph: Juergen Teller
Model: Hannah Holman
I really don’t know how I should feel about this. I really disliked what Marc brought down the runway this Fall. I’m glad for the shift to the 1970s, but his use of fabrics and sartorial choices were not as brilliant as everyone always says they are. I saw tackiness, questionable fabrics, and overrated designs that I feel have been coming down the runway for a while now. Don’t get me wrong, I really do know he’s a very talented man and he makes some really beautiful items, but can we please question him when needed?
Caroline Brasch Nielsen is 16-years-old I believe, so why did Juergen Teller decide it was necessary to display her in this way. Despite my overall feelings, the photo actually captures the essence of the 70s, Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, etc., but could we think twice about the underage breasts?
Yep, Mrs. Jacobs definitely happened. I don’t know, he may have nice legs for heels, but I think I prefer my Marc naked, emulating Tom Ford any day.
Ph: Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Katie Grand
Boys & Girls of New York Fashion Week S/S 2011 | Video by Justin Wu | Models |
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How adorable is Karlie Kloss and the rest of the models who can’t lip sync or dance? Also, why did I have to be reminded of Marc Jacobs’s show. The literal interpretation was horrifying, it was something only Jodie Foster could love. I understood the YSL and Taxi Driver references, but the questionable usage of fabrics and the whole aesthetic. I’m at a lost for thoughts. I keep telling myself it did not happen/it’s not that bad, but here’s to hoping he’ll pull through with Louis Vuitton and eventual campaigns. It will grow on me, right? Right?
At first glance I asked myself:
1) Oh, what is Aubrey O’Day doing on a magazine cover with Marc Jacobs?
2) Are those used condoms?
3) Why is the humor of this screaming as ill-conceived and a poorly shot cover?
I later saw this blown up image and took a closer look at the nonsense to see Lady Gaga. While I still love sometimes love her, she doesn’t look fashionable, not even crazy, but just a hot, trashy mess. Also, what is with her face? If anyone could answer me why she appears to be wondering about her decision of to show up like Lady Liberty on welfare, by all means explain. I know what Louis Vuitton gown she’s wearing, and it was so soft and beautiful going down the runway. Talk about a 360, trainwreck and explosion.
The logo is actually made up of chewed gum, so there’s that. I’m not feeling the cover at all. Major fail, V.
BUT, I don’t hate the editorial. Liya looks stunning and the Riccardo Tisci’s gold crown of thorns for Givenchy is wonderful to see in any editorial. I’m not fully judging you for this now, Testino. It’s still pretty much a mess, though. I see V spiraling down into obscurity if this continues.