Category Archives: Celebs

Vanity Fair: 100th Anniversary Issue

i.0.kate-upton-cover
Photo by Annie Leibovitz

So here we are.

Here we are.

At least Vanity Fair didn’t use stock photography for this cover, right? Vogue just had to throw around the term ‘supermodel’ for Kate Upton, didn’t they? She hardly models. Where are the full-bodied models with skill and craft? Kate is constantly type-casted as the buxom blonde, it’s easier for the photographer that way, so unfortunately for her career, that’s how she’ll be shot the majority of the time. That’s not even the issue. Girl can’t model. She’s pretty, but her eyes seem dead in this shot, but perhaps that was the point.

MBFW

20130326-150846.jpg
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.

Continue reading MBFW

Dazed & Confused: Azealia Banks

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)

[Photos: 1]

The September Issue: Lady Gaga

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

Happy Birthday, Reba!

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.