Ph: Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Katie Grand
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?
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.
Love her or hate her, Harper’s Bazaar‘s September issue has a hilarious editorial featuring the stylist on her catchphrase with designers murdering Zoe. When I first saw this set of images I immediately wanted to post them. Then I waited and now I’m watching “The Rachel Zoe Project”. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel, your true colors are shining through, as Cyndi Lauper once sang. Your viewers lit-rally understand that you are certainly angry and have your frustrations towards Tay, but is there any reason to tarnish her reputation, one ill-sewn sequin at a time? While Taylor seemed to be a bit overly stressed and mega-bitch, she did her job very well and we have nothing to fill the void that she left with her absence. Sure, we like die for Bradley, love him, but it’s not the same. Your show needs to focus less on your “down with Tay” regime and more of the space cadet Zoe that we all have come to love that treats her position and career as if she were working on the Manhattan Project or that styling is the equivalent of fighting world hunger. Then again, she still fills me with jealousy.
Featuring: Rachel Zoe, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Francisco Costa, Brian Atwood
Photographer: Douglas Friedman
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.
At the moment I find myself being immersed and lost in the sea of resort/cruise collections while listening to the likes of Patsy Cline, The Beatles, to Kelis and Goldfrapp. The eclectic mix of music is appropriate for the varieties of collections I have been studying. While fashion weeks tend to be Christmas to me, resort collections are essentially the pre-game to the whole extravaganza and gets me excited and fills my void until Spring or Fall fashion week comes around in the Fall and Spring respectively. Regardless how I fap to these presentations and jump like a schoolgirl, I believe I have created a list of my favorite so far into the season, even though after doing so I want to change a few. The list is my original list, but I feel I’d put Proenza higher with their amaze-ball bags and prints and I grow deeper in love with Stella McCartney with her rose, electric blue, and to-die-for florals. So here we go:
Honorable Mention – Lanvin
10 – Tied: Marc Jacobs
10 – Tied: Marc by Marc Jacobs
9 – 3.1 Phillip Lim
8 – Erin Featherston
7 – Proenza Schouler
6 – Giambattista Valli
The CFDA Awards have come and gone once more. Some fabulous people were in attendance. SJP rocked a flow-y McQueen gown, Rachel Zoe in a shimmery, deep blue number, while Carmen Kass showed up in a gown with a deep back that clearly stated to me that girlfriend needs a burger and FAST. While I’ll continue why she’s even a relevant model, we’ll move on to the awards.
The Winners of the 2010 CFDA Awards:
Womenswear Designer of the Year: Marc Jacobs – Marc continues to impress and is wonderful. Is there anything to hate about his clothes?
Menswear Designer of the Year: Rag & Bone
Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexis Bittar
Swarovski Womenswear Designer of the Year: Jason Wu
Swarovski Menswear Designer of the Year: Richard Chai
Swarovski Accessories Designer of the Year: Alexander Wang
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Kors
International Award: Christopher Bailey – Gotta’ love Burberry.
Eugenia Sheppard Award: Kim Hastreiter
Fashion Icon Award: Iman Eleanor
Lambert Award: Tonne Goodman
CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award: Alexander McQueen – Apparently the tribute began with SJP and then there was a runway of the latest collection. Long live McQueen.