Thursday, November 30, 2006

Posh Strikes Again

First she wrote a fashion guide book, which as many reviewers have noted, had some false information and lead to some highly amusing responses from designers, and now she is supposedly starting a solo fashion line. Victoria had designed for Rock & Republic for three years... I know some people who wear her jeans; personally I think they're overpriced and overrated, and that Posh has nothing original or creative to offer to the fashion world, but that's just my opinion.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Hello Blondie

New 16 year-old Georgia Frost is already lined up for 5 major campaigns this season: Burberry, Cavalli, Ferreti, Dolce & Gabbana, and Anna Molinari. She definately is pretty, but there are hundreds of pretty girls out there. She'll probably quickly replace Caroline Winberg as the #1 platnum blonde...
I must say, I do love the light hair dark eye-brows combination (at least right now). It's quite edgy.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Tom Ford is Missing

Pure Ford style


Ms. Phoebe Philo is purportedly in the makes of designing something for Gap. At this point, I don't even care what she designs for, I just want her back!!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006


Yesterday I saw this thing on TV about Crystal Renn, who is probably the most famous and most loved plus-sized model there is.

She was talking about how she had to starve herself to lose a lot of weight to model and finally learned to accept herself and be a size 12 plus sized model. Although I'm all for healthy bodies, IMO having a perfectly curvy body is just as hard for some people to attain as having a super-waif figure. First of all, Crystal is gorgeous and 5'9''. If you're that tall and pretty, it's easier to pull off clothing, no matter what size you are. Second of all, not everyone is lucky enough to have a bone structure that can be curvy. I always think about those Victoria's Secret commercials and ads with Gisele and how she's always twisting her body like crazy to be curvy. That girl is up and down. She's an amazing model, but sometimes I just look at those and think she's trying too hard. Personally, I'm 5'6'', can't gain weight (I blame my years of ballet) and have no hips. If I tried to gain weight to have a more womanly, curvy figure, all that weight will probably go straight to my waist. Not everyone is built to have an ideal hour-glass figure. There's so much angst against thin people these days, and so much people saying woman should be curvy, but not everyone can do that either. It made me frustrated last night (but that might also be because I had been out shopping for way too long and I was tired and cranky) so here's my rant.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Day After Thanksgiving

Biggest Sale of the year today, goodluck everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


YSL is one of my favorite brands, b/c they are one of the few names that can put out clothes, shoes, and bags that I like. I just learned today that they also make cigarettes...

I'm not one of those anti-smoking crusaders, I simply find it weird and kind of gross for a fashion company to make cigarettes...

What's next, Chanel condoms? At least condoms don't ruin your teeth(yes, I may be superficial but this is probably the reason I've never touched a cigarette) ....


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Groupie T-Shirts!!!

This season, there have been 4 groupie T-shirts. You might have seen Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon wear them at the end of their shows. Gareth wore one that said "Get yer freak on Giles Deacon" and in response Giles wore one that said "UHU Gareth Pugh"

Unfortunately, these two shirts are only available on Dover Street in London, which I won't be visiting anytime soon.

The good news is that there are 2 more groupie shirts, available here for 30 euro. The first one, "Do me daily Christopher Bailey' I imagine will be quite popular as Christopher Bailey is quite attractive.

My personal favorite is "Cause me paid Hedi Slimane", as I worship Mr. Slimane.
But 30 euro for a T-shirt that very few of my friends will understand isn't worth it IMO, especially around this kind of year where I already tend to spend way too much money, and I really am not that emo.

Best use of Balenciaga ever!!!

I loved Balenciaga's 2006 fall collection, i really did, but apparently every single magazine also did, and thus the collection has been everywhere!!! It really gets annoying and boring after awhile. BUT, Purple Fashion's Fall Winter 2006/2007 featured Vincent Gallo wearing Balenciaga, photographed by Terry Richardson. A very original take on Ghesquiere's work, no? Here's the outfit on the runway:
And here is the outfit on the infamous Vincent:

Monday, November 20, 2006

Furless Europe?

The EU (European Union) proposed today (monday) a ban that would ban all imports of cat and dog fur into all member states. I'm quite ambivalent on fur; I don't like that animals are killed cruely, but I also see no difference between eating meat and wearing fur, and since I don't eat meat I personally think I should be able to wear fur. It evens out, kind of. But what will happen to the fashion industry, largely based in Europe, if there is a ban on fur? Consumers can buy from other places, but producers will be screwed over. Nothing is set yet, but think of the consequences.......

Saturday, November 18, 2006

And the Oscar goes to....

Ok, not really Oscars, but fashion awards!!!

Doo.Ri won the CFDA awards. Personally I was hoping 3.1 Philip Lim to win, but I like Doo.Ri too. I'm just very glad Devi Kroell did not win. I never understood the hype around her. But here's a really cute pic of Doo Ri receiving her award.
The Stella awards went to Bruno Pieters. Once again, not who I would've picked (Anne Valerie Hash of course) but I like Bruno.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Here Comes the Bride

Hana Soukupova was at the Victoria's Secret show. Odd fit, I thought, because she is too skinny to be a lingerie model. Yet, I was proven wrong. Hana looked great, and she looks a bit less deathly thin at the show. I don't know if it's the lighting or she actually gained weight, but she looked great. On top of that, Miss Hana is getting married tomorrow!!! She's so young, but I wish her happiness. She'd make such a lovely bride!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Kate Moss's Wedding Dress

Kate Moss has commissioned Alexander Mcqueen (!!!) to design her wedding dress. His dresses are beautiful, but I'm even more excited to see whether or not Mcqueen will also design the veil. Knowing Kate and Pete, the wedding probably will not be very traditional. Wouldn't it be amazing if Kate looked like this?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Too Thin: RIP Ana Carolina Reston

Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston died from anorexia nervosa on Wednesday. She was hospitalized for kidney malfunction since Oct 25. She was with Ford and Elite, and did some modeling for Armani. She was 1.72 meters tall (5'7.5'') and weighed 40 kg (88 lbs). That, according to my calculations, is a BMI of 13.5. She was 21. My condolences for her family and friends.....

Monday, November 13, 2006

A little Color can go a LONG way

Lydia Hearst has always been pretty, but as a blonde she wasn't anything special. However, now that she has dyed her hair red, she's absolutely STUNNING!!!

Likewise, Nicole Richie looked nice as a blonde, but she looks much more refreshing as a brunette.

Maybe I should go dye my hair...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Back in the Day with Yves

Friday, November 10, 2006

Gorgeous Gorgeous Men

I don't know what's gotten into me. I posted about Dimitri today, and then I started looking through Nathalie Homme's website, and noticed a few other really really gorgeous male models. Honestly, I haven't paid much attention to male models except a few, but now I'm obsessed!!! So, I'm going to share my obsession. Haha.
This is Brian Redford. This man isn't handsome in the traditional sense, but his features are SOOO powerful and stunning. I'm in love, I really am.
This is Antoine Duhayot. Isn't he adorable!!!
This is Cedric Bihr. Someone NEEDS to make him a Bond man.
Finally, this is Jay Bulger. So pretty.....
OK, I'm done. Just needed to get that out of my system.

Dimitri Vankerkoven

I usually don't go GAGA over guy models, but this new CK boy is SOOO cute!
He's a 17 year old from Brussels, Belgium. He's signed with Nathalie Homme and Vision New York.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Patrick Robinson for Target

Target's newest Go International Colloboration. Loved Patrick at Paco Rabanne, so I expect this to turn out well. Remember this gorgeous geisha inspired collection from spring 06? Hopefully his Target collection will be well done.

Lars Nilsson for Scherrer

Lars left Nina Ricci, which is now headed by Olivier Theyskens. WWD reports that Nilsson will be joining Jean-Louis Scherrer, which is currently headed by Stephane Rolland. I'm not very familiar with Scherrer, so I was looking through its Fall 06 collection, and it looked like a more-expensive, badly-done version of Anna Sui. I predict a major shift in focus. Lars Nilsson's work at Nina Ricci was so delicate and feminine, yet fun and creative at the same time, and I predict that he will absolutely reform and run with Scherrer. I'm very excited!!! On another note, here's an outfit (especially the pants) from Nina Ricci fall 06 i'm dying to get my hands on.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Nicole Kidman in Versace?!

Nicole Kidman is widely praised for her stly, but she rarely wears Versace. In fact, the only Versace that I've ever seen her wear was a coat. Yet, somehow, Vogue US decided that Ms. Kidman would look good in Versace.
Here's a very bad picture of the cover. Nicole looks.... not like herself. Here's the dress... Personally, I don't think the dress looks too bad, just a bit costumy, but Nicole Kidman is definately the wrong person to put in a dress like that!!!

Giles Deacon for New Look

First there was H&M, then there was Target, then there was Kohls (Vera Wang), then Nine West, then Gap (Roland Mouret), and now New Look is doing a collaboration with Giles Deacon, who just won designer of the year at the British Fashion Awards by the way.
I live in the US, so I'm not too familiar with New Look. I was looking through the website, and the clothes look very cheap, like Gap-ish. Giles can do much better than this, I wish H&M or something respectable would take him on.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Dutch Invasion

Could the next wave of models be Dutch? First, there is Bette Frank, who is bound to be the next big model, and now we have Iekeliene Stange and Lara Stone, who both made Style's "facebook" (best new models). If you go further back, there was Yfke Sturm and Rianne.
Is this an invasion, or simply a short lasting trend?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Sophia Kokosalaki for Nine West

I absolutely adore Sophia's designs, so when I first heard about this I was very excited. However, after seeing the pieces, I'm actually quite disappointed.

First of all, after seeing the collection, I remembered that although I love Sophia's clothes, I've never really paid much attention to her shoes.
The shoes in this collection were quite disappointing. I liked these poots (Daphne, goes for $350) but not enough to buy them.
i did love this Rossa trench ($495), but that may just be that I have a thing for trenches. Honestly, though, I can easily find a better, cheaper trench elsewhere. This is weird, out of all the collaborations out there, Nine West is among my favorites (I loved the Thakoon and Vivienne Westwood collections), but this time I'm horribly disappointed.

Friday, November 03, 2006

British Fashion Awards

Designer of the Year : Giles Deacon
New Designer : Marios Schwab
Red Carpet Designer : Vivienne Westwood
Shop of the Year : b store
Model of the Year : Kate Moss

Hmm... I like that Vivienne Westwood won.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Helmut Lang without Helmut

There is a spring 07 Helmut Lang collection, but this does not mean Helmut is back in business. He is still busy raising chickens, and purportedly painting. Rather, Nicole and Michael Colovos, the founders of Habitual, are designing under Helmut's label. I'm not too familiar with the Colovos', but I really doubt they will be able to do Helmut justice. They "reference" Helmut Lang's aesthetic, which sounds nice, but does this actually mean anything? Probably not. What is this world coming to?

Of course, I could totally be wrong and the collection be amazing, but only time will tell.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pale is in, tan is very out

Actually, I don't think tan was ever (respectfully) in, but that's just my not so humble opinion. The color of the moment is grey. Red is very big too, but it always is in some form. Being tan and wearing grey is complete overkill. This spring, some designers even colored the faces of the models white (Alexander Mcqueen, Viktor & Rolf). This tells us that pale is very very in.
The reason why I'm posting this is because today a friend remarked that I was getting very pale. That's probably because summer is over, and I've been extremely sleep-deprived recently. Anyways, this post is to convince her that there's nothing wrong with being pale. In fact, it's a very trendy thing to do right now. It's too bad I can't post smileys, or else I would have, but oh well. I win.