Friday, June 26, 2009

Lindsay Lohan in an Herve Leger......


When it comes to the cut-away bikini trend You can't look past Herve Leger, and Lindsay Lohan seems to be in the know. She wore Leger's red bandage bikini at her 23rd birthday celebration last week.

The September Issue....


The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds, and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published. With unprecedented access, The September Issue, directed and produced by R.J. Cutler, tells the story of legendary Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion.

Video preview after the jump...



The September Issue
Anna Wintour & Making of Vogue
U.S. Theatrical Release: August 28th, 2009

The September Issue won the Grand Jury Prize for Excellence in Cinematography at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Brown Mood...



Devon Aoki in Vogue Nippon






Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Street-Inspired Multiculturalism...



The top above by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci was created for Michael Jackson’s “This is it” tour that was scheduled to take place in London this year. :( R.I.P MJ


Riccardo Tisci, had been working on the costumes for Michael Jackson’s English tour, used that inspiration for the runway. (A few of the pieces, including a gold medieval number worn over a hooded top with a back-to-front baseball cap attached, were actually designed for the tour.) The emphasis, true to the moment, was on street-inspired multiculturalism. Michael would have been proud.

read more at "the moment"

Sunday, June 21, 2009

John Varvatos....


“Slender cuffed shorts with a graphic checked blazer give an Italian cinema flavor at John Varvatos.”



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How will you be dressed for the flood....


During the first day of the Italian men’s shows, the wave of cropped trousers appeared to have been designed in anticipation of The Great Flood.


Dolce & Gabbana were the first to ride the tide with a parade of bejeweled and embroidered black evening jackets that were shown with full pants that tapered into cropped cuffs. Some of the most successful looks accentuated this proportion by showing the pants with a simple solid silk shirt with contrasting placket and tank top underneath…with a bejeweled shoe, certo.

Angela Missoni’s charmingly bohemian take on this trend for attenuated pants featured cropped, pleated (stay with me now!) full-cut jeans, in bleached or faded denim. Somehow they worked. Loose, light linen trenchcoats and cropped pants in plaids and pale ocean colors paired with slouchy cotton sweaters recalled the stylist Ray Petri’s Buffalo seminal look from the 1980’s.

Christopher Bailey’s appropriately outerwear-heavy Burberry collection featured signature trenches and jackets in waxed cotton and ultra-light ruched nylon and leather. Squall-ready technical pieces in bright red, yellow and cobalt popped alongside the otherwise winning neutral palette. All looks were shown with weathered Chelsea boots and washed khaki bags and rucksacks with worn leather trim.



Giorgio Armani started his show with several iterations of the pale grey suit that were nicely deconstructed and form-fitting yet not constricting — the perfect uniform for the evolving workplace. A group of crisp navy and white sport jackets, shown with matching and contrasting board shorts, was a clever take on tailoring that illustrated the many possibilities for the suit, swim and otherwise.

In his collection for Jil Sander, Raf Simons used racy illustrations by the Japanese artist Leonard Foujita to give his precise and highly refined collection some much appreciated sensuality. Foujita’s group scenes and portraits were projected onto the showroom walls and also appeared on slender pants, loose tank tops and sheer cotton short-sleeved shirts, giving the pieces a little bit of a sexy bite.

Meanwhile, the concisely sharp Bottega Veneta show opened with a slightly military group of washed olive and khaki cottons featuring — you guessed it — cropped pants, only this time they were a tad more slender and featured zips at the ankle. Tie-dyed knits and ombré scarves in graduating tones brightened up the neutrals and led the way to a fantastic grouping of red and fuchsia tailored and sportswear combinations.

read more at http://themoment.blogs.nytimes.com/

from a distance, through visual admiration...


Fashion holds a different meaning for everyone. For some fashion is being the first to sign up on Hermes mailing list to get notified of the latest Birkin bag, or a fashion student awaiting a reply from Matthew Williamson for an internship. TO most fashion is what’s attached to the body and the essence is therefore to wear fashion. But is wearing fashion a prerequisite for being fashionable or is the clothes just the tip of the iceberg with a stronger essence beneath the water surface.



Highly animated in interviews Tom Ford is one of the most invigorating personalities in the fashion world. The sheer intensity of the sexuality seen in the ads for his Tom Ford men’s line makes Pope Benedict XVI wish all humans were monogamists. Contrary to Ford’s extrovert, his choice of outfit is the expected and highly pedestrian navy blue suit and white shirt. Rarely is the New York based designer seen wearing anything more upstaging. Maybe there is calmness is a sedated appearance. Wearing the same outfit of neutral colours comes with the reward of people focusing on you rather than what you're wearing. For Karl Lagerfeld, his sterile sense of style has become fashion itself but he’s a one of a kind who doesn’t share clothing style with anyone. Regardless of the pure canvas-like image projected by these designer they breath fashion, they sleep fashion and think fashion. To individuals like Tom Ford the love lay in the art form and he’s a true testament that that one doesn’t have to wear fashion to be fashion. Some things in life are best enjoyed from a distance, through visual admiration.

read more at iluwfashion.blogspot.com

The Circus is coming back to town....


Just got tickets so I wont miss the Circus this time... Looking forward to seeing the Dsquared costumes and Brit Brit on September 23rd!




ORIGAMI CRANE....





Sketch book....








I love thee Lara Stone....


After years of working as a struggling model, her career took a positive turn when she managed to get signed by IMG in 2006. Soon after, she opened the Givenchy haute couture show in Paris and she has been a fashion frontrunner ever since. The February 2009 edition of Vogue Paris featured Stone as the cover star and sole model in the entire magazine.One of last season's most spectacular newcomers, Ms Stone is set to explode to the highest levels of success. Now CK Jeans and cosmetics as well as Givenchy all testify to her undeniable career heat, right this minute.






Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm with Michael-Scott....





Miss you Honey!

"brick-able" sunglasses...




If Jean-Charles de Castelbajac’s Mupppet inspired Fall 2009 collection didn’t stir your nostalgia, then his customizable lego sunglasses certainly will! Available in red, white and yellow, these shades are completely “brick-able” and ready for your building pleasure.

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