2011 marks Tumblr‘s second year of sponsoring fashion and beauty bloggers to attend New York Fashion Week and cover it on their Tumblr-made blogs. The following twenty blogs are going to get access to front row and backstage opportunities 99% of industry insiders would kill for (AHEM hi!). To congratulate the bloggers (Annamarie, Closet Collage, Ellepa, Farpits, From Me To You, Gaws, Girl With Curves, High On Flowers, High Like Fashion, History of Chuck, How To Talk To Girls At Parties, Justin Chung, Karla Powell MUA, Men In This Town, Opium Poppies, Novh, Paper Tissue, Tuula, The Style Student, and We The Urban), I have taken five of their most striking fashion-realted images for this week’s Best of Tumblr!
As I was flicking through the September issue of Vogue (UK) last week, there was one ad that really stood out to me – this one. Aldo‘s upbeat Fall/Winter 2011 campaign. Though Terry Richardson‘s personal controversies tie a lot of negativity to his name, he truly takes a bomb photograph. From Andy Harman on set design to Sarah Richardson on styling, each little component of the shoot came with their gameface on. Of course, the fierce shoes and sheer hotness of Lily Donaldson and actor Matthew Gray Gubler don’t hurt a thing. View Post
Last night’s MTV Video Music Awards (aka The VMAs) was a fashion trainwreck. While our beloved Jo Calderone took over the show with his/her bad boy style, many of the stars and starlets on the red carpet were cake-faced and unflatteringly styled. Since I’m not one for the personal attacks, how about we go through the best of the rest?
Let’s kick off with Katy Perry! The beautiful, pink-haired singer donned a Christian Dior Fall/Winter 2011 Couture ensemble which was comprised of a pastel pink top with an oversized yellow button and mint green lining on top and a black and white tulip-shaped skirt with a broken glass print on bottom. Bizarrely, though the collection had a terrible reception from the industry, it looks pretty perfect on Perry.
The sprinkles on top were in the form of a yellow Philip Treacy hat/sqaure that strongly resembled the Commonwealth bank cube. The super sprinkle? A pair of multi-coloured Giuseppe Zanotti wedges. Comical couture: The Next Big Thing?
Entertainment Weekly quizzed him on his elaborate accessory:
EW: What your snake’s name?
Justin Bieber: Johnson.
EW: Johnson! You dirty boy!
Bieber: I know. [laughs]
EW: Dude, your Johnson is small.
Justin: [Laughs and shakes his head.]
EW: What is he?
Justin: It’s a boa constrictor. It’ll get like four feet. It’s gonna get big.
EW: Has he peed on you yet?
Justin: No. I hope not!
Your eyes aren’t fooling you…it’s not one too many cheeseburgers…Beyonce Knowles used the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards to announce her pregnancy! Obviously, the superstar glow is only going to get more envious. The mother-to-be was beaming with pride in a bright orange, one-shoulder silk crepe Lanvin Fall/Winter 2011 gown.
It the most intelligent co-ordination of the night, she paired the one-hued piece with bold Lorraine Schwartz jewels in the form of white diamond and platinum tassel earrings and an emerald ring. Her ivory Rene Caovilla platforms were also covered in Swarovski crystal and pearl details.
Zoe Saldana‘s stylist also had her eye on the prize last night. A chic updo and smokey eye kicked off the mood as it led down to a sexy LBD from Barbara Bui‘s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. The tweed minidress was embellished with gold and silver military-style details and leather panels. Sticking with the Bui, she added from snake-skin heels and a black clutch from the same designer, as well as Lorraine Schwartz jewels (diamond earrings, a diamond Elephant ring, a black Sapphire and diamond bangle, and a yellow gold and onyx bracelet).