Brunette Print-Lover?

Natasha Poly Willy Vanderperre V Magazine Prints 2011
I was not ranting and raving after Prada’s Spring/Summer 2011 show to say the least. In fact, it felt like quite a big blip on an otherwise immaculate Fashion Week. Somehow, Panos Yiapanis has convinced me to rethink my stance on the bananas* collection with some genius styling in V Magazine‘s issue #69. A brunette Natasha Poly looks designer-perfect in “Natasha is the New Brunette Who Loves Her New Prints” (…and breathe…), shot by Willy Vanderperre.

* In every sense of the word. Continue reading

S/S 2011 Couture Schedule Revealed!

Christian Dior Fall 2009 Couture

Monday, January 24th, 2011

ALEXIS MABILLE
10.30 am
Musée Bourdelle – salle des plâtres – 18 rue Antoine Bourdelle – Paris 15e
CHRISTOPHE JOSSE
11.30 am
To be confirmed
BOUCHRA JARRAR
12.30 pm
To be confirmed
CHRISTIAN DIOR
2.30 pm
Musée Rodin – Paris 7e
ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER
4.30 pm
To be confirmed
GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ
6.00 pm
Espace Vendôme – Paris 1er

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

CHANEL
10.00 am & 12.00 pm
Pavillon Cambon Capucines – 46 rue Cambon – Paris 1er
STÉPHANE ROLLAND
2.30 pm
Théâtre National de Chaillot – 1 place du Trocadéro – Paris 16e
ATELIER GUSTAVOLINS
4.00 pm
Studio Harcourt – Paris 8e
GIVENCHY
5.00 pm
See invitation
ADELINE ANDRÉ
6.00 pm
To be confirmed (Paris 3e)
MAURIZIO GALANTE
7.00 pm
See invitation
JULIEN FOURNIÉ
8.00 pm
To be confirmed

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

ON AURA TOUT VU
10.00 am
85 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – Paris 8e
FRANCK SORBIER
11.00 am
See invitation
ELIE SAAB
12.30 pm
Théâtre National de Chaillot – 1 place du Trocadéro – Paris 16e
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
2.30 pm
325 rue Saint-Martin – Paris 3e
MAXIME SIMOENS
4.00 pm
Espace Commines – 17 rue Commines – Paris 3e
MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ
5.00 pm
Couvent des Cordeliers
VALENTINO
6.30 pm
Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild – 11 rue Berryer – Paris 8e

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

BOUCHERON, CHANEL JOAILLERIE, CHAUMET, DIOR JOAILLERIE, VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
11.00 am to 6.00 pm
See invitation

By Appointment

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
January 24th, from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm and from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
164 rue Saint-Maur – Paris 11e

Best Dressed of 2010

Emma Watson
Thanks to a Nylon magazine special-edition Zune was gifted to me about six years ago, I have had a daily reminder of the quasi fashion magazine. The magazine – like the mp3 player – is chic, quirky, and youthful. In fact, their Best Dressed List for 2010 runs along that same theme. The list is a good one, with the exception of Blake Lively who requires a stylist…stat. Let’s remember, Nylon, good individual items do not qualify an entity into the best dressed list.

1. Emma Watson
2. Alexa Chung
3. Blake Lively
4. Rachel Bilson
5. Leighton Meester
6. Carey Mulligan
7. Alison Mosshart
8. Mary Kate Olsen
9. Zooey Deschanel
10. Natalie Portman

My She-Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda Harpers Bazaar
Well, this is a surprise! For the January 2011 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Russia, Hilary Rhoda – one of my favourite professional beauties – is acting all…catalogue model. When a shoot employs a talented photographer like Alan Gelati and throws super-stylist Natalia Alaverdian on top, the last thing I would expect is a model looking bored. Unfortunately, that’s what we have here. Shots one and nine are perfect, but the others fall so heartbreakingly flat. Strange shot choices, editors. Continue reading