I’m in love with Dita Von Teese. Notorious for her glamorous burlesque performances, she has an all-day, every-day devotion to retro style from head to toe that is matched by no-one.
A MAC Cosmetics spokesmodel and bombshell with designer love for Marc Jacobs and Christian Dior, she seems to have her finger on everything within reach. It’s also all her own, notably saying “…the one time I hired a stylist, they picked up a pair of my 1940s shoes and said, ‘These would look really cute with jeans.’ I immediately said, ‘You’re out of here.”
The only person we know works directly for Dita is Catherine D’lish – her best friend and designer/collaborator of all her on-stage costumes.
She has walked fashion weeks for Moschino Cheap & Chic, Heatherette, Giambattista Valli, and Jean Paul Gaultier (as you saw yesterday.) Gaultier’s show was especially fabulous thanks to the va-va-voom of von Teese’s sartorial striptease. Click for more.
Body AMR owns the red carpet right now.
Stocked by three of my all-time favourites (Harrods, Start and Net-a-Porter), Body AMR has started to become a staple on at least one personally-trained body at every event. The designer, Amr Ali, is one of those rare males that completely understands how a woman’s body works and what she wants from her wardrobe. Because of this he produces timeless pieces that are effortless and a perfect mix of feminine and masculine.
Un-trendy, yet un-dated, ultra-Londoner Amr is definitely one to watch.
Sexy, sexy Haute Couture. The fifth kicked off Paris’ Couture delights, and no-one has yet to dissapoint. See my top picks from Maison Martin Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Chanel, Armani Prive and Alexis Mabille below.
Lady Gaga is a style icon, and sometimes in the worst ways. We’ve all seen the overweight party girls trying to pull off her revealing bodysuits and lifelong flat-wearers delving into the world of mega-platforms under her fashionable influence. It’s never a pretty sight. Sight being the key word of her latest fashion accusations.
FDA Spokeswoman Karen Riley is accusing Gaga of starting the trend of circle contacts (featured in the music video for Bad Romance). The risk run from these lenses is legitimate as poor-fitting lenses can cut off oxygen to your eyes and cause blindness in the most extreme cases.
Gaga is certainly not to blame, however. The asian community in particular have been obsessed with these contacts for years as you can see on websites like Lens Circle. If you’re wanting a long-term version, I would recommend speaking to an optician. A $20-30 dollar deal will never be worth permanent damage to your eyes.
Gossip Girl has been close to jumping the shark throughout season three. To be frank, there were too many plotlines, too many guest ‘stars’ (13 recurring, 6 pop-ins, and 4 cameos excluding the regular cast of 9?!), and too many episodes that lacked structure. It’s The O.C. all over again. Heads up, Josh Schwartz.
Luckily, the fashion remains near-perfect and the past two days of filming for season 4 in Paris show us exactly why. Blair Waldorf, played by the gorgeous Leighton Meester, rivals all other ensembles in my favourite Moschino dress of S/S 2010. Catch her, Blake Lively (Serena van der Woodsen), Ed Westwick (Chuck Bass) and the rest of the overprivileged Upper East Side starting Monday, September 13, 2010 at 9/8c on the CW.