Rachel Zoe SS12
As a fashion stylist, there is some sort of unspoken rule that expects me to slate celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. But…whatever…I love her. Writing about her Spring/Summer 2012 line was a given, and I am overly impressed with the consistency and transitional nature of her clothing line. In the words of my beloved Anna Dello Russo, “It’s really, like, L.A. — an L.A. collection but done in an international way.”

This season, Zoe was inspired by many things including Brigitte Bardot, the late sixties, early seventies, running around the south of France, and a nonchalant attitude that was reflected in her uncharacteristic showing of Springtime ballet flats.

Mixing stark white looks with mis-matched prints kept well-designed pieces effortlessly glam. Everyone loved it. The line to actually view the collection wrapped around 39th St to Broadway, even though the presentation was invitation only. This woman has a magic touch. View Post

Thylane Blondeau
Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is one of the the very few young-and-stunning ‘model sensations’ set to make an enormous name for herself. The thing is, she’s 10 years old. Born in the Ivory Coast in 2001, it seems she was genetically blessed with a quintessential ‘model face‘ – something extraordinarily reminiscent of Brigitte Bardot and Lou Doillon.

With such an extensive portfolio already in place as the incredibly young model hit double-digits, Thylane has been the center of both awe and controversy. While her prominent beauty is of no argument, the fact that she has been styled “seductively” in some shoots makes me uncomfortable. While a woman’s right to her sexuality is completely her choice, she is in no way close to being a woman. I believe this young girl has, to be cliche, a face that could launch a thousand ships. When these tiny beauties are still years away from puberty, though, let those of us in the industry keep them modelling as children and children only.

I wish her a safe and wonderful career ahead.

Roberto Cavalli Ad

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Roberto Cavalli does Italian glamour with an edge. When Brigitte Bardot helped launch his career in the Seventies, his aesthetic was sold as interesting, dark flamboyance. When I think of the talented designer’s best pieces, I see texture, movement and sexuality that I have attempted to portray in the ad above.

Thank you for all your wonderful feedback for Fashion Spot thus far! It is definitely a highlight of my blogging week. As a gift, I give you Roberto Cavalli – in denim on denim – riding a Segway in Cannes this past week. Homeslice is 70.
Roberto Cavalli Segway
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Gisele Bundchen Brigitte Bardot
Photographer Nino Munoz had the difficult job of recreated Brigitte Bardot‘s classic ‘topless and tights’ pose for Elle Brazil‘s May 2011 issue. Obviously, he pulled it off. There could not have been a better choice than Gisele Bundchen for the homage.