Yesterday, Leighton Meester partied on across to pond to launch the Vera Wang‘s new fragrance – Lovestruck – in Harrods. Obviously, she wore Vera Wang for the occassion. Her Pre-Fall 2011 leather pants were the perfect addition to a rose-coloured, pleated blouse from Vera’s Fall/Winter 2001 collection. To compliment the outfit, she wore Brian Atwood‘s “Rina” sandals and Dannijo jewels. You see the ball leaving the park?
…because there’s no other Wintour worth blogging about, is there? In an ‘it took you THIS LONG?’ moment, I present to you the cover of our beloved/feared Anna Wintour for the April issue of WSJ. There is a massive profile of the Vogue editor-in-chief inside, in compliment to this iconic shot via the lens of Mario Testino. The hair, baby.
Apart from being a news source, I typically use this dot-com as a place to talk about the things that I love. This post, however, is going to be a little different. As a stylist, I understand the pressure there is to be innovative and how easily you can slip into ‘shock factor’ shoots without realising the impact it can have. Numero and Patti Wilson may have pushed it too far this time. In issue 117, a beautiful display of clothing is worn by the lovely Constance Jablonski and shot by Greg Kadel for a shoot named “The Kid“. You may think they are referencing the Charlie Chaplin movie until you realise the “prop” in the shoot is a black child. To compliment the child, they have put the very pale Constance in “blackface” and fake afros. The theme is lost on me, and I find it to be offensive rather than edgy as it does not work as a fashion story on any level. View Post
Jean Paul Gaultier decided to welcome us to the twenty-first century for Paris Fashion Week by kitting out his attendees with 3-dimensional glasses to compliment his 3D prints. This is the Avatar of Fashion World. With a collection of spage-age androgyny, models of all sizes – Crystal Renn, Marquita Pring and Beth Ditto for the plus-size department – wore Ziggy Stardust inspired wigs and were ‘deconstructed’ from head to toe in that snappy Gaultier way. View Post
Will “you look like an envelope” soon become a compliment? It just might, if the Haus of Margiela has anything to say about it. With a poor reception from a lot of critics, I have to say the shoes were definitely my favourite of Fashion Week thus far; completely open at top with a nude-coloured elastic strap to keep your foot in place that is initially naked to the eye. Everything else was on an editorial spectrum that many designers would never attempt. I welcome your wit, Triple M. View Post