lanvin real people
Alber Elbaz – the extraordinarily talented designer of Lanvin – received a lot of love when he decided to feature ‘real people’ in his Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign. Now that there is a video to go along with it, that love is sure to multiply like bunnies.

In the campaign video (below) a group of diverse and beautiful men and woman segue between stop-motion photo shoots and soundbites while wearing the best of Lavin’s upcoming collection; peplum-ed and fur-ed to the nines. We have an elegant 81-year-old woman from Harlem, eyes like diamonds, “new diseases (and like)”, strange obsessions and collections, connecting with the earth, douchey music, and much much more. Charming as ever, Monsieur Elbaz.
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kristen stewart snow white interview

Probably due to the 90-something degree weather in New York right now, the fact that I shouldn’t be wearing black trench coats has me obsessing over them. Yesterday, when I was checking out the latest issue of Interview, I noticed that Kristen Stewart had decided to rub it in.

The Western Hemisphere may not be temperature-friendly enough for this ensemble at the moment, but the styling is perfect for the Snow White heroine. Maybe I’ll make a pit stop in Australia to test drive this baby on my way back to London….

Get The Look:
Halston Heritage wool double breasted logo detail trench
Isabel Marant Malibu fringed stretch-lace top
Burberry ‘Lip Cover’ Soft Satin Lipstick – No. 21 Deep Burgundy
Lanvin tweed and pearl short necklace
BCBGMAXAZRIA studded clutch
Thomas Sabo Black Onyx Oval Drop Earrings

Zuzanna Bijoch
Zuzanna Bijoch

A/W 2012 was one of my favourite ‘model seasons’ to date. Mixed in with the supers were a plethora of up-and-coming beauties: from Zuzanna Bijoch (above) to the i-D cover model Lina Zhang, there was a lot of fabulous werk happening in New York, London, Paris and Milan. One model even walked 73 shows! (See below)

Katlin Aas
Katlin Aas

Katlin Aas

Kati Nescher
Kati Nescher

Kati Nescher (Paris Fashion Week’s Top Model)

Nadja Bender
Nadja Bender

Nadja Bender (Casting director Anita Bitton scored her the opener at Alexander Wang. Versace, Lanvin, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier followed suit.) View Post

Francesco Cominelli

Francesco Cominelli

  • On Friday, Vogue Hommes International editor Francesco Cominelli was found dead in his Paris apartment. No more details have been released, and I really don’t know how to write news pieces like this. I am inexpressively saddened that we have lost a wonderful, talented man. He was one of the most intelligent, innovative and inspiring figures in men’s fashion. Rest in peace.

  • Though she lost her spot as judge on the US version of The X Factor, Cheryl Cole is reported to be negotiating a deal with Channel 4 in hopes to host a fashion-based TV programme that will have “a bit more depth to it than just a frivolous fashion show.”

  • While most models dream of working even one show during the International Fashion Weeks, there is one 19-year-old model out there who lived out every model’s dream for Spring/Summer 2012.

    In her ninth season, teenager Karlie Kloss – who is also a brilliant commercial model – walked a total of 34 shows (THIRTY FOUR!), including big guns like Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, and Elie Saab.

  • Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat

    Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat

  • After living in Thailand for eight months, I pretty much consider Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat to be ‘my’ princess as much as Kate Middleton is ‘my’ princess. That’s why I was beyond excited to see the gorgeous Princess of Thailand sitting front row at Christian Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Balmain and Hermes during Paris Fashion Week. Princess has fashion sense for miles.

  • In a study funded by Procter & Gamble (aka P&G – cosmetics giants), a team of researchers at the Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital fond that women who conform to societal standards of beauty are perceived more positively than women who do not. The experiment was set up by the team showing participants some female faces with no makeup, “natural” style makeup, “professional” makeup, and “glamorous” makeup for varying amounts of time. Variants like race and age were controlled to keep it as precise as possible.

    The study found that a face with any makeup whatsoever is perceived as more likable, competent, and trustworthy than a face sans slap. The only time this trend went off-course was in the ‘trustworthy’ category when it came to women in the “glamourous” category (but they were still perceived to be hotter and more competent!)

    Are these results shocking to anyone? I do wonder how different societies would respond…

  • L’Oreal has just announced that they are successfully on their way to develop a pill that will prevent gray hairs from showing up. (Are we really getting so concerned with aging that our grandmothers will now all have ‘young’ hair?) The company plans to have it available for retail within the next four years.

  • Fashion Week/Month is over! What do we do with ourselves?! Well…apparently we all start to swap fashion houses. In what I consider to be some pretty shocking news, the latest unfortunate soul to lose it’s creative chief is Vionnet! After an amazing Spring/Summer 2012 show, designer Rodolfo Paglialunga has been replaced by Barbara and Lucia Croce. Thankfully, it is not a negative situation, as he is leaving to pursue “other personal and professional paths”. Hands together, and pray – solo line, solo line, solo line