Katy Perry Kitten Mask

Katy Perry

  • I can’t help but love Katy Perry. While leaving the Real Radio studios in Manchester (before her Halloween concert at the MEN Arena), she was spotted wearing a cashmere coat by Valentino from Fall/Winter 2011, a Royal British Legion poppy (Anglophilia!), a light-catching silver threaded pink scarf, black tights, black suede knee-high boots, and – the cherry on top – a blue kitten face mask. Let’s see Blair Waldorf’s headbands compete with that.
  • Last night, Vivienne Westwood and her two sons spent two hours visiting and supporting London’s Occupy protesters. Infamous for her anti-establishment views, it will be interesting to see how the “Occupy” hoopla may inspire further collections.
  • Say goodbye to New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center! Though it wasn’t too long ago that the Big Apple’s portion of Fashion Month moved from Bryant Park, Mayor Bloomberg is pushing for the event to be moved to Hudson Yards. The move will be part of a $15 billion development project on Manhattan’s Far West Side and will likely redirect all of the shows to Hudson Yards’ Culture Center.
  • I am truly frightened by this octopus necklace.
  • Carre Otis – supermodel turned plus size supermodel – has just named and shamed her rapist in her new memoir, Beauty Disrupted. Upsettingly, the man accused is Gérald Marie, the same man who was accused of the same crime by Karen Mulder, Linda Evangelista’s ex-husband, Carre’s agent at the time, and the former head of prestigious modeling agency, Elite Paris.Otis recalls the evening below, at a point where she was 17 years old and staying in his home while under his care as agency boss, while he was both engaged to Linda Evangelista and in his mid-40s. Warning: graphic.

    Hours later something woke me suddenly. I heard the drunken shuffling of feet moving down the hallway toward me. Filled with alarm, I pulled the covers up around my head. But in a flash my safe haven was invaded and I was exposed.

    Gérald stood above me, ripping the covers from the bed. Before I could react, his sticky body was on me and those disgusting wet ringlets of his were falling on my face. I pushed back, but I could barely breathe with the weight of him pressing down on me. I cried out, a lame attempt to shake him from what seemed like a drunken stupor. I could smell gin on his breath as he harshly pushed his mouth onto mine, a sharp tongue darted out, trying to open my pursed lips in a grotesque kiss. The smell of him made me want to vomit. The fury in me made me want to throw him off me. But in my naked, fevered state, I couldn’t seem to find the strength or the leverage to move him aside. Gérald seemed all too expert at getting what he wanted, and in the tangle of my naked legs and pleas and cries his hand found my mouth and clamped down, trying to silence me. Why even bother? I wondered. I knew we were alone. And I knew that even if I were to fight back and scream, no one would hear me. No one would come.

    Gérald proceeded to viciously penetrate my body, his grunts and groans mixed with the sound of the rain that had begun to pound the tiny window in that tiny room. My thoughts drifted to his little daughter sleeping in this same bed. How could he do this here? Then I thought of the other models who were temporarily housed in this room. I fleetingly wondered if I might not be the first girl to be violated in this strange place. I cried silently as well as out loud. I cried a river. I cried while the rains fell steadily outside. I became the rain. I became the room. I disappeared in the awful endless rocking.

    I remember the horrific feeling of his penis sliding out of me, the wetness that told me he had come inside me. I remember nausea welling up, and then the involuntary gagging that began as he stood, looked down at me, then turned and stumbled out of the room.

    In response to a request for comment, Elite have responded by saying, “Elite London re-opened under new management in 2009, by which time Gerald Marie had already left the Elite Network, so I’m afraid we are not in a position to comment on this story.”

Project Runway Olivier Green

Olivier Green


One the most interesting shows of the season is Project Runway‘s Lincoln Center extravaganza. Since the show ends with the final three contestants battling it out at New York Fashion Week, yet the show is released roughly two months after filming, all nine remaining designers showed their final Spring/Summer 2012 collections yesterday morning.

Since we don’t know who will win until the final episodes roll around this November, I’m going to hazard a guess based purely on talent. I think Olivier Green will take the cake – his craftmanship is unreal. Apart from that, I really enjoyed the collections of Anthony Ryan Auld and Viktor Luna, but picked my favourite design from every collection for the gallery below. Enjoy! View Post

Rebecca Black

  • It’s official! One of the greatest shows ever made, Absolutely Fabulous, is coming back! In the words of Joanna Lumley (aka Patsy Stone – a woman who hasn’t eaten since 1973), both lead characters are “very old and nearly dead and practically plugged into vodka machines”. Actress Jennifer Saunders (aka Edina Monsoon – born Edwina, but changed her name to Edina because it’s chic-er), who also writes the series, has confirmed that production had begun on three new specials that will feature Saffy, Bubble and many surprise guests: “Like a good bottle of Champagne, we hope that we have got better with time without losing any of our sparkle. Last week when we started filming in dear old west London, it was as if nothing had changed. It was raining. Nevertheless, we are so happy to be working for an audience that has grown just a tiny bit older like us but is still willing to let us fall over on TV in the name of P.R.”
  • Hermès has reported a 42 percent rise in net profits in the first half of this financial year. Nice.
  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (better known as NYFW) starts in exactly one week. The event is once again partnering with Maybelline and YouTube to offer live online streams of over 30 runway shows at Lincoln Center. Today, coverage has kicked off from the Live from the Runway channel, and they will also be releasing backstage beauty insights, recaps, and trend forecasting.
  • Former reality TV star (The Hills and The City) and current fashion designer Whitney Port is making a move into the world of romantic comedies! She will star in the ensemble cast of “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” which is also made up of Cheryl Cole, Anna Kendrick, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lopez, Chase Crawford, and many more young stars!
  • Westfield Stratford is set to open on September 13th (just in time for London Fashion Week!) In their viral promo, they have wrapped up 100 years of fashion in 100 seconds and it is incredibly cute.

  • Jenny Packham Fall Winter 2011
    Jenny Packham was putting on the Lincoln Center glitz with Heidi Klum Juniors for her Fall/Winter 2011 masterpiece. For a 9am show, it was impossible not to feel the energy of the diamante-wrapped gowns and crystallized pieces. Every item was a ‘showstopper’, a ‘red carpet moment‘, and/or ‘I’ll wear whatever she’s wearing’. Prepare for tulle, beads, and fabulosity. See the top five looks below! View Post

    Fashions Night Out Mary Kate Olsen Ashley Olsen Jack McCollough Lazaro Hernandez Proenza Schouler Liya Kebede
    Two days after London Town’s Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out, New York blows us away with a practical celebrity and designer buffet. Yes, your eyes are seeing Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler AND Liya Kebede hanging out at Barneys. See more of the unreal fashion and merriment below. View Post