Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2011
When you get a show that is enveloped in white, vinyl padded walls, you know you’re set up for something fantastically unhinged. When “The Beautiful People” by Marilyn Manson kicked off the Fall/Winter 2011 Marc Jacobs show, the entire room was intoxicated with asylum chic anticipation. The lines were firmly couture, vinyl berets had chin straps, 3-D apotheosis was seductively placed; trust me, you want it all. Take a look at the top five looks below! View Post

Rachel Zoe
Seven months-pregnant stylist Rachel Zoe has passed another flight on her stairway to heaven. Her much-awaited contemporary collection for Fall/Winter 2011 was somewhat-secretly previewed yesterday. In addition to her under-$200 line for QVC, Zoe’s new line – on which she partnered with Fung & Li – considers their rivals to be Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg.
Rachel Zoe Stole Design
Unfortunately, we’ve spotted a slight uh oh in the designs. In 2007, Zoe styled a fashion story for Teen Vogue that…well…featured an identical dress. While white-and-black sequins can easily be imitated without design fraud, an exact pattern is much harder to replicate without questions being raised. I believe Rachel also wore the original design to the Marc Jacobs after-party that following Fashion Week. No comment from my beloved Zoe Camp just yet. I die. View Post

Victoria Beckham Bags
…well, cheaper than we have seen thus far! While reports claim Victoria Beckham owns around 100 Birkin bags, she can now proudly add at least two of her own Birkin-looking pieces to her handbag collection. From what I have seen, Posh‘s new line has a very clear aesthetic, thanks in large part to former Luella and Marc by Marc Jacobs accessories design maven Katie Hillier.

After two of the styles from her new “24 hours in the life of Victoria” collection went on sale yesterday via Net-a-Porter, they both sold out in unbelievable time. The leather and nubuck shoulder bag sold out within the hour, and the hexagonal chain bag in crocodile sold out by the afternoon at a wallet-stetching $13,950. Don’t be afraid, the exclusive treasures are said to start at $1,800 and the full collection will be available later this month at Net-a-Porter Bergdorf’s, and Neiman’s LA.

Behind The Scenes Marie Claire Victoria Beckham
The November issue of Marie Claire throws Giambattista Valli, Monique Lhuillier, Bordelle, and Jean Paul Gaultier on Posh-as-ever Victoria Beckham. Shot by Ruven Afanador, the girl band member turned fashion designer gave great interview. Some highlights below.

(Re: David Beckham) “We were about to go out somewhere the other day, and he was sending an email. He was sitting at the end of the bed, and he had no clothes on whatsoever,” Beckham tells the magazine. “I was getting out of the shower, and I just stood there looking at him. He was all tan. Has all those tattoos, which I love. Hadn’t done his hair. He just naturally looks good all the time….
“So he’s sitting there sending his e-mails, all ripped. Not an ounce of fat on him. And I thought, You done good, girl.

“People I respect complimenting me on my work in fashion is more exciting to me than anything I ever achieved as a Spice Girl,” Beckham shares. “I am now competing in an arena where I can hold my head high. I feel quite confident in what I’m doing now, much more than the singing. I was never going to give Mariah Carey any competition.”

Marc Jacobs once told me something I’ve always lived by,” she explains. “I asked him who he considered his competition. ‘I don’t have competition,’ he told me. ‘My competition is myself from the season before.'”

“I’m finally just doing what I like. I put the clothes on and I look in the mirror and I think, would I wear this? I’m not worried about what’s in fashion, what’s not in fashion, what are the colours of the season. I go with my gut instinct because every time I haven’t it’s been a mistake.”

“I take care of myself. I work out every day. I eat healthy. But I like to have fun too. I’m not going to say no to a glass of wine, let’s put it that way. But God! People in this business are obsessed with youth. I can understand it when you constantly see pictures of yourself in the press. But I do seem to be the only person I know who is getting older. Most famous people get younger and younger. I sometimes ask myself that question: ‘How come I’m the only person who’s getting older?‘ But I’m cool with that. I read once that elegance is a privilege of age. I thought, that’s so true. You get more comfortable with yourself as you get older.”

Full interview at Marie Claire.

Louis Vuitton PFW Runway Arizona Muse
When your seat at Paris Fashion Week is scribbled with Susan Sontag‘s ‘the relation between boredom and camp taste cannot be overestimated’, you know boredom isn’t on the horizon. In fact, disco decadence was. The greatest Louis Vuitton moments were with silk mandarin-collared cheongsam dresses slit to the thigh and supermodel Kristin McMenamy ‘wearing’ a zebra stripe painted bodysuit and black satin tux trousers. Ace job pulling off a Donna Summer and Chinese mashup, Marc Jacobs. View Post