Megan Fox Armani Raw Food

  • Ever wondered how Megan Fox got that body for her Armani ads? “For a year and a half, until about four months ago, I followed a strict vegan diet based on raw fruits and vegetables, no bread, sugar and coffee, but I had lost too much weight. So now I eat a bit of everything. I train three times a week doing circuit training with my trainer Harvey Pasternak.”
  • Brioni is ending its womenswear line! Quel horreur! Not only is Brioni’s Italian manufacturing plant shutting down in September, but their contract with the label’s creative director, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, is coming to a definite end.
  • Though it is still a “fashion rumour”, there is talk going around that Lady Gaga is going to collaborate on a fashion line with her younger sister, Natali Germanotta (Lady-in-Waiting Gaga?). Natali is currently a design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology – the mega-school that has helped developed such talents as Isabel Toledo, Calvin Klein, and Carolina Herrera. Their collection will be comprised of diva-worthy designs that could be categorized under ‘ladylike with a twist‘. Instead of meat dresses, think of a “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” wardrobe with innovative materials.
  • Nelson Mandela is launching a clothing line, too?! That is enough to pique anyone’s interest. Apparently, the former South African president’s charitable foundation has recently launched a clothing line that will donate all proceeds to fundraising efforts towards HIV research. The line, called 46664 (the number Mandela wore during his 27 years of imprisonment), is economic genius; made solely from South African-produced textiles, the four factories that make the apparel are all located in South Africa and employ over 1,500 people. Sartorial sustainability. Go, Mandela, go!
  • Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Emily Current and Merritt Elliott – of the denim brand Current/Elliott – are designing a capsule collection of handbags for Kate Spade.
  • “I copy the dress of an animal because I love to copy God. I think God is the most fantastic designer.” – Roberto Cavalli
  • Camilla Al Fayed, daughter of Harrods owner Mohammed Al Fayed, just bought a controlling stake in Issa. Especially interesting because Camilla’s brother, Dodi, was the boyfriend of Princess Diana and also died in the infamous car crash. In addition, Issa is one of Kate Middleton‘s favorite brands (her much-replicated blue engagement dress was an Issa design). In the first steps towards brand expansion, Camilla will venture into the world of e-commerce, as well as open a store in London.
  • Armani announced that Rihanna will be the new “global testimonial” (aka face) for Emporio Armani Underwear and Armani Jeans for the brands’ fall campaigns. Good move.
  • Courteney Cox has been given the position of “Home Editor” on Jane Pratt’s new lady site, xoJane. According to the press release, Cox will be giving xoJane readers “decorating advice and beauty tips“.
  • Megan Fox published some photos on Facebook “proving” that she does not use Botox. Professional response? “Looks like Megan is just as talented with Photoshop as she is in entertainment,” says plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia. “Those lines on her forehead are totally fake. Muscles in the forehead and brow simply don’t create curved wrinkles like that. The wrinkles Megan is showing us don’t coincide with brow anatomy, nor do they match the facial expression she is making.” Dermatologist Dr. Vince Afsahi said: “The photo looks altered. The muscles in the forehead do not usually create an arc-like pattern seen in the photo. Anatomically [it] does not make sense.” And! Dermatologic surgeon Dr. David Sire quips, “I have never seen the frontalis [forehead] muscle do this unless the muscle was surgically cut. It appears as if she is frowning and elevating her brow at the same time. Quite a feat!”
  • Victoria Beckham delivered a baby girl who weighed seven pounds when she was born, arrived in the seventh hour in the seventh month on the seventh day of the week, and seven was David Beckham‘s jersey number for Manchester United and the English national team. Name of the future fashionista? Harper Seven.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker left Halston Heritage.
  • Though it was only released on June 23rd, Justin Bieber‘s fragrance, ‘Someday‘, has made more than $3 million dollars for Macy’s, making it the fastest selling fragrance…ever.
  • Emporio Armani Ad
    Emporio Armani has the right idea using Megan Fox as the ready-to-wear label’s spokesmodel. She emulates the brand’s demographic; the extremely glamorous girl-next-door. There really isn’t much I could suggest from an advertising perspective.

    With that said, the reason they are this week’s Fashion Spot (“ads re-imagined“), is down to the lack of great advertising on the accessories side of things. When there is such potential in a product, investing in extraenous advertising is almost guaranteed to elevate a brand further.

    Tory Burch 2011
    I worship the Summer/Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook for Tory Burch. It is the brand, from the casually colourful clothing to the always amazing accessories (alliteration, alliteration!). Heather Marks and Ali Stephens work really well together, and Ali’s ever-present Megan Fox snarl actually works against this ‘Kate Middleton style‘ makeover. View Post

    Couture Spring 2011 Christian Dior

    Christian Dior


    Valentino – The departure from the recent to old school was unexpected but not as interesting as it could have been. The pizzazz wasn’t there, and neither was my beloved Valentino red (two pieces do not please a customer base).

    Jean Paul Gaultier – Amazepants. JPG used throwback numbering cards like the RTW (ready to wear) I built my love for fashion on. Killer.

    Elie Saab – Not one misstep. A collection that screams Megan Fox – in a good way.

    Givenchy – Samurai meets Geisha. Hats are unwearable brilliance.

    Chanel – Oi vey, Anja and Freja did not look like their beautiful selves. Was it the unadventurous and unflattering collection? Not sure – it wasn’t offensive, but it was disappointing.

    Christian Dior – THIS IS COUTURE. The colour nuances alone…I mean…Dior never fails. Left typeless.

    Alexis Mabille – A bit ready-to-wear for my taste, but I would not kick a single piece out of bed. Clean statement.

    Armani Prive – On first glance, I hated it. Then I remembered this is haute couture, and realised this is exactly what future fashion has been asking for. Structure, fabric, and texture are all genius, but the leggings must go.

    See the best pieces below!