Glee Sarah Jessica Parker
If, like myself, you have watched every episode of Sex and The City and Glee, I advise you to hold onto your office chair: the two are (sort of) becoming one!

This week, the brains behind Glee – Ryan Murphy – announced that Sarah Jessica Parker will guest star in a few episodes of the musical wunderkind next season. Not only that, but she will be playing a “sort of frazzled, eccentric and hilarious” Vogue.com editor!

It screams for the re-introduction of Carrie Bradshaw. SATC fans will remember when Carrie strutted into the Vogue offices – where she was getting paid 50 cents a word (yes, I’m obsessed) – in an asymmettical pinstripe suit from Vivienne Westwood to meet a Vogue Editor/Wintour clone played by Candice Bergen. It is barely a storyline stretch!

Speaking of Anna Wintour, the ice queen herself has been employed to style the wardrobe of Sarah Jessica Parker’s fictional Glee character. I can only expect this is an incredible favour to Anna’s daughter, Bee Shaffer, who works for the company that produces the show. It couldn’t get any more fash-fabulous.

The most excited of my creative juices are flowing. You’re welcome to any of the plot ideas below, Glee writers. You’re ever so welcome.

1. Rachel is sent to the Vogue offices for a make-over.
Say goodbye to your knee-highs and pre-school silhouettes, Miss Berry. You’re now in New York City. Ditch the loafers for Louboutins at the hand of a tutu-wearing fashionista.

2. Santana starts a fashion blog.
To stay in touch with her lady love, Santana starts a blog that is catapulted to international fame. Vogue tries to poach her for their online site. Many musical numbers about life’s crazy twists and turns ensue.

3. Rachel falls in love with Aidan.
Without annoyingly righteous boyfriend Finn by her side, Rachel looks for a similarly small-town homeboy to lust over. The pair bond over a mahogany harp.

4. Mercedes starts a plus-sized riot.
Enraged by the body standards in her September issue, Mercedes flees to New York with the Vogue offices as her target. Who else, in particular, but the pint-sized dot-com Editor? Carrie shall wax lyrical about sample sizes and everyone shall sing songs about being beautiful.

5. Kurt Hummel is Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant.
He falls in friendship lust with her and Stanford, therefore introduces millions of conservative American homes to the fabulous lives of metropolitan homosexuals.

Kanye West Shoes

  • In an issue dedicated to celebrating the relationship between music and fashion, V magazine’s “The Queen Of Hip Hop” editorial appropriately features a top, skirt and shoes from Kanye West‘s debut collection.

  • The former managing director of Hermes France, Bruno Guillon, has recently joined British fashion label Mulberry as their new chief executive. He plans to help heavily transition the brand into Asian markets.

  • Boardwalk Empire actor Michael Pitt is the official face of Prada’s Spring/Summer 2012 menswear campaign – a David Sims-lensed look at the golden age Hollywood icon. According to the brand, Pitt “explores the language of male role models from the rock star to the playboy, from the self-reflective introvert to the engaging and humorous farceur. […] Contemporary men work when they play and play when they work. The boundaries are no longer clear – as the campaign’s simple props and gestures emphasize.”

    Unfortunately, I can only see him as a psychopath. Thanks, Funny Games.

    Michael Pitt Prada

    Michael Pitt for Prada


  • DKNY is supplying the New York Rangers with their practice jerseys for the rest of the season! Never before have I wanted to be a hockey player!

  • GQ has awarded Jared Leto with the title of 2011’s worst dressed man, for looking “extravagantly terrible all year long.”

  • Though cotton topped out at $2.12 this year, prices have just dropped to 86.4 cents a pound. A step in the right direction!

  • Who’s face/body/photoshopping earned magazines the most moolah, this year? Jennifer Aniston, Heidi Klum, and Sarah Jessica Parker!

    Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Elle, Vogue, and Marie Claire covers were the second or third best-sellers for each publication; Heidi Klum‘s Lucky and Glamour covers were both magazines’ second best performers, and Jennifer Aniston gave Marie Claire its best-selling issue in July and pulled in major sales for her November Elle cover.

    Who didn’t do so well? Reese Witherspoon, whose covers marked below-average sales for Vogue, Marie Claire, and Glamour. Interestingly, magazines with Kim Kardashian on the cover were doing well in the beginning of 2011, yet as her so-called ‘sham’ marriage unfolded the numbers have started to look very poor.
    Fashion Magazines 2011

  • Singer John Legend proposed to model Chrissy Teigen this past weekend while they were on vacation in the Maldives! WEDDING PHOTO EXCITEMENT.

  • Alessandra Ambrosio just announced that she is pregnant with her second child! The model and her fiance, Jamie Mazur, already have a 3-year-old, and are looking forward to adding another member to the family in five months time.

    Yes, that does mean she was pregnant with strutting her flawless body down the Victorias Secret Fashion Show runway. Weep with me.

  • Karlie Kloss Numero

  • Karlie Kloss is having one hell of a good year. To top off many-a-model accomplishment, the Next model is werrrrking it on the cover of Numero‘s December/January issue – lensed by Greg Kadel and styled by Elizabeth Sulcer.

  • After her newest resort collection dropped this week, style icon Chloë Sevigny has kindly invited the interwebs into her East Village garden flat. The inadvertently promotional film weaves through her – very impressive – closet, and displays the original bunny ears from Gummo, sketches for Oscar dresses by Alber Elbaz, S&M dog collars, and lots of Chloë for Opening Ceremony (obviously).

  • With no reason given, Cynthia Steffe‘s creative director and executive vice-president – Shaun Kearney – has “amicably” stepped down from his position. No successor has been announced as of yet, though the label says it will definitely not stop here.

  • Bruce Weber has turned out a beautiful cover for the December issue of Vogue Spain. Though there is no rhyme or reason for it, model Dree Hemingway is codling a baby while wearing couture and a ripped t-shirt (Balmain or Target? Who knows).
    Vogue Spain Dree Hemingway Baby

  • H&M have been ‘found out’ in regards to using completely digitally-created bodies on their ads and website. H&M press officer Håcan Andersson confirmed that their new lingerie-clad bodies are “completely virtual“, and that they use “facial models” to superimpose normalcy onto the click-and-go body forms.

    “It’s not about ideals or to show off a perfect body… we are doing this to show off the garments.”
    – Hacan Andersson

    Am I wrong to think this is better than photoshopping every image individually? This way, I feel the shopper would have a more ‘generic’ view of a garment, and appreciate that they are buying an item, as opposed to buying what a model looks like in an item.

  • Internet gossip alert. Nicole Richie is rumoured to take over Sarah Jessica Parker’s ex-place as the the face of Halston.

  • Prabal Gurung is one of my favourite fashion designers. We all know this. We all know, also, that I am nowhere near loaded enough to have my dream, Gurung-filled closet.

    But I may just come close! And so can you! Prabal has just been named chief deisgner for ICB, the Japanese bridge label that launched in 1995 and stopped being distributed in the US in 2002. Previous designers have included Michael Kors and Viktor & Rolf. With the brand relaunching in the States – with Europe to follow – late next year, Prabal could not be a better choice. Expect lower price points with all of the same appeal.

  • Oscar de la Renta ss12
    While most fashion shows build to a sort of crescendo of the biggest and most intricate pieces, Oscar de la Renta kicked things off dramatically for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection with enormous, silk taffeta ball gowns. The show was more energetic than I’ve seen from Oscar’s past few seasons, yet somehow he still accounted for his popular ladies-who-lunch fanset.

    The eveningwear was – as always – better than anything I could predict. Though I always review Fashion Week shows with my top five looks, I was close to sharing the entire collection. Fur, sequins, gold lame, more and more taffeta; I gasped when Lindsey Wixson came out in a barely-pink silk chiffon, ostrich feather gown – the movement was unreal. The edgy vibe to his glamorous showing was also hitched up unexpected soundtrack from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.


    (I also thought this would be the perfect opportunity to include a video of Oscar de la Renta serenading Sarah Jessica Parker at Fashion’s Night Out NYC. Cutest thing ever.) View Post

    Arizona Muse

  • Apparently, before Arizona Muse was able to walk in the Vera Wang show, she had fainted backstage. In the pre-show run-through she was sporting a bloody knee which was also visible as she closed the show in a gorgeous silk print gown. I hope everything is OK, Fashion Week is dangerous (!), another model was also said to have had a seizure backstage at Suno.

  • Vogue’s Mommy is opening a college. The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design will offer students a year-long Vogue fashion foundation course and 10-week intensive courses. Susie Forbes, editor of Easy Living, will serve as principal at the fashion-forward university. SIGN ME UP. Imagine the class photo.

  • The First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama, hosted a lunch for winners of the National Design Awards. Jason Wu and Prabal Gurung – labels of Obama’s adoration – were amongst the honorable mentions, while fashion designer J. Mendel took the cake for his exceptional work in the fashion industry.

  • Ralph Lauren will be the sole advertiser on the New York Times iPad App for the entirety of September, as they have bought out all six ad spaces (the first time for any company!). The app’s users can tour the designer’s car collection in Paris and stream exclusive fashion shows.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker has finally made a statement – to Vogue UK – to explain the decision to leave her role as Chief Creative Officer at Halston:

    “Really the business was being taken in a direction I wasn’t interested in pursuing. That’s why Harvey [Weinstein] and I decided to leave the company. I don’t regret my time there. I feel honoured to have worked there – even if only for a brief time. Halston was an amazing experience, and I’m really proud of what I got to do there and of the people I got to work with.”

  • Lindsay Lohan lost her marbles at last night’s Paper and Nine West party after a week of aggressive Fashion Week behavior (throwing drinks, elbowing random women, etc). She was harassing photographers and called a reporter a See-You-Next-Tuesday for no good reason whatsoever.

  • Remember Nancy Upton? Well, she ended up winning American Apparel’s “Next BIG Thing” contest, and the retailer seriously wasn’t happy (to the point where they released the statement below). The Consumerist sums it up well.

    It’s a shame that your project attempts to discredit the positive intentions of our challenge based on your personal distaste for our use of light-hearted language, and that “bootylicous” was too much for you to handle. While we may be a bit TOO inspired by Beyoncé, and do have a tendency to occasionally go pun-crazy, we try not to take ourselves too seriously around here. I wonder if you had taken just a moment to imagine that this campaign could actually be well intentioned, and that my team and I are not out to offend and insult women, would you have still behaved in the same way, mocking the confident and excited participants who put themselves out there? Maybe you’ll find it interesting that in addition to simply responding to customer demand and feedback, when you’re a vertically-integrated company, actual jobs are created from new size additions. In this case, for the XL women who will model them, industrial workers that make them, retail employees that sell them and beyond. That’s the amazing reality of American Apparel’s business…
    That said, we realize that we are in no way perfect and that we’re still learning. We want to do better or differently in many areas, and we are actively working on them every day. You’re literally witnessing a transparent, sincere, innovative, creative company go through puberty in the spotlight of modern media. It’s not easy!

    Oh — and regarding winning the contest, while you were clearly the popular choice, we have decided to award the prizes to other contestants that we feel truly exemplify the idea of beauty inside and out, and whom we will be proud to have representing our company.

  • Yves Carcelle, the current CEO of LVMH, is leaving his position to become president of the corporation’s forthcoming art museum, “Fondation Louis-Vuitton“, which will be opening in 2013. He will be replaced by Jordi Constans, who currently runs the ship at French food brand Danone (yep, like the yogurt).