Leighton Meester LOfficiel
IBJUBIERJNGIEJFGNE. I love seeing Leighton Meester in spreads that aren’t Photoshopped to the heavens or injected with plasti-smiles (looking at you, teen ‘magazines’). The Gossip Girl left Blair Waldorf behind for L’Officiel Lithuania‘s March issue, channeling Hepburn 2011 in a neon pink Lanvin S/S 2011 top, emerald green Jil Sander S/S 2011 skirt, pink stilettos and slick mane. The rest of the looks are a compilation of MaxMara, YSL, Gucci and Fendi: masters of la séduction facile. View Post

Mary Katrantzou Fall Winter 2011
2010 Swiss Textiles Award winner Mary Katrantzou is imperative to your future fashion vocabulary. There was a welcome re-acquaintance with trompe l’oeil prints – an aspect from which things only further impressed. Built from the idea of a fabergé egg, every single print and shape was state-of-the-art, down to the Katrantzou-printed Louboutins. No-one else could construct a Swarovski encrusted skirt and make it look like a gem-covered pink flower garden of green jewels. With the addition of separates, her Fall/Winter 2011 offering was wearable without compromising the vanguard progression. See the top five looks below! View Post

Herve Leger Fall Winter 2011
Herve Leger bandage dresses are the most strenuous stratagem of the last ten years in fashion. Not only do they take a Pilates-addicted body to pull off, but they are mighty involved to pull on. Regardless, Max and Lubov Azria‘s Fall/Winter 2011 designs prove their beauty is relentless, using new techniques and finishings for a warrior princess collection that included a fur trench, cropped pants (!!), and a skirt made of pony hair. It’s not your ordinary bodycon exhibition. See the top five looks below! View Post

Wonderwoman Sketch
Most people who know me off-screen are very aware that my sole goal in life is to become Wonder Woman (any time someone comments on my slight resemblance to Lynda Carter, I become hysterically joyous). This 1941 concept sketch for my DC comic love includes cartoonist Harry G. Peter‘s notes to creator William Moulton Marston, and just sold at auction for $33,350. Over the years, she obviously traded her skirt for star-spangled ‘shorts’ of sorts and got rid of her objectionable “stenographer’s” shoes.
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Versus MFW Runway Samantha Gradoville
The runway (or set) at Versus was a literal Versace playground – complete with swing set and slide. We all entered the School of Christopher Kane as the maestro tapped into his Glaswegian roots and mixed them with a mix of body-con and schoolgirl-in-skirt silhouettes. The femme pieces were toughened by tartan or neon prints. A certain Donatella must be overwhelmed by this one. View Post