blogger outfit
After running around a practically air con-free city in scorching temperatures all week, my blogger uniform has changed quite a bit. Heels, wedges, and boots have been swapped for flats and day-to-night dresses have been switched out for anything comfortable and breathable (as seen in this edition of Outfit of The Week). I am lusting over this camera bag like a teenage girl over the new GQ covers.

Get The Look:
Red Mid Waist Asymmetrical Skirt Shorts from SheInside
Metallic Leather Loafers from Maison Martin Margiela
Shaldon cross-body camera bag from Village England
Cat eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses from Zac Posen
Sheena V Neck T-Shirt from Bastyan

Olivia Palermo

  • Olivia Palermo is definitely launching her blog this month! She said she had “pushed it back a little bit to make sure it’s just perfect“.

  • Sean Avery and model girlfriend Hillary Rhoda have split up after two years together. Boys and girls, please form orderly queues.

  • Look number 23 of Rebecca Minkoff‘s collection for Spring/Summer 2012 was worn by Professional Man Repeller, Leandra Medine, who simultaneously worked it and snapped away on her Blackberry.

  • French retail and luxury group PPR confirmed it was in talks to acquire family-owned Italian tailor Brioni. The $480 million dollar deal would allow PPR to make progress on its pledge to strengthen its position in the luxury market. No more retail!

  • Miss Piggy, who is a puppet, has nabbed herself a custom-made designer wardrobe for the upcoming movie, “The Muppets“. The pink lady’s handlers got designer Zac Posen to custom make her a dress and Christian Louboutin to create her a custom pair of shoes. I’d shedding a green-eyed tear. Let’s call it swine chic.
  • Zac Posen SS12
    Anyone call for red carpet glamour? New York, apparently, as Zac Posen recently returned from his two season stint in Paris. All it took was a second’s glimpse at his Spring/Summer 2012 collection to have the City That Never Sleeps welcome him back with expertly toned arms.

    Anyone with an aversion to hourglass shapes and corsets…it is time to jump ship. Posen can give Coco Rocha mega hips, elongate and flare like the best of them, and charm the Spanx onto any woman. He knows how to work a woman’s body. As always, much of the inspiration was from Old Hollywood, and the most impressive pieces were the – strapless, ombre, bustier, tulle, halter, satin, etc – gowns. I’m sure this post will be linked a lot during awards season.

    On top of the voluptuous drama, the accessories were also a treat. Charlotte Olympia provided the complimentary footwear (in black, gold, nude and silver with a silver heel), Elizabeth Cole jewellery provided the ‘cherries on top’, Judith Leiber provided clutches, and sunglasses were provided by Illesteva. I wish runways would install shopping cart software. View Post

    Sofia Coppola

  • Sofia Coppola got married to (Pheonix frontman) Thomas Mars! The blushing bride wore a gauzed-out lavender print wedding dress by Azzedine Alaïa and had her hair wavy and unstyled with a red lip to ice the cake. The groom wore navy and Big Daddy (Francis Ford Coppola) wore a white linen suit and pink shirt.
  • Isaac Mizrahi has announced he won’t be showing at NYFW. He let us know – via video blog – that he will be putting out a lookbook instead, joking that it sounds “more modern…for about one second. Next season we’ll be planning our fabulous Lollapalooza fashion show in 3D.”
  • Karl Lagerfeld is releasing a fragrance called….wait for it…Karleidescope. LOLZ aside, the fragrance is set to be “ultra feminine” and will include notes of violet, patchouli, angelica and freesia that are rumoured to smell different on each woman.
  • Miranda Kerr’s beauty secret? Four teaspoons of coconut oil, taken orally. Now you know. Have a brilliant time trying to locate it after a Victoria’s Secret model endorses it. ;)
  • Almost 300 Cambodian workers fell sick this week at a garment factory that produces goods for Swedish fashion brand H&M. A total of 284 employees collapsed on Tuesday and Thursday at M&V International Manufacturing Ltd in Kompong Chhnang.
  • Zac Posen is taking his show back to New York after moving to Paris a year ago to show his eponymous collection to the European audience. His Spring/Summer 2012 offering will be shown at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall on September 11th. As always, the New Yorker’s diffusion line – Z Spoke by Zac Posen – will be shown in his hometown, as well.
  • Following the raging success of the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is suggesting the Costume Institute’s the 2012 exhibit will revolve around Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli and will open next Spring. OH, YES.
  • Met Gala 2011

    Models at The Met Gala 2011


    This week, everyone and anyone in the media eye seemed to have congregated to one location:, the annual Met Costume Institute Gala (or “Met Gala“). This year, the Vogue-created ball celebrated the life and work of the late, great Alexander McQueen and ended up raising $10.8 million for the Costume Institute.

    While thirteen McQueen gowns were worn, the best of the red carpet best are below: View Post