A/W 2012 was one of my favourite ‘model seasons’ to date. Mixed in with the supers were a plethora of up-and-coming beauties: from Zuzanna Bijoch (above) to the i-D cover model Lina Zhang, there was a lot of fabulous werk happening in New York, London, Paris and Milan. One model even walked 73 shows! (See below)
Kati Nescher (Paris Fashion Week’s Top Model)
Nadja Bender (Casting director Anita Bitton scored her the opener at Alexander Wang. Versace, Lanvin, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier followed suit.) View Post
The first look at Jeremy Scott for Adidas Spring/Summer 2012 has arrived! As these are the only non-heels I get really excited about (which my shoe blog can confirm), I am in instant animal sneaker love. Thank you, Pablo Olea.
Alexa Chung has been talking to Teen Vogue about her “It-Girl Problems“, ie. she spent her entire wardrobe budget for “24-Hour Catwalk” (her upcoming TV show) on a single Balenciaga leather jacket. She joked that she will have “10 episodes to do and nothing to wear”. I wish my problems were this Balenciaga-related.
I don’t think Jean Paul Gaultier will be looking forward to any coverage in Vogue any time soon. In a recent interview, the designer decided to bare all in when the topic of fashion films and The Devil Wears Prada came up. Ever wondered what industry insider’s thought of the rumoured Editor in Chief ice queen? In his own words?
Anna Wintour is a lot more monstrous than she is described!
The New York Times put up quite a brilliant article regarding Sex and The City, Christian Louboutin, and how Manolo Blahnik got stiletto status. Check it out here
On Friday, Vogue Hommes International editor Francesco Cominelli was found dead in his Paris apartment. No more details have been released, and I really don’t know how to write news pieces like this. I am inexpressively saddened that we have lost a wonderful, talented man. He was one of the most intelligent, innovative and inspiring figures in men’s fashion. Rest in peace.
Though she lost her spot as judge on the US version of The X Factor, Cheryl Cole is reported to be negotiating a deal with Channel 4 in hopes to host a fashion-based TV programme that will have “a bit more depth to it than just a frivolous fashion show.”
While most models dream of working even one show during the International Fashion Weeks, there is one 19-year-old model out there who lived out every model’s dream for Spring/Summer 2012.
In her ninth season, teenager Karlie Kloss – who is also a brilliant commercial model – walked a total of 34 shows (THIRTY FOUR!), including big guns like Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Jason Wu, Michael Kors, and Elie Saab.
In reflection, the Fall 2011 Couture collections weren’t up to standard. While I adored Elie Saab – as always – the rest of the shows seemed to be missing the usual magic that couture fashion delivers.
A Top 10, however, will always show the best of the rest. View Post
My love for French deisgner Jean Paul Gaultier sparked as soon as a tiny, one-digit-aged version of Lela London found out he invented the cone bra. That love grew exponentially after I read the following interview with Opening Ceremony. It is a must read, my dear.
On his pop hit from the Eighties- “How To Do That” (don’t worry, I’ve attached the video at the end!):
“I sold around 30,000 records – almost made it to the Top 50, but I think that was my last foray into the music business as a musician. I prefer to dress the stars.”
On his first impression of Madonna:
“The first time I saw Madonna was on Top of the Pops. She was singing “Holiday,” and she had a fabulous look. (I actually thought that she was English because she was so stylish.) She was into the same things that I was doing at the time, like crosses, oversized jewelry, and fishnets. The second time I saw her live was at the first MTV awards in New York at Radio City Music Hall. It must have been 1984. She sang “Like A Virgin” in a wedding dress and was simulating “self contentment” or “self satisfaction,” to put it euphemistically. The audience was mostly business people, who were horrified. There were just a few young fans–and me, who absolutely loved it. That is when I realized that she couldn’t care less what others thought of her, and I also saw how powerful she was.”
On the young Jean Paul Gaultier:
“I used to buy all the magazines, look at the collections, and then do my own. And if Dior or Cardin had 300 outfits, I would have 310. I even wrote my own reviews.”
On being an 18-year-old apprentice for Pierre Cardin:
“I learned about freedom from Mr. Cardin. There was an absolute freedom in his studio… He had assistants from all over the world — it was the first time I tried Japanese food with my colleagues from work. It was a great time, and it taught me that you have to have a free spirit to succeed.”
On the source of inspiration:
“Inspiration is never a problem; I usually have too much of it. I sometimes want to say too many things at once. Everything I see can inspire me: the cinema, theater, music.”