Lela London

Long time no see, Best of Tumblr! Since I watched absolutely 0% of last night’s Superbowl festivities yet seem to have an Inbox filled with Superbowl-themed press releases, I figured I would do a Lela-style tribute. Shout-out to Indianapolis, the city that I love to love from afar.

So, congratulations to whoever won, and better luck next time, losing team!

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New York Street Style
Is This Real Life

With yesterday being the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I thought I would put up a little bit of a tribute to New York City for this week’s Best of Tumblr. I was a young American-Brit living in London at the time of the attacks, and didn’t for a second find myself comprehending what a profound impact they had on me. As my stomach still flips when I see pictures from that day, they won’t be included here. This is a tribute to a city of rich culture, wonderful people, incredible history and endless beauty. New York, I love you.
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Leopard Dolce Gabbana
If you didn’t already know, Dolce & Gabbana have a webzine called Swide. Tomorrow, fashion editor Yuri Ahn (and Co.) are e-sharing a print story titled “The Story of Leopard” which will trace Dolce & Gabbana’s affinity for the print since 1991. A special preview is below, lucky you.

The truth about leopard: we all wonder what the obsession is all about. Leopard is a fashion icon of its own. Therefore the mystery needs unveiling. The seductive yet dangerous appeal of the print has been a keepsake for Dolce&Gabbana since its debut with the FW91-92 collection. Who better than the designers themselves could give an insight? A family inspiration, a fashion tribute, or pure love. It might not need an explanation. Does love?

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John Galliano PFW Runway
We all want to know what or who inspired John Galliano‘s show at the Opera Comique. Birds are telling me that it was con artist extraordinaire Maria Lani from the Twenties who convinced (ahem, scammed) over fifty leading artists of the day (including Matisse) to paint her portrait and then would flee with the paintings in tow. In this tribute all models were styled differently, each with a theatrical performance walk of their own. Like cotton candy with a Japanese taste, the British designer put on a real experience. Coco Rocha in tight pigtails for your time, below. View Post

iD Magazine 30th Anniversary Kristen McMenamy
As a celebration of their 30th anniversary special and the ‘Define Yourself‘ issue, i-D magazine chose a selection of cover girls, mixing newer faces with well established models, to end up with a gorgeous group containing Joan Smalls, Liya Kebede, Daisy Lowe, Kristen McMenamy, Malgosia Bela, and Lindsey Wixson. The covers are all that embodies the i-D ‘cool’, which is extended inside with appearances by Karolina Kurkova, Noémie Lenoir, Lara Stone, Eva Herzigova, Tatiana Cotliar, Agyness Deyn, Natasha Poly, and Lily Donaldson, as well as a special tribute to the late Corinne Day. View Post