October 30, 2009
The 'Let’s Talk About Alexa Chung' spread was photographed by Sharif Hamza and styled by Catherine Newell-Hanson.
In the issue, she talks about her daily grind and her move from the UK to NYC to save MTV. Her show, 'It’s On with Alexa Chung' took over the coveted TRL spot this summer.
Some snippets of her interview with Derek Blasberg:
On whether she will return to the UK once her MTV gig is over: 'I don’t know. I went to a wedding last weekend [in England] and when I got back here I was quite relieved to be home in New York. Whoa, I guess that’s the first time I actually said that and meant it "Home In New York.'
On making new friends: 'I don’t really have any friends in America. Well, I have some friends. ….. I just don’t tolerate douche bags. You get them in England too, those people who just sort of hang out and hold coats or something. But there’s more of them here.'
On her new apartment: 'I think my apartment is too shiny. I just found out that (Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder) used to live in it. And the other day when I was in the laundry room, I heard that Michael Douglas’ son is looking to move into the building.'
Dress by Dolce & Gabbana
Top, skirt and belt by Chanel
Jumpsuit by Stella McCartney
October 29, 2009
Known for her very, well, distinct modeling style (screaming, spinning, crawling), Natasa remains serious and fierce the entire time.
What an artist!
October 28, 2009
Don't make a fashion faux pas (foe paw) and pronounce designer names incorrectly.
Below is a list of designers, labels and more to help you get it right. Thanks Flare!
Alber Elbaz: Al-behr Elle-baz
Alejandro Ingelmo: Ah-lay-han-dro In-jell-mo
Alessandro Dell’Acqua: Ah-less-san-dro Dell-lack-wa
Ann Demeulemeester: Anne Duh-muh-le-mees-ter
Andy The-Anh: An-dee Tay-Ann
Arthur Mendonça: Ar-thur Men-doe-sa
Andrew Gn: Andrew Jen (rhymes with "pen")
Anya Hindmarch: Awn-ya Heind-march
Armani Privé: Are-mahn-ee Pree-vay
Badgley Mischka: Badge-lee Meesh-ka
Behnaz Sarafpour: Bay-naz Seh-raf-poor
Bottega Veneta: Bo-ttayga Ven-e-ta
Burberry Prorsum: Burr-bury Proar-sum
Carolina Herrera: Care-o-lee-na Her-air-ra
Cesare Paciotti: Che-sah-ray Pah-cho-tee
Christian Louboutin: Kris-tyen Loo-boo-tahn (rhymes with the French word "vin")
Coco Rocha: Ko-Ko Row-sha
Consuelo Castglioni: Kon-sway-low Cass-till-e-an-ee
Dolce & Gabbana: Dole-chay and Gab-bah-nah
Dries Van Noten: Drees Van Know-tin
Elsa Schiaparelli: EL-sa She-a-pa-REHL-lee
Erdem Moralioglu: Ur-demm Mor-al-e-o-glue
Ermenegildo Zegna: Er-men-a-geel-do Zen-ya
Gareth Pugh: Gare-eth Pew
Giambattista Valli: Jam-ba-tee-sta Valley
Giles: Jylez (not Gillies as it was once pronounced by an intern)
Givenchy: Jhee-von-shee (not Ga-vin-chee a la Whitney Port)
Giuseppe Zanotti: Ji-sepe-ee Za-not-ee
Hanii Y: Han-ee Y
Hedi Slimane: Eddy Sli-main
Hervé Léger: Uhr-vay Lay-zhay
Hussein Chalayan: Who-sane Sha-lie-an
Irina Lazareanu: Eye-ree-na La-za-ree-new
Jean Paul Gaultier: Jawn Paul Go-tee-eh
Joeffer Caoc: Joe-fur Kay-ock
Juergen Teller: Yur-gen Tell-ler
Lanvin: Lawn-vahn (rhymes with "vin," as in the French word for "wine")
Louis Vuitton: Loo-wee Vee-than
Madame Grés: Ma-dam Gray
Miu Miu: Mew Mew
Miuccia Prada: Mee-ew-cha Praa-daa
Monique Lhullier: Mo-neek Loo-lee-ay
Narciso Rodriguez: Nar-see-so Raw-dree-gez
Net-A-Porter: Net-A-Por-tay (rhymes with pret-a-porter, en francais s’il vous plait!)
Nicolas GhesquiPre: Ni-co-la Jess-kee-air
Olivier Theyskens: Oh-liv-ee-yay Tay-skins
Pauric Sweeney: Pore-ig Swee-knee
Pierre Cardin: Pee-air Kar-dain
Proenza Schouler: Pro-en-za Skool-er
Ralph Lauren: Ralph Lauren (as in Lauren the girl’s name, not Sophia Loren)
Rei Kawakubo: Ray Kah-wah-koo-bow
Sonia Rykiel: Sawn-ya Ree-kee-eel
Sophia Kokosolaki: So-fee-ah Ko-ko-sa-lah-kee
Thien Le: Tee-yen Lay
Thierry Mugler: Tee-air-ree Mew-glur
Tibi: Tbi (not Tee-bee)
Tocca: Toe-kaTse: Say
Yohji Yamamoto: Yo-jee Ya-ma-mo-toe
Yves Saint Laurent: Eev-Sayn Lorahn (the T is silent)
The issue is from fall/winter 2008 with famed photographer, Mario Sorrenti and ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.
I love this cover so much for the following reasons:
1. Moss is wearing Balmain
2. Mario Sorrenti is naked
3. You can’t see Moss’ face
MAGAZINE: Purple Fashion
ISSUE: Fall/Winter 2008
MODELS: Kate Moss and Mario Sorrenti
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mario Sorrenti
If you can try and focus only on the watches for a moment, the Rolex Daytona is definitely worth a good look (last photograph).
He is daring, interesting and drop-dead beautiful.
MAGAZINE: Vogue Hommes International Spring/Summer 09
MODEL: Mario Sorrenti
STYLIST: Emmanuelle Alt
MAGAZINE: Vogue Paris September 2006
MODELS: Snejana Onopka, Jessica Stam, Gemma Ward & Sasha Pivovarova
PHOTOGRAPHER: Craig McDean.
Karl Lagerfield, head designer and creative director for the fabulous fashion house, Chanel, showcased an array of chic clogs at his spring 2010 runway show on October 6, 2009 in Paris. They were sweet, wholesome, and practical. I'd give my right arm for the black studded pair.
Whether you love or loathe this trend, these Dutchy chunky woody heels are making a wild comeback so don’t be too surprised if you start seeing your friends and myself clip-clopping around the city in them.
Even the most fashion forward stars like Mary-Katy and Ashley Olsen have been rocking The Clog as far back as 2008.
Check out the following link for Ugg Australia's Abbie Clog: http://www.uggaustralia.com/ProductDetails.aspx?gID=w&productID=5772&model=Abbie.
October 23, 2009
The holiday collection will be launched on December 5, 2009 and will feature a lingerie collection with accessories for women - a first for H&M. At the same time, Rykiel will make this lingerie collection available in Sonia Rykiel’s major boutiques around the world - yet another first for H&M.
The second collaboration for spring 2010 will be launched on February 20, 2010 and features an iconic knitwear collection for women and girls with playful accessories.
"It is a hallmark of Sonia Rykiel to think of all women because fashion is about a certain spirit more than a question of means. This collaboration fits perfectly with our philosophy. The Sonia Rykiel pour H&M lingerie collection is the ideal way to offer the essence of Rykiel to a great number of women around the world, and a beautiful way to close the year. The knitwear collection is perfect for welcoming a colourful new season," says Nathalie Rykiel, president and artistic director of Sonia Rykiel.
This photograph is outstanding but as always, Natasha Poly (middle photograph) takes the cake.
October 22, 2009
Banish black this new years and take it back to the 80s with vibrant colours, bold shoulders, abstract prints, metallic leathers, statement jewellery and of course over-the-top sequin and/or crystal-studded embellishments.
Now is the time to start looking so keep your eyes on the prize.
For the perfect party dress, check out French Connection at http://canada.frenchconnection.com/category/womens+dresses/dresses.htm.
EDITORIAL: I Love The Nightlife
MODELS: Raquel Zimmerman, Lily Donaldson, Catherine McNeil,Kalie Kloss, Anna Jagodzinska, Anna Selezneva, Edita Vilkeviciute and Arlenis Sosa
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mario Testino
1. Begin South Beach diet
2. Gym 3 times per week
3. Brunette to blond
4. Increase black eyeliner usage
5. Opt for overalls over skinnies
6. Increase sex appeal by drawing attention to my mouth
I love how Depp is so at peace in this photograph. You can see his devotion and mad love for Kate. It was simply too beautiful to last.
October 15, 2009
Daughter of actress, Mariel Hemingway and great-granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, this waifish beauty has excellent personal style.
Her cool style, love for great shoes and healthy long locks, has made her number 1 in my books.
She's also an avid http://jakandjil.com follower. You can't get any cooler than that!
Those mile-high lace-up boots...flippin' fabulous!
The handbag...just kill me already I want it all!