Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!


This year I will laugh more, worry less, & be kind to my body.

Best wishes to all for a fabulous 2011!
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Career Confusion


Ahhh, when will people stick to what they are good too? Being on album covers is not the same thing as making an album Miss Moss.

The UK Daily Mail has reported that supermodel Kate Moss is rumored to be recording an album. No stranger to the music scene, Moss has dated many a musician and her current beau, Jamie Hince, is the guitarist The Kills. Does her talent in musical, ahem, "networking" guarantee a smooth transition to the world's second most difficult industry to crack? No, but because of my fear that this could turn into another "Shake Ya Body" fiasco (please see below)- I sure hope it does.



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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Live In My Closet Please


Whistles Rosalind Dress at ASOS
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Why I Won't Buy Galliano- Exhibit A


What. The. Eff.

Have they lost their minds over there at John Galliano? They have some of the worst casting in the history of advertising. Lindsey Wixson was a terrible choice for f/w 10 but they've outdone themselves with this one. Taylor Momsen, most noteably of Gossip Girl fame for their new fragrance Parlez-moi d'Amour. A grumpy, want- to- be rockstar teenager with too much makeup on doesn't exactly scream high end to me. Honestly, one look at the campaign video below makes me itch a bit. Egh.

Next time you're looking for a model guys, call me, I'll help you do some sorting.



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Our Fashion Favorite 2010

It's almost 2011! It's hard to believe that I remember New Years Eve 99'-00" like it was yesterday. It's even harder to believe how old I am getting. Anyway....

Best dressed this year, my book anyway, is a tie. In no particular order, first up is Alexa Chung.

Always a fan favorite, Alexa has an impeccable way of mixing vintage and high end pieces while always turning up looking fabulous. Watch for more of Alexa in 2011 when she hosts PBS's "Thrift America", a show where Chung will thrift shop her way around the country.

Tied with Alexa is IMG mannequin Frida Gustavsson.

The seventeen year old Swedish model who has appeared in campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, and Jill Stuart (to name a few...) is always a favorite of Street Style bloggers for her unique yet classy style.

I'd also like to throw our a very hefty honorable mention to French actress Clemence Poesy.

I have a feeling that the more we see of this girl the more of a fashion icon she'll become.

Bring on 2011!

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Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Holiday This Holiday?

Photoshop Nose Job


Well I'll be! It's AMAZING what some shadows and Photoshop can do to one's face. Above is IMG's Karolina Kurkova looking almost stand able in the Max Mara Spring 2011 campaign. The clothes look great and you can't even tell that in real life Karolina has what can only be described as the nose from hell. Kudos to photographer Mario Sorrenti and is post production staff.

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Monday, December 20, 2010

Live In My Closet Please



Pink Feather Skirt by Mango.

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The Truth Is In The Dirt



One of my very favorites, the beautiful and painfully hip Karen Elson representing for us"older" ie- through puberty and able to legally drink, ladies.

Karen Elson for Vogue Nippon February 2011.




Happy Monday all.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tortured Artist Filmmaker- Fabulous or Lame?

I am voting lame on this one. Bad acting, it's creepy, the makeup sucks and it really has nothing to do with fashion other than the fact that Marilyn mannequin Liu Wen stars in it.

“How You Look At It” : A Short Film by Poppy De Villenueve



What do you think?
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American Prosperity Made In China

I am sure you have all heard about the GAP rebranding nonsense, when they changed from their classic blue logo to a cheap looking boring one?


Anyway, as if that wasn't enough bad press for The Gap this year, bring on the FEED USA Campaign. The intention is good- for every reusable shopping bag purchased, The Gap promises to donate $5 to the nation's school lunch programs. All would have been well if they had left it at that, but The Gap had to take it one step further and get extra patriotic on us. Bags, and in store signage are emblazed with the message "Made in the USA". As shown in the photo below by Thomas Martin (via imgur) the tag reads "Made in China"



Check out the video below where FEED co-founder Lauren Busch talks about the project. I hope your political genes allow you to come up with a way out of this one Lauren...


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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Baby Don't Hurt Me, No More

So maybe the decade technically ended last New Years, but I missed the boat. With 2010 rolled up in there The Fitting Room offers you without further adieu, the Top Ten Worst Fashion & Beauty Trends (that I could think of) of the Past Decade!

1.
Kate Gosselin, a woman who is famous for nothing but popping out a bunch of rugrats, gets one more star in her book as far as I am concerned. Kate should also be famous for introducing America to the absolute worst haircut of the decade. Whomever told her this was a good idea needs their cosmetology license stripped immediately.


2.
Over tanning. Aside from being dangerous to your health, it's also an eyesore. As if Paris isn't dirty enough already, I just want to wipe her face. Eggghhh.


3.
(Photo courtesy of The Flint Skinny)
Uggs- just don't do it. I don't care if they're comfortable. Being naked is comfortable too and generally you don't do that in public. Don't believe me? See what the Husband of the Year has to say about it- he makes some good points as well.


4.
Dresses over pants. What's the point really?

5 & 6.
Ladies and gentleman, Pete Wentz doing us the pleasure of killing two birds with one stone- men with bangs & men wearing makeup. Not hot even if you're into that semigay straight man thing. What? It's not metro, it's punk? Please, there is nothing bad boy about a man who trims his bangs and is running a few minutes late because he has to apply his guy liner. No thank you.


7.
Lady Gaga. Enough said.



8.
Hair extensions. Trust me ladies, you'd look better with short hair.

9.
Anything to do with New Jersey.


10.
"Replica" designer bags. Let's be honest, the real designer ones aren't that great either, so what's the point of carrying around a fake one? If you're playing rich, trust me, the jig is up when people get a glimpse of your car and or apartment. A faux bag is fooling no one.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

A Christmas Wishlist


Black Skirted Faux Fur Capelet at Topshop


Knitted Blanket Wrap by ASOS


Vintage Chanel


Sam Edelman Vancouver Suede Lace Up Bootie at Shopbop


Limited Edition Sequin Dress at Topshop


NOOK Color at Barnes and Noble


Romantic Getaway by Apple Vacations



Chanel Khakis Nail Polish Collection by Chanel


Ektorp Corner Sofa at Ikea




Lingerie by Anthropologie
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2011 Sneak Peek


Ringing in the New Year with yet another Vogue cover under her belt is American actress Natalie Portman. Portman wears a gorgeous J. Mendel dress shown on the runway below and promotes her new movie The Black Swan. Add 8" to the actresses slight 5'3" frame and I think I would believe her a model.

Dress by J. Mendel which btw- does NOT resemble the Rodarte on a previous cover with the exception that they are both shades of pink. US Vogue January 2011.

Next up is a concoction of two of my least favorites, model Lily Dondaldson shot by photographer Terry Richardson for the January 2011 issue of Harpers Bazaar. Who knew so much sleaze could fit into one magazine issue? I am offering up a mighty fine reward for anyone who can give me a good, legitimate reason that either of these two are still working.

She's not cute & I have a sneaking suspicion she's on something or has something because she itches a lot for a girl who's clean. He's a confirmed pervert & public masturbator. Harpers, you couldn't find better? I am boycotting.

And finally, I would like to thank Givenchy for keeping it awesome. The 2011 campaign featuring Daphne Groeneveld of Women and albino model Stephen Thompson is stunning- absolutely frame able.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nickle and Dimed


Super mannequins Karmen Pedaru(pictured above) and Anna Jagodzinska are suing their former agency Next Models claiming that since they have left to seek other representation Next has flat out refused to pay them what they are allegedly still owed. An issue that is all too familiar to me personally, I am rooting for these girls to take them to the cleaners. For all the details head on over to Jezebel to read Jenna Sauers interesting article.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Alexa Chung- Digging Through a Garage Sale Near You



Alexa Chung, British model, television host, Madewell designer but most notably Queen of all things hipster has recently announced a new project. Chung will be teaming up with the PBS network on "Thrift America", a show that will follow her as she thrifts and garage sales her way around the country.

In typical English fashion Ms. Chung has a talent for layering and is known for mixing vintage finds with more current high end designs. A regular on the show circuit and one of Vogue's Best Dressed Woman of the Year, one can only assume that all eyes will be peeled at the opportunity to find out how Chung dresses for less.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

H&M- Classing Up the Masses


Lanvin for H&M- photo courtesy of Models.com

Unless you have been living under a rock lately you've heard that H&M is teaming with yet another big name to sell "designer" items at fast fashion prices. In the past Karl Lagerfeld, Jimmy Choo, & Sonia Rykiel have teamed with the shopping mall powerhouse, and this time high end European fashion house Lanvin takes it's turn.

Lanvin has been called the "epitome of French elegance" and is known for it's discreet elegance. Until now, fans in the United States had to either have access to Barney's New York or one of the three Lanvin Boutiques in the country if they wanted to purchase their fashions. Teaming with H&M not only brings the designs to middle America but also to a price point that we can live with.

Thanks H&M, it's starting to look a lot better around here.

Lanvin for H&M at select stores November 23, 2010.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We Will Return....





The Fitting Room will return in mid September after NYC Fashion Week s/s 2011.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fashionable Game of Musical Chairs


Hanne Gaby Odiele, former Supreme model (currently @ Ford) shot by Paul Rowland, formerly of Supreme (currently @ Ford)


Ask any agency/model stalker what the biggest news story so far this year, and they'll probably tell you about the Paul Rowland-Ford-Woman-Supreme switch up. For those of you not in the loop, photographer & most notably founder of Women and Supreme Management in New York City, Paul Rowland, left his seat at Supreme to head up the woman's board at cookie cutter agency, Ford Models. Rumor has it Rowland had a "huge" salary at the agency he founded back in 1988 but wasn't happy with the management, so he left. His arrival at Ford bumping former head of the woman's board Caroline Poznanski from her seat, she chose to go over to Supreme to take Rowland's old job. Confused yet? Try being their models. Chanel Iman, formally of Ford has defected to the once edgy Supreme (and in this writer's opinion, doesn't fit in at all...) while the super editorial Hanne Gaby Odiele sashayed on over to the uber commercial Ford. Getting dizzy yet? I am.

Will Ford no longer be the 'girl next door' go to agency it has been for the past 52 years? Probably not. Hear what Rowland has to say about American girls and his vision for the new Ford Models in his New York Times interview by David Amsden.

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Because Rowley gives a poop...


Cynthia Rowley manages to even make pantsless fabulous. Teaming with Pampers, Rowley has created a line of paisley printed diapers to assure your infant is fashionably ahead of their diaper wearing peers. With eleven different colors and styles, one that that includes a 'back pocket look', you're baby will be pooping in style.

A busy bee this year, not only has Rowley colaborated with Pampers, but she's also just come out with a line of bridesmaid dresses and shapewear.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Galliano gag me...


Galliano by John Galliano F/W 2010 Preview. Bad casting, bad styling, bad art direction, bad posing, bad bad bad bad bad. Ewww.
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Three's a crowd? Well how about four?


The editors of UK Elle, British Vogue, Swedish Elle, and W Magazine all had a big surprise when they stopped at their local magazine stand this month. All four major fashion publications featured the same Miu Miu applique dress on their cover. Lorraine Candy, the editor of British Vogue explained that while it is not uncommon for the same dress to be used simultaneously on magazine covers in different countries, it is pretty much unheard of that the same dress be used on more than one magazine cover in the same country.

"In ten years of editing I have never known this to happen," she says.

So whose to blame for this blunder? It's hard to say. Miu Miu could have, in fact, broken an unwritten rule by allowing the dress to be shipped to four major publications for cover use, but it has also been speculated that perhaps one of the magazines may have been trying to one up a rival. Either way, score one for Miu Miu. As if four covers at a time wasn't enough publicity, the banter about it now will surely garner them even more attention.

The dress in question shown here in orange (dubbed Satsuma Sensation) & lilac on the runway.

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