Friday, March 19, 2010
Oh, if only I were getting married, a professional ice skater, or a teenager going to prom in 1982.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa have created a collection suitable for any of the above, and while it might sound strange, I’m a little bit in love. When asked where they found their inspiration, they explained they found it with Famed 19th-century circus performer and seductress, Lola Montez. The collection "reveres her satirical circus travels."
The success of the Fall 2010 Marchesa line is sure to be evident on the red carpets this season.
Bravo ladies, a collection to die for.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
What I’m not surprised about- Terry Richardson being a pervert. What I am surprised about- someone finally having the guts to say it out loud.
During a party at Le Montana in St. Germain, model Rie Rasmussen confronted famed photographer Terry Richardson by accusing him of abusing his power and putting young girls in compromising positions. Anyone who has seen Richardson’s photography would understand. If nudity is not involved, strong sexual content almost always is.
Rasmussen told the New York Post,
"He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves.”
One might say that this could be a matter of opinion, and they’re right. Can Rasmussen prove that Richardson makes models feel this way? Nope. But surprise surprise, days later, Jamie Peck, writer for The Gloss , decided to share her Terry Richardson experience, and it wasn’t a good one.
Peck explains that being asked to pose nude wasn’t the problem. In fact, she had done it many times before. The problem for her was that Richardson was the only photographer who had ever given her the creeps while doing so.
Red flag #1- Richardson asks Peck to call him “Uncle Terry.” Ewww. Anyway, a bit star struck perhaps, she obliges.
Red flag # 2- Richardson takes his pants off to reveal his shockingly (shocking to me, because looking at the guy, who’d have thunk it?) large penis. Eww eww eww. If I hadn’t left when he said “call me uncle” this is where I would have made my exit for sure. Peck stayed.
Red flag #3- Richardson asks for a hand job and explains that if Peck can make him come, she gets an A+. Peck should have failed the course, but sadly, got her grade.
Not that this all isn’t disturbing, but to add icing to the cake, Richardson’s assistants were not only all standing around watching what was happening, one had the pleasure of giving Peck a towel when she was finished. Errr, when Richardson finished.
What I find very responsible is that Peck isn’t placing all the blame on Richardson. She admits that she was not forced to do anything, but does explain that she felt coaxed and knew from the very beginning that she was not comfortable with what was going down. It makes you wonder how many models have the same kind of experience with Richardson. Where they’re not perhaps, forced into anything, but rather, feel obligated. After all, they’re in the presence of greatness with Mr. Richardson. Anyone who is anyone has or wants to be shot by him. So how far will some girls go? And is Richardson to be blamed, or is her merely a man? There’s no law stating that one cannot use their celebrity to charm others into bed with him, I’m sure unattractive actors and athletes do it everyday.
Just look at his face- if he wasn’t a celebrity, wouldn’t it just scream pedophile wanted poster?
Mr. Richardson, you may not be a criminal, but you certainly are a creepy perv. Models beware.
Read Jamie Peck's full story at The Gloss.com
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
By this point in the season it should be of no surprise that underwear as outerwear is in fact the hottest trend for spring/ summer 2010. All be it a bit 90’s, if worn the right way I am into it. See Vogue UK’s list of best lingerie inspired looks, or try Topshop’s take on the trend.
Totally hate it it and hope it dies quickly? Sorry to say it doesn’t look like the lingerie look will be put to rest anytime soon. In fact, it’s starting to twist, turn, and morph itself into something new. The too sheer skirt.
Does it work? I think it has potential on the right person worn the right way. I have that sick feeling in the pit of my stomach though that Lohan is going to try it, get too drunk, and manage to flash us her goods again. Eghhh. *Shudders*
Anyway- try it, but try it the right way. Wear underwear, as underwear, and be sure the sheer isn’t too sheer up around your lady regions. Play it safe with this bandeau layer dress at ASOS or the Ports 1961 Slip Dress at Shopbop.