Thursday, June 24, 2010
I must admit, I kind of hoped this day would never come. But alas, Madonna and daughter Lourdes fashion line for junior girls, Material Girl, will be launching at Macys on August 30th. Images of the actual line have not surfaced yet, be they have released the sketches shown below. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that these sketches are boring knock offs of everything being sold at Forever 21 at the moment- it is, after all, designed by an old, boring pop star and her 13 year old daughter. What really annoys me is this sudden insurgence of "fashion designers." Just because you have money folks, does not a fashion designer make. Skinny jeans, plaid, and a leather jacket? I'll be damned! Who would have thought! (*Wha Wha Whhhaaaaa*) Stick to what you're good at people! Madonna, keep being a really great lip synching performer with questionable moral fiber and your daughter should just continue to spend your money.
I'm bored with this already.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Gag me with a pair of over sized sunglasses; celebrity fashion stylist and reality tv "star" Rachel Zoe has announced that she is teaming with LF USA to launch The Rachel Zoe Collection. In Zoe's own words to WWD, "I'll definitely do faux furs and incredible leather jackets and great trousers." Like, that's totally awesome Rachel!
While Zoe herself isn't always a fashion disaster, I ask you to keep in mind that this is the woman who made her name by dressing celebrity clients such as Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, and Nicky Hilton. Do you recall ever thinking, "Gee, I'd like to look like one of them?" Not I folks, not I.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Seems that the owner's of Alexander McQueen's label are debating legal action against Cadbury. Yes, Cadbury the well known global chocolate and sweet treat company. No, this isn't a case were they can't slip into their Gucci leggings anymore ala McDonalds vs the fat New Yorker, rather, Gucci is upset about the new Cadbury Flake campaign. The campaign features a woman floating in a billowing gown against a black background as a way to demonstrate the candy's "delicate, wispy layers." Gucci is irked because they believe the imagery hits a little too close to home and looks an awful lot like McQueen's 2006 catwalk background of a Kate Moss hologram floating in an equally billowy dress. The kicker? Both videos were directed by Baillie Walsh. Perhaps he's amidst a creative block and decided to revisit an old idea... You be the judge. See McQueen's video here and Cadbury's here.
Friday, June 11, 2010
American designer Erin Fetherston has produced a 2011 Resort line that truely makes me "whooo" & "ahhhh". Fetherston, who also guest designs for Juicy Couture thankfully put down the sequins for her resort line which she explains was inspired by the French movie L'Amant. (The Lover)
Bravo Erin Fetherston, this collection is simply to die for.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I am intentionally not writing a novel on the horrendousness that was the fashion on display at this week's MTV Movie Awards. Why? It would take too long. Rather, we'll just take a quick peek at a few of the looks that I literally had a physical reaction to. Case in point, pictured above, second time offender Lindsay Lohan in a silver Pamela Roland jumper. This gawdy little number strategically kept her SCRAM bracelet out of view while giving us a lovely peek at her deflated, saggy chest. I came across a closeup of this photo and threw up in my mouth a little bit. Miss Lohan, I am telling you, for the 2nd time- please, for the love of mankind, fire your stylist.
Vanessa Hudgens in Jenny Packham & Paris Hilton in Blumarine; were there worst dressed than the two of you? Obviously, they invited the cast of The Jersey Shore, but you two bug me. Miss Vanessa, did no one ever tell you that going out in public in your babydoll nightgown is mildly inappropriate at your age unless you're a hooker? And Paris, those feathers combined with that nose of yours makes you look like a pigeon. And wash your face! All that makeup does nothing but draw attention to that wonky eye of yours. Ladies, fire your stylist immediately if not sooner.
Photos courtesy of MTV.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Do you recognize this super model?
It's a case of mistaken identity; well, sort of- Miranda Kerr, best known as uber commercial Victoria's Secret Model has forgotten where the $ is and ventured into the world of high fashion editorial in the June/July issue of Numero. Shot by Greg Kadel and styled in everything from Burberry to Dolce by Patti Wilson, Kerr is virtually unrecognizable in the face while her pinup girl style of modeling remains the same. Who better to play a naughty nun I suppose than a girl who makes her living in her underwear?
While I say bravo to Kerr for being able to do what most models can't by swinging both ways (high end commercial/ high end editorial) I think she needs to keep in mind that there are no butts or boobs in fashion; pay attention to how the skinny girls pose.