Friday, January 28, 2011

If You've Got the Cash....

Buy these!
Ports 1961 Motor Cross Jodhpur Pants $346.50 at Shopbop

But if you're on a budget, these!
Very similar Utility Peg Pants $48.27 at ASOS

Hey, it's your checkbook, I'm just trying to help. :-)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Androgyny Overload

Andrej Pejic for Tush Magazine November 2010

There seems to be an escalating trend happening in the fashion industry, and that is making the boys look like the girls. The fashion industry has always loved pushing the sexuality envelope, and companies like American Apparel have made unisex clothing a much more mainstream prerogative. But still, I have to ask, what's the point? Don't get me wrong, I love my man in a good pair of skinny jeans, and realize that this may be a slightly more feminine option, however, he still looks like a man, just in tighter pants. Who exactly are these new images marketing too? Transsexual men only? It seems to me that men should have the option of being strong, manly, and fashionable. Can't this be a world where a tight pair of pants is simply that- a pair of pants? I digress...

Male models don't work or make nearly as much as female models do, so bravo to the very beautiful men making a name for themselves however they can. Gotta tell you though, I prefer my boys to be men, not women. Just sayin...

Thomas Penfound for Dansk Magazine & Tomek S for Miharayasuhiro S/S 11

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

One Stop Hipster Shop

Finally a website where the fashionable hipster can not only clothe him or herself, but their spawn as well.

If you haven't already discovered the London based clothing company All Saints, you've more than likely been living under a rock. What I will give you though because I have only just discovered myself is, that they also carry extremely kick ass, adorable, and fashionable clothing for your little ones. One thing withholding me from ever wanting rugrats of my own was the lack of attainable wearable duds for youngsters. Problem most definitely solved. Hurry over and snatch up your mini skinny jeans and military boots, All Saints is currently running a 50% off all Children's sale.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Lipstick Issue- Sneak Peek

Magdalena Frackowiak by Catherine Servel for the Lipstick issue of Exhibition Magazine.

Cup Size Confusion

Growing up I was always the too skinny, flat chested girl. I didn't start developing anything that couldn't hang out in a training bra until I was almost 18 and by this point I had become ok with the idea that I would never have a voluptuous chest. In fact, the older I got the more thankful I became for my 32Bs. They were big enough to give me some cleavage when wanted and small enough that I could still go bra less in plunging necklines or on super humid days.

This past weekend, without a care in the world I wandered into Victoria's Secret. Seeing a bra I liked I mosied on in to try it on. The theft tag was placed very near the hooks so I had to ask the dressing room attendant to help me get the bra closed. Imagine my amazement when the lady clipped the bra and exclaimed, "Oh dear, you need a much larger size than that!" I explained to to her that no, in almost 30 years of life and close to 15 years of bra wearing days I have always, always been a 32B. "Not anymore!" she explained.

Just to prove the absurdity of my afternoon, I bought the 32D bra that apparently is my "perfect" fit to show my fiancee. My mind was reeling on the way home- why the sudden and rather large jump in my cup size? Weight gain? Pregnancy? Neither of these possibilities appealed to me whatsoever.

My fiancee swears my breasts don't look any larger, and I haven't gained nor am I expecting. I have to admit though, the bra feels great. Then again- so does one of my favorite 32B numbers I bought a few weeks ago. I have to wonder, is it a marketing ploy? VS has some of the most sexed up advertising I have ever seen. So much in fact, you'd think they were marketing to men rather than women (ahem!)... So do they think by offering different sizing us girls with little boobs are going to feel sexier when they tell us we have a large chest? Are we going to want to buy more of their bras? It's possible. If anything, I am just more confused.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Fire Your Stylist.

Actress Camilla Belle in Jason Wu at a movie premiere in LA. If you were inside Camilla's head that night you would have heard "Rib cage in! Don't breath! Faking six pack! I really hope I don't get self tanner on my ruffled bandeau, it was the last one Urban Outfitters had!"

And so on.

Fire your stylist Camilla. Or hire one. Asap.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Live In My Closet Please

Chloe Pre-Fall 2011


Cupcakes & McQueen

Marilyn's English cutie Charlotte Benson for Alexander McQueen's McQ line. The new marketing campaign is to feature young, British women wearing the line, and according to NY Mag will be 25% cheaper this season.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baby's First Close Up

Appropriate or not?

Miranda Kerr posted this photo of her nursing new baby son Flynn, on the site for her skin care line Kora Organics. Suspiciously the site hasn't been working since the photo was posted, but trust, it was up there.

While there is nothing raunchy about this photo and it's a beautiful shot for Kerr & husband, actor Orlando Bloom to have, is it really the kind of photo you share with the world? Poor little Flynn is going to hate them when he's older.

Kudos however to the Victoria's Secret Angel who looks gorgeous post natural birth of an almost 10 pound baby. We can all wish to be as lucky.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

ASOS Spring 2011- Sneak Peek


ASOS- another of my favorite British transplants.

To Die For... Proenza Schouler S/S 11

Julia Nobis/Elite & Melissa Tammerijn/New York Models for Proenza Schouler S/S 11 Photography by Willy Vanderperre

In LOVE. This is gorgeous. I want to frame it and hang it in my home somewhere. By far one of my most favorite campaigns of the season. Congratulations to all involved.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Told You So

I told you she should have stuck to her day job.

Celebrity stylist turned fashion designer Rachel Zoe, previewed her collection yesterday and thanks to a fashion news director with a memory like an elephant, Zoe can be called out for exactly what she is- a hack. A hack with no creativity or talent at that. Pictured above is a photo tweeted by Teen Vogue's Jane Keltner de Valle showing Zoe styling a Vogue intern in a dress credited as "What Comes Around Goes Around vintage dress" in October 2007 on the left. On the right is a photo of one of Zoe's so called designs. Now, I'm no designer, and I do understand how one may be inspired by pieces they have seen in the past, but I am going to stand out on the ledge here and proclaim this an almost identical copy. Vintage inspired replica I suppose? Rachel, I suggest you go back to what you're good at- convincing young starlets to starve themselves and blogging like a teenage girl. Leave the designing to those who know how. (The person who ACTUALLY designed this dress, for example.)


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Show Goes On

16 year old Lindsey Wixson is the face for Alexander McQueen s/s 2011. Landing a major ad campaign for a massive fashion name is always huge, but this is an even bigger honor considering this is the first campaign shot for the fashion house since McQueen's untimely death in February of last year. It would never have been a match I would have made but I must say, Wixson is almost perfect here. Congratulations & bravo to all involved.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Ordy & Joon Giveaway

Recently I stumbled across The Adventures of Ordy & Joon, very cute blog that I would like to share. Check it out now because they have a fabulous giveaway going on with some of Joon's favorite beauty products included.

Ordy and Joon

One Person's Craziness Is Another's Reality

Lindsey Wixson & Nimue Smit for Mulberry s/s 11

In LOVE. There is something very Tim Burton about this, & that is fabulous.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

Spanish natives and female impersonators Luis Venegas and Andrès Borque play Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington for the hilarious editorial "The Devil Wears Anna" in Candy, self proclaimed first "Transversal Style Magazine."


Say It Isn't So

Recognize this girl? (yes, it is a girl)

No? It's none other than supermodel Catherine McNeil.

Sporting a new bob/pixie cut and a bull ring nose ring, McNeil looks nothing like the stunner who has graced Vogue covers, numerous editorials, and Dior and Givenchy campaigns. (to name a few)

The 21 year old Australian has been modeling since she was 14. Rumors of retirement and a supposed break up with her VJ girlfriend Ruby Rose have been circling the model for months. My fingers are crossed that the rumors are exactly that, rumors, and that McNeil's new do will only score her those edgier bookings for f/w 2011.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Deja Vu?

Karlie Kloss for Dior Spring 2011

It's lovely, really, but I can't get over this feeling that I have seen this before...

Karlie Kloss for Dior Fall 2010



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Live In My Closet Please

Jacmar Boyfriend Trouser & Senegal Racerback at Odylyne


Fancy Crotch

I tried to leave this one alone because this is, in fact, a blog about fashion. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized fashions for your vagina are no different than fashions for the rest of your body. Right?... Anyway...

Been feeling a little dull down there? Want to spice things up and designer underwear just ain't doing it for you? Fear not ladies (of the nation's many strip clubs I reckon...), 2011 is full of fun treats for your lady parts.

Vajazzling & Vatooing

Yes. Bedazzling & tattooing for your vag. All I have to say about this is- why? Is this even safe? According to the "Official Vajazzling Website" yes it is. I must divulge however, get one look at their cheaply made website and it makes me wonder where these things (the jewels and tattoos that is) come from. Probably not the sterile environment one should hope for when buying their genital decorations.

Vaginal Bleaching and Dying

Were you even aware that there is a "color" that your vagina should strive to be? I cannot be sure what that color is exactly, but there are a series of dyes and bleaches that can help you to achieve that level of greatness. As if we don't have enough to worry about, now there's vaginal racism? WTF? Raise your hand if the idea of bleach down there sounds at all desirable. Anyone? Anyone?

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation

This ladies and gentleman, is a procedure that tightens vaginal muscles and support tissues resulting in prettier lady pieces. So technically, it's a facelift for your vagina. This procedure costs upwards in the $9000 range and if you've got enough money to waste on something so ridiculous, take it outside and burn it because getting this done makes you the most superficial person in the world.

There you have it. Three unique ways to jazz up your vag. Odd that we can't cure cancer, but we can come up with this crap.