Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Holy Poach Artist Mr. Rowland!

Bambi Northwood Blyth

Julia Nobis

Somewhere between beer, brats, and honoring our servicemen this weekend, Paul Rowland managed to snag two of Elite's top girls, Bambi Northwood Blyth and Julia Nobis. Can anyone explain what's going on over at Ford? They got sick of doing their own scouting so they have opted for stealing other people's earners instead? I smell lawsuit.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You Are What You Make Yourself, But Your Always Welcome Here

Blurring the lines of fashion, art, and politics comes the brainchild of contemporary American painter, William Quigley, Skrapper teeshirts.

Considered "high end" clothing for those who enjoy luxury but wouldn't be caught dead in a suit, Skrapper tees, designed by photographer/designer Katie Theofilos, combine Quigley's art with grafitti style graphics. Their website boasts that they are a "fight cry for our generation of Americans." Groovy.

Although a bit pricey (the cheapest I found online was $70!) Skrapper tees are considered a piece of art, so I guess when you think of it that way, you're getting a deal.

Those of you in the midwest can check out the Skrapper sample sale in Milwaukee at The Londonberry Showroom starting Friday May 27th. Details follow in flyer below.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dying Over...

Mia Wasikowska in Valentino Couture at the Cannes Film Festival.


Should Have Stayed in School Today

I have always said Wixson can't walk, but I didn't realize it was this dramatic, no?

Linsdey Wixson, looking like she hasn't quite mastered the big girl heels, for Naomi Campbell's Fashion Relief for Japan.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Because It Went So Well the First Time

Some of the saddest news I have heard in a bit- America's Next Top Model is coming out with an All Stars season. Apparently these wanna be model's haven't quite realized it just ain't gonna happen for them, or, that actual real, successful modeling careers aren't launched on television. Name me one WINNER of the series who sustains herself solely on the modeling career she began on the show and you'll win a prize. For real.

Followed is some of the reported cast. Some, because I don't care enough to look them all up.

Cycle 1 runner up Shannon Stewart. She was at one time signed with Bleu Mgmt in Los Angeles and judging by this Dillards ad I found via google, worked at least once.

Oh look, someone invited this one to a party. Good for her making friends! Brittany Bower of cycle 4. She's got to be hitting close to 40 by now, no?

Ah christ, this one too. Hasn't anyone told Tyra that models are children, not middle aged women starving for attention? Lisa D'amato, cycle 5. (didn't she piss herself or something??)

Bree Scullark of cycle 5 used to be on Ford's New York and LA boards. Maybe they dropped her when she went all "Shaniqua" on some lady in a NYC Starbucks. Read about that, here.

And that folks, is all I have the stomach for. If you really care, find the rest of the All Star cast at Zap 2 It.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kloss Flaunts Fast Fashion

Honestly, I am not sure how to even comment on this. Next superstar Karlie Kloss for H&M's fall 2011 lookbook. First Freja made it cool, Giselle seemed cheap enough but in an expensive way, but Karlie? Not sure that I am buying it. She looks beautiful, don't get me wrong, but I think Karlie is more believable on the pages of Vogue than in the window of your small town's mall.

Karlie Kloss for Oscar de la Renta s/s 2011


Monday, May 9, 2011

Renaissance Woman

Supermodel, singer/ song writer Karen Elson has added designer to her resume. Elson has designed a limited edition, vintage inspired accessories collection for Nine West due out this fall. Bravo Nine West- you have succeeded in coming up with a marketing ploy that will get me to enter my first Nine West store ever.


Friday, May 6, 2011

40yrs Never Looked So Fun

In celebration of Mulberry's 40th anniversary, the brand best known for their luxury handbags have come out with a 480 page "fly on the wall" retrospective of the brand. Aside from the introduction by Mulberry founder Roger Saul, the book is chalk full of photos of everything from past campaigns, behind the scenes shots from parties, fashion shows, and even the brand's Somerset factory and shops. The book can be purchased at select Mulberry stores and online for a respectable $90(USD).


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Favorites At the Met Gala 2011

Admittedly, I am a bit underwhelmed by the fashion choices at last might's Met Costume Gala in NYC. Here are the few that did manage to stand out.
*designers are listed where possible. If I missed one & you know who made it, fill us in!*

Emily Browning, Cara Delevigne and Douglas Booth.

Emma Roberts in Michael Kors and Dakota Fanning in Valentino.

Peter Dundas & Jessica Chastain in Pucci, Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci.

Vera Wang in I assume, Vera Wang, and Rosie Huntington- Whiteley.


Monday, May 2, 2011

What the...

I am all for going the extra mile while posing, but Elena Sudakova is giving us some Last Exorcism in this story by Solve Sundsbo for Numero. Honestly. Creepy.