Wednesday, July 23, 2008
So, I haven't been following Luke's career, but apart from being the other half of Kelly Osbourne, there hasn't been any highlights. I stumbled across his editorial earlier today, and was amazed. Boy is he flexible! Seeing a 6'0 foot tall person flex and pose for fashion is amazing, so today he was photographed by our favorite casting director, and he is sporting a new do too, from Platinum bleached blonde, to a more demur dirty blonde color (maybe his natural hair color?)
Rihanna - Disturbia (Official music video) HQ
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If you look up the words "excessive" or "acidic" in the dictionary of 20th-century cinema, chances are you'd find a still from George Cukor's 1939 film The Women next to the definitions. Starring Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, and Rosalind Russell, the iconic movie followed a trio of impeccably dressed, incredibly rich, and ultimately bored women as they struggled through relationships and multiple costume changes. So it was fitting for Argentine director and photographer Sebastian Faena to revisit the film (after shooting The Eyes of Laura Mars in V52 and Splash in V53) for the next issue, casting Lily Donaldson, Jessica Stam, Hilary Rhoda, and Guinevere van Seenus as those infamously temperamental characters. Add some of Fall's most over-the-top clothes and you've got yourself some bonafide silver-screen moments. Coming soon.
source: V Magazine Blog
Well, I am thrilled that Brows is back!
Oh and if you want to see The Women, it will be on TCM @ 10pm on Tuesday, July 1st
and check out V54 when it hits newsstands July 15th!
I ♥ Comme des Garçons
So I was surprised when I found out that they are creating a pop-up store for three months starting in September in the lovely Tokyo! (Saving pennies now!) They will be offering six designer bags from Rei Kawakubo (of Comme) using the Vuitton signature pattern. Kawakubo approached Vuitton with the idea, and the heads of Vuitton were thrilled! According to the chief executive of Vuitton, Yves Carcelle, this would be a splendid way to celebrate LV's 30th anniversary in Japan. Apparently, Marc Jacobs is exciting about this partnership, saying "I find it wonderful to think that 30 years ago, this immense talent, someone who has inspired so many others, was inspired by Louis Vuitton." Well, if you can't afford Tokyo, then you can definitely afford Commes when they "comme" to H&M in November (I know that was a tacky joke).
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Love meant everything to her. Supermodel Ruslana Korshunova poured her heart out on the Web in the months leading to her apparent suicide.
“Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably,” the sandy-haired knockout wrote in a poem that concluded: “And never regret anything that made you smile.”
The Kazakh beauty wrote that love “blinds,” “sets souls afire,” and “is always the answer” in emotion-soaked passages posted on a social networking site.
Korshunova volleyed between Russian and English in her heartfelt prose, but love was a central theme no matter the language. “Do not confuse love and desire,” she wrote in Russian in her most recent posting May 30. “Love is the sun, desire - only flash. Desire dazzles, and the sun gives life.”
The soulful note warns of the perils of sacrifice.
“Love does not take away from one in order to give to another,” wrote Korshunova, a 20-year-old thousands of miles from her native Kazakhstan. “Love - this is the essence of life. But you will not give your life to another.”
Korshunova’s most telling message came three months ago: “I’m so lost. Will I ever find myself?”
She appeared angry in some postings, brokenhearted in others.
“I’m a bitch. I’m a witch. I don’t care what you say!!!” she wrote March 11. “I know what it is. I know why my other relationships didn’t work out, ’cause I’m unpredictable. Why are you afraid of it?”
In January, she wrote, “It hurts, as if someone took a part of me, tore it out, mercilessly stomped all over and threw it out.
“My dream is to fly. Oh, my rainbow it is too high,” she wrote in a March note.
The Making of the Nina Ricci TV Ad Campaign featuring Ruslana.
Stunning Kazakh fashion model Ruslana Korshunova plunged to her death from the ninth floor of her lower Manhattan building yesterday (Saturday) in an apparent suicide, police sources and neighbors said.
Ruslana, 20, a long-haired lovely who once graced the cover of Russian Vogue, plummeted onto busy Water St. in the Financial District around 2:30 p.m., according to sources and building residents.
“There’s no way she would have killed herself,” said her crying friend, Kira Titeneva. “She loved life so much.”
Witnesses to Korshunova’s deadly spill had no idea that the stunner - shoeless and dressed in blue jeans and a purple tank top - was a famous model but noticed her beauty right away.
“All I saw was something moving out of the corner of my eye, and then boom,” said Steve Metzger, 36. “It sounded like a bass drum when she hit the ground.
“She was a pretty girl.”
Police said her family had not yet been notified.
“She was my best friend,” Titeneva said. “I talked to her [Friday] night and we were talking all the gossip.”
Investigators said there were no signs of a struggle inside Korshunova’s apartment and believe she jumped from her balcony, which is next to a skyscraper construction site, a law enforcement source said.
“I turned around just as she was about 3 feet off the ground and then, boom, she hit,” said witness Ahmed Saad, 22, who was manning a nearby halal food cart.
Dubbed “fashion’s muse of the moment” by the Sunday Times of London in 2005, Korshunova distinguished herself with locks of hair that once draped down to her thighs.
She was often photographed with her mane cascading around her.
Long hair is a symbol of beauty in Kazakhstan, where she was born in the then-capital city of Almaty on July 2, 1987.
“She was like an angel,” Titeneva said. “She was just working, working, working.”
The friend said Korshunova had recently returned from spending a few weeks in Paris and did not appear troubled.
A doorman at her 12-story building - where Korshunova lived for months in a studio converted into a one-bedroom - said the model seemed happy when she came home about 4 a.m. Saturday.
“She came in this morning, she smiled, no sense of depression,” said Mahmoud Nakeeb, 45. “She was a very sweet girl, always smiling, never depressed-looking.”
Nakeeb said the green-eyed Korshunova was very down-to-earth, often dressed in simple pants and shorts. He had no clue she was an international model. “I feel bad,” he said. “My heart is broken.”
Korshunova’s elite modeling agency, IMG, was grappling with the tragedy last night and gathering information about her death and work schedule.
“We’re shocked and our heart goes out to her family,” said spokesman Zach Eichman.
The nearly 5-foot-9 model’s interest in German led to her discovery in 2003. A journalist from All Asia magazine visited her German language club and featured her photo in a story, according to an article in Continent, a Kazakh magazine.
During a flight, booker Debbie Jones of Models 1 spotted her picture in the magazine and called the article’s author for help in tracking Korshunova.
“I saw her by chance and she looked like something out of a fairy tale!” Jones told British Vogue. “We had to find her and we searched high and low until we did! She’s really incredible, with feline features and timeless beauty.”
source: NYdailynews, various