Monday, June 30, 2008

I'll Pass for Waz!

I know, making up titles using the model's name is pretty hard. lol. Anywho, IDK if you seen UK's Make Me A Supermodel (with my four favs, Luke, Waz, Senait, and Marianne) but we was rooting for Waz since the beginning. Yeah, he had that tough boy exterior, and the smart ass attitude, but we saw something. Waz looks like no other male model, and since it is a year of diversity, we will see Waz walking down the major runways. But IDK, you guys can decide if he is model material.

V54 Channels "The Women"

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!

Comme des Vuitton: Luxe en Raw

I ♥ Louis Vuitton
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).

Tres Magnifique Dominique!

Well, I first noticed Dominique Hollington, the New York stunner with the exotic features (I noticed that they say that about all ethnic models). He is with Red Model Management, one of the newcomers of the fashion industry, and they are using the race card, and adding more ethnicity in their agencies (hello Supreme, and IMG, and take a page from Red). I initially didn't care for Dominique, because he looked really regular and looked like he couldn't model a brown potato sack. But as the weeks passed, and I saw more of his tests, I am pleasantly surprised! The big shocker was Dominique's invite to be in the Givenchy show in Paris (which is a humongous and pleasant surprise). I see the fashion industry is finally seeing color. But, anywho, I am pretty thrilled with Dominque, I don't know if he is going to get a campaign in the coming season, but with the industry sudden gravitation towards color, I wouldn't be surprised. I mean look @ Armani, Yves St. Laurent, and Givenchy (with my favorite Indian model, Lakshmi!). Congrats Dominique!

Dominque for Givenchy

Part of Dominque's Portfolio

before: just scouted (see where my doubts began)

now look at him! (my doubts are gone)

Chanel Does Dior!

My favorite Channel did Dior Couture. This is her second time doing HC for Dior. (S/S 2008 was her first time). I ♥ her! And you should too!

P.S. Louis Vuitton + Comme Des Garçons = ? (I'll talk about this later!)

Sexy Tunes: Black & Gold by Sam Sparro

This song is so fuckin' sexy! I love it so much! I definitely love love love the video! According to FWD, this is going to be the song for 2K9. Bitches get ready!

J'Adore Dior: Expanding the Closet: Part Un

So we live for Dior, so it is only befitting that I talk about their recent Haute Couture show they had today. Talk about Sex on a Platter! I loved everything about this collection, from the dresses to the headpieces to the shoes (OMG the shoes!). If Johnnie Galliano can't do anything else, he sure knows how to do Haute Couture!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Investigated: Did Lovesickness kill Ruslana?

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.

Rest in Peace Ruslana

R.I.P Ruslana Korshunova

This is very sad, but Russian stunner, Ruslana Korshunova died last night after jumping nine stories from her Manhattan apartment. This is very sad, if you want to read the full story, just scroll down. I really hope her family, and her agency are doing okay.

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

Vogue Noir!! Part 2.3

Sessilee Lopez's VOGUE NOIR COVER!

I love this cover so much! I am happy that it isn't a fold out, and each model has their own cover. I know I'm getting Sessilee's!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Naomi for YSL: Part Deux

I love this campaign so far! Go my favorite bitch!

Damn Kate, why didn't you look like this?!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Remember Eugena from ANTMc7?

Looks like someone finally learned how to model!

Quickie: Selita Ebanks New Do.

Selita Ebanks recently cut her hair. Reminiscent
of the current Rihanna hair trend.

At least she didn't get the Aggy (Laura) do.
because we are slowly over Aggy Deyn.

Some FIERCE Bitches.

Snejana & Hye for MaxMara (Elle UK August 2008)

These are some ferocious bitches.
They beat bitches up!

Haute Couture Next Week!

I cannot wait to see these shows!
This is my week anticipation:

Monday: Dior! (I love Dior, even though their cruise line was hideous!)
Tuesday: Chanel! (My all time favorite line)
Wednesday: Valentino (I like Valentino, only like)

This is the full schedule:

lundi 30 juin 2008
STÉPHANE ROLLAND* 11h00 Hôtel de la Monnaie - 11 quai de Conti - Paris 6e
CHRISTOPHE JOSSE* 12h30 Studio DMD - 9 avenue Gabriel - Paris 8e
CHRISTIAN DIOR 14h30 Musée Rodin - 79 rue de Varenne - Paris 7e
FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA* 16h00 Lycée Turgot - 69 rue de Turbigo - Paris 3e
ANNE VALERIE HASH 17h00 36 boulevard Bonne Nouvelle - Paris 10e
ADELINE ANDRÉ 18h00 Galerie Griesmar&Tamer - 40 rue de Richelieu - Paris 1er
GIORGIO ARMANI PRIVÉ** 19h30 Palais de Chaillot - 1 place du Trocadéro - Paris 16e

mardi 1er juillet 2008
CHANEL 11h00 Grand Palais - avenue Winston Churchill - Paris 8e
CATHY PILL* 14h30 Loft Sévigné - 46 rue de Sévigné - Paris 3e
CHRISTIAN LACROIX 15h30 Centre Georges Pompidou - entrée par la rue Beaubourg - Paris 4e
ATELIER GUSTAVO LINS* 16h30 Espace Hérold - 7 rue Hérold - Paris 1er
DOMINIQUE SIROP 18h00 Cercle de l'Union Interalliée - 33 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré - Paris 8e
GIVENCHY 19h00 Couvent des Cordeliers - 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine - Paris 6e

mercredi 2 juillet 2008
FRANCK SORBIER 11h00 Voir invitation
ELIE SAAB** 13h00 Hôtel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand - 3 rue Auber - Paris 9e
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER 14h30 325 rue Saint-Martin - Paris 3e
LEFRANC FERRANT* 16h00 Espace Vertbois - 40/42 rue du Vertbois - Paris 3e
VALENTINO 18h00/19h30 8 place Vendôme - Paris 1er

jeudi 3 juillet 2008
JEAN-PAUL KNOTT* 11h30 Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt - 9 place des Vosges - Paris 4e
UDO EDLING* 12h30 Parking Turenne - 66 rue de Turenne - Paris 3e
JOSEP FONT* 14h30 149 rue Saint-Honoré - Paris 1er
MAURIZIO GALANTE 16h00 Galerie Valois - Palais Royal - Paris 1er
WUYONG* 17h00 Voir invitation

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA** les 1er et 2 juillet 2008 - de 14h00 à 18h00 163 rue Saint-Maur - Paris 11e
ADAM JONES* du 1er au 5 juillet 2008 - sur rendez-vous 61 rue la Boétie - Paris 8e
BOUDICCA* les 1er et 2 juillet 2008 - sur rendez-vous 17c Villa du Lavoir - 70 rue René Boulanger - Paris 10e
RICHARD RENÉ* le 30 juin 2008 - à partir de 18h30 14 rue Portefoin - Paris 3e

Who knew there were so many couture houses this season.

CAVALLI downgrades KATE

Now, I love Cavalli. Roberto Cavalli seems like he is such a nice person, but I don't understand how Roberto let Kate go from his high end Roberto Cavalli line:

to Just Cavalli? With the tacky Flamingo Dress with a Mick Jagger Impersonator:

August 2008 UK Elle

It just baffles me. Kate could do so much better than Just Cavalli, she can't even make the flamingo dress look good, which means NO ONE can make it look good.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sexy Times @ Augusta Mall, Georgia.

One of the Fashion(less) Capitals: Augusta, GA

So, with some friends, and noticed these "prime cuts".
If you are wearing these outfits, then you are a budding fashionista...

Let's start things off with the
Purple" EZaXXXcess" Dress

A Schmexy Outfit like this will have you be the
Belle of the Ball!

This is what happens when tweens try to dress like Hannah Montana, and
a dash of Heidi Montag.

with the necklace closeup

This crass outfit is what tweens wear when they want to be considered

This is what we call.... a mess.
Notice the Pebbles meets Left Eye approach to this outfit

Now, I want to know where did they find outfits
that both fits the hefty mother, and the
tiny daughter? Any suggestions?

The New 'Top Model'

Britain's Missing Top Model
news story

I'm not saying anything. But I don't know how this is going to fly
in the Fashion Industry.

Just saying.
This is going to make the fashionistas look really prejudice.

Menswear Trends S/S 2009

Have been on the runways of: Ferragamo & Giorgio Armani

On the runways to Missoni, Prada, Jil Sander, Versace, Burberry Prorsum, & Alexander McQueen

Seen @ Etro, Burberry, Prada, Ferragamo,
Alessandro Dell'Acqua, and Giorgio Armani

seen @ Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Yohji Yamamoto, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna, & Versace

Anyones I missed?