Monday, June 30, 2008
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
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
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.
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
So, with some friends, and noticed these "prime cuts".
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?
On the runways to Missoni, Prada, Jil Sander, Versace, Burberry Prorsum, & Alexander McQueen
Seen @ Etro, Burberry, Prada, Ferragamo, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, and Giorgio Armani
DEATH OF THE SLIM SUIT
seen @ Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Yohji Yamamoto, Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna, & Versace
Anyones I missed?