Thursday, July 31, 2008

discuss amongst yourselves

A Meisel-shot image from this month's Vogue Italia. Surely we haven't all forgotten that last month's Vogue Italia was the one with all black models, and this editorial (with all white models) takes place in a graveyard with a headstone that says BLACK on it. I mean, I'm not the only one scratching my head at this. Fashionologie's got the all the photos here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

latest love

This bracelet, by LA-based jewelry designer Gabriela Artigas:

I will be wearing it every day, and I love the way this super-girly bow looks next to my chunky gold menswear-y watch. I got mine at Plum on Ludlow, but if you're not in New York you can get yours here.

You're welcome!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

vote vena cava

This is so cute. I don't even mind (the generally terribly annoying) Arden Wohl in it.

look what i found...

It's almost definitely going to change before September 4, but it's a start (click the image for a bigger picture):

holly golightly would not chase harry winston.

"It’s a good thing that [Holly Golightly] vanishes at the end of the story like a puff of smoke. I’d hate to imagine her, today, tottering towards Manolo Blahnik."

-Cathy Horyn, in her blog on "Breakfast at Tiffany's" vs. today's plethora of chick-lit.

How true. The "Lipstick Jungle"s and "Chasing Harry Winston"s never seem to stop, but all they can do is name drop - and really, haven't we heard it all before? Holly Golightly's charm was in her indifference; she was inherently chic (and yes, i realize I'm talking about a fictional character here), and I don't think Mr. Capote once mentioned that she was wearing a Prada dress or the new Louboutins. I've read "Breakfast at Tiffany's" about three or four thousand times, and I think I might read it again tonight.

Here, read this too. And then go read "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

hot tranny mess

(If you were wondering: yes, every post that has something to do with Christian Siriano will always be titled "hot tranny mess.")

I sort of forgot that part of the Project Runway prize package now includes a collection to be sold on (hey advertisers!), but it does, and Christian's just went up!

There's the "Posh" (now, where do you think that name comes from?), a blouse that looks straight from his winning PR collection, which can be all yours for a mere $590, here. Love Christian's tranny fierceness but don't have $600?

I don't hate this t-shirt, actually. Buy it here for only $96.

I'm trying really hard to think of a way I can get the words fierce hot tranny mess in here one more time without hating myself too much. Nope, can't do it.

will it never stop?

Jessica Simpson's adding dresses to her designing repertoire. As though poorly made Louboutin-knockoffs sold in the Juniors department at Macy's weren't bad enough.

CFDA/vogue fashion fund finalists

Richard Chai
Jason Wu
Alexander Wang
Irene Neuwirth
Albertus Q. Swanepoel of Albertus Quartus
Alejandro Ingelmo
Juan Carlos Obando
Swaim and Christina Hutson of Obedient Sons & Daughters
John Patrick of Organic
Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock of Vena Cava

Can Vena Cava (above, resort 2009) PLEASE win it? I've been pushing for those girls for so long.

Really, I just don't want it to go to Alexander Wang.

The winner and runners-up will be announced November 17.

marc jacobs dot com


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

say it ain't so

Three’s a trend, they say, though I’m hoping that “they” might be wrong every once in a while. Otherwise, we have a real, live trend on our hands that strikes fear into at least my little heart: bike shorts.

Yes, that’s what I said. Like the ones Lance Armstrong wears, like the ones you wore with your oversized t-shirts oh, back in the 80s, these spandex charmers have shown up on more than a couple recent runways.

Top to bottom: Miu Miu fall 2008, Rag and Bone fall 2008, and Givenchy resort 2009.

If you’re on board (hey, I’m trying to be open minded!) pick up this pair from American Apparel, wonderland for ridiculous hipster fashions and great basics alike. If you’re like me, and maybe just a little less adventurous, maybe these slim-cut bermudas from J.Crew are a better bet.

Happy shorting!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Thursday, July 17, 2008

oh, j. crew:

Not only are you too good to be knocking off Miu Miu's multi-color spectator pumps, you're several seasons too late!
Above: J. Crew, available now at

Above: Miu Miu fall 2007.


i don't want to be mean, but

Ok fine, I'll be mean:

Kitson is dropping Lauren Conrad's "line".

I'm shocked.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

liveblogging: PROJECT RUNWAY

Nina Garcia, Editor at Large of ELLE Magazine.



CLARIFICATION: I know Nina's leaving, but I was under the impression that she was leaving in September because she didn't want to be demoted to Editor at Large. I thought she was keeping her Fashion Director title until she peaced out to go to Marie Claire, so for them to announce her as Editor at Large seems like kind of a dig, no? She's still on ELLE's masthead as Fashion Director.

Monday, July 14, 2008

who's Yves Lauren?

Designer bios are up for the new season of Project Runway, which starts Wednesday (!!), and one of Joe's favorite designers is "Yves Lauren."

Now, I'm not sure if this is his mistake (oh dear god) or someone over at's, but let's just say I'm not going to put my money on Joe. Based on alone, I'm betting on Leanne (her favorite designers/houses are Rodarte, Maison Martin Margiela, and Zac Posen) and Wesley (he's cute!). Although there is one guy name Suede, and I'm totally loving that.

riccardo tisci's latest obsession


Bubble gum is sort of a departure for someone who's built his house with a dark, romantic, almost always black aesthetic, no?

Two above: Givenchy resort 2009.

Two above: Givenchy fall 2008 couture.


this is so 80s.

And yet I love it so much.

Above: Rag and Bone, resort 2009.


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

anyone else think it's weird...

That ultra-corporate Theory is teaming up with ultra-hippie Hair?

It's like that last Vogue spread with the cast of Hair, in all their 70's glory, paired with Agyness in really somber and sort of futuristic architectural black coats. I don't really get it.

Anyway, if you want to see a free live performance of some of the songs from Hair (think "Aquarius" and "Good Morning Starshine"), you can in front of the Theory flagship on Greenwich and Gansevoort tonight at 6:30.

P.S. Sorry if I've been a bit MIA lately, I've been running around like a crazy woman. Back (for real) soon!

Friday, July 4, 2008

happy fourth of july!

Go put on your spring Chanel, grill some dogs and watch the fireworks!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

valentino COUTURE

I hate to say it: you're growing on me, Alessandra. I might even be a little bit impressed by you.

Faccinetti's brought a gorgeous refinement to a brand that I thought for a long time was mostly fluff. Her first couture collection was beautiful, yes - but it was sculptural and strong at the same time, which I imagine is hard to pull off.


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

pretty as a picture

Shall we all start wearing frames around our heads, then?

Above: Chanel couture, fall 2008.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


It's one of my favorite shows to look at, season after season. Remember this collection? And this one? The silhouettes get me every time, and though Galliano's collection this season might have been a little more pared down, color-wise, than some in the past, it was no less dramatic architecturally.

Above: I would love to be able to wear this jacket with a pencil skirt or a pair of jeans. Someday... someday.
Above: One of the more wearable looks in the collection, but no less beautiful.

Above: One time I sewed a vest for my teddy bear when I was a kid. That was my first and last foray into the production side of the fashion industry. This dress blows my mind.

Above: Pure fantasy fashion.

Above: Marchesa may be controlling the market on voluminous red carpet gowns, but only Galliano can do this.