I LOVE this girl. Lindsey Wixson is not only one hell of a model, but a fighter for justice and the earth.
She’s also a current muse of Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel in case you’ve been sleeping) and is not only a great editorial model, but really tall, and rocks the runways. She’s infamous for her cute little tooth gap in the front and her ‘bee-stung lips’.
Now that I’ve given you her accolades, how about I give you the editorial? I loves Gilles Bensimon’s work. Truly, he’s a genius. Here he captures Lindsay in her favorite environment, nature.
Because the middle of the week promises many things. It means you made it to Wednesday, it’s the middle of a grueling work week, it’s #HumpDay and worst of all you are at work on a beautiful summer day.
Thank you Calvin Harris. Playing all summer long, Calvin Harris has decimated the charts with his awesome theme for this Summer of 2014, simply titled ‘Summer’.
So here’s the chart topping ‘Summer’ to brighten your day. Happy Hump Day from me and the sexiness that is Calvin Harris. You deserve a break today. Now go dance in your cubicle….
As the fashion world reels to the news the the ever relevant irrelevant ‘Kimye’ has taken over the Vogue cover, Naomi Campbell has spoken out. Or perhaps pulled the most epic LOL on the face of the planet. Normally I think she is stone cold B*tch, which can be great in fashion and modeling. No, really. However this time I want to hug that frozen goddess and thank her. Her rebuttal to the nasty made everyone smile. Possibly even Anna Wintour.
Ok, before you ask where has this lovely bloggy been, I have been deathly ill with the flu for the 2 and a half time. This thing is easy to get apparently if you work at a 50,000 person convention for four days.
But that isn’t what you are here for is it?
My flu story can wait for another day. Fashion, is what really matters on this page. Especially the World of McQueen.
Sarah Burton has my support in spades. She is genius and is carrying on the McQueen legacy with aplomb. Take the newest fashion campaign. Hiring the ever talented Steven Meisel was smart. But genius stepped in when they added the omnipresent Kate Moss.
With creative direction from Pascal Dangin of KIDS, the 4 completed what can only be looked at as an astounding, and very surreal campaign. There is a mini Kate doll in these photos and I’m not sure whether I am more stunned by her or it. Most likely it’s the over all imagery. Intense, bold, beautiful and blue. The hues create the perfect campaign. Well done House of McQueen and Kate Moss. You’ve once again brought art into fashion.
And the campaign video is amazing as well. Very surreal with a nice creep factor.
I make no excuses, nor will I ever lie about my total and complete dedication to the House of McQueen. There is virtually nothing in their collections I do not covet.
The house of McQueen just released a new scarf collection. The collection features a collaboration with iconic artist Damien Hirst. Hirst’s career reigned supreme in the UK in 90s and continues to impress, and be iconic, in the art scene.
The new collection features a nature theme with symmetrical designs in the classic McQueen skull motif. Add the effervescent talent of Sølve Sundsbø who shot the collection AND directed an editorial video for the scarves. He is by far one of the great’s in the industry who constantly produces amazing photography. I am impressed with Burton, of the House of McQueen, to tap such amazing talent.
With such beautiful representation, I am in complete submission, and awe, of this collection.
Is there anything Mario Testino can not twist into magnificence? The answer is no, because he is pure art. Add uber model Catherine McNeil and you have an enchanting editorial for British Vogue called ‘Prima Donna’.
Thankfully, Models.com posted said editorial in full. Styled by the very talented Lucinda Chambers, Catherine looks beyond stunning and Mario Testino’s artistic ways have yet again, stolen my heart. It is a shoot full of noir, the romantic and has an air of perfect grace. Truly a trump for British Vogue’s September issue.
Beyond the clothing and make up this shoot came out so stunning it took my breath away. I had to post it. Enjoy the ethereal works of Testino and the Cat.
On May 14, Jolie announced that she had been diagnosed with a mutated BRCA1 gene predisposing her to cancer. She revealed she had undergone a preventive mastectomy on Feb. 16 and reconstructive surgery on April 27 in an op-ed in the New York Times.
She faced it, went through with the surgery, and came out on top. Angie not only conquered it but returned to the red carpet looking like a stunner (We knew she would).
Today in London at the ‘World War Z’ premiere with hot hubbie Brad Pitt, Angelina her first public appearance since the surgery. Saint Angie showed up looking like the Goddess we know and love. Wearing a long St. Laurent, black gown, she stunned, smiled and worked the red carpet for all it was worth. No really, I have never seen so much over posing in my life.
Regardless we are glad she is safe, sound and conquered what could have been cancer. Here’s a picture of Angie and Brad posing like silly people. Thanks to Getty for the ridiculous photo’s of the holy one’s.
Normally we are all about modern. Modern lifestyle, model’s, DJ’s and concepts. However, there is the rare occasion we are struck by something vintage that is so cool it much be shared.
Picture this…literally. In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene shot some of the first-ever color film footage around London. He captured everyday life in London with a technique, innovated by his father, called Biocolour.
This is not ‘colorized’ or faked. It was presented by the British Film Council and is all, exactly what it looked like, back then.
Urban Peek notes British Film Institute used computer enhancement to reduce the flickering effect of the original Biocolour
This film is almost 100 year’s old. Enjoy this little feature;
Starting out London Fashion Week full force, Alice Temperley took a classic 40’s inspired look adding dashes of golds and blue to accentuate the long linear figures. Drawing heavily on Art Deco and early sixties chic, Temperley still managed to present a very modern look including the ever trendy over sized jackets, boatneck and high collars we have seen all over runways this year.
Her full length gowns wrecked the runway this year with elongated silhouettes. I can see Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton or some other ethereal goddess wearing these to award season. They are chic in design, geometric shaping and linear quality making any woman look tall and lean.
Bravo Miss Temperley.
See the full Temperley RTW FW 2013 Collection below;
Defined as a ‘horror’ and worse Rihanna’s fashion debut at London Fashion week is a terrible fail.
Don’t clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)
‘The Daily Beast’ described her line as a ‘horror show’, and they were right!
According to the Huffpost, Rihanna was over an hour late starting. Making a crowd wait isn’t unheard of, but an hour?! Everything was badly simplistic. TV-esque, 90’s style, with one piece Baywatch Swimsuit & SJP LA Story, off-shoulder outfit with mini skirt. No flourish or trim and 97% see-through, gauzy material fit for a romance novel cover. She was off-season, presenting in London late and not scheduled as part of ‘Official Fashion Week’.
If I were Rihanna right now, I would be hiding somewhere in a bottle of rum.
There are too many reasons Rihanna’s line was a failure but let’s highlight a few.
Involvement; Rihanna’s direct involvement with River Island creating her line, was small at best. She sent texts and emails, choosing the material samples and giving the OK on design via phone. Nothing more. Despite her sad choices in design and material, the real credit to the line goes elsewhere.
Her line created, sewn and draped by designer Philip Green. Green created the Kate Moss line ($$$$) and brought TopShop from a zero to multi-million dollar hero of retail. Philip Green’s collaboration with rock stars and models have ALWAYS created money. However Rihanna is a a fail and a flake. Why?
Professionalism: River Island directly works with ASOS, Primark, Zara and of course Topshop, all of which Rihanna could have had a stake in with a £800,000 contract. Then she jeopardized that.
Two days before her London debut Rihanna was stupidly bold enough to post pictures of a marijuana bud putting her line and professionalism at question with River Island and the fashion community. Mostly, River Island, who very much said that her tweet of green could kill her contract and to keep things under wraps about her love affair with weed. In the fashion community we don’t care what you do, but don’t let everyone know about it.
Over all the line was simple, sad and see through, I can’t even wear it to bed. The blatant 90’s rip off wear is too much for any serious designer to stomach. Rihanna gets a D- for effort, and if possible an F- for the line.
Tis the season for Fashion Editorial video’s and our Fashion House today is Burberry. Stylish, classic chic with an amazing brand image. Who doesn’t think about that perfect plaid when Burberry is mentioned?
It also makes me think of trench’s and English tea. And how Victoria Beckham was banned from wearing Burberry a few years ago because it was ‘trashy, not classy’ on her.
Well payback is a bitch and we love it. The best revenge is living well and having gorgeous children. Right Victoria?
Not only did Victoria turn her life around BUT she married David Beckham and had kids.
Cute ones. So cute…..Romeo Beckham is now working as a model. And he just got his first job. Working FOR Burberry.
I love irony. It’s just wicked and funny. Also makes for great blogging!
All things said and done, Burberry and the Beckham’s mended things and are working together. So glad the Big B and the Big V aren’t in a bitch fight anymore.
Here are the shots Mario Testino took of the wee cheeky monkey thanks to GraziaDay.co.uk;
Unkle Karl, you and Choupette need to lay off the champagne bonbons.
You are indeed one of the top, jaded designers in the world. I admire you greatly but the bitchfest must stop.
Poor Pippa Middleton was dissed by the emperor of fashion, Karl Lagerfeld.
As unattractive as this photo below may be, Pippa is still stunning. Her booty is all the rage and a celebrity of it’s own in the UK. Sadly, Unkle Karl feels that her booty is all she should show.
According to the quasi-newspaper the Sun, Lagerfeld was quoted as saying;
“Kate Middleton has a nice silhouette and she is the right girl for that boy. I like that kind of woman, I like romantic beauties. On the other hand, her sister struggles. I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.”
Unlike when he got nasty saying the singer ‘Adele’ was a little too fat in the face, no apology has been issued.
Last time ‘Adele’ received a ton of Chanel bags as an apology. Think Pippa might get some swag? I doubt it.
However if Unkle Lagerfeld IS feeling generous I suggest he send something to show off her butt. The male population will be ever-so grateful. We must, after all, emphasize the ‘positive’.
I know New York Fashion Week is coming up but there is such a thing as too little weight, even for the runway. Nicole Scherzinger seem’s to have found out what that is.
Recently revealed as the newest X Factor UK judge, the paparazzi snapped these not so lovely photos of Nicole as she was leaving the London Radisson.
Ouch Mami, you’re skinnier than me and I’m 5’2! And those low crotch pants make it worse. (As a post note I ask NO ONE wear these, they are NOT fashionable)
Nice back bones there. Excuse me while I go binge on pasta.
Her personal assistant needs to be fired for NOT FEEDING HER. A dancer should never be this skinny. Especially since she has always been hailed up for her gorgeous ‘curves’. If she thought wearing white would add weight to her photos, it did just the opposite.
As a new role model for girls in the UK we sure hope she starts eating healthier. Even Unkle Karl wouldn’t let this bitch down the runway. Take care of yourself Nicole, we don’t need another celebrity tragedy (we already have Lindsay Lohan).
I don’t know who got off their pretty boney model butt and suggested live streaming fashion shows, but I love them. I mean bearing their children and cleaning their house ADORE them.
The greatest thing since the club sandwich is the live stream fashion show. Good news is the good one’s are just about to land for 2013 Spring/Summer Menswear lines.
On Saturday, 6/23 at 4:30pm Milan time/7:30AMPST, you can come back here (or Burberry’s site of course) and click this pretty picture and watch it all live. Catch all the pretty of Burberry’s SS2013 line.
Gorgeous male models in one of the top fashion houses in London? I think so.
Have fun kiddies, and see you there clogging up the stream.