Category Archives: Paris

@KarlLagerfeld Makes Everything Old New Again, Mod Inspired Shoot with @NumeroMagazine #French #KarlLagerfeld #Photography

Unkle Karl strikes again!


Taking Numero Magazine to new heights, Karl Lagerfeld went behind the lens and created 5 original ‘Mod’ magazine covers with ‘Pop Couture’.

With a sixties psychedelic background, Karl Lagerfeld gives us ‘joie de vivre’ Parisian style, including fashions by;

Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Armani Prive, Valentino and of course Chanel showcase a youthful and carefree side of couture – still elegant but completely in line with the way modern women dress.

I don’t know about youthful and carefree as much as devastating, gorgeous and scintillating sexy.

Bravissimo, Karl Lagerfeld! Your creativity knows no bounds. Check the other four masterpieces below.

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Powerful Beauties in New Balmain Campaign #Rihanna #Naomi #Iman

Leave it to the french fashion house of Balmain to take three everlasting and powerful beauties to grace their new campaign. Partnering with W Magazine, Balmain presents one of the most striking covers of the year.


The cover itself is stunning, but W mag and Olivier Rousteing, the new head of Balmain take things up a notch inside the pages of the magazine. Snagging the powerhouses that are Rihanna, Naomi Campbell and Iman, W magazine creates an overpowering editorial.


Olivier Rousteing proves without a doubt (pictured above), at 27, he is beyond brilliant as the new head designer and creative director of Balmain. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with next. Bring it Balmain!

Chanel’s ‘Once Upon a Time’, Beautiful and Creative #Fashion #Video #KeiraKnightly

Since I am in the throes of viewing runway video, I thought I would bring you a Chanel treat.


Me think Karl Lagerfeld aspires to be more of a director and less art director.

With ‘Once Upon a Time’ Lagerfeld shows a forgotten time splashed with idealism, the sweet hopes of a new business, high society vs. the everyday Parisienne, and dazzles with his collection of Chanel for men and women.

Step into the turn of the century with Keira Knightly as Coco Chanel and enjoy a delightful piece showcasing talent and fashion.

Kanye Has Been Cheating On Kim with a Canadian Instagram ‘Model’ #Obvious #Cheating #PRstunt


If you are like me, right now, you are laughing. Yes, obvious news of the ‘no-duh’ has surfaced. Kanye has been hitting the piece of ass, fame whore above, Leyla Ghobadi, and cheating on Kim Kardashian.

Let’s look at the facts. While Kim was not pregnant, she was still nicely thick and Kanye was hitting it. in her first 3-4 months, she wasn’t showing but her boobs and ass grew. Kanye was hitting it. Kim then hit 5-6 months and Kanye suddenly decided to stay in Paris to ‘record’ knowing Kim couldn’t fly or travel. Kanye was very much not hitting that ass aka doing Kim. I’m not sure how this escaped Kim, except Kris kept her in the dark, controls her life and distracted her with a nickel in a bottle of water.

Basically, Kim is so ‘busy’ she didn’t notice the family poisoning the relationship and Kanye heading for the European Hills. That’s when fake tan & booby (like Kim), Canadian ‘model’ (I use this loosely) Leyla Ghobadi comes in.

Supposedly it was really hard for her to tell her story. This is why she released all her instagram photo’s to the press.And ran to Star Magazine to ‘tell her story’. Leyla is all about respect as stated below.

This is going to destroy the Kardashian family,” Ghobadi told Star. “It’s bad. It’s really bad. It’s just embarrassing. But if I were Kim and about to have a baby, I would want to know.”….“He told me . . . he wanted to ‘hook up,’ but I was concerned that he was seeing Kim Kardashian,” she told Star. “He told me that [the relationship] was for publicity and nothing serious.”…“We began to make out for a while — and next thing I knew, we were both naked and having sex,” she told Star. They had another tryst that October in New York — while the pregnant Kardashian was in Miami, Star reports. And the brazen mogul even tried to get her in the sack again this past weekend, the magazine reports. But by then, she knew Kardashian was pregnant and refused. “I would never do that to someone,” she told Star.

How brave and caring Ghobadi is! She wouldn’t sleep around with a baby daddy. She didn’t know Kim was pregnant for the last 8 months and just figured it out. Riiiigghht.

Well, all is well that ends in PR. Nice job stunt queens. You all get an Emmy. No one would have ever seen this coming. Stay tuned for Kim’s fake over reaction…..

J’adore Dior Ready-to-Wear Fall-Winter 2013 at the Opéra Garnier in Paris #Editorial #Dior #Paris


Not only is Paris the ‘City of Lights’ but to those of us who have spent time there, it is a city of fashion & architecture. And the people at Dior know that.

Hence, this lovely editorial of fabulous, lushly dressed models, Anastasia Ivanova, Daria Strokous, Iselin Steiro, Marie Piovesan and shot by the ever talented, Willy Vanderperre. It’s been out since May 29th, so in case you missed it’s release, here is your weekend dose of fashion elite!

For those readers hooked on the song in this video, the track is ‘Synrise’ by the Belgian band GOOSE. You can download it off iTunes and Amazon. Support good fashion, good music and good taste by doing just that.

TGIF Video – Dior’s ‘Secret Garden, Versailles’ video


There are few things in this world that have my heart. One is the house of Dior. Classy, timeless and run by Raf Simons, it is purely chic. Delicious even.

The other is my old school, goth, new wave upbringing. Namely Depeche Mode who has a soundtrack to everything in my life. Their music was timeless and full of top 40 songs I have danced to since the 80s.

What do you get when you mix awesome English band Depeche Mode with Dior?

This beautifully done campaign video. Originally released in a short version the final, long version will steal your heart. I know it did mine.
Enjoy this visual eye candy.

Secret Garden – Versailles’
A film by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, starring Daria Strokus, Melissa Stasiuk and Xiao Wen Ju in La Galeries Des Glaces – Château de Versailles.
Music by Depeche Mode: ‘Enjoy the Silence’

The New Saint Laurent Featuring Icons of 90’s Rock #HeidiSlimane #Photography #Campaign


Saint Laurent recently revamped from the iconic Yves Saint Laurent to….Saint Laurent thanks to creative director Heidi Slimane. (Read more HERE)

With a fashion house this iconic it was a daring decision and perhaps could have been a pitfall. However with a super power in the industry like (Yves) Saint Laurent they refuse to let simple things, such as a change in name, ruin a platinum reputation.

Enter Heidi Slimane. Iconic fashion & music photographer and mad genius. Add Courtney Love, Marilyn Manson, Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth and Ariel Pink of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. All as mad, strange and beautiful as the new house of Saint Laurent, and Heidi Slimane.

Create a campaign using all of the above rock icon’s from the ’90’s, and you have perfection with side of hardcore only Slimane is keyed into. And one beautiful campaign.

See the new faces of Saint Laurent below as captured by Heidi Slimane.

Louis Vuitton Campaign Ad/Video, Controversial? #ProstitueChic #Feminism #Model #Gorgeous #NSFW #Video

I have seen a million campaign ad’s for fashion houses. Some are well done and some, complete crap. Some have artistic quality and some are just lewd.


This campaign video, by Louis Vuitton, is beautiful, chic, naughty, sexual and deliciously done.

Supposedly, and hear this by proxy of the HuffPost, feminist’ are up in arms about it due to it ‘glamorizing prostitution’. Being a feminist and being a strong-willed little fire starter myself I don’t buy the hype. It is sex, sex with a side of sexy. It also mad me really want the lingerie collection for AW 2013.

Like now.

Watch Below;

The Indomitable Gareth Pugh – #PFW #RunwayReport

This years collections have been over run with blasts from the pasts in design and color from the 20’s-1960’s. Colors have mostly been light blue, Cobalt blue, Persimmon and Burnt Umber with a dash of lime and forest green (Calvin Klein collection).

Thankfully a break in the horizon of fashion has come with the always dashing and daring, Gareth Pugh.















His collection steps out of the norm to bring non-traditional minimalism. Full of monochromatic modernist beauty with a dash of midnight blue. An ethereal quality to his designs based more on draping and material instead patterns, and flashes of 60’s jewels and glitz.















As always his collection sets a futuristic tone that has dominated Paris Fashion Week.

After all he is the indomitable. Gareth Pugh.

See the full collection below;


Alber Elbaz Approves! New Lanvin Campaign Editorial Video. #SS2013 #Lanvin















I love how designers are doing editorial video’s these days. They have canned the hyped-up artistic view and started to get strangely fun and creative.

Take Lanvin’s new campaign video. Although it screams hot, sexy fashion Alber Elbaz decided to have some fun and do a commentary Skype style. Making Lanvin’s new campaign not just luscious preening models, but a little more interesting insight into a creative designers mind.

Check out Lanvin’s New SS2013 Campaign video here;

Stay Classy Rihanna- Chris Brown. Oh, Wait, Not Possible. New #Fights #Tattoos #NakedRihanna

Oh my damn.


Rihanna is looking a straight mess in this photo.

As the heated relationship between grade-A douche Chris Brown and hormone driven Rihanna continues, it gets worse. WOW there’s a surprise.

Rihanna made the stupid mistake of getting back together with Brown a couple of months ago. With a combination of tweets and tat’s, Brown and Rihanna continue to defend their ‘heated’ relationship.

After tweeting several pictures to prove their sweet love, Rihanna has taken things a step further. To match Chris Brown atrocious Ri-Ri neck tattoo, Rihanna has gotten ‘Breezy’ tattooed on her neck. ‘Breezy’ is CB’s nickname and her way of showing growing commitment.

Brown showed his deep and undying love to Rihanna, by partying with his MODEL EX-GIRLFRIEND in Paris last week. Uh…what?

According to our favorite newsy website, Huffpost celebrity;

Rihanna is reportedly angry with Brown after he partied with Karrueche Tran, his model ex, after his Paris gig on Friday night, according to The Sun. “She can’t get it into her head that Chris will never change,” a source told the tabloid.

Once a cheating, abusive jerk, always one? Looks like it.

Both of them are young so there’s a good chance this won’t last. Hopefully if Rihanna calls it quits again it will be permanently. Then Chris can take his crazy elsewhere.

Ri-Ri hunny, remember, the ‘Breezy’ tat is small enough we can do what’s called a ‘cover up’. Start planning now sugar-plum.

We need our rockin’ pop diva back, sans Chris Brown.

McQueen SS 2013 to Start Your Afternoon

Living or dead  I will always support the house of McQueen. Before Alexander McQueen committed suicide his work was unparalleled in a world of unique, strange and beautiful designs. Now Sarah Burton has not only kept the world of McQueen alive but has offered a fresh take that fits McQueen’s world like a glove.

This year an elaborate bee themed collection hit the Paris runway with geometric shapes and classic designs reminiscent of the 60’s. Mad Men-esque? Perhaps, but always with a twist of McQueen on top. Well played Sarah Burton.

SS 2013 from Paris Fashion Week Below (All photos from;


From the Mouth of Unkle Karl, “Model’s are NOT that Skinny”. (video too)

I love Karl Lagerfeld, his style and how he and Choupette have clawed their way to be emperor and empress of fashionlandia.

Recently my white-headed Unkle Karl let out another gem.
This of course is AFTER offending Pippa Middleton re: her face, and singer Adele by calling her fat (he later said he meant Lana Del Rey).

This time the subject; Anorexic models. When asked about working with Anorexic models being a problem, his reply is was simple; Anorexia isn’t the problem, fat girls are. *headsmack*

Karl was quoted in the Huffington Post as saying;

“The story with anorexic girls — nobody works with anorexic girls. That has nothing to do with fashion. People who have that, they have problem with family and things like this. There are less than 1 percent of anorexic girls, but there are over — in France, I don’t know about England — over 30 percent of girls who are big, big, overweight.”

Oh Karl, when will you stop? We know you don’t like bigger girls. After all working with underweight models IS your job. But…having had problems with anorexia himself you think he would be a little kinder when it comes to weight issues.

Karl you are 79, and have earned his bitch wings in fashion, but remember ethics and morality in interviews my dear. It’s called being diplomatic.

See the full video below.

Chanel SS 2013 For The Win!

We all know Karl Lagerfeld is relentless, superior, eccentric and bit of freak chic. With this years SS 2013 collection on a runway dotted with wind tunnels and eco fab, he is now insurmountable aka no one can bring it like he does.

Recreating the 80’s-90’s with a new and fresh twist Karl Lagerfeld focused on material and recreation of shape for SS 2013. Always an original he crossed pattern with shape making the figure less of a focus and focusing on big, bulky, large and fab! Always an original, he even added a little humor with his own take on obtuse bags, giving the house of Chanel a complete WIN!

Let’s take a look shall we;

(Forgive the late posting darlings, I am felled by the evilest of fever flu’s. If I don’t make sense chalk it up to my fever of 100 F)