When John Galliano debuted his new line for 2009, the combination of zany colors, exaggerated silhouettes and exposed undergarments had many commentators crediting Madonna as his inspiration. But The New York Times placed the influence earlier – on Rosalind Russell’s over-the-top costumes in the 1958 film Auntie Mame. Russell’s Mame Dennis lives and breathes fashion (some commentators have suggested the character resembles Vogue editor Diana Vreeland).
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
With Milan Fashion Week underway (Feb 24-March 3), there have been beautiful collections with no shortage of glamour from Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Blumarine, Jil Sander, Gianfranco Ferre, Armani and Versace, shown here. For all the reviews, be sure to read my column,"Haute Style", over at Haute Living Magazine or view the entire collections on Style.com or WWD.com.
Zoe Saldana, the beautiful "blue" star of Avatar, has been named as the "Face of the Future" by the leading Italian luxury brand, MaxMara. Saldana was the front row guest-of-honour at the presentation of MaxMara’s autumn/winter 2010/2011 collection at Milan Fashion Week today.Later this year, she will receive an award at the Women in Film Crystal & Lucy gala, sponsored by MaxMara, in Los Angeles, in June.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Model Jessica Stam is looking absolutely stunning on the first cover of Vogue Turkey.The special edition issue boasts 562 pages with only 1,000 copies being published.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
As we wrote about last month, the brilliant Tina Fey is Vogue's March cover model, so go behind the scenes of her shoot here:
After designing her wild Grammys ensemble, Giorgio Armani has revealed that he's also creating several looks for Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball" tour. Vogue UK got the exclusive first sketch of Armani's looks for the red carpet trailblazer, which feature one particularly spectacular glittering bodysuit. According to Vogue UK, some of the other ensembles for Gaga's latest Monster Ball tour include a black pantent trenchcoat and a mirrored-looking minidress.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The American Society of Magazine Editors will be inducting Anna Wintour into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame! Said ASME of their new honoree: "Throughout her career, Anna Wintour has exemplified the highest standards of taste, in both journalism and fashion. She has defined style for a generation of magazine readers and come to epitomize the essential qualities of editorial leadership."
Burberry streamed their fantastic show live yesterday, in 3D no less, to New York, Paris and Tokyo. Cadet girls marched out in military jackets over little lacy dresses, on high-heeled, thigh-rise boots they stepped forward to take on the world. And that was the story as the British brand closed the London fashion season on Tuesday, as designer Christopher Bailey claimed the collection was meant to be “strong and sexy — but protective and back to our history.” See the entire collection at WWD or visit my "Haute Style" column over at Haute Living Magazine for all of your updates on style. Watch it here.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Just as he had done for last year’s 3.1 Phillip Lim RTW collections, French shoe designer extrodianaire Chrisitan Louboutin has created new shoes for the designer’s Fall 2010. His sky-high stilettos and famous red soles walked the runway last week in New York, including a series of mostly ankle booties and sandals spanning styles with black suede fringe and matte metal studs, mustard yellow satin, ruffled croc, cream tassels, bronze glitter, and buckles galore.
Vivienne Westwood seems to have a conflicting mantra: Buy Expensive Clothes, Save Earth. One one hand, she unveiled her new Red Label collection in London this week, sure to be coveted by her loyal followers. But then she told reporters: "Stop all this consumerism. "I just tell people, stop buying clothes. Why not protect this gift of life while we have it? I don't take the attitude that destruction is inevitable. Some of us would like to stop that and help people survive." Be sure to check back with us for your updates in style or visit my "Haute Style" column over at Haute Living Magazine.
It's the season of Fashion Week, from Bryant Park in New York last week to London this week, and Milan, Los Angeles and Tokyo next month. As designers and their models gather to present their newest collections to the world, photographers are on hand to take thousands of pictures, most during the actual show - with a few photos from the backstage of each show sent across the wires as well. Here are a handful of those backstage glimpses from recent fashion shows, most taken in New York, which you can view here. Gorgeous!
Monday, February 22, 2010
The BAFTA's (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) were held last evening in London, which is the last stop before the Oscar ceremonies March 7th. The big winner was "The Hurt Locker", Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz ("Inglourious Basterds"), Best Supporting Actress Mo'nique ("Precious"), Best Actress Carey Mulligan ("An Education") and Best Actor went to the wonderful Colin Firth ("A Single Man").
London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday (19-24), and as we have previously mentioned, it launched a new initiative to stream the fall runway shows live on its website. And if that were not cutting edge enough, a selection of digitally presented fashion films created by some of London’s most innovative designers such as Twenty8Twelve, Hussein Chalayan, Danielle Scutt, Boudicca, and Antoni & Alison will also be available. Viewing the glamorous event from the comfort of your own home is just too fabulous to pass up, so be sure to check back with us for your updates in style or visit my "Haute Style" column over at Haute Living Magazine.
This week on Silver Screen Sundays, we bring you 1956's "And God Created Woman" or "Et Dieu... créa la femme". When Brigitte Bardot sunbathed wearing neither clothes nor the slightest hint of self-consciousness in And God Created Woman…, a new kind of sex symbol was born, a sexual rebel whose free-wheeling approach to romance anticipated the hippie era of free love. When she did wear clothes, though, she had the wardrobe to match. The long-ignored bikini became an international sensation. The ballet flats, cotton gingham beach dresses and open necklines (the latter dubbed “the Bardot neckline”) that captured her sense of abandon onscreen were soon the rage. And her tousled, up-swept hair, dubbed choucroute (sauerkraut), remains the height of casual elegance.
Labels: Silver Screen Sundays
Friday, February 19, 2010
French Vogue has chosen their first solo Black model cover girl since 2002 (with model Liya Kebede), and the question remains: What took them so long? Diversity it ALWAYS the stylish choice. The 18-year-old Rose Cordero appears on the March 2010 cover of French Vogue, shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
The live-streaming party continues! This time, designers Dolce & Gabbana will stream their Fall 2010 runway show from Milan straight to your iphone on at 9am EST. Though the two have been broadcasting shows live on its Web site back in 2005, bringing it to your iphone is a while new level of convieince and fun! After the original show, the stream will still be available on live.dolcegabbana.com as well as on the brand’s official Facebook page www.facebook.com/DolceGabbana.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Today: Ralph Lauren (photographed here), Issac Mizrahi, Calvin Klein, J.Mendel, Tommy Hilfiger. For all the reviews, be sure to read my column,"Haute Style", over at Haute Living Magazine! To view the entire collections, visit Style.com or WWD.com.
It is a few days later and people STILL won't stop talking about the Marc Jacobs show. It wasn't because it was his usual wild experimentation. It was simple, beautiful, sophistication that is sure to sell, sell, sell!
Alexander McQueen's label will continue despite the death of the designer, the Gucci Group announced yesterday. Robert Polet, chief of the Gucci Group subsidiary, said the collection McQueen was working on before his death will be shown at Paris fashion week next month. “We believe in the future of the brand,” stated Polet, which comes as a sudden move after the groups silence and the assumption the line would not be presented so soon out of respect. It has also been announced that the British Fashion Council is setting up a McQueen memorial wall in Somerset House. Notes can be pinned up throughout the week and will be presented to McQueen’s family in a book at the end of the week.
Yesterday got away from us before we could post (hazard of fashion week ;). Day 7 brought: Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Phillip Lim, Milly, Anna Sui and the amazing Oscar de la Renta, who bucked the trend of quiet neutral colors, and brought us glamour and vibrant color.
For all the reviews, be sure to read my column,"Haute Style", over at Haute Living Magazine! To view the entire collections, visit Style.com or WWD.com.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Given the big trend with famous Directors taking on special short film or commercials for designers, it should come as no surprise that Chanel has hired legendary Oscar winning Martin Scorsese for their men's fragrance, will star French actor, Gaspard Ulliel, and will air worldwide in September. The director follows in the footsteps of fellow filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who directed Nicole Kidman and Audrey Tautou respectively, in big budget advertisements for Chanel No.5
Labels: Ad Campaigns
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Yes! We are still going...Elie Tahari (pictured here), Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Max Azria, Tibi, Rodarte and Narciso Rodriguez all showed today. For all the reviews, be sure to read my column,"Haute Style", over at Haute Living Magazine! To view the entire collections, visit Style.com or WWD.com.
Never one to be theatrically or fashionably outdone by anyone, Lady Gaga just arrived at the Brit Awards like this, where she is rumored to be doing a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. In recent months, Gaga was his unofficial muse, gearing up in his incredible designs from his Spring '10 collection in her 'Bad Romance' video. We can't wait to see what will surely be an amazing tribute.
Forget the clothes...check out the front row! Chace Crawford, Ryan Phillipe, Kellan Lutz, Mechad Brooks, Jared Leto and Lee Pace showed up for the Valentine's Day show. You're welcome.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Today: Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Jill Stuart, Tracy Reese, Donna Karan, Monique Lhuillier (photographed here), and the fabulous Marc Jacobs show. All new reviews on multiple shows for Haute Living Magazine coming soon so make sure to visit us today! To view the entire collections, visit Style.com or WWD.com.
Style Bloggers. The new front row celebrities at all of the shows for the past couple seasons. They have becomes such a force in the industry, that Vogue recently decided to photograph & profile them for the March Power Issue, many of who you may already be familiar with such as Tommy Ton, Facehunter, Bryan Boy and Garance Dore. Watch the video below, or visit our recent SGTV pieces on the street style captured by our favorite photobloggers for both Ladies and Gentlemen.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Today brought Fall 2010 collections from Luca Luca, DKNY, Rebecca Taylor, Calvin Klein, Herve Leger, Thakoon, Rachel Roy and Diane Von Furstenberg. I have just finished a second round of new reviews on multiple shows for Haute Living Magazine so make sure to visit us today! To view the entire collections (like Christian Siriano, who's gorgeous pink dress is pictured here. Wow!), visit Style.com or WWD.com.