With the upcoming NY Fashion Week and Fashion's Night Out on September 10th, Gossip Girl has taped an episode around the subject. Between that and their Paris episode, we can't wait!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
You MUST experience this evolution in music video. An interactive film by Chris Milk,
featuring Arcade Fire's "We Used To Wait" and and pits it against scenes of your childhood home, rendered by Google maps. It really is a must see so visit "The Wilderness Project" now.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Appearing with his wife, Ali Hewson, Bono is featured in the new Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign, each wearing clothes from their Edun line. Edun, which was started in 2005, helps encourage trade with Africa and has a mission to rid the country of poverty. The image, shot by Annie Leibovitz, shows the couple landing in a remote area of South Africa with the tagline reading “Every journey began in Africa.”
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Whenever I am in the mood for some media inspiration, I head over to Show Studio, a fashion website committed to pioneering live media, directed by famed artist Nick Knight. SHOWstudio.com has broken new ground with its experimental interactive projects, films and live performances. Its collaborations with influential cultural figures, from Björk, Boy George, Lady Gaga, Gisele Bündchen, Kate Moss and John Galliano to Leigh Bowery, Heston Blumenthal and Antony & the Johnsons, are broadcast live.
I am re-posting this lovely vintage photo of 1930s fashion in Deauville from Ritournelle, so for more visit her blog. Coco Chanel had a major influence on 1930s fashion, and we can give Deauville some credit. It is her clientele in the fashionable coastal town that inspired her androgynous and timeless style with jersey sweaters and high-waist pants.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Christian Louboutin has revealed his sneakers for the fall collection featuring shoes that come accented in rhinestones and spikes as well as less embellished animal print versions. But the bedazzled suede kicks will set you back a little less than $2,400. Yikes!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
On August 25th, Claudia Schiffer -- the youngest of the crop of original supermodels, who made their mark on fashion in the late 1980s and early 1990s -- will turn the big 4-0. To celebrate, InStyle took a look back at the top six, and offers updates as to where they are now. See it here. (And FYI, aside from Schiffer, Cindy Crawford is 44, Naomi Campbell is 40, Linda Evangelista is 45, Elle Macpherson is 47 and Christy Turlington is 41.)
Monday, August 23, 2010
Go Behind the Scenes of the Making of Fall’s Chanel Campaign. You may remember Karl Lagerfeld's adventures shooting the campaign from a crane lift on the Lower East Side in March. Chanel has more behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on their blog, with unseen imagery of the models in the furry beast suits.
Milla Jovovich is in the September issue of Gotham magazine working that fake hair like her life depended on it. The model and actress is keeping busy as the face of face of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week around the world.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Every woman's must-have, the little black dress, has finally been recognized by the publishers of the Oxford Dictionary. The abbreviated version "LBD" has been added to the newest edition of the dictionary, officially making it a word.
Vogue has put the who's who of the fashion and celebrity world for their Fashion's Night Out spread in the September issue. The more notable people in the spread include: The Olsen Twins, Usher, Rachel Weisz, Daktoa Fanning, Hayden Christensen, Naomi Watts, Carolina Herrera as well as models Jourdan Dunn, Lara Stone and Miranda Kerr.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Gucci is going big for their newest fragrance Guilty. The Italian fashion house has just released a trailer for their new commercial featuring the face of Evan Rachel Wood and Chris Evans. The new ad will air in its entirety on September 12th at the MTV VMAs, but until them check out the teaser clip.
Labels: Fashion Film
Today's fashion film is from Zoé Cassavetes created and directed exclusively for NOWNESS.com featuring Louis Vuitton S/S collection looks. Take part to this game of hide and seek through London: from Louis Vuitton New Bond Street Maison all the way to Hampstead Heath...
Labels: Fashion Film
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
If you're like us, then you are obsessed with HBO's series "True Blood", so you can imagine how happy it made us to see the cast on latest cover of Rolling stone. A mix of blood, sex and violence leaves viewers thirsting, as creator Alan Ball explains: "To me, vampires are sex. I don't get a vampire story about abstinence. I'm 53. I don't care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed."
Monday, August 16, 2010
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that September fashion magazine covers are the most important of the year. With fall just around the bend, September issues are packed to the brim with the newest trends.And if there’s one thing you can say about this year’s September covers, it’s that the good covers are great and the bad ones are truly horrible. Notably absent from the bunch are Vogue Paris and Vogue Italia, whose cover images have not surfaced yet, but are sure not to disappoint. See article and covers here.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Label alice + olivia has a new collection for the fall season and they're showing it off in a new video. The Bridget Palardy directed video features DJ Mia Moretti and electric violinist Caitlin Moe showcasing their musical talents while modeling alice + olivia's new fall fashions.
Labels: Ad Campaigns
Friday, August 13, 2010
As if Christopher Bailey and his team at Burberry haven't been media savvy enough, (See 'Art of the Trench') their love of music has now created Burberry Acoustic. According to Bailey, they will record a number of live acoustic sessions of bands that they love and admire. Excellent! (*If you are a fan of this type of concept, you should also check out Black Cab Sessions)
Labels: Music Mondays
Five of the dresses worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind, including the iconic green dress made from curtains, are in desperate need of repair. The Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas is trying to raise the $30,000 needed to restore the costumes, which can't be displayed because they're in such bad shape, before the 75th anniversary exhibit takes place in 2014. Click here to help them out with their cause.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
After months of waiting, the Vogue September issue has finally been unveiled! For the most anticipated issue of the year Anna Wintour chose the lovely Halle Berry as their cover girl, making her the first African American woman to appear on the September issue cover since Liya Kebede in 2004.
It’s hard to believe Betsey Johnson turned 68-years-old on Tuesday! The eccentric designer celebrated her birthday at her boutique in New York City, wearing a frilly pink frock and riding in on a salmon-colored bike while her staff donned hot pink tube dresses and arrived in a matching limo.Betsey revealed that when she was younger, Tina Turner was her icon. "I thought, 'That's the kind of woman I want to be when I grow up.' You know, gorgeous and strong and still performing no matter how old. So I try to be a good old model for young kids." Betsey also mentioned her "surgeries" and shared some advice: "Get a good doctor! For crying out loud!" Here's to being more fun & fabulous than ever!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We are getting exx-ciii-ted for our "Fashion Expedition" travels! But first, TIFF, NYC Fashion Week AND The Culturalite/// & The Culturalite///kids September 2010 Launch and some ity bity pre-travel, find it on www.fashionexpedition.org
The stylist has developed a cult following for her look, her reality show, and her dramatic turn of phrase. But what would happen if she really did "die for fashion"? America’s top designers go in for the kill...See the whole photo series here.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Vogue Italia is once again stirring up some controversy in their August photo spread entitled "Water & Oil" featuring model Kristen McMenamy shot by photographer Steven Meisel. In an art imitating life situation, they opted to focus on the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, featuring McMenamy covered in oil as well as images of injured and oil-covered animals.
Jackie O.'s iconic style continues to be so universally revered, even her costume jewelry fetches huge bucks. Auction house Bonhams will be auctioning off three faux pearl pieces from the late First Lady's collection at the "Pioneers of Popular Culture" sale, part of its inaugural Goodwood Vintage Festival — to be held Aug. 15 in London.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Carrie & Elaine are hitting the road! Be sure to follow our adventures at www.fashionexpedition.org, And to our new friends in NY, Philly, DC, Raleigh, Nashville, Atlanta and New Orleans: Thank you for your generosity! We look forward to meeting & photographing you and your fabulous City. C&E xo
Labels: Fashion Expedition
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Diane von Furstenberg is the latest individual who has promised to donate half her fortune to charity as part of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's "Giving Pledge" initiative.
The pledge encourages America's richest families to donate half their earnings throughout their lifetime or after they die to support a charity of their choosing.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Marking her thirtieth British Vogue cover, supermodel Kate Moss takes over the September issue of Vogue UK in a mix of rock and roll flair and classic elegance. Lensed by Patrick Demarchelier, Kate shines in The Moss Factor with free-spirited looks styled by Kate Phelan.
Showcasing the best of new and emerging U.S. fashion talent as selected by stylist Keegan Singh, photographer and filmmaker Barnaby Roper offers fashion editorial with a difference - rather than flicking a page, you click a button to select from two-dozen clips of Eniko and ten exclusive soundtracks to hand-craft your very own fashion film edit(orial). Visit them now to experience!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Vanity Fair released it's 71st annual best dressed list! In their words: "There’s an eclectic feel to this year’s ranking of the style elite. But, as always, the list is about individual taste, not fashion trends, so from Samantha Cameron to Alec Baldwin to Lady Gaga, only one real through line emerges: their exquisite self-expression." See who made it!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Emily Blunt covers the September issue of British Elle and talks about going off the diet she was on to play a ballerina in her new movie with Matt Damon, The Adjustment Bureau. "Last night I had steamed pork buns that made me want to weep,” she said. “I feel like I’m just emerging from a food coma." Also: "I’m not on cleanses or doing Pilates every day! Not to stereotype Hollywood girls, but … " And she doesn't like Photoshop: "I don’t like it when they stretch you out and make you all long and skinny. It makes you look like a Barbie. Who the hell looks like that?" We *heart* Emily!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
It was the front cover of every NY paper today. In what some are calling the closest thing to an American royal affair (since the Kennedy days, of course), Chelsea Clinton married her longtime beau Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY, in a star-studded ceremony. Chelsea Clinton wore an Vera Wang wedding dress to exchange vows in the interfaith ceremony before a reported 400-500 guests. For the reception, she changed into a Vera Wang silk tulle Grecian gown with a crisscross back and a narrow black grosgrain belt., while her bridesmaids donned Vera Wang lavender chiffon strapless bias cut gowns with a side drape and contrasting plum bows. Mazel Tov!