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Saturday, May 31, 2008
usa - am i weird? i don't find jolie stunning, inspiring, entertaining or any other adoring adjective. i don't think ill of her either. but i will forever give her the side eye over how she and brad got together. forever. in any case, here she is gracing the latest issue of v.f. do you love or loathe?
Friday, May 30, 2008
worldwide - so at first i thought i was blogging for a hobby, but it looks like i do this for a living! i just did a piece for paper online about an art exhibit for wolfgang tillmans AND a piece for aol styledash (my latest client!) on another art exhibit at the dazed& confused art gallery in london. check it out! paper story! aol story (k, link to this is coming asap). (east end it girl & designer cassette playa strikes a pose!)
los angeles - 125 north robertson boulevard in los angeles is now home to chanel's new cutting edge concept store. the boutique will sell a tightly edited and constantly changing selection of merchandise and is said to be inspired by robertson boulevard's "airy" and "irreverent" feel. (thanks to frillr.com for pics!)
worldwide - you know what? models are doing it for themselves these days aren't they? from t.v shows (tyra and heidi) to clothing lines (milla jovovich) to books (sophie dahl) they are playing no games in their paper chase. as my girl india of glam.com would say, "get your money gurl!" now lets add daria werbowy to the list. the blond beauty has just debuted a new makeup collection called "brazillian earth colors" for lancome. it is currently on sale and can be found at sephora stores. i am giving the name the side eye - no ring to it - but loving the business AND charity hustle. proceeds from the sale go towards an education charity in rio de janeiro. congrats!
worldwide - so her name is behati prinsloo. she's 19. she's also doing quiet well for herself already having landed magazine covers and runway gigs. and now, she is surely about to earn a truckload of cash as the new face for victoria's secret pink line. according to gossip site www.pagesix.com, victoria's secret is prepping her to be the new gisele bunchden.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
worldwide - check out ms. t on the cover of the new york times fashion magazine. the styling and references in the pic and title are brilliant....what do you think?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I KNOW I LOOK ROUGH BUT....LOOK PAST THAT AND GET INTO THE STORY: CHEAP V EXPENSIVE, TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY
worldwide - blaynistas! please don't judge me for this one! i took this video at 8 am in the morning as pure experiment. i have been struggling FOHEVAH to learn how to post video blogs, and i didn't think today or that post was going to be the one that made it online. that said though it is what it is. i do it all for the sake of a good fash story. hope you appreciate it. xx, zb
new york - i gotta say: i like his look. his name is michael macko and starting june 9th he will be the official - and the first - fashion director of details magazine. he will be attending the mens shows in paris and milan for the magazine. previously, he was vice-president of fashion, public relations for saks fifth avenue. i have GOT to imagine that this is a huuge paycut as magazines pay next to nothing ( i should know!) but all that means is that he's doing it for the love of it and not for the cash. sweet. welcome michael. should you ever need a writer , you know where to find z!
new york - well the sex in the city premier and after part was clearly jumping! blogs are buzzing with all kinds of photos. but this my dear readers is all i really care about: ana wintour, editor of vogue, with her boo, her baby, her beau, her man: shelby bryan. LOVE IT!!!! i've never seen the guy before. he's quiet handsome isn't he? and i gotta say, they make a very dashing pair. thanks to fashionologie.com for image.
los angeles - i just spoted this in womens wear daily and it's extremely sad. two designers for seven7jeans (assuming it has no connection to the uber-trendy seven line of denims) were killed may 16th in a car accident. the duo were walking outside the company's headquarters in vernon, california when they were hit head on by a speeding car. miguel rocha died instantly and lisa santee later on in the hospital. they were both 25. i don't know them, but i am their age and i am in the same industry - albeit on a different side of the spectrum. my heart goes out to them/their family. to the left is an image of a pair of seven7jeans. thanks to amazon.com for the pic.
worldwide - so of course those are the beautiful boys behind proenza schouler. loving that brand more and more. they have been going from strength to strength and as you know valentino (corporate) recently bought 45% stake in the company. now there's another major name in the fray: giuseppe zanotti. the shoe designer has signed a licensing deal with the boys in their effort to branch out into shoes and accessories. expect to see their full collection of shoes this fall during the spring '09 collection. should be saucy, sexy stuff. thanks to fashionista.com for the lovely pic.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
england - this has GOT to be the cutest news ever. so italian designer, roberto cavalli is all set to moonlight as a lecturer at britain's prestigious oxford university. he follows in the foot steps of anna wintour, tom ford and bill clinton - all of whom have been invited by the school's oxford union society to speak with students in previous years. this will be cavalli's first time speaking at the school. this should be rich. speaking of rich, and cute - check out the photo of cavalli's son above. is he or is he NOT hot!!!! i am in love. but is he straight?
london - as you may/may not have read model of the moment agyness deyn has been dropped by burberry for their upcoming fall campaign. i read a catty quote from burberry's go-to campaign photog: mario testino who claimed it was because deyn was "overexposed." he's since backpedaled from that comment saying: " Agyness' fame and exposure are not a problem for me. I don't think like that . . . As for Burberry, it was just a case of wanting a different concept for their forthcoming season. I love Agyness." hmmmm sounds like the p.r. department got to him. either way though.....i am sort of glad. i for one do think she's overexposed. she is a great model and has a great look and if she's really to be around for the long haul (ala the kate's and naomi's of the world) i'd love to see how she bounces back from this.
worldwide - just meditate on this quote from saint marc: "Everybody who says they do everything themselves is just exaggerating. Doing things by yourself is well, it's masturbation. It's not nearly as exciting as doing it with somebody else!" i just saw this on fashionologie.com. but i digress....the news here is that for fall ad campaign's jacob's is going to use real models instead of the celebrities he's been partial to so far. some agent has a huge pay day coming....
worldwide - i am no fan of amy winehouse' addict chic and so i am no fan of these ads which draw inspiration from it. am i the only one wondering why chanel -specifically kaiser karl - did not take a more original and less derivative inspiration for this ad campaign? for all this, they shoulda just gotten winehouse out of her stupor and shot her for these ads.