Thursday, 27 May 2010

Your daily read 27 May

Hot links I've liked in the last few days:

Sarah from Colette, the world's self-consciously trendiest store, shares her thoughts on Nowness:

This is a funny piece with important things to say: why Isabel Marant is too expensive, care of The Critical Shopper:

Rodarte - who have collaborated with Colette, incidentally - are publishing a coffee table book (via Hint magazine):

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Jennifer Aniston bikini

Via Beautiful Girls

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A virtual minute with... Miss Likey

An occasional series of interviews with people from the online fashion community.

You are a fashion blogger because...
I remember it was my last year in journalism college, and after a few futile attempts at writers’ competitions (including the one Vogue has) and refusing to write about things that I personally dislike, I decided to write a blog. It meant I could keep my freedom. I don’t know how you felt when starting The Last Miaow, but with Misslikey I felt like it was my baby. And I was timid in the beginning - when writing for someone you have an editor, but here every reader is an editor in some kind of way; they decide what is good or not.

How long have you been blogging for?
From September 2008. Is it already 2010?

What are your favourite shops (online and on the street)?
Since blogging, I've become a little walking online shopping guide. I think my favourite shops are the ones that carry Karen Walker and Rachel Comey - I am utterly obsessed with both. As far as labels go, I adore Talula, Lyell and NZ ones Ruby and Stolen Girlfriends Club. From the high street, I am still a Topshop fan. My usual online shopping addresses are Opening Ceremony, Pixie Market, Nasty Gal and The Outnet.

Favourite websites / blogs for fashion news, inspiration etc?
Except The Last Miaow (I always pick up some useful inspiration), I read news daily from, WWD,, The Cut, Refinery29,, Vogue Australia online. Also I love Stylepress, and Fashion Gone Rogue. For celebrity bloggers, I love Yvan Rodic (Facehunter), Julia Frakes(Julia Lapin) and Diane Pernet (

What's the most successful thing you've posted?
Hmmm, posts regarding red carpet events usually get the most hits, but I don’t do them that often (which doesn't say much for my business skills). Posts I consider successful are usually about quite anonymous people (designers or figures involved in fashion in some kind of way), when I interview them then write the story. I love when I feel that pure passion not damaged by profit; those individuals inspire me the most. Also, writing posts about a designer and then getting a thank you note from him or her - that gives me a feeling of solidarity, especially for a not-so-experienced writer like me.

Any fashion blogging tips?
Be yourself. Having a blog on your own is amazing, because you know you have freedom. Freedom means expression. And expression is art.

What's the future for fashion and the internet?
The internet will have more and more impact on the fashion business, as the online fashion community continues to grow. In this Zeitgeist everyone’s a critic, everyone can comment, everyone can have their five minutes. We've already witnessed some of the great things that can happen (take for example Alexander Wang: he is not just globally popular because of US Vogue and the CFDA - bloggers are the ones that helped him a lot). In this new age of online fashion, the industry is forced to be more ethical, more democratic and more available. And I am happy about that.

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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Madonna Interview magazine

Madonna's featured in the latest issue of Interview, looking like a throwback to her '80s self.

See all the images here

Isabel Lucas winsome chic

See more images on Just Jared

Monday, 24 May 2010

Andre Leon Talley + Tyra pay homage to Alexander McQueen

I've only just come across Tyra Banks' website, and as a recent convert to ANTM, I have to say I love, love, love this shoot she posed for with Andre Leon Talley as a tribute to Alexander McQueen. I think it's the best homage to the late designer (and there have been A LOT) that I've seen. See the rest of the shoot on

Kirsten Dunst swings Chanel

I see this picture, and I just think, Kirsten IS the Miu Miu girl. This pic is part of a post on Just Jared, about Dunst wearing a bikini. You can see it here.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Your daily read 230510

Hot links! Things I've learned and loved from around The Web this week.

Kate Moss' video and pictures for her latest Topshop campaign, shot by Nick Knight:

Nineties supe Bridget Hall channels a sexy macho look:

Maria Cornejo's swimwear collection:

Anna della Russo owns 4,000 pairs of shoes, and plenty more besides:

Grace Coddington's Vogue covers - modelling, not styling, that is (courtesy of Styleite - see pic above):

Saturday, 22 May 2010

It's a Marisa Berenson-Gisele sandwich!

Alana Zimmer looks like a cross between Marisa Berenson and Gisele Bundchen in these pics for Flare magazine.

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Then I see the look in your eye

Sienna Miller reads The Independent! At least they've got one reader... joking.
Via Just Jared

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Friday, 21 May 2010

A virtual minute with... Daria Werbowy Gallery

An occasional series of interviews with people from the online fashion community.

Daria Werbowy Gallery, authored by Missouri-based student Megan McGeorge, is a library of all things Daria Werbowy.  

Why did you start a blog about Daria?
I have been a huge fan of Daria for a few years now and originally made the blog for my own personal use. I'd been collecting her ads, covers, and editorials and wanted a digital way of knowing what I had and what I still needed to get to complete my collection. It was also just an easy way to put all of Daria's work in one place considering there wasn't one anywhere online (hence the name Daria Werbowy Gallery). I feel like I am pretty knowledgeable about Daria,and after a while I just figured I should share all of my Daria information to the rest of her fans. I have been blogging ever since.

Where are you based, and what do you do apart from blog?
I live in St. Louis, Missouri. Apart from blogging, I just finished my junior year in college and am majoring in Criminology. I have an office job during the day as well. You can usually find me hanging out with my boyfriend, best friend, or sister when I am not busy.

Where are your favorite shopping destinations - on the street and online?
When I go shopping I usually just head to my local mall and hit stores such as H&M and Forever 21. I wish I could name some cool vintage/boho shops, but I haven't really found any in St. Louis that I could say I shop at. I never shop online for clothes, I'm always afraid I won't get the right size or it just won't like right. The only clothing-related thing I have bought online was a few swimsuits from Victoria's Secret.
If you are ever in the St. Louis area, you must visit St. Louis Bread Company (also called Panera Bread in other areas). It's a very nice place to hangout and enjoy some great food.

Favorite fashion websites?
I'am always on The Fashion Spot, browsing model and magazine threads. I also like checking out Fashion Gone Rogue for any new editorials that I have missed.

Got any blogging tips?
I try to blog right when I hear new news. I like being able to say I was one of the first to post on something, you know? Many of your followers look towards you to bring them news when it happens, and when you post on something that happened a few days ago it doesn't seem to have the same effect. This doesn't pertain to many bloggers considering many blog about themselves and their own style, but when you blog about a specific person, you should be very quick in blogging. I also try to be very personable, seeing as how I am a fan of Daria's just like all of my readers. If I sound too professional or give off the vibe that I am just posting to get the news across, I don't think I would have as many followers. I am usually very excited in my posts, because after all, I am just another fan.

What's the future for fashion and the internet?
More and more people are turning towards making their own blogs to showcase their talents/styles, which is great. People get to do what they love even if they aren't professionals. I just hope we don't eventually turn to only having digital magazines or fashion shows. We need the real deal!

Daria Werbowy with her number 1 fan, blogger Megan McGeorge

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Fashion at Cannes

Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp

Rachel Bilson

Margherita Missoni

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

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Kate Moss covers Paris Vogue

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Eye on Berlin

Oona Galerie

Just back from my trip to Berlin, where I attended the opening party for Soho House. While I unfortunately don't have any pictures (house rules prevent any photographs, but let me tell you it's pretty nice - close in style to Shoreditch House, but bigger) I did take a few sneaky shots from the roof, from where the view is spectacular.

Two views from the roof of Soho House Berlin
There is a large hanging picture of a shark, graffiti-style, in the lobby by Damien Hirst, which he did with a spray can of black ink (it's all about the graffiti in east Berlin; it covers surfaces everywhere).

Cards for, from top, Konk, Oona Galerie and Do You Read Me?!
As well as catching up with my friend Kevin Braddock, the editor of the brilliant Manzine, I managed to check out a few shops on Augustraβe, including Do You Read Me?!, an old-fashioned magazine shop selling every obscure fashion and art title you could hope to see; Oona Gallerie, which was showcasing some eyecatching jewellery, and Konk, which stocks some interesting clothing and accessory brands like Hoyem.

Oona Galerie

Fashion boutique Konk

May gladness

Devon Aoki

Michelle Williams

Kate Winslet on the set of Mildred Pierce

Chanel cruise 2010

Kate Bosworth

Chanel cruise 2010

Samantha Traina