Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Prada cruise 2011

Your daily read:

Apple's no-nipples policy means fashion mags are censoring their iPad editions :
(Via Shiny Shiny + 125Mag)  http://bit.ly/a5DKi4, and means they can't print gorgeous pictures like these of Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy.

The AW10/11 season ads are breaking, like this one from Lanvin, featuring Anja Rubik, Mariacarla Boscono and Magdalena F (Via Fashion Copious): http://bit.ly/cRHlpf

Festival fashion is all about the shorts, as these pics of Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Alexa Chung et all illustrate (Via Mama's a Rolling Stone ): http://bit.ly/952LdV

And finally, check out the brilliant artwork by fashion blogger Hardisme: http://hardisme.blogspot.com/search/label/artwork

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Monday, 28 June 2010

Kate Moss at Glastonbury

Kate Moss with Jamie Hince at Glastonbury 2010 - touting one of her Longchamp handbag designs.

Lara Stone + Daria Werbowy naked

So Apple has a "no nipples" policy (via Shiny Shiny http://bit.ly/cmlk3p). Which is a shame when it comes to magazine apps, as it means they can't feature beautiful stunning images like these (via The Daria Files http://bit.ly/auaQ7), taken from a shoot for Industrie Magazine, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier and featuring Lara Stone and Daria Werbowy, the two biggest supers in the world right now. Naked. Nipples galore.

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Friday, 25 June 2010

Your daily read 25 June 2010

I so want one of these Rodarte/Breathless tees from Colette http://bit.ly/9yy3ia
(Via RDuJour)

Seen any of  the autumn/winter 2010 advertising campaigns yet? Fashionista has lined a few of them for ya: http://bit.ly/9cLvJ8

It had to happen: with the resurgance of '90s style, comes the return of same era models. Remember Kirsty Hume? http://bit.ly/abrtVS (Via US Vogue)

Department of lust: Jon Hamm in the promo poster for Mad Men series 4: http://goo.gl/fb/uRFs (Via JustJared)

What are your thoughts on the newly launched @032c website? Does it live up to the magazine? http://www.032c.com/

For all us US Vogue obsessives (currently mourning the iminment departure of Sally Singer for T mag), here's a Q&A with contributing ed Kathryn Neale Schaffer, via Exclusively Fashion Magazine http://bit.ly/9o4a6p

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Gorgeous evocative fashion shoot

I think this is a really gorge editorial. It's from the July 2010 issue of US Elle magazine. Look and love.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

A virtual minute with... The Beautiful and Glammed

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

Megan McCluskie

The Beautiful and Glammed (TBAG) is written by Susannah Edwards and Megan McCluskie, both based in London.

You are bloggers because...
Earning our stripes as fashion interns we decided to do a little something for ourselves. It’s fun and silly and given that we love so many blogs it felt right to join in the fun! It’s an amazing way to get involved in the fashion community and we love the immediacy of it all, you can get immediate feedback and take inspiration from so many fashion writers and all the cool cats that style themselves the world over. We’ve been really lucky and given that we do so many shopping edits it never feels like work – though our banks mightn’t agree.

What are your favourite shopping destinations / hangouts - on the street and online?
Selfridges, Liberty and gold old Toppers have all you need in London (and in the virtual world). Pixie Market, Colette and Oxygen (*see below) are great online boutiques too. A Sunday afternoon shopping around Spitalfields and Brick Lane is heavenly or along Columbia Road [that's East London - TLM].

What are your favourite fashion websites and blogs?
It’s a bit limiting to choose just a few, but we adore community.livejournal.com/fashin, fashionsquad.com, whowhatwear.com, elleuk.com, bargainistafashionista.com, nymag.com/daily/fashion/, refinery29.com/

Susannah Edwards

Got any blogging tips?
As with most things, you get back what you put in. Get involved with other blogs and keep posts frequent so people come back for more. And most importantly, enjoy!

What's the future for fashion and the internet?
The relationship between fashion and the internet will surely grow and certainly commercial magazines now have to work on their internet communication as the internet is definitely a better place for commerce and immediate information. I think fashion on the internet still lacks a certain creativity (though SHOWStudio definitely challenges this!) Certainly, the internet is the place for the more commercial side of fashion but I can’t see us ever wanting look at fashion shoots on our screens. Amazing magazines like Muse, Self Service, Purple and what-not couldn’t be replaced by fashion sites as they could never capture that true creativity.

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Friday, 18 June 2010

Carla Bruni's iconic shot

Does anyone remember this shot of Carla Bruni by Helmut Newton (how could anyone who's seen it, not, come to think of it), which ran in Vanity Fair back in the day? It's a classic. And speaking of Carla Bruni, did you see her in the Christy Turlington documentary, Catwalk, I posted a while back? It's 1992, and Christy, Naomi and others are all partying at Carla's in Paris. Worth a check-out.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Your daily must-read 15 June 2010

As this video shows, Supermodel Karen Mulder is bonkers - in a good way http://bit.ly/dBXnqP

Unlike Cathy Horyn, who clearly found it a bit dull, The Washington Post's Robin Givhan had positive things to say about the CFDA awards, saying the fashion industry has "come to terms, at least a little bit, with its cultural responsibilities." It's nice to see someone bigging up Michael Kors - he seems to elude praise a lot of the time on account of not being trendy. http://bit.ly/aLmhGB

And it's not all about Lara Stone's model wedding: here's a pic of Coco Rocha, looking delicious in her marital gown http://bit.ly/aG8tlR

Finally, a picture of Lindsey Wixson, who is currently the arresting face, body and soul of Miu Miu (care of Fashion Copious):

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Best-dressed 15 June 2010

Dree Hemingway

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Fashion shrine: ode to Sally Singer

So Sally Singer is on the fashion media radar right now following this week's announcment she is to leave American Vogue, where she is Fashion News and Features Director, to edit T magazine at The New York Times. Singer has lots of smart things to say about fashion and the industry as a whole.

For an exhaustive look at Sally Singer's life and career, check out this video interview for The Commonwealth Club. In it, she discusses her boss, Anna Wintour, what she thinks about fashion and The Web, and the importance of ethical shopping. http://bit.ly/99qLaw

Sally Singer's apartment, in The Chelsea Hotel, was photographed for The Selby:

And the announcement of her new job in The New York Times http://nyti.ms/aKYd0c

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Celeb diversion of the day 12 June 2010

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Your daily must-read 9 May 2010

Sally Singer is leaving American Vogue to become editor of T magazine (the style magazine of The New York Times): http://nyti.ms/aKYd0c. This is a mixed blessing: although I'll miss her in Vogue (not that Mark Holgate and Eve MacSweeney, her replacements, won't do a brilliant job),T is absolutely my favourite fashion magazine. If only it wasn't so bloody difficult to get hold of in London.

Here's a diverting mini documentary about scouting for models in South Brazil, where Gisele was discovered http://nyti.ms/bfYUio; they really do seem to be genetically superior down there.

Following her CFDA awards win, Tonne Goodman talks to Paul Cavaco http://www.vogue.com/voguediaries/2010_June_Tonne_Goodman/
(Check out my coverage of the CFDA red carpet trends here.)

Of course you've all seen it a hundred times by now, but here's Lady Gaga bringing Steven Klein to the masses, as the director of her new single. Personally I'm not a fan of that photographer's aesthetic - people are going Gaga for it though, if Twitter is to be believed. http://bit.ly/bk2rIF

Have you seen this shoot of Kate Moss by Sam Taylor Wood? http://huff.to/aSq8AM

Image: Kate Moss photographed by Sam Taylor Wood

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

CFDA 2010

Dress at this year's CFDAs was divided into three categories (for the women, at least; Tom Browne, in his Just William shorts, was on a trip all his own): Avatar-esque pattern, gentle monochrome and iridesence. Here are my favourite picks from each. Which trend gets your vote?


Carmen Kass in Michael Kors

Lara Stone in Calvin Klein Collection

Stella Tennant

Victoria Traina

Dree Hemingway

Irina Lazareanu escorted by and wearing Phillip Lim

Vanessa Traina escorted by and wearing Joseph Altuzarra


Rachel Weisz escorted by and wearing Jason Wu

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

Jessica Biel in Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg

Bee Schaffer and Anna Wintour


Joan Smalls with and wearing Monique Pean

Michael Pitt and Jamie Bochert

Alexa Chung in Marc Jacobs

Liya Kebede wearing and flanked by Proenza Schouler

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Monday, 7 June 2010

Your daily must-read 7 May 2010

Check out David Lynch's Interview Project (thanks, Daily Candy): http://bit.ly/9J4iab

Ok, so it's just an ad for Piaget, but it's still fun to watch Sienna Miller talking about what makes someone stylish (with thanks to RDuJour): http://bit.ly/b0L6bH

Here's a droll look at fashion films (WWD): http://bit.ly/9oUDbN

Andre Leon Talley says check out Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno: http://bit.ly/d1OeMN