Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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Lindsay Lohan just can't catch a break these days. Her career seems over and her one glimmer of hope as Artistic Advisor to fashion house Ungaro seems to be coming to a screeching halt. With the dismal (to put it mildly) reviews from Ungaro's Spring 2010 show at Paris Fashion Week in October, it wasn't a surprise when Emanual Ungaro the line's founder followed suit with some very unflattering commentary reportedly saying, "Lindsay Lohan's collaboration was a disaster."

Having left the house in 2005, he is completely appaulled with the direction Ungaro has gone and the people they have chosen to represent it. "I am furious but I can't do anything about it" says Ungaro regretibly.

"That happens to a lot of designers. We were the creators and patrons, responsible for the creation and destiny of our houses. But when we gave up our houses, we gave up our souls."

Where does our favorite disaster go from here?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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So it's time for a match up fragrance edition, Who's hotter Kate Moss for YSL Parisienne or Scarlett Johanson for D&G Rose The One?

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Read more at British Vogue

Read more at The Advocate

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The only designers we've been hearing about lately are Thakoon and Toledo (thank you Mrs. First Lady), enter Prabal Gunrung. Ex-Bill Blass Design Director, Gunrung made his New York Fashion week debut in February and is now spotted on the hottest of celebs with style cred.

With the hype surrounded around the unveiling of December covers of O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah herself fitted into one of his creations he is sure to launch into a household name.

Here are a few celebs in his delicious frocks...

[r-l: Thandi Newton, 2012 PremiereLeighton Meester, 2009 Library Lions Benfit;
Demi Moore, GQ Gentleman's ball/images via]

Watch out Thakoon and Toledo, your 15 minutes might be up!

Monday, November 9, 2009

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Rihanna definitly made a statement at Glamour Magazine's 2009 Women of the Year awards in Stephane Rolland Couture from the fashion house's Fall 2009 show.

I want to support RiRi, love the drama, love the color, love the shape, love the insanely inventive pleating but this is soo not working for me. She is the only diva who can even come close to pulling this off but she is soo not. RiRi's infamous bod is completely devoured in that fabric in the most unflattering sort of way. This is a leave it on the runway moment if there ever was one.

What do you think?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

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British fashion editors want to do their part to help the economy by launching a magazine? Seems a bit crazy with the closing of more than a few publications in the past year but lets get this one straight it's not a magazine, it's a book.

Editor in Cheif , Becky Smith [Creative Director & founder of Lula], Features Editor, Aimee Farrel [Vogue U.K.], and Art Director, Francesca Gavin [Dazed & Confused and British Elle] have a grasp of what today's magazine consumer is looking for in a publication. In the vain of Lula, Wanchor & Sketchbook, they hope this biannually produced, Twin Magazine, will have a sense of permanence. Farrel said to Vogue magazine "with the instant communication of blogs and the Web, [Twin Magazine] feels a little more simple, considered, and less throwaway. It’s an object to keep and covet.”

Featuring fashion's elite, Twin's first issue includes Todd Selby's take on his own home, model Freja Beha Erichson delivers her darkside in leather, Carol Ann Duffy, the first female poet laureate, curates a poetry portfolio and an article by my fav Parisian street stylist, Garance Dore.

It's just a bit yum wouldn't you say. Launch party photos to come...

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+ J.Crew Thanks Savior & Creative Director Jenna Lyons with $1 million one time bonus. Jenna, don't cash that check too soon there are terms to this gift. If she leaves before October 27, 2011 she must return the entire bonus and before October 27, 2012 she must return half of it. I guess Jenna isn't the only clever employee at J.Crew. Read more at the

+ Olivia, Say it Isn't So! Gawker would like us to believe that our fav castmate of The City and all around Upper East Side fabulosity it a resident of Dumbo. Gawker, I call your bluff, prove it! Read more at Gawker.

Friday, November 6, 2009

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MKA made an unexpected appearance last Wednesday at Isaac Mizrahi's QVC launch in New York City. Rarely are our favorite "actresses" and more importantly fabulous designers & fashionistas, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen, spotted together in public anymore (or spending the evening sipping Vueve).

Thank you KH! xoxo

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Have you seen the commercial for YSL's new fragrance, Parisienne?
Not to be missed, watch Kate Moss in action...

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[Client: CK Beauty, Photographed by David Sims]

Watch out girls! It model of the moment, Lara Stone, held her coming out party only a few months ago (August 09 W Magazine Cover Girl) and is taking all of your pages.

Noted as the alterna model, using her more womanly figure, adorable gap between her two front teeth and the "X rated lips" as her amo, she has since landed covers of French Vogue and Numero in September and the upcoming Britsh Vogue December issue. Although seemingly launched from nowhere this model has been working steadily in European and Asian markets since she signed with Elite in 1999. Working with some of fashion's photography notables, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin , Steven Meisel, Paolo Riversi and more...check out some of her past, present and upcoming work here.

[Client: Vogue Italia November 2009, Photographed by Paolo Roversi]

[Client: Interview September 2008, Photographed by Anne Bauer]

[Client: Vogue Paris February 2009, Photographed by Nan Goldin]

[Client: Vogue Paris September 2009, Photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot]

she's good, she's really good!