Falling in nostalgic Autumn – Marylin story with Vogue US

16 Sep

Michelle Williams in cover of  the Vogue US October issue, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

In her interview with Vogue, Michelle talks about how she went to great lengths to transform into the curvy Monroe, including working with a choreographer to capture Monroe’s walk to weight gain, which she says didn’t work out so well:

“Unfortunately, it went right to my face.  So at some point it became a question of, Do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe’s or my hips?”

On using foam padding to complete the look: “It felt like being reborn. It felt like breaking my body and remaking it in her image, learning how she walked and talked and held her head. None of that existed in my physical memory, and I knew I needed as much time as possible to make it part of me.”

On how the role couldn’t have arrived at a better time: “I feel like something has changed for me…Maybe it has something to do with turning 30. I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me…It’s like I’ve found my voice.”

On playing the legenday icon: “As soon as I finished the script.  I knew that I wanted to do it.  I wish that I could play her for the rest of my life.

The October issue of Vogue Magazine hits stands September 20.

Where did she go?

22 Aug

Carine Roitfeld, the former French Vogue editor, recently went back to the fashion spotlight styling for Barneys new campaign, surrounded by her daughter and son among a great model casting, photographed by her friend Mario Sorenti… She’s back.





Calvin Klein Drops The F Bomb on Soho billboard

1 Aug

You didn’t see?

Some eagle-eyed, right-thinking patriots in lower Manhattan have blown the lid off a subliminal advertising scandal. The offender is this Calvin Klein billboard at East Houston and Lafeyette, which sneakily spells out the word FUCK, if you look closely enough. The C and K are featured in the brand’s logo, but you have to hunt a bit for the F and U. The table in the background forms the F. The bikini bottoms of the scantily clad heroin-chic model suggest the letter U…

But it’s all good. We’ll give the brand points for consistency. Because when you think about it, the brand really hasn’t changed its course much at all since it taunted us teasingly with the 15 year old Brooke Shields back in the day.



24 Jul

Sad loss of such a unique talent that in many ways transcended music, fashion, and culture May you finally rest in peace.


Amy Winehouse remembered, Vogue UK

Summer rocks!

19 Jul

Ever felt douchy wearing a flower dress in July? A tick in the box for me, the first of many…

Sincerely, I deeply admire weather chameleons. As long as I am concerned, when it’s summer (in the calendar) but actually feels like “rainy sunday” every day of the week, my fashion instinct just loses it.

I can’t help it, thick waterproof fabrics, anti-slip boots and scratchy sweaters are unthinkable parts of my summer plans!

Result : I end up wearing a dozen of layers (pretty much half of my summer closet) in a dubious combination of colors and shapes, hoping the sun will come out any minute and let me breathe!!

And, let’s face it, a guy called Murphy will probably make it happen the day I will undo my winter boxes and let wool and velvet back in my drawers.

In the meantime, to see the bright side of the neverending rain and drop in temperature, at least we skip feeling guilty for the pre-summer diet we totally screwed up (again), we don’t get pervy looks and talks everytime we step out, and we might even avoid the typical summer flings that are usually the consequences of fair-weather euphoria, alcohol in the sun and not wearing much clothes from the beginning – leading us to anything but good surprise and raise of self-esteem.

So thumbs up! to the fashonistas who adjust to any possible circumstances and situations and for the rest (incl. me) let it rain and flood our fashion identity.

Anyway what happens in the summer, stays…

Photo : ELLE Italia April 2011 Rain Girl – Elyse Saunders by David Burton

Cover Girl: Kate Moss For Vogue UK August Issue

12 Jul

Supermodel Kate Moss graces the covers the August issue of Vogue UK photographed by Mario Testino (the same who photographed her wedding).

Wearing a peach sequin and embroidered dress by Miu Miu, Moss looks every inch her supermodel self in her very Forties-esque shoot with a soft curled up ‘do and ruby red lips. Inside the mag she dons vintage-inspired pieces from Moschino, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

On the cover, I like the contrast between her pale skin, and the strong red lip color which balances the lower intensity of her outfit and the title font… Enjoy!

Femme Fatale’s Secret Weapon

27 Jun

The Dutch jewelry designer Ted Noten has made a group of handgun-shaped compacts as part of a series he calls “Seven Necessities” which made its debut at Gallery Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam and was recently shown at Art Basel by the Ornamemtum Gallery of Hudson, N.Y.

Each faux firearm is devoted to a different cosmetic giant, Dior and Chanel among them, and includes a lip gloss in the muzzle, various pills (including Viagra) in the loading chamber, 100 grams of certified silver bullion in the Dior gun clip (50 grams of 24-karat gold in the Chanel), a toothpick and, in some models, a hairpin and a small vial of perfume. The guns also conceal a 4GB thumb drive for snapshots, personal data and corporate secrets…

Needless to say, if planning to encounter any situation in which one’s belongings might be scanned, like air travel, jury duty or hip-hop discos, the provocative object is best left at home…

The owner is also advised to exercise caution around female impersonators, lest her weapon be wrested away and used against her…

The white Dior gun will set a girl back 8,000 euros, or about $11,500. The black Chanel gun, however, costs over $17,000.


Paris Men Fashion Week Spring 12

26 Jun

Walter Van Beirendonck

Behind the scene, by Kevin Tachman and Sonny Vandevelde


Walter Van Beirendonck

Dior Homme

Dries Van Noten



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Viktor & Rolf

Kris Van Assche

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Lady Gaga Covers V Magazine Summer 2011 – Asian Issue

23 Jun

Lady Gaga, the new columnist of  V covers V magazine Summer 2011 issue, is dressed in normal Mugler bodysuit wearing just a pair of stockings… Shot by Inez & Vinoodh

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Black Boots Dye-Hard

21 Jun

Here, KTZ kicks it rococo style with these gorgeously ornate spring wedges! featuring all-over cording, an open-toe, and side cut-outs, this pair answers your summer, showstopping-shoe prayers!

Dare It

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And a very special, highly anticipated three-way collaboration fueled by 90s nostalgia, love, and punk, the chloë for opening ceremony x nana shoes  collection resurrects beloved men’s and women’s styles from the historic la brand’s archives. chloë’s love affair with the nana combat boot began early (and was iconically captured on the pages of cult teen mag, sassy),…

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