Friday, January 29, 2010


No need to find a radioactive spider for those powers you have been longing for, this fall we can all be superheroes. After flipping through all the pre-fall collections I think I may have discovered a more fashionable, yet still comfortable alternative to that Snuggie you have been secretly wanting to order. You may now tell all the kids who laughed at you on the playground for wearing your superman cape everyday that you were just ahead of your time.
Yves Saint Laurent
Stella McCartney

images courtesy, Celine, Chloe, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Lanvin and Stella McCartney

Monday, January 25, 2010


As my local magazine store owner knows all to well, I have been not-so-patiently waiting for the newest V Magazine to arrive. The new issue is titled, "The Size Issue" and pays tribute to bodies of all sizes from the mini Dakota Fanning to Push's curvy star Gabourey Sidibe. It also features multiple stories on Marthe Lagache, Dianne Brill, and bodybuilder Lisa Lyon most all of which rose to fame in the 80's, a time when curves were actually encouraged.
My favorite part of the size issue was a spread photographed by Terry Richardson called "One Size Fits All". It features Jacquelyn Jablonski and the voluptuous Cyrstal Renn modeling the same outfits in the similar poses, vividly showing that the latest fashions can look just as good, if not better on a real woman than a size 0.
And so while I am quite aware that this issue has been run to the ground, I figured why not stomp on it one more time. What I don't understand is that ever since the rise of Kate Moss' "heroine chic" everyone talks about how dangerously skinny today's models are; but instead of returning to the fit, yet slender figures of late 80/90's supermodels the issue has seems to have gotten worse, hiring 14 years old girls and then telling them they are too fat for the runway. Designers have said that they prefer size 0 models because the clothes look like they are on a hanger when wore by them, but aren't clothes supposed to accentuate the female form?
While it will certainly take a lot to increase the numbers on the model scale, with enough persuasion having boobs and an ass might one day be a considered good thing again. However until then enjoy these pictures of the lovely Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Lara Stone and my favorite spread from V's newest issue.

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Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hello Miss Abbey Lee. This Australian beach bum is possibly my favorite model at the moment. I don't know about you all, but I am always quite shocked to find that models are real people, and not just these tall, beautiful foreign creatures. I think the idea is so perplex to me because they portray all these personalities on the runway, in magazines, on billboards, that I see them as so many different people, my brain cannot keep up. But I am in love with Abbey because even though she has posed for everything from Victoria Secret's Pink line to an edgy editorial for i-D, I somehow can still get an idea of who she is as a person. I also really like her personal style because it says a lot about her, which is really what fashion is all about, portraying bits of your personality through your clothes. Anyways enough of my absurd late night thoughts. I seem to have turned into an insomniac and so have apparently lost my mind a little bit. So in case you haven't completely skipped over my verbal craziness already, here are some of my favorite shots of the lovely Abbey Lee Kershaw.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Between Alexander Wang's blacked out collection to Proenza Schouler's Ivy League chic look I am in pre-fall bliss, and so have decided it would be best to for everyone to skip summer and just move directly to fall. I believe in this season skip so strongly that I have made a list as to why it would be best.
Reason 1: With my sudden objection to all things pants, fall's "who need pants, just wear tights under anything look" works out perfectly for my wardrobe.
Reason 2: I can save everyone from bikini diet stress. You can eat as many cookies as you'd like and even save one for later, just stick it in the pocket of your new Pringle of Scotland coat. (Although this is not something I would advise as crumbs in pockets do not make for happy cleaning, plus why would you ever put a COOKIE in your Pringle of Scotland jacket, come on now.)
Reason 3: By going from May straight to September, December will come three months sooner, and jolly old St. Nick will be dropping off Thakoon's new drop-crotch pant (that is quite a funny term) before you even know it.
So I feel like I have presented a valid case, and will have to schedule a meeting with Mother Nature sometime soon to figure out the details. Maybe I will try to bribe her with some Tory Burch rain booties...
Alexander Wang

Pringle of Scotland


From Left: Celine, Tory Burch, Missoni, Proenza Schouler, Proenza Schouler
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Monday, January 11, 2010


I was flipping through some past seasons of Chloe shows and saw a picture of creative director Hannah MacGibbon at her Fall 2009 show. I cannot say I have ever seen sweats look quite as classy.
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Saturday, January 9, 2010


It appears that Allison Schulnik has been unharmed by our downward spiraling country filled with frantic business men and empty store fronts, and instead has decided to create a place that is entirely her own. Filled with little green men, crazy eyed clowns and clay eating spaceships, this is somewhere I am looking into visiting. I discovered Schulnik a few days ago when I watched the latest video from one of my favorite bands, Grizzly Bear, which she directed. The whole video is stop motion animated, loaded with blasts of color and completely creepy. However even with a weird factor of about a 9.5 it was incredibly captivating. I watched the whole thing in awe. After a brief google search I found she is a graduate of Cal Arts located in my not so exciting hometown of Valencia, CA; and while she does have a number of short films under her belt, she is also experienced in multiple forms of media that are just as inspiring. So if you happen to be cruising through Overland Park, Kansas make a point to stop by the Nerman Museum of Contemarary Art where her work will be on display until March. However if a road trip to Dorthy's hometown is not on your to do list this month, here is a taste of Allison Schulnik for all you homebodies.

Schulnik at her studio

Grizzly Bear Official video- Ready, Able

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