London Fashion Week has ended and we have seamlessly moved on to Milan. Below are my edits from a few shows, clearly ladylike, tailored coats and cozy sweaters have definitely solidified their standing in Fall fashion.
Pringle of Scotland
And with the Golden Globes behind us, Award Show Season is officially underway. I have always liked the Golden Globes because it mixes both television and movies which in my opinion makes for a less serious, fun environment. The Academy Awards are of course my favorite, but it often seems a bit tense and everyone takes themselves quite seriously. The Golden Globes are supposed to be a bit less dressy, and often more playful, but not to the extent of the Grammys.
Sunday night I was happily surprised by the clothes on the red carpet. There was experimentation and some very sleek and sophisticated gowns. There were only a handful of dresses that I really disliked, and a few lackluster ones, but other than that the show made me very excited to see what is planned for the Oscars!
My Absolute Favorites:
Michelle Williams in Valentino, channeling Twiggy.
Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein
Julianne Moore in Lanvin
Hailee Steinfeld in Prabal Gurung
Claire Danes in Calvin Klein
January Jones in Versace
Scarlett Johanson in Elie Saab
Nicole Kidman in Prada
Leighton Meester in Burberry
Julianna Marguiles in Vintage YSL
Jayma Mayes in Alberta Ferretti
Helena Bonham Carter in Vivienne Westwood
Anne Hathaway in Armani
Angelina Jolie in Versace
And the Bad:
Jennifer Love Hewitt in Romona Keveza
Julia Stiles in Romona Keveza
Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
Christina Aguilera in Zuhair Murad
Milla Jovovich in Armani
So I decided to jump on the whole World Cup bandwagon. I actually really like soccer (football, whatever) the players are highly attractive and are in amazing shape, and yes the sport is fast paced and fun to watch. I watched the World Cup in Germany four years ago for the first time and loved it, and I try to watch it as much as I can this year.
To my delight, Vanity Fair has the same interest as me, the players. And they also have the humor I value in a magazine.
Below are images from the photo shoot the magazine did featuring players from different countries, wearing only their underwear. It is Calvin Klein meets United Colors of Benetton done in a tasteful, funny way. The styling is great because they are in stages of undressing, which I think is very smart. It makes it more tasteful and candid, rather than sexy.
The player on the left's face is priceless.
Please tell me where to get the Burberry boxers.
Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards were held last night at Lincoln Center, hosted by the ever fabulous, Anna Wintour.
Some of the top winners were Marc Jacobs, recieving Womenswear Designer of the Year; Rag & Bone took home Menswear Designer of the Year; Alexis Bittar, for Accessories Designer of the Year; and Michael Kors receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award.
As for the Swarovski awards which pays homage to emerging designers, Jason Wu received the Womenswear award, Richard Chai took home the Menswear award, and the Accessories award went to Alexander Wang. These three winners will receive generous amounts of money from Swarovski to help their growing brands.
Sarah Jessica Parker was given the somber task of presenting the Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award in honor of Alexander McQueen. After she spoke, the stage filled with models presenting McQueen’s final collection to the crowd, the first time it has been seen in its entirety since March in Paris.
Also awarded last night was Christopher Bailey, head designer of Burberry, who received the International Award; Iman was given the Fashion Icon award; Eugenia Sheppard Award for Journalism went to Kim Hastreiter; and the Eleanor Lambert Award was given to Tonne Goodman, Fashion Director of Vogue, and one of my idols.
Anna Wintour with Daughter Bea
Sarah Jessica Parker in Pre-Fall Alexander McQueen
Jason Wu and Rachel Weisz
Michael Kors and Gwyneth Paltrow
Of course I am moving out of NYC the day that one of the single greatest shopping events is occurring, I mean it is just my luck right? Not that I would be able to afford the Manolo Blahniks or Chanel jackets worn by the great Carrie Bradshaw, but just to see them, or dare I say, touch them would be enough of an honor.
On May 22 begins the Decades Two/Haute Look shopping event like no other. They have rented out a 400 square foot apartment in Chelsea and have made a pop up store, or rather four pop up closets, one for each of the stars of Sex and the City.
Yes, that is right, the closets will be filled with both items from the actual set and identical pieces no longer sold in stores. And the owners of Decades Two (a fabulous vintage clothing store based in L.A.) have also picked out a few of their own pieces that they believe Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha would love to wear.
Below is a preview of what it will look like, except on a much grander scale of course.
And here are some of the items they will be selling. Try and guess which of the girls they belonged to.
Vivienne Westwood Dress
Christian Louboutin Shoes
Burberry Prorsum Shoes