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Party of the Century

Last night at Cipriani was WWD‘s 100th Anniversary party.  My invitation must have been lost in the mail.

There were amazing mini exhibitions set up all of the room and the cake was beyond impressive.

Here are some of my favorites that attended the star studded event.

Favorite Couple: Anna Wintour and Hamish Bowles

Second Favorite Couple: Coco Rocha and James Conran

Iman

Georgina Chapman

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Gosh I love him, Alber Elbaz

Karen Elson singing Happy Birthday (note the newspaper cake)

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Model of the Month Club: Behati Prinsloo

Also be sure to check out November’s Model of the Month, Behati Prinsloo!

An editorial and Victoria’s Secret model from Namibia, and best friend of Coco Rocha.

I actually had the pleasure of meeting her on Fashion’s Night Out at an exhibition of her photography.  She is extremely sweet, very talkative, and quite talented.

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The Many Faces of Vogue

Since we are nearing the end of September, I have decided that a recap of the Vogue covers from both the American version and the international versions was in order and completely necessary.  The faces gracing these magazines are picked because they will both set the tone for the Fall season and because they will entice people to want to buy the magazine.  Remember, it is the face on the cover that usually sells the magazine.

America

Australia

Germany

Italy

Korea

Mexico

Paris

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Turkey

United Kingdom

Personally, I am loving all of the models on the covers.  Only two of them featured actresses, Halle Berry on American Vogue and Marion Cotillard on French Vogue.  All of the other international covers had models front and center, from Karlie Kloss to Coco Rocha, Freja Beha Erichsen, Kate Moss, and Miranda Kerr (twice!).

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Giles Shows Us the Unimaginable

Models walk in fashion shows, this is a part of their job description.  Supermodels used to walk in shows all the time back in the 90’s, recently they have been more limited to editorials and advertisements.  Giles Deacon decided to change this.  He was obviously influenced by the Prada and Louis Vuitton shows last Spring, but he decided to take it to the next level.

The models in the Giles show were the top names in the industry.  Opening the show was Agyness Deyn followed by Bambi, a few models later new mother Alessandra Ambrosio strutted, in a bikini no less.  Then there was Karolina Kurkova, Lindsey Wixon, Chanel Iman, Behati Prinsloo, Jessica Stam, Dree Hemingway, Kasia Struss, and Coco Rocha. But then comes the true surpise, the heavy hitters which have walked in quite some time, Stella Tennant and Veruschka.

Veruschka photographed by Richard Avedon

For those who don’t know, Veruschka is 71 years old, and one of the first super models popular in the 1960’s.

And Stella Tennant is now 40 years old, and is a very popular British model known for her androgynous look.

There was something else quite surprising featured on the Giles catwalk.  Curves.  He was following the hourglass trend from last season and amplified it in his dresses.

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World’s Largest Fashion Show. Ever.

Last night I should have been one of the 1,500 guests at Lincoln Center watching 150 models walking in the world’s largest fashion show.  I should have been in the front row, sitting among the magazine editors and celebrities.  I should have seen the 9 act show, 171 looks in all.

But instead I was in a lecture on The Oresteia written by Aeschylus in 458 BCE.  I was in my Greek Mythology class instead of attending (or at least viewing the live stream online) this fabulous event.

This fashion show, hosted by Andre Leon Talley of Vogue and fashion blogger/model Hanneli Mustaparta, was supposed to kick start Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out.

The venue was pretty amazing, like a Shakespearian theater in the round.

Anna Wintour

Carolina Herrera and Lynn Wyatt

I love Carolina Herrera’s Fashion’s Night Out shirt, it is the perfect representation of both her and her sense of style.

Coco Rocha walking in the show.

Gisele Bundchen

Thankfully, CBS is airing a recap of the show Sept. 14.

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Posen’s Princess

Finally!  Coco Rocha released a full length picture of her wedding dress just a few days ago.  And, it is even more beautiful than the first picture suggested.    It was absolutely worth the wait.  Coco looks so stunning in the dress, which could easily overwhelm any bride that is not a gorgeous supermodel in love with a fabulous interior designer that is James Conran. 

Oh, and dress aside, how adorable is the picture itself?  With the huge French castle in the background and the romantic embrace, it almost looks like it could be a still from a Disney movie, one with a princess who lives happily ever after, of course.

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Birthday Blog (aka the Balloon Post)

Coco Rocha in Japanese Vogue

Japanese Vogue

Dior Advertisement

Louis Vuitton

Stella McCartney

Vogue

Vogue Korea

Vogue Korea

Marie Antoinette

As today is my birthday I felt the extreme need for a birthday post, complete with balloons, cake Marie Antoinette, Coco Rocha and, of course, Vogue.

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A Little Lanvin Love

I have a thing for Alber Elbaz.   He is quite possibly the love of my (fashion) life. He can do no wrong in my eyes.  Elbaz is a master.  And he is mine.

Alber Elbaz

I have followed his career for years and have done countless projects on both him and the house of Lanvin while at FIT.  Lanvin (and its head designer, Alber Elbaz) is in my Top Three favorite designers. Ever.  And with his 2011 Resort show it is even more solidified.  I really don’t know how to describe how much I love this collection and how I want each and ever item of clothing hanging in my closet by the count of three!

I went in looking at the show hoping to find a few pieces to show here, and ended up with way too many.  So I then had to edit (remember I do want to be a fashion editor) and narrow down to my absolute favorite pieces.  Granted, this was very difficult, but I feel practice makes perfect, and I need to work on editing daily if I want to be editor-in-chief of Vogue by the time Anna Wintour decides to retire (or Grace Coddington accidentally pushes her out of one of Conde Nast’s windows).

Below are my favorites of the amazing show inspired by South America.  Many of the pieces are reversible or can be worn different ways, which personally I think was ingenious of Elbaz considering the economy.

He also threw some bridal into the mix.  Coco Rocha and Lara Stone can keep Posen and Tisci, Elbaz can design my wedding dress!  I loved them, each and every one.

Elbaz kept Resort fresh and flirty, flashy and fun, which is really what it should be.  These clothes are meant to be worn in St. Tropez, or  on a fabulous tropical island surrounded by colorful birds and beautiful shirtless men.  And though Elbaz can have a tendency to be moody, dark and powerful in his clothing (especially his Fall/Winter) this collection shows a different side of him which is equally as magnificent and creative.

Love Him!

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White Wedding

Coco Rocha married James Conran in France on June 9.  And I happened to come across the only picture of their wedding so far.

I am actually quite impressed with them, it is seven days later and there is only one picture of the dress on the internet.  I think Ms. Lindsay Lohan needs to learn from this charming model, wife.

We all know that Zac Posen was designing the wedding dress for her and he really does wonders to her body with his clothes.  Remember it is a bit difficult to make a 21 year old look “womanly” when she is 5’10” and stick thin, not so many curves to work with.  But I think he pulls it off nicely.

Invitation

To the right is the invitation, which unfortunately I do not have in my possession, rather Rocha posted a picture of it on Twitter.  It is perfectly elegant and fitting for a wedding in a French castle, the same one where Conran proposed to her.  It was attended by only 50 of their closest family and friends, including Victoria’s Secret model, Behati Prinsloo.

When more photos come in, I will of course post them, but until then here is the picture of Coco on her wedding day.

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Au Revoir, Monsieur Gaultier!

Jean Paul Gaultier, also known as the “enfant terrible de la mode” and the creator of Madonna’s infamous cone bra, stepped down as head designer of Hermès a few days ago.

Jean Paul Gaultier

I was pretty upset when I found out about this.  While JPG isn’t my favorite designer, I do love him and the work he did for Hermès. It was a fabulous mix of his eccentricity and French classiness.  He was able to rein in his wildness and create amazing collections one after another.  I actually prefer his Hermès collections to his own namesake brands (yes, and the line he did for Target).

The last collection he will show for the brand is the Spring/Summer 2011, which will be shown in Paris in October.  I’m sure this will be a much coveted ticket, and of course, an amazing show.

The new designer who will be taking the helm of the 173 year old brand is Christian Lemaire.  He is currently the creative director of Lacoste and previously worked for Christian Lacroix before starting his own brand, and then moving on to Lacoste.

After reading up on Lemaire, I think that he might make an excellent replacement for Gaultier, who had been the head designer for six years.  Lemaire worked at Christian Lacroix, so he has the creativeness and couture aspect down, but he also spent nine years at Lacoste, so he will appeal to the preppy, classic side of Hermès as well.

I am excited to see his first show, which will be Fall Winter 2011/12, I hope he can live up to both the Hermès name and the crown passed down by Jean Paul Gaultier.

Below are some of the wonderful looks Gaultier created for Hermès over the years.

Lily Cole opening for Fall 2010

Coco Rocha for Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Spring 2010

Spring 2009

Spring 2008

Spring 2007

Fall 2010

Fall 2008

Fall 2006

Fall 2004

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