This month the right sidebar is dedicated to Anais Mali, a 20 year old French model who walked every major runway from New York to Paris. Her exotic look was able to translate seamlessly between Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy and Missoni, to name a few.
Recently she was featured in Vogue and Italian Vogue, and was the face of Levi’s. I have a feeling there will be much more of that to come.
Marc Jacobs has inspired me once again. Though this time it was to, dare I say it, brush my hair.
I have the kind of hair where if you brush it rather than comb it, it looks like I stepped out of the 1970’s and was electrocuted, at the same time. It has the ability to be perfectly straight, and hold curls and waves very well, but bring a brush anywhere near it and all semblance of tidiness goes away.
But for Marc Jacob’s Spring 2011 show, the models had hair like that. It was huge, very Grace Coddington-esque, and quite fun and beautiful. I loved that it was very free and wild but the models still looked polished.
So then today, while bored at home (in NYC I would have done something productive, like shopping or visiting a museum), I decided it was necessary to brush my hair and give it a shot.
I kind of love it?
I’m not sure if it is socially acceptable given the fact I am not a major fashion icon (yet) or even fashion personality, but I feel very happy-go-lucky with it, and it’s surprisingly soft.
So now I am hoping the 70’s will come back and our days of straightening our hair every morning can be a thing of the past!
My favorite Marc Jacobs umbrella broke today during my mile walk to school this morning. Great start to the week if you ask me.
A moment of silence for her. She was so young and had such a promising life ahead of her. Thankfully my purse was Louis Vuitton (virtually waterproof) and I had on a long black wool riding coat to shield me from the rain (hail? freezing ice?) that came pelting down on me for close to 20 minutes.
However this adventure did make me remember this Tommy Ton photograph of the Vogue Nippon team trying to escape the rain during fashion week. I only wish I looked as elegant as they do, in their single file line and fur jackets.
Filed under Magazines, VOGUE
Everywhere on the runway, from New York to Milan, from Lacoste to Project Runway contestants, featured red and pink together in the collections.
This color combination used to be reserved for Valentines Day and wedding bouquets, but apparently it is okay, no, down right fashionable to wear it for Spring 2011.
I’ll be honest, I never would have worn these colors together, for fear of looking like a paper heart or a lipstick ad. But now I am intrigued. I suddenly have this desire to go out and buy a bubblegum pink American Apparel leotard and wear it with a long red skirt (I would settle for high waisted pants). The combination seems so daring, yet at the same time innately girly and romantic.
Here is how the designers showed the colors. How will you?
Lanvin, Costume National, Matthew Ames, DKNY
DKNY, Sportmax, Cynthia Rowley, Lacoste
Marc Jacobs, Martin Grant, Project Runway, Lanvin
Because I am quite far behind on my fashion shows I have decided to condense the last few days into one final post. That means that these are the absolute stand out pieces from the final days of PFW.
There should also be a moment of silence for both Jean Paul Gaultier’s last Hermes collection and Sarah Burton’s first collection for Alexander McQueen. Let the changing of the guards commence.
Paul and Joe
Diane von Furstenberg tote
President Obama was in town last night (NYC that is) for a little fundraising dinner hosted by Anna Wintour. I love this. I really do. The whole fashion industry really got behind Obama, designing shirts, reusable tote bags, putting Michelle on the cover of Vogue and creating more eco-friendly clothing.
Tracy Reese Shirt
The dinner cost $30,400 per person and was attended by some of America’s finest, most prominent designers, such as Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, and Donna Karan.
It has also been announced that after much consideration, Chelsea Clinton has decided on a gown designed by Vera Wang to wear during her much anticipated wedding to Marc Mezvinsky.
Marc Jacobs Shirt
I actually think fashion and politics have more in common than they would like to admit. Both have a foundation in money, relationships, who you know and they are both deeply seeded in change. Fashions change just as much as who is in power.
Filed under Designers, VOGUE
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