Saturday, April 30, 2011
More American Apparel news. The ladies bringing Dov to court have now issued another lawsuit accusing the company of launching fake blogs in their names.
The blog detailed how the girls had set up the fake claims and were after Charney in a shakedown of AA. Seriously! WTF! The blog also posted nude pictures of the girls which were taken for American Apparel ad campaigns.
If he is innocent, why the drama?
Friday, April 29, 2011
"I like the dress very much, simpler than expected: A combination just in between 1956 Grace Kelly and 1947 Queen Elizabeth dress. I love the modest veil with the Queen Mother’s Thirties scroll tiara and balanced volume of the whole gown. She’s radiant; She never was so beautiful. And Prince William’s red Irish uniform is gorgeous."
Hubert de Givenchy:
"The dress is very simple and very nice. The veil is a little flat, but because she has such a lovely face, she can afford to wear it this way. She is very pretty."
"Kate's dress was beautiful. She looked very regal."
Mark Badgley of Badgley Mischka:
"James and I have goose bumps! The dress is perfection; and will stand the test of time. It is a classic Grace Kelly look. The skirt is divine. We love the hair down and the veil. The proportion is beautiful."
"Kate looked stunning. Choosing Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen reflects Kate’s modern aesthetic and style, but the handmade lace details and craftsmanship are a great nod to British tradition. The lace, the clean lines of the dress, Queen Elizabeth’s tiara—every detail was stunning."
"The dress was extremely elegant. For me, it wasn’t so much about the dress though, it was all about her. She was the most beautiful bride in the world."
"I loved the dress..it was very simple and young even if an hint of Grace Kelly's dress spoke of 1950s! I loved the flounce on the back of the skirt and the little decoration all around the short veil. I loved the choice of the tiara: simple,pretty, very right for the dress and for her attitude..it was used almost as an hairpiece to keep the hair and the veil, not as a heavy decoration. Compared to the famous Diana’s dress, Diana’s was a dress of a fairytale princess.. still a dress everybody remembers.. Kate’s one is a very pretty, modern dress that will be copied everywhere but lacks that fairytale element."
I couldn't believe it. There I am having a cheeky mid day pint (ah the unemployed student lifestyle) and what comes walking past me? ONLY THE RUDDY SOLD OUT CARRIE SKIRT IN BLUE! I don't know how she got one, given that they are sold out everywhere and there is waiting list for the pink one in London. But she got it. Teaming it with a white pair of ray bans and a band T-shirt. I was shocked. Gorgeous beyond words. I was smitten.
Random nameless girl, I salute you. Should have gotten a pic damn it!
I do, which is what ran through my mind when I saw this, my outfit from the last party at my place. Just before I moved out of my flat, I threw a 'one for the road' party. Which brought an end appropriately so to the house that partied.
The dress is from Awear, which is odd given that I hate the place. But the headpieces? Christmas decorations.....yeah, don't ask...
Anyway, it's River Fest weekend in Limerick this weekend, which kicks off nicely with a European food market. So I popped down to have a look and found myself thinking of fashion. Which is nothing new, but there you go. I took a few pics, nothing amazing but should give you some idea of the fun and sunshine....
This doesn't really remind me of a collection, more makes me hungry. God damn it, should have gotten some to go while I was there! Hot damn! It's important to support things like this in your neighbourhood, because the more people stay in and ignore it, the less there will be in the future. It's nice to see a market that hasn't been polluted by people selling cheap batteries and fake perfumes as well. I could have spent a while buying fancy food but an over whelming urge to go see a Mulberry handbag overcame me and I was off to Brown Thomas!
BRIGHT REDS : Valentino. Who else? The design house is known for it's brilliant vibrant reds which are dotted throughout each collection. I suppose I could have chosen Louboutin shoes, but having slagged off his new collection earlier today, I felt it a bit in appropriate really!
BRIGHT YELLOW FLOWERS : How could you not think of Christopher Kane's nana on acid suits? Splendid lace given a modern twist with fluoros. Kane is known for neons so its not a big surprise that this collection is the queen mother on pills.....
LAVENDER FLOWERS : The dotted lavender color reminded me of this jacket by Johnathon Saunders. Lovely and girly toughened by the black belt....
GUMMY STRIPS : The bright and colorful sweeties can only remind you of one collection, Prada SS11. The photograph is awful, but then so is all my ''photography''.
There you go. Such a stunning dress. I wasn't really that interested, then I heard it was McQueen and I had to have a look. It's so gorgeous.
"It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress, and I have enjoyed every moment of it. It was such an incredible honour to be asked, and I am so proud of what we and the Alexander McQueen team have created."
- Sarah Burton speaks after months of silence and speculation about the designing of the royal gown.
Enter Made her think. I hadn't come across this label before but someone who knows me very well and knows my love of quirky jewels suggested I have a gander at their new collection. So I did....Impressed.com!
It's a little bit dark and arty, but that's how I like it. These images are from various collections on the website and are rocking my world right now.
The images are gorgeous. More photography then catalogue, but really showcase the pieces well.
MHT has had some serious press attention, with Marie Claire, Instyle, Nylon and, gasp, the mothership - Vogue! While most of their stockists are in America, they do stock in Browns in the UK. Nothing in Ireland as of yet, but you can have a look at their lookbooks online at : www.madeherthink.com
Fantastic pieces, beautifully shot, whats not to love?
I don't have a full length shot because that would involve getting up and my head isn't ready for that just yet.
dress - Topshop
bag - Mulberry
I know some people really go in for fur and stuff but making your foot look like a paw is a step too far I think...
These are seriously awful. Why!?!?!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
"I respond, “They can go to hell.” I say that I’m sick and tired and I won’t write my blog anymore, then they say, “Oh, continue.” I write what I think and we can’t all agree; if we all did, where would controversy be? If there is no controversy, there is no opinion. If there were controversy, we wouldn’t have [Prime Minister Silvio] Berlusconi, right? We would maybe have someone else. So the beauty is to have controversy. Unfortunately, we don’t have it in Italy, and for this reason our political situation remains what it is. I don’t need to prove anything to anyone, because I’ve been head of a magazine for 22 years, and I find that I can express my ideas the way I want to. Then if you don’t agree, we can discuss it. I didn’t say I’m right, I say what I think. This is why it’s fundamental to talk to our readers. They are so diverse, and it’s important to understand what they think."
- JAYsus, Franca Sozzani is on a role today with the quotes! This is her on her blog and what she thinks of people who don't like it.
"They say models are thin, but I can’t change all the shows, the world, walk the streets saying you have to do this or that. I’m not the Eternal Judge. I do what I can do; others then do what they have to do. We have this damn Photoshop, where 14-year-old girls are polished, they take away the stomach, the sides and they all seem thinner."
" We use it less and less, increasingly so — actually recently I am very much against it. But now it’s part of daily use and you can’t blame it. There are few photographers who don’t use Photoshop, very few"
- Franca Sozzani comments on the use of photoshop at Italian Vogue
"Oh, very much so, because some said it was becoming the ghetto of plus-sized, the ghetto of black, but it’s not true. These are very happy readers, happy that we are looking at them in different ways. In “Curvy,” they are superhappy with their sizes. We help them dress fashionably. We say: It’s pointless for you to buy leggings, take this because this will look good on you. We help them choose. We don’t talk about diets because they don’t want to be on a diet, but it’s not a ghetto. Why should these women slim down? Many of the women who have a few extra kilos are especially beautiful and also more feminine."
- on the the controversial 'black' and 'curvy' pages in Italian Vogue
"But you can’t say fashion is the cause of anorexia — what about Twiggy in the Sixties? There were anorexics already, were they so because of Twiggy? Or Jean Shrimpton? There are psychological problems… So 90 percent of people agree with me, then there is the 10 percent that say it’s absurd because they see Vogue as a fashion magazine and it shows thin models. But they forget the supermodel era — Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, they were not thin. When Kate Moss arrived, they all said, “Here is the anorexic model,” but she was 15. Now they are all against her because she has cellulite. But who cares? We would all like to have cellulite like she does. The problem is that many of these models are too young. This is the real problem; they are immature."
- On anorexia in fashion
“The big reason for our investment was Dov. He really embodies the soul of American Apparel."
“I think a lot of what he is going through is a shakedown. We’ve done due diligence. Obviously it’s in front of the courts but I think time will tell.”
- New investors on how they feel about Dov Charney. Also the fact that they believe he is innocent......
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I love Ab Fab. No other show has shown me my future (Patsy) quite like it. So I was delighted to read that Ab Fab is coming back!
And not the shitty American version either!
'In late August I start filming on three episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, which we are all ecstatic about, Jen wrote to me and said, "Let's talk through it. What do you think?". And I said, "Bring it on"'. Because we're all still here. Mother's still alive, the wonderful June Whitfield. Julia Sawalha [and] Jane Horrocks [are] all still alive and available ... and I think we just have to do it.'
So everyone is on board and the episodes are being made! HURRAH! I think I'm going to throw a Patsy party - all beehives, champagne and cigarettes in celebration!
So Decarnin is out, and some smoking hot guy is in!
According to styleite.com - this, is the new creative director of Balmain. He's worked with the company as a designer for a few years and also worked for Cavalli for five. So he has the goods to back it up.
Oh and his name is Oliver Rousteing......hubba hubba!
- Someone just emailed me to ask if Johnny Depp and Kate Moss ever went out, after I posted a video of the two on the big breakfast back in the early 90's. So here is the proof readers! They really were an item....god, could imagine!
So I asked the boy what straight men thought of the cat hat craze. In particular, my cat hat from River Island. Splendid in it's fluffy, leopard print, earred wonderment....
I like the hat. It's both a conversation starter and comfortable. But I needed a second opinion...
Penny : 'Do you like my hat?'
The boy : 'No.'
Penny : 'Why?'
The boy : 'Because it looks like you killed a bear.'
so there you go. Cat hats : delighting women the world over, confusing the men that have to be seen with them....
I love these skinnies. Teaming with high ankle boots and plain black T-shirts. A bit emo in the wrong hands but a bit interesting in the right ones....
And the cat hat, one of my personal style must haves. For those hangover days where not much else happens....
1. “I’m always busy. You know, the more I do, the more ideas I have—that’s the funny thing. The brain is a muscle, and I’m a kind of body-builder.”
2. “I’m not an employee who goes to the office every morning at the same time. Then, vacations are needed. I’m like a rock singer with one-night stands on the road.
3. “No, I have someone who comes to the house and washes it, puts in the dry shampoo, and takes care if it because I have no time. I don’t even have time to go to the dentist. I’m busy but in a pleasant way. I’m the one who wanted to do all of it, so I can’t complain.”
4. “I’m not mad for thongs.”
5. “Forget about it! This was a job done by a fashion editor. I don’t even know the name of the man who did it, so don’t ask me about that.”
6. “I’m trying to think of the last time I had onions.”
7. “Well, I don’t want to be in-fashion.”
- Quotes from a 30 minute interview from W with Karl Lagerfeld. Comment 5 is about Balmain by the way. Not sure what he means, but quotes 2, 6 and 7 are just gold....
Monday, April 25, 2011
The first is Flighty. Extremely bright colors with the brilliant selection of color mascara! I've always liked blue mascara! I used to wear it in school if I felt like breaking the rules a little bit, but not enough that I got in trouble. It's a return to form for MAC and great to see after so many years of boring collections.
The second collection is Fashion Flower. A lighter and more subtle selection of color. Involving some eyeshadows, lipsticks, glosses and blushers. Note those brows in the below image!
So there you go!