Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Marie Antoinette, For No Reason Whatsoever

New York Fashion Week begins Friday, in the meantime.... Marie Antoinette.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sewing Instruction Via Comicbook

If you have been avoiding learning about "the many fascinations of the dressmaker's art", Bitter Betty was kind enough to ease you into the learning process with her vintage learn-to-Sew comics. Pleats, tucks, piping.... it's good stuff. The best part is the reminder to "make pleats and all construction details before the garment is seamed [stitched]"..... ya think????

Monday, January 28, 2008

Cory Kennedy for Urban Decay

See, laying around various floors and sidewalks and getting your picture taken can get you pretty far. In this case, a beauty campaign with Urban Decay, via Nylon of course.

FYI: Paul & Joe Wallpaper Downloads

If you're sick of you computer's wallpaper and need a change? Head over to Paul & Joe where you can download some of their lovely designs free of charge.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Fun with Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton clip... you must watch. The MJ back room, the MJ assistant, MJ cutting patch pockets, MJ ironing.... basically tons of MJ preparing for the S07 MJ show.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Lula #6 S/S 2008 with Siri Tollerød

More fun with chiffon, cupcakes, pastels and other assorted fluffy stuff. Why so cranky Siri?

(p.s. you can buy it here if you're in Germany.)

(Via: tFS)

Friday, January 25, 2008

"A Perfect Combination of Fame and Shame"

These prints by Russel Young sold for £28,000. Described by the artist as "ultimate picture, the perfect storm, a perfect combination of fame and shame". The original mug shots are of convicted murderer Myra Hindley & her accomplice Ian Brady over which Kate & Pete's faces are superimposed.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Yesterday's Haute Couture Highlights

Jean Paul Gaultier

Never boring made beautiful jazz age mermaid inspired pieces and models with slightly ugly hair. The detailing is superb and the pieces were truly beautiful. His shows always seem to have such a great energy. Oh, and the cone bra is back.

Valentino did his thing. It was his final good bye show and ended with this red finale. The dresses were his usual red carpet fair and the make up was a bit rough looking but my favorite item.... definitely this hat. I want one!

(pics: yahoo,, getty)

Help Stop Whaling, Short People

Everybody loves whales and if you consider yourself petite, a non-hipster and a Heroes fan you'll be glad to hear Hayden Panettiere is selling her used clothing to benefit the "Save the Whales Campaign". How nice of her.

For the Aspring Fabric Designer in You

Into stripes? Then go here for fun with a stripe generator.

(Pic: Jean Paul Gaultier S/S08 via

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

OMG Givenchy omg...

I have nothing more to say except that if I could buy haute couture, I would buy nothing but Givenchy. No frilly, showy costumes, no ball gowns, no ice buckets - this is new school haute couture and it rocks!

(pics: reuters, style, getty)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chanel Haute Couture Spring 08

I didn't know Uncle Karl adopted a child..... and is it bring your daughter to work day at Chanel? Just kidding, it's Davon Aoki in Chanel Haute Couture.

(Pic: Yahoo News)

Yesterday's Highlights and Christian Dior

Maison Martin Margiel's "Artisanal Collection" ..... always amazing. Now that's the perfect way to wear a fox stole and would be a great idea for these 2 to adopt. He definitely takes Haute Couture in a new direction. The days of ladies who lunch ordering ball gowns are getting very tiresome and for haute couture to survive it needs to evolve and designers like MMM should continue to produce clothing as art like this. imo.

Anne Valérie Hash, beautiful, perfect origami dresses.

Christian Dior by Galliano inspired by Gustav Klimt, Barbarella, Sea Creatures, Sci-fi etc.... well, the shoes were fierce. The rest appears to be a joke but Hillary Alexander likes it as does Suzy Menkes so it must be nice. The hat reminds me so much of my cocktail waitressing days that I can almost believe that someone just took the champaign out of an ice bucket and put the thing on her head but it is Natasha Poly so she is totally working it.

(pics: YahooNews, Catwalking, Style)