A few weeks ago I mentioned that Vogue Italia would be creating an all black edition of the magazine. According to those wonderful girls over at Fashionista.com, it looks like IMAN will grace the cover. I-can’t-wait!!!
Looking through fashion magazines, watching hollywood stars or catching a fashion show on television I can tell that Neon is in. This is definitely a throwback to the 80s when I always looked like a crayola crayon box threw up on me. Back then wearing as many colors as possible was in style, today, not so much. Neon should be more of an accent than an overall look. Too much neon and you’ll look like Sarah Jessica Parker circa Square Pegs not Sex and the City.
Here are some ides for pulling off the neon look without looking like a hot mess. Also, don’t wear everything at the same time:
Cute right? Here are some ways for everyone to pull it off:
Kate Moss is the face of the ultra sexy Agent Provocateur, a lingerie line. Currently she’s starring in their long form commercials. The commercials, produced by SHOWstudio are supposed to be a bit of a political statement. (Huh?) The director states that he wanted these films to be a testament to marriage and the Vatican. Say what, now? Dude…just show us the product.
The story line depicts a bride who isn’t down with getting married. Ok, cool. But while the ads are cinematically beautiful, they do remind me of the soft porn you can find on Cinemax after midnight. (Why do I know this?)
Take a look at Kate Moss in Part 1 of The Four Dreams of Miss X:
You can find Parts 2, 3, and 4 here.
So Miley Cyrus is posing provocatively. Is anyone really surpised by this? America has this obession with making young, white woman into superstars at the expense of being lewd. Just think: Marilyn Monroe, Bette Page, and to some extent Britney Spears. This is actually one time when I’m happy a young, minority actress isn’t in the center of this. (Raven Simone and America Ferrera… don’t you dare do this shit. )
Sigh… foreign media is calling Miley a “starlet.” *crickets*.
I didn’t even blink at the photos above and for the record, I’ve never understood the fascination behind this girl. I understand she’s a big Disney star, just like Britney, Justin, and Cristina were back in the days but I just don’t get it. Now, as the rags and fashion magazines deem Miley to be a star, a trendsetter, and a fashion icon (? – *crickets*) is she now going to “fall in line” so to speak and become racey. Exposing your bra? Was that something girls did at 15? I don’t think so.
I love the look of tights. With the right skirt and shoes I think it can be such a great fashion statement. I like wearing them to take the focus away from what I don’t like about my legs. And, I think anyone of ANY SIZE can wear them. See some of my favorite picks below:
WeLoveColors.com has a great selection of patteren and brightly colored tights. The bright colored tights are dyed in 45 different colors and come in sizes up to 4X which fits a person who is approximately 330lbs. So there’s no excuse not to show off those legs, regardless of size. They also have sexy fishnets for the bigger girls.
$9 – WeLoveColors.com $10.50 – WeLoveColors.com
These Diamond Tights are “HOT TO DEATH!!!” Unfortunately they don’t come in plus sizes, but I am on a mission to find them elsewhere.
Picture: Ford Models
I posted about this contest a few weeks ago, but now it looks like Ford Models will come to the Diesel store in Union Square, New York City. From April 30th to May 1, from 4-8, Ford Models is looking for the next “it” guy. Is this you? Check here for requirements.
Supermodel Heidi Klum and Funny man Will Farrell have a spread together in the May 2008 Swimsuit Issue of Sports Illustrated. Look at how nicely a model and a non-model (in a basketball uniform) complement each other in a non-threatenting, non-ugly, and non-menacing way. Granted, the above photo is based on Will Farrell’s not so funny movie Semi-Pro but you guys get the idea, right?
Miss Anna over there at Vogue and my once favorite photographer Annie Leibovitz (she’s done some wack photoshoots and is playing herself right NOW!) should take some notes on how a photoshoot of this style can be done without marginalizing or cannibalising the image.
More photos after the jump.
Almost everyday I get a sample sale report from Daily Candy. Their coverage of trendy/interesting stuff, sample sales, and all things fashion is the-most-comprehensive on the internet. Normally I just read it and make a mental note, but one of entries struck me as very interesting and I will definitely attend one particular sale.
From May 5 – May 16, Showroom Seven, a multi-room, fashion showroom will have a sample sale featuring such lines as Charlotte Ronson, Orla Kiely, Erickson Beamon, Soundgirl, A&G Cashmere, and more. But that’s not the cool part. The cool part is that Showroom Seven has rented out the space that formally housed New York City’s Tunnel Nightclub. Say Whattt???!!!!! As someone who perpetually lives in the past, I have fond, fond, FOND memories of THE TUNNEL.
For those of you that are too young to remember or maybe didn’t live in NYC in the 90s, The Tunnel was the “it” nightclub. According to Wikipedia, “The Tunnel opened in early 1987 […] and was named for the abandoned train tunnel from the early 1900s that became the main dance floor.”
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So I went shopping on 34th street yesterday. I made a quick sweep through Old Navy to see the new summer items. When I got past the double doors… there it was! A huge poster of 3 models wearing some of the featured items in the front of the store. Apparently, the jungle, urban, or tribal look is in. Sigh…
The first thing that struck me was that in this Caribbean themed display the black, dark-skinned model was in the center of the spread and prominently featured. (I’ve always heard black models get the most work, if any during the summer months because clothes are usually brighter and look better against dark skin.) Secondly, the black model was wearing a beautiful gold lame one-piece swim suit. Her hair was natural and her skin was glowing. It was here that I stopped being proud.
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Cast of Noah’s ARC
- Apparently the Sex and the City movie is going to be a Fashion Orgasm. (NY Magazine)
- An ALL BLACK issue of Italian Vogue. OMG!!!!!!! Could this be true??!?! (Fashionista)
- Crazy ass Naomi Campbell to appear on the Ugly Betty season finale. (Yahoo)
- Article on fashion illustration and why the models are so thin and so white. (Too Fat For Fashion)
- Get to know Andre J, fashionista extrodinare. Can someone say GENDERFUCK??
- Singer Estelle covers the current issue of Bleu Magazine.
- The Noah’s ARC movie (cast above) is complete. Check out seasons 1 & 2.
- Visit the Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn’s first Manhattan style flea market.
- Finally, jam to Brainstorm’s Lovin’ Is Really My Game below.