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Friday, September 30, 2011

Carven is My Favorite of Paris So Far...

So cute, French and simple,

is it any surprise that Guillaume Henry's Spring casuals in pops of color and texture at Carven are my fave of the season so far!

Sometimes It Can Be: Revolving Dior Update

Telegraph UK reporter, Lisa Armstrong got a sneak peak of the Dior Spring 2012 collection. Jealous!

And when she pow-wowed with Dior CEO Sidney Toledano and interim head designer Bill Gaytten they also gave her a tiny scoop

 "We will have news in the next few weeks."

Some girls have all the luck!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oprah's O is Fur Free

 O Magazine has had their "a-ha" moment and realized fur has no place in a modern closet

(Oprah knows that the only ones that look good in fur are our fuzzy friends)

In the October issue, editor in chief of O Magazine, Susan Casey says

…at O we strive to be stylish – and know our readers do, too – we encourage every woman to create her own definition of what that means… but all trends will never work for all people. And there’s one that O has decided to skip, not just this season but in every issue since the magazine began: garments made of real fur…

That's a huge stride in the right direction, and where Oprah goes, hordes follow

(Photo: Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Speaking of the mighty one, she adds her sentiments:

“In the beginning my thing was, ‘Have you seen Chicago winters? You need a fur coat in Chicago!” Oprah told me. “But I had an aha moment looking at a sable cape in my closet.” The cape’s  thick pelt gave her a visceral sense of how many four-leggeds had been used in its creation, bred specifically to be killed: “and that was it. I gave away all my furs 20 years ago.” 

Now which magazine will be next? And will any go full anti-leather, feather and skins? That would be

***PS:  Saturday October 1st is World Vegetarian Day kicking off the month of October, aka "Vegetarian Awareness Month" (Really? October? Well candy corn's sorta a vegetable, right?) So be on the lookout for a bunch of Veg friendly posts ***

Is This How It's Gonna Go, Tyra?

(May the stilt challenges please stop? Stilts do not instantly make something interesting!)

Cut all the likables up front? All the role model beautiful girls that shine from the inside out? Boo!

Although Isis, you bitch, you know how to make an exit in that tutu/ yarmulke look. And right in time for Rosh Hashanah! Shalom!  

So now I gotta adjust my thoughts on the winner for this All Stars season. There's definitely a sense that they're building momentum for Bianca, Alexandria and Lisa. But now my hopes are on Bre, Allison or... well....

From Paris with Love: Day 1

This Gareth Pugh contraption has absolutely no place in my closet, but in my dreams I wear it casually to work without a bat of my eye. 

Dries van Noten's hearty mix and match is far more my reality. Lately I've been straying from my usual pastiche of patterns and colors, but when done right, it's still poppin', it's poppin'.

I like this look from Rochas, but even I'd admit that's a pretty spot on costume of 60's housewife. You'd need some hardcore chutzpah to pull that off now. Go for it! But call me over with my camera first. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Who's That Girl?

Walking the runway of Dries Van Noten's Spring 2012 show today in Paris. Why no wonder she was too busy for the "All Stars"!

Seriously a big coup for someone who wasn't the "Top" pick. Brava, darling.

Once Again, the Hope Lies in Paris

Spring 2012 has shaped up to be a big old mess!

New York showed peplums and handkerchief hems

(Cuz really, how many times do I have to hear women wish that their hips could look wider? Jeez!)

And Milan focused on food fetishes and coke whores that supposedly channeled "The 20's"

(That's one 80's coke-den of a flapper!)

So here we are in a familiar place:  

Paris, it's up to you!

Make Your Move

He'll be a pawn in your hands when you challenge him in this Nicole Miller a-line skirt with chess pieces embroidered along the hem. Queen, please!

(Nicole Miller skirt with embroidered chess pieces, size 4, $18.95 at Beacon's Closet,

That's A.L.T. She Wrote?

I have two beautiful judges before me but only one picture...


         VS.   (?)  

Is Andre Leon Talley being cut next cycle as a "Top Model" judge with "Kell on Earth" madame of mean, Kelly Cutrone as replacement? The Post is buzzing with the rumor. 

To be continued!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

October ELLE Make No Sense

Never has a model covering a fashion magazine made less sense

(You're ok Adriana, but why the October beach setting and granny styling?)

With so many female led new television programs on the Fall schedule, there's any number of strong ladies who have projects to promote (Christina Ricci, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Christina Applegate, Kat Dennings, hell even Rachel Bilson!)

(We know Kat can do it!)

Plus new music from Little Dragon, Tori Amos, Mates of State and Rihanna. Ri-Ri takes good cover, darling

In short, far from me to begrudge a model reclaiming her rightful place, but now? And, I know this gonna sound bitchy, but the Victoria's Secret models? Really? Meh. If you're gonna do it, ELLE, put the real ladies up: MariaCarla Boscono, Karen Elson or Kate? Moss may have something to talk about.

She's in the Matrix

In the dot Matrix, at least at this week's Versus show

Versus creative director Christopher Kane found inspiration in these old buckets of bolts and their archaic but distinct design of print

(oh yeah, if you're wicked young here's the Wikipedia:

Why is it Called Indian Summer...

When you can't give it back?

(Photo of hee haw chick from

Ick on this week's heat wave!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dear Joan Rivers/E Fashion Police

This week's "Starlet or Streetwalker" just showed up to set!

A Perfect Day: A Romantic Evening at the San Giuseppe

Yup, Mr. Taurus and I embraced our inner Non-Italian and ate pizza and rode the Ferris wheel. I could see my house from 
the top

But then again, I guess it is only six or seven feet away....

Strawberry Alarm Frock!

What's with all the gourmand couture? 

Whatever the case, Moschino Cheap & Chic is out right daring children not to run up to you and scratch n'sniff. 

DON'T: Onions Belong Not on My Crotch, Thanks

Oh Dolce & Gabbana, just when you had me on your side you slap a vegetable known for its stink and ability to make grown men cry RIGHT on a lady's crotch!

Not right. Not right at all. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dear Christina Ricci

I'm rooting for you

Please don't make me (and my Tivo) regret this!

Friday, September 23, 2011

This Week's Project Runway Moment

Anya: "I feel bad for Oliver. He thought he was gonna win last challenge"

Viktor: "He thought he was gonna win? Huh."

Bitchy. Viktor truly is the dealer of the best lines this season, don't ya think?

Aww poor International Oliver, so delicate

and slow moving

and confused by the human body

Good luck, little one. May your travels after Project Runway broaden your life experience as much as your accent.

Soon to be Ubiquitous

Prada's Spring 2012 hot wheels looks are gonna get some MAJOR Spring editorial!

Free Ish!

For me, Fendi always conjures up an image of Italian prostitutes and Mary J. Blige, so I imagine the latest scent from the mirrored F house has whiffs of stale cigarette smoke, tacky shoes and mulit-octaves

Wanna find out? Nordstrom is doin' its "Sample Saturday" tomorrow giving away trials of Fan di Fendi just for popping by in between loads of laundry (that's what I'd be doing if I had Saturday off).

Or buy it direct:

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