Thursday, November 30, 2006

on the watch

With the constant openings of luxury stores, high sales volumes and evidence of grand wealth, Russia has been placed on the fashion map for a while. Eastern Europeans are increasingly keen on fashion and quite conscious of what's going on in planet fashion. If you're not so sure, just ask Gilles Mendel of J.Mendel who announced today that he is taking a trip to Moscow and meet with his loyal clients who contribute to sold out ready to wear and furs.
Therefore, it's no surprise to see chic Russian actress, Svetlana Metkina making the rounds at film premieres and other functions. Despite the fact that she is quite beautiful and healthy with a great girly smile, Svetlana has that "It" girl factor. I like her style and how is eclectic, but not over the top. She dresses exactly how someone in their 20's should.
Currently, she is in "Bobby", but I sense she might be getting more attention here. Also, I think it would be refreshing to see a new "fashion" girl without her being French or a muse to some big designer. Although there has been a progress in the field of editors who favor certain girls, for example the recent crop of many Chinese actresses, I hope there can be a spot for Svetlana. So, have your radar on for her.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

hi helmut

Ah, and how 90's is this? The only slight new thing about it are the skinny cropped jeans. Look at the draping and that slouchy neckline...some bells are already ringing in my head.
I mean, even her hair looks like Alanis Morissette, circa the mid-90's.

In case you didn't know already, this is Yigal Azrouel's look for spring. And, I like it. Just bring back more minimalism please. Tired of seeing roses.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

so right

I wish more December covers sticked to the month. Take for example, German Vogue, which presents us with a real, snowy, white and little holiday vibe cover. So simple and effective.

And, Doutzen is just perfect. I sense that this girl will start replacing some other faces soon, since it was just confirmed that she will starring in a new Calvin Klein White Label campaign on TV.


I really think there should be an acceptance border of airbrushing when it comes to covers. Just pay a close attention to Lily Donaldson's face.


I love this idea of layering cardigans. I think it's just genious.

We should thank emerging designer, Victor Glemaud who started his men's collection this past September in Paris. What's the best part? Prices are affordable and he will show more talented work in February in New York. Can't wait.
Oh, and also, it doesn't hurt that one was assistant to Patrick Robinson. More of Victor here.

i'm skinny, you're skinny, we're skinny

I am getting very tired of hearing about skinny models or actresses or whatnot. So, the last person we all need to express such statements is the one who started the trend. Twiggy, the 60's legendary model, declares that Hollywood is responsible for the the whole skinny trend.
I just don't get it. Being the way you are whether skinny or round or average or overweight is one person's choice. If one wants to be skinny, go ahead... why do people think everyone will follow Nicole Richie or Micha Barton? After all, it's a free country where diet pills are even advertised on newsstands.
And, Twiggy, we love you but don't you think this is little contradictory?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

kate, the singer

I found this quite interesting the other day. I think that Simon is correct saying whether Kate can sing or not. I mean, look at all the other artist who claim themselves to be good singers when in fact they are not. Let's just start with Britney... and all the way to Nancy Sinatra. History shows that if you have power image, famous boyfriend, a group of editors and reviewers behind you, everything is possible.

So, please, let this be true. Because I can already see a duet with Kate and Pete being named the most chic video of the beginning of the century.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


"My natural biorhythm is to sleep until 5 p.m. and then have a cocktail."

-Tom Ford

Gotta love him. More on Mr.Ford here.



You know one is a good model when she still looks beautiful and stunning in a Halloween costume.


Monday, November 06, 2006


Nevermind Piere Berrge's spicy comments. Yves' lifelong partner has a constant "thing" against Tom Ford, from the way he expresses himself to his designs for YSL. Most recently, in an article regarding gays/being closeted/hetero in the fashion industry, Mr. Berrge concluded:
"I'm not publicly airing one's sexuality in public. For instance, I think it's gross, whether I'm a homosexual or not, when Tom Ford talks in a magazine about watching a porno film and beating off. It doesn't shock me. I'm not a puritan, it's not that. It's just gross."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

fashion sight of the day: mariacarla

Who: Leggy, doll/rocker girl Mariacarla Boscono

Where: Ralph Lauren Men, West Village, NY

Company: Long haired mid-twenties man

Look: Chiffon vintage printed skirt, black blouse, croc knee high boots, army long canvas coat with rolled sleeves. It seems she is brunette again, and unfortunately looked little tired. She was very quiet, and had a very birdie vibe about her. Still, she is divine.