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Louis Vuitton F/W 2012 Involved Trains and Such?!?

If you haven’t seen the video for the latest Louis Vuitton show yet, please check it out. It looks like Ralph Lauren wasn’t then only designer influenced by Downton Abbey. Marc Jacobs had a real live locomotive come out on a railroad track. Then the models walked out of the train one by one. Each model was also followed by her own designated porter who carried her Louis Vuitton luggage. I also wonder if Marc and Miuccia Prada had a talk before this show season and discussed designing similar boxy, chunkaliscous platform shoes…

Ouch! Model’s Feet Take A Beating During Fashion Week

Models Feet Bruised After Fashion Week

I am still on a mini blog hiatus. But while I have a little bit of time to post something, I thought it would be great to post this picture of a model’s foot at the end of fashion week. It is no secret that models take all sorts of beatings during fashion week from crazy hair and makeup to crazy clothes and shoes. This picture shows just how cray cray their feet look at the end of the long month.

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Marc Jacobs Will Leave Louis Vuitton For Dior

Marc JacobsThat is the rumor going around. I first heard about Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton for Dior about a month ago and brushed it off. Now WWD is reporting on the rumor. If they are reporting on it, then the rumor must be true, or at least have some thread of truthiness. Jacobs is supposed to take buzz around the Dior label and turn it from bad, i.e. Galliano drama and lackluster runway reviews, to great. While Ricardo Tissci is still in the running for the job, Jacobs is seen as the new front runner. Phoebe Philo will reportedly take his place at Louis Vuitton, while still running things at Celine. One door opens and another one closes.

Photo from Feelny.net.

Farewell Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2011 has bid us adieu. I feel like this fashion month has gone by soo slowly because so much has happened. It was only a month ago to the day that I was flying into New York for fashion week And now Paris Fashion Week, with all its rumors, intrigue, mysteries, and scandals is over…finally. *Cue…Deep…Sighs…Now! Oh, but while we are on the subject of rumors and such, apparently it is a known fact that Riccardo Tisci will leave Givenchy for Dior!!!! I saw it isn’t a known fact until a press release has been sent out, but whatever. Whoever knows the truth probably isn’t saying anything at all. Duh!!! If this is true, who will take over Givenchy? Aye carumba!

Anywho! I decided to do something different for these last few shows. In place of my usual pitiful photo collages, I have brought you fashion videos because videos are more fun and entertaining. Thank me later.

Let’s start with Yves Saint Laurent! I love the suiting with the cropped pant or short skirt that Stefano Pilati did. It was a good mix of masculine and feminine. His use of fur was fabulous as well. I loved the white fur coat and the coat before it with the black fur hood. I also loved the white section at the end. I don’t usually wear all white, just a few pieces here and there, but I would wear that white tux.  They say that Pilati may be out soon at YSL, but the higher ups at the label said recently that that is a lie. Let’s hope so, because I like his work at YSL.

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Of Note…Michelle Lee


This week’s Of Note post on KCD casting director Michelle Lee is the second post in the new series. The first post was of make-up maven Pat McGrath. I hope you are enjoying this new series. If you have suggestions/feedback, let me know in the comments section or email me.

Casting director Michelle Lee was born in New Jersey and thought that one day she would become a lawyer, but fate had other plans.  She moved to New York City and became a fashion show producer with top fashion firm KCD. Through producing fashion shows and a brief stint with renowned casting director Jennifer Venditti, Lee found that she could make a living finding models for editorials, ads, and fashion shows. She never knew that the role of casting director even existed before that time.

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The Last Of Paris

Paris Fashion Week is over and that means that all of the major fashion weeks are done until February and I can now go back to spending most of my time studying and finishing my DIY projects. Speaking of which; I completed this DIY last week from Alice & Daisy and am almost done with this one from love Maegan. I’ve also been hand-sewing and mending things, but that is neither here nor there! Here are the reviews. Photos from Style.com.

I think Sarah Burton did a great job with Alexander McQueen’s collection. There were some motifs, shapes, and textures happening in the collection that made everything seem familiar. Nothing strayed to far from what McQueen used to do.
Alexander McQueen
Louis Vuitton was beautiful. I will admit…there were some pieces that I thought were absolutely ridiculous, but the bulk of the clothes were amazing. Marc Jacobs did a great job with this Asian inspired collection.
Louis Vuitton
The last day of Paris Fashion Week also marked the last time John Paul Gaultier designs a collection for Hermes, and boy did he go out with a bang. He had fashion icon Farida Khelfa walk for him and a whole slew of dressage riders on horseback. Everything fit his horse theme perfectly.
Hermes

More NYFW Show Reviews

Some people are saying that the shows have been boring and bland this year, but I am a fan. I think a lot of these collections are really good, better than some other years. Maybe it is because I am looking at the things that designers have done in the past as opposed to looking at the season as a whole, lumping all designers together. Because I can’t get to my computer to do collages, we are going to try slideshows. Please tell me if you like the slideshows more than the collages that I make. Photos from Vogue.com.
Marc Jacobs Spring 2011
Marc Jacobs was a ball of colorful 70s glamour.  Everything was wild, crazy, and bright. No minimalism here at all. Light fabrics, satins and silks, big hats, and big slits reigned supreme for this collection.
Sophie Theallet Spring 2011
Sophie Theallet was beautiful, colorful, and feminine. The details in this collection are really breathtaking. I really loved the way that everything looked like how a spring collection should be. I loved Rodarte and Nikolas K, but I feel like spring collections should look like they belong in the spring, not the fall.
Rodarte Spring 2011

New Contest on Shop It To Me!

Shop It To Me will be giving away one of four very fabulous bags! The winner will be able to choose from the following:
Alexander Wang Diego bag
Rebecca Minkoff Morning After bag
Marc Jacobs Quilted bag
Tory Burch Louiisa bag

For every friend that a subscriber gets to sign up for Shop It To Me, she’ll get another entry to win!

For members to enter, just go to www.shopittome.com/refer

In honor of New York Fashion Week, they’ve added a new NYFW Brands tab . Here you can see which designers are showing their Spring/Summer collections, and add them to your profile!

Don’t forget to enter!!! Good luck!

UPDATED: I Wasn’t Going To Post Today But…

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!
FROM FASHIONISTA.COM:
One of the running news/gossip threads running through all of 2009 was when and where Marc and Lorenzo would finally tie the knot.

Would it happen in Provincetown? Turns out, no. Then rumors circulated about Brazilian nuptials. Now Guest of a Guest is reporting that the couple said “I do” while vacationing in St. Barths.

As if we weren’t already jealous seeing pictures of the gorgeous pair having a blast on the beach with their Louis bags and towels, their wedding cake (with replicas of Marc’s tattoos) and party pics look even more fun.

We know Rachel and Rodger were in town, so we’re assuming they attended the fete, complete with a dinner thrown by gallerist Larry Gagosian. We can’t wait to see the rest of the elite guest list.

Congrats to the newlyweds!!

UPDATE: According to The Cut,They are still engaged.

She’s Going Places


Like most models, you start working for a few years, and then maybe, just maybe you get your big break. Lara Stone is one of those models. After being in the business for a few years, she is finally getting her big break. I have to say that 2009 really was her year. Some say it is her “curves”, others say it is gap-toothed smile, and many are just plain fixated with her breasts. Either way, she has something that made Vogue Paris dedicate a whole issue to her.

Now Lara is the cover model for Love Magazine, and guess what?!?!? She’s naked on the cover. Surprise, surprise. She is also the new face of Louis Vuitton ,replacing Madonna who modeled in the LV ads for two seasons. Photos from The Cut. Oh and sorry for the nudity if you are at work.

UPDATED STEALS & DEALS LIST

Bad Bish


or maybe just Crazy Bish? Lady Gaga at Monday’s ACE awards where she accepted the Stylemaker award from Marc Jacobs. It’s nuts, but I think I like. MAC loves her too because Lady Gaga is going to be one of their new Viva Glam faces.
Photo from The Cut.

UPDATE: Today is the day the Beyonce/Lady Gaga “Videophone” video comes out! I’m so excited!

Beyoncĩ | Lady Gaga

Congratulations Goes Out To Marc and Lorenzo

From WWD:

Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone are engaged. The designer and his ad executive boyfriend, who have been together for about a year, will go public with the news beginning Thursday, when they arrive in Brazil wearing
rings. The couple is headed to Martone’s native Sao Paolo for a fete celebrating the Marc Jacobs multibrand store there, which opened in January. They have not set a wedding date.

CFDA Awards 2009 Nominees

From the CFDA website.

NEW YORK, March 17, 2009 – The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) announced yesterday that Marc Jacobs, Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte, and Narciso Rodriguez have been nominated for the Womenswear Designer of the Year Award. The 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards winners will be announced at the annual gala, generously underwritten by Swarovski, on June 15 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. The official announcement of nominees and honorees was made last night at an exclusive event hosted by Swarovski and the CFDA Board of Directors at the Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

In addition, Michael Bastian, Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders, and Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein have been nominated for the Menswear Designer of the Year Award, while Marc Jacobs, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler, and Vera Wang have been nominated for the Accessory Designer of the Year Award.

Thakoon Panichgul, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu have been nominated for the Swarovski Award for Womenswear. The nominees for the Swarovski Award for Menswear are Patrik Ervell, Robert Geller, and Tim Hamilton. For the Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, the nominees are Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry, Alejandro Ingelmo, and Albertus Q. Swanepoel. The Swarovski Award recipients in each category will receive generous financial support from Swarovski as well as exposure to the company’s vast and innovative CRYSTALLIZED TM – Swarovski Elements.

The Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Anna Sui.

The Board of Directors’ Special Tribute will be presented to First Lady Michelle Obama.

The other special award honorees are:
Eugenia Sheppard Award – Edward Nardoza, Editor-in-Chief, Women’s Wear Daily

International Award – Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton

Eleanor Lambert Award – Jim Moore, Creative Director, GQ

New York Fashion Week Fall 2k9!

Photos from Style.com

Thakoon and Marc Jacobs were amazing. They were both very colorful and structural. Thakoon had the tight 80s mini dresses that everyone is doing now and Babooska looking hats. Marc Jacobs Fall collection looked like Easter Eggs. I love it. Finally someone who isn’t afraid of the dreaded recession.