Posts for March 10th 2006
>> Looks like Keira Knightley's going to back in US Vogue very very soon -- even after her Wizard of Oz editorial that bombed just last December. Could our loquacious Vogue intern have predicted the covers correctly after all?
**EDIT: I have been informed that I should never assume anything ever again. Also that this shoot is actually going to be in the UK Vogue, rather than US, as I mistakenly reported earlier. (Thanks Sebastiana!)
>> Leopard is one of those things that can either look really good or really, really bad -- there's no in-between. With leopard all over the runways, I figure we should take some pointers from the world's best-dressed woman -- Kate Moss -- so we can get the look right.
To start out with, we have this lovely see-through ensemble at right with leopard-print undies. A good look, eh? Are you having a heart attack? Well don't, because I'm just kidding -- this a big no-no, courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana circa '97. I just found it amusing when I was looking around for pictures of Kate in leopard.
Getting serious now, leopard typically looks good in small quantities -- a clutch, some pointy-toed flats, and the like. Leopard boots are a no-go, as far as I'm concerned. The only exception to the leopard-only-in-small-quantities-rule would be the leopard coat, because it's a classic -- Jackie O. had one (real, too).
As far as color schemes, Kate always pairs her leopard with an all-black outfit, black with a punch of red somewhere, or a light yellow dress. These all seem to work well, and I can't really think of any other colors off the top of my head that might look good. I've been known to be wrong, however, so don't count this as the gospel truth -- but black, red, or pale yellow (and of course denim) are the colors I tend to stick to with leopard.
>> I found this necklace a while back, but only after it was out of stock. Why do online stores do that to us -- leave their wares up after they've all been sold? It's like they have the Gingerbread Man complex or something... (Ha, ha, ha... you can't catch me, I'm the [insert name of item you wanted here]). Not that I'm bitter or anything, because I finally found the necklace on sale again -- at a different store. It's a snake biting down on a Swarovski crystal, with peridot Swarovski eyes. The big crystal even has cracks on it. My only reservation is I wish they hadn't used such a bling big crystal -- it might be a little bit too shiny and eye-catching for my taste -- I haven't decided yet. But the idea is way cool.