>> I was checking out the summer collection at A.P.C. yesterday, and I came across this tunic/artist's smock. There's something very appealing to me about it, it's flowy, loose hippy-ish feel. It very much reminds me of something you might see at Chloe. So here I was perched to buy, and it was all sold out. All. Sold. Out. I hate when that happens. I guess I shan't be led into temptation today.
Posts for March 2006
>> Hedi Slimane, king of skinny ties and skinny jeans, went through a preppy stage when he was younger -- he insisted on the "perfect polo shirt, the perfect khakis." I guess we all have fashion moments we regret...
That fact and more about Mr. Slimane in an interesting article -- and I do mean interesting (Hedi eats baby food?)-- from the latest New Yorker.
>> Cintia Dicker was noticeably absent from the runways -- I got worried -- she's my favorite redhead. FWD is reporting that she was just shooting a huge ad campaign rumored to be for L'Oreal. Could they have scheduled it for a worse time?
>> I feel like Tanya Dziahileva has been everywhere lately -- on the fall runways, in editorials... and I'm wondering -- will she be the next Gemma Ward? I'm not sure about her look -- her long blonde hair is gorgeous... but something about her pout bothers me a bit. She does look nice in this shoot for Numero 70, though.
>> She's from Berkeley, California, but now calls Paris home. She's just 24, a Parsons graduate. She's Erin Fetherston (above, in red), and I've been watching her for a while now. Her fall collection -- frothy, flirty, feminine -- was shown in a Parisian apartment, with votive candles, white roses, and the models circling the room, mingling with the guests. But the clothes weren't the only thing debuting that night -- Erin's first fashion film did as well. Starring Kirsten Dunst. Filmed by Ellen Von Unwerth. Big names for a fledging designer to be associated with -- but it doesn't surprise me that Kirsten was involved -- Erin's clothes seem right up her alley. The film, named "Wendybird" after the collection, sounds beautiful -- in grainy black and white, it tells the story of five uniformed girls discovering a chest of dress-up clothes (all from Erin's collection). So she's got beautiful clothes, good connections -- did I mention that she's eloquent, too? What doesn't this girl have? I'll have to get back to you on that one -- I've got nothing.
>> If you were Daria Werbowy, it's estimated you could command up to $20,000 CAD (about $17,300 USD) per catwalk appearance. Not too shabby for a couple of 100 yard excursions...
**source: toronto sun
>> I was looking through the latest edition of Vogue Paris, when I came across this picture by Guy Bourdin -- I've always loved how unnerving and surreal his shots are -- there's this whole set he did with legs below the knee in heels walking around in different places that look straight out of a Dali painting. But this picture, I like... because at first, it looks like there's just a leg, hanging there... and then you realize the rest of the girl is probably hidden under the cloth.
>> 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!)