>> I don't always love what she wears (these two dresses I would not wear myself, for instance), but I love that Cate Blanchett always dares to be different on the red carpet -- she doesn't really do the typical black blah. She always pulls it off so well, too.
Posts for May 2006
>> Nylon magazine gave all of us internet junkies a present this month -- their June/July issue, the music and myspace issue, is totally online. Every single page of it. Yeah, I know, a myspace issue -- slightly lame. But with as much money as I spend on magazines, I'm not going to complain about a free one once in a while.
>> I feel like Goldilocks when looking at this editorial for the May 2006 Vogue Italia, shot by Steven Meisel, who else? Because when looking at the pictures, Heather Bratton's are okay, Coco Rocha's are better, but this one picture of Daiane Conterato, in her Vogue Italia debut, is by far the best. The fuschia tint added to her gamine/film noir makeup is awesome. Not to mention, what a great Chanel hat. Very striking. And the name of the editorial gave me a laugh -- "No esta noche, darling" -- not tonight, darling.
>> Only a theatre production so ingrained in fashion would include a Chanel runway sample and Prada pumps as props. Mariacarla Boscono and Margherita Missoni starred in an off-off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Maids on Saturday. I knew Margherita had actress ambitions, what with her studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, but Mariacarla, too? Or maybe she just liked wearing a stringy black wig, crawling around on all fours, and whipping Margherita with a belt (all of which she did for the production).
The best news yet, however: Mariacarla's promise. "For couture, I am doing something different with my hair. You will see -- it will be a complete transformation!" Can't wait.
>> It cracks me up to compare the different "it" girls -- us Americans have representation from the likes of Lindsay Lohan, the Brits have Sienna Miller, and then there's the French version.
The French magazine Jalouse just named Valentine Fillol-Cordier their "it" girl of the moment. It's just amazing how natural and laidback and just real she looks compared to her counterparts. And I like that. She's quite the femme mysterieuse -- it is so very hard to find pictures of her on the internet. And I quite like that as well -- that she doesn't milk the spotlight for all it's worth. She does very much have that effortlessly chic feel to her that is so very French. The accompanying editorial they had in Jalouse will illustrate what I mean for you -- and she wears this great clock necklace throughout.
>> There is a great little Anna Sui dress on sale just waiting for you. Drop waist, fun texture (including gold, one of the colors you're going to want to have for fall), and yet very simple. So many different ways you could wear it. Plus, who can resist the cute little bow on the back?
>> Lindsay Lohan is no (young) Liz Taylor, that's for sure. Kaiser Karl shot her for the June issue of Interview as both Liz and Clara Bow. When is someone going to tell Karl that his photographs just aren't that exciting? Maybe Lindsay returned the favor when she shot him for an upcoming issue of Interview, and dressed him up as Marilyn. Or something. Seems like everyone wants to be Marilyn these days.