Posts for August 2006
>> As much as I like the flexibility that comes with modern clothes, there's something that's always been so fascinating about huge crinolined gowns with yards and yards of trains. These are the clothes I wear in my dreams.
Annie Leibovitz's editorial for September US Vogue features both modern and rococo versions of these huge gowns -- and I'm in heaven. These gowns, if nothing else, are the reason why we can't let couture die.
>> Hilary, Lily, Gemma? They all get paid to do this.
>> I was skeptical at first. Usually Bee Shaffer's columns are so ho-hum, and this one was about internships, so I was expecting it to be a rehash of the New York Times article on interns from about a week ago. But no, Bee went and got all scandalous on us. Maybe she was inspired by the recent publication of Fashion Babylon, which sounds sinfully scandalous, but I don't know, because I'm still waiting for my copy to get here, Mr. Ebay Seller.
In any case, Bee pulls the cover off that highly-publicized internship Mary-Kate Olsen had a few years back with Annie Liebowitz:
I happen to know one of Mary-Kate's fellow interns and he informed me that she didn't know what a negative was, and that when she attended a Sarah Jessica Parker shoot, she only stayed for an hour and all she did was sit and smoke Marlboro Reds. Apparently, she not only left the photo assistants dumbfounded, but also Ms. Parker, who muttered: "What the hell is an Olsen twin doing here?"
>> So I've been working on this for a while now, ever since the idea popped into my head sometime around March. I've always been obsessed with illustrated tees, and I love to keep fashionologie ever-evolving, so it was perfect -- enter shop fashionologie. Right now it's a very very tiny shop, with only one ware, but it's a darn good ware, goshdarnit. No need to belittle it just because it's all by its lonesome self.
From whence it came? We threw a strand of Irina Lazareanu's hair, a copy of Hamlet, and a twig into a cauldron, boiled and bubbled it, and POOF! The product of our labors. When paired with gold lame, it looks just smashing. Smashing, baby.
But before I get too delusional on you, I'm very excited about shop fashionologie. Hopefully more illustrated tees will be coming your way very soon -- or maybe something else? Who knows what the future could hold.