>> What would Lagerfeld do if he didn't make us laugh?
Posts for September 10th 2006
>> What was Luella thinking when she chose all these hideous patterns?
The mirror dress is pretty cool though. Wearable? Maybe not. Cool though.
>> In the midst of a bunch of drab color schemes and Chloe-knockoff collections, Yigal Azrouel's Spring/Summer 2007 collection definitely stands out from the pack. Not because it has a big punch of color running throughout (in fact, everything's white and shades of gray), and not because there are any groundbreaking shapes, but because of the draping and the minimalism. Yes, Helmut Lang is one of those designers everyone likes to compare up-and-comers to, like all new models seem to be "the next Kate Moss," but Yigal's spring line is different. The Helmut Lang undertones are definitely noticeable, but he carries it off well on his own. There's not too much Helmut, or too much copycatting. Plus, I really like the shape of these pants.
>> It's amazing what a good haircut can do for your career -- just ask Irina. The latest (lucky) victim of "the good haircut" is Alison Nix, whose brown bob resembles Louise Brooks' so closely it could have been taken off the woman herself. And it's propelled her into the it-new-model realm along with another owner of the brunette bob: Pat Schmid. Oh, and Rachel Alexander has one, too (are we seeing a trend here?).
So remember models, if your career is beginning to flounder, chop that hair up -- just look what it's done for Irina, Alison, and Mariacarla.
Photo via The Sartorialist
>> One of the shows in New York I am most looking forward to is Rodarte (Tuesday at 6 pm!), so I thought I would share this little tidbit for all you fellow fans, courtesy of style.com, which of course got a preview last Thursday:
"It's Gainsborough meets Richard Avedon," Laura Mulleavy said, showing off six looks—five dresses and one pantsuit—that made lovely use of the duo's stash of antique lace, some of which is hand-painted. Expect blacks, whites, yellow-golds, shocking pinks, and, in a departure from their more sinuous fall pieces, lots of stiff volumes.
>> We all knew this was coming from the twins who like to capitalize on everything they possibly can. Ashley Olsen, who has now well established herself as fashion it-girl extraordinaire, will be rolling out a clothing line called The Row, reports FWD. Any other such details are kept well under wraps, but those who attended the Balenciaga fete on Friday night got a preview glimpse of one piece -- Miss Ashley wore a forest-green and navy plaid jacket from the line.