>> We all know Agyness is fierce, but man, someone has been working overtime on getting her press.
Two weeks ago, we learned that Agyness is "the new Kate Moss." My response? What mildly successful model isn't hailed as such?
Last Friday, we learned that Agyness just relocated to New York. And then her eating habits for the past week are recounted.
And yesterday, we learned that Agyness changed her name from Laura Hollins to Agyness Deyn because numerology told her mother that 'Agyness Deyn' would give her the most positive spiritual combination (and thus great success).
I'm curious to see what other nitty gritty detail about Agyness Mr. Overtime-working PR man (or woman) might want us to know next.
Posts for June 2007
>> Stella McCartney really seems to like using graphic designers M/M and their photoshopping techniques for her ad campaigns. The duo once again collaborated with Inez and Vinoodh to come up with this first fall 2007 Stella McCartney campaign image of Amber Valletta.
I have to say, judging by this sole image I have to go on, I think this is my favorite campaign work they've produced for Stella -- I like the clash between the more elegant black and white shot and the abstract geometric brightness of the inset shot. It very much sums up the mood of Stella's fall collection, which was overarchingly black and white with little punches of red and pink sprinkled throughout.
>> It seems like everyone has Coco Chanel on the brain as of late. You've got French actress Marina Hands playing Coco in the movie adaptation of the book Coco & Igor. You've got French actress Audrey Tautou playing Coco before she became famous in another biopic.
And you've got the recently released children's book, Different Like Coco, which I picked up over the weekend after reading a review of it in The New York Times. I was actually quite curious to see how someone would break down Gabrielle Chanel's life for the book's recommended age range of 5 to 9 years. When I think of illustrated kids books, I don't really think of biographical content, after all.
I opened the book and the endpapers are filled with Chanel quotes, my favorite being: "Luxury must be comfortable; otherwise it is not luxury." -- because it is simply so true. The pages are beautifully illustrated with watercolor drawings, and the reader learns everything from how Chanel came to have a shop on Rue Cambon to how she became the creator of Parisian couture. The book gives details about Chanel's life, but keeps it light and doesn't get dragged down. A perfect gift for the aspiring little fashionette, or if you're like me, the book is great to satiate the child within.
>> I sincerely apologize for the lack of updates and the lack of communication -- I have missed you all greatly and there is much for us to discuss, so don't fret -- fash is not dead. Only on a temporary hiatus, which should end very very soon. I promise. Thank you for understanding!