Los Angeles Fashion Week Nonja Mckenzie Spring 2009 Photos by Frazer Harrison
Posts for October 16th 2008
>> INSIDER WIRE —We've got a pretty good idea of what Carine Roitfeld's apartment looks like, but what about Anna Wintour's four story Sullivan Street townhouse — the one that Conde Nast supposedly helped her procure? That's just where she hosted the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund cocktail party Tuesday night, so if you peek around the people, you can get the gist — she's even got a pineapple plant in there! [Style.com]
>> Hedi Slimane has been plenty coy about his whereabouts and doings since he left Dior Homme in July 2007, but there's been one constant: his photography. Until now, he's been working for Vogue Paris, V, and such without representation, but now, confirming last month's rumors, he's been exclusively signed by IMG-owned management agency Art + Commerce.
Such a move indicates that Hedi is moving full-steam ahead with his photography, leaving his designing to be a thing of the past, since Art + Commerce represents photographers, hairstylists, makeup artists, stylists, illustrators, even art directors — but not designers. Or maybe he's just doing things the Tom Ford way — leaving design on bad terms for another career, only to come back a few years later with his own successful label. Regardless, what a coup for Art + Commerce — I guess this could have been one of those options he has been so surreptitiously considering.
>> THE MODELIZER —Iekeliene Stange may be in Nepal right about now, but as she takes a break from the model scenery and photographs something else for that upcoming gallery opening she's hoping to have, she's shared her favorite shots from the Spring 2009 season — even adding her own commentary. Kamila Filipcikova making a funny face, Kinga Rajzak killing a fly in Rodarte . . . they're all there. [Style.com]
We are hormonal, tired and craving brownies so in order to keep ourselves from going into a bitch fit over our estrogen levels we are distracting ourselves with the clever quips of our community.
Debutante Clothing wonders if eLuxury's new men's vintage collection is worthe the high price tag. Men's vintage is harder to find its true but even we are surprised by the cost.
We never would have thought to combine cedar and lime but the Daily Obsession's review of Jo Malone's scent has us itching to test it out.
And if you want more Daily Obsession The Jet Set Girls has a look inside Daily Obsession's carry on luggage.
Manolo Brides proves that a la Elle Woods's best friend Paulette Bonafonté if you want to do something REALLY classy you should go for leather. No its not just a joke, some of the dresses are pretty decent.
Though the glasses looked kind of silly, we liked the fact that the Alessa Casati Spring 2009 collection turned up neon when it came to piping, shoes, accessories, and the occasional solid garment. Having really enjoyed the Operations Spring 09 collection, where the designers used hints of orange and green in their collection, we're happy to see this trend from another designer. Otheriwse, the Alessa Casati collection had some very nice contemporary pieces where the draping seemed right and the overall feeling was young and energetic. Some garments fit the models better than others but that's probably because the models at Mexico Fashion Week come in all shapes and sizes. We're not saying it's a bad thing, just recognizing that these women offer a little more than a clothes hanger.
>> Tuesday en route to New York, an heir to Hermes pulled a Naomi Campbell. While on an Air France flight, Mathias Guerrand-Hermes, 36, attacked the captain, grabbing his crotch and then trying to punch him. Afterward, he was restrained by the captain and three flight attendants, handcuffed, shackled, and tied to a seat in first class until he was subsequently arrested and charged with one count of interfering with flight crew members.
Hermes started behaving strangely three hours into the flight, after taking a prescription aspirinlike drug, Propofan, and “quite a bit of alcohol.” When asked for comment, the fashion house Hermes released a statement Wednesday, saying that "Mr. Mathias Guerrand" had no company role and that there would be no comment.
We're gearing up for some bridal happenings in New York this weekend and it occurred to us that there might be some unofficial wedding dresses lurking in the Spring 09 collections. It was, in fact, Jasper Conran, Giambattista Valli, and Dolce & Gabbana who really crossed those boundaries and perhaps not accidentally. A woman, after all, is likely to spend more on her wedding dress than any garment she'll buy for the rest of her life. It's only safe to assume that some designers might think to make a few white frocks in order to nab those one-time consumers. Or maybe we're just paranoid. To see the February Bridal Shows, click here. Below, our gallery of Spring 09's unofficial wedding dresses. Some requiring little imagination at all.
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