>> INSIDER WIRE —032c, a Berlin-based art and culture magazine, scored a rare interview for its new "Post-America issue" with Steven Meisel — and Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell both weigh in. The man has photographed two decades worth of Vogue Italia covers — speaking of which, he has a new favorite subject — Katrin Thormann, who he's put on the cover in both November and December Vogue Italia. [The Moment]
Posts for December 5th 2008
>> A couple of days ago, we got to see the teaser for the ten minute silent film Karl Lagerfeld produced to introduce his extravagant Chanel Paris-Moscow show. Now, the full-fledged directorial debut is available, with Edita Vilkeviciute as a lounging, smoking, staring Coco Chanel, and other assorted members of Karl's entourage in the supporting roles. Karl takes the opportunity to poke fun at Chanel's rival Poiret — "What is that horror you're wearing?" — and there's another humorous moment involving a deliveryman and some hat boxes, but generally speaking, he should stick to the clothes.
One of our favorite styling tricks from the Fall 08 season is matching opaque tights and statement shoes--if you can manage to put these together, the rest of your outfit can be simple and classic. Whether it's a pair of cut-out sandals, covered platforms, or lace-up booties, grab a pair of opaque hosiery to match your favorite shoes for the season and you'll be good to go.
MaxMara, who showed quite a colorful collection this Spring 09, did more of what we've glimpsed prior to this season and hoped would gain momentum: namely, the blazer cum dress, the coat dress, or, the power suit for girls who hate wearing trousers. In the MaxMara show it cropped up sleeveless and black and in a black and white check that would take a girl from Fall to Spring quite nicely. It is a trend for women who like showing off a little leg, or who will only go 'mini' under the most serious circumstances. If the dress actually opens up, well, that just seals the deal for us. Wearing a super sized blazer with a cotton t-shirt and jeans would also come in handy on days when your wardrobe just doesn't seem to fit.
To see our gallery of the Spring 2009 MaxMara collection, which showed as part of Milan Fashion Week, click here.
Ever since we editorialized our love of leather shorts--it's all we can think about. When shopping vintage, it heads the top of our list. When talking spring shopping, it is the lead-in to our discussion. It has, in other words, been one of the top things on our fashion list from posting to shopping to friendly conversation. And then, out of nowhere, came a pair of ninety dollar leather shorts by Cheap Monday. Thanks to Tobi we can see the pair at all angles and thanks to e-commerce we needn't search through vintage stores for the next three months to find them.
In preparation for our Seasoned Street photo shoot we pulled some extra special pieces from Lower East Side staple Marmalade Vintage. This store was one we knew prior to our shoot, it was, in fact, the place we bought our first (and favorite) pair of high waisted Wrangler shorts, back in our NYU days. Needless to say, we've a soft spot for the shop and wanted to interview the owner and buyer, Hannah Kurland, about all things vintage. Our interview below.
Just when we were getting ready to purchase the Alexander Wang thermal onesy we happened upon this J Crew incarnation and the similarity has us thinking twice. A thermal or cotton onesy, no matter how you slice it, is no stroke of genius. What had us ready to spend so much on the Wang offering was that, up until recently, we just couldn't find one. For the longest time we stalked Splendid line sheets and Target pajama sections and the closest we came was a lace version from Lover (which we promptly bought) that, however nice, was not exactly what we were looking for. Now, long-john-like onesys are popping up everywhere and we can't make up our minds from where or how much we should indulge. Needless to say, if you weren't convinced by Wang you can pick up on this trend for much, much less. Who knew!
Lewis Cho has gone e-commerce and given their customers a month-long discount code in celebration. Although the selection is small, there is also a well-organized way to page through the entire collection, giving you the option to fall in love with a Lewis Cho frock and find it from one of their retailers. Unless of course you find the discount too good to pass up. Shop right here.