Posts for March 7th 2008
There are no two people who elicit more fashion 'inspiration' than Brigitte Bardot and Serge Gainsbourg. Frankly, every season you'll find a designer inspired by one of the two. And, because that sexy French, 'I endorse weaponry and cigarette smoking', thing never really goes out of style, this video fits right in with our footage of the Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Lanvin, and Chanel fashion shows. In the end, man, it's all one big dressing room filled with neckties, hats, and pencil skirts. Put it to some music, make sure handsome, charismatic people are involved, and you're deeply embedded in the allure of the industry. Now, it's Friday, be like a designer and think: What would Bardot do? (Answer: Probably Serge Gainsbourg).
Whoa buddy. John Galliano's Fall 2008 collection was mimicked by it's makeup. That is, painted eyes reflected the palate of the collection and put power behind typically whimsical colors. When you think of salmon and periwinkle, you think of sherbet and slip dresses. When you see the John Galliano crazy eye, you think of a Davie Bowie circus warrior. Just how exactly, does this makeup translate to real life? We're betting on modest colored lids and fake eyelashes, maybe a nude lip to balance things out. Take John Galliano, turn down the volume and kick out the freeloaders, and you've got yourself something chic and optimistic happening for Fall. Thank god, another plum dress (no offense, darling) and we would have thrown in the Fall 08 towel.
We also have impressive designer video interviews and original editorial spreads. May we cordially suggest perusing our selection? Enjoy New York Fashion Week Designer Video Interviews from Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karan for DKNY,Michael Kors, Isaac Mizrahi, Nicole Miller, Erin Fetherston, Ashleigh Verrier , Adam Lippes, James Coviello, John Varvatos , Monique Lhuillier, Joanna Mastroianni, Tory Burch, Neeam Khan
Photo: Don Ashby and Olivier Claisse for Style.com
Broke skinny hipsters found a savior in Cheap Monday. A $60 pair of jeans that denoted status as an indie favorite (well OK maybe two years ago) kept new Williamsburg transplants without trust funds from stocking their wardrobes entirely from H&M and American Apparel. Alas those halycon days of independent Swedish denim that said "I'm cool, my jeans are hot, and I didn't drop $200 at APC or Earnest Sewn" are over. H&M has taken a 60% stake in the label. Or rather a stake in its parent company Fabric Scandinavian AB. We have no idea what it means except that they are going to have to start stocking larger sizes. Size 27 doesn't really cut it in the heartland these days. Weirdly H&M CEO Leif Persson seems more interested in Cheap Monday sister brand Monki as a stand alone portfolio piece. We are guessing he hasn't been to Brooklyn in a while.