Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Kirsten avec Miu Miu

Apparently Kirsten Dunst will be the new face for the Miu Miu ad campaign. She will be the face of the Spring 2008 ads. We've already seen what Miuccia can do for Selma Blair, Maggie Gyllenhall (and how she even made Lindsay Lohan look pretty darn cool)

Actually, I like Dunst so hopefully the pictures are unique as we've seen before

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Well Hello Kitty

An Amusing story for you:

An old hello kitty gadget is being re-introduced to the global market. A shoulder massager. There seems to be a lot of controversy associated with it though. Says Andrea Sobel, vice-president of the American Sanrio company, “I have no idea what people may have used it for,” she said. “The product was marketed as a shoulder massager. That’s what it was sold as.”

Friday, November 23, 2007

A Little Remodeling has gone through some new renovations. It appears that the website is no longer home to both W magazine and Vogue. W Magazine now has its own website and Vogue is still attached to the site.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Unlocking an Hermes Kelly Bag

So we've all heard the rumor of a giant waiting list for any Hermes bag, but what's the truth. I went into the Hermes store in search of answers. How many people are on this list? How does it work? etc. etc. Well it turns out, the buyer ready to set down a few thousand dollars chooses everything from size to leather to color of the bag writes it down on a sheet with their Name Address and Phone Number and when said bag enters their local store they are called and can claim their bag. Well apparently the list is kept hush hush as well as its contents. The very nice salesman I spoke with said that they aren't even allowed to talk about their bags over the phone.

So hush hush, I probably wasn't even supposed to tell you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"This is my Mother's house"

I just recently sat down to watch the documentary "Grey Gardens" after seeing almost every fashion magazine do their take on the film. It was extraordinary. I now find myself quoting the two Kennedy outcasts on a daily basis. Saying things such as "I'm a STAUNCH character!" and "I'm really an organized person I just can't find it -you see?"

So as I researched more about the film I ran across something VERY interesting. It's being made into a film. And who will be playing little Edie you ask? Why Drew Barrymore.

I don't know if I'm liking this or not.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

The London times ran an intresting article on what is in so famous British celebrities bags -- toys, airborne and even tabasco sauce.
My favourite is my Hermès Kelly bag, in which I always carry my DVB sunglasses, my BlackBerry, a small make-up bag with a few essentials, baby wipes, some toys for the boys when they’re out and about and a spare nappy for Cruz.

I love Luella’s bags – they are beautifully made and you don’t see them everywhere. Inside is my BlackBerry, which has changed my life; Ruby & Millie Face Gloss, which gives a natural glow and stops you looking like a dog’s dinner; Airborne Formula, a fizzy vitamin thing that is amazing for avoiding bugs on planes; Oyster card; pictures of my family; and a Moleskine sketchbook.

I feel rather antilabel about handbags these days – they’re all a little too Wagtastic. I’m using an anonymous suede bag by Fratelli Rossetti. Inside is a Givenchy powder compact in Happy Sun, a Letts Ladydate diary, a tube of Colman’s English mustard, a mini supply of Maldon salt, a mini bottle of Tabasco, my BlackBerry and a digital camera for taking pictures of everything I eat.

My bag is a Chanel 2.55 that was a present from my husband three years ago. I still haven’t found anything that could replace it. Inside are my two favourite lipsticks, Amplified Orange by Mac and a shocking-pink YSL; my LG Shine mobile, which doubles as a mirror; Shu Uemura Depsea Water in Rose and Shu Uemura mascara; YSL vintage sunglasses; Flavigny Pastilles, preferably violet flavour; and my Eiffel Tower gold pen, found when tourist shopping in Paris.

I’m using a classic black leather Chanel bag. I use the same routine when it comes to packing it and follow it religiously: diary, camera (you never know when you will need one), St Tropez Bronzer, Nars blusher, Pout lip plump, YSL mascara, my own Coleen X perfume, green Wrigley’s Extra, credit cards and money in case I need to take a taxi. "

Some Like it Hot

So, who doesn't love Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch and Some Like it Hot?, but new photos have recently been released showing how she looked before the glamour years, and I've got to say the transformation is spectacular. She grew up Norma Jeane but changed her name (kind of like Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's no?)

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Big One

I know everyone has already heard that the infamous HBO show Sex and the City is making its way to the big screen -- but to tide you over until it actually comes out here are some shots from filming

A Bit of Spice

They're back and skinnier than ever (well some of them) The Spice Girl tour has begun and if you want to go back to your younger days of dancing to If you wanna be my lover buy a ticket -- they may be in a city near you

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Sorry it's been so long will write again shortly

Monday, October 29, 2007

Times They are A'Changin

Two words you never thought you would hear in the same sentence :: Robert Cavalli and H&M.
That's right Cavalli is designing the next inexpensive line for the store. Expect long lines at all stores when it launches on November 8 (don't tell me you forgot about the Stella McCartney raid already?) He's calling this collection his "flash collection" and it will feature his signature leopard print.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh Sweet Nostalgia

In the October issue of Vogue magazine writer Joyce Maynard was featured. The article intrigued me because it was about an author who wrote a novel looking back - the catch is she was looking back on her life at only eighteen. The article can be found here. The novel Looking Back is really intriguing about her life growing up in the sixties covering events such as beatlemania and those wonderful sitcom television shows (andy griffith and i love lucy ring a bell?) I had to buy it offline because the novel is a nightmare finding in stores (it could be out of print) anyways invest - you'll love it

Thursday, October 18, 2007

You're my Shining Star

Sitting at the computer bored? Dress up ashley olsen's stardoll online. It might entertain you for 5 minutes and is quite silly.

Sinatra said, New York New York

Micheal Kors wins my heart with this look.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

An Apple A Day..

Louis Vuitton sent the first dozen or so models out in nurse type costumes putting more emphasis on the bags, but I've got to admit I do not like those transparent dresses they have one. yuck. Others war huge gauzy type bows in their hair.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Wear you Say? is one of the neatest websites I've seen (though it could use a bit more organization) check it out. it shows exactly what celebrities are wearing and you can even ask them for specific information on a look.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Via E-card

The New York Times did an article on e-cards and this amazingly witty site. The site is composed of some of the funniest cards I've ever seen and I immediately sent a few to some friends. So e-cards are no longer geeky attempts to cover the fact that you forgot someone's birthday.

I Love NY

I just received the New Yorker style issue in the mail and am pouring over the witty stories and interviews. One of my favorite aspects of the magazine, the cover, was so perfect for the issue. I tried to fine the cover image online but failed. It has all these little old ladies living in shoes as the nursery rhyme says but a big pink pump is in the background and obviously not to the likings of the old ladies.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Alice in Wonderland

The newest Go:International Designer at Target is Alice Temperley and I've already made a few purchases (and plan to make more..) The items are adorable. Black and White with hints of blues and pinks.

My personal favorites?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Venturing 'Into the Wild'

I just saw an interview pertaining to the new movie "Into the Wild" starting Emile Hirsch. It's based on a book and I can't wait to pick it up. The novel follows the true story of a young man who backpacked around America in an attempt to find himself. After traveling the daunting wilderness of Alaska, the boy was found emaciated and dead in an abandoned bus which he had converted into his own home. The movie opens nationwide in October and was directed by Sean Penn.

Monday, September 10, 2007


There's a neat article on that you can find here. It profiles three stylists and what it is they actually do. my suggestion: read it.

Oh the Savagery,

The fashion choices have been so good this year -- the trends so eloquent.

so why the hell did Britney Spears choose to wear this?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

September Playlist

1. Alfie - Lily Allen
2. Don’t think Twice It’s Alright - Bob Dylan
3. Rhythm and Soul - Spoon
4. Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
5. D-A-N-C-E - Justice
6. Bucky Done Gun - M.I.A
7. Like A Rainbow - Rolling Stones
8. Woman - Wolfmother
9. Fire Eye’d Boy- Broken Social Scene
10. Pull Shapes -The Pipettes
11. In The Morning- Razorlight
12. The End Had No End- The Strokes
13. Hanging On the Telephone- Blondie
14. Love is No Big Truth- Kings of Convenience

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tuck It In!

I love this look on Mary-Kate Olsen. I am trying so hard to pull off the tucked in look. And the purse zut allor! how can she fit her life in that?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Leave Her a-Lohan

So just finished reading the September Elle article about Lindsay Lohan in which she explains herself as a girl just trying to live her life. She boasts about her career and "talents" (“I just want to be nominated for an award for all the work I’ve done. It’s so funny – people forget that I played two characters in Parent Trap when I was twelve years old.”)and throws down stupid jokes like "how do you make a blond laugh on Saturday? tell her a joke on Wednesday." Believe me when I say it's not worth your time. And as that t-shirt says "Leave her a-Lohan" (so that we don't have to suffer through seeing her anymore!!!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Here Comes the Bride..

Who just got married? Why, it's A.C. Newman lead singer of the New Pornographers. Neko Case (another singer for the band) sang at the wedding for Newman and his wife Christy Simpson (marketing manager of their label Matador Records) Also, it was reported that band Mates of State sang their version of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" at the after-party.

The New Pornographers new CD is out entitled "Challengers"

Book Review To Come

I just ordered a book with quite the intriguing title

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

Be ready for a book review.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

She's Bacckk.

Zandra Rhodes, known for her hot pink hair and zany colorful array of eyeshadow, is back in New York. She recently designed a line for Topshop and a make-up line for M.A.C., but Rhodes is back for the thing we call, fashion. Be prepared to see those colorful fabrics we've been missing.

You Ain't Nothin' but a Hounddog

Today is the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis, and fans are going Elvis paraphernalia crazy. This article is about an Elvis Presley vigil in Graceland, Elvis' hometown. Others are paying their tributes in Canada, some are remenicing on the way he changed their lives, and the Brits are paying their respects as well.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Read

Today as I browsed through one of my favorite stores ever (ahem, Anthropologie) I ran across a book that I just had to have. The photos and illustrations are amazing and it's definitly worthy of your bedside table. I found it on (one of my favorite websites) for you.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

What's in Style?

Well Divorce of course! According the the New York Times since the real-estate market is at a high, couples can sell their homes for a hefty price and then afford to have the divorce they dreamed of. My favorite quote: “The real estate market allowed her to buy her freedom.”

Friday, August 10, 2007

My Response "Nu Uh!"

We all love Vera Wang right? Her wedding dress on Jessica Simpson (even if we don't like Jessica Simpson), her Princess perfume, but it's so expensive. Luxury has its cost right? I've been having fun with the Go:International lines with Target but now -- now I'll be heading to Kohl's for Simply Vera. Yes, Vera is doing a casual (and cheap!) line for Kohl's coming out September 9! You can get a preview on this website. The ads are based on The Wizard of Oz.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Oh so weak..

Our weak dollar = higher designer prices (is it possible?) Enjoy the bit in which shoppers are said to have "caviar taste" and the nice photo of a ladies arm with wads of cash.

The Rush Hour

Barney's is having a warehouse sale... be warned. Mad rushes of people might be coming you're way - will you be one of them?

Too One-Sided?

I love this Jil Sander dress that Kate Bosworth recently wore to the premiere of the movie The Eleventh Hour.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Monthly it-tunes

I've come up with a new idea. I will now do a "Monthly Playlist" of songs I'm listening to this month. Thus, I begin --

August Playlist
1. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
2. Swimmers - Broken Social Scene
3. The Greatest - Cat Power
4. Everything I Cannot See - Charlotte Gainsbourg
5. La Vie Un Rose - Edith Piaf
6. Brandy Alexander - Feist
7. How Can It Be - Forever Thursday
8. Stay Out of Trouble - Kings of Convenience
9. The Bucket - Kings of Leon
10. You're Gonna Make me Lonesome when You Go - Madelyn Peyroux
11. Ceremony - New Order
12. Take Pills - Panda Bear
13. Amsterdam - Peter Bjorn and John
14. Hotel Song - Regina Spektor
15. Phantom Limb - The Shins
16. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case - Spoon
17. Now Now - St. Vincent
18. Take it or Leave It - The Strokes
19. Impossible Germany - Wilco

20. Phenomena - Yeah yeah Yeahs

Miller or Winehouse?

Though there were rumors flying around that Amy Winehouse would be on the cover of the infamous September issue of Vogue, it turns out that actually Sienna Miller will be gracing the gigantic issue.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

And we all say "Dali!"

While visiting the Tate Modern in London, there was an exhibition going on featuring Salvadore Dali's works. Sadly, I was at a loss of time and thus was not able to see the exhibit, but it did leave me to want to research the man, and I surprisingly found that he has a connection with the fashion world. He actually worked with Coco Chanel doing fashion and jewelery designs. He also designed costumes for the Ballets Russes de Montecarlo's first performance at the Metropolitan Opera House of Labyrinth.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

As Big as a Harry Potter Novel..

The September issue of Vogue, the famed September issue will have 727 pages of ads as reported by (last year there were 626!). It has also been announced that Vogue will be introducing a new website which will include programming as well as shopping items. It debuts on August 21 so check it out.

Friday, August 3, 2007


The British world has always had Sienna Miller on the radar for fashion excellence and Americans are slowly noticing her too, and now all of us can wear the clothing she loves through her new line Twenty8Twelve produced with sister, Savannah Miller. Sienna seems to be the fashion guru while Savannah is the actual designer. Savannah has freelanced with many designers, one including Alexander McQueen. Here are some photos from the release party(I love the white dress of Savannah) and of the actual line (featured in British Vogue):

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Welcome Back Miu Miu

Miu Miu reopened it's store on Prince Street in Soho and what better way to do it with a little pizazz and a lot of par-tay? The store used to be decorated in a very sophisticated, formal very it's mother-store Prada-esque, but now it's got the edgy gold shag carpeting, brocade blue coffee tables look -- more like it's hip fashion style. Apparently the store's decor was inspired by Paris restaurant Lapérouse.

The "New Look"

Elle magazine is shooting for a new look with its September cover. Guess who will appearing on the cover? That's right -- Lindsay Lohan. The New York Times stated, "Elle is already generating controversy (or buzz, depending on your view) for putting the troubled actress Lindsay Lohan on the cover." Elle has never really been considered a true fashion magazine, so we will see how this helps its standings (but I've got to admit I'm loving their website.) You can read the article here

In her Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat

I just finished watching Factory Girl starring Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick and Guy Pierce as Andy Warhol and loved it. The director does a great job of juxtaposing the old-style film with modern day film techniques. The funny part of it is that Sedgwick's love interest goes by the name "Billy Quinn" and they also refer to him as a "famous folk singer" rather than actually calling him Bob Dylan. Maybe Dylan didn't want his name used? It is true that Dylan refuses to sing any of his songs from the 60's (which is disappointing since those are some of his best songs).

Well, Well, Well...

Apparently Nicole Richie is pregnant. She's four months. Now I wonder what she will look like in 5 months!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Blast From the Past?

This "Phonofone II" by Science and Sons is a whopping $840 but it combines the past with present (which makes me want to listen to the song 'past in present' by feist and i could on this new phonofone! [said in price is right voice]). All one does is hook it up to the output of your cd player or any other musical device and you've got music playing like the good ole' days.

Monday, July 30, 2007

68th annual International

Vanity Fair's Best Dressed list is out

The September issue of Vanity Fair has more details but here is the list


Charlotte Gainsbourg
Princess Alexandra of Greece
Marjorie Gubelmann
Princess Mafalda of Hesse
Fran Lebowitz
Michelle Obama
Bee Shaffer
Tilda Swinton
Ivanka Trump
Renée Zellweger


Tiki Barber
Jonathan Becker
Count Manfredi Della Gherardesca
Lapo Elkann
Richard E. Grant
Lenny Kravitz
Luis and Rafael Medina
Hidetoshi Nakata
Nicolas Sarkozy
Gay Talese


David and Victoria Beckham
The Earl and Countess of Cawdor
Damon Dash and Rachel Roy
Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen
Mitch Glazer and Kelly Lynch
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
David Lauren and Lauren Bush
Viscount and Viscountess Linley
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Ruben and Isabel Toledo

Fashion Professionals

Amy Astley
Tory Burch
Jefferson Hack
Liya Kebede
Alexandra Kotur
Margherita Missoni
Stefano Pilati
Michael Roberts
Katherine Ross
Hedi Slimane

Fashion Originals

Peter Beard
Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele
Lisa Eisner

Hall of Fame

Alba Clemente
George Clooney
Marina Rust Connor
Anderson Cooper
Sofia Coppola
Jemima Khan
Anna Piaggi

Color By Number

This video of John Galliano's Dior backstage fashion show at Versailles really proves the beauty of make-up. I especially enjoyed the dialouge between Irina Lazareanu and Mariacarla Boscono in the middle. Pat McGrath is a genius, I tell you!

Watch the video here.

It Keeps Going and Going and Going

You've heard of the ankle boot and the knee-high boot but how about a boot that covers you're entire leg? Christian Louboutin has the answer!

Go: International

The newest designer for Go: International Target is Libertine. Here are some of the looks I like: 1.Striped Bow Blouse 2. Skeleton Lady Tank

Sun Shining in L.A.

Victoria Beckham is now hitting the L.A. circuit, and many are happy to follow. Her welcome to L.A. party had attendees such as Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, and more. What I can't fathom is how she gets off a plane from London looking like this:

Oye Vey Eet Ez Zee Simpsons!

The Simpsons in Paris? The Simpsons in fashion?

Well it's true. At trendy Parisian it-store Colette, the window display fashions are modeled by none other than Marge, Lisa and all the other Simpson characters in honor of the new movie. Plus, everything in the store is devoted to the Simpsons from Pez containers to any other memorabilia you can think of. 20 French artists were invited to sculpt their own idea of Bart Simpson. Believe it or not this was the store's idea not Fox. Artistic Director Sarah Colette stated, "Fox couldn't really understand why we would want the Simpsons in a fashion shop"

Sunday, July 29, 2007

And the moral of the story is..

So I've been reading the age issue of Vogue and I've come to a very interesting conclusion. The people at Vogue are sending out his message "You look good no matter what age you are -- but consider some botox while you're at it"

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Raves for Raving

I'd heard that Julia Stiles made a short film for Elle but continually forgot to check it out. Well today I saw Zooey Deschanel on tv and quickly ran to the computer to watch the stiles film that she stars in. Well Stiles definitely tries to be a little too artsy, but overall the film was wonderful. Watch raving. It's about 23 minutes and definitely worth it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I love Winona Ryder and will always forgive her for her "little incident" at Neiman Marcus (it was Neiman right?) She's looking beautiful for Vogue now (and I can't help but oogle the green pumps she's wearing..)

Spy Bag esque?

Fendi's new bag -- i personally hate the color scheme but the idea is pretty fun. It switches from a clutch to a handbag in one fail swoop.


New Karl pictures

how much do you love this?

And the Whirlwind Continues

Mary-kate and Ashley after coming out with high-end line The Row are now to come out with a more affordable sportswear line Elizabeth and James. Pictures as soon as I can find them!

Extra! Extra!

Following in the footsteps of Grace Kelly and Jane Birkin, Naomi Campbell is said to be coming out with a new bag for Hermes. What does the purse version of Ms. Campbell look like I wonder?