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On my way to work last week, I lost my cell phone on the bus. Naturally, I panicked but I was secretly giddy because it meant getting a new cell phone. I’ve been obsessed with getting my paws on LG’s sleek Prada cell phone, which operates very similarly to the iPhone. (Prada and LG’s way of saying, “Screw you, Apple!”) Sure, the phone is driven by design and not function, but who the hell cares as long as it’s slim and beautiful – that’s how I like all things in life anyway!

But fashion is a cut-throat world and there’s always a young, prettier model competing for attention. This is where the new Dior phone comes in. The $5000 (!!!) phone comes with a “My Dior”, which is a small clip so you don’t have to rummage through your purse. It’s kind of like Mini-Me to Austin Powers, if you will. The colors remind me of the Dior Addict lip gloss although I’m not sure that’s a good thing. Don’t laugh but it’s a little too gaudy for my taste. In all fairness, if you pay that much for a phone, it damn well better be gaudy!

There’s also a Motorola RAZR by Dolce and Gabbanna decked out in gold and a Samsung phone by Armani. Luckily, or unluckily, the bus company found my cell phone so you won’t see me walking around town with a haute couture phone for now. On a brighter note, surely this is a sign that fashion can be found anywhere, anytime. Hallelujah!

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Have you been drooling with envy over the headbands Blair Waldorf (aka Leighton Meester) wears on Gossip Girl? Well, don’t worry that pretty little head of yours because Queen B’s headbands are designed by Jennifer Behr and you can buy them from her website! She has a whole array of fab headbands including the ones seen on the show. They don’t come cheap but some of the lower-end ones might give you a taste of what it’s like to be an Upper East Side princess.

 

xoxo

Samantha

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I previously wondered if it was the beginning of the end for Agyness Deyn. I hate to say I told you so. Burberry is parting ways with the Brit after reports that Mario Testino handed down the orders. A source told U.K.’s Metro that:

“She was just a flash in the pan. Last year she was quirky but now she is challenging Moss in the fame stakes by positioning herself everywhere. That kind of popularity just hasn’t sat well with Mario, who is looking for something different.”

Agyness won’t disappear into oblivion but there are a few factors working against such as her age. Don’t fret for this blonde pixie though since she still has a “burgeoning” music career to fall back. Hee. Being let go from Burberry does explain why Rosie Huntington-Whiteley accompanied Christopher Bailey to the Met Gala instead. Word is Rosie (as seen prowling on the Victoria’s Secret catwalks) will be the new face of Burberry. And the plot thickens! 

Poor Agy. It’s always a tough pill to swallow when you’re booted for someone younger. Maybe she can write a new song about it? Something like “Burberry Heartbreak”  has huge potential I think. 

 

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This is for my boyfriend who thinks Chanel Iman is “hot”. New York Magazine recently interviewed the young model and I particularly enjoy the “candids” of Chanel on the website’s slideshow. As for rumours about her nabbing the cover of Vogue Italia all-black issue, word is that she may share the cover with Iman.

Chanel at the Fall 2008 Oscar da la Renta show

With Andrew Bevin and Philip Lim at the Met Gala 2008.

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She has the man (Johnny Depp), the voice, the look, and now she has the contract. Kirsten Dunst has been bumped as the spokesmodel for Miu Miu and will be replaced by the French beauty instead. Is there anything this woman can’t do?

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People.com just released photos of Blake Lively and Penn Badgley in Mexico’s Mayan Riveria getting cozy. It’s been circulating for awhile that the Gossip Girl costars are romantically involved, but finally they’ve been caught red-handed! Their relationship might cause tension on set if/when they do split, but in the meantime, as Lo Bosworth of The Hills once said, “It melts my little black heart!”

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How underwhelming was Serena’s big secret on Gossip Girl last night? But nevermind, there were a lot of other things to love on “Woman on the Verge”.

  1. Michelle Trachtenberg as Georgina Sparks (“Sarah”) is brilliant. Did you see how she stopped crying and hiked her eyebrow up in trumph after Dan turned his back at the concert? She IS the Wicked Witch of the Upper East Side.
  2. I love Blair and Chuck together, especially as they hatch plans to take down the Wicked Witch. They’re so perfect for each other and to me at least, I think it’s obvious that they want to have a romp in the sack. Go for it, I say!!!
  3. Hallelujah! The writers kindly allowed us a break from the insufferable Jenny Humphrey. Not that I don’t like the girl, there’s just been a lot of focus on her drama-rama the last few episodes.
  4. Wouldn’t you love to see the collection of headbands Blair has worn? This episode was no different with Blair in a pretty white headband.
  5. And finally… my favourite part of the episode was the “gang’s” pep talk with Serena. Blair called them the Breakfast Club!!! Best of all, after everyone announces their respective crimes, Chuck only needs to say this: “I’m Chuck Bass.” Swoon

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Have you scheduled a girl’s night out on the May 30th weekend with your girlfriends yet? There are only 18 more days until the Sex and the City movie and the girls were on hand today at the London premiere. Channelling Carrie a little, SJP’s outfit is sending shockwaves through the blogosphere. While I wouldn’t personally don her Philip Treacy head piece, the combination works considering they are in London after all. You have to give SJP kudos for doing something different. Would you prefer her dressed like the rest of the girls? Sometimes you have to take a risk and people will either love it or hate it. It’s not the first time SJP wore a controversial outfit in partnership with Alexander McQueen, who designed her lovely dress.

As for the rest of the girls: Kim Cattrall wore Vivian Westwood and looked like she’s had some work on her face (it’s so… shiny and tight); Cynthia Nixon was gorgeous in Calvin Klein although I’m not crazy about a floor-length dress for SATC premiere; and Kristin Davis wore vintage… looking boring and Ms. Perfect as usual.

Judging from some of the outfits in promo shots, there’ll be plenty to feast our fashion-hungry eyes on during the 2 hour spectacle. On top of that, it’s been reported SJP wears no less than 81 different outfits during the movie, as well as 200 different outfits between the rest of the girls. Sounds a bit like a runway show on acid…

Am I excited? Absofuckinglutely.

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As I wrote earlier, the new Coco Chanel biopic won’t be out till 2009. Nevertheless, there has been a LOT of buzz surrounding the movie and now we have our first look at Audrey Tautou in Coco avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel)! I cannot fucking wait. She is kickass in the movie poster and looks beautifully androgynous.

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Kapow! Bam! Zoom! Those were the inspirational outfits I looked for at this year’s superhero-themed Met Ball but I was sadly disappointed. While there were notable efforts from a select few, the majority played it safe. 

Best Dressed 

Zac Posen blew everyone else out of the water with his Clark Kent/Superman-inspired outfit, which happened to be my favourite of the night. He took a risk and it paid off. Not to mention he looked gorgeous. What a hero!

Christina Ricci was the belle of the ball as a chic wonderwoman in Givenchy. Her outfit was by far the best representation of the spirit of this year’s gala. Both fashionable and appropriate for the superhero theme, Christina was a knockout in her pink and red confection.

Did Ashley Olsen remind you of her Full House days at the Met ball? I mean that as a compliment because she was radiant with little makeup and her dress was killer. I love the faux-catwoman claw marks on the side of her dress. Some have criticized her sister, Mary-Kate’s, outfit. To be fair, Ashley’s outfit is a lot more risk-free whereas Mary-Kate really went for it and I actually liked her dress. The only thing that bothered me was her posture. If she stopped stooping like the crazy cat lady on the Simpsons, she would have outshined Ashley. Someone book her a lesson with Ms Jay.

Chanel Iman was exquisite in a swirly 3.1 Philip Lim dress complete with a chunky gold belt. Was the giant accessory doubling as a chastity belt as well? Her career is about to take off as rumors circulate that the young model swiped the cover of Vogue Italia‘s all-black issue although some say the prize actually belongs to Jordan Dunn.

Caroline Trentini in vintage Thierry Mugler was a cool batgirl. I especially liked the model’s dark eye makeup and the swoopy outlines of her dress.

Naomi Watts reprised her role in King Kong in a classic white dress. Although her ensemble is not the most original, I give her points for channelling a damsel-in-distress-look. I’m just not sure if that’s the image she wants to project.

How much do you hate Gisele Bunchen? I mean her boobs… her butt… that outrageously perfect body!!! We are not worthy! She didn’t stick to the superhero theme unfortunately, but she still managed to steal the show in her revealing Versace dress and she brought along a hot date, Tom Brady, who is very droolworthy himself.

Make fun of Anna Wintour all you want, but I thought she looked fantastic. Her custom-made Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld was a space-age treat. I mean, if people didn’t have fun with this, why bother going at all? I’m sure the Emmy’s will give you a venue for a nice, perfect, little black dress. Yawn.

The colorful sequins on Kate Bosworth’s vintage Chanel Haute Couture were breathtaking. Look at that detail at the bottom of her dress! Exquisite. And those shoes!!! I need to have her Pierre Hardy shoes. I will make one critcism: I hate blue eye shadow. When you’re Asian as I am, blue eyeshadow is like toxic waste and you stay away from that shit. Why? It makes you look like an I-love-you-long-time-for-one-dolla “masseuse”. I realize Kate is not Asian and she looks lovely but still… is it just me or does her face look a little tranny? Just a little?

Michelle Trachtenberg was the queen of vintage in a navy silk jersey top and gold skirt from Rare Vintage. I am a little undecided on this one. I really liked her outfit initially but the more I look at it, the more it reminds me of this boy in my elementary school who played one of the Three Wise Men in the Christmas play. Now I can’t get the image out of my head. Is Michelle really a Magi heading to Bethleham?

I love Coco Rocha (hometown girl!) so I am biased but I loved her in Pucci with Anja Rubik. The colors were a great pop amongst the satin purples, greens, and godknowswhat.

You really have to wonder what went wrong when Alberta Ferretti designed Jennifer Lopez’s dress because she did a super job with Diane Kruger’s spunky metallic dress. I especially covet her fuchsia Jimmy Choo shoes. Not to mention her exceptionally handsome date, Joshua Jackson! I always loved Pacey and I always will.

Worst Dressed

You know how I said Kate Bosworth looked a little tranny. Well, Victoria Beckham WAS a tranny. A post-operation one at that. Poor girl. She must feel so inadequate next to David Beckham. You’d think David would be kind enough to tell her that her foundation never matches the rest of her body. (It’s always a shade too pale for some reason)

There are only three words for Kimora Lee’s outfit: tetris gone wild.

Amanda Peet had the most tragic outfit of the whole night. It was horrendous and that has to be the ugliest headband in the history of headbands. This outfit is so terrible I actually feel sorry for her.

What the hell happened to the kick-ass Buffy we’ve all come to love? Sarah Michelle Gellar-Prinze was about as interesting as me answering the probing questions from the auditors who’ve invaded my office. Seriously.

Poor Rachel Bilson. Those bangs are so unfortunate it makes me want to cry. Please fire your hairstylist asap. For such a cute girl, it’s alarming how much she looks like a dog. As for arm candy, Hayden Christensen, I love him so I refuse to critique his outfit.

How disappointing was Dita von Teese’s dress? Did she realize that she is about two steps away from looking like Emmy Rossum? That’s not a good thing darling.

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