Archive for June, 2008

Let’s just get one thing out of the way. Sean Avery is a prick. As a huge hockey fan (go Canucks!), there have been more than a few times that I wanted to reach into the TV and punch his smirking face. For those who are unfamiliar with hockey, let’s just say he doesn’t ever keep his mouth shut and is known in the National Hockey League as a “pest”. Off the ice, he doesn’t have the most pristine reputation either, particularly since he was recently busted as a client of the brothel, Maison de L’Amour. Apparently, his name and number were in Madame Kristin Davis’ little black book under the $500 client category. Dirty boy.

However, I have to admit that I’m kind of intrigued at his sudden interest in fashion. It’s a little laughable but you have to admire his effort. At least he’s not out there chasing young Hollywood starlets (ex’s include Rachel Hunter, Elisha Cuthbert, and Mary-Kate Olsen), hoping to get more papparazzi lenses on him… well, he’s probably still doing that but at least he’s got a day job during hockey’s off season!

I am pretty jealous that he gets to go to ALL the couture shows next week in Paris – not the standard treatment for regular Vogue interns. When style.com spoke to him about the trip, he said, “It looks like I’m going to all of them. Which is exciting. It doesn’t get bigger or better than the Paris couture, right? … The Chanel Show. From what I’m told, that’s the show that gets the most ridiculous.”

Lucky bastard.

Click here for Vogue‘s slideshow of Sean in all his intern glory.

Click here for Sean’s blog on everything from where to get the “best shave in town” to how he’d “be lost” without Alexander McQueen.

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Taylor Momsen, who plays Jenny Humphrey on CW’s Gossip Girls, just secured her future in showbiz a little more. The 14-year-old will be one of the youngest in the company, which counts Gisele, Gemma Ward, and Drew Barrymore as clients.

According to Fashionista, we can expect to see her in a big campaign in the coming months – something along the lines of Neutrogena. Being young, blonde, leggy, and starring in one of the hottest shows of the moment just doesn’t seem fair. Some people really do have it all, no?

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In the name of safety, Karl Lagerfeld donned a rather unattractive safety vest. The ad says:

“It’s yellow, it’s ugly, it doesn’t go with anything, but it could save your life.”

Of course he is wearing his trademark leather gloves, as well as a dapper tuxedo. Does it get any better?!

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Oglers in San Francisco were treated to a special unveiling of the new and enormous Emporio Armani underwear ad featuring David Beckham… and his package. When the last series of ads came out, Armani underwear sales skyrocketed. Selfridges saw a 50% boost in sales of white Armani briefs! Well played, Armani, well played.

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Behold! I came across the most marvelous video of Agyness Deyn, her brother, Lily Donaldson, and Gemma Ward backstage at the Jean Paul Gaultier S/S show. You may disagree with me but I adore Agyness with jet black hair! Gemma looks effortlessly cute and cool as usual. And Lily is just hilarious. Enjoy the video!


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New York Magazine posted the funniest exchange between one of their staffers and the Devil herself, Anna Wintour, at the Museum of Modern Art’s “Party at the Garden”. Enjoy!

New York: Hi! We’re from New York Magazine —
AW: You people are everywhere this week. Just don’t ask about Sean Avery — that’s what you asked me yesterday.

New York: Okay, how are you beating the heat?
AW: I like the heat.

New York: When it’s this hot?
AW: I like it.

New York: What about it do you like?
AW: I just enjoy it. I don’t like to be cold.

New York: Have you seen Stylista on YouTube?
AW: No.

New York: Is there any chance of a Vogue reality series?
[Purses lips] Mmmm… [Makes a sound that sounds like a mixture of "over my dead body" and "I hate that you're asking me this question"]

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Didn’t you know fly-fishing can be haute couture too? For £9,170 you can have your very own Chanel Fly-Fishing rod! (No sweat, right?) If you have deeper pockets than most of us do, this would make a pretty badass Father’s Day gift. A description from The Guardian:

… the ponciest angler on the planet can kit himself out with a Chanel rod and a set of meticulously tied, monochrome Chanel flies, complete with the famous “double C” logo on the gossamer wings, presented in a rather fetching, quilted black leather box.

Since I’m not the most avid fisherwoman, maybe I’ll stick to a Chanel tennis racket instead. If that doesn’t suit me, there’s a whole bevy of bizarre Chanel items to choose from including quilted-leather skis, saddle-bag equipped bicycle, or the immensely popular boomerang. Strange as these sporty paraphernalia may seem, they serve a purpose to honour Coco Chanel’s love of sport. 

On a side note, do you love Karl Lagerfeld’s pose with the fishing rod in one hand and a glass of wine in the other?! I so worship him.

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In a new French commercial for Jean Paul Gaultier, the spunky Agyness Deyn reminds us why we love her so much. She is cool, edgy, and dare I say it – fierce. (Thanks for ruining that word, Tyra.) The model/mediocre-singer is clearly putting up a good fight and she deserves all the kudos – especially for chopping off her wig and pants with such vigor. I mean this in the best possible way… You go girl!


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Quote of the Day: Tom Ford

Me me! I am my own muse.

- Tom Ford



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The “Oscars of Fashion” took place last night and below are a few highlights.

  • Anna Wintour delivered a “teary-eyed” speech when handing out the Eugenia Sheppard Award to Style.com’s Candy Pratts Price for excellence in fashion journalism. Who knew Anna was capable of getting misty?
  • In an homage to recently deceased Yves Saint Laurent, Diane von Furstenberg gave kudos to the late designer for “legalizing opium”.
  • During a speech, Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney’s, joked about André Leon Talley’s “borrowed turban” but he was not impressed. Yikes.
  • Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham, and Maggie Gyllenhaal presented the night’s biggest award – Womenswear Designer of the Year. Each celeb supported a different nominee but it was Mendes who was able to let out a big “whoop” when Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa won the hardware. Poor Victoria sulked visibly at the loss of her beloved Marc Jacobs. Maggie on the other hand was classy as usual.
  • Ashley Olsen is on a roll lately. She was radiant in a Calvin Klein tuxedo outfit… perhaps inspired by Yves Saint Laurent?
  • Tom Ford, who won for Menswear Designer of the Year, was devilishly handsome as usual. So was Jason Lewis of Sex and the City. Sigh.
  • Why was LL Cool J there?
  • What’s with Eva Longoria’s ugly outfit? I know it’s Diane von Furstenberg but it’s completely inappropriate for the occasion. You should save that for the garden parties, darling.

For my boyfriend who loves Chanel Iman:


For a list of the night’s winners, click here.

*source: http://www.style.com

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