Monday, March 10, 2008

Website Design


We Moved!


I haven't been posting too much lately because I have been busy building a new website! It's nearly complete and I will post the link up later tonight!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Model Profile: Natasha Poly

Natasha Polevshchikova (try saying that one), shortened to Natasha Poly is one of my favorite models. At the age of 22 she has been on the cover of Vogue seven times and appeared on the most desired runways such as Gucci, Lanvin, D&G, Chanel, and Victoria's Secret. Recently ranked her #7 on their top 50 models list.

First Face-Natasha Poly: Fashion TV

Model Profile: Gemma Ward

This video is from Fashion TV (I love fashion TV). It shows backstage footage of Gemma Ward working the runway, at photoshoots, and in interviews. It also has subtitles giving all sorts of random information about her. Hope you like it!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lagerfeld Confidential

A Karl Lagerfeld Documentary:

'For the first time Karl Lagerfeld has agreed to let someone create an artwork on his every day life and to trust in the director. Until today there is no authorised biography existing and the memories who Karl Lagerfeld would compose stay perfectly confidential.After three years of work, and over three hundred hours of footage, Rodolphe Marconi discloses the daily life of the star through his personal lens as a filmmaker' (Website Synopsis).

Click here to view the website of the film.


Just a reminder to keep voting in the UBTC poll! Which city is more stylish: New York or London...2 days left! Also, please leave responses as to why you believe one city is more stylish than the other!

Real Housewives of New York City

Bravo TV

This is news to me: Bravo launched a New York City version of their reality show Real Housewives (of Orange County) on March 4th. Living across the pond really does seclude you, all these new shows in the States and I am missing them. Did anyone watch the premiere episode? If so, how was it? The women look like they need a little bit of help in the fashion department...
Read a review here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Marilyn Monroe:
An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.


Jean Paul Gaultier, designer for the house of Hermès was inspired to bring back the smoking jacket, hence his reason for having some of the models smoke on the runway. Smoking jackets were particularly popular in the Victorian Era where women didn't want the smell of smoke on their husbands everyday clothes, so when he went to smoke he would put on the jacket. Also, there were smoking caps to prevent men's hair from smelling of tobacco.
I like how Jean Paul Gaultier added Western flare by using lots of fringe and high heeled cowboy boots.


On the runway? Only in Paris...

Natasha Poly for Hermès

Monday, March 3, 2008

At Home with Coco Chanel

"Coinciding with the relaunch of Chanel's flagship Paris boutique, 18 Place Vendome, VogueTV became one of the first camera crews ever allowed into Coco Chanel's very own apartment. See the latest jewellery collection, inspired by some of Coco's original diamond designs, as it is unveiled, and witness the artwork and superstitions that made such a legendary designer tick. Vogue's jewellery editor, Carol Woolton, hosts our exclusive film and finds out why Chanel collected ornamental lions, how she brought diamonds back into fashion, how the quilted bag was inspired by her suede sofa, and why the number five became her lucky number" (YouTube introduction)


Coco Chanel: A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future.


Marcio Madeira/VOGUE.COM

Sharp silhouettes and perfectly sculpted dresses are what Nicolas Ghesquière had in mind for this season. The collection was a glimpse into the future with sharp edged cuts, and the use of rubber, plastic, and patent leather fabrics. I was a bit upset not to see Ghesquière's handbags on the runway I immediately went to the Balenciaga website to check out the latest accessories.

Sunday Brunch


On our way out.... Neal's brother was in town on Saturday night so we took him around to a few local pubs.

I even read magazines in pubs... And I found this beautiful dress in it. Im wearing a necklace that my dear friend Jill gave me for Christmas and Neal's tiffany's silver bracelet that I bought him a few years back.

A group shot :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008


The Moment we've all been waiting for...

Chanel was the highlight of Paris Fashion Week by far. Karl Lagerfeld out did himself yet again by putting on a unique show. Not only did the models walk the runway, but they stood on a large carousel in the center of the room with statues of Chanel's signature pieces: A large bottle of Chanel no5, pearls, and a quilted bag amongst other items.
The next thing I am going to buy are those opaque-sheer tights and a pair of Mary Janes. I probably spent 40 minutes looking at this collection online because the clothes are so beautiful and classic Chanel. I also will post more pictures of the collection because there is much more to see..... <3

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Valentino's new leading lady

Last season was Valentino's final collection after 45 years and he has now passed his crown on to former Gucci creative director Alessandra Facchinetti. After Valentino's final show which seemed to many like the end of an era, the pressure was on for Alessandra as she had big shoes to fill. Fashion critics were uneasy about this young designer taking Valentino's place, but I thought differently. She did very well at Gucci and there was no doubt in my mind that if she could master Gucci, she could branch out and attempt Valentino. The collection she created was typically Valentino, fresh and beautiful. Before the show, she told the media that she has never been so nervous before to show a collection. At least now she can sit back and relax because the fashion world has just accepted her with open arms after this remarkable show.
Click here for the Wall Street Journal review of the show