Monday, November 28, 2011

The Row - Alligator bag

Ashley Olsen in olive alligator bag

I am in dire need of this bag! It is impeccably made with real alligator and is enumerated with beautiful gold embellishments on the front and on the inside of the bag. However, it retails for about 39,000 US dollars on The Row's website and $43,000 on As well, it has been sold out until further notice (like I can afford it, anyways). Maybe I'll just live through it by photos instead..


London Street Style Picks

via Street Peeper


It's Official: Marc Jacobs and Others Turn Down Dior

Looks like the rumors that have been circulating around the industry for months of Marc Jacobs and other designers (Haider Ackermann, Christian Lacroix, Ricardo Tisci, Raf Simons, to name a few) taking
over the position of creative director for Dior has been put to rest -- no one wants Dior. WWD has reported that negotiations between Jacob's occurrent house, LVMH, and Dior have ended in an opposition. Apparently, Marc Jacobs wanted to bring his whole team from Louis Vuitton to Dior to "transfer the aesthetic from one house to another", but Dior's president, Sidney Toledano, couldn't confer with Jacob's request. Besides, if Marc Jacobs did leave for Dior, who would take over as the creative director for Louis Vuitton? With all the profit that he's been bringing into the house, it is a very wise decision for him to stay where he is. The old saying still holds true: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." 

As for now, however, the house will still be under the designs of behind-the-scenes designer Bill Gaytten until further notice. And the question still stands: who could take over Dior; who could possibly maintain Dior's aesthetics while levering it as a brand into a new decade? However, the real question everyone should be asking is: who wants to? 


Vogue Russia: Versace for H&M


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Covers Vogue's Best Dressed Issue

Mary-Kate (left) + Ashley (right)

Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen

Twins and "dynamic duo" Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have been named and awarded Vogue's Best Dressed award of 2011. Known for their bohemian-chic and rocker-vibe style, the twins have always had their own sense of style; even their own individuality, apart from each other, as well. Owners of the online clothing company, The Row, the dynamic duos know how to copulate different trends, styles, and fashions to infuse and to assist them in developing their personal aesthetic, which translates in them landing on numerous amounts of fashion spreads, magazine covers, and on many "Best Dressed" lists. I am extremely happy and thrilled that they have been granted the award. They really deserve it! Oh, and the cover is intensely stunning, don't ya think?


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Doutzen Kroes Covers Numéro China

Doutzen Kroes graces the cover of Numéro China's December 2011 issue in just a Louis Vuitton hat and red lipstick. I can't express enough of how stunning this cover is! 

Photographed by Tiziano Magni.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Street Style Picks

Ming Xi in Celine (via Street Peeper)
Anndra Neen Cage Bag (via Street Peeper
Left (via Stockholm Streetstyle) + Right (via The Sartorialist)

Models outside castings, Paris S/S 2012 (via The Fashion Spot)


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sneak Peak: Chloé Girls of 2012

Chloé Spring 2012 RTW
Arizona Muse (in teal) + Freja Beha Erichsen (in tan)

Looks like rumored girlfriends Arizona Muse and Freja Beha Erichsen are the new Chloé girls of 2012! Above is a sneak preview of Arizona and Freja shooting for the Spring/Summer 2012 campaign for Chloé.
However, I'm not sure if I'm liking Arizona's new cut, nor do I really think she fits as a "Chloé" girl. But Arizona has really been the Muse for many designers this season, so I can see why she was chosen. Are you as enthused as I am for the campaign to start?  


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Dior Couture by Patrick Demarchelier

EU Vanity Fair editor, Ingrid Sischy, and legendary fashion photographer (and God, if I do say so myself) Patrick Demarchelier have teamed up to pay retrospect to Dior by creating a book comprising of images of Dior's best couture moments over the decades. It is all photographed by Demarchelier himself and also incorporates the works of Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and of previous head designer for Dior, Paul Galliano. From what I can tell from the preview, Demarchelier has brilliantly ─ and quite perfectly ─ captured the essence of Dior and what its image is. I'm adding this to my "Wishlist" this instance!

It isn't scheduled to be released until December, but you can pre-order it on Amazon at the link below:


On Trend: Acid Yellow

Julien Macdonald + Rodarte

Oscar de la Renta

Alberta Ferretti + Jonathan Saunders

Rue du Mail + Burberry


Donna Karan + Derek Lam

Looks like yellow IS indeed recyclable after all! This color has been spotted in many shows this season, ranging from Oscar de la Renta to Aquascutum (above), to being the concentrated color of a collection as seen at Sonia Rykiel. However, this yellow  an acid, bright yellow — is certainly an upgrade from the mimosa yellow that was "the" color of 2009. Not only has it been on the catwalks in New York, but it has overwhelmingly hit the the pavements of Milan and Paris, as well. Spring couldn't come sooner; I'm excited!