GET INSPIRED


This is the new ad campaign for Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti shot by famed lensman Steven Meisel. The arm warmers look chic and snuggly so try em out on a chilly day when sleeves just won't do.
Just don't fuck it up like the stupid baby below. Seriously baby, you're not thinking outside the box or being alternative, you look fucking ridiculous.

LILY ALLEN POUR CHANEL


So why did Lagerfeld photograph Allen looking a little Holly Golightly? Fuck knows. It's all quite bland really. I thought anything Hepburn-like was reserved for Givenchy though I doubt head designer Ricardo Tisci has the time or stupidity to go down that road trying to re-live the houses past glories like Julien Macdonald did.
I presume they're trying to sell ugly bags to pretty young things with plastic to drop. Is this really Chanel's market for their handbag line?
They're not quite entry-level pieces into the world of Chanel (it's often fragrance, wallets, purses), but then again the bags pictured aren't classics like the 2.55 so perhaps there's not a waiting list for pieces like this making them accessible. They're just so damn ugly.

THAT DRESS! (OR IN THIS CASE, THAT JUMPSUIT)


Is it just me or is Rihanna looking like more and more like a hot black version of Karl Lagerfeld everyday? Pictured wearing a Fall Alexander McQueen jumsuit and most likely some Chanel pearls. Loving the hair too, it's so teddy boy.

ACCESSORY SLUT


A number of weeks ago I went fishing with some dear friends. It was a lovely day had by all. However I made the ultimate fishing fashion faux-pas. I didn't have a Chanel fishing rod. Escandalo! Needless to say I haven't heard from those dear friends since.
So the next time you go fishing, avoid social suicide and get yourself the Chanel fishing rod in quilted leather with chain strap. It also doubles as a carry-bag for an M85 assault rifle for all you stylish assassins out there.

Chanel fishing rod with carry case and fly case,POA. Ling Yeow with Hello Kitty assault rifle, priceless.

EAU MEGA


Viktor & Rolf have a new fragrance coming out soon. It's called Eau Mega. The ad campaign has Raquel Zimmerman.
I like that they have a sense of humour behind their work.

IT'S JUST MY THING

You can always count on Karl Lagerfeld to be resplendent in a black fitted Dior suit with a high white collar (it covers his flip-floppy vagina neck) and you can always expect to see Victoria Beckham toting an Hermes Birkin (it attempts to cover her flip-floppy personality).
I imagine when they meet their friends for coffee they're like "oh Vicky, not another Birkin! Why not a Kelly for a change?" Posh would nonchalantly say "It's just my thing".
So what the fuck is with Alex Perry and his end of season clearance sunglasses on his head all the time?
We know you're bald Perry and the not so subtle hair diversion doesn't work. It's just not your thing. I wonder if he wears them when he's getting fisted in a harness at Bodyline
Here he is pictured with Megan Gale. Zzzzz.

ACCESSORY SLUT


Crackhouse is back in London. Pictured here going to court for punching some girl in the face when she asked if she could take a picture with her. lol.
Anyway, she turned up at court in what is a rather chic jacket and skirt. She then fucks it up by wearing those five for 99 cents clearance bin ballet flats.
I thought she was was done with those flats when her husband got put in jail.
I think I'm only surprised by her outfit because usually she's such a hot mess that she throws on the same dirty jeans and rockabilly shirts but when she puts a little thought into it then everyone is amazed. Maybe she's not putting in any effort. Maybe she's just stopped doing heroin.

SUBTLE


You know what I like about Aretha Franklin? She's classy. All this time I thought in her free time she sat on a couch eating fried chicken.
Well I was wrong, she not only eats a bucket or few from Colonel Sanders but she Bedazzles her spaghetti strap Target dresses at the same time!
It's been a dream of mine to own a Bedazzler. Hopefully one day I'll be able to afford one so I can look as restrained and elegant as Ms Franklin.

FAT IS THE NEW THIN? ESCANDALO!


Stories swirling the net right now are hailing Lara Stone as THE model ushering in a new trend for ladies with a little more meat on the bone.
I didn't take any of this seriously until two of my friends mentioned Ms Stone and how it was great to see a larger model get some press.
I clearly haven't paid that much attention to Stone because I never thought of her as larger or bigger or fatter than other models.
According to my friends she has curves and curves are making a comeback.
I've got some pictures below of Stone and some other faces (both big and small) for you to look over.
The reality is Lara Stone is still tiny and the industry isn't in a hurry to have plus size models on the runway representing 'real' women. High fashion has never been about 'real'. It's about enticing people to want something whether it be a bag or a shoe, putting it in an ad campaign and making it appear out of reach. Go look at a K-Mart catalogue. It's approachable and completely achieveable. Is it appealing? I'll leave that up to you.

MARIA-CARLA BOSCONO & LARA STONE COMPARISON

LARA STONE

LARA STONE

LARA STONE

QUEEN OF THE SKINNY BITCHES SASHA PIVOVAROVA. MINI TREND ALERT: BODY GLITTER!

IRIS STRUBEGGER. YOU COULD SLICE HAM OFF THOSE CHEECKBONES

SOPHIE DAHL. 90's ICON?

K MART TOP. I'LL TAKE TWO!

CURVES LOOK HOT

CHLOE CAMPAIGN




Two other images have popped up from the latest Chloe campaign. I always love the Chloe ads. It's like sexy city girls visiting their folks on the farm for the weekend.

GET INSPIRED


Spring 2009 saw a micro-trend in men's pyjama dressing. Pictured is a look from Dolce & Gabbana. It's important to think polka-dots or pinstripes in silk. It's not the easiest of looks to pull off so don't even think about cutting corners and throwing on your flannelette Care Bear jim-jams like these fags. Nice gloves though.

SEPTEMBER ISSUES

Looks like the September Issue of Vogue Australia may be an issue worth buying. I've been rather sceptical of the magazine lately due to their inability to produce anything of interest (check out the August issue. Zzz). I recently passed it up for Italian Vogue. It's edgier.
Editor in chief of AU Vogue, Kirstie Clements has an article in online paper The Australian where she mentions the September issue contains a whopping 30 page spread featuring Oz models Catherine McNeil and Abbey Lee Kershaw.
There was also a mention of Vogue Australia celebrating it's 50th anniversary with the publication of In Vogue: 50 Years of Australian Style, in bookstores on September 1.
No word on who'll take the cover.

The full article is right here y'all.

CATHERINE MCNEIL

ABBEY LEE KERSHAW

STYLE DOSSIER: HELENA BONHAM CARTER

I was flicking through celeb pics on News.com.au and found this picture of HBC at the Harry Potter premiere. The pic was accompanied by the following caption:

Helena Bonham Carter arrives on the red carpet in her trademark creepy style which made her perfect for the role of super-villain "Bellatrix Lestrange" in the Harry Potter films.

Bwah ha ha. F***ing losers.
Style Dossier is my monthly devotion to a person’s style. Their triumphs, their f**k ups. This month: Helena Bonham Carter.








THAT DRESS


Emma Watson looked stunning in vintage Ossie Clark at the Harry Potter premiere in London. What’s with wardrobe malfunctions these days? Maybe I’ll do a ‘best of’ series starting with Janet Jackson’s superbowl nip slip. I love that Miss Watson is sporting beige knickers too. She’s so classy. You know I’d wear a jeweled g-banger if it were me because I’m dignified.
Watson is becoming quite the fashion plate. She also wore Christopher Kane on The David Letterman show. Jealous much?

So tell me, what would you wear under such a revealing dress?

CHANEL AND GAULTIER COUTURE

Karl Lagerfeld showed a rather uneven collection for Chanel and I’m not just referring to the short in front, long at the back dresses and coats. They sound like the mullet of dresses with that description but are far prettier and more delicate I assure you.
Some were successful, such as the redingote that tapered down to a mere flap at the hem while others were not. An above the knee dress with layered multi-coloured appliqués that looked like sunflowers on acid was not such a hit. Another flop was a silver silk satin dress that mimicked a tunic with extensively beaded sleeves and hem. I would never question the skills of the house (watch Chanel Signe, it’s jaw-dropping) but when modeled by Vlada Roslyakova it just looked badly made, pulling and bunching around her thighs. Lagerfeld will no doubt power on, searching for the new as always. He recently said he would die in his boots when questioned about retirement and I believe him. It’s also been bandied about that Alber Elbaz will replace him when that day comes.

CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE AW 2009




Gaultier channeled old Hollywood for his Autumn/Winter haute couture collection. It received mixed reviews with some citing the theme as dated. It fit the couture bill of each piece being special and individual which made it a success in my opinion.

Two bodysuits looked more Lady Gaga than Barbarella which makes me wonder if Gaultier has a thing for the American popstar/fashion whore.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER COUTURE AW 2009


FASH MAG SLAG



I had to buy a magazine today to pass the time at work. I had a flick through the usual suspects (AU Vogue, Harpers etc) and was not interested. The August issue of AU Vogue is crap. I know that magazines rely on advertisers but to have a model on the front cover in head to toe Gucci? What are you trying to say Vogue? It says whipped.
I found the March issue of Italian Vogue. It was sealed in plastic with two other special editions, an accessory edition and a haute couture edition. Combined they were the size of an Encyclopedia Britannica. I snapped up the lot for $15 which is cheap. Yeah sure it’s March but whatever, it’s Italian Vogue! And who can fork out $30 for the latest air-freighted issue in times like these? I’ll do anything to save a penny these days. I use Pine-O-Clean on my face instead of toner and re-sole my brogues with tree bark.
Oh, I also got Grazia which I love. I believe their target market is rich, middle-aged women who love gossip and sleeping pills. So how did I fall into this demographic? Because I hope to be one someday.

CLEANSE, TONE, MOISTURISE

GRAZIA FANS

GIVENCHY COUTURE




There’s definitely a welcome continuity to Ricardo Tisci’s work at Givenchy. He continually builds on a fitted silhouette, gothic touches, hard-edged glamour, monotone outfits and subtle S&M references. There’s always an open toe boot or platform too; something Tisci clearly has a penchant for.
This season he didn’t miss a beat and covered these signatures exquisitely by casting his eye to the middle East. A neat, swingy little furry white jacket modestly trimmed with gold discs was beautiful.
The main colours were black, white, beige and accents of heavy gold jewelry and some interesting resin arm-bands with spiky rings also in beige. This is merely styling though and not the meat of the collection.
It may be a little samey as previous collections but a lot can be said of continuity and I think Tisci is the most interesting designer in couture at the moment.