Naomi Watts and Kate Hudson attended the premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and the Opening Ceremony of the 69th Venice International Film Festival wearing nude toned gowns with varying degrees of success. Watts opted for a frothy, lacy, romantic Marchesa number, while Hudson stepped out in sexy Atelier Versace with snaking see-through cutouts. On paper, it sounds like Watts made the better choice, but Hudson far overshadowed her in the nude dress department.
“It has been a long time since she's blown me away,” lvstratus said of Naomi. “She looks good, but her style has become so boring!”
“Ok, so [Naomi] has worn three Marchesa gowns this year and I'm pretty sure they all looked the same,” LolaSvelt commented. “What is wrong with her stylist?”
“She can wear any dress, but still her stylist picks some bland pieces for her,” catherine88 agreed.
In contrast, Kate’s nude look got rave reviews from forum members. “Probably one of her best looks ever,” Marc10 stated.
“Kate can always turn it out in a sexy Versace gown, and this no exception,” Melly5525 wrote.
Both women looked beautiful in their nudes, but Kate looked exceptional. Sorry, Naomi.
Lindsay Lohan was banned from the Chateau Marmont because she owes them like, a million dollars. (Well, like $46,000.) She can totally live at my house. I have a couch. [HollywoodDame]
Shia LaBeouf's girlfriend thinks he's full of it. I think he's full of it, too. [AmyGrindhouse]
Suri Cruise and Shiloh Jolie Pitt lead crazy lives, "say" their "nannies." [CelebDirtyLaundry]
I must be the only person on the Internet that isn't scandalized by the Spanish magazine which photoshopped Michelle Obama's head on the 1800 French portrait, Portrait D'Une Négresse, of a topless slave. It's like art or whatever. [DailyStab]
Elizabeth Olsen covers Bullett Magazine’s Fall 2012 “Romance Issue” as some sort of pastel/cotton candy ice queen in a feature shot by photographer Jeff Bark. In “The Charmed Life of Elizabeth Olsen,” the young actress talks about her latest acting gigs, why “being single is an integral part of learning to love oneself” and even confesses that she loves to wander the aisles of Super Walmart.
“‘I can buy candles and crackers and medicine and underwear all in the same place?’ she says, in awe of the big-box megastore. ‘It’s like, What?’”
The images in the magazine are also kind of like, “What?” Some forum members loved them, while others… did not.
Psylocke posted, “I turn into a total girlie girl when I see lavender-lilac-pink overload, I love this,” she laughed. “The contrast of the opulent and edgy Balmain dress with the pastel hair and the light background looks especially great. I think the set design is really nice here. The editorial is so sugary sweet, beautifully styled and quite well done, and the cover is striking (but I wish the wig wasn't so awkwardly cut in the cover image).”
TeeVanity wrote, “Wows, Elizabeth looks great,” but others thought she could have looked better.
“I like the shot of her lying down, but aside from that… not a fan of the editorial,” saann assessed. “The wig is too atrocious.”
“Isn't it though?” BonesAndOil agreed. “I don't understand why anyone would think a chopped up wig (and in pink nonetheless) would ever look good. She's so naturally gorgeous, why ruin that?”
Did Bullett ruin Elizabeths natural gorgeousness, or is this editorial awesome? I have to admit, I’m kind of intrigued by these images, but I can't quite make up my mind.
Images: Cover via fashioncopious.typepad.com, editorial via bullettmedia.com
To promo Karl Lagerfeld's second masstige collection for Net-a-Porter, the Kaiser and the e-commerce site whipped out the single best marketing tool at their disposal: the designer's famous kitten, Choupette.
The video goes behind-the-scenes at the Net-a-Porter photoshoot through the eyes of fashion's fave cat. In the end of the clip, Lagerfeld scoops up Choupette and kisses her gentle on top of her head. It would be heartwarming if it weren't happening on camera, for a commercial.
Save the date in your Moleskin because September 6 is going to be one spectacular showdown for the city of Toronto. Not only is the Toronto International Film Festival kicking off, but Canada's fashion capital will also be hosting Fashion's Night Out.
The 4-year-old initiative that was started in the Big Apple to boost the economy and coincide with New York Fashion Week, is finally gracing our fair city with an evening of shopping and parties. For one night only from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM, consumers can enjoy cocktails, nibbles, designer appearances, exhibitions and more at destinations throughout the city.
Shoppers are invited to attend fun and fabulous complimentary soirées featuring the season's must-haves offered by apparel and accessory designers and retailers. Current participating retailers and organizations include The Peacock Parade, Toronto Fashion Incubator and Fashion Cares, Holt Renfrew, eLUXE, Cole Haan, Juicy Couture, and Aime.
The event will also feature The Bazaar by Rac Boutique, a FREE three-day pop-up marketplace with drinks and snacks, music by DJs Famous Players, a giveaway of two plane tickets from Porter Airlines, and exclusive discounts for those shopping with their Mastercards.
"We’re very excited to host The Bazaar as part of Fashion’s Night Out in Toronto," says Faith Orfus, co-owner of Rac Boutique. "After the success of the last Bazaar we’re looking forward to being a part of this international event and will bring together even more of Toronto’s top retailers to create an unparalleled shopping experience."
That unparalleled shopping experience brings merchandise from over 20 Toronto retailers and designers, including Gotstyle, Lab Consignment, Drake General Store, Psalms:911, Vocado, Elle Hardware, Woodlawn, Rescue Vintage, Robber, Philistine Vintage, Canon Blanc, Magic Pony, Chloe Comme Parris, Life of Manek, Foe & Dear, Love of Mine, Fischer Street, Muskox, OnlyOne Gallery, 69 Vintage, Travis Taddeo and The Cashmere Shop… phew, need I go on? Perhaps I should also mention that it takes place in The Burroughes Building, 639 Queen St. W., 6th floor, and kicks off at 6 PM on September 6.
For more information on FNO events and the growing list of retailers, stay tuned to FNO-Toronto.com and @FNO_Toronto for updates. In the meantime, start flexing those shopping muscles: Grab and swipe. Grab and swipe. And lift!
Coats to kill for, structured A-line shapes and the omnipresent sprinkle of masculinity: Kym Ellery’s Spring 2012 ticked all the boxes of a great Ellery collection, but in lookbook form, it’s even more excellent on the eyes.
If you think you can discern a 70s edge lining ‘The Silent Years’, you’d be right. Spring 2012 takes its somewhat dark inspiration from the religious cults of that decade, though the final result is far from depressing. More specifically, the collection references the ritualistic behaviour of misled cult members. Interesting seeing as Ellery is one of those designers who could name a collection Post-Punk Homoerotic Soft Porn and still have her disciples lapping up every metallic-embellished inch of it (oh wait, that actually happened).
The collection in question further cements Ellery’s place in the top ranks of homegrown fashion. Shiny metallics crop up amidst an otherwise muted palette of burnt red and sky blue, investing the femininity into Kym Ellery’s signature boy/girl blend, while those beautiful structured shapes she sculpts anew each season take the form of bellbottom pants, peplums, A-line everything and insanely cool coats. Spring 2012 also showcases Ellery’s take on the everywhere-right-now bomber jacket, this time rendered in muted gold and a luxe rust suede.
In photo form, much of the outfits rely on the impossibly perfect abdomen of Ellery’s lookbook model, but even for normal humans with 9-to-5 office jobs, there’s plenty to go on. Cigarette trousers, shift dresses and sturdy nipped waists are even better suited to the workplace than they are to the home turf of some bizarre cult, but in the process of polishing up, Ellery hasn’t alienated the cool-girl night owls who await each collection with the staunchness of a religious disciple.