Get ready to be charmed, revolted, and confused all at the same time, as you watch child actors impersonate some of the most public of fashion's public figures.
Fashion and lifestyle website The Coveteur (which photographs extremely attractive and fashionable people in their natural — and enviable — habitats) put together "The 'Mini' Coveteurs," a short film-thing, to celebrate its redesign, a radical new face characterized by, according to WWD, "a new logo and twice the number of photos." Hashtag bombshell.
But whatever the impetus was for creating this video, I support it. At long last, we get to see Anna Dello Russo and Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour and BryanBoy and etc. in child form, finally realizing fashion's greatest fantasy: aging backwards.
Agyness Deyn is not like, Officially Retiring From Modeling — she's just not really modeling anymore, OK? [Fashionologie]
You should check out The Carrie Diaries because don't even pretend you're not going to watch it. Oh, is that just me? [BellaSugar]
If you'd like to see Jessica Biel's wedding gown you're totally welcome to. [SheFinds]
I wish I could wear an outfit that was J.Crew accessories and nothing else. [FabSugar]
Mario Testino was single-handedly responsible for Gisele Bundchen's entire career, which is a weird thing to think about, in that I don't really care one way or another about Gisele's career. Haters probably feel differently. [AmyGrindhouse]
Amongst us fashion lovers, the British actress Joanna Lumley is probably best known for her role as Patsy in the cult comedy Absolutely Fabulous, which follows the lives of two crazy fashion industry insiders. Now, as many of us used to watch the show and laugh at Eddy’s overly fashion-forward, or perhaps more fittingly, fashion disasters, we also used to watch and drool over the much more fashionable Patsy’s wardrobe. So, what luck we’re in to have found out that Joanna is about to auction off some of the character’s garments.
The Ab Fab Pieces on Auction The auction is set to take place on November 13 via Kerry Taylor Auctions in London to aid the Prince’s Trust, and tickets for the event can be purchased for £20. The key Patsy items up for grabs will include a pair of long nylon gloves which were worn in the Naomi Campbell scene, a Dolce & Gabbana black pinstriped jacket, a Joseph black leather skirt (you couldn’t get more Patsy than this piece!), a gorgeous pair of Dolce & Gabbana stilettos that she wore in the birthday motorbike scene, and that memorable Ryoichi Murata feathered hat in which she attended Eddy’s daughter Saffy’s wedding.
Other Must-Have Items Joanna Lumley has been quite the style icon for decades in Britain, and even starred in the leading British TV show, The Avengers, so Joanna definitely has quite an extensive wardrobe from which to choose her auction pieces. For instance, she’s also donating much sought-after pieces like a pair of iconic satin corsets which she wore in The Avengers. She’s also decided to donate a few pieces which are particularly personal to her, such as a Moschino jacket which she wore to the Gurkha Welfare Trust’s 40th anniversary party, an organization which is close to her heart and for which she serves as ambassador.
Ruby Jean Wilson is the professionally good-looking person from Australia to land a major campaign with Marc Jacobs. Wilson we be the face of the designer’s Spring 2013 campaign, lensed in perennially kooky Marc Jacobs fashion by Juergen Teller.
Wilson’s no doubt got the jawline, cheekbones, and impossibly willowy figure for an overexposed flash shoot, and here’s hoping the campaign will make excellent use of the Factory Girl vibes she radiated in such abundance on the catwalk back in September. Probably, it will do that and then some, with previous Marc Jacobs campaigns having put Victoria Beckham in a giant shopping bag and a series of bizarre miniature hats and turned Helena Bonham Carter into a highly textural inflatable mermaid.
Other Australian models to have found favour with Marc Jacobs include Codie Young, who appeared as the face of the ‘Dot’ fragrance, and Andrej Pejic, who landed the Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 campaign alongside Ginta Lapina.
Some people (artist types) have launched a Williamsburg live fashion webcam blog project thing called Styleblaster. They've set up a camera a block away from the Bedford Avenue L train, which feeds live images of the passing throng of Brooklynites to a blog in real time. They claim to have "a unique and unmatched vantage point on the hippest block in New York City."
At first glance, this seems exactly like what our world doesn't need: real-time trendspotting and one more way to sit in your bedroom anonymously judging people. Sometimes it seems we've collectively decided that there's nothing more fun than hating on people that have extremely specific interests, unconventional taste in clothing, creative ambition, and few traditional "adult" responsibilities. Yes, these people can sometimes be fools and hypocrites, but the way the Internet treats them, you'd think *they* were the monsters responsible for everything that's wrong with America and the world, and not just pawns of the system like everyone else.
Anyway. Styleblaster actually turns out to be more than just a platform for judgement. Unlike the photo that I chose to illustrate this post (because I'm a jerk), most of the pictures that stream in don't actually show people that are mockable on the level of "Look At This Fucking Hipster." New York is for sure a good-looking and image-conscious city — but it turns out that even the people on the "hippest block in New York City" are just people, period.
Styleblaster has lots of ambitions: to eventually track the way street fashion changes according to season and also to demonstrate the way Bedford Avenue will continue to gentrify in the next few years, as even the trust-fundy creative types are pushed out by bankers and other high-rent (in all senses) professionals*.
All these plans sound cool, but I actually like the site the way it is now: a reminder that I live in a city of actual people — not walking clothing racks.
*I actually have a secret (not rlly secret) theory that soon everyone's going to start getting priced out of Brooklyn and will seek lower-rent refuge on the (increasingly more affordable!) island of Manhattan.
In my continuing efforts to sing (err, write… whatever) Laetitia Casta’s praises at every opportunity, I bring you her latest magazine cover for Flair on which she appears wearing Dolce & Gabbana, photographed by Sean and Seng. From all indications, most forum members are just as obsessed with Laetita as I am.
“Wow, these lips are hot!” AnaO posted. “Very sexy cover, yet not in an obvious way. Definitely makes me want to take a look inside.”
“She looks like she is ready to be kissed by a vampire,” Frenchkiki thought. “Not lame Edward Cullen but Lestat! Hot.”
MyNameIs commented, “Very unusual, but I like it. Bold and striking. Catches your attention.”
If the cover doesn’t convince you of Laetitia’s inherent awesomeness, then the editorial should, so I’ll leave you with that. Enjoy.