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Bits & Bytes: Charlie on the go!

March 31st, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Charlie by Craig Arend.

Did you know model Charlie Paille graduated with a major in fashion design and has her own clothing line? Craig Arend, the “Models Off Duty” photographer follows the Canadian around for the day.

Many girls in America grew up reading Seventeen. I certainly did. If you’re between the ages of 15-22, check out their “Pretty Amazing” contest to be on the cover of the magazine! It’s very easy to enter – just write a short essay on your accomplishments and why you are pretty amazing and you get a chance for the COVER – and also a $10,000 scholarship. Miranda Cosgrove and Just Jared’s Jared Eng are 2 of the judges. 5 finalists get to come to New York.

The super talented hat designer Heather Huey whose creations were (seen in our recent Siki Im fashion week story) has a studio sale this Saturday, check it out.

Anna Dello Russo is so awesome, she gives us her top 10 tips on how to dress if you’re going to the nuptials of the 2 fabulous Kates (Middleton and Moss). We’re going, aren’t you? So kidding.

New designer Sara Badaarani’s F/W 11 collection is a breath of fresh air, declares Sans Artifice. We certainly concur, looking at these strong yet ultra feminine clothes.

Is it me or is everyone under the age of 30 sporting these headphones by Dr. Dre? Check out Charlie Westerberg, sporting them, in these Andrew Weir photographs for Jeffrey Fashion Cares.


Attention fashion fiends, Carven‘s first boutique opens in Paris at 36 rue Saint Sulpice. Designed to look more like a living space than a traditional store, the elegant space boasts the full selection of accessories and ensembles by Guillaume Henry. Fun fact, the visual identity of Carven’s new store was created by Eric Chevallier, the man behind Colette’s atmospheric and funky feel.

Our favorite young art directors, Magnus Berger and Tenzin Wild (also founders of The Last Magazine), designed this logo (below) for this weekend’s Fashion Girls for Japan sample sale/fundraiser. From the organizer, Kanako: “In effort to show our support for the recent earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan and also to cheer up our friends and families in Japan, a mega sample sale will be held on April 2nd and 3rd at Bowery Hotel. More than 60 New York based designers are donating samples to raise money.”

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Over the Top!

January 26th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Giampaolo Sgura and Anna Dello Russo join forces for not one, but two maximalist stories for Vogue Nippon. With extravagant styling that echoes Anna’s more is more philosophy and palate of intense colors provided by Segura, both stories are playful tributes to fashion’s eccentrics; Karmen Pedaru looks right at home in those wild hats from Phillip Treacy and Benoit Missolin.

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Heritage Foundation

September 10th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Historic Hong Kong department store Lane Crawford celebrates its 160th anniversary in a big way; enlisting some of fashion’s biggest names for their Heritage 160 program, a series of fashionable events and exclusives ending in the year’s biggest celebration. From the creation of bespoke Burberry trenches designed by tastemakers like Maggie Cheung and Anna Dello Russo, to limited edition shoes from Louboutin and Kirkwood, the special goodies created in honor of the anniversary are as cutting edge as possible and it is all for a good cause, with proceeds benefiting UNICEF. The corresponding ad campaign featuring, Rasa Zukauskaite and Oleg Antosik, is just as sensational, the dreamy images by Pierre Debusschere capture the imagination giving viewers an entry into the fantastical world of Lane Crawford.

For more information visit : Lane Crawford Heritage 160

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Bits & Bytes: Coco by Behati

July 19th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Behati Prinsloo not only is one of fashion’s most beautiful faces, she’s an up and coming photographer. Here, she shoots the one and only Coco Rocha with her new husband, James. Take a look at the interview between the 2 close friends and more of Ms Prinsloo’s effervescent images of the happy couple.

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.

PINUP GIRLS from V Magazine on Vimeo.
V Magazine‘s Pinup Girls in video is summery, sexy and has Elvis Presley music. What could be better? If you’re still pining for soccer, check out their Footballers’ Wives video (with Eniko, Dree, Simon, etc) which is awesomely sexy and hilarious.


Modeling news:

Christy Turlington has parlayed a long and glamorous career into making a difference in the world. Read all about it here.

The new documentary on models promises to be epic!

Model Matthew Hitt shoots the men’s shows for T Magazine and captures all his friends.

Why does one model make it big when others don’t? May we suggest that mysterious x- factor plus personality and professionalism?

They can be 35 or 25 but the clothes need to be worn on intelligent, experienced women.” Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa on why Lara Stone is Calvin Klein’s face.

Crystal Renn, shows why she is so awesome.

Speaking of Crystal RennCarine Roitfeld says: Don’t lose weight. You’re very beautiful just how you are.”

Who sees baby Nadja Auermann? At least in this picture. Codie Young, another Aussie face is about to make a big splash on the scene.

Fashion and miscellaneous:

Happy Birthday WWD! 100 years old is an amazing feat.

CFDA Fund Finalists: Joseph Altuzarra of Altuzarra, Christian Cota, Prabal Gurung, Robert Geller, Eddie Borgo, Oliver Helden and Paul Marlow of Loden Dager, Pamela Love of Pamela Love Jewelry, Moss Lipow, Gregory Parkinson and Billy Reid. Read all about it on WWD.

Stella McCartney’s mom, Linda, is the style icon for Summer 2010. Speaking of Stella, she is the creative director for the London Olympics. Fierce.

Want. This. iPad. Cover.

Youngsters, listen up.. Pierre Cardin was a genius. If you don’t know who he is, check out his new book now.

Famed Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort has passed on his love of photography. Daughter Sophie Elgort shot this editorial!

Check out Anna Dello Russo‘s favorite looks from couture.

The talented creative director Giovanni Russo died last week from his battle with cancer. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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Bits & Bytes: Coveted Acne

June 17th, 2010 |Posted by Betty


Acne now accepts Paypal. So bad for our wallets but so good for our closets.


Fashion News:

Refinery 29 has a pretty hilarious roundup of some of the recent fashion F/W campaigns.

Anna Dello Russo has a very cute line of t-shirts for all of her fans.

We’re a little jealous of Natalie Joosshopping posse of 9, which includes French Vogue stylist Julia Von Boehm, designer Mark Fast and last but not least former Prada model Cate Chant who just finished school (and still looks beeeeyouuuuutiful).

Express is shooting on the East Side of NYC today for the September/ October F/W 10 ad campaign with a heavy emphasis on chunky sweaters and sexy dresses.  Patrick Demarchelier is shooting Jessica Stam – her first shoot with Express!! – alongside Arlenis Sosa and Izabel Goulart. Awesome cast!

The girly girl in us loves Le Sportsac and now with Pat McGrath doing a line for them, we love ‘em even more.

Modeling News:

As the summer season begins, the big cities gets flooded with models from around the world. NYC young ladies however are extra lucky this summer: Modellounge, the fashion week sanctuary has expanded to 2 central locations for the summer. Get out your bathing suits, ladies.

Bendel’s Polaroid girls….

Bendel’s, the venerable 115 year old store is searching for their Fall 2010 campaign faces. Partnered with Elle Magazine, the 2 winners will be flown to NYC and featured in October Elle.
Fifth Avenue Flagship Bendel Girl Go See, Wednesday, June 23, 10am – 6pm, 712 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street, 1st floor.

Beverly Center Bendel Girl Go See, Friday, June 25, 10am – 6pm
8500 Beverly Boulevard, Level 7

The criteria for eligibility is as follows:
* Must be age 18 to 30 on the date of your entry into the search
* Must be 5’8” or taller in bare feet
* Must fit in no larger than a size 4 dress
* Must fit in size 37-41 size shoe
* Must be available to be in New York City from July 15 – 16, 2010 for fitting/photo shoot
* Must have a basic command of the English language, written and spoken
* Must be in excellent health
* Must not be a party to any exclusive modeling contract or other contractual commitment that would be breached by the entrant’s participation in the Search.

Ladies if you fulfill these requirements, good luck!

And last but not least, 3 lovely new faces for the day.


17 year old Ash Walker from Vision Management Group.


Bogdan from Red


Justin from Major by Joseph Blue (is it me or does he look like he could be Taylor Lautner’s younger brother?)

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Divine Alessandra

May 20th, 2010 |Posted by Janelle

Watch out girls, Alessandra Ambrosio is coming for your covers! The Brazilian bombshell scoops up yet another coveted cover with her stunning Vogue Nippon shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.Wearing big hair and crystal covered Prada, as chosen by Anna Dello Russo, Ale looks phenomenal.

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Bits & Bytes: Visionary + Visionaire

April 28th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Visionaire‘s next issue will be a tribute to Alexander McQueen. Here’s the preview for it on Visionaireworld. Going to have to fork out the $295 for this one. (Image from Visionaireworld)

Fashion news:

A lot of you may know Dusan Reljin‘s name from his wonderful work as a photographer. But did you know he just designed a sunglasses collection for Selima; featured here on Style.com.

Anna Dello Russo is the best! See Anna’s life story in Japanese manga format. I still can’t decide 100% if it is really her blog but it’s so over the top, it probably is.

This incredible fashion shoot by Simon Procter for Vs Magazine is given some good lovin’ by Sans Artifice.

Photography news:

Mert & Marcus‘ ex assistant chats to Love Magazine. Besides being talented; Angelo Pennetta is very, very funny.

The next photographer duo? The German duo of Billy und Hells are worth a look.

Miscellaneous:

Many of you know that Tara Subkoff is recovering from brain cancer. Read her interview with Harper’s Bazaar about her journey.

I’ve met Justin Gelband and he most definitely is intense. I see why Victoria’s Secret stars and Sports Illustrated beauties go to him to be trained.

I loved American Elle growing up in the 80’s. It was joyful, inclusive and still aspirational. Jezebel compares the 1986 May issue with this month’s issue.

Did Anna Wintour really have a brief affair with Bob Marley in the 70’s? Oh Anna you naughty girl, you.

You gotta love Jezebel playing detective. Is Kimora Lee Simmons head really on Daria Werbowy’s body?

Modeling news:

Ohhhh yeaaaahhh! It’s about time. Models edge out celebrities for fashion ads. WWD lists some of the major houses for fall.

Models Myf Shepherd (who is in art school) and Rachel Rutt are doing anonymous interviews with fashion insiders for MUTT; should be quite interesting.

Casting director Julia Samersova talks to MSN about the new faces of tomorrow (including Estee Lauder faces Liu and Constance).

Love Magazine takes a “boob break” and has casting director Michelle Lee pick her favorite new “androgynous” girls.

Speaking of boobs, here are Jonathan Leder’s pics/video of his new work for Jacques. His work always seem tasteful and respectful to women; some consider him the anti Terry.

Hmmm, what are those birds diving towards? Click here to see more polaroids of great new face Johannes Niermann. Johannes walked Burberry, Zegna, Prada and Viktor & Rolf this past January.

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Bits & Bytes: Beauties by Emanuela

April 14th, 2010 |Posted by Betty

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Made in Brazil posted beautiful shots shot by Victoria’s Secret favorite Emanuela de Paula backstage at a Brazilian fashion show of her fellow Brazilian bombshells. As he says, “You gotta love a model for taking really beautiful pictures as opposed to just snapping them on a blackberry or an iPhone and posting them on twitter.” We say, AMEN!
View more of Emanuela’s pictures here.

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Fashion news:
Raise your hand if you love uberstylist and editor Polly Mellen.

Julie Gilhart from Barney’s is Stylefile’s Future of Fashion interview part 5.

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld and her friend, casting director Natalie Joos go through Julia’s closet.

We think this is Anna Dello Russo‘s blog because it is just too fabulous not to be.

If you STILL do not know who Malcolm Mclaren was (and you know who you are), go here to read about his importance to pop culture and fashion. Here’s Cathy Horyn’s tribute to him: call me crazy but doesn’t young Vivienne Westwood look like Lara Stone here?

We are big fans of Siki Im (look for our upcoming special shots from his F/W 10 show). The Nowness has an arresting video of his collection which was inspired by “American Psycho” (video from Wardenclyffe).

Modeling news:

Ponyryder interviews Dutch beauty Ymre Stiekema

Emme is a plus size model that we adore and is super inspiring.

Alla Kostromichova has won Elle’s Model of the Year award back in her hometown in the Ukraine.

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has a new baby, is revered in Brazil and post pregnancy… looks like this. Life sometimes is a tiny bit unfair, no?

Iman is iconic! The CFDA will honor one of our favorite faces EVER!

Check out Mike Z from Chosen Management. How gorgeous!
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And Brazilian beauty Ramon from Made in Brazil.
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