Check out Wes Anderson's hyper coloured car -racing short 'Castello Cavalcanti' featuring one of his favourite actors, Jason Schwartzman. Made for Prada, this Fellini- inspired short was shot in Cinecitta studios, where La Dolce Vita was filmed.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013
“Ghesquière would bring a modern creative vision to the house’s women’s collections, building on the values of refinement, savoir faire and extreme quality.”
“Louis Vuitton has always incarnated for me the symbol of ultimate luxury, innovation and exploration. I am very honored of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.”
When Nicholas Ghesquière left Balenciaga this time last year, the world waited with it's breath bated of news as to what the French wunderkind would do next. Well, the wait is finally over. LVMH has confirmed the appointment of Ghesquière as it's new creative director -and with immediate effect- the designer will showcase his first collection for Vuitton in March next year.
Ghesquière is replacing Marc Jacobs, whose 16 year tenure at the storied fashion house ended last month.
I say it's an inspired choice as Nicholas is a visionary who would not only bring a breath of fresh air to the 160 year- old fashion house, but he would make it rock and roll cool for people to wear head-to-toe Vuitton again.
Friday, June 14, 2013
No one hates food more than Karl Lagerfeld. Imagine his disgust when he sees this video of Grace Coddington as she cooks steak and potato dauphinoise with Elettra Wiedemann (Isabella Rosellini's daughter) in her kitchen.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here's to Angelina Jolie, who went through a double mastectomy this week. Her courage is breathtakingly admirable.
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy, but it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
- Angelina Jolie, New York Times May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The only girls at the Met Ball worth mentioning
Cara Delevigne in Burberry
Anne Hathaway in Valentino
Rooney Mara in Givenchy
Nicole Richie in Topshop
Everyone else was just trying a bit too hard
(especially you, Madonna)
Madonna Miley Cyrus
And just in case you missed the sofa, here she is again.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Nicola Formichetti is parting ways with Mugler, the fashion house he helped revive, after just two years. Fashion purists were up in arms when he was first appointed as the label's creative director, but others viewed it as a breath of fresh air and a re-introduction of the label to a new generation. Even Lady Gaga's help was enlisted to drive the message home.
I was lucky enough to meet Nicola Formichetti (and his team) while he was out here in HK in 2011. He was funny, witty, sarcastic and we got on just fine. We spoke about his love of Parisian vintage shops, poked fun at his overly embellished iPhone cover that he had custom made in Japan and fashion in general.
I wouldn't say the boots they'd be filing in are incredibly huge, but Mugler is yet to appoint a new creative director. There are rumours going round the fashion mill that Ghesquière
is taking over but this remains to be seen.
Joey Ma, Nicola Formichetti and yours truly
(photo credit: Ocassions PR)
"Nicola has accomplished our original mission of bringing his energy to the brand. With his talent for communication and understanding of modern imagery and design, Nicola has been instrumental in attracting a new audience which is undeniably crucial for the future strategy of the house. He will be a historical part of the Mugler legacy and known as the force that catapulted us forward."- Joel Palix, President of Clarins Fragrance Group andDirector General of Mugler
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Dear Papa Alber,
Please could I have the entire Lanvin 'Dedale' jewelry collection sent to my house? They are stupendously beautiful and I simply must have them ( I think that's fair enough, don't you think?).
I'm serious as a heart- attack, by the way. Have your people contact my people re: my postal address.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
The world no longer waits with its breath bated, for Alexander Wang's maiden collection for Balenciaga was unveiled amongst a small group of editors in a 'salon-style format' in Paris today. The collection composed of 34 monochromatic looks, which included painted wool, embroidered leather and shaved mink. It's a strong start for Wang, who admits to spending a lot of time researching in the Balenciaga archives. I wish Wang well for it's no mean feat to follow on the footsteps of Nicholas Ghesquiere who ruled Balenciaga for 15 awesome years.