January Jones, of A&E's "Mad Men", turned up at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards wearing a Lanvin dress. Even better, she was wearing a matching black head band with her hair pulled back. It took me a while to remember where I first saw this look. Now I remember: Bottega Veneta's Spring 2010 collection. Take a peak.
Image of January Jones from JustJared. Image of Daiane Conterato at Bottega Veneta from Style.com.
While looking at some images from Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli's latest Haute Couture collection for Valentino, I couldn't get the words "a Garden of Eden in cyberworld" out of my head. Granted that Style.com's Sarah Mower used this phrase as a synopsis for the duo's third couture collection for the house, she was definitely onto something. Images from Style.com.
Instantly, I thought of "Space Cases," an 90s Nickelodeon TV show that I loved as a child, starring Walter Emanuel Jones, better known as the "Black Ranger" from the original Power Rangers. In season two of the show, the cast crash land their space ship onto a planet that is similar to Earth and the pieces from Chiuri and Piccioli's collections blend right in (if not literally). Watch the clip and imagine a young native woman appearing, alongside her distinguished mother, clad in Valentino Haute Couture. Or even, imagine if the ship's android, Thelma, got a new wardrobe. Further images courtesy of SpaceCasesTV.com.
I never really paid attention to Frida Gustavsson. I could never tell her apart from the giraffes that walk and pose along side her. But then models.com posted some images of her shot by Miguel Reveriego. LORD HAVE MERCY, I knew sex sold but jeez.
Look at her in a lace haute couture piece and then look at her in small lace thingy and a camisole over it. HELLO FRIDA. Now I don't have to look up how to spell her last name anymore. Images from models.com.
Miley Cyrus gave a wonderful interview to Harper Bazaar's Amy Larocca, in which she gives her reaction to the American public's reaction to her choice to photograph "wrapped in a bed sheet" for Annie Leibovitz, in addition to her performance at the 2009 American Teen Choice Awards. Cyrus states, "...people don't want to say 'What a great performance' or 'What a great shot.' No one wants to look at something like that and see the positive because it doesn't sell a magazine."
Speaking of selling a magazine, I am the FIRST one to know that magazines have an audience and they publish material that makes their hardcore audience happy and want to renew their subscriptions when the time comes. I am also the FIRST one to know that Harper's Bazaar's hardcore audience probably has an sister somewhere that has children that LOVE Miley Cyrus (assuming she doesn't have children), but please Harper's Bazaar, don't you think that your audience would prefer to see Gabourey Sidibe on the February cover?
I've always seen photos of this leather daddy, sitting at a Dior Haute Couture show, or laughing it up with Giorgio Armani, but I never knew who he WAS. My only thought was, "Who IS this man, in all leather?" Thanks to David Vincent's interview in the February issue of Harper's Bazaar US, I now know. He's an ARCHITECT. Secretly, I thought he was "playing" around with Marc Jacobs behind Lorenzo Martone's back. Silly me. He was just renovating and designing office spaces and boutiques.