Stand Tall

Stand Tall
Hilary Rhoda in Glen Luchford's "Coming Next"



Well Recycled

Photographer Raymond Meier is known for his strange hyper-color hyper-real images for many fashion clients. For his latest spread in American Vogue, it seems that he has recycled a concept from an August 2007 foray in the same publication. Even though it is a very similar theme, from two very different seasons, it is still well recycled.

'Dipping Below' from April 2010

'Swingers' from August 2007


WIDE Set Eyes

When the name 'Penelope Tree' is uttered, one instantly imagines her grossly wide-set and expansively large eyes. If you were to draw her face on a sketchpad, it would most likely look like an alien's, but Penelope took this unique quality of hers and made it her career, lasting through the late 1960s and early 1970s. Dubbed "The Tree," she became the American symbol of the 60s, as Twiggy became the decade's British symbol.

 Image from Ecelcticaaa.

Now, Argentinian model Milagros Margaria has eyes that remind me of Ms. Tree's, position and all. At only 14, she can go far with such eyes (Lily Donaldson and Gemma Ward both made a career with these coveted eyes). The only difference between the two is Penelope's sloped jaw, which make her eyes seem further apart than they are. I look forward to seeing what she has in store for us. Image from


A Retrospect: YSL F/W 2008

If there was ever a figure in fashion in which I must have complete respect for, it is Yves Saint Laurent. Even though he is dead now, I must say my favorite collection of his name-sake label is the first one to hit boutiques after his death in June of '08.

Creative Director, Stefano Pilati's decisions to make the models highly ambiguous is personally my favorite aspect of the presentation. The various leathers, as well as the various heights of the boots are perfect. To this day,  they are still my FAVORITE shoe ever shown, in any show.

God Bless Monsieur Saint Laurent and his continued influence.

You can see Tim Blanks' (of review of the collection here.