Earlier this year before my grandmother passed away, I fought tooth and nail with a local dry cleaner who ruined one of my garments. They managed to rectify the damage they have done however, some of it is still visible. In the end, I got compensated half of what I asked for. Although it wasn’t the solution I wanted, it was better than nothing. A few friends told me I was lucky. Some dry cleaners won’t shell out a single penny; the most they’ll give you is a smile or a half-baked apology.
Anyway, I came across Madame Paulette’s website earlier this morning. They are based in New York and specialize in cleaning high-end clothes. Remember Melania Knauss in that ginormous, 50-pound Christian Dior haute couture wedding gown from the Empress Sisi/Fall-Winter 2004 collection?
Well, she commissioned Madame Paulette to restore her wedding gown. Watch this video. This is how they clean haute couture.
Isn’t it amazing how technologically-advanced dry cleaners are overseas? Madame Paulette had me on the blacklights! How I wish local dry cleaners are sophisticated like that.
OMG. The gender bending ferocity of Michael Jackson never stops… a few weeks ago, you’ve seen him wore that swarovski-encrusted t-shirt from Balmain’s fall/winter 2009 collection. Well, feast your eyes on this.
It’s Wacko Jacko rockin’ a look from Givenchy fall/winter 2007. Gemma Ward wore it on the runway a few years back.Amazing!!!!!
How embarassing is this? Rapper Rick Ross is on the May 2009 cover of XXL magazine. He was photographed wearing what appears to be a pair of Louis Vuitton Chewy Bitton sunglasses.
According to Mediatakeout, the folks at Louis Vuitton fired XXL this letter:
We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL
Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of
sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks.
Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your
readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is
important to clarify several points.
The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by
Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not
grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to
use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or
association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The
third is that counterfeiting is illegal.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.
Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier
Yikes! Who in their right mind would wear a pair of counterfeit sunglasses on a bloody cover shoot? Rick, his stylist or XXL magazine has a lot of explaining to do.
Everyone’s talking about Madonna who wore Louis Vuitton fall/winter 2009 the other night at the Met. When I showed my mother some photos, the first thing she said was “is she going through some psychological change in her life?” Just kidding. No, my mother didn’t say that but Venus Xtravaganza did.
No, really, has Madonna lost her mind? Mid-life crisis much?
I love Balmain and all but this Balmain-mania has to stop. First you’ve got Team Vogue Paris as in Emmanuelle & Co. sporting the goods fresh off the runway. Then you’ve got the boatload of fashion bloggers recreating the Balmain look for less with their bleached ripped jeans and now the celebrity brigade have joined the bandwagon too. There’s Michael Jackson in that swarovski-studded t-shirt, Beyonce in that black Balmain jacket and now Rihanna in the denim military jacket. This is too much. Wayy too much. Perhaps it’s just me but I feel like the universe is shoving Balmain down my throat.
How does Rihanna (who, btw, is TOTALLY channeling Michael Jackson with THAT hair) make you feel?