As y’all know, Paris haute couture ended a few days ago. While all the rich bitches of the world (and their token tranny and tag-along lap dogs) are still recovering from stomping around the majestic city of lights (and Le Depot), my Mexican buddy Mauricio and I (in our respective bedrooms in the third world, of course) went through hundreds and hundreds of photos of the fall 2008 couture collections.
Since haute couture is all about fantasy, my friend and I fantasized about being bajillionairesses on a shopping spree. We challenged each other to pick one, just one, outfit from the big couture houses. It has to be something that we love and would personally wear.
We reviewed our selections at the end of the challenge and I noticed I picked out two wedding gowns.
Our conversation went like this:
Me: What do you think of my selections? Be honest. What’s the best one and the worst one? Is it just me or do you also find this season disappointing?
Filipinos, in my opinion, are the most notorious, anal-retentive English nazis on the face of the planet. Even more so than native English speakers themselves who, quite frankly, don’t give a fuck how something is written online as long as they could understand them. Flips, on the other hand, would totally rip you apart in blogs, discussion forums, etc. just to point out the slightest grammar/syntax/spelling mistake you’ve made. It’s that whole “better English = better education = my bushy 3-inch brown dick with a black scrotum is more superior than yours” etc mentality people here have. I know it’s crazy but it’s true. Some Filipinos really do get off on this shit. Trust me when I say that! Ever had someone correct you online? Chances are, that person is a Flip! Anyway, I won’t dwell on that shit but let me tell you… man… I laughed so hard when I saw this announcement from the house of Givenchy.
PS. I love Givenchy and hell, I love Lakshmi Menon. She truly is the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen as of late. More on her later.
Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Haute Couture
Y’all should get down on your knees and worship me because I just got hold of a copy of the fall/winter 2009-2009 Christian Dior haute couture soundtrack! Amazing amazing amazing! I just know I’m gonna play this on my ipod for weeks. Perfect for mincing!
I still need to figure out the track titles. The first song they used was “Aquarius” by Dutch group Within Temptation and the last one was “Lights Go Down” by Basement Jaxx which I *love*. I’ll forever be indebted if you guys can name the 2nd to the last track though. To be quite honest, the good shit starts at 08:53 so fast forward and listen to that.
Christian Dior Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2008-2009 Video
I’m not really the most religious person on earth but praise Jesus hallelujah it’s a meerakollllll! Big papi John has finally gone back to his senses and spared us from his 60s rut. Check out the following video previews and keep an eye out on John’s confident poses. I can’t wait to see the entire full-length vid. I have a feeling the soundtrack is gonna be gooood!
100% pure brilliance. 100% pure couture. Pictures to follow!
1) I’m totally jeliz. He’s fierce and ferosh to the highest levels. 2) I love him but I’m also seething with anger right now. Jalousie Magazine is dat chu? 3) I hate him so much I wanna suffocate him using a tyvek bag and steal that Balenciaga and the hamburger bag.
It’s not often that I call for the collective powers of my readers but I am in desperate need of your help. Watch this video of the Spring/Summer 2003 Christian Dior show. Fast forward to 6:50 and listen to the track “Controversy” by Prince. I NEED that remix. I MUST have it. This is a life and death situation we’re talking about here. I’ve spent 8 hours today trying to find it online to no avail. I think the remix is by Felix Da Housecat but I don’t know. It’s definitely not the original track, that’s for sure. Please, for the sake of my sanity, help me get a copy of this track.
Check out the model on 7:00. That is HOW you do FIERCE. Also, Jacquetta Wheeler should fucking get an award for being able to walk in those heels in spite of the chain dangling from her shoe. Has it really been five or six years since that show? Time surely flies fast these days.
I swear to god, watching old Dior shows on YouTube give me the chills every time. Every bloody time! That’s why John Galliano has a special place in my heart. Growing up as a teenager, John was the be-all and end-all of fashion. NOBODY else mattered to me AT THAT TIME. Well, it was John and Tom Ford for Gucci LOL. I’d religiously buy fashion magazines just to see what the two of them were up to. Yes I had the eskimo boots from the Fall 2002 collection where Gisele came out with the woolly centurion hat. Yes I had the saddle bags, the monogram jacquards, and yes, even those rasta bags. Even those tops from 2001 I shared to you earlier this year. It was full-on, hardcore, logo a gogo fashion victim mania but hell I had fun. Those were the years when I would save literally EVERY penny I had (and then some) just to be able to buy those damned “J’ADORE DIOR” sleeveless tops in every imaginable color combination and fabric because that’s all my victimy self could afford. When Dior announced last year how they are turning their backs to the very same crowd that kept them afloat over the years (the young, the bold and the restless), naturally I felt sad – that’s my childhood right there! No wonder all of the recent Dior collections are too sophisticated and too mature. Other than Carla Sarkozy, who else is wearing Dior?
The good news is… the things I like and what tickles my fancy have definitely changed over the years. I appreciate the work of more and more designers.
Enough babble. Will someone please find me the song, for old times’ sake? Thank you.
Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 haute couture show season kicks off on Monday and I have my eyes on Alessandra Facchinetti who is Valentino’s successor, Christian Lacroix, and of course, John Galliano for Christian Dior.
Remember his brilliance back then? Christian Dior Spring 2004 Haute Couture… you may be gone but you are definitely not forgotten.
Now is the time to place your bets. What do you think the chances are of John still being stuck in the 60s? Redeem yourself John. Please!