I found this on ONTD ANAS and I laughed my brains out. Are **YOU**, my dear fashion whore, thinking what I’m thinking?
Where is my mink? Answers on a postcard…
Alice Burdeu @ Elite
Here’s another Australian who’s trying to make a name for herself. Elite’s showcards are out and guess who’s going to casting calls this fall/winter 2008 show season? It’s Alice Burdeu of Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 3! Woah!
It would be interesting to see whether or not she makes it on the runways of Bryant Park in two weeks. Also, I *definitely* want to see what’s written on the back of that showcard. I bet you they have her listed as "5’11" like they all do to girls who are 6ft++. Alice Burdeu, at least according to various sources online, is 6 foot 1!
Ding Dong, Miu Miu for Men is Dead
Oh my god I totally didn’t see this one coming. Miuccia Prada decided to discontinue Miu Miu for Men. For realz. Spring 2008 is their last collection.
"On a different note, Miu Miu has discontinued its men’s wear line to focus on strengthening its women’s business, whose sales have more than doubled in two years, hitting $297 million in 2007. The spring 2008 men’s collection will be the last to be manufactured and sold by the Prada-owned brand."
– via WWD
Balenciaga Fall/Winter 2008 2009 Preview
It’s been a madhouse the past few days. I’m sure y’all have noticed the hard work I’m doing on my site and all the sparse updates; I’ve gained so much weight from being in front of the computer for so long! You think it’s easy being a one-man circus? No, let me tell you it ain’t so. ANYHOO, let’s get back to business. I just heard from someone that Anna Wintour and the American Vogue team went to Balenciaga right this moment to view the collections in what they call "Market Week". Yes, a FULL month ahead of Paris fashion week. According to the snitch, Anna & Co. went to there today (yesterday for you third world folks) for a preview. Photo of the Balenciaga showroom below.
Here’s what to expect for Fall/Winter 2008/2009. Colour palette: tangerine orange, white, black, beige, ecru, tomato red. There’s a pair of cobalt blue skinny jeans, mesh tights, a salmon-coloured taffeta dress with a white shawl, a long black lacy dress, a couple of long floral print dresses, fur-lined coats (fox) and 2 hunting hats. Note: the exact color names are NOT accurate but that should give you an idea of what’s coming up. I know it’s vague but I’m not gonna demand anything else from the snitch. I don’t want to spoil it for everybody, including myself. What makes "fashion" truly magical is to see the unexpected. Quite frankly, I’d rather just wait for an entire month to see everything online… element of surprise and all that.
PS. Asked what the general theme is and this is what the person had to say: "like an equestrian hunter in mainly different variations of either
patent/suede/velvet 6" ankle boots, theres also these knee high wedge
leather boots. there are some pieces that are feminine and the pants
that are more masculine."
Jil Sander Menswear Fall/Winter 2008-2009
[NOTE: DON'T JUST SCROLL THE PAGE MMKAY, READ THE DAMN THING!! I PROMISE IT WILL BE FUN!]
Jil Sander held its menswear fashion show yesterday in Milan. I was anxiously looking for my male model favourites (I’m a sucker I know) and then I noticed these dizzying array of patterns and prints. The first thing that came to my mind was…
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