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9:22 am

Karl Lagerfeld’s Wisdom

07/12/2007, Fashion and Style

Karl Lagerfeld’s Wisdom

More quotable quotes from Karl Lagerfeld! Here’s Uncle Karl backstage (or is it rehearsal/fitting?) at the Chanel Paris-London Pre-Fall 2008 show in London. I love Karl. I really do. It’s amazing how he he’s able to answer questions in a snap of a finger.

"The best idea is always very basic and very stupid."
- Karl Lagerfeld

How does one stay in touch with youth?

"I’m not blind. I see everything. I’m over-informed. I read every magazine. So.. it’s normal. I mean, I don’t live in an Ivory Tower. I’m invisible but I’m informed."

But how do you maintain that?

"I don’t have to make an effort you know. HOW DO YOU BREATHE? Do you think about breathing? Ehh.. it’s the same thing you know. My job… is wanting to be informed, keeping informed. It’s like breathing."

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2:20 am

Chanel Paris – London Fashion Show

07/12/2007, Fashion and Style

Chanel Paris – London Fashion Show

Watch the Chanel "Paris – Londres" fashion show in London live — at 8:15PM today, UK Time! Show starts in about 2 hours. Are you ready?

Chanel Paris-Londres Paris-London fashion show by Karl Lagerfeld 2007 2008

Be sure to add this page (www.chanel-live.com) on your bookmarks and watch the show today, December 6, at 8:15PM London Time, 3:15PM New York. See you there!

PS. Dear Marc… any chance of us lowly internet mortals (me in particular because I’m special haha just kidding) being able to watch YOUR Fall/Winter 2008-2009 fashion show LIVE, online, next year?

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6:57 pm

Nicholas X Morley

05/12/2007, Fashion and Style

Obsession du Jour: Nicholas X Morley

I’ve been obsessed with all these chica Australian designers as of late. When you live in the third world where the weather is nothing but pure torture (though I can’t say that’s the case these days because it’s been raining every day for the past few weeks and I LOOOVE it!!), shopping Australian is the best antidote to the Fall/Winter shopping season in the west. There’s mayyyjah sales everywhere but do I really need another cashmere sweater? No. Do I really need another wool coat? No. But I need tees. I need tank tops. I need shorts. I need fun things I could wear in the third world with ease.

Australian designer Nicholas X Morley

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3:56 pm

Agyness Deyn

05/12/2007, Fashion and Style

Iconic

Now this, my friends, is how you work it.

Agyness Deyn at Burberry with PETA protester
Via Jezebel

Ignore those damn PETArds and pose for the cameras.

WORK!

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8:24 am

Spring 2008 Fashion Show Sites

05/12/2007, Fashion and Style

Spring 2008 Fashion Show Sites

Let’s play a little game on how well you know your Spring 2008 collections! Judging from the photos below (and after the jump), I want to see if you can identify the fashion designer associated with the stage/set. I’ll post the answers tomorrow. Just answer the poll without leaving this browser window. No cheating!!!!

Ready? Here’s #1.

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7:48 pm

Trans Rat Fashion

04/12/2007, Fashion and Style

Killer Rats, Killer Trannies!

The Brazilians are at it again! Artist Kristofer Paetau made 5 custom, fake Chanel fashion accessories made out of dead rats — a bra, a handbag, a handkerchief, a slip and a pair of shoes and got 5 Brazilian trannies to model them. I’m all for creative expression but what in the world is this? I don’t think the House of Chanel would be pleased if they knew about this. Coco Chanel is rolling in her grave right now as I’m typing this and we all know Uncle Karl is not into Ratatouille!!!!!!

Trans Rat Fashion by Kristofer Paetau

Click click click for more sewer-worthy trannie extravaganza! It’s soo crazy and trashtastic!!

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2:50 am

Suzy Menkes in Preview Magazine???

26/11/2007, Fashion and Style

Suzy Menkes in Preview Magazine???

HOLY JUNKO SHIMADA MARC JACOBS! Who knew Suzy Menkes writes for Preview, a fashion magazine in the third world? A friend just forwarded a scan of Suzy Menkes’ article (One Size Fits All) that appeared on this month’s Preview Magazine. I don’t usually read magazines because everything is available online and it’s weird because I remember reading THAT particular piece during fashion week (late September) on the International Herald Tribune website. I know, because I’m one of those many people who are anxiously waiting for Suzy’s reviews…

One Size Fits All by Suzy Menkes, Preview Magazine, November 2007

I love Suzy Menkes but something is not quite right...

What do you think?

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Update 4PM – FYI: I got an update via email!!!! According to Pauline Suaco-Juan, Editor-in-Chief
of Preview Magazine, they purchased both articles from New York Times
Special Features, which syndicates the International Herald Tribune in
Asia.

Proper copyrights, full attribution and credits were made on the issue itself. Enough with the emails already, mmmkay? At least Preview got Suzy in tow! Oi Vey! Haha!

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2:31 am

Raf Simons or Velour (Sweden)?

25/11/2007, Fashion and Style

Raf Simons or Velour (Sweden)?

Well, what do you know? It’s not just Forever 21 copying Anna Sui. Swedish brand Velour (Spring 2008) seems to be "inspired" by Raf Simons’ Fall/Winter 2003 collection. Who did it best?

Raf Simons Fall/Winter 2003 and Velour Spring/Summer 2008

Or better yet, which one is Raf and which one is Velour? Optical illusions, anyone? I don’t know about you but I like them both. Not that I’d wear menswear, but still.. Hah!

Answers on a postcard…

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11:43 pm

Gemma Ward in Louis Vuitton

24/11/2007, Fashion and Style

Gemma Ward in Louis Vuitton

Gemma, oh my dear Gemma. Why did you let yourself go? Spotted at the recent Marie Claire party in Spain…

Gemma Ward Marie Claire Party in Spain 2007

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12:29 pm

Asia is the new “Out of Africa”!!!

24/11/2007, Fashion and Style

Asia is the new "Out of Africa"!!!

I love Vogue Russia. I really do. In fact, a lot of their covers are so much better than the boring, predictable polly, celebrity-infested covers of the usual American mag rag. I also think their editorials are absolutely stunning. It’s a shame we don’t have Vogue Russia in the third world otherwise I would religiously buy their issues and keep it them archived. Printing scans (from the internet) on glossy paper is not quite the real deal. Anyhoo, I thoroughly enjoyed this fashion editorial from the April 2007 issue. Three things immediately came to mind when I saw some of the pictures.

1) Celebrity Culture
2) It really sucks to be "normal" and I feel terrible for people who try so hard to be normal… or people who want to "blend in" in the sea of sameness.
3) Asia is the new "Out of Africa"!!! You know how like twice or thrice a year, British/American Vogue or what have you, go on a wild expedition somewhere in Africa and take pictures of a white person in haute couture and million-dollar jewels whilst being surrounded by tribe people in their beads, spears and primitiveness? Well, take out the beads and replace them with fake fur, take out the spears and replace them with digital cameras and shove typical Asian consumerism in the picture and what do you get???

Vogue Russia April 2007, Diana Moldovan

Vogue Russia April 2007, Diana Moldovan

Ching ching ching! Click click click for more beautiful photos!

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