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."
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.
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!!!!
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!!!!!!
Click click click for more sewer-worthy trannie extravaganza! It’s soo crazy and trashtastic!!
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…
I love Suzy Menkes but something is not quite right...
What do you think?
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
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!
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???
Ching ching ching! Click click click for more beautiful photos!