self service 32: malgosia & carmen kass
Remember that polaroid shoot I did in Paris last October? The same shoot with the electrifying Giovanna Battaglia? Well, the latest issue of self service is out. Malgosia Bela and Carmen Kass are both on the cover.
Looks like I’m gonna troll the internet to see if I can buy this issue online because it’s not available in the Philippines. Boo.
The $64 million question is, do you guys think me and the amazing Tommy Ton (Jak and Jil) would make a great sticky rice gaysian power couple? Hahaha ;-)
Lastly, self service magazine just launched their new blog. Visit http://selfservicemagazine.com/blog/.
Tavi Gevinson, Cathy Horyn, Bryanboy, Suzy Menkes, Jessica Michault, Christina Binkley, Tommy Ton, Susie Lau : Now Sit Down and Shut Up
Yes, that includes you Hilary Alexander, Rumi Neely, Lisa Armstrong, Garance Dore, Sarah Mower, Scott Schuman.
Before the collections began last month, the Wall Street Journal published an article about seating assignments at the shows. They also published this mock seating chart.
I have no idea what I was searching earlier but lo and behold I unearthed this priceless ancient relic from New York magazine published sixteen years ago. April 11, 1994 to be exact. NY Mag did a mock seating assignment of the Richard Tyler show — the hottest ticket back then.
Get ready to be tickled!
Click HERE to download the PDF file.
Who made it to the front row? A teenage newly-wed Drew Barrymore, Mariah and her entourage (some people never change), a young Stephen Gan and of course, Hal Rubenstein who once shouted "If you don't seat me in the front row, I'm walking out and taking every New York Times writer with me".
Hysterical, isn't it?
And what do we have these days? The old guard and the nouvelle vague in a tedious and predictable slanging match that is neither new, imaginative nor innovative — supposedly the hallmarks of 'fashion'.
Oh the irony of it all.
Sixteen years from now, an eight year old kid will hark back to the days when some heiress or society wife would go to Worth, Poiret and Mainbocher to buy an entire season's worth of clothes including stuff to do her gardening in.
Or celebrities, footballer's wives and the twenty year old wives of Russian oligarchs snapping up Galliano for Christian Dior, Chanel Armani Prive, Gaultier or bless you, Elie Saab — your choice.
He'll also send a message to his colleagues via mental telepathy with a screenshot of this blog entry (twitter, what twitter?), and he'll whine why a five year old girl received a CFDA nomination ballot while sitting front row at Joseph Altuzarra.
(Contrary what you all think, fashion shows are here to stay. We have livestreaming, yes, but what is there to stream if there is nothing to show?)
Can't we all just get along?
May god help us and may Suzy Menkes and Candy September is the January of fashion. "I made
that designer; I can break him" Pratts-Price outlive us all through
time and eternity.
Love you Candy!!!
photo credit: wsj.com
A Delightful Surprise from Matthew Williamson and Vogue Australia
For their March 2010 issue, Vogue Australia recently asked members of the fashion pack, such as designers Jason Wu, Jonathan Saunders, Antonio Marras and Peter Dundas for their favourite websites. My reader Angela sent these scans.
Here’s Matthew Williamson‘s answer.
How delightful! I’m really, really touched with his very kind words.
Although I receive many emails and interact with people around the world, there are times when I feel blogging is a one-way thing because of the anonymous nature of the internet. You know, here I am, communicating to my readers via an online web site but there’s a wall that blocks me from knowing who exactly reads my blog.
Thank you so much Matthew Williamson and Australian Vogue!
Oh oh oh speaking of Matthew, I have something to share to you guys…
Behind the Scenes: American Vogue March 2010 Power Issue – Fashion Bloggers
You’ve seen Vogue.com’s video a few days ago, now here are several “behind-the-scenes” photos from my phone.
Last December, I flew to New York to take part in American Vogue’s shoot about fashion bloggers. Our call-time was 8AM that day outside the Conde Nast Building at Time Square.
Click click click!
Bryanboy Through the Lens of Style.com’s Greg Kessler
It’s been a crazy two weeks! I’m in turbo-blogging mode so let me start with the ‘easy’ entries and allow me to indulge in a quick round of shameless and blatant self-promotion before I continue with fashion, fashion, FASHION! I found these photos of me on Style.com and Style.it (Conde Nast Italy) that were taken by Style.com’s backstage and front-row head honcho, the handsome (and petite, like me) Greg Kessler.
At Anna Sui where I got a last-minute seating upgrade from 4th row to 2nd row (yay!). Ahhhhh the now-famous faux feather Zara coat which I got
back in Manila for $45 on sale (down from $250). I love living in Manila
where it’s hot and humid because nobody buys the coats come sale time
hahaha! Anyway, when I arrived in JFK, at least 10 people at the airport
stopped me, asking where my coat was from. In front of Macy’s, some
really old man touched my coat… I thought I was gonna get attacked by
an animal rights protester, lo and behold all he wanted to know is what
my coat is made from. Even the Daily Telegraph’s (UK) Hilary Alexander
told me it’s a fabulous piece. Lots of people praised me….
unbelievable! I’ve never received so many compliments based on a single
piece of garment alone. Amazing.
Click click click click for more photos!