Friday, April 30, 2010

Kids Reenact MTV's The Hills: Still more believable than the actual "Hills"

I seriously can't deal with this. The girl playing Audrina has her eyes directed at the ceiling the entire time. Heidi is played by a plastic doll. I am *dead*.

You Go, Glen Coco

And none for Gretchen Weiners...

Yesterday, Fashion Indie HBIC Daniel Saynt introduced his latest PR move venture, The Fashion Burnbook.

From the email:

"Fashion Indie Media wants you to check out our latest website, The Fashion Burnbook.

A 100% anonymous message board where you can Bitch, Vent & Talk Shit about anyone in the fashion industry, the Fashion Burnbook is a one stop spot where you can share exactly how you feel.

So, if you have an internship horror story, really hate one of your bosses, or just want to share a salacious rumor about an editor, designer or model, we want to hear it.  You're comment is completely anonymous and like all good frienemies, we know how to spread a rumor.

Plus every question, story and rumor submitted gets a response from Daniel Saynt. He'll weigh in on it's truthiness and what he really thinks about some of the industries most powerful. "

In concept this is genius, if not a little late to the party. We expected an extension of FI's site, complete with a smooth design and Saynt's trademark Mean Girls snark. What we got was a formspring page. Sadface.

So far topics have been relatively tame: A dig at Bryan Boy, Saynt's reiterated hatred of Yuli Ziv (Founder of the Style Coalition and My It Things), and more than a few attempts to appear edgy and unaffected.

No word on whether Saynt is planning to expand this idea into legitimate part of his site, or if this is merely a platform for him to air his personal grievances.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Coroner's Report: "Significant Amount Of Cocaine" Found In Alexander McQueen's Bloodstream

London coroner Paul Knapman reportedly found a "significant level of cocaine," sleeping pills, and tranquilizers in blood samples taken from Alexander McQueen after his death in February, adding that McQueen "killed himself while the balance of his mind was disturbed."

Though seemingly not surprising to those who knew him personally-- the designer had a history of self-harm caused by drug use-- the industry was still shaken today by the discovery.

Knapman spoke to a group of 30 people, including McQueen's close friends, family, and members of the press at Westminster Coroner’s Court, stressing that McQueen "had a history of depression and anxiety, and was grieving for his mother”, whose funeral was the day after his body was found.

McQueen reportedly left a suicide note written on the back of the book The Descent of Man, which included instructions for his burial, and ended, "Please look after my dogs. Sorry, I love you. Lee.” 

Dr. Stephen Pereira, the designer's psychiatrist, told officials that he had diagnosed the designer with both anxiety and depressive disorders. He also revealed that McQueen had previously attempted to take his own life twice in 2009 by overdose, which Pereira described as "cries for help."

The release of the final report has closed the investigation of the troubled designer's  death. McQueen hanged himself in his London Apartment on February 11th, coincidentally the opening day of New York Fashion Week.

Rest in Peace, sweet prince. Long live McQueen.

Dear Anna: I'm Better Than You. Love, Donatella

Hey Wintour, are you gonna take that?

Hot on the heels of yesterday's report on Anna's high-priced PR move charity offering, it seems that Donatella Versace has gotten into Wintour's stash. The famed designer has followed suit by setting the bar even higher in crazy-town.

Donatella is offering a semester long internship with Versace in their New York office, valued at $20,000 (double the estimated value of Wintour's "experience"). Aside from that, it also boasts "2 tickets to a Donatella Versace and Christopher Kane show in Milan, meet and greet with Donatella Versace backstage. Signed Versus fragrance bottle by Donatella Versace and a Signed Versus t-shirt by Donatella Versace." I mean, at least this one springs for air fare.

Newly listed, bidding is at an affordable $1350 (eye roll). With 14 days left, that surely won't stay the case. We'll keep you updated....if we still care in two weeks.

What Do You Get When You Cross Andre Leon Talley And A Manolo Blahnik Sample Sale?

By Lauren Quintana

Answer: A Guinness-worthy attempt to fit every woman alive in the same room at once.

Tomorrow, April 29, will be a grown woman's version of senior cut day. Nearly 100% of SANE women are predicted to drop priorities and rush over to the Manolo Blahnik sample sale at the Warwick Hotel between 54th and 6th ave, second floor. Eh, just follow the screams.

Per nature of the fabulous beast, VIP's and editors will be granted access first and doors will be open to the public from 11am-3pm.

Grand Master Fab of the event will be none other than Andre Leon Tally, of VOGUE and ANTM fame. A press release teased, "He will be playing the role of Prince Charming and help women slip into their perfect shoe."

Ok, everyone all at once: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Anna Wintour Auctioning a Week-long "Experience" At Vogue

Some people like to be dominated by hot chicks. Others, Anna Wintour.

For the price of a new car, you too can have what most fashionistas only dream of (and others have nightmares about).

Anna Wintour is auctioning off a week-long internship *ahem* EXPERIENCE at Vogue on CharityBuzz, allowing those with money to skip things like formal training, paying dues, and actual knowledge of fashion to experience what it's probably not at all like to work there. The auction, a mere 17 days in, is already going for a cool 14K. The pot, decribed as " week at the Vogue office in New York City, plus an opportunity to meet Anna Wintour. The experience would be tailored to the interests and skills of the auction winner. Also includes 2 tickets to New York’s Fashion Week, The September Issue DVD, and books In Vogue; Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People; The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places and The Teen Vogue Handbook..." includes the chance to attend a fashion show during New York Fashion Week in September, which we assume will be the Vogue sponsored show which is open to the public, so...not much of a prize there. But hey, you get books!

If you're interested, high tail it over to Charity Buzz and sign your soul on the dotted line. Bids start at $1,000 (estimated value is $10,000, which is about $9,999 too much). At least it's for charity.

As for us? We'd rather buy a Birkin. It'll last way longer....but then again so would the nightmares.

Chafe at your own risk

By Lauren Quintana

If you haven't already, now is the time to purchase  stock in baby powder; for fashion psychics predict a latex storm is on its way.


When it's like, supposed to start getting all hot and shit? I digress, chafe at your own risk.

Thankfully for Atsuko Kudo, designer of couture latex, we won't have to secretly trek down to the East Village for some latex leggings. (Anyone paying attention? Those hookers are waaay ahead of us)

Winner of the European Fetish Design award, Kudo is the gem behind the latex Victorian gown worn by Lady Gaga when she presented herself to The Queen. Also, I am sure a day does not go by when Grace Jones doesn't wrap herself in a gorgeous rubber corset by Kudo.

Fashion trends come and go, and this is just another one making its way back around the bend. Early nineties Madonna put latex on the fashion GPS. Luckily for the fashion world, we have copy-cat performers bringing the look back to the stage.

Anyone else totally in the mood to watch "Truth or Dare" now?

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Louboutin A/W 2010 : And they lived happily ever after...

The man with the red-hot sole soul brings us his A/W '10 collection and campaign, with stunning imagery by Khuong Nguyen. Inspired by fairytales, as if we needed more incentive to dream about Christian.

Alice in Wonderland

Knowing how ferOHHHsh feels about all things Alice, I won't have to point out my favorite of the set. Which is yours?

Follow the yellow brick road...

Friday, April 16, 2010

LIVEBLOGGING: The Outnet $1 Anniversary Sale

One year ago today, Net-a-Porter launched its sample-sale sister, To celebrate, TheOutnet decided to plan a little party for itself, except that the gifts were for US.

The catch: You must RSVP by the 11th, you were only allowed ONE item purchase, and no sale details would be released until the very minute the sale would go live on April 16th.

Enough to make a girl go crazy. In anticipation, links were reposted, "sick" days were taken. TheOutnet released some handy tips to navigate the sale. Refinery29 rebutted. All that was left to do was wait. And wait we did...

Read on for liveblog of the wait and sale.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fashion For Geeks: Your iPhone Is Now Your Stylist

Does this make my ass look fat? There's an app for that.

A new iPhone app aims to become your shopping buddy and style confidant, negating the need for a friend's advice in the dressing room...because let's be real, they never tell you the truth anyway.

"Ask a Stylist," a partnership between Glamour Magazine and online shopping giant, was released yesterday and promises to dish out style advice in real time. Not sure about an outfit? Users snap photos of clothes, accessories or themselves, pick a stylist and submit a question under various event categories and stylist will reply with his or her opinion.
The app employs the knowledge of eight handpicked stylists trained by Glamour, who are available to you and your fashion emergency twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

The service is currently free; plans to make revenue through branded partnerships in the future, and says they may consider charging in the future once the app becomes more popular.

Friday, April 9, 2010

WARNING: shoegasm imminent


Gianmarco Lorenzi

Karl Lagerfeld x Coca Cola Light= WTF

Am I the only one who doesn't "get" the Coke x Karl Lagerfeld collab? I take umbrage.

At least the campaign is pretty. Coco x Baptiste / Lagerfeld = what fashion dream are made of.

@ Colette

First Look: Sex & The City 2- Trailer #2!

AIDAN!!!! (Told you so, ;p)

Love it or hate it, I'll tell you one thing... those SATC people know how to do a trailer. DRAMZZZZZZZ.

I can't wait to see this.

Death by accessories.


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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Codigo Mio Braille ring

How do you say "I want one" in Braille?

Codigo Mio has created a series of handcrafted message rings, using Braille as the inner code. These coded messages are hidden on the inside of the ring, creating a deeper internal meaning to its wearer.

Messages that are customizable up to 12 characters, and are available in 18K Rose Gold ($350) or Silver w/18K Rose Gold detailing ($250). CodigoMio.