Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rachel Zoe killed off in the name of fashion

Ok...this Harper's Bazaar editorial is BEYOND. Beyond major.

The spread ponders the question: What would happen if Zoe, who made the phrase "I DIE!" famous, literally died at the hands of her favorite designers? The result is pure editorial genius.

The ed features amazing photos of Zoe in varying states of (un)death, and though we'd never wish ill on our favorite stylist on earth, somehow it's totally worth it.

"I would die for Rachel's vintage archive." -Francisco Costa

"Rachel's energy is electrifying? …And often shocking!" -Marc Jacobs
"I only want to kill Rachel when I don't land one of her fabulous clients for the Oscars!" -Vera Wang
"Death by Stiletto? I can't imagine a better way to go." -Brian Atwood
"The perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for." -Michael Kors

As for me? Death by amazingness. Running out to buy two copies, one to save and one to rip out and paste on my wall. DEAD.

All credits: Harper's Bazaar.

km rii does it again

My love for km rii bags is well documented (here, and here), but I've yet to actually acquire one.

Anyway, latest km rii porn from OAKNYC:

Sigh. A girl can dream...

Black Torpedo Raven Bag, $848 and Black Lightning Wallet, $224 @ Oak.

Scarlett Johansson for D&G; Cosmetics

I've slacked on posting this, this is way old news but... I'm in love with the ScarJo for D&G ads. Every campaign is consistently flawless.

Truth be told, I have an extreme aversion to Scarlett, but in these ads she actually looks human. And hot. She should quit acting and just do this for the rest of her life.

More pics and a video after the cut...

" Do I to you look like a lame, who don't understand a broad with a mean shoe game..."

Do you see this effin' heel?

Just sayin'.

Totally worth checking out the rest: Anastasia Radevich.

Obey My Demand by Leanne Brook

Yes, ma'am!

For Obey My Demand, Leanne Brooke blends leather,  silk and studs to create my dream lingerie drawer.

This is the sickest lingerie I've seen in a while. Keep your frilly, lacy, barbie underpinings.... this is what bad bitches wear under their clothes.

Or on top of. Whichever ;)

My All Star Chuck Taylors stay laced like the mayor...

Why am I so into sneakers lately?

Anyway, I'm not usually one for Converse - they're cute in theory, but make me look like a stumpy-legged jerk. Well, not JUST me if we're being honest (side-eye.)

These, however? I'm willing to take the risk. Purple, metallic, and corset back? Sign me up, stump-legs be damned.

via Concepts Boston.

Fall Beauty Trends, lazy edition.

I almost never read international mags. Not because I don't appreciate them, but because I get really frustrated when I see an awesome product that I can't get in the states.

I accidentally picked up UK Bazaar the other day, and I'm glad that I did. The beauty editorial was PHENOMENAL. So much so, that I camphone pic'd it for my reference.

And since I'm lazy, here you go...

United Nude for Iris van Herpen

Seriously? Swoon.

More after the jump...

Things I'm lemming...

I think I've posted about these Sam Edelman sneakers before, but I just stumbled across them again, and decided that I really do NEED them.

(I tend to bookmark things I "need" and revisit in a few weeks. 9 times out of 10? Don't "need" them anymore. Lol.)

Just the thing to run around during Fashion Week.

Good luck with those killer heels, divas. I'll be the one smiling and chillin' without bleeding feet.

Oh my damn.

It isn't any secret that I rarely read other blogs. I feel like a lot of the same stuff is regurgitated, and I neither need to be subconsciously influenced by others (hey, it happens... even to me), nor do I want to read the same cranked out shit every day.

The ones I do follow are few and far between, and one of my faves is BleachBlack. Seriously amazing and original.

But that's not what this post is isn't about anything really.

The only point of this post: Can we TALK about Kristen's AMAZEBALLS styling right here? And the makeup?! Thank you K.... I've been lacking in inspiration lately. You lady, are DOPE.

 via BleachBlack.

Fashion's Night Out 2010

Fashion Week is almost here, but even more importantly so is the second annual Fashion's Night Out. Last year was so much fun, I can't wait to see what's in store this time around.

While we wait (im)patiently for the schedule of events to be released, here's what we've learned this far. We'll link this post in the sidebar and keep updating as info rolls make sure to come back or bookmark!

  • Elizabeth & James has teamed with PopSugar to open a Popup in the West Village, which marks the first time ever you'll be able to shop the full collection at once, in one stop. Mary Kate and Ashley will both appear.
  • Rachel Zoe will partner with Piperlime to bring you the site's first ever brick and mortar store in the form of a Soho popup, and will appear along with the cast of Project Runway until 11 pm. 
  • Bergdorf Goodman and Trish McEvoy are looking for the next great makeup artist; details here. Finalists will compete in a live competition at Bergdorf on FNO.  Competition will be judged by Trish, Catherine Malandrino, Hamish Bowles, and Bryan Boy (Wtf?); Isaac Mizrahi will host a cabaret.
  • The Olsens will also appear at Barney's, judging a karaoke contest along with Barneys' creative director Simon Doonan, and designers Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler. The rumored prizes? A PS bag and The Row leather leggings; The Rag & Bone, Rogan, and Shipley & Halmos designers will be playing ping pong with shoppers in an in-store tournament; Daphne Guinness will be on hand to sign perfume bottles.

      Stay tuned for more details as the become avail!

      Thursday, August 5, 2010

      Bedazzled Jaws


      Directly from the "What the shit" department comes this: An embellished headpiece corset. Go on, I'll give you a minute.

      The corset, a restraint for your neck and chin, supposedly "visualizes the strengths of wealth and a prosperous family/background," claims designer SchipperArques.

      The Swarovski covered head corset retails for 2,780 at Not Just a Label.

      A few more pics after the jump...