This fall, designers are smitten with surrealism. Or so the editors and stylists who translate their work are telling us. While the very suggestion of a mass lockstep into this trend has me reconsidering wardrobe staples such as my trio of Thai jeweled beetle brooches or the wristlet resembling a banana, I also resist censoring my personal whims solely on the basis of the industry’s marketing conceits—however deafening they can become.
Archive for August, 2008
Sunny as we might all try to live life, some weeks require galoshes to get through. While Sundays may mark rebirth for most, I prefer to think of Friday sunset as the dawn of a new phase.
Got a very sad call today: Paul Starr is no longer with us.
Paul was, literally, one of the shining stars in beauty, a talented makeup artist who loved the artifice and hassle of achieving looks that at times only otherwise existed in a fertile imagination.
Four months and counting until the anticipated collaboration between Comme des Garcons visionary Rei Kawakubo and cheap chic emporium H&M drops, and the buzz knob is already being turned to 11.
It’s nearly midnight and I’m craving a taste of chocolate. Just a bite. But the bittersweet reality is that I’ve fallen from this drawn-out day, and I am not about to get up in search of something that’s not actually there.
The invitation requested “circus chic,” and guests stepped right up in a spirited mix of make-up and costume that begged and borrowed from notions of vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque, even mime.
As the Olympics kick off in Beijing today, the rest of the world woke up to this Benetton ad in their morning newspapers.
The Italian fashion mega brand has always made social statements with a heavy jab at controversy.
What’s even nastier than un-pedicured toes hanging over the front edge of a sandal? The anti-marriage backers of California Proposition 8, an initiative proposed for this November’s general election, which, if passed, would amend the state constitution with wording that would essentially ban same-sex unions.
It’s either your fanny or your face that is sacrificed beyond a certain age, Catherine Deneuve once said (and I believe 40 was the critical moment in her book), yet science and women are now having it all—without so much going under the knife, as a needle.
As much as the art, openings can prove as visually stimulating. And the turnout at premier parties for photographer Melanie Pullen's exhibitions are always a welcome sight. Is it because they are fellow artists?
With looks like his, it was only a matter of time until superstar matador Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez had the glitterati roaring olés.
To prepare for his lead turn in the upcoming biopic of the matador icon Manolete, Adrien Brody trained for weeks with Cayetano on a Spanish ranch.