Archive for August, 2008

Bag A Kiss

Major Make Out: Snakeskin Clutch by Lulu Guinness

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.

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South Side Woman

Momma Obama with daughters Sasha and Malia

Much is made about Michelle Obama channeling Jackie Onassis. Why? Because she occasionally flips her 'do and has a penchant for pencil skirted dresses?

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R.I.P.: Paul Starr

Paul Starr on set with Mischa Barton

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.

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Comme Together

Mark Your Calendar: Rei Kawakubo for H&M this November

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.

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Gangsta Neo-Gear

Paper AK-47 by Martin Postler

Couldn’t help but wonder what a guy like Al Capone, who appears to have relished all the trappings of gangster style, would’ve made of Martin Postler’s AK-47—handcrafted completely in paper.

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Chocolate Crazy

When fashion and art collided for chocolate.

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.

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The Colors of Protest

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.

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Manolo Maniacs Activate! Stomp out Prop 8

Walking in Selma Blair's Footsteps: Yours for only $88.88

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.

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Turn up the Volume: Madonna’s Juicy Mug

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.

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Grabbing the Glitterati by the Horns

Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez and Giorgio Armani

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.

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