Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DecorMyEyes



Russian-born Brooklyn businessman Vitaly Borker, who runs the Internet eyewear site DecorMyEyes, has a strange approach to customer service. When someone is unhappy with their purchase, he berates them over the telephone and sends them harassing emails. Hundreds of his clients have written scathing reviews of his site, disputed his charges on their credit cards, and reported him to government officials. But Borker wants it that way, because he’s discovered that all of the online outrage boosts his Google ranking and multiplies his profits. New shoppers rarely bother to look up customer reviews, and some of them have ended up with Borker sending them photos of their houses and threatening to kill them.
- DBeast
A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web DAVID SEGAL NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/28/business/28borker.html

NAAG

Agyness Deyn has started an online magazine called NAAG
http://www.naag.com/

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rima Fakih & Davina Reeves


There was one beauty queen too many at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade when uninvited Miss New York Davina Reeves crashed Miss USA Rima Fakih's float. Reeves, wearing her Miss New York sash and crown, managed to claw her way onto Fakih's float, and began enthusiastically signing autographs and waving to the crowd as the parade got under way. Reeves hitched a ride for five blocks before Fakih's horrified handlers managed to persuade parade organizers to boot her pageant rival off the float. Our source said, "It was like a scene out of 'Miss Congeniality.' Miss New York somehow managed to get through security and get herself onto Miss USA's 'Pep Rally' float. "The real queen, Rima Fakih, kept her cool and her claws in. She gently spoke to Miss New York while Rima's handler feverishly worked his iPhone to see why the uninvited extra queen was standing side by side with the reigning Miss USA," the source said. "Beneath the fixed smiles, handlers realized this wasn't going to work as Miss New York began trying to hog the limelight. Finally, five blocks into the route, parade officials and the float manager politely asked her to leave, and she was helped down before disappearing into the crowd." Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, parent of Miss USA, said, "Miss New York wasn't invited and nobody had any idea how she got on the float. She turned up in full pageant regalia, and she was initially asked to take off her crown so not to outshine Miss USA. Then, five blocks into the parade route, she was asked to leave. " Fakih, previously Miss Michigan, beat Austin native Reeves and a host of other beauties to be crowned Miss USA 2010 in May. The parade stunt was a final bow for Reeves, who will pass her Miss New York crown to the next beauty picked by the organization this weekend in Albany. Miss Universe pageant owner Donald Trump wasn't available for comment. Reeves didn't get back to us. - NY Post

Friday, November 26, 2010

Naeem Khan Thanksgiving

I am thankful for the blessings of the glamour gods." (Photo: Patrick McMullan)

artistic and tasteful shots



Irina Shayk is claiming that GQ Spain Photoshopped images so that she would appear naked without her permission, and is considering legal action. The Russian model, girlfriend of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, posed for the December cover wearing lingerie, but her reps say editors Photoshopped off her underclothes to expose her rear end in several shots inside the issue. "In every image photographed, Ms. Shayk was dressed in lingerie in the artistic and tasteful shots done by photographer Vincent Peters, but due to negligence on GQ's part it seems as if Ms. Shayk 'posed' entirely nude, which is false," said Elite Model Management. It said Shayk's contract gave her approval over the interview and photos, but she "was refused that right by the publication." GQ Spain editor Javier Fernandez de Angulo, who was present during the shoot, told Britain's Sun, "The model took her clothes off completely naturally." - NY Post

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

January Jones to be new face of Versace


January Jones, who plays Betty Draper in the AMC TV megahit “Mad Men,” has signed on to be the new face of Versace, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Jones, 32, will be the face of Versace’s 2011 spring/summer campaign, to be shot by veteran fashion photographer Mario Testino, a Versace spokesman confirmed to the paper. A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jones left her hometown at age 18 to pursue a modeling career in New York City. While a model for Abercrombie & Fitch, she met fellow actor Ashton Kutcher. The two dated from 1998 to 2001. Jones is currently dating "SNL" star Jason Sudeikis. - NY Post

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fuck Yeah Menswear


Everyday I’m carrying doper shit than you.
http://fuckyeahmenswear.tumblr.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

Naomi Campbell's former agent, Carole White, claims she has evidence in her $10 million suit to prove the supermodel was aware of her role as a principal in Moodform Mission, the fragrance company that produced Campbell's perfume. In a taped conversation from July 11, 2006, Campbell's manager, Bruno Michel, calls White "partner" and says they had talked about commissions "20,000 times." Campbell's countersuit claims that White misrepresented her role in the fragrance company. White's lawyer says the tape supports their case that Campbell knew of White's role. Campbell's rep said, "The allegation is unequivocally denied." - NY Post

Friday, November 19, 2010

There Are No Black Kate Middletons

An actual fairy tale has come true for future Princess of Wales Kate Middleton. Meanwhile, Tiana is the only popular black princess figure. Can black women dare to dream of their own fairy tale?Read more: http://www.theroot.com/views/single-minded-there-are-no-black-kate-middletons

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lourdes' Edgy New Look

Lourdes Leon walked the red carpet solo at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiere on Nov. 15 in New York in a tight minidress, leather bomber jacket, heavy makeup, and dyed black hair.
- From Tina Brown's "The Daily Beast"
Read more from Isabel Wilkinson:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-18/lourdes-leon-growing-up-too-fast-new-look-for-madonnas-daughter/?om_rid=CZUA46&om_mid=_BM5Su7B8VytjVS

Kim Kardashian

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/fashion/18KIM.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=a210

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Rupert Finch

TINA BROWN
Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-17/prince-william-engaged-tina-brown-on-kate-middletons-obstacle-course/?om_rid=CZUA46&om_mid=_BM49bRB8VxOkjN

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kate Middleton


Kate Middleton, the future Princess Catherine, debuted her engagement ring at St. James's Palace in London on Tuesday. It's the same ring as Diana, Princess of Wales, wore in 1981. It cost £30,000 at the time and is made from 14 diamonds encircling a sapphire. Kate paired it with a royal blue dress by Issa. - The Huffington Post

Barbra Streisand - My Passion for Design





Sunday, November 14, 2010

LimoLand


http://www.alimoland.com/

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stephanie Seymour up for sale

Art collectors are looking to make big bucks from selling works based on Stephanie Seymour. A nude print of the model by Richard Avedon will be for sale at Sotheby's in Paris on Nov. 19. The print, part of a private European collection, is expected to rake in as much as $210,000. The offer comes on the heels of a bust of Seymour by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan netting $2.4 million at Phillips de Pury this week, beating expectations of $1.5 million-$2 million. Sources say the sales could be timed to exploit her and husband Peter Brant's headline-hitting divorce, which ended in reconciliation. - NY Post

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Drawing Fashion

Drawing Fashion celebrates a unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen. This exhibition showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Gruau in the 40's and 50's, Antonio throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, to current artists Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and Francois Berthoud. Film-clips, news reels, music and photography will sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century. It will be the first time this collection, which was put together over 30 years by Joelle Chariau of Galerie Bartsch & Chariau, has been displayed.
London's Design Museum
http://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/2010/2010-drawing-fashion

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

ALT

Fashion's new man of the people
He’s Anna Wintour’s BFF and an ambassador from the lofty Vogue empire. So why is AndrĂ© Leon Talley dishing out advice to NYC women at a shoe sale this week? By DANA SCHUSTERRead more: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/fashion/fashion_new_man_of_the_people_89nBZ3LzlGk8Lktgab9U2I#ixzz14tNYPx2P

Michelle Obama Debuts Dress Over Pants In Indonesia



The Huffington Post

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

J5

Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Randy Jackson, and Michael Jackson's estate, are launching a clothing line called J5, WWD reports. The first collection will hit stores -- including Urban Outfitters and Kitson -- come spring and will include replicas of the leather jackets Michael wore in the "Thriller" and "Beat It" videos for about $600 and a series of t-shirts priced from $32 to $58. Jackie Jackson told WWD, "The jackets are incredible. They are the real thing. I didn't really think of them as tributes to Michael in the beginning, but that's what they are. They represent everything he stood for and everything he's done in this industry, 100 percent." He added, "I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I've seen other friends be successful with their lines, like Puffy with Sean John. I've been in this business for a long time and our name is known around the world." The brothers started working on the duds a week after Michael's funeral. They're planning to add footwear and glasses in the future. - The Huffington Post

Monday, November 8, 2010

The World of Gloria Vanderbilt

Wendy Goodman and Anderson Cooper

Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper at a Truman Capote party, 1968. Photo: Dave Pickoff/AP

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mario Testino "turned his back" on Isabella Blow


Mario Testino "turned his back" on Isabella Blow by refusing to donate one of his photos of the tragic style icon to an exhibition, a source claimed. Testino supposedly agreed to give a print of Blow, who committed suicide in 2007, to the show at Anthropologie at Rockefeller Plaza to celebrate the book "Blow by Blow," by her widower, Detmar Blow, and Tom Sykes. A source said: "So many photographers gladly supplied their work. But just a few weeks before, they got a message saying, 'Mario's season is fully booked, making it impossible for him to allocate any extra time.' He was always complaining how the fashion world turned its back on Issie, but he's just like everyone else." A rep for Testino said he had a "working relationship with Detmar" and donated an image used on the "Blow by Blow" sleeve in the UK. "When Mario's studio was approached to donate a print for the exhibition, we were not able to produce one" of exhibition quality "at such short notice," the rep said. - NY Post

The Secret of Chanel No. 5

The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume Tilar J. Mazzeo

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Diana Vreeland and Carmel Snow

Maryam Sayigh


The head of a top New York fashion photo studio is countersuing his beautiful ex-assistant, who claimed he sunbathed nude in front of her. Maryam Sayigh filed a $2 million suit against wealthy Italian Pier 59 Studios founder Federico Pignatelli in August, charging she'd been harassed while working at his Chelsea Piers business. - NY Post

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ali McGraw






Ali McGraw originally began her career in fashion, working at one point as an assistant to legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland. Perhaps this influenced her wonderfully innovative approach to dressing. As MacGraw's ex-husband, producer Robert Evans, former head of Paramount, recalled in his famous memoir, The Kid Stays in the Picture: "Her entire wardrobe consisted of scarves to use as turbans, embroidered tablecloths used for wraparound skirts, etc.--naturally, all second-, third-, and fourthhand. Yet ... each year she was on the best dressed list. Style, unlike fashion, cannot be bought nor taught. You either have it or you don't." - Huffington Post