Archive | December, 2010

The 10 supermodels of 2010

16 Dec

Wrapping up the year, French Vogue announced its 10 supermodels of 2010.  So who made the list?

    1. Karlie Kloss
    Who hasn’t seen Karlie? She’s the industry’s “it”-girl appearing in the most Fashion Week Spring ’11 shows and gracing editorials and designer ad campaigns basically everywhere.  The November issue of American Vogue gave a behind-the-scenes look at her hectic schedule this past Fashion Week season and its overlapping Fashion’s Night Out.  Success comes at a fabulous price, one we’re all willing to pay if we get the chance, of course.
    2. Mirte Maas
    3. Lindsey Wixson
    4. Abbey Lee Kershaw
    5. Karmen Pedaru
    6. Ginta Lapina
    7. Daphne Groeneveld
    8. Frida Gustavsson
    Frida is certainly one of the prettiest faces on the runway, and I admire her for staying true to herself refusing to lose weight despite her agency and the industry’s demands; it also promotes a healthier image!  Here in French Vogue, she is praised for having the “true body of a woman.”  Are we going to see more models with a bit feminine shape?  After the heroin chic 90’s and Kate Moss, let’s hope so.
    9. Arizona Muse
    In model-mode, no one can pull off androgyny quite like her, though off-camera she has all the glamour and beauty of the Roaring Twenties.
    10. Barbara Palvin

Bonjour à nouveau, Dior!

10 Dec

Last night the 57th Street flagship boutique celebrated the re-opening of its doors after a five-month, Parisian-inspired makeover.  Among those in attendance: John Galliano as well as Natalie Portman for Miss Dior Chérie, Liv Tyler, Amy Adams, Delphine Arnault, Karolina Kurkova, Karlie Kloss, and Dree Hemingway.

Elephant Skin

7 Dec

Baby, it’s cold outside.  Luckily I’ve been indoors the last few days endlessly typing up papers, though how lucky is another story.  At least I’m writing in style wearing a new Roberto Coin Elephant Skin ring from Bloomingdale’s!  I know this buy contradicts a standing rule that yellow gold looks a bit tacky on a 20-something-year-old but it is much worth the $2200.

“100 Messages”

2 Dec

Almost every girl dreams of the day she’ll get married.  Some even imagine how he’ll propose (one fresh morning as we wake up in our apartment) but no one could have imagined this.  Meet Sanggu from Seoul who traveled across the US for 100 days and collected 100 messages for his girlfriend Boram.  On their two-year anniversary, he popped the question.

For the full story from Sanggu himself, click here!


1 Dec

Last night I figured, To hell with self-esteem, I’m watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show! Now, there’s absolutely nothing practical or “ready-to-wear” about the show, but we’re left in awe and mesmerized by the imagination, artistry, extravagance — what have you — of this annual event.  Taking place in New York this year, the show featured Tough Love, Country Girls, Game On, Heavenly Bodies, Wild Things, and PINK with guest performances from Akon (“Angel”) and Katy Perry (“Firework” and a medley of top hits), who looked sexy herself in custom-designed VS looks.  What’s not to love?

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