Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I could not resist the new issue of Cosmopolitan with Dakota Fanning on the cover. It's pink, campy, vaguely disturbing, and a nice throwback to their Scavullo-era covers. It's the sort of jailbait ephemera that I want to find in a box 20 years from now, along with my 80's Brooke Shields magazines and much-loved VHS copy of Poison Ivy. Watching a former child star become sexualized is always mildly unsettling, even when they are of an appropriate age. Dakota turned 18 this month but it still feels wrong to see her next to the "His Best Sex Ever" cover line. I actually read that article, it was sooooooo boring. I'm convinced that no one on the Cosmo editorial team has sex. If they did, they wouldn't relentlessly promote chocolate body frosting. The magazine as a whole is so dumbed-down and misguided that it's actually a pretty entertaining read, like The National Enquirer and tabloids with cover stories about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's gender "confusion" (see this week's Life & Style). Totally the best $3.99 I've spent in ages.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I totally dig Steven Meisel's new Balenciaga campaign. It's a (surprisingly literal) homage to Judy Linn's early portraits of Patti Smith, which were recently compiled into an excellent book. Most people seem to think that these ads aren't aspirational enough but I totally prefer a disheveled, somewhat anemic looking andro chick to an overly-photoshopped Balenciaga android. And the interiors are so perfect.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Sorry I've been so bad about posting, I've been focusing on my job at vfiles.com, a new fashion website that is launching in the Spring. Click here to check out our first ever print ad featuring Nicola Formichetti, it's running in the current issue of V magazine (the one with Justin Bieber on the cover). We also have a toll-free hotline that you can call to find parties in New York, listen to exclusive tracks, and find out what is hot and what is not hot (Hint: tiaras, Megaupload, and Chris Issak are hot, fedoras, federal prosecuters, and Lana del Rey are not. Call 1-855-MY-V-3800 now!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
We are beyond thrilled to premiere our friend Michelle Reneau and Kristin Eddington's animated short Carousel of Time, a glittering homage to Louis Vuitton's spring collection and equally magical runway presentation. This video is so adorable (Pastels! Tiaras! Butterflies!) that we seriously can't deal. We hope you all love it as much as we do!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Who doesn't love a good coming-of-age film starring Natasha Lyonne? Especially one set at a supremely kitschy reparative therapy camp that looks like a demented ad for Benjamin Moore. Watch it here.