Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Flower Power

Stella McCartney S/S 2012 campaign. More here

Monday, January 30, 2012

We need to talk about Cosmo

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

High on Rebellion

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

Femme Fatale

Catherine Deneuve by Dawn Mellor

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Call Me

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

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

The Summerland Winter Sale is now on with discounts up to 70% off. Yowzas! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Powder Puff

Can't resist posting this photo Karl Lagerfeld texted showing off his new kitten, Choupette. "Only three rosebuds tall", as Anabela said. DYING.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Carousel of Time

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! 

Michelle's website 
Kristin's website

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Interiors: But I'm a Cheerleader

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.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dreaming of a girl like me

Stills from Sonic Youth's Tunic (Song for Karen) video directed by Tony Oursler