Yesterday was the launch of Roberto Cavalli’s collection for H&M. Hoards of people waited in line for 6+ hours and literally punched each other for a lot of old lady animal prints and glittery fringey shit. Crazies! And you know the hot and nerdy contingent came out in force. Look at that girl next to Cavalli. He’s not the messiah! Relax! Okay, disclaimer: I seriously contemplated going to wait in line, but I decided against it. I couldn’t live with myself if I had to have a frenzied bitch fight over fake silk with this dude. What would I tell my grandkids, you know what I mean?
Best Dressed Anh Duong November 6, 2007
Sang A Working NYC October 24, 2007
Here are a couple of photos of the lovely accessories designer, Sang A Im-Propp, around town the past few weeks. She always looks terrific! Hot shoes, hot bags.
Great Wall of Fendi October 19, 2007
Zhang Ziyi and Kate Bosworth hit the crazy animal fur factory to get dressed for the Fendi Great Wall of China Fashion Show, which is pretty self-explanatory: it was a Fendi fashion show that took place at the Great Wall of China. I shit you not, people. Karl Lagerfeld is seriously a crazy genius mofo. Look at how gorgeous it is!!
Rex Lee was in attendance at the Monarchy Spring 2008 collection show in LA this week. He was looking très cute and peppy…not unusual. I like what he’s done with his hair colors.
Sadly, he didn’t look quite as happy while watching the show. The ladies next to him look a little grossed out, don’t they?
Monarchy’s designer is H&N. His name is Eric Kim. He came out for his bows with his hippie green alter ego.
About Monarchy: Monarchy clothing brand is a fresh new clothing line that blends new fashions with old world style. The Monarchy clothing collection includes weathered tees and hoodies with a full line of fashion denim jeans. We like this line for their extensive attention to detail. From the first day you wear the clothing, it looks well worn, relaxed and as if you weren’t even trying to look good.
Cho hangs out with Ginny October 18, 2007
Katie Leung might not be doing any big things as Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films anymore, but she is still making the rounds as a up and coming fashionista. She reminds me of Rachel Bilson, in the way that she hasn’t done much, but people think she’s cute and dresses well. I thought she made a cute wizard as well.
H&N Women Doing Their Thing October 13, 2007
This past week’s issue of Newsweek featured a cover special, “Women and Power” (am I seeing a theme…) on female leaders in the U.S. There were 11 women who wrote, in their own words, about their work lives, and what it means to them to be a big name in their respective fields. Guess who got included? Lifetime Entertainment CEO Andrea Wong (who we wrote about here previously) and fashion designer Rachel Roy! Women are really getting it done these days! Totally hot.
Here are some excerpts from Andrea and Rachel:
Andrea Wong: My parents always allowed me to fail when I was growing up, and I think that gave me a lot of strength going forward in my life. I lost high-school and junior-high elections when I ran for class president. I learned early in life to get up and dust yourself off and keep going. … When I was overseeing reality programming for ABC, I fought to bring “Dancing With the Stars” to the U.S. and people thought I was totally out of my mind. I knew it was a big risk, but it was something I believed in so strongly. And luckily for me, it garnered record ratings. All the stars have to align to make a hit happen. You have to have developed, scheduled, cast, and marketed the show correctly. The script has to be great. The director has to give the show life in a way, in the perfect way. And then you’ve got to have writers who can keep writing those stories every week. And that’s really hard.
Rachel Roy: When I was a child we went school shopping once a year, and got to spend $200 for an entire wardrobe at Mervyns. Fed up and fueled by the lack of interesting clothing options in the store, I was convinced that if given the opportunity, I could put better styles, silhouettes and fabrics into the stores I was compelled to shop in. My mother told me that this was the job of a buyer, and in turn, my new goal was born: I wanted to be a buyer for Mervyns. …. Eventually, I was styling for music videos through my now husband, who is Damon Dash. Ironically, that didn’t go well because my esthetic was so different from the current look of the time. I remember showing up once with a beautiful gray Gucci sweater, a pencil skirt and bright red heels—I thought it was so chic and elegant for the girl I had in mind, and of course it was nixed.
Read more about their thoughts and experiences here!