The next in our series is Vanessa Paradis, significant other of Johnny Depp and envy of pretty much every woman in the world.
There’s no doubt that the ’60s were cool. I wasn’t there, but there’s certainly plenty of photographic evidence to support it.
The Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed exhibition launching October 15th at the National Portrait Gallery in London is a show and tell of some of the pop-star cool cats of Swinging London at the time.
The show includes 150 photographs and memorabilia from musical icons including The Beates, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks and Bowie.
The photos are great examples of how music, image and fashion are intertwined.
Worth checking out, whether you are a mod, fashionista, muso or just a pop culture junkie.
Many of the snaps have not been displayed publicly before. The exhibition runs until next January.
While you are at the NPG, be sure to check out the photo ex of another ’60s icon: Twiggy.
Drawn to shiny objects? Like tallness? Have a bit of a shoe “habit”?
These are perfect for you (and me!).
Available at Net-a-Porter.
Anamika Khanna is my soul sister. Being a Khanna is like being a Malhotra – we are the Italian equivalent of pisanes.
Then there’s the kindred spirit thing.
Anamika creates beautiful, edgy, asymmetrical pieces, mixing styles from the west with the decorative eastern arts.
And me, well, I like to wear all of those things – usually together.
These pieces from her Spring Summer 09 collection combined all of those elements and more.
The dress she did for Sonam Kapoor is still on my mind, too. Anamika is one of the reasons India is enjoying its current Golden Age of fashion.
Anamika ji, you and I need to be friends.
Fashion has hit the street. Sesame Street, to be precise.
Harper’s Bazaar took a stroll down the Street we didn’t know was haute, until now. It was in celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary.
David Letterman had a chat with the usually TV-camera shy Anna Wintour.
No shades (okay, so she walked in wearing them) and all smiles (!!), a demure Anna chatted with Dave.
That sound you hear? It’s the phone ringing off the hook for that media coach.
Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure.
Don’t forget to set your TiVo, PVR and/or family member to program your old-school VCR. And while you are at it, adjust your yoga schedule, sleep schedule and your life as you know it.
Anna Wintour is going to be on David Letterman tonight.
You heard correctly.
This is all part of Anna’s publicity tour for The September Issue doc. She’s even said to be signing (hold on to something here) t-shirts at a (you better sit down) Macy’s in (stay strong now) Queen’s for Fashion’s Night Out. Full deets on the t-shirt sich are here.
Will post the vid of the Letterman visit later tonight if you miss it.
While all the flowy, a-line, drapy numbers are a must in our collective closets, sometimes a girl needs to show her waistline. And by that, I don’t mean baring your midriff à la Britney. I’ve been belt obsessed for the past year at least (still thinking about the Phillip Lim one btw).
There is nothing like a great belt to draw attention to your curves – in all the right places.
A loose white shirt goes ultra feminine with a nip at the waist, topped with a butterfly.
And Jean Paul Gaultier slings a suede number across a hip, for his Southwest collection for Hermès.
Karl Lagerfeld created a fantastic fetish-y one to complement his crazy hi-cuffs (still dreaming of those, too).
Yohji Yamamoto keeps it simple with a white double belt over all black with white sneaks. Japanese designers can make even the simplest elements (like white sneakers) looks new.
Of course, there is no such thing as simple at McQueen. This elaborate leather filigree corset is intricate enough on its own, but McQueen layers it over bias cut printed silk for that gasp effect!
Ports 1961 goes for the art factor with this sculptural copper adornment.
And while these may technically be from the Spring Summer 09 collections, we don’t live by seasonal clothes in this space. They are great inspirations for Fall, too.
Waist not, want not.
But who wouldn’t want these…
Photos from Style.com.
Lucy Cavendish interviewed much loved eccentric, Daphne Guinness, in the Saturday edition of the Telegraph UK – one of my fave reads.
The interview gives you a glimpse inside Ms. G’s world…internal and external. I found the piece enlightening and fascinating. It’s great Sunday reading on this side of the pond.
[Update Aug 23:] Jason from Citizen Couture also took a great shot of her in NYC a few months ago…
Love the contrast of the door with the long, lean look she has going on here. This look exemplifies why she is one of my fashion heroes.
…or the perfect end to a great week? Friday night mags.
What could be better, especially if the mags are fresh issues for September.
W, Sept Vogue (with yawner cover), another Just Jen cover – this time on Elle, the new Holt’s catalogue with (gush) McQueen on the cover (the book is surprisingly good this season, as are the windows) and the June Vogue India (just arrived as per Indian Standard Time).
Worth flipping for.
Photo illustration: Jyotika Malhotra
Super Linda was photographed recently by super snapper, Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia.
Ciao darrrrlings. Good to have you back.
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More Linda to come…watch for it over the weekend.
This is what Anna Wintour wore to the movie premiere of the season in NYC earlier tonight.
Equally yawn-inducing is this year’s September issue cover.
I am not seeing this as a good omen, kids. Anna is on her way out. She looks way too happy and perky in prints. And that cover is so staid and dull, unlike so many other Vogues right now.
Hmmm…well she can’t wear crazy prints on Letterman – messes up TV cameras, so let’s see what she dons for her appearance there on Monday.
Tom Ford, are you the new editor of Vogue, or what? My money is on Tom…been saying it for months…you are the only other choice.
Ms. Wintour seems to have lost her mojo, albeit momentarily?
…then we can conclusively say Monsieur Alaïa, you make Goooooood Heels.
Morning Commute + Work + Coffee Walk + Walk to dinner + Walk to party venue + Party – standing AND stairs multiple times = 18 hours.
Pain/torture = 0 hours (including 6’5 gentleman backing on to my toe)
Covet Factor by both men and women = 100%
Design = Don’t move a pixel.
Usability = Tested in various environments. No negative commentary to date.
ROI = Excellent.
Next Steps: Buy more…lots of them.
Type A: I am trying to focus on my after work Monday to-do list.
Fashion Devil: But have you seen this? Open the email…you know you want to…
Type A: In a while, crocodile. I must check a few things off…or else I won’t sleep.
Fashion Devil: But it’s McQueen. How will you sleep if you don’t at least take a peek?
Type A: Sigh. I can already picture this with my skinnies….
Fashion Devil: It’s all in the details. If you’re going to be Type A, go all the way!