Monday, May 21, 2007

carmen dell'orifice

This is the world's oldest supermodel. Can you guess her age?

If you said 75, then your age-judging skills are impressive because you're right. Her face doesn't look artificial so I'm going to guess her impeccable skin is a result of a rigorous beauty regime.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

high jump: coco rocha

Fashion Television did a profile of Coco Rocha and I just had to link it. She is just too adorable and good-natured for words (could this be the dawn of the nice model?). Included is her dance for Gaultier fall'07.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

coming up vintage

I've really started getting into films, particularly from the last three decades of the 20th century. Since we're officially started getting into summer blockbuster territory, I've had to get my smarts-fix elsewhere. Where better than the heavily politicized films like People vs Larry Flynt, Dawn of the Dead, Apocalypse Now, Taxi Driver, Dr Strangelove, among others? And signifying that my interest in vintage doesn't just concern movies and clothes, I've picked up a couple of John le Carre spy novels (The Honourable School Boy and The Little Drummer Girl) to tide me over during upcoming exam time.

And for Raiders of the Lost Ark, I feel like Marion Ravenwood was so elegantly portrayed by Karen Allen.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

comfort me with style

When the high-fashion version of the anorak hit the runways and magazine pages earlier this spring, I was one of the first skeptics raising an eyebrow and repeating a mantra set in by stylists and couturiers everywhere, "Style and comfort? No way." Whenever I pick out my outfit, I work by combining various items of clothing no matter how uncomfortable one of them may be. So usually I'm found limping slightly from a wedges blister, but I feel that pain is a small price to pay for not settling for lofty quality or orthopedic footwear (read: Birks).

Two days ago, being the kind creature I am, I volunteered to marshall for the local track meet. Although the weather was fairly questionable, I didn't pay too much attention to dressing warmly despite warnings from friends. At 9 am, when we were gathering in the stands, I was a bit conscious of being over-dressed as a sea of sweatshirts and track pants invaded my line of sight (I was wearing black dress pants, mangeta tshirt and blue cardigan, both from Mango).

The bitter wind, cold and rain didn't take its toll on me for another hour, as I shivered and cursed under the bitterly grey skies. Thankfully, our supervisor lent me his windbreaker (which hung like a giant tent on me). Now I am paying for my foolishness with a brain-clogging cold, having fallen prey to the "it's almost summer!!1!" mentality despite the fact that it's more like February outside.

But at least I will be paying more attention to the wool and knit goods from now on.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

filming chanel

Rumors are abound that there are plans to make two films about Chanel (one about Coco's affair with Igor Stravinski starring French actress Marina Hands and the other about her private life rumored to star Audrey Tautou of The DaVinci Code fame). Of course nothing will happen until filmmakers get approval from the House, so nothing might come up of this.
Depending how they approach the content, it could turn out good, or end up going the way of Marie Antoinette and Factory Girl.
source: Reuters and In Fashion
picture from Chanel

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Friday, May 04, 2007

goodbye for the weekend

Sorry updates have been slow these past couple of days. Life is catching up to me. I'm leaving for Montreal in a couple of hours. I will probably resume regular updating on Tuesday.

Has anyone seen the La Femme interview on Style Scout? Is she the cutest thing ever or what?

And here is what I thought was a good entry on the "I'm Not A Plastic Bag" craze. Bag for life or just this season?
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