- “ A total raging, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut". The Foo Fighters frontman talking about Paris Hilton
- “ When I took on Chanel, it was a sleeping beauty, And not even a beautiful one. She snored” Karl Lagerfeld (picturede) -At least she wasn’t a total raging, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut.
- "I don’t want to be a reality in people’s life, I want to be like an apparition," Karl Lagerfeld. A beautiful one.
- "I wear what I’m told!" Emma Thompson when asked by VogueTV about her black Prada fishtail dress (told by Rachel Zoe?)
- "Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say I’m more influential," Stylist Rachel Zoe thinks she is Karl Lagerfeld. Snore.
- "I’m afraid my British sense of humor fell flat. My remarks about murdering Marc Jacobs were meant as a joke, and probably a very bad one. What I actually did [that night] was to tear apart a pizza with my bare hands…" International Herald Tribune fashion critic Suzy Menkes (see last week’s quote de la quote)
- “ Daddy, I’ve done some terrible things and been addicted to drugs but please believe me I will never do drugs again.’” Lindsay Lohan to her father. Rich and lazy and loves a party.
- “Lindsay and I both pray Britney can turn her life around too.” Lindsay Lohan’s father thinks Britney is total raging, disgusting, rich, lazy party slut. (Pray harder; it’s not working )
- "I run around my house naked with heels all the time. It’s so funny. All my friends will tell you I love running around in kimonos and jewelry or naked with jewelry". Mary-Kate Olsen needs Rachel Zoe. We are praying for her.
- "I paid off a poker debt with sexual favors, and I fell in love." Pamela Anderson, on her new mystery man (Not a lazy slut after all. A very busy one.)
- ‘Oh, my God, I looked like a fat pig! I looked like a fat pig!’ Britney after the MTV’s Video Music Awards ( but not lazy or slutty? )
- “Britney told me, ‘I’ll starve myself because I’m fat,’” one friend of the singer reveals to OK!. “She kept telling me she thought I was fat and disgusting.” Did that quote make sense to anybody? Does Britney think she’s fat, or does Britney think her friend is fat? Or are they both fat? We know Britney is. And she’s not starving herself, because otherwise she’d be, um, a lot thinner. So Britney is calling her friend fat, right? It all makes sense now. Britney is the fat one – and crazy.’ Says the superficial
This little silver sandal will be very happy to go home with you. It will rush to meet all the bored, black pants ignored in your wardrobe. It will race to embrace all the lonely grey buried in the drawers. It will be dying to party with the reds, blues and greens lying in wait for the sun to go down. It will look so modern out at night with jewelled tops and glitter Tees. It will throw its tiny arms around your ankle and beg to go out every day with any outfit. You see it knows that silver is the new neutral. It thinks it can do what it likes and go where it wants. And it can. You can shop for hours in these. You can dance for hours in these. The only time you will notice your feet is when you look down to smile at them.
$49.99 Upstage Silver T-bar Sandals from Betts.
www.ftbc.com.au It’s always great when you can buy something that does good as well as look good. This week rush, and I mean rush, into Target for the Limited Edition Fashion Targets Breast Cancer hoodie and tank. In a clean, simple, chic navy stripe it will look great with white, fabulous with black, perfect with jeans. Limited Edition means exclusive. How nice. Most importantly you will look incredibly sporty without even getting up a sweat. By buying a FTBC product, you will be help raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. And that should give you the same an inner glow you get from jogging.
Stripe Hoodie and Tank from $49.95 1800 050 700
I’m obsessed with lip gloss. It’s the only thing, apart from food, that you buy then use and watch as it quickly disappear in front of your eyes. At least it doesn’t have any calories. My new favourite discovery is the David Jones own label High Shine lip gloss. I went for the bright red called Precious Ruby so I could get a good stain. Apply it liberally then blot it right back with your finger and then with a tissue. Wipe excess off on your cheek for instant blush. It gives a natural colour and really seems to stain the lips. It stays on even after eating Jam donuts and other heath foods. The other colour that I like is called Cinnamon Toast. That does not have any calories either. It’s a more natural tone. It comes in a little tube with a black lid. It has David Jones in big black letters along the side. This means some people may not want to be seen applying it in public. Which is why big, over sized bags were invented. And with a lipgloss at this price you can buy one by Miu Miu.
$9.99 David Jones High Shine Lip Gloss from David Jones Stores
- In London for Fashion Week? UK Vogue reports on the best places to eat: “Vogue loves Claridges, for a luxury crashout when there "simply aren’t any taxis – I’ll have to stay in town", or a few Negronis at the cocktail bar, eyes peeled for Luella Bartley. The restaurant’s a bit Daily Mail nowadays, so head up the road instead to the brilliant La Petite Maison for truffled macaroni and lashings of style.Giles Deacon is a big fan of Canteen, and so am I. It’s unpretentious, functional, with cleanly designed dishes matching an urban cool eatership. You won’t spend a fortune here, so plenty of cash to spare for cocktails at Shoreditch House, probably the only worthwhile reason for ever visiting east London. Nobody’s up in time for breakfast, so save The Wolseley for a restorative brunch on Saturday. A unique institution that daily pulls in the best of fashion, art and media lands; I just don’t know how we managed without it. Or head to Wonder Bar and Wine Shop, Ground Floor, Selfridges London 400 Oxford Street www.vogue.co.uk
- Kate Moss has collaborated with celebrity stylist James Brown for Hair Care called James Brown London. The line smells like bluebells—"that’s Kate’s favorite scent," —and prices start at $12; sold exclusively at Boots in the U.K
- It’s taken a few mere hours for Amy Sacco’s London outpost of Bungalow 8 to fulfil the same function it did in Manhattan—i.e., it’s the place where the world ends up after hours. 45 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden. London.
- Christian Dior in Paris celebrated its 60th anniversary party. WWD reports: ‘that practically every power player in town, acres of roses and Christian Dior’s favourite caviar-spiked vichyssoise were ingredients at its recently renovated Avenue Montaigne flagship store. Architect Peter Marino, decked out in leather gear worthy of The Village People, got a hearty welcome from the celebrity spotters gathered outside. "Eets fun to stay at ze Y.M.C.A.!" one sang. But there was no mistaking the stars who packed into the boutique, including Sharon Stone, Juliette Binoche, Charlotte Rampling and Elton John, who promptly bought two handbags and later performed for 45 minutes. "I don’t need to buy anything; they give it to me," boasted Monica Bellucci, who was swilling Champagne with Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon. Delphine Arnault, Albert Frère and Bernadette Chirac, and French prime minister François Fillon squeezed by Marc Jacobs who remained on the offensive about his late start during fashion week, disclosing that he’s received letters of support from Karl Lagerfeld and Hedi Slimane. "I feel like Norma Rae," he said. But when he and Suzy Menkes crossed paths, kisses were exchanged and all seemed to be forgiven.’
- ‘Fashion week kicks off Saturday in Milan and promises to be more compact than ever, with 233 collections — 96 shows for 90 brands, 95 presentations and 53 lines showing by appointment only — officially scheduled through Sept. 29. n a nod to culture and entertainment, the calendar is enriched with a roster of exhibitions and store openings. On Monday, an evening party at Palazzo Reale will mark the opening of three exhibitions: Vivienne Westwood — 35 Years of Fashion, curated by the Victoria and Albert Museum; 330 works by David LaChapelle, comprising a retrospective and a never-before-seen cycle of photos inspired by Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and a group of 140 photos by Gian Paolo Barbieri. Boutique openings include the renovated Moschino and Blumarine stores. A number of firsts are on tap, too, including Martin Margiela’s inaugural shop in Italy, Dsquared’s worldwide flagship, the first Romeo Gigli cafe, and footwear brand Renè Caovilla’s runway debut’ ….reports WWD
- ‘A late Gucci show shouldn’t ruffle any feathers on Sept. 26 as the luxury goods house plans a preview screening of a video directed by David Lynch for its new fragrance, Gucci by Gucci, before the models strut the catwalk.The mini film is the first TV ad campaign in Gucci’s history and celebrates the first fragrance concocted by creative director Frida Giannini. Specially edited for the show with Blondie’s "Heart of Glass" soundtrack, it stars models Raquel Zimmerman, Natasha Poly and Freja Beha Erichsen. The ad, filmed in Paris at the Musée National des Arts D’Afrique et D’Océanie, will air in Europe at the end of October and worldwide in early 2008. Gucci also created a print ad campaign with the same models, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, which will appear in beauty magazines in November. reports WWD
- In Milan stay at the Town House Galleria; Europe’s first seven-star hotel. WWD reports “ A few steps from the Duomo Cathedral and La Scala Theatre, this unique hotel features 24 stylish suites each individually arranged and dedicated to a famous classical musician. Located above the historical first Fratelli Prada store — the exclusive Town House Galleria provides a 24-hour personal butler, among other amenities. Guests must know the address, though, as there’s no outside signage on the facade of the building’ www.townhousegalleria.it
Head here for the latest awestfield Whatswhat TVC and click to see the extended version of the print dress and glitter Tee. This stylist seems to know what she’s doing.
This looks all too, too fabulous! "In Lagerfeld Confidentiel , the new documentary on the designer’s life by Rodolphe Marconi, it’s impossible not to feel the thrill of intimacy with the forbidding-looking fashion icon. Marconi followed Lagerfeld for more than two years and shot over two hundred hours of footage to make the film, shooting him in some of his most private moments - in the bedroom of his Biarritz mansion, which is packed floor to ceiling with books; joking with Nicole Kidman, as he photographs her for the Chanel campaign; in his studio, with his trademark glasses removed, completing a sketch. His must-have tool for designing? Tipp-Ex - it gives the most perfect effect for satin. The film is packed with these heart-stoppingly brilliant fashion moments, intercut with frank interview footage of Lagerfeld discussing his early life: his "nasty, perfect mother, his sexuality (he confesses he was "active" from the age of 13), and the precociousness that led family friends to nickname him Shirley Temple.’ …From Vogue.co.uk
- Britney had a bad hair day: Several actually. ‘The poor dear looks like a family of squirrels nested and then ravaged her poor weave’ says pinkisthenewblog
- “Well, it finally happened – sort of. Due to the claims of Britney Spears’ former bodyguard Kevin Federline has now been given temporary custody of the children. I am not sure what is more shocking: the fact that Kevin Federline is considered a morally sound and intelligent human being capable of rearing two children. Or that Britney has now lost her lawyer, manager, and kids.’ Reports thesuperficial
- Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds have decided to take their newfound love out of the closet and put it on display.
- Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker has adopted a baby girl from Africa. Pick a colour. Sign papers. Have child.
- Drew Barrymore and Justin Long are officially a couple.
- Salman Rushdie has split from his wife; actress and television presenter Padma Lakshmi. She is now dating Russel Simmons. Who split from wife Kimora lee Simmons.
- Model Natalia Vodianova gave birth to her third child and 5 days later was seen out and about at London Fashion week parties
- The first photo from Sex and the City The Movie www.etonline.com
- Teri Hatcher and her boyfriend Stephen Kaye have split. Is this news?
- Lindsay Lohan has taken up gardening to help her battle her drink and drugs demons. Or is she just watering the weed?
- Maddox Jolie Pitt was picked up from school by mum and Paparazzi reports Jezebel
- Dita von Teese is the new face of Cointreau. ‘It’s about time someone thought to make the direct connection between taking your clothes off and drinking’. reports Jezebel
- Bridget Moynahan is continuing to hide her post-baby belly behind big bags reports Jezebel
- Paris Hilton is out of Jail but was seen climbing walls. Insert joke here.
- French actress and singer Charlotte Gainsbourg is in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage, but is expected to return home soon.
- Why is that every other day Amy Winehouse is bleeding from one part of her body or another? Don’t answer that .
Run by Ann Patchett
‘Since their mother’s death, Tip and Teddy Doyle have been raised by their loving, possessive, and ambitious father. As the former mayor of Boston, Bernard Doyle wants to see his sons in politics, a dream the boys have never shared. But when an argument in a snowstorm inadvertently causes an accident that involves a stranger and her child, all Bernard Doyle cares about is his ability to keep his children safe. Set over a period of twenty-four hours, Run takes us from the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard to downtown Boston. It shows us how worlds of privilege and poverty can coexist only blocks apart from each other, and how family can include people you’ve never even met. As in her bestselling novel Bel Canto Run is suspenseful and stunningly executed with timeless concerns at its heart. The book is lovely to read and is satisfyingly bold in its attempt to say something patient and true about family.
$16 www.amazon.com Publisher: Harper (September 25, 2007)
The Christmas List
Bob Colacello: OUT by Bob Colacello
As the editor of Andy Warhol’s Interview from 1971 to 1983, Bob Colacello was perfectly placed to record a life of art openings, movie premieres, cocktail parties, dinner parties, charity balls and after-hours clubs; he wrote about the best of them in a monthly column called “Out.” In 1975 Colacello was given one of the first miniature 35mm cameras, a black plastic Minox small enough to hide in his jacket pocket, and he began snapping photographs. Sneaking a shot of Henry Kissinger holding forth at a dinner party, or Bianca Jagger letting loose at Studio 54, Colacello was in the middle of the action, “an accidental photographer” more akin to a secret agent than any typical paparazzo. What subjects! Diana Vreeland, Calvin Klein, Jack Nicholson, Richard Gere, Mick Jagger, Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Diller, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Nan Kempner, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and always Warhol himself. Because space in Interview was limited, only a handful of Colacello’s pictures were published each month. Most of those collected in Out have never been seen before. Fabulous.
$31 www.amazon.com Publisher: Edition 7L (August 1, 2007)
If you want some over the top heels and platforms- and you do – head here for a fabulous selection of shoes, all very inspired by Lanvin or Chloe. Check the very Lanvin futuristic platforms with a spikey silver cone heel and crossover straps about $150. Or go for the white or yellow (pictured) patent sling backs peep toes with a wooden platform and chunky wooden heel $150. There are some groovy, silver, peep toe heels $100 and some chic flats. Also check out the very Chanel inspired small, clear Perspex shoulder bag by Sachi with a chain Chanel style strap. It’s completely see through as is the Chanel bag so you can’t put a Mars Bar in there $70. Or a carrot. And buy the grey satin little evening bag with a few smattering of jewels a la Miu Miu Kookai:
Kookai has joined the throngs of designers and fashion labels who are inspired – or have copied - Marni. At least they have done it well. Pieces to buy include a matte plastic cotton buttonless jacket with an elastic belt. The jacket comes in black or blush. Go for the short jacket or the long coat. I would say it’s a very good copy. Check out the vast array of T shirts in every colour $29. Or go for classic white. They are a good cut and quite long so you don’t have to worry about muffin top peeking through. Or invest in the drape tank $89; and cute dresses. Buy the fab grey cotton collarless puff sleeve jacket with round neck. It’s like a bomber jacket and very short stopping at the waist; wear with skinny black pants and a dash of white underneath. The sleeves will hide those floppy bits. $159.
Wittner are very good at paying tribute to all the hot designer bags of the season. A couple of months ago I spied the YSL black, patent Down Town tote for an outrageous $109 and now I spy a camel bag that is a dead ringer for the Chloe Bay bag $119 Bless. Also there is a very Burberry 2 handle tote with quilting and buckles and outside pockets about $199. There are also very, very Tory Burch inspired ballet flats with the gold buckle insignia on the toe $99. These are just a little more exciting than basic black flats. I did read somewhere that Tory Burch was suing some companies in the States for ripping off these exact shoes. While you are there also buy the Micheal Kors inspired camel cross strap platform sandals with the all important wooden stacked heel $149. I love the fabulous muted gold metallic T bar flats that have a double ankle strap,a little similar to a roman sandal. $79.95. I love the muted gold with all the navy and khaki this season. The T bar sandal is a must buy for summer: remember it’s so totally modern to wear flats with a long maxi beach dress or with a cute short shift dress for evening. I love the T bar flats with the fabulous French Connection cream shift dress with silver glitter trim $199 - As seen on Mischa Barton. I like her. She knows how to get out of a limo without flashing. Even in a short dress like this. Bless. Also at Wittner you will find a very good Marni inspired wooden stone chunky necklace $169.
Love the sporty luxe zip jackets and tops here: start with the simple black or camel cotton sleeveless zip tops with a drawstring neckline:Wear them under a jacket as a top or wear them over Tee as a summer sporty jacket about $159. Buy the cream trapeze zip jacket $235. it’s really just like a summer trench with a zip and short sleeves. It has a trapeze shape so is very flattering. You could hide ten almond croissants under there and no one would know. I used this cream jacket over the glitter Tee and belted it in www.whatswhat.com.au Also buy the fab grey, cotton zip crop jacket. Again in a trapeze shape it has the all important exposed zip with a black trim and shorter sleeves. Wear over a jolt of colour like the seamless tank from Country Road and a narrow pant so you don’t look like a cast member from the movie HairSpray $175. The belts are always great here: you will find a fab silver, thin belt $89; a black or red patent belt or a wider black patent belt . Also check out the clutch bags in patent. You can wear the Cue black sequin leggings if you think you can carry them off with aplomb. I think I could carry them off with a diet and lipo. You want the cotton, Khaki, round neck, empire top with a drawstring boat neck $119. Easy to wear. It could be flattering even if you had that fried Mars Bar for lunch. There are some great black pants here and sexy short satin black shorts $119. Paris Hilton and Britney could do with those when climbing in and out of Limos. The high waisted black belted skirt is great: it will give you a waist, give you shape, make your legs look longer and hide the muffin top and the muffin thighs. What more do you want? $129. The print dress as seen in the latest Whatswhat TVC is a great buy too. Mais Oui. There is also a very ‘fashion’ silver linen shift dress with an exposed zip; a camel canvas trim on the hem and a ruffle front. $279. It has all the summer trends on one dress but it seems to work. I think it is very Chloe inspired.
Some seasons they do a good job and some seasons they are average. This season they have nailed it with some very fashion shoes and bags. You want the big oversized silver bag which is a lovely tribute to the famous Chanel Cabas bag (pictured). The bag du jour last season and still hot. $129. You want the ( surprise!) Marni inspired black or camel cross sandals with a cone silver heel about $159 or the fabulous Helmut Lang inspired high front, sling backs with a futuristic Perspex see through wedge heel $149. Snazzy. Buy the very Lanvin inspired blue Metallic platform sandals with a wooden sole that looks as if it was just slapped on the sole of the shoes $149. in a good way. And of course buy the Miu Miu inspired, big jewelled clutch bag with black stones or clear $89.
Best buy here is the white cotton, rib tank top with white sequins all over the front $29. They are subtle sequins which seem to add a dash of sparkle without being bad taste bling. And we don’t want bad taste bling in our life. Buy the cute black satin, pleat skirt that sits right on the waist;a fabulous buy for $89. It has small box pleats and looks expensive.Then invest in the black textured cotton almost A line skirt a la Chloe. It has one big front pleat and a wide waist band and cute front pockets. $79. Wear it summer or winter. The cute black and white dress with white trim and bra safe wide straps $99 is cute: it’s a little 50’s in shape with a fitted tight square neck top and a fuller skirt to skim the croissants sitting on the hips. In accessories check out the black wayfarers $24.95; the chic wooden bangles $19.95 (for two) and the white or clear perspex bangles. cap sleeve Tee $129.You should wear sunglasses to keep out the reflective glare.
Some great dresses here: Love the black silk, empire smock with a little black embroidery across the bodice: it has ¾ sleeves and is the easiest thing to wear. Here’s how you do it. Pull it over head. Put on shoes, thrown on bag. Walk out the door. Apply lip gloss and toss on sunglasses. (Oops run back inside to put on undies) $199. You want the cobalt blue silk smock dress $249 as well. The shape is not as scary as you think. Invest in the red silk drape Tee about $99; it will sit so well under jacket. Buy the cream patent belt $59 to brighten everything up. The white patent wide T bar flat sandals wil do the same. Lighten and brighten your wardrobe. Not bad for $99; The snazzy silver drape dress with white grosgrain straps $199 is a stunner but you will need to be confident to wear it. Not with heels.Keep to flats and wear this dress in the day with a white Tee. It’s about evening fabric in the day. Mix it up for god’s sake. Dressing should be fun. Love the black smock dress a la Stella. It’s called the slinky drop waist dress; it has full short puff cap sleeves $179. It has zero hanger appeal and you may look at it and go into a huff. I suggest you go into the fitting room and try it instead.The skirt part of the dress is quite narrow so it balances out the big voluminous top. Which does wonders to skim over the lumps and bumps that have not seen the light of day for a couple of years. This dress also comes in dark denim which is great because it is a bit stiffer so it sits rather well. Add a little patent belt if you so desire to the drop waist. Buy up the seam free tanks in every colour.$29. These are fabulous to wear under jackets and tops to add a jolt of colour. Please don’t wear them alone out in public if you have one ounce of extra fat on you. These tanks will cling to every cell of cellulite. People may be offended But peeing out from under jacket or dress they work a dream. Did I mention how comfortable they are? They grey chinos are just a wardrobe must have. Channel Balenciaga and all those chic French women and wear these with heels and a snug Blazer. Chinos look so much newer than jeans. $99. The cream silk empire cami with the contrast black straps and hem $119 is classic and chic. Channel Chanel. The red drape front blouse $99 is a great buy. Wear the red with neutrals or grey. Make sure you have 3 colours on the body to break it up. That’s the Country motto and I love it.
I see a lot of snazzy new pieces in here. They can be deceiving on the hanger. I don’t want you going in there and looking at the roomier voluminous dresses and thinking you will look like Ten Tonne Tessy in them. Try them on and you will surprised how good a lot of these tops and dresses can look. If you want a flattering shape make sure the sleeves are cut narrowly across the shoulders. I see a chic, crop navy cotton jacket with an exposed zip with a beige cotton trim $249. It’s collarless and a little trapeze. It should be worn with a narrow skirt to balance the silhouettes plus Heels darling. Always heels. The navy tulip skirt in cotton is a great buy for $159. Love the khaki ruffle blouse with brass baubles on the front a la Chloe $155 perfect for trans seasonal weather. Wear it with a black skirt or just with jeans. If you want a graphic print then buy the grey and cream zig zag patterned top $175 with a drawstring hem. Also check out the beautiful cream long sleeve blouse. Simple with bell sleeves and wider neckline you can wear it with jeans or grey trousers. About $149. The navy empire cotton crinkle Tee with cap sleeves is cute $129. Navy must be worn with black this season, it’ s the chic colour combination. Navy and red can get a little too preppy and nautical. Only sailors wear nautical. Buy the black dress sleeveless black chiffon dress with the sporty elastic brown stretch belt $279. It has a fancy little pleat front and it’s to the knee. A good length and perfect for those you don’t want to do short. Such as my good self. Actually I do want to do short it’s just my knees and thighs that don’t. If you want a punch of colour go for the lime green cotton.
You must go to Arthur Gallan. He has some gorgeous clothes. Love the stunning silver grey silk taffeta, double breasted, belted trench coat $649. As regular FiFi readers know it doesn’t have to be raining to wear a trench. Don’t be so functional. Audrey Hepburn didn’t wait for the heavens to open to wear hers. A trench will always be chic and this one in silver grey will instantly update any sad and lonely clothing found in the bottom of your wardrobe. You want the dresses here: the pick is the high neck fitted to waist dress with cutaway shoulders and a full skirt. Love it in the almost tie dye print in pinks and red. $498. But you will find it in black or green and plain red. The gorgeous kimono sleeved sheer chiffon charcoal ‘Lola ‘blouse has a deep V front and satin trim neckline. $249 Such lovely blouse to take you through to summer. The grey tulip skirt with big drape pockets is a new take on a full skirt $229. Buy the navy cami with grosgrain straps a la Prada in a looser shape $98. Please wear navy with black or brown and you will thank me. Buy the sporty little cotton sleeveless dress with an exposed back zip and a drawstring leather waist $289. It comes in a few colours like a sludgy burgundy and is simplicity in itself. And much, much more
Max and Co:
I see rather a little too much BoHO NoNo here. It makes me frown and think about botox. I love Max Mara and all the clean simple lines and great quality fabrics. But here all we see here is ruffles, florals and vintage fabric. So what if Christopher Kane showed something similar in London this week. It’s just not right. But if you forage a little you will find a few great pieces such as a chic silver or gold lurex singlet top $140 or a cream with silver sheen tank $195; The navy chunky knit hoodie is great for days on the yacht and so is the chic choc brown rib button through cardigan $295. Buy the red and cream stripe drape front tank $220 and the Khaki nylon parka $570. Wear with the crop stone pant $220. Also there is fabulous black or cream leather bomber jacket about $900 and some great Miu Miu inspired bags and shoes.
The hottest shows for Spring 08 in New York were Rodarte, Marc Jacobs and Micheal Kors. Read the reviews from Style.com;
www.style.com ‘At 11 p.m., precisely two hours after his official starting time, Marc Jacobs surprised his audience by running out onto his Stefan Beckman-designed set for a quick bow. Next came the music, Ravel’s bolero, and out filed the models in finale formation. Then here was the first girl (or rather the last, because by now it was clear this extraordinary show was unspooling backward, starting with look 56 and running down to one). She wore a "silly-string guipure gown, her satin under-things peeking out and her heels perched on top of her "too-small pumps." Behind her, an image of the model in nothing but the bra and panties she wore underneath her outfit was projected on two large screens. As for the clothes and accessories, they were just as off-kilter and knock-your-socks-off as the production, with a bonkers surrealist streak. Trompe l’oeil underwear decorated georgette slipdresses, the heels of pumps protruded not from the heel at all but from the ball of the foot, and three-dimensional quilted leather bags were grafted onto square totes. Transparency was a key theme, too: Cashmere sweaters were inset with sheer panels at the waist, and reconstructed black bugle-bead evening dresses came suspended from their nude linings. Gimmicky? You bet. But also fascinating’
www.style.com ‘Admired for the exquisitely untouchable level of their workmanship—while also being criticized at times for its being so refined as to be unwearable—the sisters are, if not quite coming down to earth, at least expanding their reach. They crafted their own kind of Japonisme, incorporating manga and the films of Yasujiro Ozu. There were (cute) elements, too, like the almost comically fierce studded shoes and the colored hair extensions. They sent out a lot more separates than they had before (cobwebby sweaters, paired with lean pants, and sack jackets were standouts). And, for the first time, they actually did sexy, with lingerie looks and peekaboo. ‘
www.style.com"We were looking at some fabulous advertising from the late seventies and early eighties for Virginia Slims and Charlie," said Michael Kors before his show. "There was something about those women; they were very sexy, but sporty at the same time." Kind of like the Kors woman. Come springtime, she’ll need clothes for tennis at the club, lunch and a meeting in the city, cocktails, cruises, and galas, too. And today, on his runway, Kors had plenty of suggestions: He started with Lilly Pulitzer pastels, in stripes or Impressionist florals for the court and the beach, and tossed in a few of his beloved caftans before the show was over, this season in an oversize black-on-white flower print designed to complement white maillots with gold-chain straps. For the office, there were chic navy suitings and this season’s must-have safari jacket paired with wide-leg trousers’.
Puy Lentils Braised with Rosemary and Garlic ……adulterated from Jamie Oliver in The Naked Chef.
You open the fridge and stare at the lonely, little lamb and sad, little chicken. It desperately wants to be with someone. It craves a friend, someone to go out with, a little accompaniment. It needs lovely Lentils.
For 4 x size 10 as a side dish or 30 models for a week.
35 g of pancetta (Leave this out if you want to)
340 Puy Lentils
1 tabs of olive oil
3 heaped tabs of fresh rosemary
1 red onion
2 garlic or more if you want
850 chicken stock
2 tabs of snazzy designer olive oil for drizzling later
1/2 tab red wine vinegar
Sel et poivre
- Slice the pancetta into thin little stiletto match stick heels. This is the only time you should associate with Stilettos this season.
- Give the lentils a quick wash.
- Put on new Prada sunglasses for onion chopping.
- Remove Fendi cuffs.
- Add a few lashings of waterproof mascara.
- Chop the garlic into Olsen twin size. Tiny
- Chop the rosemary roughly. They love it.
- Heat the daggy, old non-designer olive oil in a chic frypan
- Toss in the pancetta.
- And fry until it’s goes a slightly different colour. Hopefully not green.
- Now throw in the rosemary, onion and garlic
- Cook for about 2 minutes
- Then throw in the lentils and fry for about 1 min.
- Now pour in the stock, put on the lid. On the saucepan not on you. Bring to boil and then simmer for about 1 hour
- This maybe a good time to cook the lonely little lamb
- The lentils should be tender after an hour but if not give them a little longer until the stock should be absorbed
- To serve grab your very best red wine vinegar and splash in about 1/2 tabs
- Drizzle over about 2 tabs of your very snazzy designer olive oil
- Give it a good sprinkling of salt and pepper
- Now dollop the lentils on a chic, white plate and watch as the lamb relaxes nonchalantly on top.