Monday, June 29, 2009


Finally! Photos of the Gossip Girl-inspired Anna Sui for Target collection are now available. The collection is organized in four distinct groups; outfits befitting Blair, Serena, Vanessa and Jenny. I don't watch the show, but plan to catch up on all of the seasons when they become available on DVD. What do you think? Are the outfits consistent with the styles of each of the four featured characters?
The 19 piece collection will be available in 250 select Target stores September 13 through October 17. For pictures of the entire collection, click here. Click on the label below for vintage Style Collaborations posts.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


Beth Ditto, lead singer of punk rock group Gossip, fashion darling, gay rights activist, feminist, champion for plus size causes and model--most notably as the cover girl for Conde Nast's Love magazine--has designed a line of 80's inspired clothing for the plus size British retailer, Evans. The fashion world has long been criticized for the dearth of high (and lo) fashions for the full figured woman. Many retailers are seeking to address this problem by creating lines geared towards youth oriented plus sizes (see Faith21 for Forever21 discussed infra). Evans, owned by the Arcadia Group, which is parent company to TopShop, was taken to task by Ditto, who demanded that she be allowed to design a line for the company and voila . . . the rest is history. For pictures of the entire Beth Ditto for Evans collection click here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Another gratuitous post about two of my favorite things: The Sartorialist and Brooklyn! Fashion photographer Scott Schuman, known for his high quality images for Conde Nast's, Vogue and many other publications, captured a bit of the essence of Fort Greene while visiting DeKalb Avenue, South Portland Street, South Oxford Street, Fulton Street and Habana Outpost. Enjoy!
For more of The Sart's work, visit his blog here. Click on the label below for vintage Fashion Photography posts.


Recession chic at its best!

Head into Old Navy stores this Saturday, June 20th for rib-knit tanks for only $2 each.

You can choose from 50 color choices including solid, stripe, print and embellished tees.

This promotion is only available in stores. Customers may buy no more than 5 shirts each on select styles.

Tell 'em I sent ya! Click on the link below for vintage Tees posts.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Photo courtesy of H&M
Yes. You read correctly; your eyes did not deceive you. Jimmy Choo follows on the heels (pun intended) of Matthew Williamson to become the next designer to lend its name and high-end fashions to the Swedish retailer. On November 14th we will all--or at least the lucky few early risers in major markets--be able to get our hands on H&M's and Jimmy Choo's line of shoes, handbags and accessories for women. Jimmy Choo will also unveil its first clothing line, a capsule collection for women . . . and another first: men's shoes, bags and accessories! Shoes will range from $59.95 for ballet flats, $99 to $129 for boots, with one over-the knee boot priced at $299. The price of clothes will range from $69.95 to $249. Handbags will be $59.95 to $299. The catch? The line will only be carried in 10 - 12 U.S. stores and in 200 H&M stores worldwide.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Cristóbal Balenciaga, whose sculptural designs were once regarded as masterworks of haute couture, lives on through the artful direction of Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière's Cruise 2010 creations evinces Cristóbal's inventiveness and affirms a commitment to the House's innovations: high waisted dresses, broadening of shoulders, removal of the waist and, of course, play on proportions and volume. Balenciaga Cruise 2010 is a joy to see and must be fun to wear! For pictures of the entire collection click here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Nationality: Brazilian
Height: 5'8 1/2
Bust: 32
Waist: 24
Hips: 34 1/2
Shoe Size: 6 1/2
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
The newest model on the block is Afro Brazilian beauty Gracie Carvalho. Signed with the Marilyn agency, home of Adriana Lima and Arlenis Sosa, the 18 year old has already walked in 35 of 39 Brazilian Fall Fashion Week shows and will be featured in Victoria's Secret, Gap, BCBG Max Azria, DKNY Jeans and Express ad campaigns. She has also walked for 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang, BCBG Max Azria, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Miu Miu, Diane Von Furstenberg and Jason Wu. Gracie is definitely one to watch and you'll be seeing much more of her! Check out more pics of Gracie here, and view her Marilyn page here. Click on the label below for vintage Faces of Fashion posts!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Noted still-life photographer Peter Lippmann has paired with Christian Louboutin to work on the French luxury shoe designer's latest ad campaign.
"Ad campaign" seems too pedestrian a term to describe the works produced. Speaking of Objets D'Art! Louboutin's already masterful pieces were re-imagined as 18th century still life art. The Fall Winter campaign was styled by Amandine Moine; Nicolas Menu was the creative director.
To see all of the masterpieces click here. Click on the label below for vintage Fashion Photography posts!


Left: Before Sun. Right: After exposure.
Introducing Visionaire 56 SOLAR, the first solar powered book. This revolutionary special-edition coffee-table book is the product of joint efforts between Calvin Klein and Visionaire. Featuring black and white photos--by fashion photographers including David Sims, Vinoodh Matadin, Alex Katz, Mario Sorrenti and even Yoko Ono--which turn Technicolor upon sun of UV exposure, Visionaire 56 SOLAR retails for $250 at Click here to see the photos change color!
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