Wednesday, December 23, 2009


In Vogue's December profile of Secretary Clinton, dressed here (as always) in an Oscar de la Renta suit (and photographed, as always, by Annie Leibovitz), you can spot a paperweight on her State Department desk that reads:


A telling possession - and a timeless message.  Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tavi would be so proud

Gwen Stefani out and about recently wearing a jacket from Commes des Garcons Autumn/Winter 2009 collection.

Monday, December 21, 2009

C'est Normal

Emmanuelle just got back from Paris. She had no internet access! And it was cold. Luckily her assistants were handling front of book shoots. Yawn.

Friday, December 18, 2009


The new Lanvin ad campaign starring the fascinating Jamie Bochert.

Friday, December 11, 2009


The Solow Building
9 West 57th Street, New York, NY
11 December 2009

I just adore the Solow Building, it reminds me of the Fleetwood song "Changes" (mirror in the sky, what is love?).

It is especially charming during the holidays, don't you think?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The great American landscape

No surprise here, but Tavi and the Mulleavys chose to present the exclusive world premiere of their collaborative video for the Rodarte x Target line on this humble blog. Seeing and hearing Tavi really makes her even more endearing - especially that shot on the giant roll of hay in North Dakota.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Fairy Tale

The Alber Elbaz-designed invitation to the 2009 Crillon Ball

Atmosphere at the Hotel de Crillon for the 2009 Crillon Ball

photos by Jane Aldridge

Tree of shoes

East 3rd Street, NYC, 6:40am

No pun intended?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A large-scale life

"We want to create works of art of joy and beauty, which we will build because we believe it will be beautiful. The only way to see it is to build it."
- Jeanne-Claude, 1935 - 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fairy godmother

Tavi Gevinson, in Proenza Schouler s/s'10, enters the Prada book party in Los Angeles with her editor at POP, Dasha Zhukova.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Well just come right out and say it, then

WWD: Do you have a motto?
KM: There are loads. There’s “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” That’s one of them. You try and remember, but it never works.


Dancing king John Travolta takes the late Princess Diana of Wales for a spin at a White House State Dinner in the 1980s.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Nothing's right, I'm TORN!

Our beloved Daphne Guinness (in McQueen s/s'10) took things from crazy fabulous to just plain crazy at last night's party for NARS. I mean, if anyone... it's her, but I'm a little scared!

Puttin' in work

Mlle. Alt in her Paris studio.
Whatever do you mean, you don't wear Balmain to work?

You're dreaming.

Rose Cordero & Dree Hemingway, backstage at Giles Deacon s/s'10

Zombie by Rodarte for Wolford

The Collector

This is Shala Monroque, jetsetting fashionista and girlfriend of a world-renowned New York gallerist. I'm not sure if she really works, other than as a contributor to her friend Dasha Zhukova's POP magazine, for which she and her man hosted one of NY Fashion Week's most exclusive soirees in honor of Tavi. Regardless, she's gorgeous and fabulous and bounces around the world collecting contemporary art, enviable fashion, and best of all, priceless experiences (see her above in Doha). Her blog for POP is really worth your time.

I welcomed her to a work event once, and she barely said hello -- but she looked dreadfully chic, inappropriately dressed in skintight jeans, sky high heels and a shrunken black leather motorcycle jacket.

Some lives need no dress code.

New York, New York (Pt. II)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Still got it

One of my all-time favorite models, Natalia Vodianova, shot by Hedi Slimane for V Magazine.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Ms. Vanessa Traina,
You've come a long way baby.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rock'n'Roll Heiress

Ladies and gentlemen,
Georgia May Jagger

I mean.

One of our U.S. editors, Lauren Santo Domingo, in Chanel, at the Chanel Fine Jewelry dinner for Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

You make it so hard, LSD; you hurt me so good.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Celebrity skins

Courtney Love, in Rodarte and the Alexander Wang bag given her as compensation for her Fashion Week after-party performance, with her friend and stylist Panos Yiapanis, in Givenchy.

It's too good!
via JakandJil

New York Royalty

Friend-o'-Warhol Glenn O'Brien's motorcycle jacket, adorned with an original Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing.

Jaloux does not even begin, darlings...

via purple diary

Just a dinner party

Our worlds do collide sometimes. Alber & Jennifer
Photography by Maciek Kobielski **Check him out

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Youth and beauty, man... that's the ticket

The gorgeous, talented, effervescent Daveigh Chase.

Can we talk about me for une moment?

Okay, good.

Soixante est fabuleux!

My dear friend Ms. Wintour turned a very youthful and fabulous 60 years of age yesterday!

Best wishes, dearest!

(I couldn't help but notice nobody here bothered to wish me a happy 60 last month...)

Friday, October 30, 2009

All Hallow's Eve

One of Andre's favorite divas dressed to the nines!

Happy Halloween!

ALT & Mlle. Alt

Thursday, October 29, 2009

C'est Plut Parfait

I love this woman....and she loves me!

Read her Sartorialist interview.