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.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Words fail me.

Photographed by Mert & Marcus for Vanity Fair November 2009

New York, New York (Pt. I)

Still breathin'

Despite flailing amidst an overwhelming barrage of financial and legal problems, detailed in NYMag's Fall Fashion issue, Annie Leibovitz was selected to photograph the official White House portrait of the Obama Family. Adorable! You know how André loves him some Obamas.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Where the wild things are

Stella McCartney for Gap Kids & babyGap
Ad campaign by Ryan McGinley.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ca Simple

It's very simple really. It comes down to the blazer, the shoe, and the disapproving scowl.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Is it just me?

Or is Demi wearing some sort of custom, fresh-off-the-runway Spring 2010 Lanvin?

I know she's friends with Alber!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, the Queen of Rock'n'Roll


Courtney Love Cobain has been living in New York City, recording the first Hole album since 1998's Celebrity Skin. Above, she sits frontrow at Narciso Rodriguez's Spring 2010 show with her friend and stylist Panos Yiapanis, performs at (Product)RED concerts in Vegas and at Carnegie Hall to benefit the Global AIDS Fund, records in her studio with her new guitarist Micko Larkin, and plays at Alexander Wang's afterparty during New York Fashion Week.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Couture Shock

From Adam Gopnik's collected short stories about Paris, Paris to the Moon from 1995. Of course Andre makes a memorable appearance. Click to enlarge. Insupportable!

Fashion fireworks

Giambattista Valli Spring 2010

It was a few days ago and got little attention save for a front row appearance by one Mary-Kate Olsen, but I loved Giambattista this season. Loved the colors, loved the prints, loved the shapes, loved the frills and poofs and feathers, loved the girls, loved the explosion of fire on Dinee at the end.

He has a wonderful way of mixing flirty fun with artfulness; just what any thoughtful young fashionista should be wearing to all of spring/summer's most fabulous soirees.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What it's all about, really

Grace Coddington, visual architect behind US Vogue's best spreads, with Cathy Horyn, biting NYTimes fashion wordsmith, front row at Louis Vuitton Spring 2010.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Master

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Irving Penn 1917 - 2009
What a sad year.

I think I need a Venti

For some reason, I just can't get over Luxirare's "Coffee Run" post in her delicious new Imagefeed section. Something about it just screams autumn chill to me. And, you know, it never hurts to have a little Balenciaga with your Starbucks.

I also love that she has the aesthetic sensibility to remove that unattractive "java jacket" for an unadulterated shot of the timeless white cup and green logo.

I suppose I should use some sort of country-themed pun here, no?

Chanel Spring 2010

Chanel's never really all that compelling, nor is it supposed to be, but we all love it, because it's Karl and it's Chanel. We know we'll see a fun new variation on the tweed skirt suit, some flirty cocktail dresses, hilarious new logo-bedecked accessories, &c. It's cheeky, well-made, clever, luxurious - what we expect and what we want from Chanel.

This spring was no exception - Marie Antoinette's farm, Lily Allen in a pom-pommed frock playing Karl's favorite new song, Freja and Baptiste in a series of matching looks, even a supermodel menage-a-trois finale! Oh, Karl, you never fail to please, do you?

Wouldn't have killed you to throw in a Black woman or two, though, would it have, dear friend?