Tuesday, August 31, 2010


No model is really sexier than Natasha Poly, and what better way to demonstrate it than putting her in haute couture (Valentino, Givenchy), pairing her with Baptiste Giabiconi and throwing her in front of Karl Lagerfeld's lense?

Numéro 116 via Fashion Gone Rogue

I thought you might like to see a couple photos of Jon Hamm.

These aren't new. They're from the August issue (Tonchi's first!) of W. The woman is Rebecca Hall, also known as the Vicky in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. The photos are by Nathaniel Goldberg, whoever that is.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blood red carpet

Though I used to eat them up as a fame-obsessed child, I rarely watch awards shows these days. I don't see many movies and only watch particular TV shows, so my interest lies mostly in the Red Carpet fashion photos the next day. I found last night's Emmys, however, to be both entertaining and heartwarming. Jimmy Fallon was a wonderful host, and it was fun to see relatively un-decorated actors like Jane Lynch and Eric Stonestreet win much-deserved statues.

It is no surprise that Anna Paquin, in Alexander McQueen, can be found on some of the "Worst Dressed" lists today. As Rachel Zoe often laments on her hilarious (and laughable) namesake series, pleasing both the fashion elite and the mainstream entertainment press is a near-impossible feat--and McQueen was never quite mainstream-friendly. I thought she looked both stunning and appropriate, however. She is a fitting bearer of the McQueen mantle, and the dress was pitch-perfect for the supernatural show she stars in. Many women looked lovely last night, but in my book, Paquin nailed it - no pun intended.

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Britney Spears is the second cover girl of the Dasha Zhukova-helmed POP magazine, shot by Todd Cole and given the Murakami treatment. In the below photo, she rocks a Rodarte wedding dress. I love Dasha's eye for making mass culture high art, and my love Britney is certainly ripe for artistic exploration.

Mount up!

This western-inflected Derek Lam boot is the perfect thing to get your fall wardrobe up in the saddle, so to speak.

Back to school

New York had a little burst of cool weather this week (accompanying a miserable 4-day run of dreary weather), and I think it got people in the mood for fall dressing - I saw one woman in a very premature fur vest! Certainly, my autumn wardrobe is one of the things keeping me from sadness that yet another summer has nearly passed. I'm looking forward to vintage leather and denim jackets, my new Richard Chai motorcycle peacoat, Missoni knit sweaters, old plaid flannels, layered Rick Owens Ts, slim khakis, and ankle boots.

photo Michael Bastian for Gant

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Diamonds in the rough

Lynn Yaeger (center), former fashion editor at the Village Voice and a fashion-insider's icon, gathered the above four sartorial gems to discuss their thoughts about style for T Magazine. It's a great read!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I'll never be your beast of burden

Ain't I rough enough?
Ain't I tough enough?
Ain't I rich enough,
in love enough?

Liya Kebede by Richard Burbridge for Vogue Italia (2006)

New York state of mind

"They all want to come to New York. This city is what Paris used to be. No matter what they are in their own country, it starts eating at them, the idea that in New York people might not give a damn who they are. You know what she is, don't you? She's an empress, and Tacaya's the emperor. He calls himself president, but they all do that. They all pay lip service to democracy. Oh, it's a great world. There's ten or twenty million poor devils flinching on their dirt floors every time the empress wiggles a finger, but she can't sleep nights thinking that the people at La Boue d'Argent in New York might not know who the hell she is."
- Arthur Ruskin, Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Free fall

This autumn, rock your best mix of fierce and refined.
Go where the crisp wind blows you, but look perfectly chic doing it.

from Vogue Russia via Fashion Gone Rogue

Match made

Abbey Lee by Hedi Slimane for Vogue China

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


If you sometimes wonder why starlets fall so hard, or if you occasionally judge celebrity party girls for their loony exploits, just consider how our culture devours famous young women. Fame ain't easy these days. Here's wishing Lindsay Lohan, a once-sparkling talent, all the best.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Out east

Jay-Z & Gwyneth Paltrow at a party at Christy Turlington & Ed Burns's home in the Hamptons last weekend.

Lazy days

August is half-way over! Be sure to soak up every last ray of sunshine, every last sip of Mount Gay, every last cold beer on your fire escape, every last flip-flopped stroll through the Lower East Side, every last splash in the waves, every last chance to dig your de-Loub'ed toes in the sand.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Proud parents

Bill and Hillary Clinton at the rehearsal dinner for their daughter Chelsea's wedding last month in Rhinebeck, New York. They look so happy.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Quality for the people

Raquel's new hair and that new new Jil is what's up for autumn 2010.

This is the countdown

New York Fashion Week starts exactly four weeks from today.

from top
Anna Wintour, Hamish Bowles, Olivier Theyskens
Dree Hemingway
Lazaro Hernandez, Chloe Sevigny
Genevieve Jones
all photos MisShapes

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Stefano Tonchi's first September issue of W. I just subscribed!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Summer glow

Sarah Jessica Parker is the picture of fresh summer chic at a Hamptons screening of The C Word, wearing a rather short CnC dress and a Donna Karan jacket.