Monday, January 26, 2009

Toodle Pip.

I am going away for one month. Goodbye.

America's Sweetheart

Frockwriter tells me that Courtney Love is the new face (or legs... whatever) of Superfine jeans and that's all the excuse I need to do her a little fashion time-line.

I don't know if this is before or after Courtney wore white satin Versace to the Oscars. Weirdly enough, she apparently had hordes of designers trying to get her to wear their wares. There is a whole section on it in Bronwyn Cosgrave's awesome gossipy book on Academy Awards fashion Made for Each Other.

At the Oscars with the awful Amanda de Cadenet (baby mamma to Nick Valensi of The Strokes).
Like me, Courtney seems to have a bit of a thing for pointe shoes.

She recently made a massive boo boo when she was caught wearing fake Chanel (at the time she was photographed the dress had not even been in stores.) Lucky for Love it paid off and she got a pretty neat apology-spread in Harpers:

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Take me to Toledo

Photo from FabSugar
Let me begin by saying I LOVE Michelle Obama for wearing Isabel Toledo to the presidential inauguration. Plus the colour combination of the lemon lace and green leather gloves is sensational. I'm a bit bummed to admit, however, that I'm not a fan of those jewels for day-wear and I'm not sure the dress really showcases Toledo's extraordinary talent for tailoring. But let's not end on a sad note. Here are Toledo and her husband, Ruben, having a gay old time:

Happy inauguration Y'all!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I demand satisfaction, SMH.

A week or so ago the Sydney Morning Herald printed a Best and Worst dressed list that left me more than a little TO'd. Apart from being horrendously boring (Kate Moss a style icon? No Way! I haven't heard that one before.) it was also inaccurate. Placed on the worst dressed list (a problem in itself), Michelle Obama was derided for the volcanic eruption-like, 'H&M' dress she wore on election night. In fact the dress was a Narciso Rodriguez creation, though Obama did wear a striped H&M dress, shown above, during the campaign.
If it wasn't bad enough that a fashion writer misidentified one of the most recognizable dresses of the year, SMH then didn't publish my extremely witty letter of complaint. (What's that you say, SMH? A crayon drawing of a sad face doesn't count as wit anymore?)
Ok, I'm going to take off my cranky pants and ranty robe now. I bid you goodnight.

Monday, January 5, 2009

You've got something on your, er...

The winds of change are blowing - it really is about time we started moving away from long necklaces, and what better way to ease the transition than to wear a bib/collar piece like this one, US$48 from Paleorama
There's also this from ineedtobuythisnow on ebay:
I think I wouldn't like it if the metal was silver but it's actually gorgeous white enamel.
Yum yum.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Bambi says hi.

This necklace is US$24.99 from the delightfully named Etsy store, Caca Cake.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do.

Getting married? Well, as I see it, you have two options: first you could go the way of Wallis Simpson, the most stylish abdication-causing, Nazi-sympathising, divorcee-turned-duchess around. She wore Mainbocher to her naughty nuptials in 1937, and if I've ever seen a more subtly beautiful dress in my life, I can't think of it now.

Conversely you could take as your inspiration the dress worn by Stephanie Seymour in the Guns N' Roses' November Rain video.
Because nothing says commitment like an exposed bridal garter and puff-ball sleeves.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


You know what I think is really cool right now? Planet Earth. Not in an environmental kind of way, but more like a United Nations aesthetic, if you know what I mean.
They're by Kali Arulpragasam (MIA's sister) for her label Super Fertile.

And on second thoughts, environmental chic isn't all bad. Here is Ksubi's sad earth t-shirt:
- though I think I would have preferred it if there was a speech bubble coming out of the Earth's mouth saying 'Don't tread on me'. If you know that pop culture reference, you deserve a biscuit.