Monday, June 29, 2009

Journalist? Nay, poet.

The Daily Mail 's Morwenna Ferrier covered Fuller-Figured Fashion Weekend, which recently wound down in New York, with the article "Fatties like fashion, too!".
The picture which accompanied the article was in fact from Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2006 collection, but it's stunning nonetheless.

The model is the stunning Johanna Dray. Kudos to Gaultier for making her the bride!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Winter Yum Yums.

I just ordered some stuff I can't afford on Etsy but I figure that if I'm going to be a hobo, I might as well look like the old-bitty-who-gambled-her-ill-begotten-fortune-away kind.

Plus the seller of the gloves described them as 'buttery' soft and that's just not an adjective I feel comfortable saying no to.
Ideally I'll be channeling Vivien Leigh in That Hamilton Woman. Less Whisky stealing though.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

AA for A-Dubs?

I was recently driven to the brink of insanity by the Sydney Film Festival website and subsequently missed out on tickets to The September Issue, to my intense disappointment. Drowning my sorrows in the 60 Minutes segment on Anna Wintour (which is more or less a promo for the feature-length doco), I was interested to note that one of her little minions at Vogue was wearing what I think is the American Apparel Afrika-print stretch jersey skirt:

(Sorry for the craptacular picture, for a slightly better look go to the 1:09 mark on the youtube clip)
I'm not sure why I'm surprised... it's just American Apparel seems a bit sloppy and uncreative for, well, you know, VOGUE.

she sure ain't gauche

A little bit irrationally, I've always been a bit put off by Carla Zampatti because of her political affiliations. Nevertheless I'll give credit where it's due; this vintage dress by her, currently being sold on ebay, is lurvlee:

What's more, I always love the stuff I see in the shop of her spawn, Bianca Spender. A very subtly cut orange dress from a few seasons back particularly sticks in my mind, though unfortunately this is the only picture I could find of it on the interweb:

Like a chastity belt but less icky.

I've been looking for ages for a completely metal belt not unlike these:

... just maybe a bit plainer. The tricky part is they have to fit one's waist perfectly.
The only non-vintage one I could find was this grotty Dolce and Gabbana baby:


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Slow on the uptake but swift on justice.

Now if we can all just pretend that I'm writing this four months ago, the following will seem rather more impressive. Check it:
1949 Christian Dior from the MET's collection

Reese Witherspoon at the 2006 Oscars, also in vintage Dior
Miley Cyrus at the 2009 Oscars in Zuhair Murad

beg, steal or borrow

Rage put on a seriously kick-ass Choreography Special last night, which included Sophie Ellis Bextor's 2002 'Murder on the Dancefloor'. Watching the clip I was struck by how ahead of it's time Sophie's outfit was, with its waisted dress, rhinestoned fingerless gloves and tough buckled shoes:

Snaps are in order for Miss B, I'd say.

the fortunate ones

I'm kinda obsessed with this divine magazine cover, and Cyndi Lauper in general, at the moment.

Check out the chains on the boots! Very Isabel Marant:

illustrious beginnings

I was going to find a picture of Ali Larter wearing something interesting and cute so that I could then tangent my way over to the Esquire cover. Unfortunately, it turns out Larter is bland incarnate so I'm gonna have to just go with cover.
Didyaknow before she was an actress, Larter posed as Allegra Coleman, a fictitious starlet invented by Esquire? Sadly, nothing about here career has been remotely interesting since.