During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, one of the more popular questions a fashion writer receives from a non-fashion writer (besides “what shows do you have today,” of course) is: “What’s it like inside the tents?”
Generally, my response is: “stressful, but there’s relief at the (Kim Crawford) wine bar.”
In all seriousness, there are a great number of sponsors at the event, such as Diet Pepsi, Maybelline and AOL (for the media lounge, equipped with plugs and places to peacefully type stories/edit photos).
Possibly the best tag line ever.
MBFW wouldn’t be the same without the abundance of the Starbucks Frappuccino. This season Starbucks is playing bartender, serving Frappuccino with your choice of Disaronno Amaretto or Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur.
This custom Swarovski gown was worn by Julianne Hough in The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection fashion show, presented by Diet Coke.
Mecca, aka the Kim Crawford Wine Bar. I recommend the Pinot Noir.
“The Media Pit” - Competition for these seats is fierce; I fully anticipate seeing someone getting knifed here before the end of the week.
For more exclusive photos from the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents, check out the Haute and the City Facebook Fan Page.
Look who is gracing the pages of Teen Vogue at the ripe age of 10? Whipping her hair back and forth, miss Willow Smith. Her thoughts on the success of “Whip My Hair”: “When I first put [‘Whip My Hair’] out, everyone was like, ‘Willow, Willow, I love your song!’ And I was like, ‘Really?’ Whipping your hair means not being afraid to be yourself. If people don’t like you, then bunck them, you know?” A girl with style, sass and one of Hollywood’s greatest power couples only means big things for this rumored little orphan; in case you haven’t heard, she’s rumored to be starring in the ‘Annie’ remake. For more from Willow’s Teen Vogue shoot, visit TeenVogue.com!
Look who is gracing the pages of Teen Vogue at the ripe age of 10? Whipping her hair back and forth, miss Willow Smith.
Her thoughts on the success of “Whip My Hair”: “When I first put [‘Whip My Hair’] out, everyone was like, ‘Willow, Willow, I love your song!’ And I was like, ‘Really?’ Whipping your hair means not being afraid to be yourself. If people don’t like you, then bunck them, you know?”
A girl with style, sass and one of Hollywood’s greatest power couples only means big things for this rumored little orphan; in case you haven’t heard, she’s rumored to be starring in the ‘Annie’ remake.
For more from Willow’s Teen Vogue shoot, visit TeenVogue.com!
VMAN continues to tease us with photos from their upcoming “No Risk, No Reward” issue (issue #21) with photos of Chord Overstreet, aka “The Sexiest Thing That Has Ever Happened to Glee.”
Photography by Sebastian Faena
Text by Brian Moylan
Clothes by G-Star, John Galliano, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs
In the upcoming issue of VMAN (issue #21), “The Thrill of the Game Issue,” photographer Terry Tsiolis depicts co-eds in “sporty spring looks” from fashion houses across the globe.
“It’s hard to image which came first: clothes or competition. But they’ve certainly evolved together. Each fashion house proudly has it’s own sporty styles and action looks. Here, we spotlight their celebrations of all things athletic.”
Photographer: Terry Tsiolis
Text: Jay Massacret
“We like to subscribe to the old-world mentality that one should always travel in proper dress, that our bags and the items within should be small portraits of identity. When you look this good, what’s there left to hide?”
VMAN hits stores on February 11. All photos courtesy of VMAN.
Trekking across Manhattan in a sea of slush is far from anyone’s ideal morning commute. Fortunately for me, the latest Interview magazine arrived on stands today with the world’s most polished, manicured and eye-tantalizing man of our time: Tom Ford. Master of world class fashion, a pro-craftsman whether behind or in front of the lens, he is fashion’s leading male sophisticate. His return to womenswear is no longer a secret after having had a very private, not to mention elite, showing to colleagues, chosen editors and personal celebrity clientele - his time back has never been more welcomed. It was without a doubt the most talked about “hush-hush” show of recent years.
The ‘Single Man’ director had expressed how his decision to head back into couture is because he needed another story to tell. “I decided I would never go back to fashion until I had something new to say, until I could have fun creating fashion again. It had become really formulaic,” he tells Interview. Expressing how his foray into Hollywood was far from surprisingly as many have led on, he is currently developing his second screenplay. What makes Ford so special and such a stand-alone force of nature is his desire to strip away fashion’s overly-materialistic image. “As an adult working in the fashion industry,” he states (in his smoky sexy voice I imagine) “I struggle with materialism. And I’m one of the least materialistic people that exist, because material possessions don’t mean much to me. They’re beautiful, I enjoy them, they can enhance your life to a certain degree, but they’re ultimately not important.” He furthers his point with how “your connections with other people are important, our connection to the earth…and what I find to be the most beautiful thing in the world now is nature.” Cutting to the chase is something I have personally found admirable in people, he isn’t afraid to address him homosexuality or his reasoning behind his decisions. Why apologize? With such a gift to create and connect with his audiences through a very fluid vision, it’s clear his next film project will take off where his last left off.
His homosexuality is something he has never hidden, having had first hand creative liberties in his advertising it’s even clearer that he is possibly one of the most sexually confident men in our mainstream culture. Being American, it’s very clear that we live in a highly republican, uptight society where religious morals come into play and opinions over the family dinner table can go awry - what you did at school today turns into politics and horrible days at work to how short your daughter’s skirt was on that one date. His vision is clearly stirring a conservative pot here and there, but what’s admirable is that he doesn’t apologize for it - nor should he have to. Ford makes it clear that his visions are never calculated, especially in his womenswear designs. “When I’m making an image of a woman, or dressing a woman - I have a reputation for sex and making a woman sexy, and men as well - but I don’t start out saying, ‘Oh, I’m gonna make this woman look sexy or sexual,” he clarifies. His visions are purely based off of his emotions, which could be viewed as conceptual suicide or genius - in his case, it’s always the latter. “What can I do to make her more beautiful in my eyes?” his a common question he asks himself. He is the master of beautifying men and women, hence why his selected bundle of voluptuous Hollywood muses (Julianne Moore, Beyonce Knowles, Lauren Hutton to name a few) keep coming back for more. Tom Ford keeps your eyes peeled, your lips freshly bit and your eager palms a bit sweaty from anticipation; look out for his collection this Spring 2011.
Interview Magazine’s February 2011 Issue is on stands now.
This collection of underwear comes with “Bulge Enhancing Cups” that can add an extra 2 inches to your frontal package. This “Active Shaping Technology” now comes in anatomically correct shapes to really make it realistic
And what does the end result look like…..Does it actually look real?? Well from this pic I would say “YES” it does!!
So what do you boys think?? Would You be interested in an extra 2 inches?? I will say that I am willing to try it out. I will say I am VERY interested in the ” Bubble Butt Enhancing Technology” Andrew Has come up with as well. I mean I already have a beautiful butt however I wanna be a Kardashian!!
Celebrity stylist, skinny-girl enthusiast and Bravo star, Rachel Zoe has expanded her talents further from her hit QVC line. The pregnant entrepreneur has decided that she has yet to slow down her fast-paced lifestyle, and gave a private viewing for her first line. 70’s flare, exceptionally tailored and surprisingly more affordable than most designer lines, Zoe’s collection is definitely adding some drama; to think, doesn’t her life have enough? According to WWD sources, she let a couple of juicy tidbits about some upcoming projects:
- It’s a BOY!
- She’ll be styling Anne Hathaway for her hosting gig on the Oscars - 8, yes 8(!), changes in total!
- Brad’s replacement: a chicklet named Mandana.
- Skipping February’s fall shows - doctor’s orders.