30 June 2007

dress id

Is Eve wearing Christopher Kane? Watch it on YouTube, you be the judge, and tell me what you think!

Photo credits Universal Music Group, Style.com

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29 June 2007

the a-z of summer: ghi


Not quite ready for a two-piece? Looking for a throwback to the demure eras of the bathing suit? Just pop off the straps on this Gottex bandeau and you'll be ready to sail on a catamaran.

Gottex one-piece bandeau swimsuit available at HSN, $138


Hand-printed Hermès silk scarves are a renowned part of fashion history, used and worn by icons like Grace Kelly and Jackie O. Tie it as a headscarf to shield your locks from the summer sun.

Pink hand-rolled silk twill scarf available at Hermès, $325

Italia Independent.

When Simon Doonan asked Lapo Elkann to describe his personal style, he replied, "One word: being real to yourself." Rock the green Niro!

Niro Verde Verde available at Italia Independent, €297

Photo credits (top-bottom) HSN, Hermès, Italia Independent

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26 June 2007

in the nick of time

As Eddie Klint (DNA) makes his exit, Rogier Bosschaart (VNY), Mikhail Severe (NY Models), Rory Greer (NY Models) and Nick Snider (VNY) debut as the new faces of Prada.

He's back to bleached blonde. Man, isn't Nick such an absolute standout? Show some love to his YouTube channel!

Photo credit VNY

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25 June 2007

the a-z of summer: def

Derek Lam.

Forget that Michelle Williams wore this to the CFDA Awards. Yep, she stole your thunder. And yes, you wear it better than Coco Rocha on the runway. Lightyears better than Mariya Markina in the picture on the left. The band dress is reimagined by Derek Lam, not in Hervé Léger's style, but in a vision of his own. Turquoise, black, and chestnut compliment the fairest of the fair-skinned to the darkest skin tones.

SS07 Derek Lam available at Bergdorf Goodman, $1,395

Emanuel Ungaro.

I love Peter Dundas. This shoe is part dominatrix and part demure. The strip of pink on the inside of the heel smartly befits the black leather.

SS07 Emanuel Ungaro available at:
792 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022


Open-air markets in Florence are a fixture in the city. Besides shopping, you can also visit the Bargello Palace and the Ponte Vecchio. If you're looking for a breathtaking view, climb up the Campanile overlooking the Duomo and the rest of the city.

Book Alitalia flight AZ 607 by July 1 from Newark to Milan (and connect to Florence). Automatically save from 15 to 25% off select published fares.

Photo credits (top-bottom) Bergdorf Goodman, Emanuel Ungaro, Dingcai Cao

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24 June 2007

the a-z of summer: abc

Antonio Berardi.

Model Natasha Poly looks evening-party-ready in Antonio Berardi's minidress. With damp tresses post beach swim and a healthy tan, this Perm, Russia native could easily pass for a Brazilian belle.

SS07 Antonio Berardi available at:
Niccolò Showroom
499 Seventh Avenue

South Tower, Floor 24
New York, NY 10018


What looks like a cross between a gladiator sandal and a huarache combines charge and courtliness. Own that added height and take advantage of its radiant appeal.

Balenciaga white leather gladiator wedges available at Bluefly, $468

Cayman Islands.

There is nothing as inviting as a Caribbean summer. If you'd rather order room service than go horseback riding, don't worry, there is a Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman.

Rates range from $449-3,850 per night. Reserve now.

Photo credits (top-bottom) Style.com, Bluefly, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman

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23 June 2007

paging katie ford

What's going on with their YouTube channel?

It looks like a startup agency's profile. I only recognize Chanel Iman and um, Bre Scullark.

Ford of today does not have the same distinction that it had in the days of Eileen Ford and her girls back then, the likes of Ali MacGraw, Lauren Hutton, Jean Shrimpton, and Cheryl Tiegs.

Ajuma Nasenyana, Camilla Finn, Chanel Iman, Flavia De Oliveira, and Nataliya Gotsii are the few visible Ford girls left. It seems like the agency is stagnating.

So why is it that Ford models fly the coop?

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22 June 2007


Sickeningly gross weather in SoCal. Ugh. I would love to fly to Australia right about now. Oh, did not get the Teen Vogue summer internship! Boo-hoo. I'm guessing it's a pretty college freshman girl originally from Maryland who scored the big prize. JK.

Anyway, witness Darla Baker stroll through the streets of Paris!


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Photo credit Nylon

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18 June 2007

je suis de retour!

Pretty Stam parades in perfect Prada!

Updates will not be as frequent but after a long and trying semester, I'll be posting again at least once a week.

Summer will also be busy, but the fun kind of busy!

Photo credit Vogue Nippon

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