Friday, December 19, 2008

White Meat Only

This is a preview of Prada's fall campaign. We love the use of all newer girls... but where is the flavor here. Isn't the white-only thing getting boring. says that Prada enlisted "the season's most prominent fresh faces," and apparently fresh= white (and generic). 

What about these faces? 

Not fresh enough?
Too distracting?
Does it ruin your utterly boring, crinkled-up, derivative, 'cavegirl' chic Ms. Prada?

I am so over it...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

MOVE // Left Arm

Jump! Skirt! Gold! Print! Ruffled edges!

Hunch Of The Day // Turlington Tip

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Boyfriend of the Day


Love a well-placed tattoo... 

Hallowed Be Thy Mane / Agape and Aglow

Shapes // Tush Magazine

Have you checked out Tush Magazine? You should:
Count on the Germans for a muscular presentation of tough semi-military shapes for men.
Invasion chic? That's so USA.

MOVE // Geriatric Jump!

Clumsily strum the guitar! Sunglasses! Face! Boot!

Vogue-Akimbo // Smile

Here is the latest cover of American Vogue with fresh-faced Anne Hathaway and her pencil brows looking nicely windswept:

I like this cover because it's pretty but isn't Vogue a fashion magazine at the end of the day? It looks like she's wearing a halter prom gown; it might be a pretty look but how are we to know? Readers love face time but that should remain the specialty of other beauty bibles like Allure. Give us a fashion shot! Show us some leg, a six-foot train! Drama!

Hunch Of The Day // Brush Mush

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

French Vogue: Month Of The Day // Teddy on Teddy

Hallowed Be Thy Mane (and Agape Mouth) / The Fiery Fangs of Reinvention

The picture is amazing, but let us pose some questions to ponder about the much discussed red hair - 

Fabulous or flat? (I think she looks fab, but to me it's not about the hair but that little rat face of hers... so perfect) 

How much did Grace Coddington pay her for going flaming red?

Does Coco need a reinvention already?

Is she trying to be the new Aggy - the hair chameleon? Maggie Rizer? 

Does it age her a little?

Is 'standing out' the new 'blending in'?

Does anyone really do red better than Ms. Elson (the fiercest fire crotch ever)? 

I mean Vogue says it best - Glorious...

Inspiration-Akimbo // Beyonce in American Elle

Remember when Akimbo pondered Beyonce's sudden interest in Gareth Pugh and all things golden and gloved? With the January issue of Elle (which is French for "uninspired," if you didn't know), all is revealed: Beyonce posing in a hot Pugh bodysuit with "edgy" eye makeup.

The spread was so avant garde (which is French for "narcolepsy," if you didn't know) it also included this really insane shot:

Is she leaving? ON AIR? Why not pop out a boob while you're at it?

Hunch Of The Day // Marilyn Mimic

Oh hi...

'Sasha! Don't let go'

'I won't.'

'Do you swear it? Would you swear it?'

'I swear.'

'If you let go I'll fall. This python bag will go with me.'

'I know. I'll never let go Kate.'

'I love you.'

'I love you too.'

'I wish I could sit spread eagle with you on the edge of this bench forever'

'In our hearts... forever.' 

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Just-'Cause Akimbo // Cate

I love this because she's fucking with us. I love it obviously because it's sparkly but then she has the nude body suit sucking it in and smooshing her breasts together and UP. Plus I'm not really sure about the hair and makeup. I love an exaggerated shape, and the allusion to a Marie Antoinette hip, but I'm not really sure about the capped sleeve and the teeny "popped collar."


Hunch Of The Day // Stoopin' Single Lady

Pre-Fall // Oscar de la Renta

Mr. Oscar went tough and tinny with his shapes and palette the other day when he showed his pre-Fall collection, a demi-season once confined to showrooms and editor presentations. But everyone's doing shows now -- even Resort has turned into a big to-do -- and one of the best was de la Renta.

His typical and steadfast lady looked determined, an understandable "don't-mess-with-me" mentality given the state of the world, wearing concrete greys, tough blacks that shone, demure knee lengths and those little riding hats we've loved since Balenciaga reminded us of cheval chic.

LOVED all the metallic, especially the dulled silver detailing. Hot boots, sexy trompe l'oeil sparkly dresses, and some quirky colors made right had a shimmer; he's thinking of Condoleeza Rice, and Hillary better get into it.

A few knee-length dresses strayed in shag territory, and occasionally too far -- referencing
Chewbacca is a fashion no-no for most -- but the more muted hues were fun and lunch-at-Pastis appropriate.
Oh Oscar. How you do a print. Fun, bold, a little edgy. A few giant pansies. And the colors are bright. All in all, for a look into the Oscar psyche, and a mid-season peek at that, it was fun, timely and gorgeous.

Icon of the Week: Blanche Marie Elizabeth Hollingsworth Devereaux

The Human Mattress
Bed-hopper, tail-chaser, biggest slut in town
No party's complete unless Blanche is around
Big jewelry and sequins, gaudy, tacky, chic
The butt of every joke, but the last laugh is yours to keep

Hallowed Be Thy Mane / Stick It!

Mouthed and Agape / Gaping in Red

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Icon of the Week: Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak Hollingsworth

Oh she, of the cowl neck and slouchy boot
Drop waist and Chanel doorknockers
Shady Pines, Ma! She bellows
Clutching her fist, twiddling her finger
Maestro, how about a little OCTANE!
Octane, octane, we all need some octane

MOVE // Hallway!

Stone-faced! Former baby-faced! Slick-back! Tiles!

Hunch Of The Day // Clasped Clamp

Monday, December 8, 2008

Boyfriend of the Day

Julian Gonzalez / RED

Words fail me. 

Cinematically the Waist

Clueless, 1995
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Costumes by:Mona May
Directed by: Amy Heckerling

When it comes to cultural touchstones of the 90s, there's Clueless, and then there's everything else. Besides adding a handful of colorful and sassy terms to our lexicon, the film also introduced us to several new faces that would become vaguely familiar throughout the years.

Oh, look at Brittany Murphy, with her old face, old hair and old weight. Memories! And those outfits. The 90s were an interesting time for fashion; an eclectic mix of body-consciousness, electric neon coloring and the undeniable influences of grunge and hip hop, which permeated the decade. And Clueless hits on everything, even name-dropping Azzedine Alaia.
In 1995, there were no cooler bitches than Cher Horowitz and Dionne Davenport, and they continue to be incomparably fierce, even if their real-life counterparts...well...we liked you in Beauty Shop, Alicia!

Icon of the Week: Thank You for Being A Friend

From left: Dorothy Zbornak, Blanche Devereaux, Sophia Petrillo and Rose Nylund

Oh hi...

Dahlings. What are you doing, can't you see I'm in the middle of casually being nibbled upon are you again, Dahling? Oh, like it matters, just remember, you breaks it you boughts it and this half of my face costs more than your fucking apartment, Sweetie. Then again, I survived the 80s, Donald Trump and this hair cut for as long as I have, so you could set off dynamite on my cheekbones and I'd probably feel only a tickle...All right, Jeeves, the paparazzi are gone, you can put your hat back on and pull the car around. I feel like some Quiznos....

Hunch Of The Day // Mimosa Mope

who dat