Weekly Commentary on Fashion News from Around the World
The Facekini, the Snowglobe Clutch, looking like a (chic) football player and a sneak peek into the goodies at FNO!
To each his own. Seriously. Fashion can be dictated by religion, history, culture, etc. but in the case of the Chinese, skin color is “en vogue” and as such, has caused a frenzy over facekinis. Read the article to understand why this has become such a huge trend. My suggestion – at least make them all electric blue, so it can look like the Million Blue Man March.
What also may be something to avoid: Thom Browne‘s “youthful” capsule line… unless you’re going for husky (insert sport here) chic.
Another capsule collection to watch out for: Grace Coddington for Balenciaga. The small, pumpkin-colored collection will be debuted (for sale) at Fashion’s Night Out. I honestly, wouldn’t mind snatching up that tote!
And, while we’re on the subject of handbags, The Cut has put together 44 day-to-night handbag styles for fall.
What else you won’t be able to believe your eyes on: David Beckham‘s underwear ads. Take a minute to notice the differences. If this is true, then I suspect an increase in white boxerbrief sales.
Consequently, the statue of Mr. Beckham is also causing quite a stir… amongst the men… who are stripping down to their underwear, to see how they measure up. I wonder how Beckham would fare next to his own statue?
Another male-dominated stir that has since been tamed: riots/camping out for the newest Nike shoe. With the pending release of Lebron X, Nike changed their rules to no longer release a new shoe at midnight. Instead, you will have to wait until 8am. They “THINK this will be prevent SOME people from camping out”. Because nothing makes more sense than waiting until morning..
Move over Kanye West, there’s a new musician/budding clothing designer except for this one has backing from… Coca Cola. Together, will.i.am and the beverage giant are designing an eco-friendly clothing line of recycled materials. This means more of us will be walking around, looking line tin man… with LED lights.
Looking for some one-of-a-kind shopping? On September 24-25, the rest of Brooke Astor‘s estate will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s. Check out what’s for sale here.
Speaking of home goods, Christian Dior has totally revamped their home line. It’s okay, I didn’t know they had one either. Still, I now want to throw garden parties all the time.
Fashion’s Night Out is almost upon us and enticing offerings are pouring out from designers:
1. Philip Lim‘s comic book. If you shop there, you will get a free autographed copy.
3. W Hotel has partnered with Rent the Runway to have “closets” full of clothes in each of their hotels in New York.
.. and to hold that credit card you’ll need? Nab the snow globe clutch! I want! I want! I want!
In useless news: Choupette just celebrated a birthday last week. See what her birthday meal was. Also useless but totally fun to look at – pictures of models when they were kids. Finally, “Word to your (Queen) mother!” There is just something so awesome about this video.
Rant of the day: Kate Upton. I have said time and again that her cleavage looked weird, and that she would be prone to getting heavy (see image here). I fully support average-sized women, supporting consumer goods, and might have possibly been pleased with Sports Illustrated for choosing someone curvy. However, her ditziness offsets any hope for creating a positive message. It still proves my theory on boobs and brains (or lack of) – men aren’t interested in the articles – ever. [Off my soap box.]