>> Hey Lauren Weisberger, Jr. -- this is your chance. Gawker says Anna Wintour is looking for a new assistant. Well, what are you waiting for -- fine-tune that CV and get it in to Conde Nast. If nothing else, maybe you could get a movie deal out of your interview experience!
Posts for November 19th 2006
>> They had a starring role in Risky Business and Andy Warhol's self-portrait. It seems the oversized sunglasses are on their death throes and Ray-Ban Wayfarers are poised to take their place. Ray-Ban just recently relaunched the silhouette for sale in Europe this month and in the US in January in black, tortoise, white and black. They've already been spotted perched atop the noses of your favorite hipster candidates Mary Kate Olsen and Cory Kennedy, among others. I have to admit, I kind of like the shape for their hipster appeal.
>> Hollywood starlets have already swept two of the big campaigns for next spring -- and the announcements are just beginning. Lindsay Lohan still hasn't gotten to be the face of Louis Vuitton like she wanted this fall, but she does get to front Miu Miu's spring campaign, shot by Mert & Marcus. I'm sure many of you are groaning right about now, but I am honestly excited to see what Miuccia will do with La Lohan. Yes, it could be very bad, but let's not go there.
Lindsay may not be able to pull through a LV campaign, but Scarlett Johansson sure seems to be able to -- she is repeating her 2004 appearance as LV cover girl for this spring.
>> Happy Holidays to you from American Vogue -- they've rallied and given you the best editorial I've seen from them in a while for their December 2006 issue -- "Garden of Delights," featuring Gemma, Sasha, Caroline Trentini, and Karen Elson shot by Steven Meisel. I'm really feeling the gamine dark hair and kohl-rimmed eyes that feature on all the models -- like I have been saying a lot recently, the twentiesy excess has really been rolling around in my head.
These three are my favorite shots: portraits of Gemma and Sasha each with beautiful floral headpieces by the talented Stephen Jones. And I love the melange of monochromatic green textures between the Dior Couture dresses, grass, and leaves.
Enjoy the flowers while they're fresh -- we'll be experiencing a floral explosion all over the pages of magazines come spring. The rest of the editorial can be seen here.
>> Nor do tomatoes and apples, as Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston, 21, found out. Miss Reston tragically passed away last Tuesday as a result of complications due to anorexia and bulimia. She is the second model to die this year of anorexia -- Luisel Ramos, 22, died in August after subsisting on lettuce leaves and Diet Coke for three months.
Miss Reston was going travel to work in France right before she was hospitalized -- at 5'7" and 88 lbs.
Perhaps with the resurgence of the nineties the glamazon model look will experience a resurgence as well. It seems like Alexander McQueen might be hoping so, judging from his new luggage line.