Lady Gaga’s Rolling Stone, Elle and Cosmo covers were all best-sellers, which helped increase magazine sales. So it is no surprise that she will grace the March cover of US Vogue. Wearing Haider Ackermann with bleached brows and a pink wig, Clara Bow style… she is sure to continue to boost magazine sales.
This year’s big fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala will celebrate the genius work of one of my favorite designers, the late Alexander McQueen.
The Met Art director Thomas P. Campbell and Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton announced the upcoming exhibition, “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” this morning in London. McQueen’s successor, Sarah Burton and Stella McCartney will be co-chairing this year’s event, which will feature creations chosen from each of McQueen’s collections from Nihilism (1994) to his posthumous collection Angels & Demons (2010).
The exhibit runs from May 4th until July 31st.
Meanwhile, here’s a peek of some of my favorites:
Go to Vogue.com to see the entire slideshow.
Fleet Ilya Slim Cutout Belt
Fleet Ilya Slim Layered Loop Satchel
Fleet Ilya Large Layered Tote
Fleet Ilya Cut-Out Waist Cincher
Fleet Ilya Racer Back Harness Belt
Fleet Ilya Flat Layered Tote
Fleet Ilya Studded Waist Cincher
I’ve always loved Fleet Ilya’s leather mastery, which is on full display with his Spring 2011 collection. Striking a lighter note with an introduction of colors from peppermint green to a vibrant coral, they contrast beautifully with the angular dominating silhouettes of the harness, belts and bags. Shall I take a walk on the tacky side and paint my nails a matching peppermint color? Now I just need to decide which belt and bag to go with the nails.
80’s New Wave band, Depeche Mode must rank as one of the most enduring acts in modern music. Even now as their new albums rarely stir the charts the British band still manages to tour the world to sold out shows filled with screaming fans. With a mind to uncover exactly what inspires such unflinching devotion, two L.A. filmmakers Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams have put together a new documentary, focusing on some of the eccentric characters of extreme Depeche Mode fandom.
“Other people go to the gym, our hobby is Depeche Mode.”
B L V C K E Y E Presents
A Five-Part Film Series
Our Hobby is Depeche Mode: A film about Depeche Mode fans
directed by Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
film starts: 7:30 pm
Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York
20 West 29th Street
This is a free event
Last night the Museum at FIT hosted Tokyo Fashion Festa NY, which included a Cosplay fashion show featuring costumes inspired by favorite characters from manga and anime followed by a make-up demonstration on applying your own cosplay and subcultural looks like “Gothic Lolita”. After the event, there was a tea party reception where you could pick up your complimentary tube of paint-on fake eyelashes.
Japanese pop culture as interpreted through manga, anime or videogames has increasingly been influencing fashion designers and artists. Cosplay (costume play) is not a subversive street style but rather more likened to Halloween dress up as popular characters from manga (comic books), anime (animated films), or video games. It may sound like a limited subgroup but interest seems to be growing not only in Japan but also in the US.
Some people have a weakness for jewelry, others prefer lingerie or a romantic dinner… I love vintage french erotica. Here are some of my favorites.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Fiorentini & Baker SoHo NY store on 54 Mercer St
Girl on street wearing Fiorentini & Baker boots