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Monday, December 20, 2010

Paging Betty Draper to the Runway...

I can't believe it has taken me this long to get into AMC's Mad Men,
but now that I have started watching,
(beginning Season One right after Black Friday and currently starting Season Four)
...I'm HOOKED.

Betty Draper has got to be one of my favorite female lead characters in television now. Not only does January Jones (-future Versace Spring11 Ad Campaign model) portray the 60's depressed housewife perfectly, she started bring back the 60's "open umbrella under the dress" look way before this past Fall season when it was shown again Paris & Milan with Louis Vuitton and Prada.

Slim waists, billowing bottoms and prints, prints, prints...

PRADA, Fall 2010

Louis Vuitton, Fall 2010

That is the other reason I am posting this...it is so sad to me that I am just now picking up on this trend besides the fact I don't know how many times I have passed the ads this season in about 20 fashion editorial magazines.

PRADA Fall 2010 Campaign

Louis Vuitton Fall 2010 Campaign

SO, here it is. The post that I should have posted in September.
The 60's are here for Fall, and now, 70's for Spring!
The 70's revival is so exciting. All about exhilarating colors and prints. (Reds, oranges, deep purples, neons, and animal prints ---LEOPARD), but that post will come later! Enjoy, my post I am ashamed to be posting in late December just as Fall is coming to a close, but I feel is too good to not post!

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Black Swan x RODARTE

Black Swan starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, and also a brief appearance by Winona Ryder (and a VERY brief cameo by Sebastian Stan) has already been nominated for 4 Golden Globes, and the release to the public was only yesterday. The psychological thriller directed by Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Pi) turns, the ABC (American Ballet Company) into a madhouse when the head ballerina is let go and the company's director has a plan to present a fresh face, "Nina", (Portman) to play the infamous role of Swan Queen in his modern version of 'Swan Lake'. I wanted to see the film because it looked amazing and creepy good by way of the juxtaposition of the main stage at Lincoln Center and the mentally unstable mind of Nina.

(Winona Ryder, "Beth")
(White Swan transformation, Black Swan)
(Black and White Swan sketches by Kate Mulleavy)
(Portman, (in what looks like a Rodarte open-knit sweater tank)
(Portman and Rodarte)
(Natalie Portman in Rodarte)

Although, I'm not going to lie, I had my doubts, but my first real kick-start to the theater was when I heard that Rodarte sisters, Kate and Laura Mulleavy were designing the costumes for the film. No surprise, they're amazing, and I'm pretty sure the costumes included all the way down to the arm warmers and even the knitted tank (with the classic Rodarte open knit Alpaca sweater detail) that Natalie Portman is wearing when she first begins to discover her inner "black" self, if I may. Portman has worn Rodarte on many occasions so it didn't take much to transform her into the straight from the runway form she has already.

Black Swan - 3 STARS.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Body Control (Leighton for Missoni) and Au Revoir Carine!

Leighton Meester has been named Missoni's ad campaign model that will run within the next year! All I can imagine is flowing dark brown extensions in amazing classic Missoni prints.

Blake for Chanel and now Leighton for Missoni!!! Ooh La La...XOXO, Fashion Insiders.

EPIC Editor of French Vogue, who brought exposed nipples and artistic black face back to the editorial world, Carine Roitfeld, has announced her resignation from her 10 year reign at the magazine today. Now, where will I get my nipple and black face fix...Anna?

Au Revoir Carine!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Blonde Bombshells for Spring!

First off, I'd like to start by apologizing for my absence for almost an ENTIRE MONTH from StopTalking. I really can't pinpoint a concrete reason other than a lack of news I found worthy of posting or just laziness. Sorry either way! :(

Secondly, THIS. (below)
Yeah, just James being himself, hitting on himself in a mirror. He's just that good.

And now I'll spit out some news I guess...
-Blake Lively is Chanel S11 Handbag Ad Campaign's lucky lady! :) But is it any surprise? I think I recall reading an article where Karl said he "adored" her and I knew something had to happen. Plus all the Paris Haute Couture BFF time with Anna this past summer...
& I've recently become obsessed with MAD MEN, so of course it would only become a matter of time that I become obsessed with January Jones and her
House of Versace-muse-flawlessness.
Donatella has named January the Model for the Versace S11 Ad campaign (!!!YAY!!!)...also not groundbreaking since Donatella and January are attached at the hip and January has been draped in Versace everywhere! Who can forget the already infamous blue Emmy gown. She and Blake both such timeless looks. I guess blonde is in for Spring...also, not a surprise.

UPDATE: (December 18 --- The first images of the campaign have been released. (below).)