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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Is it too soon for a Michael Vick joke?! - A LOOK AT MENSWEAR FW11


"Ten Hut!"
"Let there be light?"
"Who Let the Dogs out?
Bruce Weber for YSL Menswear F11
Gaga for MUGLER Menswear F11


The collection was full of military trends with structure and fit, but also in color. Deep red, white, and black. Also ending with some nice suits, (not shown) which looked like they had actual tailoring done to them. Is Sarah Burton reworking the McQueen suit from 'boxy' to 'fitting'? Either way, a nice change that might do very well for the Menswear business of McQueen. The McQueen abstract textured prints are still working their way into Burton's so far collections, and I'm sure that is exciting to see for all of the followers of the McQueen brand name.


Am I going to have to wear color next Fall? I sure hope so if I could make the pops of color like the looks form this show did. Color blocking at its best. Very simple in fit and color with most all looks including black or white pants, but also a splash of a full-on Salmon suit. The textures of the simple shirts and jackets are a nice touch.

If you know me then you know I love it when fashion and American culture "Americana", pop culture or Iconic figures come together. Hi, Warhol. Bringing 'Coca-Cola' and MICKEY together with a twist to give a modern twist on the hipster American look is genius. The look is smart for style and the brand itself because it gives the look no age...it is relatable to all those who Dolce and Gabbana's market tends to relate to. Can you tell I want that 'Coca-Cola' sweater??


Is it too soon for a Michael Vick joke?? Okay...I'm kidding, but not really. Leather, lettermans, fur, plaid, knee-high-high-tops, and even a dog fight. The Letterman trend is here to stay. The look is very relaxed in fit, but full of attitude in the styling. The thing I love about Riccardo Tisci is that the extremities of his collections whether it is the use of color or an excessive amount of a print such as the FULL-ON leopard print (Spring 2011) or the rottweiler dog fight, it adds character and power. Isn't that what fashion is all about? -Having fun with your personal style?

Bruce Weber shot the Yves Saint Laurent Menswear F11 short film. I mean, what's better than watching a show...watching a short film with vision, a script, director of photography, and nude male models dancing to Marvin Gaye, of course!

Lady Gaga featured her remix from her upcoming album 'Born This Way' for the Thierry Mugler Menswear F11 & Nicola Formichetti's first Menswear show ever.
The short film was released the day after the show on the Mugler website.
The video is an artistic dark dream...full of raw and natural anatomical theme, oh yeah, and head to toe tattoos.

MUGLER Fall/Winter 2011-12 from DEPESHA on Vimeo.

ALL photos from GQ.com

UPDATED on JANUARY 28, 2011.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Kristen Stewart. Proenza SS11 Technicolor Dream in Feb 2011's VOGUE


The editorial, shot by Mario Testino, is also complete with all looks from the SS11 Collection and even features the Proenza boys, Jack and Lazaro themselves.

Kristen has attitude that makes the Proenza tom-boy-naughty-'schoul' girl gone surfer
a reality with this spread.

When I first saw the cover leak, I thought, if she's wearing Proenza...will they be featured?? -because I was reminded of Kate Bosworth's February 2008 cover and spread where they were also featured with the cover girl. Bosworth has become a Proenza house name.

-We can only help for the same for 'KStew' (a quote I thought I would never see...(on VOGUE.com when referring to Stewart).

The editorial also covers Stewart talking about Twilight, 'RPatz', her upcoming role as a teenage lap-dancer, and even Jenny Lewis.

Monday, January 17, 2011




OLIVIA WILDE in MARCHESA. -Marchesa is one of those houses that has that star-studded effect on those who the dress chooses. This happened. Olivia Wilde is already beautiful, and when I saw her in this, I knew it was going to trump every dress I saw after. It looked as if she was levitating down the carpet and it reminds of a star-filled sky.
(-plus I love a Prom/ball sized tulle-d bottom.)

ANNE HATHAWAY in ARMANI PRIVE'. -Anne Hathaway has become a style icon when it comes to her glam appearances at Award shows and her simplistic everyday style. This Armani look complimented both of those sides. From neck to toe covered in rosy champagne beads, she looks has that over-the-top Old Hollywood look.
The open back is my favorite, and the fit is so flattering on her that it looks effortless.

EMMA STONE in CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION. -From a deep red head with a humor and look like no other to a tan blonde red carpet bombshell. The peachy minimal short-sleeve look is PERFECT. The fit is perfect, the color is perfect,...even the hair is perfect. Emma Stone has made her mark as a beautiful young woman.
LEIGHTON MEESTER in BURBERRY. -Classic. Immediately I'm drawn to the shoulders, waist, and slit at the knee. Best known for taking chances with her look, she made a great choice with a classic pattern that fits her without a flaw.

JANUARY JONES in VERSACE. -As the new SS11 Versace campaign spokesmodel, and always looking stunning while doing it, why would she not choose Versace? Full of sex appeal and on trend red, January knows how to stand out without going too far. Channeling Jayne Mansfield, she looks breath-taking and is continuing to prove herself as a red carpet headliner.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS in VALENTINO. -Michelle's look was a favorite of mine. Not necessarily by itself, but on her because it is very much like her style which the Fashion world has come to love. Channeling Mia Farrow in 'Gatsby', the head to toe daises and frill would be perfect for a modern Daisy Buchanan. She even said it was not especially made for her, but with all of the details and adjustments made it might has well been.

HALLE BERRY in NINA RICCI. -I love looks with any sheer black involved and the double slit in front revealing her legs adds to the "it" factor. Halle Berry looks ageless in this and she turned a black dress into a BLACK DRESS that has to be watched.
It fits her perfectly and shows just enough skin.

As much I love watching the red carpet and award shows for the looks throughout...I still get sort of weirded out when I see my favorite grungy male actors who usually have amazing sex-hair get all dressed up.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Kabuki Blackface for V Magazine and SS11 Punk Trend. O.K. by Me!

NICKI MINAJ covers V's January 2011 'Discovery Issue'
and her spread features pieces from the Spring 2011
Collections of Versace, Balmain, and Givenchy.
Being a HUGE BlackFace supporter myself, I could not help
but to post this. In FULL ON KABUKI make-up, she does her part to keep the artistic
black & white/Kabuki performer face alive. Thank You Nicki.

ROONEY MARA covers W's February 2011 'Movie Issue' where stars of 2010 such as Natalie Portman, James Franco (!!!), & Mila Kunis are also interviewed inside. Mara is transformed into her highly anticipated and 2011 American portrayal of 'THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO's', 'Lisbeth Salander'. Styled out in Spring 11 Burberry and SS11 Punk trend style & also with an incognito black bob, Mara is playing up the punk very well.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

'The Andrew Network'

Andrew Garfield covers DETAILS' February 2011 cover....whether it's for his performance in blockbuster of 2010, 'The Social Network' or because he has taken the reigns as the next 'action-hero' as the new 'Spider-Man'. I feel like I should have added him to one of my 2010 Obsession posts because ever since I saw him in 'Imaginarium of Doctor Parnanssus' in January 2010, I have been a fan.

Starring alongside all of this year's leading ladies from Lily Cole, Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, and now Emma Stone in 'Spider-Man' and being the face of 'Band of Outsiders' Fall 2010 Look Book...I am ready for a full-on-action-packed 2011 of Andrew Garfield.