1) An update from the Vera Wang Shanghai post from last time
- There was a press release indicating the company was “reviewing our policy“
- The fee was then abolished
- However, other bridal boutiques have been known to do this as well in Shanghai
- This story kind of blew-up and shed some light on Shanghai shopping practices, making me curious about other international shopping practices
2) Beyonce covers British Vogue
- This pose reminds me of her pre-Superbowl GQ shoot, non?
- I do like the outfit
- But the pose is too midriff-y
3) Cate Blanchett will be the face of an Armani perfume
- Yay, I support this!
- She also is a brand ambassador for SK-II skincare, which is really smart as she probably gets it for free
- Hopefully Cate does not go endorsement-crazy, but I doubt she will
1) Vera Wang is reportedly charging a fee for patrons to try-on wedding dresses
- I really hope this sways Chinese consumers to support local designers
- China loves foreign brands, and with all this talk of wooing Chinese consumers, you’d think there’d be some actual wooing
2) It’s Lakme Fashion Week in India!
- Masaba Gupta is the ultimate queen of prints
- I am however not a fan of roping in Bollywood actors to walk the ramps, keep that to the professionals, please
3) Toronto Fashion Week wrapped up too
- Am not a fan of the official moniker: World MasterCard Fashion Week (WMCFW)
- My fav Sunny Fong presented a more toned-down line for VAWK
- His work always makes me nostalgic for Project Runway Canada, hosted by Iman, yes, IMAN!
1) Ok, let’s break-down the Anne Hathaway dress fiasco:
- According to a tweet before the Oscars: Valentino sends out a press release revealing who is wearing the brand on the Oscar red carpet, with Anne Hathaway on the list
- Anne Hathaway shows up in a Prada dress, and it is despised by a lot of people, and lands on some “Worst-Dressed” lists
- Her nipples cause a stir on Twitter and get their own account
- It is revealed that the Prada dress was a last minute find by Rachel Zoe and she planned to wear Valentino originally
- She issues a public apology
2) Fan Bingbing attended the Oscars in Marchesa
- Aishwarya Rai attended in 2010, maybe they’re trying to boost foreign interest
- But, maybe increase the foreign film category to 10 films then?
- I don’t know if she actually went into the Kodak Theater to watch, or just walked the carpet
3) In non-Oscar news, Tilda Swinton will head a Chanel campaign
- It is for the Paris-Edimbourg collection
- Not a surprise, Tilda Swinton is the Queen of Scots, at least my Queen of Scots
- Loved her Pringle of Scotland campaign
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1) The rise of the lower priced line:
- Zac Posen is launching Zac Zac Posen, a mid-priced line really
- Oscar de la Renta is developing such a line for The Outnet
- Prabal Gurung for Target launches tomorrow
- My initial impression of lower priced lines was “Huzzah, I can be chic too!”
- But will the novelty end soon?
2) New York Fashion Week has commenced!
3) Montreal Fashion Week just wrapped up
- It wants to branch out globally
- I’m surprised that major Canadian retailers that are based in Montreal, like Aldo and Jacob, don’t have more of a presence here
1) Michelle Obama is covering Vogue again in 2013
- Not a surprise, Anna Wintour is very much pro-Obama (henceforth known as PrObama!)
- I don’t recall Carla Bruni being on many covers during Sarkozy’s time in office in France
2) Katie Holmes is now the face of (or hair of?) haircare brand Alterna
- That is in addition to her being the face of Bobbi Brown, and having her own clothing line, Holmes & Yang
- Dang, girl is hustlin’ post divorce
3) Tia Cibani is back designing for Ports 1961
- I’m happy to see this Canadian, or somewhat Canadian, label garner some attention
- It is known for it’s very small advertising budget, and reluctance to provide celebrities with free clothes (oh snap Hollywood)
4) Natalia Vodianova for Stella McCartney Spring 2013
- Love the Supernova! That is all.
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1) Elle brings you Prabal Gurung’s Target collection
- There are a lot of dresses, I’m not into dresses
- The line is quite print heavy, a la Peter Pilotto or Mary Katrantzou
- I kind of have print fatigue
- I do love Prabal Gurung though
2) Ralph Lauren had a show at Highclere Castle
- Highclere Castle=Downton Abbey!!
- He also sponsors the show
- His Fall 2012 show was quite Downton-inspired, more specifically, Lady Edith-inspired
- I want to go to there
3) Glamour has a 2013 Critic’s Choice Awards Fashion round-up
- Am disappointed with wardrobe choices. All of them.
- That is all.
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1) Fei Fei Sun covers Vogue Italia
- I’m surprised this is the first time an Asian model as covered the magazine
- Vogue Italia is known to be ground-breaking, but the Asian catwalk invasion has been happening for a while now
2) Tsanna Latouche modelling for Nordstrom
- She is an up-and-coming Canadian model
- She has potential and I bet she’ll be a Victoria Secret angel soon
- Love that Calvin Klein dress
3) The case for kitten heels
- I love kitten heels, but am aware of the hate they get
- As a taller person, I appreciate not having to teeter around everywhere