Post 16

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

Post 15

1) Vera Wang is reportedly charging a fee for patrons to try-on wedding dresses

  • This.Is.Awful.
  • 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!


Post 14

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

Post 13

1) The rise of the lower priced line:

  1. Zac Posen is launching Zac Zac Posen, a mid-priced line really
  2. Oscar de la Renta is developing such a line for The Outnet
  3. 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


Post 12

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.

Post 11

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.

Post 10

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