models + dance central for lanvin campaign? um. awesome!

 

i love this dorky video for lanvin’s fall 2011 campaign by steven meisel showing models raquel zimmermann and karen elson dancing to pitbull’s “i know you want me (calle ocho)”…i’m also pretty sure that the choreography’s the same as the one from the xbox 360 kinect game dance central.  and one of the best parts is that alber elbaz makes a cameo himself at the end.  also, seeing these gorgeous models look pretty silly while they’re dancing does give the ego a boost.

on a different lanvin tangent–loving these lanvin wedges cameron diaz wore to the mtv movie awards back in june:

taunted only a day later

first lea michelle, now this chinese vogue cover.  the dress on the right is new to me–i want them all!

this is the newly-released cover for the oh-so-important september issue, graced by chinese models du juan, sui he, fei fei sun, liu wen, ming xi and shu pei

i wish i had the confidence to pull this off

i’m so in love with these outfits from the gucci fall 2011 runway collection!

but alas, i am no model…

not that i can even afford it, but why isn’t ready-to-wear ever as breath-taking as runway?!

and all those darn celebrities flaunting it in front of me!

the man repeller tells me i can…

…but i just don’t have confidence to strut around in something so revealing.  i still want though.

high fashion meets high art in christian louboutin’s fall 2011 look book

i’m loving (and geeking out over) christian louboutin’s fall 2011 lookbook!!  this lookbook, which is photographed by peter lippman, is inspired by classic portraiture style and features recreations of iconic paintings.

art history is one of the few classes i got an a+ in college so i’m pretty stoked.

** WARNING: the last image is nsfw **

christian louboutin's toostie bootie

james mcneal whistler's "arrangement in black & grey: the artist's mother" (better known as "whistler's mother")

christian louboutin's puck

georges de la tour's "magdalene and the flame"

christian louboutin's pigalle plato, gold strass & spikes, & catalina clutch

francois clouet's "elisabeth of austria"

christian louboutin's 8 mignons, amethyst suede

francisco de zurbaran's "santa dorotea"

christian louboutin's halte

jean baptiste-camille corot's "portrait of a girl"

christian louboutin's griffon artemis day bag

jean-marc nattier's "marquise d'antin"

christian louboutin's balda bootie

marie-guilleme benoit's "portrait d’une negresse"

and some of my personal favorites from his a/w 2011 collection:

alex lion paw pump

really liking the 1en8 in…

lace

houndstooth

strass

tweed

which material do you like most?  having a hard time deciding.  i think i like lace the most…but i already have lace shoes.

LOVING this:

markesling

midnight in paris

not sure how i feel about the cape part…but this red lace dress from marchesa fall 2011 is pretty stunning.

rachel mcadams at the midnight in paris premiere, cannes festival

target x missoni

hello my (few) readers! sorry i’ve been mia…i was in chicago and nyc for the past week and a half (more updates on that later).

i feel like i post a lot about target’s go collection/designer collabs, and i swear i generally don’t care that much…but this one’s pretty big news.

the missoni and target collaboration will be the biggest one for target yet–with 400+ items, including women’s/men’s/kids’ clothing, bedding, dinner ware, and beyond.   it’ll be available in the fall, from september 13th through october 22nd.

i’m not really a big fan of missoni but maybe i’ll pick up a scarf.

burberry in beijing

i’m a huge fan of christopher bailey’s.  i think he’s doing amazing things to make burberry relevant again with fashion-forward designs that are still appealing to the mass market.  and now i love him even more.

burberry presented last night in beijing, china for their fall 2011 collection.  this is the fashion house’s first event in china in 10 years.  china’s going to be a huge market for luxury goods in the near future as the middle class continues to grow (along with their disposable income) and as they start to spend more (i remember reading somewhere that the the average chinese person saves about 80%, or some high number, of their paycheck as compared to the average american, who saves 0%/negative).

the show incorporated virtual image technologies: holograms, projections, and animations to give the illusion of models disappearing, changing outfits/looks, or transforming into snow clouds.

christopher bailey is a strong proponent of pushing the envelope with technology and said yesterday morning:

“I love the vehicle of technology. I love using it as a platform in which to communicate the ideas, the attitude, the spirit of the company. Sometimes as an industry, perhaps we think it is not a legitimate channel in which to speak to people. I just don’t really agree with it. Fashion is supposed to be about making things relevant. Yes, it is luxury. Yes, it is aspiration. Yes, it is supposed to be inspiring. But I think there is nothing more inspiring than talking digitally, because you can get attitude, you can get music, you can get sound, you can get video and movement. You can actually articulate so much of your brand using this medium.”

highlights from the show are in this video:

gucci fall 2011 strikes up my disco fever

i’m not a big fan of gucci, but oh man, the runway collection that was unveiled at milan fashion week is giving me goosebumps and shivers (no, i’m not even joking).  the 70’s are back in fashion and frida giannini is taking disco glam to the next level.  the 70’s motif is looking luxe and not at all cheesy or dated.  i love me some fur…and oh was there fur.  combined with rich jewel tones and a dash of skintight leather–i’m in love.

:: following photos from the sartorialist ::

:: following photos from fashionologie ::

i don’t think i’ve been this excited about a runway collection since christopher bailey’s spring 2010 collection for burberry prorsum.

just because it’s fall/winter doesn’t mean you can’t have some color.  gucci proved that with its well-received collection, saturated with color.  i love the tailored cuts,  flowing fabrics, and silhouettes.  i’ve been wanting some wide-leg trousers for a while…now i feel a sense of urgency.  well done, frida…well done indeed.