i die!

i was eating with friends and staring blankly at the tv screen as linsanity reached the lakers.  as the game breaked for a commercial, i saw the back of his head and the words “adrien brody!” came sputtering out of my mouth along with pizza bits.

for me, what could be better than a stylish adrien brody starring in a commercial?  well, if he used the razor to shave off all his facial hair for one thing.  but no, that’s not what i meant–andre 3000!  a commercial featuring 3 stylish men and 2 of them are my heartthrobs??  #idie!!!  gael’s not bad either, haha.

 

um, one of my favorite commercials now?  OH YES.

ok, i haven’t watched these videos of them talking about style yet but you can bet your ass that i will!

 

 

 

#endswooning

and now i love prada even more

because they had my #1 heartthrob (after boyfriend, of course) walk their fall/winter 2012 menswear show!  and also with other cutie, garrett hedlund!  other notable celebrities that walked include gary oldman (woo hoo!), willem dafoe, emile hirsch, jamie bell, and timothy roth.  i don’t think brody looks that great in the show…reminds me of his manolete character or a beatle, but i support him, nonetheless.  better he walk in a major fashion show than make another crappy movie i force boyfriend to watch with me, amiright?

gary oldman leading the pack, followed by adrien brody

adrien brody and timothy roth

i think garrett hedlund stole the show for me though.  not exactly professional but he’s so cute; he looks like he’s having so much fun.

emile hirsch followed by a happy garrett hedlund

if you care about the clothes (because i only care about the eye candy), check out the new york timescoverage.  and for more photos of the actors, check out the pursuitist.

missoni for target lookbook preview live

pieces i like from the preview:

to see the rest of the lookbook preview, check out the post from all the way up here, which is apparently the official outlet for all missoni for target news.

i’m definitely going to get some scarves and that loopy pillow.

banana republic’s complete mad men collection

starting august 11th, banana republic stores in north america and online will be carrying the mad men capsule collection created by the show’s costume designer, janie bryant.  but banana republic facebook fans can order from the collection one day earlier on august 10th.

the collection was supposed to coincide with the long-awaited return of mad men the television show on amc and even though the season premiere has been pushed back to next year, the 65-piece line for men and women is coming out anyway.

the women’s collection features trench coats, high-waisted skirts, 60’s-style dresses, and leopard print pumps; while the men’s collection includes everything from suits and pocket squares to money clips and knitted sweaters.

as much as i enjoy the 60’s style and mad men, i’m a little under whelmed with the line…what do you think?  although i think i have to have the pussy-bow blouse because it looks a lot like the mango one i’ve been wanting since i saw it worn by olivia palermo:

i actually love everything about this outfit and love her style.

nicola formichetti’s newest muse: nomi ruiz of jessica 6

** WARNING: video nsfw **

nicola formichetti, the mind behind mugler, who is known for transforming relative unknowns into stars (rico, and to some degree lady gaga) has found his latest muse: nomi ruiz, a transgender singer from brooklyn.

nomi ruiz

in the latest mugler men’s campaign video, she can be spotted vamping on the bed in the bondage scene.

i first knew of nomi from her contributions to hercules & love affair’s debut album, which i loved and the only album i like of theirs really.  helping to form the hercules & love affair, led to the formation of her current band, jessica 6.  jessica 6 not only did part of the music for the above video, they also did the soundtrack for the show.  formichetti also styled nomi for a spread in the forthcoming issue of v magazine

versace for h&m preview

the highlight of yesterday’s versace men’s show at milan men’s fashion week actually had nothing to do with the men–it was donatella versace herself, taking a bow, in a versace x h&m dress.

this may come as a surprise, since she has previously stated in a 2008 new york magazine interview, that although she respects other big designers for collaborating with mass market chains to create an affordable line, that she wouldn’t do one herself, “because i work very hard to put the versace line in the luxury section.  i think to put the versace line in h&m would confuse the brand.”  perhaps, to avoid the confusion, it’s being billed as “the iconic collection” rather than a diffusion line.  this will go nicely with the deal versace struck with lady gaga, winner of the cfda’s 2011 fashion icon, to wear only versace in the next several months.

when asked about the collaboration,  donatella said, “I am thrilled to be collaborating with H&M and to have the opportunity of reaching its wide audience.  The collection will be quintessential Versace, perfect for H&M and Versace fans everywhere.”

“Versace is one of the most important brands of recent times and their collection for H&M will be glamorous and flamboyant – everything Versace stands for. Donatella Versace is sharing with us iconic designs from the archives. This is such a celebratory collaboration and is perfect for the festive season,” says margareta van den bosch, creative advisor at h&m.

donatella will raid the archives of the fashion house that was originally started by her brother gianni in 1978 and reinterpret the designs for today.

the collection will roll out first on november 17th (in 300 stores & online) with women’s (around 40 pieces), men’s (around 20), and home collections.  followed by a pre-spring collection on january 19th exclusively in countries with h&m online sales (austria, denmark, finland, germany, holland, norway, sweden, and the uk).

per the h&m press release:  “The womenswear collection will be dominated by dresses that express the spirit of the [awards] season, featuring studded leather, silk and colorful prints, and accessories including high heels and costume jewelry. The men’s collection will focus on sharp tailoring, including the perfect tuxedo, as well as belts and jewelry for men. For the first time in a designer collaboration at H&M, the collection will include homeware pieces including pillows and bedspread.”