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Posts for August 13th 2008
Interesting. What you see here is Katie Holmes in a navy leather bodice halter dress she wore to the Tropic Thunder premiere. But did you see who designed it? Holmes Yang. We've known Katie's style evolution is largely thanks to stylist Jeanne Yang, and the two are clearly taking their relationship to the next level.
What do you think? I have to say my eyes go to those caged shoes rather than the dress. Navy isn't my favorite on the red carpet, even though the leather banded bodice spices it up. Apparently there's no collection in the works, so we'll just have to keep an eye out for some more Holmes Yang modeled by you-know-who. Thoughts?
If you're a nature lover, check out the whimsical designs of Jennifer Sarkilahti, dubbed Odette New York. Taking inspiration from the flora and fauna around her, Jennifer creates a unique line of necklaces and earrings. In addition to the svelte snake are an abundance of bunnies, monkeys, birds, and other cute creatures made from sterling silver and solid gold.
You may not realize this, but making quality jewels is a lot of work. Jennifer's designs are all made from an intricate process requiring her to hand sketch everything, create a wax mold from the sketch, cast the metals, and polish the final pieces. Sounds like a lot of work, but well worth it!
To see more Odette New York designs, read more
Lanvin took a tale from the dark side for their Fall campaign. I have to say, this is simply too dark. The Spring campaign was just as creepy chic, but bubbled with the jewel hued dresses we have now seen oodles of times. With the similar dark backdrop, the black clothes blend right in. Bummer, the serious but sexy clothes are hard to see. I love the Liya and Raquel duo, though. They look as if they are strutting through some dark forest, but that's about it.
I recently had a long day of wine tasting in Napa Valley, got home around 7 p.m., and had to get ready to go back out again. As fun as a social life is, it can be exhausting and challenging.
Challenging, in the closet arena. I definitely have some go-to items for lazy Sundays — jeans, moccasins, cardigans — but a Friday night on the town? So I grabbed my black Corey Lynn Calter maxi dress, threw on tons of jewelry, a vintage clutch, a light-washed jean jacket (to dress the look down), and called it a night. And yes, I felt quite Fab.
This black disco dress, size small ($34), can also do the LBDisco. You don't have to be an expert to learn these moves. Plus, if you're not so sure about loud print maxi dresses, this caters to the trend in a more subtle way.
UPDATE: Thakoon's collection for Target will launch on Christmas day, Dec. 25 — thanks Santa!
We have confirmation: Next up for GO International is Thakoon! I know what you're thinking, what happened to the McQueen possibility? Alas, it was a rumor. It happens. But sometimes rumors are true — every Pop reader knows this. In the meantime, the ruggedly feminine Thakoon Panichgul will bring us his designs on a dollar come December, just in time for the holidays. Merry Thakoon!
Nina Garcia is proving to be quite the authority on penning style. The Elle fashion director turned Marie Claire fashion director and Project Runway judge is also a Fab favorite — remember she answered all your burning fashion questions a while back? With her surely busy schedule, and following her first book, Nina has released The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own ($15), available for preorder. Like her first book, Ruben Toledo illustrations accompany witty and exact writing. Unlike her first book, it's silver, denser, and yours truly is featured on page 29! How exciting is that? (Thanks, Nina)I've given it a good flip through and I already own many of her 100 suggested items to style salvation. Phew — knowing Nina she would have convinced me to get all 100. But what's cool is, even though I own a monokini, I did not know the Vatican denounced it in 1964. And these are the sort of fashion nuggets Nina shares. Make sure to add this one to your Summer reading list, stat.
Selita Ebanks doesn't mind posing for the camera. Sporting her cropped do, the model looked fresh and fantastic in NYC during a visit to The Tyra Banks Show to celebrate the first all-black model issue of Vogue Italia. It looks like walking down the runway has perfected her art of styling. I like how she wrapped a brown belt around her cuffed Smythe boyfriend blazer and spiced things up with those colorful cut-out heels. One word describes this look: Fab!
As the model health issue turns, it has been announced that a model health certificate for London Fashion Week is “an unworkable solution,” according to Hilary Riva, chief executive of the British Fashion Council. What is further disappointing, “From our conversations with our international counterparts in New York, Milan and Paris it has become clear that they do not recognize the need for an international health certificate.”
The BFC already banned models under 16 from walking the London shows and requires the shows to have healthy backstage environments. Also, the BFC is developing a website that will have advice for models and aspiring models, with links to sites about eating disorders. I'm not so sure this is as strong as a health certificate . . .