You know, the look our favorite Gossip Girls have mastered.
>> The August 2008 issue of Vogue Paris is dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent, and likewise, the editors at Vogue Italia had their own August 2008 YSL tribute in mind. The follow up to the hugely successful July "Black Issue" features Karen Elson, Linda Evangelista, Guinevere van Seenus, and Iris Strubegger in a funereal Steven Meisel cover story, "Silent." In one picture, a huge headstone features the name "Black," strangely implying that "black is dead." I wonder if the message was purposeful? A strange choice to follow up the celebratory nature of July's issue, especially considering that there are no black models in this editorial . . .
>> Linda Evangelista may not have landed that rumored fold-out September 2008 Vanity Fair supermodel cover extravaganza (fellow model Carla Bruni-Sarkozy does the honors instead) but she still has her Fall 2008 Prada campaign. Out from the shadows she comes, to have a buttoned-up, laced-up go at this matronly Steven Meisel-photographed set that leaves me feeling . . . well, a little bit blue.
Prada's new flagship store, which opened on Wednesday, is the talk of the town here in San Francisco. One walk-through and it's easy to see why. I went today and the lace bowler ($1,995) Eva Mendes carried at the Louvre in Paris instantly caught my eye. It looks gorgeous on the actress's arm but even more divine in person. The leather is buttery soft and the lace design is humble yet sophisticated. It's been a while since I've been smitten by a bag, but this one's got me in a tizzy.
>> BLOWING THE COVER —So, about that September 2008 Vanity Fair cover: It's really is the supermodel blowout it was rumored to be. Look out fold-out cover, featuring Stephanie Seymour, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Linda Evangelista, here we come! [Chic Report]
»Vogue Italia is rumored to have Linda Evangelista, Guinevere van Seenus, and Karen Elson lined up for their August 2008 issue [TI]
»Daphne Guinness is shooting with Steven Klein for the September 2008 Vogue Italia couture supplement [Chic Report]
»Vogue Paris' Geraldine Saglio! [The Sartorialist]
»Toccara Jones in Vogue Italia July 2008 [TFS]
»Style.com is expanding with a new beauty site [Fashionista]
»Lily Cole blogs? [Catwalk Queen]
Designer Jayson Brunsdon is no newcomer. The designer, who has recently been appointed to play Michael Kors' counterpart in the Project Runway Australia panel, has 20 years of designing experience. This has led Brunsdon to achieve fashionable success with celebrity fans including Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts, Linda Evangelista, and Dita von Teese.
Brunsdon's Fall collection stays true to his iconic style with modern, elegantly-cut pieces mixed in with a bit of eccentric glamour. One of my favorite pieces is this merino wool Mischief Dress. The punchy teal color and suspender-like straps give the classic-cut dress a modern and funky twist. And that top hat was a fine styling choice.
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