It was either the runway or the highway this week on Fab. The 2008 Fall Couture collections sprouted all over Paris, bringing with them gorgeously dramatic runway shots. Strike a pose! A couple of nonrunway photos made the cut, but were naturally upstaged by Lacroix, Armani, Dior, and the likes. Couture week rules!
It's rare that we get a downpour of men on Fab . . . and not just any men, male models! It was Men's Fashion Week in Milan this week, so you can imagine how many hundreds of photos of gorgeous hunks we got to go through. I know, it's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. But we weren't all boy crazy around here. We also represented the eternally stunning Marilyn Monroe and the coolest girl gang alive: the old-school supermodels. You know you want to look.
When looking back on this week's photos, I noticed that they didn't have a tie with one another, per se. It was a mishmash of captivating scenes. Kate Moss, Daria Werbowy, and Lara Stone got into bed with one another and provided us with a fun poll; the 2009 resort collections continued to dazzle us; and the long-awaited Vogue Italia black issue graced us with its presence. To see what else made it into Fab's selection, check out the slideshow.
Who needs flora when you've got fauna? I'm certainly not shunning the floral trend, but this week Fab turned wild thang and you better believe it made our hearts' sing. From animal-inspired swimwear in our Life's a Beach series to exotic animals and gorgeous models, we were all about animalistic desire this week. Roar!
Everything old is new again, and with the unfortunate passing of fashion great Yves Saint Laurent, Fab was infiltrated with gorgeous vintage photos. But YSL wasn't the only one who brought in the blacks and whites. An old-school Calvin Klein ad with Kate Moss and sexy Daria Werbowy editorials also helped. But 'tis almost Summer, so you better believe some vibrant photos peeped their heads into Fab. Check them out!
I couldn't help but notice that this week on Fab, there was an unintentional fusion of light and dark. And I don't necessarily mean colors. While this powerful Zara ad illuminated the room with a dramatic white candelabra, Natalia Vodianova darkened it with her glass-lickin' good Vogue Italia editorial. Ouch! Editorial photos were quite gloomy, with Lily Donaldson and Gemma Ward abandoned in the wind, and Mona Johannesson posing amid vacant houses. The week ended on an upward note, though, with Kirsty Hume striking a pose at the Chanel party I attended.
Something sweet happened this week — fashion went under . . . water, that is! It made me realize how much more vivid colors can be under the sea. Of course, fancy-schmancy cameras and Photoshop help, but still. We also had a slew of inspiring fashion ads this week; from Missoni in nature to Chanel Eyewear in the tropics to Topshop's latest Kate Moss collection.
The 2009 Cruise collections have officially begun. OK, so it's not as big of an event as say, the Olympics, but in the sport of fashion, it's the time when dark colors and layering disappear and colors and skin come out. All it makes me want to do is take a glamorous vacation, complete with Oscars, Chanels, and Diors in my suitcase. Beyond resort, we debuted a new story, What Was She Thinking?!, so if you want a good laugh, check it out.
After much anticipation, the Agent Provocateur Bridal photos featuring Kate Moss were released this week and each and every one of them was worth the wait. Naturally, a fabulous shindig followed suit. And how can I not mention one of the biggest events of the week that gave us tons of photos to look at: the Met's Costume Institute Gala! I would like to personally thank all of the beautiful people who attended because it provided eye candy times a hundred.
Two things that stand out when scanning this week's photos: cleanliness and movement. On the hygienic front, a couple poll pictures fittingly portrayed pureness. As for movement, this week we saw some interesting shots that made us feel as though we were moving with the model. Confused? Browse the slideshow and you'll see what I mean.