Monday, May 08, 2006

May W - a little delayed

I am sometimes overwhelmed by my subscriptions and find myself a few months later ripping out articles and layouts. My hope is to create a regular posting of those of note in order to keep on top of the talk.

W - (the Lindsay Lohan - Meryl Streep cover)
I'm getting tired of the Louis Vuitton ads - even with Giselle, it seems like the same look for seasons. The denim is hot though.
Naomi Watts in David Yurman - Can she close her mouth? She's so very pretty, but also a little generic. I had to think about it for a minute before I could place her.
Tiffany: Gehry Collection - Pretty wood/resin pieces.
Nars - I love this makeup brand so much - particularly FunnyFace lipstick and the disco pencils - but the ads are beyond boring. A sullen model - never a favorite - with very natural makeup without airbrushing (I can see the hairs above her lips)

LL Cool J has a women's clothing line called Todd Smith. Not urban - very 7th Avenue. We'll have to keep an eye on this.
Converse and John Varvatos are teaming up for a clothing line. Casual contemporary sports-inspired apparel. Apparently theyve been doing Chuck Taylor designs for a while now.

Fall-Winter 2006: (to keep you excited in the interim)
Poetic, dark, sober, crusades, gothic. Prada - aggressive knitted knights' caps, furs, and bustiers. Christian Dior - goth warrior, big belts (though not the Heavyweight champions of past seasons). Gaultier - wild and ghostly. Dolce and Gabbana - Napoleonic embroidery and faux military. Alexander McQueen - fitted suits, edwardian collars, accessorized with feathered hats. Chanel- ghostly white lace with long black lace gloves, black hair ribbons and high collars. All. Very. Belgian.

Runway Makeup and Hair: (if you have, say, a Sephora gift certificate burning a hole in your pocket)
Bright rose blush - seen at DVF, McQueen
Crimson lips - Lancome Behnaz (available in the Fall), Red Stiletto - seen at Behnaz, Tuleh, MaxMara
Brown eyeshadow - Chanel Cinnamon (available in August) - seen at Temperley, Marni, Chanel
Dark nail polish (not Vamp, like Boot Black) - Wet n Wild Caribbean Frost - seen at Monique Lhuillier, Alice Roi, Versace

Layouts: (the real delight)
Cornwall - photographed by David Sims - Pagan rituals and altar still lifes, windblown hair, cresting waves over craggy rocks, black and grey wool dresses and sweaters, velvet trimmings, and touches of laces and corsetry. I'll rip out the nature photos, but I'm not crazy for the models or the styling.
Morph - photographed by Inez van Lansweerde and Vinoodh Matadin - layers and layers of pants and thigh high boots and leggings and dresses. And mulitple bobbed wigs. Very anti-pretty and very wrong. I will rip out the photos with tulle skirts and skintight leather boots. Again, not crazy for the styling.

Matthew Barney
Lindsay Lohan + Meryl Streep

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