Francine Ballard's Rantings of the Accessory-Obsessed.
Oh, Louis, how do you do it? Tote-ally obsessed with this Totally MM tote. See what I did there?
Sandy’s approaching. Hope everyone stays dry and safe!
The Coveteur relaunched today! To celebrate the new site, which now features shopable closets of fashion’s A-listers, they released this adorable video featuring mini-me versions of the style elite. And it’s kind of the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.
Watch “Wherever I Go, There You Are,” the second commercial for CHANEL No. 5 starring Brad Pitt as a sexy mountain man. This time around we only get a few seconds of Brad cut into scenes of two glamorous women in evening wear inside chic interiors or walking along a serene water front or a modern exterior. It’s nice to see women featured since the ad is for a women’s perfume although Brad Pitt never hurts.
-JK [video via YouTube]
The very first look from Target’s next collaborator, Prabal Gurung!! Don’t start drooling yet as the love-inspired collection of clothing and accessories will not hit stores until February 10, 2013.
-JK [image via Vogue]
A few more Mario Testino images from the upcoming ”In Your Face” exhibit by Mario Testino at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (Clockwise from top: Hilary Rhoda, Jessica Stam, Liya Kebede, Du Juan, Hye Park, Bette Franke, and Behati Prinsloo, Late Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge).
-JK [images via The Cut]
Need some inspiration for your Halloween costume this year? Look no further: Fashionologie put together a slideshow of some celebrity get-ups from years past. Even though it’s to be expected that fashion designers will have a leg up in the costume department, I must say that some of these are truly fantastic. Like Marc Jacobs as Wilbur the pig from Charlotte’s Web (full disclosure: my name is Charlotte, so yes, I’m biased). As for Heidi Klum’s creepy musculature suit, at least she really went for it, right? And then there’s Anna Della Russo being Anna Della Russo and playing the part to perfection (duh). I know we can’t all be fashion designers, but Halloween gives us the chance to really build our own sartorial legacy. If only for one night.
Famed fashion photographer, Mario Testino, known for his envelope-pushing photo shoots and celebrity sittings is finally getting a retrospective of his work in Boston. Titled “In Your Face”, the exhibit features over 125 of Testino’s most iconic advertisements, editorials, portraits, and party candids, all of which were personally selected by Testino himself. There is certainly no shortage of familiar faces including the celebrities (Sienna Miller, Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady, and Kate Moss) shown above.
The exhibit is on view from Oct. 21-February 3, 2013 at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. You can also by the book by Taschen book that accompanies the exhibit here.
“There’s no place like home” and in this case maybe even your home. That is if you want to put a bid on one of the few remaining original costumes Judy Garland made famous in The Wizard of Oz. Only 10 versions of the dress were created for the movie and this white puff-sleeve blouse and blue gingham pinafore is one of the few to have survived. The outfit will be on view at London’s Stafford Hotel starting tomorrow and at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., Nov. 5-9, prior to the Icons and Idols 2012: Hollywood auction Nov. 9-10 where you can pick up a lot more celeb memorabilia.
-JK [images via Vogue UK]
Check out what’s new this week at Designer Social. From the awesome neon Kate Spade clutch to the Miu Miu leather tote, you won’t be disappointed…
Cartier’s latest designs for the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris is inspired by architecture, clean lines, and geometrical shapes for its Urban Landscapes collection. The cascading diamonds, white diamond bracelets and bold jewels are just a few of the stunning highlights from the collection. You can check out the rest of the baubles here.
-JK [images via Refinery29]
Keira Knightly, Scarlet Johansson, Rooney Mara, and Mia Wasikowska got taken back a few decades for W’s 40th anniversary issue. My personal favorite is Scar Jo as a punk—I’ve always thought she had it in her. And while Keira is almost unrecognizable, it’s a pretty great look. If you ask me, the two veterans (can you call people veterans if they’re under 30?) school the two young-guns in this photo shoot (images via R29).