Francine Ballard's Rantings of the Accessory-Obsessed.
In his continuing quest to change the image of the brand formerly know as Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane posted images he took of Anja Rubik in the couture salons wearing the new collection only days after he sent the clothes down the runway. Although said not to be the official campaign for the fall collection, which will debut in December, the images sure do reek of promotion for the not-so-well-received collection he designed.
-JK [images via Fashionologie]
Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue for the second time with their November issue. Shot at the Tejon Ranch in Lebec, California by Annie Liebovitz, the cover and inside story have Rihanna looking sultry while crawling through the desert and fighting off a dust storm in very expensive designer duds. The inside story also has an interview where Rihanna discusses her relationship with Chris Brown…again.
-JK [images via Vogue]
Watch Brad Pitt looking like a sexy, mountain man and giving a brooding performance as the new face of CHANEL No. 5. “There You Are,” the $7 million, black and white video directed by Joe Wright marks the first time a man has been the spokesperson for the iconic fragrance.
-JK [via Huffington Post]
A few of Tommy Ton’s street style shots from the CFDA awards (via Style.com).
If I were to wear this Erickson Beamon neckalce with a bunch of my friends, it would be my kind of chain gang.
Fashionologie recently put out a slideshow of some of the top street-style shots from fashion week, so I went through and further refined their selections to my favorite looks. I love how varied these styles are, from tomboy to old-school glam, minimally decorated to super accessorized. Makes me want to go play dress up in my closet immediately.
Last night Chanel hosted a party on West Fifty-third street celebrating the eightieth anniversary of Chanel’s “Bijoux de Diamants” fine jewelry collection. The diamonds were out and so were the stars, draped in jewels and Chanel couture. Here are my favorite images from Vogue’s post.
Elle Fanning for Elle, November 2012. My, they grow up fast, don’t they? Photo via Suicide Blonde.
This vintage YSL tote just came into our showroom, and we could not be more excited. The Parisian fashion house seemed to take inspiration from the Greeks, judging from the spiraled pattern interspersed with the logo. The square shape and canvas body make the tote the envy of the Gods; wouldn’t you want to swing this down the street with a great leather jacket and some sturdy heeled boots? Mount Olympus has nothing on YSL.
Finally, there are more images of the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collection which lands in stores on November 15. Quirky tailoring and oversized shapes, signatures of the house, prevail in this lower-priced, weather appropriate collection. The ad campaign which was photographed by Sam Taylor-Johnson features lots of outerwear leaving us to wonder what else they have to wear underneath them besides silver leggings. Only time will tell.
-JK [images via Fashionista ]
Starry nights are in your future with these “Etoile” earrings by Givenchy.
-JK [image via Vogue Paris]
Today, in 1961, a little film called Breakfast at Tiffany’s hit the big screen. Talk about eternal style…