Buy Your Gear Here!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lindsey Lohan fronts the 10th Anniversary Issue for April's Nylon magazine. She dishes on being a wanna-be model, Britney and being tabloid fodder. Oh well, maybe her club appearances and celeb DJing of Itune tracks will pay the rent for now. Next stop celebrity poker tournament. Jokes! Love u LiLo.

On Having Her Picture Taken:
I love doing photo shoots… I mean, if I could just sign with IMG and do ad campaigns and model more, I’d do that… because that’s fun for me. That’s not work.

Her one Mean Girls reference:
There’s not much I can do about the fact that I’ve become a kind of tabloid obsession. I can’t change that. And yes, the websites, the gossip pages, and all of that stuff have hurt my career – they’re like the Burn Books of Hollywood… but I really don’t feel like I should have to prove myself to anyone because of living out my college years in the public eye. I’m glad everything happened the way it did.

On Britney Spears:
She’s marketed as an entertainer, which is what she is. Not necessarily as, like, an artist. And I respect that about her, cause she doesn’t want to pretend.

On her future:
I'm talking to [lots of people]. One is Sean Penn – I spoke to him again the other day. We’re trying to get Seth Rogen for this project, but Seth won’t call us back. So call us back, Seth, if you’re reading this!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Keeping up with LG Toronto Fashion Week

Stacey McKenzie strutting for Evan Bidell
Dig the hair pieces at Lucien Matis. Very cool. Very Canadian.
The apple of my eye, Irina, walking in Joe Fresh

Danielle Meder offers beautiful hand painted fashion postcards, featuring looks from designers like Travis Taddeo and Joeffer Coac.

Textstyles takes us with her to fashion week, blogging everything we want to know! i.e our favorite Canadian model Irina Lazareanu walking in the Joe Fresh show.

Worn Fashion Journal talks to Montreal designer Clayton Evans’ about his fascinating complexgeometries aw 2009 collection

NOW's Andrew Sardone keeps us in the loop, as per usual.

Tim at blogTO finds out about the WOMEN x WOMEN female fashion photog event.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The One and Only Barbie

As you may have heard, it is Barbie's 50th birthday. And yes indeed, she still looks great.
I grew up putting on Barbie fashion shows in my basement, and if it was socially acceptable I probably still would.
Fellow Barbie fans must be delighted as I am because in honor of her birthday, Barbie had her own show at New York Fashion week -- and will have one here at Toronto Fashion Week.
At the recent show in New York, designers like Rachel Roy and Badgley Mischka created Barbie's looks for the runway. At Toronto Fashion Week, Monday night's kickoff will be David Dixon's homage to Barbie.
shoes by Bruno Frisoni

H&M Spring 2009 Campaign - Suprisingly Superb.

Unfortunately, I have been holed up indoors for most of this lovely weekend, but my mood was brightened just a little thanks to the new
H&M spring ad campaign. The T.V commercials which have been on heavy rotation on the Fashion channel, star Shalom Harlow, Eva Herzigova and Vincent Gallo. The ads seem to be commenting on the silliness of the way adults relate to each other, especially romantically. A light-hearted look at unrequited love, I suppose.

I just realized that I do not have a single thing to say about the actual clothes! I was a tad distracted; probably because I have been carrying a torch for Vincent Gallo since I was 18. Oh, Vincent Gallo, you are my ruffian art-world prince.

I first saw him the film
Buffalo 66. I found out later (not so surprisingly) that he wrote, directed and of course starred in it, and the rumor is that its "semi-autobiographical".
Buffalo 66 came on the telly in the middle of the night years ago on
Bravo when I was having an insomniac episode. I remember not even caring that my head wouldn't be hitting the pillow anytime soon, as I was too wrapped up in the movie.
It is a completely dark, oddball romance that involves an adorably ditsy
Christina Ricci who desperately clings to Gallo`s criminally insane yet somehow lovable character.
I have been following Vincent Gallo ever since. He is the celeb crush that my friends just don't understand, so I keep him to myself.

As far as I can tell, Gallo has somewhat of a cult-like following. But these fans and followers are varied: they can be film nerds, fashionistas or anything in between. The mysterious Gallo has many talents: He is a filmmaker, musician, actor, model and bad-ass New York guy. His cool New York guy status is totally genuine too - he grew up hanging around and making music with the likes of Jean-Michael Basquiat.

Last year Gallo starred in a
Belvedere Vodka ad campaign shot by Terry Richardson. Nothing about that I didn't fall head over heels for. The images were hypnotic - in a raw, sexy and rebellious way. They truly made me want to be right there drinking Belvedere with Vincent Gallo and the sexy model brigade.

As pleased as I am to see my Vincent Gallo on the tube, I was also a just a teensy bit surprised to see him in something like an H&M ad. I'm not a hater though- As well all know, H&M is mega mainstream, but I don't have a problem with that. The ads are actually pretty fun and for any model H&M has got to be a mega mainstream sized pay check. I'm sure Belvedere vodka pays large too for that matter.
What suprised me was the fact that Gallo's films are uncommonly dark and more importantly, quite pornographic (to say the least).
Technically, Gallo has a modelling career apart from his films and music, but the vibe I get is that the image related to his art is what secures the modeling gigs. So basically Vincent Gallo's face is alluring on its own, but it is his "edginess" H&M must be going after. Oh well, I'll take what I can get these days.

Vincent Gallo Galleria

Vincent Gallo, Terry Richardson in the Belvedere Vodka campaign

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Top Model Crush

by jacquieshambles
To be honest, I haven't kept up with watching America's Next Top Model the past few seasons. The spark was gone, I guess. But this cycle (12!), I'm tuning in if only to watch my favorite contestant, Allison. When I first saw her I was shocked at how beautiful and cute she is. Her big eyes and coy, almost insecure demeanor have made me fall hopelessly in girl-love with her! On the premiere episode she tells Tyra and the judges that she has a fascination with blood and nosebleeds. Aw! What a little creep! I'm sure she's just young and going through one of those "I'm so dark" things which would normally turn me right off any person, but with her I don't care. See why we love her so much? Tune in Tuesdays at 8pm on the CW for Top Model action.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

hit the street

Last week, the weather finally became semi-agreeable (not for long, of course). We spent some time outdoors pounding the pavement, as did many other deserving Toronto guys and gals. It was crazy not to take advantage of the nice(r) weather and the people watching: When the temperature first starts to rise after months of deep-freeze torture, the fine folks of city bust out the ensembles and pieces they've been waiting to wear all winter but have been too cold to. Spring, though not quite in the physical air yet, is definitely around the corner. And April can't be the cruelest month.. It just can't!

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Faves of New York Fashion Week

by jacquieshambles and KiD BRO

New York Fashion Week...

Made of dreams, if you ask us. Yes, Paris fashion week is the place and all that jazz, but lately we have been quietly and diligently plotting and planning our lives so that we can somehow end up in the big apple.

The recession seems to have had a strange way of separating the masses. Some are in near hysteria, while others (me!) are in near complete denial. My ability to push things to the foggy and forgetful corners of my mind have come in handy, once again.

From what I've seen/read, the fashion crowd is also equally split, with companies cutting corners where they can, and others straight denying. And that glistening, far away world of Haute Couture obviously sticks to what they do (no matter what), which is Fantasy.

But recession or not, Fall 2009 Fashion Week in NYC got us mighty stoked on a teensy bit of fantasy, and a whole lot of wearability. Check out some of the fashionMovementz favorites in our next few posts..

Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler impressed the fashion crowd as their latest collection was revealed at New York Fashion Week.
It was back to the basics for Proenza Schouler when they revealed their latest collection for Fall 2009. The collection is completely wearable and will be able to sell in these dire times. Young Hollywood was sitting front row to watch, Nicile Richie, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester and Ashley Olsen. Anna Wintour holding court in the front row as well. Proenza's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez showed a return to their signature styles that made them successful. There were beautiful coats in camel, metallic dresses with cut outs, chic black dresses, and incredibley cool dresses for the downtown girl.

Faves of Fashion Week: Rodarte

Word on the street is that Rodarte's shows are becoming the one that is a sure-fire treat for all. The sister duo produced more of their destructo/modern day fairy tale for Fall 2009.
The Mulleavy's create "emotional clothing"(says fan and friend Kirsten Dunst), and I somehow know what she means. KiD BRO and I love a good outsider success story, and thats what Rodarte is. I still remember seeing their stuff trotted out on the runway for the first time and thinking to myself.. thats why I love fashion. These freakishly talented sisters somehow remind me of not only why I love fashion, but film, music, and art. They've got it all going on and I don't see that stopping anytime soon.

Faves of Fashion Week: Alexander Wang

Everyones favorite youngster and mega-raw-talent, Mr. Alexander Wang impressed as per usual with his sexy young rebel girl aesthetic. Vogue said the Fall 2009 line speaks to twenty-somethings, and I suppose I must agree, but that is certainly not a negative point. I think thats why we all love what he does. "Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off, that are the most intrigueing -Wang is quoted on his website. And believe you me, I wanna wear Wang's street-meets-chic on my days off and on.

Faves of Fashion Week: Patrick Ervell

Patrick Ervell Dresses a Man Like No Other.
This man makes the clothes I so desperately want men to wear. I have a huge crush on everything he did this Fall. Ervell wants to move away from the references of past fashion in his work, and focus on the modern future. His clothing does at first glance have hints of traditional menswear, but are simultaeneously100% street-modern. The layering and the colours of the jackets for Fall 2009 are unrivaled in my books.

fashion Videos