Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When editorials go wrong - After School for InStyle Korea

After School - in Burberry SS2010 - for InStyle March 2010
Overload of cuteness doesn't mean it is going to look good...

It's funny because the models during the fashion shows are, for me, the ones doing the worst job as ambassadors for the clothes.
It may be due to the fact that I'm not seated at the front row and the details don't translate well in the pictures or that the models could as well be replaced by cardboards and we would not see the difference, I don't know....

I usually have to wait till I see the collection on a real person ( ie. with a real body) or in a editorial to appreciate the clothes and see the collection from another perspective.

Unfortunately here, I feel the stylist did a bad job, because after seeing this editorial, I don't feel like seeing more of the collection .

I remember about how I gushed over the collection back in September and how I dreamed about owning the glitter trench after seeing Kate Hudson and Lee Da Hae's editorials ...
Now I kinda wish this editorial would just disappear. It ruined it for me.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

손담비 (Son Dam Bi) - 미쳤어 (Crazy)

Son Dam Bi is not your typical k-pop idol.
She became popular after someone uploaded a video of her dancing on the web and was quickly dubbed the female Rain of Korea.

I think what I like most about this song is the fact that it is produced by Brave Sounds, who are also  behind some of U-Kiss songs, but also her trademark dance move in the video,the head wave (by Daesung in the gif below), is simply just too addictive.
Son Dam Bi - Crazy

2PM for Coca Cola Photos

Rest of the photoshoot
Behind the citation [NSFW]

Monday, February 15, 2010

G-Dragon in BCBG Max Azria FW2010

It's been a long time since my last fashion set but as soon as I saw this top, I had a feeling it would fit Mr. Fashionita number 1 aka G-Dragon so well, I just knew I had to open Photoshop and suffer to make a "fake" collage of a fashion set...
The BCBG Max Azria show took place on the second day of New York's Fashion week, so Friday, but I've been away this week-end so I could only work on it today. I hope you'll like it :)

Preppy look
  • PANTS : General Idea
  • SHOES : Adidas Y-3
Rock look
  • JACKET: Balmain FW2010
  • NECKLACE : Lady Grey
  • PANTS :  Rad by Rad Hourani
  • SHOES :  Jeffrey Campbell

Thursday, February 11, 2010

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen

I couldn't believe it when I read this morning that Alexander McQueen commited suicide.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Alexander McQueen committed suicide. A source at McQueen's office confirmed the suicide, saying, "It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family." Details of his death have not been released yet. [...]
@The Cut 

I think I'm still in shock... When I think I was just browsing  his spring 2010 collection not so long ago after I saw Anna Paquin at the S.A.G.
To one of the most creative designer of the last decade... Rest in peace.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

Style : Animal Collective (they have a special category only for them :p)

It's always hard to review Animal Collective's albums. I can only say that everybody has to try at least once, some songs you'll like, some maybe not, but overall you have to say that they're really a band aside.

Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (2004)
  1. Leaf House
  2. Who Could Win a Rabbit
  3. The Softest Voice
  4. Winters Love
  5. Kids on Holiday
  6. Sweet Road
  7. Visiting Friends
  8. College
  9. We Tigers
  10. Mouth Wooed Her
  11. Good Lovin Outside
  12. Whaddit I Done

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Anne Hathaway @ the L.A. premiere of Valentine's Day

Anne Hathaway in Marchesa
I completely had forgotten about this movie.. This year's He's not that into you... Let's see...

Monday, February 08, 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The Knife In Collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock - Colouring of Pigeons

I've recently talked about the Knife, well... Excuse me, I should say half of the Knife or Fever Ray, when I reviewed top 40 of the year, last December. I read some weeks ago that the band were working on an opera based off Charles Darwin's life and work... I was really intrigued and because I told myself that I would try more of them, I decided to give it a listen...

The Knife In Collaboration with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock - Colouring of Pigeons
I wouldn't be able to tell if it really fits the theme but the music and the voice of the main singer are quite enchanting and succeed in making you forgetting the track is 11mn after all.
I've been meaning to publish the song but I forgot until I saw yesterday that the Knife released digitally the whole opera on their website - we will have to wait till next month for a audio release.
That just means that if you're - like me -willing to try more of it, you know where to go! I'll be sure to give a listen to the album as I was really looking forward to the final project.

Update: I listened to it and I believe that opera is really not my cup of tea... I didn't enjoy this album so far... I'll give it another try for sure.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Katy Perry @ the Grammys 2010

Katy Perry in Zac Posen
Katy Perry gets her own post to highlight the fact that she really should have chosen a better support for her twins, and a better dress overall... When I think I featured her as someone to look forward to last year... It pains me.

Grammys 2010 - Yawn Yawn Yawn boring.

My parents were browsing through the channels for something to watch when they realized the Grammys were on. They decided to have a quick preview; the Black Eyed Peas were performing at this moment. After less than two minutes, they already had changed the channel to some a show talking about fishermen or what not... Anyway, something really boring.. The fisherman life seemed more interesting to them that the Grammys!

I was somewhat excited about the Grammys because singers have been known to take more fashion risks/ play more with fashion that their actors counterpart... This theory has been proved wrong at the Grammys where everybody showed up in long red carpet dresses. Even Rihanna!
I was saying in the post below that I couldn't wait to see if she would been able to top Lady Gaga in her Armani Prive custom dress and there she is, wearing this long feathery white gown.
Rihanna in Elie Saab Couture
It's a gorgeous gown but, don't forget, it's the Grammys we're talking about! Not the Oscars...