Friday, October 16, 2009

Fresh Air

All I have to say is that Valentino and Giles dominated the runway. PROOF:

True, Valentino basically showed a runway of transparent clothing and large, satin waves,
but he pulled it off, and pulled it off fabulously.

To be quite honest, I have never been a fan or follower of Valentino. No doubt he's always created flattering, pretty clothing, it has just never demanded adoration until this collection.

Plus he created a dress to which we would all immediately scream


Life would be complete if only I could attain this metallic dinosaur purse from Giles.


Laurie Hannah Luke

Monday, October 5, 2009

My tribute to Anna

There was a fashionista with him there
Prada and Dolce, Laurent and Ferre'
Her name was Anna, her sunglasses said all
Come ten feet closer you won't win this brawl
Her skirt a size zero, her shoes six inches
On the front row her face giving vexes
The September issue at her feet, three
Secretaries and her Starbucks coffee
The music begins, the lights get dark
And Anna watches without a remark

OH I love writing in iambic pentameter. (end sarcasm)


Luke Laurie Hannah

Thursday, October 1, 2009


We should hopefully have a photo shoot out in the next couple of days, maybe Saturday. Although I vaguely remember making this same promise a couple of weeks ago... hmm. London Fashion week was a joke, THE only thing that was really cool at New York besides Marc was Tavi, and I have yet to really look at anything from Milan. But Paris has generated some of my interest.

Life is just too busy I guess to really have time for fashion week. Thank god for my bible, ELLE's annual fashion week edition!

Luke Laurie Hannah

Sunday, September 27, 2009

White on white

I feel like maybe a cheesy joke about how white is the new black might fit in here somewhere...
Anyway, look no further that a few scrolls below for the lovely Chinese albino fashion sensation!
Yes, yes, it is true
Look below for Connie Chiu
Her skin is so smooth, clear and pale
Her hair hangs like a clean white veil.
Sometimes albinos get a lot of hate,
But apparently the fashion world doesn't discriminate.
Against people with albinism at least. The same can't be said for everyone. But how could anyone not want her to sell their clothes?

Since I said such nice things about Connie Chiu, can I please have that eye sweater now?

How wonderfully minimilistically awesome would she look in a long black dress with no make up except some bright red lips? Or maybe a royal blue cocktail dress and no shoes. Or maybe black lips and a black fur coat. The list could go on and on. Please, Gods, if you haven't given up on me yet, please, let me become a famous designer so that I can hire Connie Chiu for all of my ad campaigns.
Hannah, Laurie, Luke

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Reason #84 I'm on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady

"Reason #84 I'm on my way to becoming a crazy cat lady: I called the police last night because I heard a noise and the cats were acting funny like they were trying to tell me something. The 3rd time the dispatcher repeated "the cats are acting funny?" I yelled and told her to have an officer ask the cats what happened."

Can I die now please?

New York Fashion week has ended... sigh.

And London is about to if it hasn't already. But who cares about London?

Its all about Milan and Paris now.

A quick review of what shows we liked besides the three previous shows.

Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Calvin Klein Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Calvin Klein Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

The only thing I didn't like was that the models looked like they ate a Big Mac and then huffed themselves down the cat-walk. Looks like it must of been hot though, so I will give them that. I love the modern feel that Calvin Klein always gives, Francisco Costa did a wonderful job for the most part this season.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Proenza Schouler Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Proenza Schouler Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

As Fashionologie put it, "Scuba Geared" fits perfectly. The season has an almost other-world feel to it, and I still can't get over model/picture two's teal tinted hair. Perfect!


Rodarte Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Rodarte Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear
Rodarte Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

What is there to say besides... my favorite show this season in New York? Nothing can beat those tribal tattoos ... except for that Vera Wang dress that will be one day hanging in my home as a decoration. But only that.

BTW since we were on the topic of cats at the beginning of this post, watched the most amazing show where people are like TOTALLY crazy about animals. I think it was on TLC or Animal Planet. Those people have become my new hero's.

This is to you Crazy Cat woman who can't find some stray cat in her neighborhood and asks all the neighbor's if they have seen him. Who leaves food in a trap outside her house so she can catch him, and who plans and throws a birthday party for the 15 cats that live in her house. Who laces their brownies with Cat marijuana or cat nip or whatever she called and and who reads her cats a bedtime story every night.


& Luke Laurie Hannah

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How many japanese girls died of shock this morning?

How is it that I find myself posting blogs on days I really have no time to be doing so. The homework load for today?

Write two editorials for my School newspaper, study for a Human Geo quiz, complete a sociology worksheet, finish an entire chapter of Medical Term, and finally a English essay for my college application. Fun...

I suppose drooling over Marc Jacobs was not a very good idea yesterday. His new collection though is something to be quite pleased of, and for the first time in a while I am very excited for what he brought out to us. I can only imagine what Japan was like when all those girls woke up to realize that they had just been delivered a massive gift in the form of fabric ecstasy.

Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Also enjoyed Vera Wang (Don't you just love all these big brand names... god break off from the mainstream Peasant Revolt...). I've decided that when I grow older I will order a custom dress from Wang, and will hang it up somewhere in my house simply as decoration. Nothing I can think of screams class more then that.

Vera Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Vera Wang Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

That's really all I have to update on Fashion Week. It's been a rather interesting week I must admit, the best and worst shows I have seen yet. BCBG Max Azria will forever be on my shit list for their S/S 10 work, disgusting.

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Looks like she fell into a pile of saran wrap.

Luke Laurie Hannah

Monday, September 7, 2009

   Indeed, everyone has been holding there breath with excitement for one of the most anticipated films upcoming in 2010: 

   Only Johnny Depp, only Helena Bonham Carter, only Tim Burton could manifest this work of brilliance from the eerie and beloved tale of Alice in Wonderland. There is no doubt it will be beyond spectacular. The costumes already look intriguing! 

    DISCLAIMER: We all might go insane because of two words: Fashion Week. Oh Gawwd. It begins tomorrow and then is followed by seven days of designer holiness. I'd say I'm most looking forward to the Alexanders, McQueen and Wang. Both consistently surprise and delight!

Alexander Wang 2009


Alexander McQueen 
A/W 2006

This was my favorite season, ruffles and giant butterflies...
I cannot bear to wait to see what the runway will reveal this year!

More thoughts and rambles from us soon, xx

Laurie Luke Hannah

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Strangers with Candy...

We've spent the past 10 or so hours watching perhaps one of the best shows I have ever seen. Picture your favorite 40 something runaway/prostitute/druggie as she tries to make her way through high school again, basically that one Adam Sandler movie except like a 1000 times cooler because you know.... its not Adam Sandler.

I was actually going through my September NYLON (we will get to that in a minute) when i saw her in the back in the Strike Backpack editorial, showcasing one of her many awkward faces. Why does this remind me of so many people at my high school?

Actually this is a total Darlene moment now that I think about it...

Onto NYLON though!

After a couple of low...hmm... standard issues I have found once again the love that I had for NYLON a year or so ago. I could do without all the damn vampires (they all seriously need to be canceled or have a stake driven through their hearts or something...esh), but the magazine has that almost random feel you used to get from reading it. Most of the editorials in the magazine were pretty neat, specifically the Geek Squad, Dress like a Lady and High Contrast ones, and I enjoyed reading about Anna Paquin (who yes is a vampire...).

So I will be looking forward to the next issue, hopefully it will be as good as this one.

(Why do his teeth look so stupid?)

Maybe thats what I hate about this whole vampire craze. It all looks either A. really stupid or B. really fake and really stupid. Its like you can't make something in this genre that isn't completely written by the same manatees that write Family Guy on South Park. They just push those balls around and whatever falls in the tube the writers decide to do the episode on.



Mean Girls


And a radio active van filled with extreme terrorists.

Yeah sounds like a total hit.

Maybe I am being a little too harsh in all this, I don't mean to bad mouth or offend anyone. I just don't see what all the ruckus is about to be honest.

Luke Hannah Laurie

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The moon that has become our ego...

Tavi posting something about Marie Antoinette right after us, coincidence I think not. Will SOMEONE please shoot down the small moon orbiting earth that has become our ego?

If you haven't already seen her site though, please check it out as it is nothing short of amazing, and a total inspiration for life.

Balenciaga's Fall 2009 ad's are out, and they look nothing short of stunning. Still find myself waiting...waiting...waiting for fashion shows to begin, can barely even think about the two tests I have tomorrow. Found time to blog though, but this is SOOO much more important anyway.

(Picture via Fashionologie)

(Picture via ShoppingBlog)

I really like the colors they choose for the pictures and how the interesting designs on each piece seem to almost contrast the stark greens and yellow that are presented so close to her. Jennifer Connelly did a wonderful job, and DARE I even mention how fabulous those shoes are?

Balenciaga Resort 2009 by aluminumbridges.

Resort wear for Balenciaga was also really neat, these were some of my more favorite pieces...

Hopefully this weekend (maybe Friday) we can push in another fashion shoot and post some more pics, I have found posting editorial/ads to be almost like cheating...meh.

Luke Laurie Hannah

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rabble Rabble Rabble

Esh three posts and none of them to do really about anything... I feel like we're on that South Park episode when climate change is coming and none of the other... er Al Gore people know what to do. Anyway its less then a week before Fashion Weeks begin, and I have to say I am a tad excited...dinner with mom's boyfriend seems to be going smoothly at this point but we shall have to see.

I do have two more photos that I thought were neat from our previous photo shoot. The grain on the first one is a little heavy, but I still think it came out alright. As for the second I thought it was just a neat contrast and angle.

Meh there kinda random I know, but I just thought you all might enjoy them.

And while were on a editorial/ad rampage I thought I would post these two shots as well, a couple ads from Lanvin (although they are a season or two back...2007 I believe or maybe spring 2008). I have to say Alber Elbaz has quickly become a god in my eyes, each one of his designs seem so iconic almost that I can barely keep myself from exploding.

His most recent work was quite good as well, come late September or Early October during Paris we will of course be having a entire post dedicated to his show.

I really wish right now that the internet allowed more face to face, as I deem this a Julia Child moment when she SCREAMS her name (like in the movie)....


& Luke Hannah Laurie

Monday, August 31, 2009

Young, Rich and French

It can't be denied that Marie Antoinette was one of France's most memorable queens. She got that country riled for a revolution faster than you can say "oh-la-la!" with a cheesy French accent, but you must admit, she looked good doing it. With her teensy pink lips and her gargantuan teased tower of feather and jewel laced gray hair she took France by a storm. A storm swirling with big bows, delicated ruffles, trunkfuls of jewels and some of the flounciest sleeves I've ever laid eyes on.

Though ol' Marie helped to drive her country broke with all of her lavish parties, clothes and jewelry, based on her portraits it might have been worth it. Either way, anyone with skirts that poofy and that many feathers in their hair will always have my vote for fabulous fashion icon.

Hannah Laurie Luke