Photography remains an integral element of the storytelling process in the fashion industry. It used to be that putting together a show-stopping outfit was reserved for professional stylists and magazine editors alike. However, these days are gone with the popularity of fashion blogs and "how-to" websites, like Who What Wear, taking the Internet by storm. Men and women everywhere have discovered the joys of simply selecting their clothes for the day through the inspiration of others. Personal style has become a part of our daily lexicon, and naturally, there are many books out there on the subject. Glam Damn It has compiled a list of our fave fashion reads. Read one or all of these and you will be well on your way to wardrobe superstardom.
2011 has been an incredible year, sartorially speaking. From Anne Hathaway's eight costume changes at the Academy Awards to Diane Kruger...well, whenever the woman puts on clothes, a few of the ladies that didn't make the cut were this close. Ultimately, we decided that the criteria to make Joonbug's "Top Looks of 2011" list lay within three very simple (and very visible) requirements: originality, memorability and game-change factor. Once we began to whittle down our large list, we found that very few looks - no matter how much we loved them - fit these requirements.
Still reeling from the phenomenal Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty exhibit that recently concluded at the Metropolitan Museum, it is beyond our the realm of our wildest imaginations to think of an event that could conjure the same awe inspiring feelings. Not to mention our ever-increasing anticipation continues to nearly blind us to anything beyond next week’s Spring/Summer 2012 New York Fashion Week. Only a true fashion tour de force could slice straight through to our minds right now – and exactly that has occurred in the form of the upcoming display of a personal collection belonging to one of the most revered collectors of couture of our time. Dedicated to the art of fashion, the Museum at FIT will be opening a mind-blowing special exhibit of Daphne Guinness on September 16th.
Isabel Toledo To Payless: Isabel Toledo - obviously a favorite to the First Lady, Michelle Obama - may actually bring to life previosuly impossible desires by making Payless even more cool, and aesthetically wearable. And though, Christian Siriano attempted such a task - we'd rather not comment. Toledo has signed on to design handbags and shoes for the retail chain, expected to hit stores and online in September. Her camp hints flats, square heels and wellies made from patent leather, rubber, mesh and nylon are to be expected. But will that be enough? Possibly, since pricing is set to be under $40. Toledo says: “It’s really a collection for women from all walks of life, literally. And it’s been interesting as I’ve had to have a different design hat on." We wonder if Obama will trade in her Lanvin sneakers for this?
Last night was amazing night in NYC as I marched uptown to Bergdorf Goodman to socialize with Linda Fargo, Leigh Lezark, Daphne Guinness and more.
The event was to celebrate Steven Klein: 30 Seasons With Akris. The label's designer, Albert Kriemler, was also in attendance. Besides the amazing and devastatingly handsome catering and bar staff, the fourth floor was filled with delightful Akris-clad mannequins and images of Akris clothing throughout the years.
Minnie Mouse, is that you?
Karl Lagerfeld made good on his "neon baroque" promise by using models with Minnie Mouse inspired hair - topped with Daphne Guinness inspired highlights.
The bevy took a liking toward metallics on gowns and Chanel tweed suits alike.
Well, there wasn't any white or black in the collection, which was a challenge for Karl to manage, saying, "I saw it in a dream and I made the sketches...at five o'clock in the morning."
If you’ve not heard of shoe extraordinaire Charlotte Olympia Dellal (of Charlotte Olympia shoes) let your introduction start right here. The luxury accessories designer has given the statement shoe a new lease of life and, while we’re still oh-so in love with our Louboutin’s, the red soles are starting to wear and there’s definitely room for a new name in our closet…
Dellal, who graduated from London's prestigious Cordwainers College in 2004, launched her own label just three years ago and already has a host of celebrity fans including Kate Moss and Daphne Guinness, along with her model sister, Alice Dellal. Her latest collection features sky-high platforms and structural heels, and with names like ‘Harlow’, a hot pink velvet peep-toe, and ‘Greta’, a polka dot platform pump, it’s no surprise to hear that Olympia draws her inspiration from old Hollywood glamour.