Category: Models

FashionFashion Factory: Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf have finally picked up where their Russian Matryoshka Doll inspired collection left off years ago. In that collection a model came out in an outfit that like a Russian doll that got smaller and smaller. This time an older model and a fashion legend, Kristen McMenamy, came out as if in a fashion show factory and was un-wrapped or un-dressed in order to dress the models coming out onto the catwalk.

The clothes were mostly spectacle and the show was all about Viktor & Rolf as they took visual precedence, over even the models. However, it was still a great show and reflected the importance of the assembly line and versatility in the production of modern fashion.

Photos were shot by Stephan Moskovic

FashionMilan Fashion Week WRAP UP!

Milan fashion week has ended and we should take a minute (Paris fashion week has already started rolling) to remember some of the “moments” from the shows.

*Prada’s “plus-size” models and curvaceously tailored dresses

*Dolce & Gabbana’s re-cap of their history ending in an army of girls with no pants on

*Dsquared² laboratory Frankenstein power dressing

Here is’s recap of the week of fabulous fashion told by fashionista’s themselves!



Flash mob protests Anna Wintour in Italy

Hot new news has just arrived from the forefront of Milan’s Fashion Week! The breaking news: Anna Wintour decided to stay only three/four of the five days of Milan’s fashion week.

What does that have to do with anything?

Anna Wintour in a fur coat and trademark sunglassesWell, first of all, after the launching of The September Issue (the documentary about Anna Wintour) following the popular The Devil Wears Prada (also based on Anna Wintour), Anna Wintour has become synonymous with VOGUE instead of being the editor of Vogue. The blessings of Miss Wintour seem to change the outcome of one’s success within the fashion industry instantly, and as Rodarte has seen, this blessing can be the basis of a fashion career itself.

This being said, it is VERY important that Anna Wintour herself is at the fashion shows of fashion week, which has become in many ways, Wintour’s week!

This year five days worth of shows in Milan have now been moved into three/four days. That is 88 shows crammed into no time at all! The consequences of this is that models, stylists, designers, and photographers will be hard pressed to make even half of the shows (which will be running just minutes after each other).

What was Milan’s response to this dictator-like approach to influencing fashion week? Thanks to Attila Bene Ortz, a flash mob of Anna Wintour look-a-likes was organized to stand in front of the shows!

Anna Wintour… I will only stay 3 days in Milan catwalks

Although many of the reviews state that this flash mob was done in vain, it was reported on almost every single major fashion blog and site around the world! So, girls, was it done in vain? Doesn’t look like it to me! I’m glad to see that fashionistas aren’t willing to settle, even if they are “told” it is necessary.


BeautyBehind the Scenes: Being Beautyilicious @ CHIKOKO

I recently went to a local (Chico, California) fashion show by a fashion collective named Chikoko. Despite my snobbish fashion thoughts, engrained from a few years in a snobby art school and shaped by extreme fashionista mentors, I came away with a newly founded respect for small town fashion ventures and the women who put them on. I got Josh Mills, one of the photographers at the event, to send me his flickr link and found these backstage pictures which captured a certain fresh beauty and brought out intriguing detail in the clothes that I missed in the chaos and energy of the runway. Here are some of the gorgeous gals and intricate clothes backstage and before the show.

I love the clean face and big hair! Her distressed boyfriend jeans with the relaxed worn leather handbag and booties are just too cute.

The hair stylists created long braids that wrapped around the models heads. The big hair with braids added a lot of romance and texture to the look of the night.

I loved this little mini dress with its soft pink, pieced, and layered look.The model’s tattoos and makeup added a lot of edge to the sweetness of the look.

Here the ever sooooo popular PINK is utilized in both their makeup and clothes. The texture in both outfits is intriguing. On the left, the bright makeup works well to accent the colors of the outfit and of the model’s red hair! On the right, the pieced crocheted dress is dainty and demure without being an understatement.

Keep posted for pictures of the event to come!

FashionFavorites From Fashion Week

 Fashion Week is one of the biggest events in the fashion industry, as it allows designers to show off their new collections on the runway, and gives buyers a chance to see all upcoming trends. Jill Stuart has been one of my fashion designers for a while and so far for Fall 2010 fashion week, Jill Stuart is once again my favorite.
Moving away from her risque Spring collection of short dresses with studs and spandex, Jill Stuart’s Fall collection is full of dark, almost goth looking boyfriend jackets worn over a variety of tight dresses, shorts, and high-waisted trousers.
 Take a look at the pictures above for quick peek of Stuart’s Fall collection for next year!