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Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Nelly continues to make it hot in herre and out thurr and e'rywhere. But you already knew that.

- Nelly is doing who knows what in London. Personally, Blaynistas, I'm not bothered. The important thing here is: his chic and simple LV sweater (love the color and the discreet - yet - conspicuous logo) and the peep of Polo. But I digress, the whole point is the man lools GOOD-DOT-COM.


Spotted on Crunk & Disorderly.

WWW- I don't know what this photo is giving me. This is "Tristan?" (Blaynistas, confirm) who I just spotted on one of my fave blogs Crunk & Disorderly. Was this look intentional or accidental? Like did he mean to wear that sweater with that tie with those glasses with that expression on his face? Just asking... (crunktastical)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Naomi, Eva, and Claudia give us a nineties flashback -- the supermodel edition.
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Milan - Now this is the kind of reunion I adore. Iconic supermodels Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, and Claudia Schiffer all met up in Milan this weekend to celebrate the launch of the Dolce & Gabbana's Anthology fragrances along with the designers Domenico and Stefano. The D&G Anthology is a collection of five different fragrances named after tarot cards and were inspired by the lovely ladies. Claudia Schiffer is 'La Lune' (the moon), Eva Herzigova 'La Roue de la Fortune' (the wheel of fortune), and Naomi Campbell is 'L'Imperatrice', the emperor. (How fitting is Naomi's fragrance name? I love it.) The three supermodels show they still have got it, and the fact that Ms. Campbell continues to strut down the runway this season (Issa in and London and will open and close Chapurin show in Paris) proves this more. A new commercial for the D&G Anthology fragrance shows the gorgeous trio wearing nothing but white robes. The commercial also features male models Tyson Billou, Fernando Fernandez, and Noah Mills. Three words: hot, hot, hot! [Story/Image via; Also via]
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 Fall TV lineup claims it first causality with CW drama series The Beautiful Life.
USA - Hot stars, fashion, drama, and nudity. It seems like a perfect formula to keep a show on air, but CW didn't think so when the network decided to cancel its new drama series The Beautiful Life on Friday, Sept. 25. For those not familiar with the show, produced by Ashton Kutcher, it revolves around a group of models living in New York. There's really not much to tell you about it since the show only aired two episodes before the cancellation so who knows what kind of drama these models will get themselves into. The beautiful cast includes Mischa Barton (I guess that mental breakdown/publicity stunt this summer didn't do much), Elle McPherson (I hear ANTM is short of another supermodel judge, Elle), and Sarah Paxton (I say make friends with another CW cast and see where that leads to, a possible guest role perhaps). To add more salt to the wound, CW won't be airing the other five episodes the cast had already filmed. Now that's just cold. So exactly what went wrong for The Beautiful Life? Latina magazine had an exclusive interview with Paxton (pictured left) in which she blasted CW for its lack of effort in marketing the show. Here's what the actress had to say:

Her feelings on CW canceling The Beautiful Life so abruptly.

We're so shocked! I definitely think it's unfair. The CW didn't give our show a chance to succeed or fail. We had some amazing episodes coming up that we were all proud of, and the story lines were about to get really interesting, so we're sad that no one will ever even see those! It's unbelievable the way that they told us—we were all in the middle of work. I was sitting in the hair and makeup chair, and I'm getting my hair done just like a normal Friday—we were all excited for Friday. And all of a sudden, they got the call, and the producers had to make an announcement on set that we were done—that we were over! And I was sitting there in shock. I couldn't believe that in the middle of work, the rug was pulled out beneath our feet. Immediately, I run over to Corbin's [Bleu] room, and I'm like, 'oh my God, oh my God!' I was freaking out! And Corbin was shocked. Everyone was just devastated. It was horrible. Terrible.

On why the show failed to capture a wide audience.

We were worried because our show didn't get as much marketing as other shows. Everywhere you go in New York City, you see Melrose Place posters everywhere—I see Vampire Diaries everywhere. And CW, they just didn't put any money into advertising for our show whatsoever. It was up to the cast to keep the show going, so we went to every red carpet, we talked about the show, we publicized, we did twitter, we did everything we could possibly do to get the word out about the show. We thought it was really worth it because we care about the show—we care about each other and we wanted to make it work. But if people don't know that the show even exists, they're not going to watch it.

Her thoughts on CW's decision not to air the five other episodes the cast had already filmed.

It's a slap in the face! It's almost like we were part of this family and now suddenly we're dropped. I couldn't even call the CW because they probably have my number on their caller ID and they're like, 'no don't pick up, don't pick up.' It's crazy. And oh my God, episodes three, four and five were going to be amazing. That's what really sucks. You've got to have time to let a show get its legs and find an audience, especially when they're putting zero dollars into advertising. And we were slowly going in that direction. Everyday I was getting emails from Japan and Brazil and the U.K from people who were buying the show on iTunes

To read more of Latina magazine's exclusive interview with actress Sarah Paxton, go to

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The revived Versace line features short dresses and safety pins. 
Milan - We all remember the Versace "safety pin dress" worn by Elizabeth Hurley on the red carpet at the 1994 London premier of Four Weddings and a Funeral with her then-boyfriend, Hugh Grant. Well, we can have our own version of it through Donatetlla Versace's revived lower-priced Versus line. The collection, designed by British designer Chrisopher Kane, was revealed last Sunday, Sept. 27, during Milan Fashion Week. Kane designed his own version of "the safety pin dress" by turning the safety pins into multi-colored embellishment for dresses and shoes. One of his dresses featured cut-out sleeves hanging by straps held by safety-pins. The collection, which kept in mind the style of Gianni Versace, included mini dresses in black, khaki, and red with lace inserts and bustiers. Now speaking of the Versaces, Donatella and her daughter Allegra were spotted at Giannino on Via Vittor Pisan on Sunday.
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Ghetto nails with a touch of Trailer Park.

USA (Where else really?) - J'adore these nails right here. I spotted them on one of my fave sites, Buzzfeed and there's no further info. But fortunately, pictures say a thousand words. I can't interpret any at the moment though as I'm left speechless. Only thing I will say is, seriously, if I had the coins, I would get these ASAP! What say you my Blaynista? (image via


The legendary magazine (where yours truly is a fashion editor) celebrates it's 25th anniversary with a LeSportsac Bag.

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- From a star studded fashion party (Kanye and Amber, Betsey Johnson, Queen Latifah and a bevy of Vogue Editors among others) at the New York Public Library to a private dinner for Paper staff, one of New York's favorite - and true indie - publication, Paper Magazine celebrated it's 25th anniversary with a bang. But no commemoration of the anniversary was better than this: their collaboration with LeSportsac to create a special edition anniversary bag. It features a matching coin purse, a fun tromp d'leil of a pocket with an iphone sticking out and my fave: hot pink lining. It will run you $58 and comes with a free subscription to the book! Talk about value for the dollar. Get your right now at


The First Lady of Cameroon is serving some serious fashion spice.

New York/Cameroon: Chantal Biya: the name alone is a clue to her legendary status. I did a quick wrap on exactly why she gives M.Obama a run for her money and one of my fave fashion blogs, New York Magazine's The Cut, totally agrees. Get into the story here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Milan - The Spring 2010 Milan Fashion Week ended on Saturday, Sept. 26, with collections from Giorgio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Emilio Pucci, Versace and many more talented Italian designers making it down the runway. Here's a quick roundup of few runway shows during Milan Fashion Week.
Dolce & Gabbana
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Dolce & Gabbana brought "sensuality" back as its Spring 2010 collection included lots of black lace, short dresses, black netting and mesh, and corsets.  "[The collection] is sexy, but not too sexy. . . . We're talking about sensuality," said Domenico Dolce.
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Leave it to the Versace Spring 2010 runway show to present us sexy silhouettes. Flowing gowns in soft shades featured cutouts and high slits, while mini dresses featured metallic detailing.
Alberta Ferretti
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Alberta Ferretti showed her love for romantic as chiffon dresses in muted pastels in light roses, ivories and lilacs and flower embroidery were the main features of her Spring 2010 runway show. The show was staged in a steamy room as opera music played on while the models marched down the runway.
Salvatore Ferragamo
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Christina Ortiz showed her last collection for the fashion house. Dresses in zesty colors like lemon, watermelon and cherry were the highlights of her Spring 2010 collection as the shoes also stood out from the show. 
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Et Maike Lundenbach... Chaque femme devrait lui ressembler
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That is the question Selfridges seems to be asking with its latest men's offering of tights.
London - Mantyhose, you know the kind you often see worn by actors in Renaissance fairs, ballet dancers, and Superman, has gone mainstream. High end department store Selfridges is offering men's tights designed by lingerie brand Unconditional, and they come in black, beige, and charcoal. Selfridge's menswear director David Walker-Smith expects the trend to become a "true style statement" for men. "The 'mantyhose' are extremely versatile and we expect men to be wearing them not only as a way to give legs an extra boost of warmth on the chilliest nights, but as a true style statement," he says. Honestly, I think the success of "mantyhose" depends on the locations - for example Tokyo, Japan. The city is known for its unique street fashion and somehow Japanese males just seem, in the wise words of Tim Gunn, to "make it work" with this "mantyhose" business. When worn on the streets of New York or London, I think "mantyhose" loses the appeal that Japanese males seem to bring out with the trend. But you know what? If you're a male from New York, London or outside Japan and you want to wear tights under your shorts or trousers, then go on with yo' bad self. Who am I to stop you from being adventurous with your fashion? I am, however, curious to hear what Mr. Gunn have to say about this. [Story via The Cut
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