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Hollywood Infected Your Vain February 3, 2010

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Vanity Fair have unveiled their annual Hollywood photoshoot, featuring nine of the film industry’s brightest up and coming female stars (click above for larger version).

The talent selected, from left to right: Abbie Cornish (Bright Star, Candy), Kristen Stewart (Twilight, The Runaways), Carey Mulligan (An Education, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Jennifer’s Body), Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Frost/Nixon), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Defiance), Emma Stone (Superbad, Zombieland), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler, Across the Universe) and Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Twilight).

The girls were photographed by Annie Liebovitz (no surprises there), who has been doing the annual shoot for the past sixteen years.

The editorial has been criticised for being all-white, which is certainly true. Forgive me for saying it, but I don’t think it would do Precious‘s Gabourey Sidibe any good to be plonked in the middle of the fold-out amongst nine other thin white girls.

Even in the magazine’s first Hollywood cover, in 1995, there was one non-white face in the form of Angela Bassett. And everyone had a lot less on.

Behind the scenes at the 2010 shoot, below.

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[Images: Vanity Fair, Oh No They Didn’t!]

Kings of Menswear? January 15, 2010

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Kings of Leon, known internationally for making above average rock music, have taken their first foray into the fashion world by launching their own menswear line, KOLxS2A, facilitated by Parisian boutique Surface to Air.

There aren’t many celebrity menswear lines out there, at least not to the overblown extent that female celebrities do special lines, so the Kings of Leon project piqued my interest when I first heard about it. So they may not exactly be fashion icons, but at least it would be something interesting.

Sadly, it’s not really. At all. From the clumsy title of the collection to its pieces, including one fairly ugly t-shirt and two meh plaid shirts, it’s all downhill from there. And it’s not even reasonably priced to add insult to injury. £209 for a guitar strap? £739 for a leather jacket? Think I’ll pass.

What’s worse is the fact that a lot of their devoted fans are likely to be turned off the band for ‘selling out’ and releasing an overpriced and not all-that-great clothing line. Bad move.

The collection is “coming soon” to Surface to Air stores in Paris, Sao Paulo, online and selected stores worldwide.

Click ‘more‘ below to see pictures of the line.

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Don’t call me baby December 29, 2009

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I like to think that I dressed fairly well as a kid. As well as a kid could dress in the early nineties. If it was velvet, neon pink or came in the form of a scrunchie, I had it. And by god, did I wear it with style. But pictures like these, from Planet Awesome Kid, make me wonder if I could have tried a little harder. Think The Sartorialist mixed with a L’Oreal Kids ad, and you’ve got Planet Awesome Kid in a nutshell.

Parents are welcome to submit photos of their own “Awesome Kids”, as long as they provide details of where each item of clothing was purchased. Other photos are snapped by the site’s resident photographers, Andrew Adler and Amy Toland Way.

I wonder where their prime sites are for searching out potential mini-fashionistas. Creches? Showings of Disney movies at the local cinema? Playgrounds? Though there’s only so long you can lurk in a creche or playground holding a camera before being escorted off the premises. I would imagine…

Vogue TwItalia December 10, 2009

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I can’t count myself as a person who regularly reads Vogue Italia, or Vogue anywhere for that matter, but my interest was piqued when I heard that they had put together a spread, and indeed a cover, inspired by TwitPic. Yes, you read that correctly, a fashion spread made to look like the models took a couple of dodgy camera phone pictures and uploaded them to their personal Twitter accounts.

The pictures, shot by Steven Meisel (with TwitPic renamed MeiselPic) feature models like Agyness Deyn, Gisele Bundchen, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. The results are quite varied, with some being positively meh-worthy and others actually quite interesting.

I’m sure the whole thing is supposed to be some sort of commentary on our ‘fast-moving’ society and how we’re more likely to look at these actual TwitPics then a true fashion spread. Food for thought.

Click ‘more‘ for a selection of pictures from the editorial.

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Mariah in Barefaced Shocker November 16, 2009

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Following in the footsteps of Charlize Theron in Monster, Mariah Carey will reveal herself without make-up to filmgoers everywhere. A ticket to her new movie Precious is all you need to see Carey, hideously underlit, looking decidely worse for wear.

The film, released here in February, stars Carey as a counsellor who helps a sixteen-year old mother of two to get her life back on track. Precious is based on the 1996 novel by American author Sapphire. The film’s executive producers include Oprah Winfrey and Mary J Blige.

Carey says that with some persuasion, she was happy to go without make-up. “It was cool because a lot of people say they don’t recognize me in the film. They don’t know it’s me and, to me, that was a great gift that [director Lee Daniels] gave me to be able to really go that far away from who I am.”

Whether or not the chance to escape from her diva persona was the real motivation behind Carey’s decision to bare all remains to be seen. In an interview in this week’s Sunday Times magazine, Carey discusses her new marketing and promotion model, with which she aims to sell herself to fans all over again. Her plans include strategic leaking of information over the Internet, product endorsement deals, and a number of Mariah’d product lines. Perhaps the bold choice to leave mascara and blusher at home is just all part of the plan.

Unisexual American Apparel November 12, 2009

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American Apparel Unisex

[Originally published in edited form in Flux]

The days of contending with the tiny ‘men’s section’ tucked into the corner of a clothes shop are coming to an end with the arrival of American Apparel in Dublin.

Never before has a shop designed so many of their items for both men and women. While this is likely to lead to a lot more embarrassing ‘matching couple’ incidents, mainly it means more variety for the sadly under-appreciated fashionable male.

The selection available can be a bit daunting at first. Don’t be put off by the sea of multi-coloured leggings on the shop’s ground floor – they’re not for us, thankfully. But venture to the upper floors of the shop and things begin to improve.

The fact that sizes are also unisex means that you’ll have to be pretty picky about what one to buy. Guys who are a small in every other shop may find themselves buying medium, or even extra-small, you never know.

T-shirts are available in every colour and style under the sun, and the same goes for hoodies. One of the only items reserved just for men is American Apparel’s range of pants, centred mostly around their basic ‘slim slack’, and available in colours from bright purple to classic grey and black. Track pants and cords are also in plentiful supply.

While I found it a bit ridiculous that the picture American Apparel used in their Dublin shop for ‘men’s briefs’ actually showed a female wearing them, their selection of underwear is vast, although they’re only available in block colours.

The company’s Circle Scarf, which can be worn 12 ways for a girl can sadly only be worn two for guys (unless you like hooded scarves or shawls). It is perfect for winter even though the extreme amount of material can be initially terrifying.

Now’s probably the time to get down to the Dublin store (or online), as they’re currently offering 30% off men’s socks. Can’t argue with that.

Where the Wild Things Are Expensive September 30, 2009

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With the release date of the Where the Wild Things Are film fast approaching, there’s plenty of people trying to get in on the merchandising act. Urban Outfitters are stocking a number of different style t-shirts, while Opening Ceremony have gone one step further and commissioned a Where the Wild Things Are line in collabration with the movie’s director, Spike Jonze.

The collection includes an adult-sized Max suit (pictured above) with, as they put it, “super soft faux fur one piece with six brown buttons down the front, a snap off faux raccoon fur tail, attached fingerless gloves, and a hood with attached ears and a snap closure at the neck.”

I know what you’re thinking, isn’t that the perfect Halloween costume? But think again, because this creation will set you back $610. Yes, I want a Max suit but I also like being financially solvent.

There are some cheaper items in Opening Ceremony’s Where the Wild Things Are line, but by cheaper I mean $220 – and that’s for a skirt. Despite the prices, the rest of the clothes actually look wearable, with items such as Max’s lined parka from the book and skirts, jackets and more inspired by Max and the wild things. To see these and more, click here.

[via Opening Ceremony]

September is the January in Fashion June 26, 2009

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Anna Wintour

International woman of mystery and US Vogue editor Anna Wintour finally lets her guard down in the docu-film “The September Issue”. The film follows nine months in Wintour’s life leading up to the prestigious September Vogue issue.

The trailer has just surfaced online, and it literally does look like a real-life “The Devil Wears Prada” (Wintour is said to have been the inspiration for Meryl Streep’s character in the film), but did pick up an award for Excellence in Cinematography at this year’s Sundance. Hmmm…

[Image: Sundance Film Festival]

Would you use these? June 8, 2009

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Jet-Set

Earphones meet necklaces, courtesy of Tweelink – the next big thing? Dunno – don’t think I’d ever wear a pair, but they could catch on…

Game Boy Skin

The GameBoy skin for the iPhone/iPod Touch from Infectious however is something I would definitely put on my iPhone. I want it. Now.

[via Gadgenista]