Carine Roitfeld Is Mademoiselle C In Her Own Movie!

Did you know that Carine Roitfeld has her own movie-like documentary? An entire film about Carine Roitfeld and her fashion adventures. From her iconic Vogue Paris era to her CR Fashion Book days. I was really surprised by this move. The September Issue, anyone? Except it’s bigger. Better. And French. (wink)

Except… there’s something fishy here: not only does this new fashion film center around Carine’s life as a fashion magazine editor and fashion stylist but also around her life as a mother, grandmother, career woman and woman, in short. That hasn’t been done in the September Issue. Because Anna Wintour is a real professional and doesn’t expect nor desire that her personal private life to become public. Especially in fashion, where everyone is so judgmental.

Carine is a player. A high fashion teaser. Her fashion performance resembles so much to Miley’s VMAs act that I can hardly contain my amazement at the thought that nobody raised any eyebrows about Carine’s teasing until now. Not like they do with young Miley there…

Carine Roitfeld movie Mademoiselle C

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Casual Star Style: Gwen Stefani Dr Martens Boots, Converse Sneakers

Beyond the obvious self branding that a celebrity practices incessantly, we’re always curious to see what our famous ones are wearing. Because, you know, they’re coveted by so many brands, they have endless possibilities and affordability so what they wear must be good, right?

I’m not one to dress like the famous ones because I do like my own personal style to remain my own, but I do keep some references in mind when I’m considering this or that look, this or that brand. I know you must have read the title already (duh!) but try and pretend you haven’t: when you say ‘Gwen Stefani’s shoes’ what comes to mind?
(for me it’s edgy, unusual with a rock’n’roll twist, definitely wedges and very high platform heels)

Gwen Stefani casual shoes Dr Martens Converse

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2013 MTV VMAs Dresses And Controversy

I guess there’s no more MTV Video Music Awards if there’s not a controversy to fuel the fame monster (wink) for days on end. While Kanye West was struck by the fatherhood epiphany and he feels remorseful about his VMAs stage antics with Taylor Swift, Imma take this further and remind you all that if you sweet teens and tweens were watching the awards ceremony, chances are they pinpoint the rubbing against a man’s crotch as the must perform dance move. In any dancing occasion.

That’s only part of the controversy. But what did you honestly expect when you have Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga attending the same show, on the same stage? Before getting to the stage, though, the 2013 MTV VMAs Red Carpet is teaching us that leg slit is the new black. Angelina Jolie had no idea what she was starting with her mythical Versace leg slit at the 2012 Oscars.

Katy Perry in custom Emanuel Ungaro, Rita Ora (in Alex Vauthier), Selena Gomez (in Versace), Ellie Goulding were all wearing leg slits for the occasion. Lady Gaga (in custom Prabal Gurung), Jennifer Hudson (in Dior), Taylor Swift (in Herve Leger) on the other hand, were surprisingly dressed up and well… too decent for what was coming up next…

2013 MTV VMAs Red Carpet dresses trend

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How To Meet Anna Wintour

If meeting Anna Wintour and touring the very HQ of Vogue US is the dream of your entire fashion life, then this is your chance! There’s a special auction, estimated at $30,000 ending at 12pm EST, Monday August 26 for a high profile fashion package.

2 lucky people will get to sit down and talk to Anna Wintour at the NY offices of the American Vogue. They’d also get 2 NY Fashion Week tickets and a $2,500 shopping spree at Oscar de la Renta! Wait, there’s more! 3 Irene Neuwirth yellow gold&diamonds rings, a day at the John Barrett NY Salon for one person (hair&nails) and a bag from Ralph Lauren. I’m so excited, I’m drooling glitter!

The current bid, at one day before the auction’s end is $7,500. Should you enter the right amount, you’ll get all the honors above. 7 bidders have so far joined the auction and, most probably, one of them will get to meet the grand Anna Wintour in person and all the other advantages of this special fashion auction lot. Fancy some fashion bidding? (in case you do, here’s where you need to place your fashionable bid!)

special fashion week auction

Dreamgirls Jennifer Hudson Is Princess Tiana In New Disney Dream Portrait

This year, Disney released a new portrait in their series of Disney Dream Portraits, masterfully executed by Annie Leibovitz, as always. Starring Princess Tiana is the very talented Jennifer Hudson.

You may or may not remember but Tiana, although Disney’s 9th Princess, is the first African American Princess in their portfolio so far. Before settling for Anika Noni Rose, the producers have auditioned Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles (even Tyra Banks). Also a singer and an actress, Rose has co-starred with Hudson and Beyonce in Dreamgirls. But despite of her high profile colleagues having auditioned for Tiana, Anika Noni Rose got to voice the legendary Princess kissing the Frog.

What intrigues me now, upon seeing Disney new Dream Portrait, is that not Anika Noni Rose is Tiana but Jennifer Hudson. Isn’t it surprising… a little bit? (wait, there’s more! Hit the jump!)

Disney Dream Portraits Jennifer Hudson Tiana

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3 Reasons To Watch Rihanna’s Styled To Rock TV Show!

This is how the Fashion world turns: one day you’re hot, the next you’re ice cold and nobody cares about you and your vision anymore. The dust started settling on Rachel Zoe’s Project show ending news and as we’re getting ready for the Fashion Week, might as well throw in a spicy TV show coming up this fall on your small but fashionable TV screens!

Below 3 reasons to convince you to watch this new TV show starting November 5:

{1} Rihanna, my dahlings, is part of the jury of a new fashion competition show called ‘Styled To Rock’. Her participation is enough to tune in for her show, just out of curiosity if nothing else. FIY, she’s the Executive Producer of the show! (click through to see two more surprising reasons to watch Style To Rock!)

Rihanna Styled to Rock TV Show with Pharrell

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Dare To Wear Inez And Vinoodh TTT Necklace, Byredo 1996 Perfume?

I could’ve just let this be a mainstream story but I wanted it to feel special. Because it is. Special. Ten Thousand Things jewelry sound and look like something else. They’ve pioneered so many times and tweaked and turned the classic jewelry design into so many simple yet incredibly catchy ways that you need to get to know them better!

They’ve made the cover of Vogue, the pages of Elle, the pictorials and advertorials of so many brands and magazines and still they’re relatively unknown to the large masses. But Ten Thousand Things have been around since 1991 and they’ve hanged on Kate Moss’s ear in her first Calvin Klein ad print! Fast forward to 2013 when TTT has worked on a special jewelry collection with Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (as promoted by Leigh Lezark in a promotional campaign photographed by – you guessed it! – Inez and Vinoodh)!

Leigh Lezark ad campaign Inez and Vinoodh TTT necklace

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Helena Christensen Fall Fashion Projects: Kipling Bags And Pirelli Calendar

A while back I found out about Helena Christensen collaborating with Kipling for a collection of luggage and large bags. Before getting to further investigate the bag matter, I caught word about yet another impressive collaboration Helena is involved in this fall: the Pirelli calendar!

Like always, the Pirelli Calendar is all about gorgeous models month after month. This year, however, is pretty special as the calendar in question is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Gathering the world’s most impressive models was de rigueur and keeping an aura of mystery around the shooting and the photographer is also part of the marketing strategy of this oh-so-special edition.

Helena Christensen, Alessandra Ambrosio, Alek Wek, Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Miranda Kerr – a flawless lineup for what I think would be one of the most impressive editions of the Pirelli calendar. We only got until November – as revealed, to find out more details about it.

2014 Pirelli Calendar Helena Christensen bags collection

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