This rather stunning editorial features in the current (November 2009) issue of Vogue Paris. We haven’t been able to find out much about Léonor Scherrer or what she does, but what we do know is that she looks just incredible here, and has also been snapped by The Sartorialist and by Jak & Jil (below) looking amazing too. Tough, but with sex appeal, hard-edged but very classy, Scherrer’s look is the epitome of a sort of dark, very French chic. We want to know/see more… the fact that blogs haven’t picked up on her much yet (compared to, say, Carine Roitfeld, whose every sartorial choice is analysed by countless bloggers) only adds to her mysterious appeal.
2) Shop W.A.S
Shop W.A.S (shopwithasianstereotypes.blogspot.com) has some very cool stuff, like this skull cut-out sweater (above). It’s affordable too. This exciting t-shirt with pins down the back (which could pass off as Number(N)ine or Damir Doma) is $40, while the multi-cross necklace is $50.
The paperclip necklace is cool too, and if you can’t be bothered to do your own DIY ‘ribs cut-out’ t-shirt, they do a double-layered one for $50 too:
Click HERE to visit the store.
3) Designer Coke
No, not that coke, but the other coke beloved by the fashion industry, namely Coca-Cola Light (do we need to put a little R symbol here or something to avoid getting sued?) has been given the designer treatment by eight female Italian designers. Alberta Ferretti, Anna Molinari (Blumarine), Veronica Etro, Silvia Venturini (Fendi), Consuelo Castiglioni (Marni), Angela Missoni, Rossella Jardini (Moschino), and Donatella Versace have each designed a bottle, each of which will be auctioned off in Milan to raise money in support of the victims of the Abruzzo earthquake in Italy earlier this year.
Particularly like the Missoni one… it’s a shame the packaging isn’t going to be used commercially, not least because it negates the possibility of being able to have some sort of Marni drink to go with your Marni macaroons (reported on here)…
4) Judith Leiber Crystal Bags
Look, we know it’s wrong, but there’s something we find quite captivating about these Judith Leiber crystal bags… in all their sparkly glory, there’s just something rather satisfying about them, and about how they pop open so neatly. Yes, they’re on the tacky side of things, and, yes, they’re not cheap (think thousands), but sometimes you have to unleash your inner Middle Eastern billionaire-ess…
The first two are available to buy on Net-a-Porter.
5) And finally…Irony of the week/month/year?
The BlackBerry flashed… an email from Blogger, “[Hapsical] New comment on BAD: Balmain Men's hits the stores”. “You’re cheap,” a commenter called RJ asserted “and corny. These jeans are amazing. The top ones anyway. And the collection is dope.” Oh no, I thought, what fatal error of judgement have I made, which amazing jeans have I condemned, to the extent that it roused someone to leave insults on a post from seven months ago? Well, um, turns out it was these:
Truly made my day…because there’s nothing cheap and corny about them whatsoever, but the blogger who disliked them on the other hand…he’s cheap and corny as hell!