Mar 31, 2009

Live-blogging ProRunCan2

So after last week's horrible episode in which Jason and googly-eye came back, Adejoke left (due to that bitch, Kim) and Sunny and J.Biffi remained as decent, personable designers. I'm ready for some karma to come Team Better's way.

Sorry Jessica, I love you, but you're not Alexander Wang (or did she say McQueen?) Regardless, I'm not convinced you can compete internationally. I'll truly make a judgement call when I see your entire collection.

Tailored suiting is this week's challenge.

Is Jason wearing neon Crocs?

Gen making Art Deco? Impossible. Her tailoring is horrendous.

"Thank You, Roselin" is not the same as "THANK YOU, MOOD!"

Jason's pink suit with white polka-dots? FML.

Sunny has model measurements...jealous.

Genvieve has an eye for proportion? Really? Since when?

School debt J.Biff? Me too.

Brian Bailey pointing at Sunny's stomach made me uncomfortable.

Jason is all gimmick, and no design.

"Challenge-card?" Like an internal memo?

Introduced a SECOND DESIGN?! Making lingerie? Oh.

"What is Charmeus? It sounds like a dessert. Something mousse." Way to break the model stereotypes girls.

JASON IS STRAIGHT? It took almost an entire season's worth of deliberation to find this out.

Wooooow, Jason is really playing up his heterosexuality. I'm almost waiting for him to crush a beer can on his head and talk about banging chicks, man.

How many of those peacock/dream catcher earrings does J.Biff own? In how many colours? The Aldo Accessories she bought them from must've made a killing.

"I would hurt small children..." J.Biff wins best line of the season.

Time for the runway:

Brian Bailey & David Dixon on the same show? Holy alliteration Batman!

Sunny: The suit was well designed. Best lingerie too.
Gen: Crooked, like her re-entry onto the show. That's not a slip- that's a dress.
J.Biffi.: Meh suit, but good idea. "Sweet-set" is exactly as how I would describe J. Biff's lingerie.
Jason: WTF?

Iman cut off Shawn. I LOVE IT.
Jason's mom must be a hot mess too then.
Iman's really grown on me.

Sunny won - AGAIN. JUST GIVE HIM THE TITLE.
Jason in the top 3? Hick. That spot belongs to Adejoke.
Jessica Biffi, I'll be seeing you at fashion week.

So, let me get this straight. Jessica and Sunny are from Toronto. And Jason is from Hamilton. No one from any other part of the country is going. What does that say about everywhere else? IRRELEVANT.

Mar 24, 2009

Karla + Cake

Karl Lagerfeld doesn't eat cake. He scoffs at food. He hates people with BMIs. Period.

When he's hungry, he probably just takes deep breaths.

Here he is, looking as though he's too good for Barbie, cake and cameras. I feel for him. Why won't his handlers let him back into the glorious Chanel crypt and sleep?

Also, he is not an amputee. He just doesn't watch ANTM to know that poses like that make one look limbless. I'd love to hear this thoughts on Tyra though.

Dear Tyra,

Let Allison win. Okay? Thanks. Her eyes are huge and her talent...huge (by ANTM standards). This picture is proof that she needs to win. CreepyChan FTW.

Live-blogging ProRunCan2

  • Can I just say that I love how Iman says "Tempers will flare, hemlines will fly." I want it as my ringtone. I think about this every week.
  • Iman is dressed like Mr. T in drag. I like it.
  • Kim brushes her hair? Who knew.
  • "I hope it's somewhere out of Canada." Me too J.Biff. Me too.
  • I hate camping. ME TOO J.BIFF. ME TOO.
  • 14 beers, a silver-fox stole...someone call PETA.
  • I could not be in a car with Kim for any duration of time. One of us would not come out alive.
  • Team challenge, again. Ridiculous.
  • "I think Sunny picked Jessica because she won the last two challenges." WRONG KIM. Sunny picked her because they've won every challenge thus far.

  • Annnnnd googly-eyes is back. And Jason is back too. FML.
  • 2 eliminations tonight.
  • "Gimme Shelter" Challenge.
  • I like Adejoke and her dry sense of humor
  • Kim, Genvieve and Jason (Team TPT) collectively look like carnies. So disgusting.
  • "Get back to the city?" Really? Can one really go camping in Ottawa? Like...is it really a big transition?
  • Genvieve: "We deserve to be here." No. You don't. You were kicked off
  • I really feel for Sunny. He does work hard. I hope he takes this challenge
  • The flash of Toronto makes me yearn for ProRun set in a real city
  • Kim's not a designer...Adejoke's vocab and demeanour is leaps and bounds ahead of Kim.
  • Sunny + Kenny's picture is ridiculous! Is that the best they could find?! Oh my!

  • Adejoke's mom: "My house is clean!" That's something my parents would say.
  • Kim doesn't have any friends. Sucks for her. Maybe Kim doesn't have anything to go back to because her attitude sucks and she's not a talented designer.
  • I still cannot believe Kim brushes her hair.
  • TEAM JESSICA, ADEJOKE AND SUNNY FTW
  • Kim's styling is so similar to the styling from Nada over Toronto Fashion Week. Obviously this was taped before, but I hated it on the Nada runway, and I hate on the ProRun runway.

Runway:

  • Yellow on Iman looks hot. You go David Bowie!
  • Team TPT:
  • Genvieve: Apron shirt. Silver-detail looks like birthday tinsel.
  • Jason's ...thing...is...horrible. What is it? I don't understand.
  • Team angel/demon:
  • Kim's out. She has to be. WTF? Ola anyone? Remember that store? \ Adejoke's outfit fits in with Sunny and J. Biff's.
  • Team Please Win:
  • Sunny's looks like a Lady Gaga costume. The execution is divine.
  • Jessica: Cohesive with Sunny's for sure.

  • Kim needs to stop starting shit in the green room. THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T HAVE A JOB OR HAVE A HOME.
  • Honestly, kudos for J.Biff for keeping her cool. She deserves a medal. Kim is such a miserable person. "I chuckled." STFU.
  • Shawn and Iman hate each other. I wouldn't be surprised if one of them wouldn't be there next season.
  • Two winners? Scores? There is no way that their execution and concept is nowhere close to theirs. None at all.
  • Adejoke does not deserve to leave. I'm actually quite upset. Kim should be ashamed that her outfit caused Adejoke's dismissal. Total mess of a season.
  • So Adejoke is out, thanks to friendless Kim. Go back to Vancity. Kim is also out...if that's any consolation.
  • Sunny, J.Biff, Jason and Genvieve won.



p.s. This conversation about Jason and Kim at the campfire makes my life:

Rafay says:
is he gay? I can't figure it out.

Mags says:
who cares. they're perfect for each other

R says:
help me understand

Mags says:
their chemistry extends further than traditional gender binary
.

Mar 23, 2009

Love and Sex and Magic

I have a book due and I think that takes priority over the blog. See you in the first week of April!

Until then, here's a video that'll warm your bones.

Ciara & Justin Timberlake team up for Love and Sex and Magic off of Ciara's upcoming Fantasy Ride. It's a sexy video and...well...it makes me blush. A little Beyonce, a little Janet Jackson, a little avant-garde and alotta sexy.

Mar 11, 2009

Muppet Marauder

This is animal cruelty. Jean-Charles de Castelbajac showed these monstrosities on the runway. I'm not surprised, this is the same guy who did that coat made out of teddy bears. I think he also designed some stuff for Le Coq Sportif. Poor Kermit.

Coco Chanel

Coco, meet Chanel. Chanel, meet Coco.

This picture was too good to not post. Coco Rocha and Chanel Iman backstage.

Drew does W

When Drew Barymore isn't hawking CoverGirl mascara, she acts. I ended up in the multiplex a few weeks ago watching the trainwreck that is He's Just Not That Into You and I realized how much I miss seeing her on screen. Her acting chops may not be like Meryl's but she definately knows how to light up a screen.


Here is Drew in W. She's promoting Grey Gardens, an HBO film based on a 1970s documentary about Edie Beale. This role might be show us a new side of Drew. I've included some stills from the film and the article, courtesy of W Magazine.

When you think of Drew Barrymore, you often remember her roles in such feel-good romantic comedies as "The Wedding Singer" and "50 First Dates." Turns out the bubbly actress has a dark side. In the April issue of W magazine, Drew reveals the need she had to break out of her happy-go-lucky persona. That's why the 34-year-old fought so hard for the part of Little Edie Beale in HBO's "Grey Gardens." If you haven't seen the 1975 documentary that the HBO film is based on, Little Edie was the eccentric cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who lived alone with her mother, Edie Bouvier Beale, in a dilapidated 28-room mansion in East Hampton filled with cats and raccoons. Quite a departure from Barrymore's role in "He's Just Not That Into You," eh?

"I was excited to bring my own pain to something," Drew reveals. "I mean, contrary to my happy-go-luckiness, I have so much darkness in there. Playing Edie, I felt like s---. I thought, I'm afraid beyond anything I've ever known. I'm miserable; I'm scared; I feel sick all the time. And I was like, Good! At least I have somewhere to put it. You know what? I'm not f---in' happy all the time. I like making people feel good, but it was great not to have to please anybody. I was out there for myself and for her."To prepare for the dramatic role, Drew cut herself off from the outside world, which reminded her of when she went to rehab at the age of 13. "I got institutionalized as a kid, and I felt like I was back there," she shares. "A lot of times I found myself unhappy and isolated, and the only other time I felt that way was when I was in there. It was absolutely trying to relearn to live. You are learning to become someone else."



Although Little Edie's decision to live in seclusion with her overbearing mother may seem odd to most, Drew views their relationship as a love story. That's not how she would describe the relationship she has with her own mom. "My mother and I split when I was very young and have never really reconciled," she shares. (Drew has lived on her own since legally emancipating herself the age of 15.)Fortunately, Barrymore has managed to create her own family over the years, which consists of such close friends as Cameron Diaz and her producing partner Nancy Juvonen. She's also had no shortage of romances. Drew's been married twice, and dated New York rocker Fabrizio Moretti (of the Strokes) for five years, which was "one of the most, if not the most, important relationships I've had in my life," she notes. "We're still very close. I'm just learning who I am and how relationships work and how to make them function. No different from anyone else."






When I grow up...

...I wanna be like this kid. His style is fresh and fabulous. He's also only eight. Meet Arlo Weiner, son of Matt Weiner, creator of the impeccably styled TV series Mad Men. Ascots? Madras? Crushed velvet vintage jackets? AMAZING. He's featured in this month's GQ, check it out.

The Curious Case of Amber Rose

She's become my obsession. I can't help but think she's amazing. Here is more of Amber Rose. Notice she's getting photo ops sans Kanye? Work those 15 minutes!

Here's are two older ones from earlier last week. The Chanel shades are love.

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picture courtesty of www.justjared.com

Mar 10, 2009

Live-blogging ProRunCan2 - Ep6

  • Iman's bubble-vest hurts my life- it's sea foam with a leopard trim. Oh my.
  • "A sticky situation," Iman seems to be loving the puns recently. The challenge is about Post-Its
  • I really wish they would give them fabric and real models
  • The challenge is about Post-It gowns for breast cancer survivors
  • Other Jackie Adejoke is also wearing a vest, it's not nearly as loud. Which is too bad.
  • Sunny crying is so sad. His father died of cancer. I hope he wins and I don't even know his design.
  • Other Jackie Adejoke's voice is cracking and it now seems that everyone is crying
  • I think Jessica Biffi has a beard- I can't tell.
  • Wings? Kim is making wings? Foam wings? GO HOME. "Are wings fashionable?" NO.
  • Post-iting is now a word because Sunny says so.
  • I can't get over Jason's wardrobe/life/facial hair/hair/jewellery choices
  • Brian Bailey gives horrible advice. "From the desert to the oasis," is not constructive.
  • Kim: "What girl doesn't feel like great when she wears wings?" UM? ALL OF THEM OVER THE AGE OF 6. Unless they come in the form of on a sanitary pad, wings should not be worn on a woman unless you're a Victoria's Secret angel (even this is questionable).
  • So is Jason gay? He's throwing my gaydar way off. The Elton John-esque earring says gay, while his flirtatiousness with Kim makes me think he's not strictly-dickly. The white linen pants say gay, but the fact that he can't coordinate them properly says that he's not strictly-dickly. So confused.
  • WAIT. An ad for http://www.designitwithpostit.ca/ is giving away money AND a lunch with Brian Bailey. Can I just have the money? What would I say to him? My only question would be "Why are you not Tim Gunn?"
  • "She's not a fashion designer, she's a fashion regurgitate-r." Possibly genius. Yes.
  • Jason needs to learn how to design to not simply just keep adding arbitrary things. Fashion isn't about "adding drama."
  • Jason also speaks in third person. Remind you of anyone?
  • "Ba-Rue makeup." I love the French.
  • "GLA-MORE," another reason I love the French.
  • I sense a Kim vs. Biffi bitch fest. I was on team Kim until Jeff got kicked off. She's definitely the weakest link now. Along with Jason. Double-elimination would be great, except this won't happen seeing as how the first episode saw about 7 people leave.
  • Marie Saint Pierre! I love her.

  • Genieve - The dress is a lit better than I imagine. It's stiff and a little boxy.
  • Jason- Horrible. Just...wow.
  • Other Jackie Adekoke- Tacky! Tarzan Jane?
  • Kim - the leaves are gorgeous. Everything else is horrible.
  • Jessica - Well lucky for her she has immunity.
  • Sunny - It's the least paper-y. The bottom is gorgeous. The bustier? Meh. The colour is to severe for the elegant bottom.

  • "Bye bitches!" I think I love Other-Jackie.
  • Everyone is hating on Shawn! Uh-Oh!
  • "A Papier-mâché dress with a train! That's a train wreck!" IMAN! YOUR PUNS! SO MANY!
  • "I Didn't like it from the get-go, I didn't like it from the go-get! How about that?!" AND AGAIN! OH MY IMAN!
  • The winner: Jessica Biffi...this is rigged. Sunny's was the superior design.
  • You just don't measure up: JASON!
  • Jason's model passed away shortly after this episode. So sad. Two people have died on this season alone. Sadness.
  • Next episode: Special guest COCO ROCHA?! SHUT UP AND GET OUT. I can't wait for next week's episode, the first real episode this season! Hurrah!

Christian Dior Fall 2009

I've always had a love affair with anything Christian Dior. From Hedi Slimane for Dior Homme (and presently Kris van Assche) to John Galliano as head designer- Dior can do no wrong in my humble eyes.

For Fall 2009, Galliano infuses 1920s flapper-inspired styling with cocooning and finally adding a dollop of textures and colours ripe from the spice route. Harem pants, sheer chiffon, luxe silks and satins all collide to remain cohesive and very desirably accessible.















John Galliano showing these girls how it's done.

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