Posts Tagged vogue

Blog Babe: Kristina Bazan

Earlier this year I stumbled across Kristina Bazan’s blog, Kayture.  Not only is it a clever play on words (think couture, people) but it’s absolutely amazing!!  20 and Swiss born, Kristina travels around the world with her partner James Chardon blogging about her fashion adventures and finds.  As if I didn’t feel inadequate enough, she also regularly works high-end brands, from Louis Vuitton, Dolce&Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Dior to Mango, Guess, and Jimmy Choo. Not to mention she has been featured in magazines like Vogue and Cosmo.  She usually updates her website every 2-3 days sometimes more frequently; but her instagram account has several posts a day!

Her website is kayture.com

Her Instagram account is kristina_bazan

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Vintage Bowles

As I was scouring the Vogue website this week I came across the Vintage Bowles web series.  It’s an amazing journey of how Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue, travels around the world seeking pieces for his legendary couture collection. Season one is on the Vogue website and it features garments by Nina Ricci, Charles James, Geoffrey Beene and YSL.  It’s such a personal view into Hamish Bowles’ passion for vintage collections.

http://http://video.vogue.com/series/vintage-bowles

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Gwyneth Paltrow/ Michael Kors Collaboration

Paltrow and Kors have been friends for 20 years and have just decided to work together to introduce a Christmas collection for Paltrow’s website, goop.com. Paltrow says she loves Michael Kors clothes and thought that it would be fun to put a spin on some of her favorite vintage Kors pieces. The Christmas collection will include pieces such as capes, peacoats, and many accessories. I am very excited for this collection from one of my favorite designers and one of my favorite actresses!

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Nicolas Ghesquiere Set To Depart Balenciaga

As of November 5th, Nicolas Ghesquiere and Balenciaga confirmed that a decision has been made between them to end their working relationship. Ghesquiere has been working as a creative director for the brand for the past 15 years and will end his career with them on November 30th. British Vogue editor, Alexandria Shulman says, “He’s turned Balenciaga into a brand that is both admired by the fashion industry and which has made a real impact on the clothes we wear.”

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So far Ghesquiere’s next career move is undetermined. As for Balenciaga, a succesor to follow Nicolas has yet to be announced.

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Drama Over Fashion Show Schedule

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Next year’s New York Fashion Week will begin September 13th due to the date of Labor Day. Italian design houses are worried that this will push back their dates and will not give the designers enough time to produce good shows. If the Italian designers change their dates, then their fashion week will begin during New York Fashion Week and last through London Fashion Week.

However, those over at Conde Nast are not very happy. Vogue editors promise to not show up to the Milan shows if the Italian designers decide to change their dates. The International Chairman of Conde Nast, Jonathan Newhouse, even wrote a letter to the Italian Chamber of Fashion expressing his feelings of the situation. In the letter he states that “They will not under any circumstances abandon the London or New York shows if the Milan shows are moved earlier…” (WWD.com). We’ll have to wait and see who will win this battle.

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Carine Roitfeld Dramatically Announces Launch of Independent Magazine

Carine Roitfeld, the ex-editor-in-chief of French Vogue, has confirmed the rumors swirling in the fashion world of the launch of her own personal magazine, set to premier next September. This fabulous frenchwoman has sparked an uproar for fashion industry insiders, who expected something tumultuous to be in the works when she left her post at French Vogue last December after 10 years of being the editor-in-chief. Roitfeld’s magazine will be published four times per year in English, apparently much to Vogue’s dismay. Roitfeld candidly spoke with French bloggers about the drama, remarking that “I don’t think [Vogue] is too keen about seeing me launch a magazine. It won’t be easy for me to launch it independently but I still have friends who are ready to support me.”

This fashion drama is so juicy and Devil Wears Prada-esque, and I for one cannot wait to see what will conspire closer to the date of the magazine’s publication. If the magazine has any of the French je ne sais quoi that is present in the chic and beautiful Carine, I believe it will fare very well indeed. Regardless, Roitfeld is certainly one to watch for all you fashion divas – with a self-titled book in the works, a guest editorship at V magazine, and the new face of Barney’s ad campaigns  – Carine is certainly making the fashion world turn on their Christian Louboutin platforms and crane their well-coiffed heads to take notice.

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Vogue Japan Sparks Controversy with Crystal Renn Photoshoot

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Vogue Japan taped model Crystal Renn’s eyes back in an editorial for the October 2011 issue, in what seems to be an attempt to mimic the shape of Asian eyes.  The magazine, under the control of editor Anna Dello Russo, has also released a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot that includes footage of makeup artists taping back the model’s eyes.

Dailymail.co.uk reports “it’s not clear whether Ms. Dello Russo is attempting to ingratiate Ms. Renn with Asian readers or simply achieve a different look for the shoot, but the cosmetic act of stretching the eyes is sure to raise questions about the magazine’s possibly misjudged motives.”

Tell us what you think.  Is Vogue crossing the line, or just creating art?  To read more, visit dailymail.co.uk.

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