March 6, 2013 |
Fashion critic Booth Moore continues to review all the latest from Paris Fashion Week fall 2013. Moore recently reviewed Sarah Burton's collection for Alexander McQueen, calling the clothes "fit for a royal. " She described the look at Chanel as "sporty and sweet. " [ Los Angeles Times ] Funny girl Tina Fey called being photographed in a bathing suit a "nightmare. " Someone snapped a picture of Fey in a polka dot one-piece while in Florida. [ OMG Yahoo ] Dita Von Teese is gearing up to launch her new fragrance and lingerie collections on HSN beginning April 23. Von Teese pulled from vintage influences for her collections, with a '50s calendar girl look to the lingerie and '30s style perfume bottles for the fragrances.
February 14, 2013
EVENTS Dita Von Teese is thought to have helped make burlesque popular again — probably because her sexy dance act never gets old. See what all the fuss is about when Von Teese makes a stop at the House of Blues during her "Strip, Strip Hooray Variety Show. " House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. Fri. $35. (323) 848-5100; http://www.houseofblues.com
January 24, 2013 |
Tallulah Harlech, Dita Von Teese, Harry Brant and Peter Brant Jr. joined the crowd at the Elie Saab show Wednesday. The Brant brothers are the sons of art collector Peter Brant and model Stephanie Seymour. A model and actress, Harlech is the daughter of Lady Amanda Harlech, a model and longtime Chanel muse. Tallulah Harlech made the rounds of the Paris couture shows this week. She previously patronized Elie Saab, saying she thought of Saab for special occasion dressing, good for red carpets, which she hasn't needed -- at least not yet. "Watch that space," Harlech added, implying that things could change, since she has two movies in the works: "Spite and Malice" and "The Invisible Woman.
January 24, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
January 23, 2013 |
As is usually the case at Giorgio Armani Prive, A-listers dotted the front row Tuesday for the spring/summer 2013 collection. Among them were actresses Uma Thurman, Hilary Swank, Claudia Cardinale and Isabelle Huppert. Aside from attending fashion shows, Swank made news in Paris over the weekend, but not for the best of reasons: Thieves broke into the taxi in which she riding and snatched her purse. When asked about the incident, the two-time Oscar winner simply smiled and said, "I'm OK, thank you. " Among others in attendance at the show were three striking fashion models: Tallulah Harlech, daughter of longtime Karl Lagerfeld muse Lady Amanda Harlech; Amber Le Bon, daughter of Duran Duran's Simon Le Bon and model Yasmin Le Bon; and deejay Lady Mary Charteris, recently wed to musician Robbie Furze.
January 22, 2013 |
Alexis Mabille showed his first collection as an official haute couture house early Wednesday evening. The terms “couture” and "haute couture" may be bandied about in the U.S., but few design houses can describe themselves as such in France. That determination can be made only by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture - French fashion's governing body - according to many considerations, including quality of course. Sitting front row in a rhinestone-dotted veil, burlesque artist Dita Von Teese said Mabille designed the costume for her new show, which premieres in February at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.