Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Justin Timberlake and Lara Stone? Say No More....

Hey guys!!! We apologize for the long delay in blogging! We've been extremely busy the past few months but recently decided to start our blog up again. We've missed you guys! Also, sorry for the change in layout (Katie-Lu tried to experiment and we can't get it back to just a black background)! We aren't very tech savvy and web design isn't our forte.

Anyway, back to blogging.

My opinion on celebs hogging up valuable editorial space in magazines usually goes like this: (I guess you can already tell my opinions from my word choice but I'll say it anyway!) Let models model and let celebs act! Crossover from model to actress or actress to model is never deeply appreciated in my book. (I want models back on mainstream magazine covers)!

However, when a celeb AND a model are featured in a story I think it's pure editorial gold.

So when I was on models.com this morning and saw an editorial by Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair featuring Justin Timberlake and Lara Stone I was blown away.....talk about perfect casting! Here are some of the photos from the story:

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What are your opinions? They're a casting director's dream couple, no?

Friday, December 24, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas

In light of the holiday season, I've been searching for a festive editorial to share with the blogosphere. Recently I came up with this one called "The Twelve Days of Christmas," photographed by Steven Meisel in 1998 for US Vogue.

We've all heard several renditions of the classic holiday song, but have you ever seen a visual artistic interpretation of it?

Well, back in 1998, US Vogue did an entire fashion spread based on the song, featuring supermodel Shalom Harlow. (She's actually still working today...omg)!

Anway, here's the editorial:

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Granted, I was seven when this editorial was published, so maybe it's just too outdated for me to really understand, but personally I found parts of this editorial to be a little odd.

For instance, the "Three French Hens" photo has three french maids. Come on now, just because they are french hens, doesn't mean "interpreting" them to be french maids will cut it. Changing three french hens to three french maids is the same thing as changing it to three french fries, basically.

Also, when I think of eight maids a-milking, I don't not think of babies...(I'm guessing they're referencing breast feeding? Honestly, I feel awkward just saying that.) Generally, I think of maids milking cows....

Well, what are your thoughts with this editorial? My favorite photo is for "nine ladies dancing." Look at them raise the roof! Par-tay!

Merry Christmas to all!

Meggasus Peggasus

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Photo Inspiration!

I've been searching for inspiration today... Now since it's Christmas break I have time to do that sort of thing. Here are some amazing photos I stumbled across from the Conde Nast website... Beautiful!

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"When the Ballgown Met the Hammock" 1957

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"Ballgown Takes Flight" 1953

These were taken by the famous "Window Dresser," Gene Moore. I am curious to see more of his photography...

Hopefully these fantasy-like images bring you some inspiration if you are in need!
This was a mini post... longer one later.


Seize the day my friends!! :)

Xx Katie-Lu

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LF Store in Harvard Square

The LF Store in Cambridge is quickly becoming my new favorite shopping destination. According to the official homepage of the store, LF is "geared towards girls who dare to be different." When I first entered the shop, I was almost overwhelmed by different fabrics and designs. There was so much I wanted to get my hands on! My friend Emily and I were simply just browsing around for a good hour basically in awe before we even started to try anything on. FYI, I'm a sucker for a good slouchy sweater and earth tones and this place was filled.

Below I have chosen a few images from various LF store lookbooks... Which style do you like best?

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"The Drifter"
What I love most about this look is actually the feather headpiece on the girl in the image to the right. I tried this on in the store. At first I was a little skeptical about it, because it reminded me of an elf...but once it was on I loved how it looked against my dark hair. It's such a unique piece that it definitely makes a statement. All you'd have to do is wear it with confidence and anyone could pull it off.

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"Earth Spirit"
The image to the right is possibly my favorite outfit out of all the various looks on the website. Seeing girls wear floor length dresses is a rare occurrence these days, and this model makes the style still look sexy even though she's showing minimal skin! Not to mention her legs look a mile long.

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"Official Lookbook"
So I was never a fan of ponchos but this dark green one brings them to a new level of cool. I adore the long fringe at the end, and it looks great paired with the tribal indian pouch necklace!



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"The After Party"
Images from this specific lookbook are very different from the daytime looks! The majority of the styles are heavy on the black lace and gorgeous faux fur. You would definitely be the show stopper at a party wearing any of these styles...

The only downside to my recent discovery of this store is that it is a five minute walk away from where I got hired to work in January... All I have to say is that I'm worried about how fast my first paycheck will disappear :$

If you are interested at taking a look at the LF homepage or browsing through the rest of the images in the lookbook, click here !

Xx Katie-Lu

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Marc Jacobs s/s 2011 campaign is out!

Marc Jacobs is finally using real models in his campaigns again (no celebs thank god)! As a result the campaigns are getting so much better (smart decision, Marc).

For the spring show, the clothes were very vibrant and colorful. They had a 1970'a disco feel to them. The spring campaign, photographed by Juergen Teller, perfectly captures the theme of the collection.

It's kind of cool to see how closely the campaign captures the essence of the show. If you want to see what I mean here's a quick video of the show from nylon.com.



Usually, the Marc Jacobs campaigns are pretty bland with dull lighting and emotionless faces. (Although I must say that last season wasn't bland because the model choice was spot on).

Either way, I claim this season's campaign to be downright groovy! (haha) Take a look at the newest images featuring models Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Masha Kirsanova.

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Models.com says that this campaign is "reminiscent of Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver." Do you agree?

Have a wonderful day!

xox

Meggasus

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

STOP THIS TREND!

This post is urgent!!! Someone please STOP THIS TREND. I've been seeing these weird animal hats pop up all over the place. Urban Outfitters is one of the guilty suppliers.

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It gets worse.... You can buy matching gloves!!

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It's like an instant puppet show?? hmmm no thanks.

More serious posts later! Meggasus and I have been swamped with finals :/

Xx Katie-Lu

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kelsi Dagger Shoes! Worth the Splurge...

Believe it or not, shoes are always the most frustrating item for me to buy on my shopping list. The reason for this is because I seem to have the worst luck with every pair I buy. I am that girl who will be running late to class in the rain, and when she is almost there her heel will break! (yes that has happened to me before)

Part of the reason for my bad "luck" however is that I am bargain shopper. I have a difficult time buying any pair of shoes that aren't from Target or Marshalls. Up until recently I had never bought a pair of shoes for myself over $50. However, after all my broken heels, jammed zippers, and painful blisters I have come to the realization that it is worth the investment to buy a quality pair of shoes even if it means dropping a little more money than you expected. Recently, I came across my new favorite brand- Kelsi Dagger.

I was looking for a pair of practical, yet stylish boots that could handle with winter weather in Boston... This is the pair I found!

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Kinda grunge, but still more feminine than most combat style boots I've seen! They aren't too clunky/massive, but they are still sturdy enough to stand up against winter weather! Not to mention, they do not have and zippers to get jammed or spike heels to get stuck in the Boston sidewalk grates! Maybe now I can make it to class on time...

Here are a few others I was tempted to buy... As you can see, the heels on these made them a little more unpractical for everyday use.



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I am predicting that my next splurge on shoes will be an "over the knee" style boot like this one with the buckles running all the way up the leg... very sexy!
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I was surprised how much I liked this brown leather pair... Brown is a color I never am initially attracted to when it comes to fashion. Black is always my first instinct! However, this one took me by surprise! I love how it's casual, but still has a 4 inch glam heel!
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This one was actually my favorite... but not what I was looking for! The open toe would be silly in the winter.
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I may have to order this last pair after I get my next paycheck... I've been wanting a new pair of heels to go out in, and these skyscrapers would definitely be a show stopper! I love the snake skin pattern.... and I'm a sucker for black as I hinted at previously!

Another great aspect of the Kelsi Dagger brand, is that all the shoes run big. This is great for girls like Meggasus and I who have feet on the larger size and are sometimes limited with our options. (another reason as to why shoe shopping is frustrating.) However, the boots I bought fit perfectly and I couldn't be happier with them :)

Which of these is your favorite style? Let us know what you think!

I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Xx Katie-Lu