Thursday, January 27, 2011

Another Angle's 24-Hour NYC Trip

Another Angle just got back from a one-day NYC trip (yet it's a 22-hour flight one way!) to cover a basketball topic...

AA, of course, managed to sneak off to conduct "market research" (shopping) in downtown NYC!
The first stop, Opening Ceremony, came as a bit of a surprise size-wise when I entered  because the Tokyo store is at least 4 times the size of its original NYC flagship. Having said that, OC was where I found the most memorable fashion piece from my 24-hour NYC trip. Some of you may have already seen this...

...behold, the Tron Legacy inspired Opening Ceremony yellow tulip dress!

Fox and Fawn
570 Manhattan Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11222

I tried to make it to hip Brooklyn vintage / second hand store Fox and Fawn to snag some bargains but did not have time so I suppose I'll just update myself on their blog before I make my next trip to NYC in March!

Babel Fair Boutique
260 Elizabeth St.
New York, NY 10012

This shop was also on my target list. This cutting-edge Nolita boutique was founded by fashionable wanderlust traveller Erica Kiang and carries designers from all over the globe at fairly affordable prices.

...until March...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Missoni Spring 2011 Campaign: A Quirky Ride

Missoni's new campaign video takes you on a quirky ride of ziggy patterns and colourful knits with the Missoni family and celebrities such as Charlotte Dellal and Leighton Meester!

Here are the campaign images:

Loves it.

Source: Brusday

Update: Armani Jeans Ambassador Rafael Nadal

Following my previous post about tennis champion Rafael Nadal signing up for Armani Jeans and Emporio Armani underwear, the AJ campaign is now revealed.

His best assets showed off (remember his constant wedgie on court?) and he looks every bit of the Armani model he is.

Bravo Armani house!

Source: The Cut

Lady Gaga Soundtrack for House of Mugler

The much anticipated Lady Gaga song and short film for house of Mugler is finally out!

The soundtrack was remixed by Gaga herself especially for Nicola Formichetti's first menswear show for Mugler. In case some of you do not know already, Formichetti isGaga's personal stylist and the power behind her fashion throne.
The coca cola cans, the cigarette sunglasses, the meat costume... yes, all him.

"I love him, my friend the genius, my collaborator, more more than any piece of clothing or closet I possess. But don't tell him I said that, he'll die. He picked them all out," she said in a statement at the show.

Lady Gaga, Nicola Formichett, and Gaga's creative director Matthew Williams

Source: Stylelist

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gwen Stefani Stars in L'Oreal Paris New Campaign

Girlfriend knows how to work that Infallible Le Rouge! 

“I can’t believe I get to be one of the L’OrĂ©al Paris girls.  I love playing dress up, on stage or shooting videos, it’s always been one of my favorite parts of being in a band," says Gwen of being the new face of L'Oreal Paris.

She is totally "worth it".

Source: BellaSugar

Dolce & Gabbana Mens Spring '11 Campaign

Shall I say more? 

Source: Refinery 29

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Shot that Never Made US Vogue September '07 Issue

Coco Rocha featured an unpublished image that was shot for Vogue September 2007 issue in her blog. Shot by Steven Meisel, the picture was loved by Grace Coddington but not by Anna Wintour...
...therefore it never made it to print. 
One word: Decadence.

Source: Oh So Coco

Global "It" Girls Gather for Louis Vuitton's Spring 2011 Jewellery Lookbook

Ever the trend-leader among luxury brands, Louis Vuitton steps up as the first again to feature today's "it" girls in its most recent spring 2011 jewellery lookbook. 
Only this brand can place a Hollywood starlet alongside a "party girl", an athlete alongside an artist, rock royalty alongside a London aristocrat, and pack them together in one chain of Vuitton command within its cozy little collection lookbook. Bravo.

Billie Porter, London Reporter and "party girl"
Rinko Kikuchi, Hollywood Actress

Alexandra Richards, daughter of Keith Richards
Mary Charteris, London Aristocrat

Annabelle Dexter Jones, Artist
Daria Schieferstein, Tennis Player

Natalie Love, Actress
Zhu Zhu, Shanghai TV Presenter

See more on Fashion Lover.

Source: Fashion Lover

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Face of Miss Dior Cherie: Natalie Portman

Soon-to-be mother and Golden Globes winner Natalie Portman will be featured in the new Miss Dior Cherie ad campaign. Directed by Sophia Coppola for the third campaign, the print ad and  TV commercial will officially launch in March.

An unexpected but fitting choice; she plays the sweet-sultry girl amazingly in this campaign.

Source: Stylelist 

Kate Moss and Lea T Lock Lips on Love Magazine

Katie Grand does it again! Love Magazine's newest androgyny issue features Kate Moss locking lips with transgender model (and Ricardo Tisci's muse) Lea T on its cover. 
A playful touch to style Kate as the man and Lea as the woman.

Rumors say Justin Bieber will be on one of this issue's covers. I highly anticipate the revealing of Katie working her magic on the teen sensation.

Source: Styleite

Monday, January 17, 2011

Golden Globes 2011: The Style List

This year's Golden Globes was nothing less than a stylish feast of sweeping gowns and dripping sparkles. It definitely made up for a rather mediocre Oscars last year. I hope this fantastic start will warm up the stars for an ultra-glam Oscars 2011!

Behold, my Style Favourites...

Unexpected Glamazon / Best Dressed:
Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen

Mad Man Style Winners:
Elizabeth Moss in Donna Karen
January Jones in Atelier Versace

Maestros of the Sweeping Gowns:
Eva Longoria in Zac Posen
Olivia Wilde in Marchesa

Trend Citizens:
Leighton Meester in Burberry Prorsum
Emma Stone in Calvin Klein Collection

Then we've got the "Almost There"s...

You are Beautiful but Please Let Go Of the "Vintage" Look:
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

You are Beautiful Please Trim Your Bangs:
Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham

You are Beautiful but Did Getty Images Use a Fish-Eye Camera on You?
(I checked every photo and something is not right with her face; a huge distraction from the gorgeous custom-made gown)
Megan Fox in Armani Prive

You are Beautiful Except for the Creases On Your Gown:
Julienne Moore in Lanvin

You are Beautiful but No Longer Twenty Years Old:
Heidi Klum in Marc Jacobs

...and finally, to Natalie Portman and Colin Firth...

You are Beautiful because You are Winners in Career and in Style:
Colin Firth
Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf    

Source: Us Magazine
Credit: Reuters

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Emmanuelle Alt Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue

On 7th January 2011, French Vogue officially announced that Emmanuelle Alt will take over as editor-in-chief for French Vogue.

We all know who she is, current fashion director at French Vogue. What some of you may not know is that girlfriend was appointed as fashion director of ELLE at the age of 20 back in the nineties! Speaking of an early bloomer!

"It is a great honour for me, and also a great pleasure, to arrive at the head of Vogue Paris which I know so well," Alt was quoted on Vogue UK. "By working with such a talented team, I am confident of developing the incredible potential of the magazine.

Salivating in anticipation for her debut issue.

Source: WWD 

Kate Moss for Balmain SS11 Campaign

Dutch duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin takes us backstage of their SS11 Balmain campaign shoot featuring Kate Moss. The photographers launched a video teaser of Kate Moss working the camera, interrupted by Tim Burton-esque illustration. 

A fresh approach to let us see the behind-the-scenes before launching the final work. 

Source: Highsnobette 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Coming Soon...Roitfeld Successor

Who oh who will it be? 

Hold your breath, the announcement of French Vogue Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld's successor will be made next week, according to WWD. Current forerunners are French Vogue fashion director Emmanuelle Alt, and Le Figaro fashion editor Virginie Mouzat. I wonder how friendly they are with each other recently...

Place your bets now!
Emmanuelle Alt

Virginie Mouzat
Source: WWD

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 Brand Ambassadors

WWD officially announced that Miss Va-Va-Voom-Chest-and-Legs Blake Lively, also known as Serena van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl, is Chanel's new brand ambassador.
Time to practice more poses other than your signature hand-on-hip Miss Lively.
Not a surprise, considering Chanel has been represented by a lot of young celebrities for the past few seasons. I'm more surprised about Nadal being Armani's next brand ambassador!

Rafael Nadal is the next model for Emporio Armani Underwear (previous campaigns featured sports heart-throbs David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo) and Armani Jeans for SS11.

I hope Armani will be able to transform Nadal just as how Vogue transformed Andy Murray.
Source: WWD, Image Fashion