* Coco Chanel wearing a jersey suit in Biarritz, 1928. Shot by Roger-Viollet.
Two feature films dedicated to the icon’s life will be coming out this year. “Coco Before Chanel,” a biopic of the celebrated fashion designer is based on the book “L’Irreguliere” (The Nonconformist) by Edmonde Charles-Roux.
Audrey Tautou stars as Gabrielle Chanel, known as Coco, before she became famous. The film will feature dresses from the Chanel collection archives. Karl Lagerfeld himself insisted on supervising the re-creation of costumes and accessories. Images from Anne Fontaine’s “Coco Before Chanel” have already leaked, and by the looks of it – the fashion world is certain to embrace the epic film.
A blast from Eugene Remm explains:
“EMM Group is pleased to announce our expansion into the hotel-lounge business with the opening of The Chandelier Room and The Living Room Bar at the W Hoboken on March 27th, 2009. The 4,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor venue will reinvent the concept of the traditional hotel lounge. Providing guests and residents alike with an expansive river view, the New York skyline serves as the ultimate backdrop as after work cocktails transition to an ideal night out. The Chandelier Room will set a new standard for great energy, great music and great service in the incredibly diverse city of Hoboken, NJ.”
What: BB Ballet Flat by Repetto
Store: Kirna Zabete
Repetto’s classic ballet flat features imported suede and metallic polka dots. Color options are yellow with gold metallic or red with silver metallic detail. Although they come with the heftier price-tag expected from Kiran Zabete boutique, expected a great fit that will not leave your feet torn up at day’s end. Pair with a dark wash jeans or white pant, no sleeve cardigan or wrap blouse and a slew of bangles.
Anarbor Free Your Mind [EP]
Ballas Hough Band BHB
Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted
Chris Cornell Scream
Cursive Mama, I'm Swollen
The-Dream Love vs. Money
Handsome Furs Face Control
Taylor Hicks The Distance
Jadakiss The Last Kiss
Julien-K Death To Analog
New Found Glory Not Without A Fight
Madeleine Peyroux Bare Bones
Razorlight Slipaway Fires
Anni Rossi Rockwell
Roxy Epoxy And The Rebound Band-Aids For Bullet Holes
Zoroaster Voice Of Saturn
This poster first caught our attention on Perez this morning – hmm, nice.
In actually reading the article it seems that some billboard company refused to run the newly released Armani Exchange ad in NYC’s Meatpacking District. Apparently they felt that it was ‘too racy’.
If you were to take a poll down in Meatpacking between getting the pleasure to view the side advertisement as you walk the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets or the below ad also by AX, 1 out of 10 would go for the “refused”.
As Mr. Perez stated, “That derriere is a work of art!”
Since when did New Yorkers get all prudish? We’re not – run the ad!
On another note, we compliment AX for their selling tactics. In this downwashed shopping environment - the "risky business" pictures are sure to lure in a few ladies and gents, and hopefully sell a few more wares.
In honor of Barbie's 50th anniversary, Karl Lagerfeld is kicking Mattel’s iconic doll up a notch – unleashing a real fashion icon into the industry.
Barbie and Ken will be on display at France's Colette boutique from March 9th through to the 28th. And to make the occasion even more special, Lagerfeld is dressing the dolls that will be displayed in the windows of the famed Paris boutique. Barbie will be dressed by Lagerfeld in everything from dresses to swimsuits, jeans, and even a Chanel suit.
“Those little doll dresses would probably still cost more than the average person could spend on a real dress. That lucky Barbie bitch!”