Country Star No More

“Country Star” Jessica Simpson seems to have had her dreams stripped down and taken away from her. Earlier this morning no official statements were confirmed, but her rep has recently confirmed with USmag that Jessica has been dropped from her record label. Although her CD ‘Do You Know’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, it must not have stuck with her used to be fans, as none have become followers. “Simpson was unable to sell enough records”.

Now that she’s been wiped from the roster of Sony Music Nashville and Columbia Nashville – what will be next? We are pretty sure her makeup like had faded away as well, and her relationship seems to always be in question – but there is always her shoe line. Don’t worry Jessica – you know how to approve a good shoe sketch, you still got that going on for ya!

Leighton Meester a Songstress?

Today on Perez we witnessed Leighton Meester’s leaked tune named “Birthday”. It seems the GG starlet wants to be a singer, or maybe she’s just taking a stab at it. Either way, we do really like the song. It’s catchy for sure. The one thing we are not sure of however, is if she may have gotten a bit of “help” in the studio – is that for sure her voice? We will keep you posted.

In the meantime, listen here for yourself.

Daily Eats: Mary's Fish Camp

Mary’s Fish Camp
Cuisine: Seafood
Price Range: Cheap to Moderate

West Village
64 Charles St.
(at West 4th Street)
New York, NY
(646) 486-2185

Bringing a new meaning to fresh fish, Mary’s Fish Camp is serving up seafood and its counterparts in the West Village. Known for their large helping of lobster roll, Mary’s is a small neighborhood restaurant catering to wandering locals. The quaint environment draws from the surrounding blocks with relaxing light blue walls and an inviting environment with seating at tables and the stainless steal counter.

April 7th CD Releases

Lady Sovereign Jigsaw
Jason Aldean Wide Open
Alligators Piggy & Cups
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
The Bigger Lights Fiction Fever
The Blue Van Man Up
Doves Kingdom Of Rust
William Fitzsimmon The Sparrow And The Crow
The Hold Steady Positive Rage [Live CD/DVD]
Jadakiss The Last Kiss
Loaded Sick
Bob Mould Life And Times
Rascal Flatts Unstoppable
So Many Dynamos The Loud Wars
The Thermals Now We Can See
Sara Watkins Sara Watkins
Neil Young Fork In The Road

Law & Order

Stylish girls play juvenile delinquents while donning ‘abbreviated evening looks’ in W Mag’s Law & Order shoot. Brit it-girls Daisy Lowe and Peaches Geldof channel their inner wild child in various compromising situations and catfights, as well as appearing behind bars with fellow fashionistas Eden Clark, Eliza Cummins, Portia Freeman and Amy Greenhough. Destroyed do’s by Guido Palau and smeared makeup by Pat McGrath heightened the unladylike scenes shot by photographer Steven Meisel.

High end designer duds came in the form of Bottega Veneta, Tom Binns, Max Mara, Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin, Chanel, Armani, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christopher Kane, YSL, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Dior, Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, Alberta Ferretti. A glorious ensemble cast if I must say so myself. Kudos to stylist Alex White for pulling the “juvi” look off albeit high fashion.

European Court Costume a la Chanel

European court costumes dating back from the 1650’s to the 1800’s are currently gracing the Chateau de Versailles. The exhibition, created along with patronage from Chanel, is dedicated to the fashions of the great European monarchies from centuries of the past. The exhibition celebrates over 200 works from ceremonial costume and royal pomp to jewels and paintings depicting various court scenes. Karl Lagerfeld had this to say about the exhibition being held through til June 28th:

“Versailles is therefore the most ideal and magical place to exhibit fashions form a world and a lifestyle that are impossible to imagine today.”

Carmen Kass for Japanese Vogue

Often we highlight pictorial from magazine editorial that we find interesting, captivating, artistic; these shots of Carmen Kass are indeed one of them. From the May issue of Japanese Vogue, photographer Glen Luchford and stylist Anastasia Barbieri capture the life of Paris high end society in black and white images of one of the most coveted models of Paris and Milan’s runways. Carmen Kass has been seen as the face of Calvin Klein, Chanel, Donna Karan, Givenchy, Fendi, Michael Kors, the Gap and famously for the Dior fragrance J'adore.

High End Jewelry

High end jewelry doesn’t always have to be made of precious stones and platinum settings. Designer Elizabeth Fortunato uses reclaimed and ecofriendly materials from around the globe to create one of a kind pieces made of fabrics, beading, buttons, cording, and origami paper to name a few. Her twin sister Kathryn heads the business duties of Lizzie Fortunado Jewels to create a team that produces statement pieces that have taken to the likes of numerous magazines: Nylon, Elle, Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, WWD, and Marie Claire just to name a few. Designs were a feature in this seasons VPL runway show as well.