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Golden Globes 2011 Red Carpet

Top Row: Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone, Dianna Agron
Top Row Labels: Versace, Armani Prive Fall 2010 Couture, Custom Calvin Klein, J Mendel Pre Fall 2011
Second Row: Claire Danes, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Wilde, Tilda Swinton
Second Row Labels: Custom Calvin Klein, Prada, Marchesa, Jil Sander Spring 2011

I actually did it, I sat and actually watched the Red Carpet, albeit online. Was I wowed by the choices of the actresses on the Red Carpet of the Golden Globes, no, but I wasn’t disappointed. Green seemed to be the color of choice for the night. Valentino Red would probably come in with a close second. I’ve put a few of my favorite looks above the two standouts being Angelina Jolie in Versace and Anne Hathaway in the closing look for the Armani Prive Fall 2010 Couture show with Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry styled by the lovely Rachel Zoe. While Dianna Agron is sometimes chided for being a Carolina Herrera girl, for this red carpet she tried a different label but obtained the same look and for me, it works. The J Mendel Pre-Fall 2011 gown is another clean mature look to add to her image that she’s been so carefully cultivating.

SPRING: Jil Sander Womenswear 2011

Models: Yulia, Jac, Basia, Martha, Nimue
Label: Jil Sander
Collection: Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear

You all know that the review never starts until you go under the clip so I’m not sure why you expect for me to lapse into it now. I have been feeling sort of bad though seeing as I’ve been lacking a little on posting but I’m just finding myself becoming very enraptured in the blogosphere again, particularly in the forums. I end up writing away there things that I should be writing here. I do still tweet though, regularly, and I find myself utilizing my Tumblr to sort of keep track of certain models and agencies. Also if I think things don’t warrant an entire post here, I’ll put them there. If you guys hold tight though we’ll get back into the swing of things. I do hope you’re enjoying the Model Mondays though. It is a bit of work on my part but I do love learning about agencies and the industry. With all that said though, let’s go ahead and get into the Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear collection.

Models: Hanna Samokhina
Photographer: The Sartorialist
Label: Jil Sander
Collection: Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear

Watching the Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 womenswear collection was like biting into a fresh juicy green apple after weeks of only fruit flavored gummies. Nice visual?? I’ve been working on it for a few seconds. That’s really the only way that I can explain it though. We’ve been seeing this minimalism but there’s an undercurrent with it. So many designers seem to want to move in different direction but feel as if at the end of the day we are still in an economic downturn and their garments should reflect that. This latest collection from Jil Sander seems to nod to the economic downturn while keeping it’s eyes on the optimistic future.
With a face bare except for a shock of pink(which was reflected in the soles of some of the heels), and hair pulled back into a bun, this collection seems to scream simplicity. While most were amazed by Raf’s concept to pair a simple t-shirt with the flare of an haute couture garment, I found myself staring at three layered jackets that seemed more streamlined than some sweaters. While I couldn’t help but notice pieces like the orange column(look 32) and pink cloud(look 34), I found myself drawn to a few of the more wearable looks(looks 22, 23, 24, 43, and 44). Even more than those the accessories, like the shades as well as bags were a hit to me.
The Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011 collection was organic to me. It was sublime and organic. From the bags to the soles of the heels I found that the beauty was in the collection’s “loud silence.” Even the color detailing on the backs of the jackets, which was more than likely a holdover from the menswear which should be posted soon, caused me to pause.

Accessories Shot
Photographer: The Sartorialist
Label: Jil Sander
Collection: Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear

Model: Iris Egbers
Photographer: Sonny
Label: Jil Sander
Collection: Spring/Summer 2011 Womenswear

See the rest of the collection in the galleries.
Opened: Kasia Wrobel
Closed: Daria Strokous

Elle December 2010

Magazine Covers
Model: Jessica Alba
Photographer: Carter Smith
Publication: Elle December 2010

Joe Zee goes bold with the styling of the Elle December 2010 cover by dressing Jessica Alba in resort pieces. Pulling from Dior(jacket and denim shorts), Bulgari(saphire necklace), Miu Miu(leather belt), and Tony Duquette(cabochon bracelet) for the non subscriber’s cover, he runs the risk of being labeled as anachronistic by the masses. For the subscriber’s cover he runs the same risk by dressing Alba in Miu Miu(satin top) and Sequin(glass pearl stretch bracelets). While I’m almost positive that the cover was an attempt to find the right month to show Resort collections on magazine covers, during the seasons they are intended to be worn, if the people over at The Fashion Spot are any indication, this isn’t the month.

If it would have been me, to be honest I would save resort for a November or even October cover. If not, and I had to shoot it in December, I would try to make it a multi cover issue, having the Resort cover sent to more tropical locales, or other places that I believe the cover would suit. I definitely respect Elle for the effort though.


  • Read the Editor’s Letter last. Didn’t realize that this was the accessories issue. After I understood that, other things began to make since.
  • Joe Zee’s Sign Language article was interesting. He teamed up with astrologer Susan Miller to give us our fashion astrology and I loved mined because… well it said
  • Ruled by Mercury, Gemini-considered the smart and versatile planet-has a fashion editor’s eye

    Susan Miller
  • Alexa Brazilian wrote a superb article about her trial run of Navy, Jil Sander‘s new diffusion line. Entitled, A Simple Plan, the article says only good things about the collection and has even me interested. Oh and Jil Sander as in the brand headed by Raf Simons, not Jil Sander as in the woman in partnership with Uniqlo.
  • Kind of perturbed by the trend reports which seemed to me to include pieces from Resort, Fall/Winter, and Spring/Summer collections. That was a tad odd to me.
  • The Fashion News clip with the designers Logan Neitzel and Marcia Patmos were also perturbing. I liked their aesthetics, although very different, but I couldn’t help thinking “cashmere, wool, and leather for spring/summer?” Maybe I’m the weird one.

Fashion’s Next
Model wearing David Yoo at Fashion’s Next

Back during fashion week at the last moment I managed to find out about Elle‘s Fashion’s Next. I immediately wrote it off as Elle‘s version of CFDA/Vogue Venture Fund, but caught the livestream no less. It’s not the same though as CFDA competitors seem alot more skilled and experienced while Fashion’s Next are mere students and still mainly see fashion as an art form. My judgements are quick and sometimes harsh so I was surprised when I found myself liking a few of the designers. As the show came to a close some of my favorites included David Yoo, Caroline Hust, Jessica Castellano and Christina Yi. It’s funny because it seems that Elle, Maybelline, and Kate Spade agreed with me as my top three favorites all won prizes. Hopefully we’ll hear more from them, expecially David, but until then… I’ll keep up with the likes of Loden Dager.

So editorially, Elle has never, in my opinion been the strongest magazine I subscribe to, but they do give me nice editorials. I’ve always felt that the magazine is great when it comes to accessories and it just so happens that my favorite editorial, Power Play, features them. Shot by Horst Diekgerdes, Lakshmi Menon thrills me in pieces from teh likes of Cartier, Balmain, David Webb, Givenchy, Chopard, and David Yurman. Brian Molloy layers these pieces over simplistic tops and creates a sultry editorial that happens to be what I believe is the best out of the bunch.

Fall 2010: Jil Sander

One look at this show and many may cry BORING! Bland and boring to be entirely truthful. But I see something a tad different. I see Jill Sander attempting to bring a new spin on classic items. From the new take on the neck cut, to the rounded shapes connecting the jacket, there are subtle differences. No, we aren’t presented with leather pants, or kilts like some other designers do but instead, Raf Simons presents a very neutral line that makes it all about the details.

See more coverage here.