Posts tagged ‘celebrity’
I thought I was cool. I was in on all the sample- sale sites before all of my friends. I was a Hautelook, Gilt, and Rue La La member before it was trendy (and before things ran out in the first two minutes.) I thought it was my own little secret, even though I knew millions were in on it, and that’s partly what made shopping on those sites so special. I was in on something. I was part of a shopping club.
Gilt has managed to make me feel out of the club. No, they haven’t kicked me out (can they do that?), but they have created an exclusive club within the club. Gilt Noir lets the top .01% of members get in on the sales 15 minutes before they start. They also get special perks. According to W Magazine’s Editor’s Blog:
Noir members will have access to special events, such as wine tastings at Christie’s, cooking classes with Waverly Inn chef John DeLucie and training sessions with the U.S. ski team in New Zealand.
Who’s in? Gwyneth Paltrow, the VP of Google Marissa Mayer and 1,800 others that spent more than $10,000 on Gilt Group in the past year.
This is the basic gist about the Noir card:
Get to sign in 15 minutes before the sale and see the items first
Special sale events:
the finest luxury labels
unrivaled access to emerging designers
custom-made couture clothing and jewelry
private dinners prepared by world-renowned chefs
getaways to secluded resorts
Special invitations to fashion shows, trunk shows and screenings.
Needless to say, I want in!
For an invite to Gilt: http://www.gilt.com/invite/dianamella
Toooodos hemos visto las fotos de Sammy super blanco y hemos oido sobre su entrevista donde dijo que tiene una crema, pero los mas chistoso es la reaccion del público Dominicano. Nostoros, que somos unos relaja’o, le hemos sacado el jugo al asuntito este. Remolacha hizo un concurso de quien iba a diseñar el pote de la crema:
y este videito me dio muchsisisisima risa.
De verdad que nosotros bailamos hasta los anuncios.
Mari Kasurinen has taken pop reference sculptures to a whole new level. She transforms classic My Little Ponies into sculptures of some of our favorite categories. I am amazed by her talent, and how unique her sculptures are. My favorite is Edward Scissorhands. Her attention to detail is amazing. I wonder what else she can come up with. The best thing is you can commision your own my little pony.
I’d like to see some Breakfast Club, Saved by the Bell characters and Audrey Hepburn as she’s dressed in breakfast at Tiffany’s
Here’s a gallery of my favorites:
Perez has made his life criticising others. He’s made a ton of money over making people feel inadequate at what they do (or attempt to do). I won’t pretend I hate him, I was obsessed with his web page not so long ago, but I’m over his new self-promotion antics. He loves dissing actresses that go into singing and singers that go into acting. He’s tried writing a book (didn’t sell as much as planned), and designing a fashion line (horrible), but his success has been through his gossip blog. If he recognizes that to each his own why is he going into fashion blogging? His new web page Coco Perez, which Perez refers to as “the ultimate destination for where celebrity meets fashion,” is an unnecessary attempt to dive into one of the areas he knows the least about. He knows nothing about fashion (see his own clothes and styling) and I think it’s ridiculous in venturing into this area. I doubt he’ll be feautring anything beside b, c and z list actors and actresses that don’t know how to dress. I wonder if we’ll be seeing any real fashionistas or stylish people there? And no, his obsession Lady Gaga, doesn’t count as stylish.
The weirdest thing is his reference to Coco Chanel in his blog title page when I’m sure that if she were alive she’d want nothing to do with him.
Another interesting observation is Gap’s sponsorhsip of this page. It tells how desperate they are to jump into the “hip” and “fashionable” band wagon. I don’t think Perez is the best way to do so. The Sartorialist and other blogs of the like show people in classic, not trend, pieces that look great and might identify more with the Gap brand. Yes, Perez reaches a mass market, but it’s a mass market obsessed with Britney’s comeback, Katie Price and Lilly Allen’s stupid moves. I don’t think this is something that Gap, known for its classic looks, wants to be associated with. Their collaborations with designers was a much better way to get attention.
Though Perez is a media genius and I have to give him props for being able to get virtually unknown singers into everyone’s head and for adding charities into his blog posts, I think he should’ve learned from his past mistakes of venturing outsie his forte, and leave fashion blogging to those who know about it.
Some of my favorite fashion blogs:
- The Sartorialist - for stlyish street fashion from NY to Milan
- Easy Fashion – for street styles from Paris
- The Cut – Ny Magazines fashion blog. Great for info on Brands and
- Go Fug Yourself – for my dose of celebrity bashing with wit and amazing pop references
- Sea of Shoes - a sort of edgy fashion diary. so famous she got her own shoe collaboration with uo.
- Cherry Blossom Girl – a great mix between fashion and photography.
- Jak and Jil Blog- amazing pictures of shoes and fashionistas.
- Who What Wear- celebrities and fashionistas with a unique take on trends.
My country never ceases to surprise me. Dominicans have a knack for taking advantage of any situation and getting some money, or beer, out of it. Everywhere, everyone seems to be bringing up the King of Pop and anything they know about him, and Dominicans won’t be left behind.vMichael Jackson died in LA, and his only link to the DR has to be exploited. He married Lisa Marie Presley there in 1994 and his wedding certificate somehow got itself into the wrong hands. It’s on sale on ebay until July 14th.
If you’re interested, and can afford it, it’s on sale on ebay for US$50,000.‘
If this is true, I dare to see it as the beginning of the end of Paris Fashion Week. Though it’s iconic and a legend in it’s own right, this might take it down a few notches on everyone’s list. Christian Audigier, the designer for Ed Hardy, has a clear image in my mind of rappers, fallen rock-stars and euro-trash. His looks are anything but classy and fashion forward so it was a shock for me to read on NY Mag’s The Cut blog that he’ll be showing at the Paris shows for Spring 2010. I can’t imagine seeing his show alongside Karl Lagerfeld’s or others of the like. Though he’s tacky, he’s not stupid. He’s promising a performance from a famous pop star. This is sure to get him press and his show excess attention.
In case you are a Christian Audigier fan, he just launched a range of champagne and wines.
Here are a couple of links I’ve seen today and wanted to share. They’re not all worth their own post, but they’re worth a click.
- 14 ways to fake a good night’s sleep by allure
- The Queen’s expenses have risen because there aren’t enough planes in the Royal Airforce for the Royal Family’s Needs.
- What’s next? Shaving her head? I hope this isn’t a cycle.
- The transformation of the King of Pop
- He shouldn’t be allowed near those costumes. Coco is rolling over in her grave.
- Robert Pattison is grateful.
- Funny airport security story
- A quote on the Honduran coup shown to me by an Honduran:
- “Zelaya has provoked this institutional crisis. He seems to have a very strong appetite for power. He’s trying to be the victim, but he won’t get a lot of sympathy by defying the country’s institutions.” – Michael Shifter, a Latin America analyst at Washington’s Inter-American Dialogue
Enjoy the Links
I urge you to read the blog post titled Milan Fashion Week: The Inside Track a fabulous insight on the not-so-fabulous side of fashion week from the perspective of an anonymous NYC fashion editor. –Very Gossip Girl of her– Here’s a preview:
It always bloody rains in Milan. And you can guarantee we’ll all be wearing something that doesn’t take kindly to wet. Feathers, silk frocks, suede open toe hooker shoes, vertiginous platforms that have no traction on rain sodden pavements. But of course there is always the moment when something glorious happens and you get swept away on a tide of extraordinary and beautiful clothing that redefines the craft and you remember why you love your job….
It‘s like a real life Devil Wears Prada.