Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Today ripped jeans, fraying shirts and laddered stockings stand in metaphorically for a disintegrating social climate"

Some prophetic words from the Parson's students in this article, and more observations on their blog

I'd comment, but I am so on-par with their observations, for once...I've got nothing to add here.

Or I'm just getting lazy.

An original favorite (ok, original revival)...from Rodarte Fall/Winter 2008.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vogue Italia...Dying for Sales?

The greatest magazine promo just went down at Vogue Italia for the August 2010 issue. 

Newsstand numbers low? No problem. Just drown Kristen McMenamy in faux industrial waste and let Steven Meisel go to town.

The photos are beautiful...but bizarre and in my opinion tasteless, but hey, August is never a high-grossing month for magazines so they had to do something!

My favorite part of this whole thing is the caption: 

Kristen McMenamy in the "survivor" version, where she interprets in images the environmental drama that's afflicting the Gulf of Mexico. She keeps her skin golden thanks to Self Tan Face Bronzing Gel Tint (to wear alone or with foundation): it takes care of the skin, while giving it a hint of color.
Photo credit: Vogue Italia, August 2010