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Shopping 110 Look du Jour 70 Holiday Gift Guide ‘08

Culture 90 The Hours: Next Stop, Paris! 101Project Getaway 108 Haute Books

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FASHION 90 Bits & Bobbins 90 Looking Back: Rediscover the Little Black Dress

90 Insider: Your Fave Online Stores Reveal What’s Hot


BEAUTY 90 Vanity Fair 90 The Look 90 Perfectly Flawed: In need of a healthy skin diet? We have you covered.

90 Beautiful Brittania: New Brit beauty icons make the world a better place.


Getting ready for work just got serious.

Let Hitchcock inspire your makeup bag this season.



It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s women in menswear!


We shake up the winter blues with, well, more blue…and reds…and yellow!


Tap your inner dark goddess with modern LBD remakes.


90 WWW: From social networking to new media, Internet takes the lead

90 The LBD: Rediscover the Little Black Dress

90 Oh La Luxe: Kimberly proves she is not your average 22 year old.

Rebecca Goldschmidt recently moved from Portland to San Francisco after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in German Studies from Lewis & Clark College. She still works part-time in SF (bills must be paid) in addition to freelancing and working as a wardrobe stylist. Her favorite colors are all colors and her favorite drink is lemonade. She collects vintage Vera scarves and napkins. Also, we have to mention, Becca usually doesn’t look this angry. It must be jet lag and pure exhaustion from all the loyal hard work that went into discovering the hottest boutiques for Dujour readers this summer. Bad readers..bad!

Jan F. Lee, 23, fell into the world of beauty accidentally, but wouldn’t have wanted to plunge anywhere else. And now her obsession with lip gloss has grown exponentially (times infinity). Originally from Annapolis, MD, she loves books, flora, being warm and her Snowshoe cat, Storm. Oh, and reality TV. Who could forget that? For our exclusive online summer issue, Jan diggs deep in beauty’s trenches to find the most covetable fragrances that will have boys taking a whiff of your fabulousness left and right.

New Zealand grown and London based photographer Camille Sanson began her coveted career as a catwalk photographer 7 years ago where her insatiable desire to pursue fashion photography grew. Prior to joining the world of photography, she spent 5 years as a graphic designer, which now strongly influences her eye for color, composition and the conceptual. In her personal work (the little free time she has) she explores the intricacies of popular culture, religion and high fashion within the post-modern world of fashion.

After stints as beauty editor and deputy editor on Australian teen girls’ magazine Girlfriend, Erica took the freelance plunge six months ago. She now writes a daily blog ( reviewing the latest Aussie magazines and musing about ‘pretty things’, contributes stories to Girlfriend (still) as well as CLEO, and spends her down-time tending to the domestic needs of her new(ish) husband (as a staunch feminist, this does not come naturally), reading biographical books, playing make-up with her niece, perusing the glossy

Mario Miotti is an international photographer who speaks Italian, French and English. His creative eye has been infused with a variety of style and culture, as much through the influence of his mother’s Italian Vogues, as by having lived in cities and has lived in cities such as Trieste Italy, Dallas Texas, Melbourne Australia, and Montreal Canada. Mario finds true passion in creating photos that are beautiful, luxurious, and vital. His ability to incorporate luxury items with beauty and fashion has been key in seeing his client work grow.

Raquel is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. When not writing about fashion, she enjoys French New Wave films, bowling, and perfecting her smoky eye.


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The life journey of an editor can be a triumphant and interesting one. With the fashion industry being one of the toughest not only to break into, but to succeed in, and with designers being able to sell clothes on Etsy while at the same time marketing them on Myspace, writers striving to land a dream job at Vogue magazine have years before the light at the end of the tunnel. So what happens in all that time?

I’ll admit, for someone whose job is to forecast the future, I am notoriously slow to catch on to things; so when the blog world took the fashion industry by storm in the earlier part of this decade, I was nowhere to be found. Luckily, my lovely technologically tuned-in boyfriend dropped me a memo that maybe, as an aspiring writer, I should give the whole Internet thing a whirl. So I did. Though I don’t do drugs, I am indeed addicted to research. Before undertaking any project, I research it to death. The Teen Vogue forums and The Fashion Spot were my first discoveries in the blog community and through them, I learned that Blogger would be my platform of choice. A few months later I launched The L Report. To this day you can still uncover scraps of my attempts at trend reports, DIY tidbits and artful collages swimming around on Google.

One thing led to another, and while I grew even more distant from my dysfunctional family and pushed the idea of college to the wayside, I decided to try my hand at the revolution that was e-commerce. It was a natural progression. After using Blogger for a year, I gathered my small savings to pay for a redesign and relaunch of The L Report using Wordpress; I would focus on independent and emerging fashion, since there were already eight million blogs covering Chanel and Marc Jacobs. It was through my blog that I began to understand how these struggling designers really had limited numbers of places to sell their collections, especially international brands trying to reach a U.S. customer base. And so, Indie Coterie was born. My humble little store garnered fellow blogger press, turned enough profit to keep me off the street and gave me the confidence to follow my dreams of becoming an online fashion mogul. Soon after, I used my new best friend, Craigslist, to land me a once in a lifetime internship at a new fashion magazine in Miami. At only nineteen years old I was basically given the chance by the Editor-in-Chief to run the magazine myself, due to the lack of paid employees at the time. I alone closed advertising deals, executed issue launch parties and probably became the first teenager to have her own published fashion column. I had to ask myself: why intern at a magazine when I could just own one? Currently there is still no cure for research addiction, so thanks to discovering Magcloud and Issuu via Google, it was goodbye internship and hello DUJOUR!

But enough about me! Yes it’s true, the World Wide Web can be used to carve out your place in history without being seen or even leaving your house; but, more than that, it is a thorough and indispensable way of connecting with people across the globe and gaining access to information that would otherwise cost a sweet penny. Which is why it was without question that I had to make this issue the Internet Issue. In such a time of uncertainty and economic depression, we still have a new president to celebrate the hope of change and the everevolving online community. After getting let go from work, being too broke to buy the latest Bag Borrow or Steal Miu Miu, and trying to cope with the worst breakup ever, nothing is as soothing as hot cocoa on a windy winter day and the latest episode of Gossip Girl playing on your laptop that you downloaded … well on the Internet, of course!

The Internet Saved My Life…





Bringing you the latest fashion news from around the globe. 1. Kate Moss and Liberty of London are the latest collaboration for high street giant Topshop. The models collection will include prints from the famous London store and are set to debut in 2009. 2.. In another Topshop collaboration, Central Saint Martins Knitwear graduate Simone Shailes has reproduced her final collection for the store. Featuring her chunky loop knitted dresses and soft textured capes.


3. Glasgow’s pop up boutique Reposition offers art gifts and fashion from young Scottish designers including Scott Ramsay Kyle, Graeme Armour, Bebaroque and Alice Palmer, but get there soon, it closes at the end of December. 4. The British Fashion Council have announced the winners of next year’s Fashion Forward event are Marios Schwab, Christopher Kane and Erdem. The award gives funding for their Autumn/Winter shows, and prides itself on supporting the best of British fashion designers. 5. Browns have signed up Beatrice Boyle, London College of Fashion Illustration graduate to produce a capsule collection of printed t-shirts and dresses for the famous store, the designs will be available in January.


6. From 24 January till 1 February 2009 Amsterdam will hold its international fashion week, the “young and directional alternative to the world’s more traditional fashion weeks.” 7. Ray-Ban are re launching their iconic eighties style Clubmasters sunglasses. The style will be available in a new range of colours but the classic shape will stay the same. To accompany the launch, Ray Ban have asked three New York bands, Black Kids, Ipso Facto and White Williams to rework their favourite fifties and sixties songs for a show at the Bowery Ballroom in NY.




8. Diesel has opened its largest store, the 16, 000sq ft Planet Diesel in Milan, Italy. A similar concept store will open in New York later this spring. 9. Great news Grateful Dead fans! Now you can groove to your favorite Dead tunes in your very own customized Converse trainers. The iconic and colorful dancing bears artwork is featured on the canvas upper of the brand’s original Chuck Taylor silhouette. The music legend’s Twenty-First century Converse collaboration certainly puts a little more life back in the Dead. The trainers, in a black, red, blue, yellow color scheme are priced around $100 and run from sizes 6-11. ( www. ) 10. Chicago in a State of Undress? It seems so! On December 12th, the windy city welcomed the arrival of Agent Provocateur to its new Oak Street location. The lingerie, famously worn by the likes of Christina Aguilera and (oo lala) Carla Bruni, will now occupy a new 1,000 SF space. Expect Chicago’s collection to range from the company’s staple sexy-lingerie, to swimwear and bridal accessories. Agent Provocateur is located at 47 Oak Street in Chicago 312.335.0229.


11. It takes two baby! Doo-Ri seems to be following suit, literally! After various diffusion lines by contemporaries such as Phillip Lim, designer Doo-Ri Chung has just released word to the press that she plans to launch a secondary, lower-priced line for the upcoming year (think dresses at $200 and leather jackets around $500). Look for the same staple items as seen in her namesake women’s wear line such as, jersey, draping and highly feminine cuts. 12. Other designers with diffusion lines in the works? Insiders gossip about the likes of Zac Posen launching a bridge line and Thakoon Panichgul releasing an additional brand to be sold alongside her namesake label. Murmuring mouths and curious ears hear that release dates are scheduled for just before summer of next year. 13. Poolside perhaps? W Hotels is partnering up with the CFDA to create a 2009 fashion calendar. The duo’s much anticipated collaboration fits into a handbag and is overflowing with photos from the personal collections of designers, DVF and Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright. The creative collaboration will be available at all W Hotels worldwide and online at for $15. Fashionably late no more!


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Fashion Roundup

If you have ever been obsessed with stationary before, then you know how important the right card can be. The best choices are not found at the local drug store, but along the shelves of quaint book shops and in the stalls of flea markets. What you see on the outside is often just as important as what you write inside. Leigh Batnick understands all these crucial elements and applies them to her stationary and clothing line called Jezebel. Although she started simply with paper, she quickly expanded to include tote bags, prints, t-shirts, and now a new jewelry line called Vagabond Picnic. Her references to 19th century silhouettes and romantic children’s’ books continually add a charming and fantastical element to her work. Batnick’s continued determination and success in evolving the Jezebel brand is a lesson in what a little hard work and pixie dust can do for all of us.

Rebel Dance


Fashion Roundup If you have ever been obsessed with stationery, then you know how important the right card can be. The best choices are not found at your local drug store, but along the shelves of quaint book shops and in the stalls of flea markets. What you see on the outside is often just as important as what you write inside. Leigh Batnick understands all these crucial elements and applies them to her stationery and clothing line, Jezebel. Although she started simply with paper, she quickly expanded to include tote bags, prints, T-shirts, and now a new jewelry line called Vagabond Picnic. Her frequent references to 19thcentury silhouettes and romantic children’s books add a charming and fantastical element to her work. Batnick’s continued determination and success in evolving the Jezebel brand is a lesson in what a little hard work and pixie dust can do.



Fashion Roundup

To call Rare Device simply “good stuff for you and your home” is not giving the San Francisco shop and tour-de-force online boutique enough credit. What started in Brooklyn and now has moved across the states to California is a wonderful mecca of hand-crafted items specially chosen by owners Rena Tom and Lisa Congdon. Their ability to know exactly what we all want to wear and own in our homes is really something of a miracle. They are a quick one stop shop for everything from limited edition prints to beautifully crafted leather bags, made by The Property of Singapore and Snap Design. What’s more, they continue to have their pulse on the art world, booking shows with up and coming artists like Matt Cipov, Kelly Lynn Jones, and Betsy Walton. We are very impressed by all they have achieved thus far, but I am sure there is much more to come from Rare Device.

Rare Device


Fashion Roundup

Bohmo is part of a new breed of online store that successfully combines ecofriendly fashion with modern design for the entire family. Husband and Wife duo Jen and Bryan provide organic products that are renewable and responsible to the environment and to other cultures. Their goal is to create a company that, “while having great design and style, considers [its] social and environmental impact” on the world around it. Its green living motto has proven quite successful, allowing it to carry other sustainable brands like Passenger Pigeon, Stewart and Brown, and Loyale. Bohmo’s eye for simple, sophisticated and modern clothing makes this shop easy to navigate, because frankly, you just want everything! The couple’s own line, Bohmo Organics, provides casual clothing that uses low impact dyes and organic fabrics. We hope that, as the green movement continues to gain momentum, we see this boutique grow and develop, helping to make a lifestyle that we all can be proud to live.


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Gretchen Love’s new accessories line, Moth Love, is yet another reason why we all need to move to Portland, Oregon and start a commune of artists and designers. This city, like moths to a flame, attracts socially conscious and artistic individuals who continually amaze us and leave us hungry for more. Gretchen’s affordable and stylish début collection makes us want to escape to the forests of the Northwestern United States and never return. Her work “stems from the spirit of the Pheasant, which bears its life to feed her family.” Each piece is created by hand from unique materials, making it as individual as Gretchen herself. Her love of fashion and sustainable materials comes out in the exquisite detail and craftsmanship that she puts into each piece. Her ability to transform traditional natural elements like feathers and hides into delicate headwear makes us eager to see what she will create next.

Moth Love


Fashion Roundup

Jen Gotch and Jamie Coulter have more then just location and job preference in common these days. Their loves for vintage fashion and playful materials have helped them to create, a new design collaboration that focuses on making your hair the new fashion statement. These ladies, both stylists in Los Angeles, scour estate sales and vintage stores trying to find those elements that meld their whimsical and chic aesthetic together. We have banished these accessories for far too long and it is about time that they made their way back to the mainstream. As we have seen across the runways the past few seasons, fashion is all about being a chameleon and trying to create your own set of rules through your clothing and accessories. These hand crafted one of a kind head ornaments inspire us to be daring and take risks with how we present ourselves everyday. can be found at www.shopbando. com with custom designs and best sellers available everyday, pieces starting at $ 75.

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Fashion Roundup

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Fashion Roundup These days, Jen Gotch and Jamie Coulter have more than just location and job preference in common. Their penchant for vintage fashion and playful materials has helped them to create, a new design collaboration that focuses on making your hair the new fashion statement. These ladies, both stylists in Los Angeles, scour estate sales and vintage stores to find elements that define the whimsical and chic aesthetic of their unique hair accessories. We have banished such embellishments for far too long and it is about time that they made their way back to the mainstream. As we have seen across the runways the past few seasons, fashion is all about being a chameleon and creating your own set of rules through your clothing and accessories. These hand-crafted one-of-a-kind head ornaments inspire us to be daring and take risks with the way we present ourselves. can be found at; pieces start at $75.


Fashion Roundup


Liza Rietz understands what her customer wants and the kind of lifestyle and image she wants to portray. She is artistic, classic, and likes to shop outside of the mainstream while still remaining polished and elegant. Her pieces are feminine but never girly, and always combine form with function. Rietz has set herself apart from the rest by understanding the lifestyle of the 20-something gal who needs to wear a multitude of “hats” every day without changing her clothes or owning five closets. She works with natural fibers that let her customers’ breathe and feel comfortable wearing her creations year round. Her recent endeavor uses fabric manipulation, draping, and diverse silhouettes to create an Asian inspired collection that makes us salivate and wish we lived closer to her Studio/ Store in Portland, Oregon. Luckily for us and all her other fans, she sells her wares in her Etsy shop as well as in other online boutiques that understand her vision. We can only imagine how Liza will interpret the trends in her next collection, but one thing is sure: we will be clamoring to get her pieces before they sell out.

Liza Rietz



How do you buy for your store? Our buying is conducted with the idea of dressing the quintessential garçonne in mind. The question is always asked: is this ‘garçonne’? When we preview collections, our main focus is on this issue. Our goal is to stay specific to our look, even if this sometimes means staying away from the ‘it’ factor (i.e. the ‘it’ bag, dress, shoes). Who is your ideal customer? Our ideal customers are all women who share our philosophy on fashion. We are inspired by women of all ages with a love for fashion, who are original, not ostentatious, intelligent and classically chic. We find that such women live both in big cities and in small towns all over the world.

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La Garconne

What is your store signature? Our signature look is like the women we cater to. The designers we represent, the collections we carry and the look of our store are all in sync with how we would describe our customers. Our site is always simple, modern, and, to suit our clientele, original, unostentatious, intelligent and classically chic. We find that our customers appreciate a site that is easy to navigate, and where all collections are cherry-picked and not overwhelming to browse.

FASHION INSIDER What is your store signature?

Who is your ideal customer?

Artful, playful, energetic, elegant and wearable.

Our ideal customer is someone who naturally craves to be original and has an understated kind of style. She is a woman who is independent of what’s “in,” but is intrigued by the artful clothing she wears. She is someone who appreciates both emerging and well-established designers. She is socially conscious, and cares not only about the end product but what went into the piece she is wearing, where and how it was made. Above all, she possesses an edgy confidence.

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What has been some of your best sellers? 1. Henrik Vibskov Dress 2. Alice McCall Zipper Dress 3. Opening Ceremony Cut-out Dress

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Anica How do you buy for your store? I have to respect all designer’s for their sensibility and vision. That said, I look for designers who create their own identity and still fit well with the store. I search for pieces that are clean and edgy and exude unexpected confidence through their imperfections. It’s a great feeling to see a designer’s pieces and the concept for anica come together.

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As consumers spend more and more time glued to their computer screens—updating their personal profiles on socialnetworking sites, watching the latest installment of Vogue.TV’s Model Live, or listening to a live stream of their favorite band playing an acoustic set on NPR’s “World Café”—companies once hesitant to delve into the tech market are now scrambling to capitalize on that great, cavernous monolith that is the Internet. Magazines, health insurance companies, artists, politicians (look at President-elect Barack Obama’s grassroots Web campaign): all of these need a Web presence to get noticed in today’s increasingly wired—and distracted—society. Fashion is slowly beginning to shed its trepidations—if not quite plunging then at least dabbling in new modes of presenting information to expand its audience. It perhaps started with online boutiques, spearheaded by Net-a-Porter. Now, fashion workers and enthusiasts have online communities, and some enterprising designers are exploring new ways to present their clothes to the masses. This is, for designers, both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, consumers can form their own opinions about a collection, freeing the designer from the pressure to impress or appease the


Power to the People: A Move Away from the Runway It used to be that designers presented their collections to a select cadre of critics, journalists and buyers. The critics would then, a considerable amount of time later, write summaries of the latest couture shows for us plebeians to digest. We were at the mercy of magazine editors and retail buyers. But the Internet is the great democratizer: now anyone, in every part of the globe and of every degree of social stature, can see a designer’s latest collection just minutes after the fact. Poor-quality videos are posted on YouTube, and has pictures of every look the next day—though if you can’t wait, several blogs and online message boards (the Fashion Spot comes to mind) are bound to have images up sooner. This is, for designers, both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, consumers can form their own opinions about a collection, freeing the designer from the pressure to impress or appease critics and magazine editors. On the other, well, those Web surfers hastily clicking through links aren’t really experiencing the totality of the designers’ mission. The music, the setting, the ambiance, the way the garments move: these are almost as important as the clothes themselves; they are what suck the viewer into the designer’s fantasy. It’s much easier to be seduced in the third row—believe me, I know from experience—than while on your couch in pajamas. So, what should designers do? More and more are turning to video: Net-a-Porter screened Alexander McQueen’s glamazon resort fashion show, and designers such as Thom Browne, who gets a lot of flak for his too-small men’s suits, and Hussein Chalayan, who gets a lot of flak for being pretentious (though I personally think his clothes are truly innovative and beautiful), have in previous seasons shunned the runway, showing their collections as short films instead. Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf were the first to actually create a video for the Web. For Spring 2009, the iconoclastic pair débuted their collection of geometric-print skirts and tights, little black dresses with lots of pleating and tucking, and colourful banded pieces on Oct. 12 on their own website. The concept was definitely cool, and V&R had the advantage of using the same fantastic model, the “wonderful Shalom Harlow” (as she is billed in the credits), who really gets the esoteric pair’s sometimes

kooky clothes, wearing them with the ease, panache, and humor of, say, a Tilda Swinton (another of the designers’ muses)—quite a difference from the anemic models currently storming the runways. But while it was nice to get different angles and plenty of accessory shots—the sexy platforms and mirrored clutches were to die for—the quality of the video still left much to be desired. Colours appeared more muted on screen, and detail shots sometimes looked murky. As Women’s Wear Daily reported: “It took an old-fashioned trip to the showroom to appreciate the black dresses; one, semiblobbish on screen, in fact was a lovely squished-lantern affair in contrasting bands of voile and satin…. In other words, you had to be there.” Perhaps that’s why Scott Sternberg of Boy by Band of Outsiders—a tomboyish, disheveled-preppy American label—showed the video of Kirsten Dunst wearing his spring collection of oxford shirts, fab trenches, and double-breasted blazers in the showroom, where editors and fashionistas could inspect the actual samples projected on screen. The video consists of Dunst walking across the white screen, but at least it shows the clothes in motion—and was a hell of a lot cheaper than actually putting on a show. Plus, Dunst is the perfect Boy girl, with her willowy frame and freshfaced dishabille, so the image of her wearing these cool, easy clothes with such élan is sure to have the hundreds of young women watching the video on YouTube clamouring for the designer’s wares. Dunst also starred in a charming little video called “Wendybird” for designer Erin Fetherston in 2007. A group of schoolgirls, dressed in drab uniforms, discovers an antique trunk among the trees in the park. Inside: dreamy, diaphanous Fetherston frocks. A game of dress-up and plenty of frolicking ensue. The video wasn’t a substitute for the designer’s runway presentation, but it is possibly the best example, so far, of a designer using video and the Web to communicate her message to a broader audience. This is Fetherston’s vision unfiltered: whimsical, playful clothes for the young woman who doesn’t quite want to adjust to the adult world just yet. And the message is clear, whether you’re watching the video on a high-definition site or on YouTube. Will runway shows disappear? No—at least not any time soon. But expect designers, particularly younger ones, to come up with alternative ways to share their vision with the world.

Of course, Erin Fetherston is already a household—or at least a fashionista’s household—name. but what about designers from third-world countries or who are just getting their start? What is the easiest way to get your name out—without, of course, applying for Project Runway? In 2007, I joined fashion networking site Iqons, a community for fashion designers, writers, photographers, directors and enthusiasts. I learned about it from one of the fashion blogs I occasionally visit, Style Bubble. Though I had several people in my “entourage”—what other social-networking sites would call “friends”—I stopped checking the site as frequently, since I didn’t seem to get much out of it. However, I recently logged on after months of letting my space grow terribly outdated (it still listed my profession as “Graduate Student”) and holy cow: John Galliano is on here? The creative director of Comme des Garcons perfume; Diane Pernet of A Shaded View on Fashion (who, turns out, was one of the co-founders of the site), the one who always wears sunglasses and a Spanish black-lace mantilla (I saw her give a talk at the Met—her voice was throaty and her skin porcelain white; she really never does take off her sunglasses); Michael James O’Brien, who has shot ads for Thierry Mugler and espresso company Illy; and lots of known bloggers, such as Susie Bubble of Style Bubble and Elisabeth Fourmont of La Coquette, whose blogs have a rabid following and exert a surprising amount of influence. If you ask Susie Bubble to join your entourage and she accedes and likes your stuff, she will blog about you or put a link to your website on her blogroll, and hundreds, maybe thousands, of strangers may hear of you.

Fashionspace, a U.K.-based company, fills a similar niche, though it’s geared more toward commerce than just making professional connections. Fashion designers registered on the site can open up personalized shops and sell their wares, which include everything from bags to books and magazines to sweaters for your dogs, to other members—sort of like a high-end Etsy, the popular online handmade-crafts peddler. Members can also sell vintage items or swap clothing with friends. Fashionspace takes a 10% commission on sold items. While the site may be a good outlet to hawk one’s goods, and has some adorable crocheted and newsboy caps, it seems to suffer from a lack of discrimination. Many of its products don’t look particularly “fashiony,” like Barack Obama T-shirts you can just as easily find on Canal Street in Chinatown and, inexplicably, astrology books. But for those without Paris Vogue aspirations, it can be a good deal. Then there are the purely just-for-fun community sites, such as ShareYourLook or StyleMob, for those who live in cities unvisited by the Web’s favorite street-fashion photographer The Sartorialist, where people can upload photos of themselves and vote on others’ sartorial savvy. Still, seems like most of the cool kids are networking on Facebook. Elle’s Joe Zee has a profile, as does Julia Restoin Roitfeld, daughter of Paris Vogue editrix Carine Roitfeld.

Meeting People Is Easy


TheAesthete The Cherry Blossom



Forget Photoshop mash-ups, Alix of Cherry Blossom Girl orchestrates entire editorials for her blog, fanciful, dreamlike images that truly transport you to another world.

TheAggregator Independent Fashion Bloggers ( A sort of collective of fashion bloggers, Independent Fashion Bloggers provides links to interesting fashion posts on the

Raquel’s Blog Picks Every Web-surfing fashionista knows the Londonbased Photoshop-crazy fashion blogger Susie Bubble, or the economics-savvy bloggers at the Businessof Fashion.Herearefiveequallyexcellent under-the-radar blogs that are a little further down thebeatenpath.

Web--ranging from industry news, beauty tips, and musings

on style. TheSociologist Make Fetch Happen (http://makefetchhappen. This blog focuses on minorities in fashion--from deconstructing Vogue’s colonialist-tinged editorials, to tracking the number of ad pages featuring Naomi Campbell. It’s the perfect blend of pop and penetrating cultural criticism.

TheHistorian Debutante Clothing (www.debutanteclothing. com) Of the several vintage-obsessed bloggers posting pictures of their recent purchases, Debutante Clothing is the smartest. The site ranges from tutorials in buying vintage clothing to short, digestible fashion-history lessons to the greatest vintage finds on the Web.

TheColorist Wear Palettes ( An anonymous graphic design student makes color bars from



ecoTOOLS Bamboo 5-piece Brush Set ($10.99, Walgreens) Have a low impact on the earth, but a big impact with your makeup using these highly sustainable and cruelty-free brushes. The soft bristles have a professional feel and the natural cotton and hemp case is mighty convenient.

We all have our tried-and-true, go-to beauty buys, but it’s time to give those products a rest. Switch it up with some eco-friendly finds. Who knows? After discovering all the great “green” benefits, some things might get replaced for good and the good of you.

Nature Girl Rose Flower Power Botanical Body Lotion ($46, Made with all natural, organic and wild-crafted ingredients, this rose-scented moisturizer enriches the skin while calming the nerves. Peace and love for your body, man.

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow in Aubergine ($9, Alimapure. com) Use the purest cosmetic-grade mineral pigments to punch up your eyes. Environment-friendly incentive: recycle used Alima jars and receive a free eyeshadow of your choice!

Eco Alternatives

Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Zara ($6, Like all other Zoya nail lacquers, this sparkling periwinkle from the winter ‘08 collection is toluene, formaldehyde, camphor and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) free. Say “hello” to healthy nails.

Tela Beauty Organics Healer ($48, A leave-in hair treatment that heals damaged ends, protects from hair heat and styles. Can it get any better? Uh, yes. It’s also 100% USDA-certified organic.

Tsi~La Organics Misaki ($125, tsilaorganics. com) Fresh lavender, crushed mint and Tahitian vanilla orchid fragrance in a 100% natural and over 95% organic made using renewable energy connote green luxury all the way.

Bathtime book Is your BlackBerry conspiring with your iMac to give you an anxiety attack? Then ditch them both, draw a bath, close the door, light a candle and lose yourself in Beauty In Bloom. A compendium of sage beauty advice and ideas for living the good life, complemented by quirky illustrations, this book will appeal to your inner girlie girl. Bloom Cosmetics founder Natalie Bloom has poured her heart, soul and creative essence into this pretty pink publishing début, so you can rest assured you’ll exit your bath feeling refreshed and inspired. $24.95, Allen & Unwin; amazon.

Beauty Bits

Vanity Fair

Mirandas Secrets

Wings just can’t disguise a saggy bum. So, like the Sports Illustrated girl, the Victoria’s Secret Angel must work out and eat right to keep her bottom pert, thighs toned, stomach trim and skin glowing with good health (tough gig). As such, we’re gagging for the release of Miranda Kerr’s book, Treasure Yourself (Hay House, 2009). The blue-eyed, dimpled-cheeked, eco-conscious, Orlando Bloom-dating Aussie says her book will “encourage young women to love themselves whatever their size.” Easily said when you’re a size 2, but we’ll roll with the selflove mantra. Kerr isn’t the only one with a health book deal: Alicia Silverstone is working with Rodale Inc. on The Kind Diet (out fall 2009), which will be devoted to Veganism.

Look we’re loving:The Messy Bun We’re obsessed with the messy bun, nonchalant yet romantic, as has been sported by Swedish singer Lykke Li. Scoop your unwashed locks up into a high ponytail, twist your bun, fix with pins and spritz a fine mist of hairspray. Looks fab with blunt bangs or a simple elastic ballerina headband. Wear with rose-flushed cheeks and a hint of pink lip stain. Cheaper than a Botox injection, it’ll give your face an instant lift.

Makeup Maestro Model Co Sometimes I feel I’m not as highly evolved as a university-educated feminist should be. Take, for instance, the way my attention is easily diverted by anything pink, shiny or in the possession of someone I deem as cool, like the Sweet Secret I swiped from my next door neighbor’s room, aged seven, surreptitiously returned when the Catholic guilt got to me, or my niece’s collection of My Little Ponies, or everything Nicole Richie wears. As a Christian, the whole ‘thou shalt not covet’ thing is a real challenge. The only way to avoid this dilemma is to anticipate the things I might find myself eyeing off of another girl and buy them for myself … like ModelCo’s party essential, Lip Lights Ultra Shine Lip Gloss ($28), with built-in light and mirror, which is sure to set off a covetous chain of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ when I let it loose on my next girls’ night out. Ha ha! Oh, so childish. Visit or

After 25 years of lash curling, eyebrow plucking and bronzing, makeup supreme Bobbi Brown has styled herself into an eponymous global brand (albeit now under the Estée Lauder Group’s banner) synonymous with natural-looking cosmetics, light-handed application techniques and subtle feature enhancement. She’s the ‘real woman’s makeup artist. Oprah is a fan. Brown has parlayed her industry experience into a new book (there are four others), Makeup Manual: For everyone from beginner to pro (Springboard Press). A must-read for girls who take their goop seriously, it’s divided into 12 sections and covers all the need-to-know beauty basics, as well as insider tips (makeup artist secrets, equipment essentials, working with celebrities, breaking into the business). No doubt a reality TV offshoot is in the works, too.

Scents & The City Frank Sinatra, Rudi Guiliani, Woody Allen, Andy Warhol, Marc Jacobs, Amy Sacco, Donald Trump, Carrie Bradshaw … In music, politics, film, art, fashion, clubs, real estate and fictional sex columns, these are the names most people associate with New York City. Before too long, Laurice Rahme might become synonymous with Manhattan, too. The creator of the Bond No.9 fragrance range (tagline: ‘Making scents of New York’), which draws its inspiration from every corner of the city—from Chinatown to Bleecker Street—Rahme has used collaborations with the likes of the Andy Warhol Foundation and Swarovski to add an element of surprise to her whimsical line of fragrances (there are now 33). At the higher end of the price spectrum (the limited edition 42 ounce Swarovski covered ‘Crystallized Amphora’ retails at $3,500), these scents are for collectors and connoisseurs who take their fragrance as seriously as the stock market. In fact, have you had a whiff of Wall Street? Go to

TheLook Contrast Blast By Jan F. Lee

Additional reporting by Courtney Brooks

Designer Jerry Tam and the Form collective melded architectural elements of fashion with girly beauty for the F/W 2008 runway show. Counterbalancing suits and structural dresses (in namely navy, black, gray) with an ultrafeminine fuchsia lip epitomizes the modern city woman, who has both a hard edge and a soft side.


Bumble & Bumble Spray de Mode

The face followed the au natural trend of the fall. To start, massage on a facial hydrator, like Darphin Skin Mat Matifying Fluid, which keeps the face moisturized and shine-free.

Eyes: Well-groomed brows shaped

the face, while a little black eyeliner subtly contoured the top lid. Two coats of mascara finished it off. The uncomplicated eye leaves the focus on les lèvres.

Darphin Skin Mat Matifying Fluid


Hairstylist Rolando Beauchamp of Bumble and Bumble and Tam decided on long, straight ponytails for a sleek and simple ‘do. Beauchamp then bestowed some models with a 40s-inspired roll, giving the look even more architecture. Spraying on Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode kept the hair in place.

Nails: Clear, manicured nails were

choice on this runway. But if color is a must, use a sheer nude hue that matches your natural nail color, like Dashing Diva nail polish in Kia Loves Cantaloupe.


The highlight of the look is definitely the matte fuchsia lip. Outline lips with a matching liner and get ready for a pout that screams sultry (and “Hey, come kiss me,” too).


Dashing Diva Nail Polish in Kia Loves Cantaloupe

The Scent to Set it Off: Ralph Lauren Notorious

Dujour: When and why did you start BeautyEditor.

KL: 1. Lipstick Queen Oxymoron , a gorgeous cheek flush as much as it’s a lip stain.

KL: I started the first version as more of a hobby two years ago. I was freelancing for magazines and not feeling like I belonged to anything. I had an urge to have my own outlet and really own my voice. I loved it so much that I decided to get serious, so I saved up money for a redesign and relaunched the site in March 2008.

2. The super luxurious Chloé eau de parfum body products.



started out?

How has the site evolved since you first

KL: It was very (almost embarrassingly) basic at the start. It’s visually much better now, and more fast-paced. I do a lot more posts, between three and four new ones each day, along with longer weekly and monthly features.


What are some of the perks of being a beauty blogger? KL: I’ve always been in the beauty scene, so testing product samples and trialing treatments is all a very bearable part of the job.

3. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté. I’m not really a lipstick kind of girl, but this luscious number has almost turned me.


The ONE beauty product you can’t live

KL: Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten. Obsessed. I’ve worn it almost every day for something like eight years.


Your gorgeous skin/anti-ageing secrets…

KL: Antioxidants inside and out. I eat as much organic produce as I can afford, and religiously apply antioxidant serums (usually a vitamin C). I also have to give a shout-out to sunscreen, yoga and bronzing cream.


Times are tough: what are your top five beauty-on-a-budget tips? KL: Sleep (it’s free); water (practically free); sunscreen (the best anti-ageing cream around); Cetaphil cleanser; and vintage scarves (a great way to hide any can’t-afford-to-get-to-the-salon re-growth!).


Beauty blogs may be a dime a dozen but it’s the ones with credibility that stand

out from the freeloading crowd. Cue Katrina Lawrence, a seasoned magazine beauty editor, owner of flawless skin (she practices what she preaches), devoted wearer of Stila eyeshadow (eight years and counting!) and the brains behind What’s an online challenge that you’ve

Dujour: What products are women most likely to

KL: Doing it solo hasn’t always been fun, as it means that I have had limited funds for marketing and growing the site. I’ve had various offers, but none has felt right. I’m just starting to sell ad

KL: Splurge on serum, foundation and facials; save on basically everything else, but definitely cleanser, sunscreen, gradual tanner, makeup, haircare and body cream.

Dujour: faced?

space, though, so hopefully this will change in the near future.


your income?

Do you do other work to supplement

KL: Yep, I’m currently acting beauty editor for Madison Magazine, and I do the occasional freelance gig that comes my way.

Dujour: The three new products currently on your excitement radar...

splurge on and save on?

Mischo Beauty Posting of the latest and greatest in beauty is a major component of what keeps you coming back to a good beauty blog. It’s hard to find a blogger you can ask for advice about nail care or trust for a great leave-in conditioner recommendation, and who doesn’t just repeat posts from other blogs. Thank goodness you have us! As a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician and make-up artist, Mischo Beauty blogger Kitiya gets the Dujour vote of “Best Informed.” Mischo Beauty offers its readers reviews, advice and info regarding the hair, skin and make-up products they pine for, enabling educated and informed beauty decisions. She even pairs these products with the hottest fashion pieces. MAC and Roger Vivier…it’s almost too much to handle!

with a focus on hair, skin and make-up. I started blogging near the completion of cosmetology school (at the end of 2006) as a way of sharing my excitement and passion for beauty. After having had the opportunity to perform beauty services on clients and use a wide variety of beauty products, I now use my blog as an educational/teaching tool, as well as a way to share product reviews and beauty tips. My blog has also been a way to recruit models for haircolor, waxing, brow and lash tinting and facial services in order to complete various apprenticeships. Also, I love the fact that blogging keeps me updated on all the newest beauty products, services and trends.

What made you start the blog? I’m a small town girl from the Midwest who’s always had BIG dreams. I finished Spelman College with a degree in chemistry and I’m now pursuing my true passion—beauty! I’m a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician and make-up artist

blogs Nine by Zero

This Italy-based home and beauty magazine for “wellness & fashion enthusiasts” who “desire to find the latest, most exclusive items” is part loveable beauty blog.

Organic Beauty View

This online eco-beauty retailer allows readers to get more in depth with the products they offer and other natural and organic finds through its news-laden blog.

How do you get information for your posts? From reading books, magazines, trade publications and the Internet. Listening to the radio, watching television, attending professional hair, skin and makeup conferences. I also get information from friends, industry colleagues, beauty companies and by attending fashion shows and press events.

Has the blog changed your life at all? The blog has enriched my life in so many ways! I’ve met so many talented and amazing people because of my blog. Also, my blog has encouraged me to continue reaching for the stars!

What’s in the works for the future? I now plan to launch the following: Mischo Beauty (salon, spa, mobile beauty services and hair & skin products); The Mischo Agency (representation of hairstylists, make-up artists, fashion stylists, and skin/nail care specialists); The Mischo Book of Beauty and The Mischo Institute of Beauty (beauty school).



BEAUTIFUL BRITTANIA aris Hilton is dead. Okay, not literally, but anyone tuned into the blogosphere would agree that Ms. Hilton’s pop cultural influence has certainly waned (albeit revived, for about five seconds, by her faux run for the presidency). In the context of the world’s financial woes, the Heiress of Excess appears to have lost her appeal. And with it, her generic look – the perma fake tan, the coloured contact lenses, the blonde hair extensions, the bleached teeth – is looking painfully anachronistic. With the frugal recessionista taking the place of the spend-thrift fashionista, Paris and her prodigal posse of LA ladies are, like, so five minutes ago. And so is the fake, excessive beauty aesthetic they represent. In the place of Paris, Hef’s Playboy bunnies, the Pussycat Dolls, Pamela Anderson and the generic enhanced look adopted by every teen with a surgeon’s number and picture of Heidi Montag, a new breed DUJOUR 44

of pale, uncontrived beauties hailing from across the pond are capturing our attention while wearing their imperfections with pride. Dubbed the ‘Union Jack Pack’, these British beauties are the antithesis of the Hollywood glamour girl we’ve become accustomed to seeing. Ushered in by the likes of Agyness Deyn, the pixie-cropped model responsible for making bike riding look cool and helping designer Henry Holland to wide acclaim, chart-toppers Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse, actress Keira Knightley and Kate Moss, whose personal style has been successfully commercialized by Topshop for worldwide consumption, the new names to know are Alexa Chung, Alice Dellal, Georgia Jagger and Daisy Lowe. A regular fixture on British best-dressed lists and UK ELLE magazine cover girl, Chung, 25, is a former model and TV presenter who’s acquired ‘It girl’ status by virtue of her “quirky style” and penchant for mixing Chanel with high-street buys. The UK’s answer to

Chloe Sevigny, Chung’s cat-eyed beauty is all pale skinned and natural hued, her brunette bob rendering her reminiscent of Zooey Deschanel. Her standard look involves a hint of pink cream blush, coal eyes and lashings of mascara. The face of Mango denim, Dellal’s signature punky, one-sided undercut and nose ring make her the poster girl for the kind of rule-breaking street chic championed by UK designer Vivienne Westwood. An appearance in Paris Vogue under her belt, Dellal’s heritage is Brazilian and British. The 5’5”, 21-yearold model once told Nylon magazine: “When I was seven, I caught my reflection in a spoon and thought, 'Wow! I'm ridiculously good-looking” (presumably with tongue in cheek) . Gap-toothed, Rapunzelesque blonde Georgia Jagger, the youngest daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall at 16 and sister of fellow model and former Lancome girl Elizabeth Jagger, has inherited her father’s prominent lips (often enhanced with red lipstick) and refused to get braces to correct her smile, telling a UK magazine: “This idea that everyone should conform

and be perfect is ridiculous. I like the fact that I have good old-fashioned British teeth with a big gap. Who wants those gleaming white cosmetically enhanced American teeth?” The lovechild of Bush frontman (and Gwen Stefani’s husband) Gavin Rossdale and singer/songwriter Pearl Lowe, 19-year-old model Daisy is the face of Converse and lingerie line Agent Provocateur and, like Chung, favours smoky eyes and just-out-of-bed locks. The leggy brunette beauty is also outspoken about size-0, telling UK newspaper The Guardian: “I eat doughnuts and Red Velvet. I love curvaciousness. Curvy girls are the sexiest girls. If clothes were built for curvier women, which is most of the population, one: people would look better; two: designers would sell more clothes, and three: they wouldn't have to use tiny anorexic models." Will any of them share the longevity of Kate Moss, reach worldwide icon status or achieve Paris Hilton’s level of celebrity notoriety? Probably not. But I’m sure they don’t ‘give a toss’. DUJOUR 45



perfectly flawed


The prospect of attending a ten-year school reunion is definitely cause for a girl to take stock—not only of her career success (or lack thereof), relationship status, bank account and wardrobe (what the heck to wear?), but of her face … particularly if said reunion is a midday alfresco do (read: held in broad, unforgiving daylight). Being the superficial beauty observer I am, and aided by a pair of oversized shades, I found myself comparing the girls’ skin status (while listening intently to their intriguing wedding/travel/renovation stories, of course). All now in their late 20s, the super-fit, slim, sporty girls had fantastic figures, but the faces of women at least five years their seniors—fine lines and generally pallid I-need-a-rest complexions—as opposed to the glowy, plump-skinned, full-busted stunners of the group who refused to turn down a slice of celebratory chocolate cake and laughed with gusto as they chugged back the champagne. “We’re focused on being slim and weight conscious and fitting unrealistic ideals, but, while getting your one hour of exercise a day is important, it’s natural to have more padding around your hips and bust to help sustain a pregnancy when you’re ready,” says nutritionist Erica Angyal, who works with Miss Universe finalists in Japan. “Health is a complete package—it’s a balance of finding a passion in life and stuff you love to do, and exercise and getting enough sleep and having a pretty good diet most of the time and feeling happy with yourself.” After staring at far too many pictures of an unhappy, muscle-bound Madonna over recent months, I had already been pondering the old ‘face or butt?’ beauty conundrum (in addition to the economic crisis, Third World hunger and child poverty, of course). The reunion just added more weight (pun intended) to the argument for face. No one talks to your butt, after all. Madonna has admitted to being a trim-figure-overfull-face woman, and she’s recruited BFF and fellow gym devotee Gwyneth Paltrow into her sweaty ranks in the manner of Tom Cruise attempting to convert the Beckhams to Scientology. Save your face, Gwyneth: get out before it’s too late! “Our skin is a mirror of our health,” says Angyal. “It’s an organ, not just an outer covering. So it’s a great reflector of what’s going on internally. You can’t just have a great diet but be completely stressed or worn out with no sleep. For healthy skin, your immune

system needs to be in good shape.”

A further wake-up-and-feed-your-face (and skip the treadmill) incentive comes via Sex and the City: The Movie. Kristin Davis (unlined face) and Sarah Jessica Parker (taut figure) are the SAME age. Admittedly, SJP, a former ballerina, has always been tiny and toned, but there’s no doubting her fat-free physique, considerable biceps and drawn face are the result of some serious Pilates and gym sessions. “We all have different frames—some of us are naturally slim and some are naturally bigger,” says Angyal. “A lot of that is genetic. But ask yourself if you feel your best and most confident. Do you have energy? Your health, skin and how you feel are all connected.” Teetering on the edge of the exercise devotion fad, but managing to maintain their looks, are the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears and Jessica Alba. I assume they get enough food and chill time to compensate for the hours clocked up with their trainers. At the other end of the spectrum are beauties, all the more appealing for their nonchalance, including Scarlett Johansson, Mischa Barton and Liv Tyler, who eschew physical exertion in favor of other activities (y’know, like child rearing, acting and eating). The positive side of eating more, saying ”yes” to the occasional cupcake and working out less—other than showing your body some respect and a prettier, plumper face—is the kind of sunny, confident disposition of which the too-skinny are largely devoid (witness Rachel Zoe’s anxiety issues c/o The Rachel Zoe Project), the adoring gaze of the male species (presumably, we work out for girls, just as we dress for them) and more time in the day to devote to doing the things, and being with the people, you really love. Giving you much more to discuss than your fitness regime at your next school reunion. Spears and Jessica Alba. I assume they get enough food and chill time to compensate for the hours clocked up with their traniers. At the other end of the spectrum are beauties, all the more appealing for their nonchalance, including Scarlett Johansson, Mischa Barton and Liv Tyler who eschew physical exertion in favour of other activities (y’know, like child rearing, acting and eating).



ash & steel Photography: Camille Sanson Assistant: Pau Cegarra Hair: Michael Price @ Unruly Studio Make-up: Natasha Devedlaka using DIOR Models: Margarita & Steph @ STORM

PSYCHO Photogrpahy: GL Wood


dark side of the


Photography: Denise Boomkens Styling: Edith Dohmen Hair & Make-up: Dirk Jensma voor Laura Mercier Model: Sophie@H.O.O

Long-sleeve wasit tie dress by Selected Femme, vintage brooches and high heels by Fratelli Rossetti, hairpiece by Malene Birger


Wide ruffle sleeve dress by Designers Remix

Dress by Stella Nova, necklace as rosery by Dyrberg/Kern

Dress by Bitte Kai Rand, stockings by Wolford, high heels by Fratelli Rossettia necklaces by Dyrberg/Kern

Dress by Marcha H端skes, stockings by Wolford, clutch bag by Hugo Boss, heels by Fratelli Rossetti

Dress by Hugo Boss, top by Mango

Dress by Bitte Kai Rand, stockings by Wolford, high heels by Fratelli Rossettia necklaces by Dyrberg/Kern

Dress by Hugo Boss, top by Mango

Grey dress by Natan, gloves and socks by Paule Ka, grey pumps Celine

she’s ready

Styling: Edith Dohmen Photography: Denise Boomkens Make up & Hair: Antonette Sterrenburg

Top by Ilja Visser, gloves by Paule Ka

Dress by Designers Remix, blouse by Malene Birger

Leather dress by Christian Luppi, silk blouse by Paule Ka, socks by Wolford, heels by Barbara Bui

Leather jacket, hoody, wool trousers, grey heels, all Celine

Turtleneck and trousers both by Bruno Pieters, red high heels byBarbara Bui

Long black coat by Ilja Visser, red stockings by Wolford, white high heels byBarbara Bui

Dress by Hugo Boss, top by Mango

Silk blouse and skirt by Paule Ka

get some colors on

All About The Boy

Concept and styling: Edith Dohmen Photography: Denise Boomkens Hair & Make-up: Esther van Maanen@ B creatives Model: Carlijn @

Grey dress END, collar Designers Remix, stockings Wolford, shoes Fratelli Rossetti

Qpposite Page: Dark grey blouse by Selected Femme, trousers by Sherida Augustin, socks by Wolford, heels by Fratelli Rosetti

Dark grey blouse by Selected Femme, trousers by Sherida Augustin, socks by Wolford, heels by Fratelli Rosetti

Black suit by Sherida Augustin, shoes Fratelli Rosetti, glasses by Ray-ban

White blouse by Malene Birger, silver tie Mads Norgaard

Jacket by Mads Norgaard, pleated collar by Designers Remix, mask Stylist’s own

09.00am Bonjour Paris!


The city of love, art and couture dresses. I wake up early to the sound of heels on the cobbled street outside, I am normally not a morning person but today I am excited and its going to be a busy one. I am here with my boyfriend and we have two days to check out the city, so we wrap up warm and head out for coffee and pain au chocolat in true Parisian style.

10.00am The cafe creme is delicious, frothy and strong, just what I need to start exploring. It’s warm enough to sit outside of the cafe and watch people going to work, riding bicycles and walking tiny little dogs.

11.00am No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to the world famous Effel

Tower. This huge monumental structure is 320.755 metres high with three viewing platforms. So of course we have to go to the top. We get into a tiny glass lift that slowly winds it’s way up each level. It is so high my ears pop and I could feel the tower slightly swaying in the wind. At the very top I peeked over the edge, the view below was amazing. The Siene was right below, and twisted past the higgedly piggedly buildings which stretched out for miles.


After visiting the Eiffel Tower and taking the necessary tourist snaps, we wandered down the Siene in search for a cafe. It didn’t take long, the pavements are lined with them, we take a seat and grab a baguette and more coffee. After a short stop we plan to get the metro the Notre Dame, getting around Paris is so easy, there are metro stops everywhere and if you do get lost there are always streets filled with cafes and shops to wander around.

2.00pm The Notre Dame Cathedral took 200 years to build, and was finished in

the 14th century, it is considered to be the centre point of Paris and its impressive gothic architecture looms over the streets around. But you might remember it from the famous Disney movie? Well the gargoyles are really there, staring down from the top of the tower like guards. Inside is huge, the only light coming from giant stained glass window and hundreds of tiny candles, the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing and it feels like walking back in time.


4.00pm From a calm cathedral to a deadly dirty jail. The Concierge was Marie Antoinette’s and many others final stop before execution by guillotine during the French Revolution. She had her own private cell which is still there along with a chapel built after her death.

5.00pm we have for a visit to the Musee D’Orsay which houses a collection of 20th century paintings, including work from Degas, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso,

and Toulouse Lautrec. It is inspiring to see these images in real life and conjures up romantic ideas of penniless artists drinking absinthe, draing models and dancers in their paint filled studios.

7.00pm We get the metro back to our hotel and get ready

to go out for dinner. Onm our way out we stop down a side street for a hot chocolate, inside I realised it was the exact same cafe used to film Amelie and there on the wall were the famous travelling gnome polaroids.

9.00pm We find a small restaurant away from the crowds near Saint

German des Pres. We order escargot, (snails). Served in their shell and tasting like garlic mushrooms they are pretty good, but digging them out of the shells isn’t for the squeamish. For the main course I had lamb chops and green beans, the portions of food and drink are much smaller in Paris, but it is so rich and filling. I managed to squeeze in a creme brulee inspired by Amelie and another coffee creme of course.

11.00pm We wander down the quiet and empty streets alongside the Siene. The Eiffel Tower is lit up and sparkling in the night, but something else grabs my attention. Two huge Hummers screech past and one stops opposite us with two front wheels on the pavement. Out pops the one and only Karl Lagerfeld, King of Paris. He is instantly recognisable with bright white hair tied in a ponytail and dressed all in black, I think I even spotted the trademark glove as he air kissed his companions and wanders into a huge 3 storey apartment overlooking

Paris the Siene.

12.00am There are bars, cafes and clubs all down

L The

ittle Black Dress Contrary to popular belief, diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend. Nor are her trusty Louboutins, whose beautiful lipstick red soles, though gorgeous, cause considerable pain when walked in too long. Her best friend is the LBD: the faithful little black dress.

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In it, every woman becomes a lady, unstoppable and powerful, for it is the one article of clothing that flatters every shape and size, effortlessly exuding sophistication. Its seemingly timeless look, though simple, is laden with years of history. The LBD is not just a must-have in every wardrobe; it has become an icon in its own right, a representation of the modern day woman—strong yet feminine, sophisticated yet sexy. It is the juxtaposition between the image society sees in a woman and the person she is inside. Before the LBD, women were confined beneath layers and layers of oppressive and uncomfortable fabrics. The poufs of dresses, though impressive, immobilized the people beneath. The clothing of the era was a direct reflection of society’s treatment of women, confined in their homes as mere housewives and mothers—nothing more, and nothing less. Occasionally they were permitted to leave the house to serve as trophy wives, making appearances at a few parties here or there, or at rendezvous with other society ladies for tea. Dressing for such events would always be a ritual; layers of petticoats and suffocating corsets were de rigueur, while the comfort of the woman within such overpowering ruffles was ignored. Yet society did not remain so; change was inevitable. By the 1920s, women became independent and began to voice their opinions, fighting for rights and recognition. Accordingly, fashion evolved to fit the lives of these women. They broke out of their confining corsets and the oppressiveness of heavy fabrics and slipped into slinky dresses, revealing hints of skin. Women embraced their sexuality rather than hiding it. It was the roaring ‘20s after all, dancing in all its glory – and it was the era in which la petite robe noire was born. It all started with Coco Chanel, who encouraged and inspired the modern woman’s simplistic style. Her love for comfort and sophistication was revolutionary—it began a new chapter in fashion. Embracing jersey knits and menswear tailoring, she created the one piece that became the ultimate statement of inner strength and femininity. It was born in 1926, the glorious LBD, in its rawest form, as an illustration for Vogue. It was calf-length, revealing just enough leg but not too much, and its minimalism enabled it to be suitable for every woman. The LBD allowed for independence and individuality with different accessories. After all, Chanel was an advocate of costume jewelry: large pearls, gaudy gems and other bold pieces that gave the woman a sense of bathing in luxury. Thus, la petite robe noire came to life. Its popularity amongst women of all social classes rose during the Great

and other bold pieces would give the woman a sense of bathing in luxury. Depression—it was affordable and versatile. Furthermore, the LBD was an elegant piece, one that looked expensive and made its wearer feel like a lady, despite the financial crisis. The ‘40s and ‘50s bred a new woman— and with a new woman came a new LBD to fit her. The Hollywood icons became femmes fatales, undoubtedly gorgeous and sexy, with sensuous, voluminous hair and rouged lips. The LBD came back as an icon of sexual conservatism for Christian Dior, the fitted, iconic dress representing an embrace of sexuality as well as a respect for classiness. In Hollywood, however, the LBD was chosen for more technical reasons: black was bold, whereas any other color would appear a bit distorted on camera in the process of converting black and white film to technicolor. Thus, future fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn were seen donned in Chanel’s creations on the screens of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” accessorized with ladylike gloves and large pearls around their necks. Soon, the little black dress was everywhere, as a symbol of sophistication and class. Chanel had created the original little black dress, her ideal epitomized by Audrey Hepburn’s renowned scene in “Breakfast.” It was later adopted by a number of other great fashion houses throughout the twentieth century, Dior altering it slightly to give it more sex appeal, and Bill Blass bringing back the basic in the ’70s. Each major brand recreated its own idea of the LBD. Oscar de la Renta embraced the true sophistication of the ‘40s in his LBD; Balenciaga personified architectural strength in his version; Balmain’s was always asymmetrical. For each house, each designer, and each woman, the little black dress embodies something different. Whether it be a work uniform, a symbol of sophistication, a dress of strength, or an eye-catcher, the LBD holds one thing true for every woman: it is an expression of individuality. Such a basic yet innovative piece lets the woman’s creativity and personality take flight, allowing her to make the dress her own. Its simplicity gives her room to grow; she can add colorful pumps for a fun look, a strand of pearls to channel Audrey Hepburn, layers of chains for an edgier aura. The little black dress will always be an icon—an icon of sophistication, of evolution, and of course, of individuality. Hannah Marshall black leather edged dress

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Things to R ead: One Hund red Years o f Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Ma rquez Marquez wrote his famous novel, On e Hundred Years of Solitude, w hile living in Mexico City with h is family. A lthough of Colombian descent h e spent many years in Mexico a nd wrote some of h is most rec ognizable work here . It is a fa scinating novel that chronicles multiple generation s of the Buendia Family.

Y Tu Mama Tambien by Alfonso Cuaron

Crime and pollution may give Mexico City a bad rep, but its world-renownedBallet Folklórico de México makes up for it. Complete with a Tiffany-glass curtain, Folklórico de México is a surefire way to unwind and enjoy genuine Spanish theater and cerveza-and-tequilas. For those in search of superb crafts and jewelry—often combined with wood, silver, and seedpods—browse through Artesanos de México or Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, a splendid museum that showcases unique regional exhibitions.

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All about my Mother by Pedro Almodovar


The cityscape of Barcelona provides tranquility, symmetry, and Mediterranean Gothic, but did you know international brandsin the area are mainstays? To find out, head over to Passeig de Gracia and discover top brands including MaxMara, Chanel and Luis Vuitton. And wine and dine at Barceloneta where rice and fish dishes are the house specialty, and the salads are superb, bar none.But before you leave, get a pair of espadrilles from a local Spanish supermarket for approximately 5 Euros and visit Agua de Luna and party to the wee hours doing salsa and jamming to hip-hop entertainment.

Vicky Christina Barcelona by Woody Allen

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Antwerp boutiques are filled to the brim with Belgian fashions and typical Antwerp delicacies, especially during the annual Rubens Market on the 15th of August. But if you’re visiting outside of August, be sure to experience the guided tour through the historical old town that focuses on ghostly legends and thrilling stories. And after you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to Goossens Bakery, but be prepared to wait—people line up for blocks to taste the yummy bread.


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Who Do You Want to be Today?: Be Inspired to Dress Differently. By Susannah Constantine Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson ( Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers By Laird Borrelli Publisher: Chronicle Books (permissions@chroniclebooks. com) Girligami: A Fresh, Fun, Fashionable Spin on Origami By Cindy Ng Publisher: WatsonGuptill ( A Bathing Ape By Nigo Publisher: Rizzoli (212) 387-3400 Wrapped in Crochet: Scarves, Wraps, & Shawls By Kristin Omdahl Publisher: Interweave Press Art and Sole By nathan Gale Publisher: Laurence King Publishers ( Imperishable Beauty By Yvonne Markowitz Publisher: MFA Publications Gothic: Dark Glamour By Valerie Steele Publisher: Yale University Press ( Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me By Lucia van der Post Publisher: Da Capo Press ( What I Wore Today: Fashion Remixed Online from Beijing to Berlin (Paperback) By Korero Books ( Publisher: Korero Books (January 1, 2009)

1. Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers By Laird Borrelli Publisher: Chronicle Books

Style maven Laird Borrelli has composedsketches, designs, and concepts by a galaxy of prominent designers from every international fashion capital to create a 250-color page image book of hot fashions. Top sketches are by leading designers such as Christian Lacroix and Karl Lagerfeld and are intertwined with up and coming designers like Roksanda Ilincic and Yoshikazu.

2. Girligami: A Fresh, Fun, Fashionable Spin on Origami By Cindy Ng Publisher: Watson-Guptill

Learn how to fold outside the box as Girligami teaches beyond traditional origami folding and adds a fashionable twist. If you heart fashion, then you’ll embrace how Girligami teaches how to make shoes, purses, clothing and animals out of paper; and with step-bystep directions, and preprinted origami papers to tear out and fold, who needs shopping centers?

3. A Bathing Ape By Nigo Publisher: Rizzoli

Founded in the mid-1990s and now a leading force in global fashion, A Bathing Ape—or simply BAPE—redefined the height of urban cool for a new generation of Tokyo hipsters. The creation of a young, enigmatic designer simply known as Nigo, BAPE has rapidly become one of the most exclusive and sought-after youth brands in Europe and America. In November 2008, the first large-format monograph on A Bathing Ape was released, giving fashionistas everywhere a barometer of the rise of Japanese pop culture in America.

4. Wrapped in Crochet: Scarves, Wraps, & Shawls By Kristin Omdahl Publisher: Interweave Press

Learn how to craft crocheted scarves,

wraps, and shawls using stitch motifs, innovative and traditional shaping, and a variety of crochet techniques and embellishment ideas with Wrapped in Crochet: Scarves, Wraps, & Shawls. Kristin Omdahl’s newest book explains how easy it is to pick up your crochet hooks and wrap yourself in crochet. Project details include unusual edgings, color work, lace, ruffles, and tiers, and much more.

5. Art and Sole By Nathan Gale Publisher: Laurence Publishers


Art & Sole: Contemporary Sneaker Art & Design explores and celebrates the creative side of sneaker culture, showing the most original rarities and collaborations, and showing the latest art and design. The book is split into two halves: the first, displays the collaborative and limited-edition sneakers produced by a wide range of artists and designers; and the second documents the bourgeoning art scene.

6. Imperishable Beauty By Yvonne Markowitz Publisher: MFA Publications

Imperishable Beautyisn’t your typical fashion book. Imperishable Beautydelves into the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and features all of the major designers and jewelers from this revolutionary era. Laced with paintings, prints, posters and textiles, Imperishable Beautyis more than meets the eye.

7. Gothic: Dark Glamour By Valerie Steele Publisher: Yale University Press

The dark and dismal gothic look is most commonly associated with teenagers and rock musicians, but gothic styles are lesser known in high-end fashion. In her 180-page book, Valerie Steele dispels the myth that Gothicism is only for rebels as she tells of how designers such as Alexander McQueen, John Galliano of Christian Dior, Rick Owens, Olivier Theyskens, and Yohji Yamamoto incorporate Gothic looks into their designs; thus, giving light to cultural


8. Who Do You Want to be Today?: Be Inspired to Dress Differently By Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Trinny & Susannah capture 12 different looks as they analyze photographs that encapsulate each style. With pizzazz and fashion of the 21st century, they showcase how wardrobe essentials can be the basis for each look. Included in the mix is hair and makeup tips that assist when crafting your own look.

9. Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me By Lucia van der Post Publisher: Da Capo Press

Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me,a bestseller in the UK upon publication in fall 2007, is Lucia Van Der Post’s intimate guide to living stylishly through personal elegance, grace, and glamour. Serving as a girls guide to sass and sophistication, the book includes pertinent sections including How to Wear Clothes; How to Look Good; How to Work and Have a Life; Love, Marriage and Happiness; Perfect Presents; and Home, Sweet Home.

10. What I Wore Today: Fashion Remixed Online from Beijing to Berlin By Korero Books Publisher: Korero Books (January 1, 2009)

Ever wonder what real girls wear? Artistic and inspired, Korero Books takes street style to another level with an entire book dedicated to photos of girls in their bedrooms, kitchens, and hallways—places where real women live and breath fashion. The images even include favorite peer-voted style gurus from flickr, MySpace, and fashion blogs.

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