Ok so I fully admit I don't know half the artists that were at Coachella, however I might have to go next year just to see the amazing display of outfits (and the music...it is all about the music, after all). So much originality, loves it!
Behold Eva Herzigova in a spread entitled Cherchez la femme of the May '09 Paris Vogue. The spread is chock-full of flouncy, flirty floral pieces, sumptuous fabrics and somewhat questionable posing on the part of EH...I'm not so sure about associating femininity with crawling around one's apartment with a bird cage (complete with bird) balancing on one's ass. I do, however, enjoy the bold photography of Walter Pfeiffer.
A scandalous editorial spread from V Magazine beautifully photographed (albeit a little creepy) by the incomparable Steven Meisel, exposing a sexual phenomenon amongst British youth known as "dogging" which basically means you make plans with two or more people you don't really know (more often than not) over the internet to have sex in a semi-public place. According to the explanation given in the spread, dogging is more about voyeurism than the sex itself. You can see the rest of the shots here.
So I'm less than thrilled that I'll be missing out on the Costume Institute's much-anticipated exhibit: "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" (May 6 - August 9) at the Met. I suppose the next best thing (outside of booking another trip to NYC, which, after all the shopping I plan on doing will be virtually impossible) would be to purchase the May '09 issue of Vogue which is devoted entirely to (naturally), models. You can also find the story Inspiring Beauty, which has Hamish Bowles following Marc Jacobs who waxes philosophic on models and how he is inspired by them. MJ is also the principal driving financial force behind the Model as Muse exhibit.
I love these Comme des Garçons ad campaigns from the 1980's because they don't portray any clothing or other pieces, which ultimately (I think) doubles the impact and intrigue of the CDG label. What's more, the ads are relevant in any decade.
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet (1996) is probably my favorite film of all time. It didn't hurt that I had a massive crush on Leonardo DiCaprio, but never has one movie impacted me on an emotional and sensory level like this one. There is dazzling cinematography and art direction, gorgeous sets and sexy costuming (Claire Danes' angel costume was actually by Miu Miu). Fittingly enough, the film's art director and set decorator were nominated for Oscars in 1997 in their respective categories.
I loooove this one-shouldered dress on Drew Barrymore at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Her fashion choices as of late have been so impressive! I have no idea who the dress is by so if anyone knows, let me know!
UPDATE: The dress is Elie Saab f/w '09
Dropsnap has, by far, some of the most outrageous street style of any style website out there. I've been looking through the archives and found some amazing stuff. I am obsessed with the diy Chanel jacket...I don't think I could replicate the logo as precisely as the guy in the photo, though. The group shot is amazing because every outfit is so perfectly done. I just love the entire head-to-toe look of the girl with the blue hair. Perfection.