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Enough about enough
October 20, 2009, 11:27 pm
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Sex and the City will always be something special to me. (Especially for the sake that I did my dissertation on it, analyzing its impacts in terms of post-feminist culture within the current neo-liberal society. Sorry, boring stuff.) IMHO, the show had a perfect ending, which, of course, was ruined by the Sex and the City movie. And I was dead against the Sex and the City movie sequel and vowed to not make any comments about it. However after seeing these pictures, I’m literally speechless. What the hell was Miley Cyrus doing there? And why are she and Kim Cattrall wearing the same paillette detailed Mattew Williamson dress? The idea of her appearing in the movie just makes the whole thing so tacky. Both Kim and she look terrible here. There’s simply too much going on with the look. And I just don’t get the boots? How on earth would they go with the dress?

I used to love Charlotte’s style in the show. It may not be the most exciting one but she always looked so elegant and classic. Yes, I know Charlotte can be a bit up-tight and conservative but it doesn’t mean she has to math the colour of her dress, shoes and handbags every time. Seriously, can she look greener in the last picture? Fashion and style is effectively the fifth character of the show and I don’t think it’s been properly developed this time.

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The September Issue
June 27, 2009, 10:25 pm
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This is the trailer of The September Issue, directed by RJ Cutler and covers the making of Vogue’s September 2007 issue (its biggest issue of the year). After watching the two and a half minute montage, I just can’t wait for the movie to be released on Sep 11. This is the real-life Devil Wears Prada!  Anna Wintour is portrayed as fashion’s most powerful force. She is revered and feared by everyone around her, as Thakoon Panichgul proclaims “Anna is like Madonna”. Even Karl Lagerfeld looks nervous as she inspects a new Chanel piece, eventually declaring, “It’s gorgeous.” And Anna delivers the best one-liners. “This type seems so large and pretentious, it looks like it’s for blind people.” She tells Mario Testino about his September 2007 cover mockups with Sienna Miller. At a runthrough with a shrinking Oscar de la Renta, she remarks: “I personally would not put this one in the show. The other things you’ve shown us are more exciting.” Anna also scolds stylist Edward about his work for the magazine: “Where’s the glamour? It’s Vogue, okay? Please, let’s lift it.” No wonder editors have taken to bootlegging elusive screener copies of the film.

– PL



Cannes red carpet fashion: Diane Kruger
May 27, 2009, 11:20 am
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When Diane Kruger pairs with Chanel, nothing can go wrong (remember her sensational look at the Met Gala?) At a charity benefit in Cannes, Diane again looked flawless in a white Chanel Couture Spring 2009 ensemble. I love the square shouldered cropped jacket and the shaped skirt. The cute black bow is a sweet touch too. Diane revealed her second Chanel look at the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ photo call. She opted for a strapless vintage Chanel LBD, completed with black peep-toes.  My favourite look so far.  It’s so simple but elegant. Diane even extended her Chanel look to private time. Arriving at her hotel, Diane won a classic black and white Chanel jacket with a black belt.  This is effortless chic at its best.

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– PL



Cannes red carpet fashion: Natasha Poly
May 26, 2009, 3:45 pm
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Natasha Poly attended the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ premiere in a black and grey gown from Roberto Cavalli S/S 09. Usually, I am not a fan of Roberto’s designs. Yet, Natasha is so stunning (look at those cheekbones!) that she made the look impeccable (even with the odd black detailing on the dress). Frankly, it was a pretty hard job to do. After all the premiere was all about Brangelina. But thanks to Natasha, Jolie didn’t get to rule the red carpet this time.

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– PL



Cannes red carpet fashion: Rachel Weisz
May 26, 2009, 11:46 am
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For me, Cannes Film Festival is never about the movies, it’s all about the red carpet fashion! This year’s Cannes didn’t disappoint. Rachel Weisz was an absolute vision at the premiere of ‘Agora’, wearing a green strapless ombre Valentino F/W 09 chiffon gown with a thigh high split. Green is definitely her colour and her silky brunette locks and gold themed accessories (from her earrings to her Christian Louboutin Satin d’ Orsay Pumps) finished off the look in perfection. She was million years away from her Met Gala disappointment. She had something to prove and didn’t let us down.

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– PL



Lady Dior “The Lady Noire Affair”
May 20, 2009, 9:04 am
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Just days after Chanel released the Chanel No.5 film starring Audrey Tautou, not to be outdone, the house of Dior presents its short film – The Lady Noire Affair, directed by Oliver Dahan (La Vie en Rose) and starring Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard. Setting to promote the brand’s iconic Lady Dior handbag, the film adapts Hitchcockian traits into a six-and-a-half minute thriller and features gangsters, mystery, a heroine and the Eiffel Tower. With its big-screen quality production, the film certainly reflects the expensive refined taste of the Dior woman.

– PL



The new Chanel No.5 Film
May 7, 2009, 11:14 am
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Here’s the much awaited Chanel No.5 film starring Audrey Tautou. It, as shot by Amelie director, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, does live up to expectation. See what you think of it by clicking play on the video below.

– PL