Monday, February 28, 2011

r.i.p. jane russell

jane russell died at her home in santa maria, ca today of respiratory problems at the age of 89.
russell got her big break from howard hughes when he cast her in the outlaw and signing her to a 7 year contract. the film wasn't released for 3 years because censors where skittish about the attention given her figure. hughes pulled the film until 1946 when it was finally released making her into a star. she went on to star in palface and son of paleface with bob hope and gentlemen prefer blondes in 1953 with marilyn monroe amongst others.
russell was a staunch conservative who considered democrats in hollywood "crazy". she is quoted as saying "in my day hollywood was republican. all the heads of the studios were republicans, and we were fighting communism." she was a vocal supporter of the iraq war & an opponent of abortion (even in cases of rape & incest) and worked tirelessly to "get the bible back in schools."  she described herself as "a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative christian bigot."

boots and saddles

bianca balti photographed by mark segal & styled by sissy vian for vogue nippon, april 2011.

galliano faces accusers

after more allegations and a video surfaced, galliano & his lawyer, stéphane zerbib went to the police station in paris today to meet with the three people making the accusations against him.  liberation, a french newspaper, is reporting that galliano arrived at the precinct at 2 p.m. and left at 7 p.m. without making any statements. this just makes me incredibly sad. hopefully everyone will refrain from commenting until everything is known about the situation.

against nature

frida gustavsson, caroline brasch nielsen & hailey clauson photographed by mert alas & marcus piggott & styled by alex white for w, march 2011.

remodeling the '70s

karolina kurkova, crystal renn, delfine bafort, aline weber, izabel goulart, raquel zimmermann, kind sahli, anna de rijk, anja rubik, karlie kloss, eniko mihalik, adriana lima & tasha tilberg photographed by inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin & styled by alex white  for w, march 2011.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

dutchess county residence - guest house

dutchess county residence - guest house by allied works architecture. new york, new york, usa.  i will come and visit!  anytime!

danish spring

gertrud hegelund photographed by andreas öhlund & styled by emelie johansson for cover denmark february 2011.

street surveillance

jacquelyn jablonski & julia saner photographed by claudia knoepfel & stefan indlekofer & styled by giovanna battaglia for w magazine, march 2011.

oscar 2011 fashion

cate blanchett FLAWLESS in givenchy haute couture. seriously girl love for cate!  she can do no wrong.

florence welch in valentino.  i really like this dress (i should say that i have something very, very similar that is shorter and vintage 1970s dior!)

hailee steinfeld in marchesa (she helped design the dress) she is just so adorable.

mila kunis is elie saab haute couture. when i looked at this show with a friend my comment was:
oscar dresses!  she looks very pretty & her boobs looked great!

the one and only helen mirren in vivienne westwood. another all time favorite of mine. 

camilla alves & matthew mcconaughey. i really liked this - i would totally wear this somewhere. simple, chic, elegant.

colin firth (swoon, swoon) & his beautiful wife livia. she is apparently wearing a dress made from 12 other vintage dresses?  she's really into eco-friendly fashion. they are such a striking couple. where oh where is my colin firth??  le sigh.

warren beatty & annette bening - another beautiful couple. i believe she is wearing chanel but i'm not 100% sure.

i will refrain from commenting on the bad as there were so many awful, boring looks......