Saturday, 26 April 2008

turban legends

Suzy Menkes once said, "Miuccia Prada has seen the woman of the future - and she is wearing a slipper satin surgical tunic and Indian turban..." Unfortunately, that woman was last seen walking down the runway in Ms. Prada's Spring 2007 Collection.

Since time immemorial, Turban has been a symbolic headdress conveying difference in levels of purity, religiosity, social-status, by men of various racial and socioeconomic status throughout the Middle East and South Asia. As times passed by, it became a fabulous fashion head ornament for women and became crowning glory for filmstars including Ava Gardner, Princess Grace of Monaco and Joan Crawford among others.

Nowadays, the glam of turban fashion seemed to be just a legend. Sure we've seen it appear on the runway for
Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo and Ralph Lauren last year but again it's lifespan stopped when the year ended. True, it looked good on Jennifer Lopez when she wore a similar thing in the MTV awards last year and true, they really look absolutely gorgeous on models but unless you've had a breakdown and shaved your head ala Britney, turban is the last thing you would like to wrap your head with especially during the summer.

Having said that; Could it be that 2008 be the perfect year for the turban to come back with vengeance? We haven't really seen any signs and symptoms yet of it's arrival this year but it would be exciting to see a little bit of novelty and it would be absolutely wicked to see filmstars resurrecting the golden days of turban fashion. Most importantly, we are so looking forward to see the woman of the future that Prada has seen and Suzy Menkes raved about.

We hope she wasn't just a (t)urban legend...


photos from el pais

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Liz Hurley for MANGO

After Mila Jovovich, Bianca Jagger and the Cruz sisters, MANGO chose Liz Hurley to become the face and the body in addition to designing the line herself (I think MANGO wants all celebrity to design for them, bless.) for it's summer bikini campaign. Her graphic artist should really be getting the best photoshop awards for making Ms. Hurley, 42, a little bit perfect than mortals though luckily, unlike many celebs out there, Liz certainly admit that there was indeed " a little" bit of enhancement over the photos.

We actually saw her interview in a Spanish program yesterday and when asked how she maintains her great body she quipped, "don't eat bread".

The garbage bin is waiting for my KINGSMILL.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

If you think your boyfriend is THAT gorgeous...

...then sign him up to this year's VMAN.COM/ FORD MODELS models search.

The winner will be awarded with a modelling contract by the said agency and will be on the cover of Vman photographed by Hedi Slimane. I say this is Very exciting, Very sexy and Very good if your other half is game in becoming the next Derek Zoolander.

Since I don't have one at the moment to throw at the cockfight, Let me just introduce to you the one that I think will have a great chance of bagging the coveted price. Ladies and high-heel wearing men who visit my site daily...please welcome: Karsten Sollors from Canada!

Karsten (sounds like a real model, huh!) is 24, stands 6´1" and ranks 12th among the hundreds of contestants.

Looks at those abs, those eyes and those razor sharp cheekbones! My goodness. this is love at first sight!

Anyway, let's help this baby win. And Calvin Klein please, give him an underwear project, pronto!

Vesos!...I mean Besos to all!

Click here: for more mouth watering model to be's.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Because Gisele Bundchen is not racist...

As you very well know by now, the VOGUE cover featuring NBA star LeBron James and supermodel Gisele Bundchen aroused massive racist attacks all over the world. Poor James who has been called Kingkong, Tarzan among others said to have portrayed a stereotype of a black athlete as a savage animal. Well, the issue came to its rest while the topic of racism in fashion will always be something that will go on infinitely.

Two weeks ago, El Pais, Spain's national newspaper, featured breathtaking images of the Brazilian model in a rip off of the Vogue cover but totally making up for the racist insinuations the magazine has provoked.

Shot by the hottest Norwegian photographer of the moment, Solve Sundsbo ( I'm so inlove with him I spent hours reading bout his works etc.) , it features Gisele on a total body contact, ear-biting, hugging, dancing action; a far cry to the "Me Tarzan, you Gisele Bundchen" that was.

We love the photographs and kudos for Gisele for her professionalism allowing those hands to tenderly caress her precious face to the point of sticking a finger to her mouth. It's not because those are black hands, minions, it's because as a general rule, you don't put your hands on your face because of the germs. You don't want to get zits, pimples and other rashes especially if you are a top model, do you?

The photos were totally magnificent and it's a shame that the whole world wasn't able to see it as it was circulated only in Spain. El Pais was clever, though. They knew the brouhaha surrounding the VOGUE issue so they jumped on the idea and turned into a politically correct view. It was entitled "The Spirit of the Body, The Density of the Spirit" (El Espíritu del Cuerpo, La Densidad del Espíritu) which was basically about uniting the spirit with the body; how to take care of the body and all those boring almost self-help shiz that you read in beauty pages of ELLE and MARIE CLAIRE.
It featured a dancer (whose name surprisingly wasn't even mentioned in the article. Hmm...smells racism? Don't ask me) and the supermodel dressed and adorned with the likes of Louis Vuitton, David Yurman, Norma Kamali, and Cartier among others. Which makes me think: I would achieve a total body and spirit unification if I wear Louis Vuitton and get painted with all the MAC colours and Clinique products. Clever.

Breathtaking the photos may very well be, it was just an eight pages filler for a Sunday supplement and obviously, it didn't make a round of applause or controversy like what VOGUE had. I guess it all boils down to traditional advertising: racism just like sex, SELLS.


all photos scanned from El Pais semanal: Belleza.


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