Friday, January 30, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

David Beckham - Fugly + French = Yoann Gourcuff

I don't care for David Beckham. He's just not terribly attractive in the face in the way so many other folks are. He's just gross. But Yoann Gourcuff! Oh my! Purely delectable. Extremely attractive. Oh, so wonderfully French. Drool.

Hussein Chalayan = Fashion Genius

In light of his exhibit at London's Design Museum, has posted a video of his favorite moments from his past 15 years of beautifully refined, avant-garde design. It's spectacular.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Talented Mr. Ripley Soundtrack

Check out part of the soundtrack to The Talented Mr. Ripley by Gabriel Yared. It's damn good!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jason Wu Trunk Show at Seattle Nordstrom

Even if Jason Wu isn't reproducing Michelle Obama's inaugural gown, he still has a whole assortment of gorgeous gowns just waiting to be loved. Next Wednesday, at the flagship Nordstrom in downtown Seattle, there's going to be a Jason Wu trunk show on 2. While this has been planned for quite some time now, there really couldn't have been better timing for the event. It's especially surprising considering that the other designers on the Seattle Nordstrom trunk show schedule are Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, and Akris, none of which are up-and-coming designers in the slightest.

Here's the info from
Jason Wu Trunk Show
Wednesday, January 28, 11am - 3pm
Downtown Seattle
Seattle, WA 98101
In Collectors, Level 2. For more information or to RSVP, please call (206) 628-2111, ext. 1445.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jimmy Choo 'Seattle' Sandal

I'm not exactly the biggest fan of Jimmy Choo heels, mostly because they just seem to lack the personality of some other brands like Christian Louboutin and Nicholas Kirkwood. But when a woman needs versatile, dependable, gorgeous heels, Jimmy Choos do fit the bill. These Jimmy Choo 'Seattle' Sandals, available at Nordstrom for $785, are made with criss-cross straps of coated canvas with leather backing, heel, and lining. Maybe they're named after Seattle because of the new Jimmy Choo store opening in Bellevue at The Bravern in September, or maybe because coated canvas sandals seems like a natural fit for Seattle (only in the summer...). In any case, I think they're rather lovely and would go well with a multitude of outfits, so if you have that kind of cash sitting around, by all means go for it. Get them here.

Michelle Obama's Jason Wu Inauguration Gown

Jason Wu designed an unbelievable, deliciously ethereal chiffon gown for Michelle Obama to wear to the Inauguration last night. Simply spectacular, and unquestionably just about the biggest boost to his company that anybody could ever imagine. It's like Barack and his Blackberry, money can't buy a better advertisement!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

When did Tyson Ritter become Art Alexakis?

Case in point, the new All-American Rejects video for "Gives You Hell".

Clair de Lune + Fantasia

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Bravern + Bellevue Square + Downtown Seattle = A Shopping Trek

Now that Ferragamo is opening a shop at The Bravern, the retail lineup there looks like this:

- Neiman Marcus
- Hermès
- Jimmy Choo
- Bottega Veneta
- Louis Vuitton
- Salvatore Ferragamo
- Tory Burch
- LTJ Arthur
- Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa
- Sur La Table
- Silberman/Brown
- Eye Society
- Dilettante Mocha Café
- David Barton Gym
- Wild Ginger
- John Howie Steak

Am I missing anything?

In any case, this further decentralizes high-end shopping in the Seattle metropolitan area. Bellevue Square has a Nordstrom with the designer assortment (including shop-in-shops for Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Gucci RTW, Fendi, Gucci, and Prada handbags, and David Yurman jewelry), plus Burberry, Movado, and Tiffany & Co. Pacific Place has Barneys New York, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., MaxMara, and the flagship Nordstrom across the street (which has shop-in-shops for Chanel, YSL, Dolce & Gabbana, and Gucci RTW, and more for accessories I won't list). Further down, near 5th & University, there are shops for Gucci, St. John, and Louis Vuitton. It's all kind of a headache if you wanna go from Seattle to Bellevue or vice-versa, but I'm guessing only hardcore shoppers would ever consider traipsing across 520 to do that. I'm just worried this is going to leave each shopping area with less foot traffic than they would want, considering walking from the Bravern to Bellevue Square seems like quite the trek. I know in cities like Boston, between Copley Place, Newbury Street, and Natick Collection, there's a lot going on in in different places, and for the moment they seem to be doing fine. We'll see this September I guess.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Regina Spektor - Fidelity

I know it's old, but I really felt like listening to Regina Spektor today. And the video is real sweet. Watch and be mesmerized by the powdery colors! Or colorful powders. Or something like that.

PS: I want his shirt.