Vogue Hommes Japan is not your typical magazine, and their coverage of the men’s fashion week in their new issue vol. 3 is proof of that. Rather than go for the standard backstage and runway images, VHJ commissioned photographer Pierre Debusschere for an inspired presentation that is pure candy for the eye.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 10:59 AM
Britney has launched her new single called 3 out this morning!
It's off of her second greatest hits collection..
Fast, catchy, and intoxicating like the rest of Britney's most recent efforts(Blackout & Circus). Thee only two albums that have actually made me a fan Miss Spears.
Cravattes or ties experienced also the revolution in fashion during the late 60s and 70s. From the skinny and classic styles of the 50s and early 60s, they evolved into bright colored, bold, and wide pieces. Whether worn with the traditional knot or tied in a loose way, cravattes were an essential item in every man's wardrobe.
Photo here shows some ties/cravattes from the late 60s. Dark colors, bright, or with designs such as paisley are just a brief example of the variety there was in these pieces.
I tend to cringe when magazines try to merge members of the public with a fashion editorial as it doesn't often offer more shots of not-quite-relaxed, average-looking people making clothes you'd previously drooled over look decidedly civilian (that sounds snooty but isn't intended to be so). The second issue of 'Love' has managed to enhance the trend with a moving editorial of Britain's best boxers in some of the season's finest Prada and Comme Des Garcons...
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 10:55 AM
Pink told the recent issue of Rolling Stone that she’s nothing like Beyonce.
She shared...“The best I can gather is that Australia likes their artists to be rugged and raw and authentic, and America likes their artists to be glamorous and a little more packaged and glossy—like the difference between me and Beyonce. She’s beautiful, she’s multitalented, and she lives this jet-set lifestyle. And then there’s me: You would picture me out in a field boxing a kangaroo with makeup running down my face, crying about something that happened a week ago.”
OHHH! Last Friday's gig at the staples center was stellar-cute. She is a vocal champion. An honest artist delivering musique with warmth and grit.
Here is Pinks newest single 'I Don't Believe You'
Musique video coming very soon...
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 10:42 AM
'Or we should say, will you break out any of your official high school gear just because the runways tell you to?'
'Even Alexander Wang, god to the too-cool for school crowd, embraced the iconic American jock in his all-American SS10 collection. He sent Hanne down the runway in a letterman inspired jacket, albeit one with a side zipper, v-neck and flattering waistline. Then in London, though Topshop’s Unique collection was pretty scattered, a good portion of it was sporty, including a letterman-like sweater (but with a number) on Anya Kazakova.
I spent my last day in London wandering through Regents Park and up to Camden Market where almost every rack of vintage featured a handful of jackets I last saw in my high school halls (until these recent runways at least) and they’re just as unflattering now as they were then. Which means of course you’d have to buy an Alex Wang one or get yours, or your boyfriends, taken in.'
Courtesy of: Fashionistas
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 10:37 AM
Backstage with Miss Kylie while she prepares to launch here first ever North American tour...
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 9:49 AM
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:52 AM
'Theres nothing you cant do,
Now youre in New York,
these streets will make you feel brand new,
the lights will inspire you,
lets hear it for New York'
Hands down, this is my new favorite track off the Blueprint 3(Aside from venus vs mars) In the chorus, Alicia keys pretty much sums up what it feels like when living breathing and dreaming in NYC.
'Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty,
no place in the World that can compare...'
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:52 AM
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:51 AM
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:50 AM
Drew Barrymore dons Valentino while gracing the October 2009 cover of InStyle. on stands Now. Here are some highlights from the 34-year-old Whip It director/star...
On not making enemies: “I don’t like alienating people. I’m like a big freaking welcome mat!”
On her selective memory: “I’m such a good secret keeper that I’ll deliberately forget things so I don’t have the urge to tell them.”
On her relationship with her parents: “I am OK with my dad, but my mom and I have yet to work it all out. I don’t talk about it because… how do you talk about something you’re confused about?”
On fame and how it’s affected her: I love my life, I really do. But there are moments I battle with it. Some days I want nothing more than a brilliant mask so I could look like someone else and go wander the streets and be free. I’m very peeved that Halloween only comes once a year.”
On battling long-term sobriety: “No, I’m not [completely sober]. And I don’t claim to be — quite the opposite. I’ve tried to find the balance. I hope it’s balanced.”
On not being in a rush to find a mate: “Sexual love is secondary to me right now. I’ve spent a lot of time in my life dedicating myself to love or the pursuit of love or the understanding of love. But for the last few years, my life just hasn’t been about that for me. It’s just not about the mother baggage. It’s not about the boy. It’s about something completely different, and it’s very refreshing. I’m trying to understand it and relish it."
On why many of the films she has produced have themes of girl power and collaboration: “I like teams—I like buddies.” I don’t understand women who are competitive, apart from positive forums like athletics. One person is a powerful thing, but a tribe is unstoppable.”
On breaking barriers on the red carpet: “Do you know what I would love? To die on the red carpet. [Laughs] No—I love to succeed on it, but I don’t want to do it conventionally. What I don’t understand is, why is there a barrier between the runway and the red carpet? At fashion shows, the boundaries are gone. But on the red carpet, there’s this line. And I want to walk past that line.”
When she was still Stefani Germanotta, playing at The Bitter End on Bleecker Street in NYC!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Scarlett Johansson & Pete Yorn have created a duets album that was actually inspired by the spirit of the Gainsbourg-Bardot collaborations in the '60s. The way it sounds like is something like a lighter and folkier. The blending of their voices are breezy and enjoyable to listen too. I must say this project might be worth your time. It's an interesting project as it is unlikely or unexpected.
Here below, Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson perform "I Don't Know What to Do" live at Spinner's The Interface. The song also appears on their album "Break Up".
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 9:31 AM
The new issue of Numéro Homme magazine features a controversially scandalous editorial by Matthias Vriens-McGrath. Here’s your first look at Hot Shots, the cheeky editorial featuring top models Tyson Ballou and Leandro Maeder as porn stars.
It’s a tantalizing journey of tongue-in-cheek references and parody of the adult film industry. This is the most entertaining and eye-catching editorial of 2009. I love it.
Models: Tyson Ballou, Leandro Maeder [Wilhelmina], Lisa Marie [Industry]
Photographer: Matthias Vriens McGrath
Stylist: Timothy Reukauff @ Next Artists
Hair: Hair by Rolando Beauchamp at Community NYC for Bumble and bumble
Make Up: Christy Coleman at The Wall Group.
Casting/Production: Andrey T. for MV Studio
Art Direction: David Hazan
Digital: Spectrum Digital, Retouching/ Postproduction: Picturehouse
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 9:29 AM
Alright mag addicts (you know who you are) think about magazines from the late 60s(such as Vogue, exc). No matter the issue you will invariably see a black and white, soft focus, slightly grainy editorial featuring a model jumping, prancing and dancing in a studio with the wind machine working overtime. The vibe is high glamour and the look is expertly recreated by Mariano Vivanco in the latest Numero Korea. Jessica Stam captures all the cool sex appeal and glamour of the period perfectly.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 9:23 AM
SUMO BABY WILL EAT US ALL! Seriously, that tiny baby next to him looks concerned.
An Indonesian woman gave birth to a 19-pound baby, a record in Indonesia. Gigantababy was just 4lbs shy from beating the world record. Doctors think the baby boy's massive size is due to the fact that his mother has diabetes. Gigantababy is completely healthy and is eating non-stop. No surprise there!
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 9:21 AM
Here is the latest single/video from one of the greatest voices of all time, Miss Whitney Houston. The groove is funky and it was written and produced by one of my favorite musicians, thee electrifying Alicia Keys.
Need I say more?!!?
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 9:08 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Good day my little monsters!
I have much to prepare for since I have a very important phototshoot coming up later in the week.
As always, I shall keep you all updated with final images along with sneak peeks!
Will see you back here on Monday ehh.
Oh! and here below are a couple images from last weekends Fashion Show which was a triumph.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 1:44 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sure, Burberry and Michael Kors and even Twenty8Twelve have provided live broadcasts of their shows to make the public feel included, but Alexander McQueen’s one-upping everyone by partnering with Nick Knight’s ShowStudio.
Together, they’re reclaiming control of the front row’s Flip Cams and Twitters with the use of robot cameras both on and off the runway to guarantee that everyone, everywhere (with a computer) sees the show and the atmosphere as though they’re present.
“I want to generate something else, something for a wider audience. For people in Australia, Asia, and Middle America who don’t have a seat at the show. Really, what I’m aiming for is world domination,’ he joked to WWD.
Of course the problem with the public seeing the clothes immediately is that it’s still hard for most to wrap their head around the fact that they can’t have what they’re currently falling in love with for another six months.
Sounds dangerous. But I approve and dig the idea more importantly!
Now, here's what I call a neighborhood watch.
Photography by: Joe Lally.
Styling by: Carlos Davis.
Models: Biljana @ New York Models,
Michael Brager and Ryan Koning @ Major Models.
Hair: Jordan M. @ Susan Price.
Stylist's Assistants: Emily Kracauer and William Castelli.
Location: Smyth Hotel, New York
"A baby rhino was born at a zoo in Münster, Germany and the media is calling her the next Knut.
Just like Knut, the baby rhino was rejected by her mother right after she was born. The rhino's mother who goes by the name Emmi, pushed her new baby aside right after birth. Emmi has a history of murdering her babies right after birth, so zookeepers immediately intervened and took the new one from her. The baby rhino is now being raised by a caretaker and she will greet the public next week."
Courtesy Of: Listed
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:31 AM
Kelly Cutrone is the brains behind Peoples Revolution and a fashion figure widely regarded within the industry as someone on whose good side you'd best keep. According to Cutrone, "I have a rule you can't cry in the office. This whole feminist thing ... girls are crazy. Everybody wants equality; so, in my office you have to do the same thing that the guy would do." And that includes proper use of anal probes.
This is definitely a wicked interview that you all should peek into...
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:24 AM
Amy Winehouse allegedly storms into a school in London and confronts a young girl who supposedly bullied her goddaughter Dionne Bromfeld on Monday September 21.
The 26-year-old English singer then reportedly start verbally abusing her and spitting on her.
After coming to her senses, she signed a few autographs before deciding to head home and calling it a day.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:22 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Earlier this summer it was French Elle who popped the lid off of fashion's retouching world by publishing images of celebs and supermodels without makeup or digital enhancement.
Questioning the extreme reconstruction of fashion imagery has hit an all-time high. Harper's Bazaar followed French Elle's lead, showcasing non-retouched photos in their September issue. But now the French government is looking to take the biggest step in anti-retouching that the industry has yet seen.
According to Reports, French officials are looking to place warnings on advertisements and images that have been retouched. “The proposed legislation calls for photographs of people ‘whose body image has been digitally manipulated to be accompanied by a statement saying ‘digitally enhanced to modify a person’s body image’.” And should companies fail to adhere to the warning, they’d be fined upwards of “37,500 euros (55,000 dollars).” The warning won’t only apply to advertisements but it would encompass “packaging, political campaign pictures and art photography.”
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 12:01 PM
'Well, we saw it coming. On one hand, maybe this is how the pop ecosystem works. That is, in order to facilitate the trapezoid of life that governs showbiz, all lesser pop stars must cannibalize on what non-chemical biomatter remains of any deceased pop legend. So that in some shape or form, most traces of the pop star can dissolve into the earth. And then, future pop stars can mint their legacies on flat covers of his hits.
In that respect, Janet Jackson and Madonna meeting over greasy banh mi or whatever to talk about how to turn one man's death into career momentum for themselves is a sensible turn of events. But on the other hand, it's disappointing that two surviving pop forces, who both delivered poignant Michael Jackson tributes only recently, are piecing together a collaboration designed to launch them squarely into America's heart.
Madonna was so impressed with Janet’s tribute to Michael that they started talking about how great it would be to honor him by doing something together,” confides an insider, probably Lourdes, after being bribed with a Kinder Egg. “With that one performance, Janet proved she’s back on top of her game. And who better to join forces with than Madonna? There was definitely something very interesting being planned between them.
The last time two iconic divas chucked together a heap of pop-compost, the result was wormy at best. But maybe Madonna and Janet aren’t planning on recording a pop song together. Maybe they’re planning a ritual sacrifice to MJ (it’s totally in Madonna’s nature, as we’ve learned.) Although either effort would be better than any kind of literary tribute.
So how exactly would all their grief, in any kind of collaborative effort, prove persuasive? If it involved less gloss and machination and more candor. Ideally, a YouTube clip leaked at odd hours of the night starring two of them singing into the iSight of a friend’s MacBook Pro would do the trick. Like perhaps?'
Courtesy of: Black Book Mag
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:55 AM
Here's a peek at the upcoming Dolce & Gabanna SS10 collection.
It comes courtesy of Swide magazine, which I’d never heard of, but after a bit of research have decided it’s actually Dolce & Gabanna’s own online publication. Each and every story is, after all, about the Italian design duo.
Anyway, from the video we learn there will be lots of white lace, lots of wide, black fishnet like material and some ribbons. They’ll be debuting one each day until the collection shows in Milan this week.
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:51 AM
After all the womenswear shows, we need some men!
London finally gives us some testosterone.
Although in slightly soft and alleviated doses.
Pastels and sheer are strong.
I also know this personally because I did a Fashion Show this past weekend and it was all about sheer tops!
And I dig it.
Satyenkumar Spring/Summer 2010
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:44 AM
Lily Allen seems to be moving far far away from the music industry, because she claims she's done making albums.
One of the reasons why Lily is quitting is because she's sick of individuals stealing her music without paying for it. Lily even started a blog devoted to music piracy and wrote up a lengthy rant on the subject (the post has since been taken down).
According to Lily, her contract is up and she's not about to negotiate. She reportedly wrote on her blog :
"Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record. I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade.
The days of me making money from recording music has been and gone as far as I'm concerned, so I don't stand to profit from legislation. Except future purchases of previously recorded material."
Lily's rep tried to fix her rant of whines by saying, "she's not quitting music, but simply has no current plans to make a second record. Lily is apparently focusing on her acting career by starring in the West End theater production of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty."
If it's true(which i bet it's not)here's one of Lily Allen's best goodies to date!
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:30 AM
Christina Aguilera and the World Food Programme sees hunger first hand during a recent trip to Guatemala, which has the highest child malnutrition rates in Central America.
The 28-year-old singer explained, “I wanted to see with my own eyes what hunger means. As a mom my heart just breaks when I see how young mothers like Concepción struggle to feed their children. I don’t think I can ever forget these images.”
Adds Chrsitina, “The people of WFP do such a great job helping hungry children and mothers. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful project and incredible team. WFP urgently needs donations to keep feeding some 150,000 women and undernourished children – I want to raise awareness and open people’s eyes so they can get the funds they need to keep on working.”
To help Christina’s cause, visit WFP.org. Watch her PSA below!
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 11:06 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
"A lot of what I’ve read coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival confirms the same opinion: Chris Smith’s Collapse is a terrifying, gut-wrenching, oh-god-no! type of film. But it’s neither slasher nor big-budget rendering of Armageddon. Rather, it’s a documentary focusing on cop-turned-reporter Michael Ruppert. What, you may ask, is so scary about that? Turns out Ruppert is something of Cassandra figure who predicted the sub-prime mortgage crisis with crazy accuracy a few years back. He’s got some other pretty frightening predictions too.
For one thing, Ruppert thinks the moment of peak oil (when the rate of oil production enters terminal decline) is basically upon us, and that, as a consequence, life as we know it is perilously close to an end. The future will be survivable, yes, but very, very unpleasant. This is not a new theory, of course, and Ruppert apparently gives signs during the interview of being perhaps a bit tetched. Nevertheless, few have come way from the film unmoved, and many have written about it as if somewhat shell-shocked. “He’s like Noam Chomsky as a gripping pundit of doom,” says Owen Gleiberman at Entertainment Weekly. “Even if you want to argue with him (and you will, since he’s predicting very bad things), you can’t dismiss what he’s saying.” Jeffrey Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere goes a step farther, stating, “After seeing Collapse I’m 95% convinced that we’re on the brink of Armageddon—that we’re truly and royally fucked.”
Yipes! Really? Having not yet seen Collapse myself, it’s hard to say just why Ruppert’s doomsday prophecy is so thoroughly convincing where others are not. The film looks to have a good shot at scoring a distribution deal, but those impatient to find out more right away can visit Ruppert’s website.
Courtesy of: BlackBook Mag
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 2:14 PM
I'd like to introduce you kiddas to the Riverdance Dog!
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 1:15 PM
Each time I enter a Zara store, I go browsing through the women's section first before I go to their often boring menswear section. You can't really blame me for doing the cross-over as the men's section is really nothing new and you suddenly think that it's not fair because the girls are havin' so much options. Don't you just sometimes like the idea of knock-offs or look-alikes of your most desired designer looks from your favorite fashion retailers? I can't help but fall under this kind of spell or shall I say tendency because I don't have money to blow on certain pieces I would so want for the season. Well, moving on from the womenswear section it seems rather promising that the menswear division is packing up some antics...
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 12:57 PM