Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Carrie Bradshaw's Wedding Dress Sells Out

Carrie Bradshaw's wedding dress designed by Vivienne Westwood sold out in a few hours.

"With a tear-jerking history that may make you reluctant to wear it and a price tag you would expect would make your eyes water, Carrie Bradshaw's wedding dress is firmly enshrined in wedding legend. Despite having been worn by Carrie as she was jilted at the altar, the Vivienne Westwood designed dress is proving popular with brides-to-be - helping it sell out in a matter of hours on net-a-porter.com.

The site launched the knee length version of Carrie's dress yesterday and saw it disappear almost instantly as Bradshaw and Westwood fans alike fought for the gown. Fortunately the cocktail version, which vanished from the site, is still available directly from Vivienne Westwood and costs £4,530.

"For brides-to-be after the genuine article, the long version which Carrie wears in the film can be made-to-order at Westwood's Davies Street store. The cost will depend on the fabric chosen but starts at around £11,000 and will take three to six months to complete. More importantly - if cream isn't your colour - the dress can be made in a fabric of your choice."

Source: Carried Away [Vogue]

[Images: WireImage/Net-a-porter]

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Laura Bennett Dressed to Kilt

Laura Bennett attends the 7th annual "Dressed To Kilt" charity fashion show
at M2 Lounge in New York City.

Laura sent us a picture of the dress on her dress form last week. She loved it and so did we. We can't help thinking a "Dress to Kilt" challenge would be perfect for that TV show called Project Runway that we all used to watch. Remember that show?

Although we have to say, seeing it on her, we think she could have ditched the sporran. A little too clunky and literal. Love all the feathers, though.

[Photos: WireImage/Projectrungay.blogspot.com]

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In or Out: Three Ladies

We haven't ripped a celeb's dress in a while, so we figured we'd bang out 3 at once. Hit it!

Jessica Alba attends the 2009 American Museum of Natural History's Museum dance
at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City wearing Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2009.

Narciso Rodriguez Resort 2009 Collection
Model: Arlenis Sosa

It's a supercute dress and the color looks great on her. We're torn on the hose, though.


Marisa Tomei attends the Launch Party for LATISSE in Los Angeles, California.

Kai Kuhne Fall 2009 Collection
Model: Karolin Walter

Five inches taken off that hem would have gone a long way. The top of the dress looks fabulous on her but that length is the very definition of dowdy. And honestly, Marisa. Is that the best you could do with your hair?


Vanessa Williams attends the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at Marriott Marquis
in New York City wearing
Matthew Williamson

Matthew Williamson Spring 2009 Collection
Model: Taryn Davidson

Split decision. Lorenzo likes this look on her but Tom thinks it looks a little sloppy and yes, a little young for her. Sometimes, you just can't make a short dress out of a long dress without looking like you're wearing half a dress.


[Photos: WireImage/Style.com]

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Virgins v. Vixens

Alright, alright. We've neglected our virgins and vixens and left them hanging for almost a month, it's true. We are hanging our heads in shame. But truly, we tend to get bored with the one-sided bouts rather quickly and honeys, this one was a BLOOD BATH.

Alright, alright. We've neglected our virgins and vixens and left them hanging for almost a month, it's true. We are hanging our heads in shame. But truly, we tend to get bored with the one-sided bouts rather quickly and honeys, this one was a BLOOD BATH.


Now, look. Don't blame us for this one. You guys were so red hot for Gina in the previous matches that we thought going up against a bigger star would be a snap for her. Sadly, we over estimated her popularity and there's nothing left on the mat but a torn bathing cap with a missing flower. Ciao, Gina.

Now we're in a bit of a spot here. We've gotta find bitches strong enough to go against a star without breaking out too many of the big guns yet. We've given up on trying to predict which way you fickle ladies are gonna vote, so we're just gonna have to wing it.

You tell us, bitches: is it a bout or a bloodbath as...


re-enters the ring in a fetching little dress to take on ...


dressed like a whore.

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Vogue Paris: Old School Fabulous

Darlings, spring is in the air and for some that means buds on the trees and the blooming of the crocus; for Lorenzo it means hours of reading the spring issues of the fashion mags and exclaiming, "We HAVE to do a post on this! GORGEOUS!"

And so it came to pass that we're passing more pretty on to you. In an editorial shoot for Vogue Paris' April 2009 issue styled by Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld, photographer Patrick Demarchelier and model Ymre Stiekema reinterpret some fabulous looks by shooting at the Paris Agricultural Show and providing us these very old school glamour shots. It's like some alternate history where French farm girls of the 19th Century did their chores dressed head to toe in couture.

Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Olga Sherer

Christian Dior Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Kamila Filipcikova

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Olga Sherer

Givenchy Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Anna Gushina

Armani Prive Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Charlotte di Calypso

Chanel Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Shu Pei Qin

Atelier Versace Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic

Avalon Vega Spring 2009 Couture

Valentino Spring 2009 Couture
Model: Yasminka Muratovich

Zuhair Murah Spring 2009 Couture

A behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot [First half of the video]:

[Photos: Style.com/WWD.com/Vogue.fr/Fashionspot.com]

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Running in Heels - E3&4

Darlings, we got sick a couple weeks back and totally dropped the ball on our Running in Heels blogging. Since there's a new episode on tonight at 8 on the Style Network, let's get up to speed on what happened during the previous two episodes.

There's a photo shoot scheduled -- but the model is late. Everyone is very tense. But wait!

The model shows up! Yay! Pretty pictures are taken.

Despite our flippancy, this is what we like about the show. We're big enough fashion nerds that we'll happily watch a half-hour show about the behind-the-scenes goings-on of a fashion mag.

But they just have to have the intern drama, which gets increasingly obviously manufactured each week. Samantha and her jacked-up hair keep getting primo assignments,

While poor Ashley gets assigned to be the personal wedding-planning slave for Bitch Editrix Paula.

They tried to make Ashley the bitch of the threesome, but they're clearly fucking with her by giving her the worst assignments in order to ramp up the interpersonal drama and potential for backstabbery. We don't blame her for being pissed.

We do, on the other hand, blame her for everything she wears on this show.

So Ashley has to leave the Cynthia Rowley show to run around town picking up and dropping off Editrix's fucking WEDDING RING and, get this, BITCH GIVES HER SHIT FOR MAKING HER STAND AROUND AND WAIT IN THE BRIDAL STORE. We could never work for these people. Our imaginary internships would prematurely end with blood on the floor and flashing red sirens.

Meanwhile, Talita gets to tag along with Joyce here as she interviews Roberto Cavalli for the Designer Dossier page. Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the American Patsy Stone.

She was appropriately grateful for the assignment but she had to go there and start whining that she didn't get to shake his hand. Honey, you're lucky he didn't make you pick up his drycleaning.

And then, just as we're at the height of our, "We could never work with these people" sentiments, a vision comes into view:

In our dreams, we're sitting in our lowly cubicle when Nina Garcia comes up to us, drops a couple tickets on our desk and says "We've been invited to Brazil Fashion Week. We leave tomorrow night."

Seriously, there are a lot of bitches on this show, but with job perks like that, can you blame them for their little power struggles?

So Bitch Editrix gets to leave her brand new husband and head on down to Sao Paulo to scope out the designer showrooms ahead of time and see if she can snag anything that will make Nina love her or something. There's some implied drama that she needs this opportunity to impress Nina but after last week's bridezilla meltdown, we're not feeling the impulse to root for her.

Nina shows up eventually and takes her rightful place in the front row.

Unfortunately, the front row was a soccer stadium away. Damn, is that a wide runway or what? Can't imagine you can see the clothes all that well even if you are in the front row.

Bitch Editrix takes her around to see the fashion sights and ...we don't know, manages to impress her or something. All we know is, this show can only benefit from more Nina. We love to see her really talking about fashion and responding to it.

Meanwhile, back at home base, the slave girls have been rounded up to run the beauty products sample sale in the conference room. At first, we rolled our eyes at all the "Oh, you're going to have NIGHTMARES afterward!" talk, but this time, they weren't just trying to ramp up the drama.

They really did look like they were working their asses off.

Samantha and her ridiculous hair left the event early so she could go meet up with her boyfriend, which, hello? This is the real world calling: YOU'RE FIRED.

Of course, this isn't the real world. It's television.

In non-intern world, Zanna is styling a last-minute shoot of Mandy Moore for the cover. And Lorenzo is seething with jealousy.

He wants nothing more than a job where he gets to play with pretty clothes and help women play dressup for the camera.

And that's definitely where the show is the most fun. For all of the mundane aspects and all of the manufactured drama, there really is something glamorous and fun about the day-to-day activities of a fashion mag.

Although we wouldn't have chosen that look for the cover.

[Screencaps: Projectrungay.blogspot.com]

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