1. Katherine wrote about Justin Bieber the other day, so I figure that’s as good a place as any to start. I spend a disproportionate amount of time talking and thinking about Biebz. I like two of his songs a lot (here and here), and I find myself defending him to the naysayers fairly regularly, with one simple question: Imagine if you were 18-21 with all the money in the world and everyone wanted a piece of you and you were still trying to figure out who you were, how would you behave? Probably as bad if not worse than Justin Bieber. I did endless amounts of ridiculous things and I wasn’t rich or wanted. Keep that in mind next time you’re hating.Click to Continue!
Photos: Katherine Lowe If you’re a fan of young men whose torsos, arms, hands, faces and scalps are entirely covered in tattoos; models dripping with crude oil; bum freezer jackets or the colours blue, black and orange, then Nicola Formichetti and Romain Kremer’s first show for Mugler was for you. As the man responsible for creating Lady Gaga’s legendary style, Formichetti knows a thing or two about visual drama. He did it tonight with the casting – inked or greased up boys, the ethereal veils that floated as they walked past, and the thumping music, curated by Ms Gaga herselfClick to Continue!
Photo: WeHeartIt 1. Women the world over swear by Sex and the City. I swear by Entourage. But being the open minded young man that I am, I decided to give SATC a go. Two seasons in, I have reached a conclusion: Carrie Bradshaw makes me want to stab out my own eyeballs!Photo: Inventory 2. Converse has made the perfect pair of summer sneakers. They’re called the First String Matchpoint and they are the jam. Buy them online from Oi Polloi or in Auckland from Qubic. 3. Trends that I hope will die in 2011: drop-crotch/harem pants. They nasty! 4.Click to Continue!
Photo: Fashionista On Aura Tout Vu’s paper invite was not the traditional, understated Haute Couture invitation. With its collage of guitar wielding girls, dragons and monster frogs, it bore a closer resemblance to a 16 year old girl’s birthday party poster than a fashion show attendance request. Same went for the catwalk. Small, and nestled among trees in a corner of Palais Royal, its opening was another monster frog (with fangs), though this time constructed from transparent blow-up plastic. Haute Couture this was not. Krazy Kouture? Perhaps. It started with a blonde in a gown with – you guessed itClick to Continue!