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Susie Sheffman: Reading Between the Lines

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FASHION

FASHION

Although I haven’t received an official endorsement of Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012 from FASHION Magazine’s Susie Sheffman, I’ll take this recent project of hers as nod of approval from the fashion director.

I hope to see Susie dressed just as glamorously when she visits Canada’s Glamour Capital for the first time.  Although I don’t believe that we’ll be indulging in a lot of hunting or fishing during the event, I suppose it’s a good idea to be prepared.  I’d think twice about wearing Marc by Marc Jacobs, though.  Bears can smell garbage from miles away.

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September 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Make Mine Mesh

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Prada

Prada

I’ve seen a lot of mesh on the S/S 2010 runways.  The last time I saw this trend emerge was just about the same time my friend DJ started working out in the early 90s.  He was so proud of his newly-toned silhouette that he would wear mesh tops to the dance clubs we used to frequent.  Despite his trips to the gym, however, DJ really didn’t have the body for mesh.  He was very hairy, and I suppose he would have suited a different aeshetic.  The “Leather Daddy” look comes to mind . . .

Anyway, my senses haven’t been offended by the mesh that many designers have shown.  In fact, the photo I used a few posts back to illustrate my brief review of the Y3 show is one of my favorite looks of the entire season so far.  The highly-embellished-yet-preppy blazer with the mesh skirt was unexpectedly classy.  Now there’s a word that I didn’t expect to use to describe mesh.

So put on your lucite heels and get shopping for something made of mesh before everyone else starts wearing it.  Don’t let fashion leave you behind!

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September 30, 2009 at 4:48 pm

Posted in Trend Warning

“In the future, everything will be made of lucite.”

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The Cut

The Cut

I wrote that line in a post dated July 3, 2008.  Am I psychic?  Yes, of course I am — but that’s beside the point.

It appears as if lucite heels are next season’s thigh-highs.  Fortunately, many of my readers already have a closet full of these shoes, since my blog is so popular with retired hookers.  That reminds me — I need to call my friend Rusty.

Anyway, get ready for 2010.  It looks like it’s going to be one hot summer!

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September 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Posted in Trend Warning

Happy Birthday, Rula Lenska

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Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska

Happy birthday, Rula Lenska.  You were able to become famous for not being famous.  In this age of reality TV and fame whores, that’s an achievement that’s almost impossible to comprehend.

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September 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Posted in Fashionably Old

“I’m a shameless human being.”

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The Evil AntiZob

The Evil AntiZob 

Those words aren’t mine.  I read them on The Cut where they’re reporting (via the Daily News) that enemy-to-all-that-is-beautiful Marc Jacobs has signed on to star in a reality show.  Supposedly, the program is going to be a gay version of “The Real Housewives of New York City” called “Kept“.

Now I adore reality television, although I prefer the competitive reality shows over the candid genre.  Nevertheless, I know that filming a reality show takes time — time that someone who is designing a handful of collections shouldn’t have.  If Marc Jacobs was a real fashion designer, he would barely be able to breathe in between sketches.  But he’s not a fashion designer.  He’s a supervillain who leads an army of brainwashed minions that worship at his altar.  They do the work; he takes the credit.

I suppose I wouldn’t be so harsh on him if he did something to make me believe that there’s more to the man than the cult of personality.  He could go on “The Amazing Race,” for instance, or join the cast of “Dancing with the Stars.”  Instead we’re going to be treated to an insider’s glimpse of how truly fabulous his life is.  Lucky us!  I can’t wait to see him smoking and tanning and smoking some more.

I need a drink.

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September 29, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Happy Birthday, Jill Whelan

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Jill Whelan

Jill Whelan

Happy birthday, Jill Whelan.  Jeez, I hated Vicki Stubing.

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September 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

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Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2010

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Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

It’s been months since I posted a photo of the lovely Kim Noorda.  Here she is busting out of a dress at the Dolce & Gabbana show.

The clothes were nice.  The extremes of masculinity and femininity that make me love this label were present, but far removed from each other.  Models played either role, but not both this time around.  In a way, I wanted to see a little more gender-bending because — except for Mr. Gaultier — no one does it better than these guys.

There was one thing that stood out at this show that bothered me: The skinny legs.  With most of the models in thigh-grazing skirts, it gave me a chance to see who has a little meat on their bones.  Sasha Pivovarova, for instance, is slightly curvier than many of her counterparts.  Chanel Iman, however, has chicken legs.  The girl needs to eat something.  Relative newcomer Ginta Lapina appears as if she might have been a dancer or an athlete.  A little muscle tone goes a long way, and for that reason I’ll vote her Best in Show.  The way her thighs nearly touched each other was the biggest surprise I’ve seen on the runway all season long!

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September 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

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