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To Be Victoria… September 9, 2008

Filed under: Celebs,Fashion,I thee covet — mallori612 @ 9:42 pm

Most everyone knows of my love for Victoria Beckham.  She is a fashion icon, not only because of what she wears but also because she embodies the idea of dressing for your figure.  I can go on and on why I love her, from her motherly qualities, to her cute kids, to her hot husband to her sense of self… but I won’t.  Instead I will just post a couple pictures from her dress line, which showed at NY Fashion Week yesterday.  I think her frocks are awesome, and I deeply covet them.  Please do not hesitate to buy them for me, if you have some extra cash.

Also, Vicky has a new ‘do and I heart it.  I am seriously considering cutting my hair in a similiar fashion.  Please let me know in the comments if you think this is a good idea. Thanks!

 

Karl Quote! June 12, 2008

Filed under: Celebs,Fashion,Karl Lagerfeld — mallori612 @ 3:40 pm

Lagerfeld  to American Friends of Versailles: “Look how many of these charming Americans are wearing my Chanel and how well they look in it. It’s an honor and a pleasure to help them.”

 

Summer Fashion Faux Pas May 28, 2008

Filed under: Fashion,People Mallori Hates,Rants — mallori612 @ 7:35 pm

Summer is fast approaching, and that means disgusting DC weather, more outdoor drinking, weekends in the Hamptons, and really really horrible fashion faux pas.   Here are the top 12 offenses, in no particular order:

 

1. The staple- socks and sandals.  I mean, seriously, why do people do this?  It’s ridiculous and defeats the point of wearing sandals.  Also, everyone knows this is bad, so when I see it, I am filled with rage because the wearer is obviously oblivious and an idiot.

 

2. Sweat stains and smells.  Just go to the drugstore, grab some Speedstick and carry it with you at all times.  Your doc will even prescribe some badass stuff if you have medical sweating issues.

3. Man capri’s.  They are stupid. 

4. Unfortunate hats.  It is sunny and hot, and you want to wear a hat; understandable.  There is no reason for a hat that looks like an umbrella.  There is also no reason for an upside-down, backwards visor.  Eric explains that two hat no’s do not make a yes.  They just make me cringe.

 

5. Tied shirts.  I don’t understand this.  Is your stomach really too hot to be under clothing right now?  I don’t think so.  If women can wear the Chadri in the deserts of southern Afghanistan, I bet you can handle wearing a short-sleeved tee shirt.

 

6. Speedos.  The only people allowed to wear Speedos are legitimate swimmers, and legitimate Europeans.  To be a legitimate European, your country must be on the euro, you must love football, and you must be able to sing the lyrics of at least one Eurovision winner.

7. Short shorts.  Unless you have the body of Jessica Simpson or a skinny ten year old, these will look bad on you.

 

8. Bikinis in places there are no bodies of water.  There is no reason to wear a bikini whilst grocery shopping.  It distracts the teenage boys at the checkout counter and slows things down.  Oh, and I bet some moms don’t want their young daughters seeing women prance around in tiny clothing.  One live-action Bratz movie was enough.

 

9. Guys who pointlessly go shirtless.  Last week I saw a guy running through Dupont Circle sans shirt.  It must have been barely 80 degrees.  I don’t care how banging your body is, save it for the pool, beach, bedroom or frat house. 

10. Farmer tans.  ‘Nuff said.

 

11. Flag print bikinis.  I’m pretty positive Betsey Ross didn’t sew that first flag so you could copy the image on spandex and wear it across your chest and crotch with a lovely assortment of glitter, sequins, and string bejeweling it. 

 

12. Lastly, something a certain Oregonian mentioned seeing to me, even before Memorial Day- white pants with improper undergarmets.  The look this creates is just HEINOUS.

 

 

 

Demystifying the man, the legend: Karl Lagerfeld April 14, 2008

Filed under: Fashion,Karl Lagerfeld,NYC — K @ 8:19 pm
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If you know anything about fashion, or maybe if you just happen to be a connoisseur of humorous quotations, you’ve probably run across Karl Lagerfeld’s name more than once. And you’ve probably asked yourself, “who is this man? where does he come from, and why does he matter?” Well, let me tell you…he matters. In my humble opinion, it would not be an overestimation to deem Karl Lagerfeld (aka K to the L, the Lag, BMOC) “the single most important man of our generation”. So, it is with great pride that I announce to you, the world, my obsession with Karl Lagerfeld: a man whose talent, wisdom and overall greatness know no bounds.

A brief bio, photos and key quotations after the jump.

Who is KL?:

Largely due to a recent Jezebel article, I have become obsessed with the Lag. Although i like clothes, my love of fashion is restricted due to my relative poverty. As a result, my wardrobe is comprised largely of the following: 1/3: Bloomingdale’s, 1/3 Banana Republic, 1/3 Forever 21. Sad, but true. Still, I can admire fashion from afar and know enough that Karl Lagerfeld is a legend in the world of high-fashion (as Ty Ty would say). So, we get it: KL is a fashion legend. What else is he? A man of infinite wisdom…a man who does whatever the fuck he wants whenever he wants. A man who hates being touched, despises children, pities fat people and thinks the 90’s were boring. A man…who has a MOTHERFUCKING diet coke butler!

Wikipedia gives a decent condensed version of why he matters: “Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on September 10, 1933) is widely recognized as one of the most influential fashion designers of the late 20th century. He has collaborated with a variety of different fashion labels, most notably Chanel but also Chloé and Fendi. Furthermore, he owns several labels, which he launched in the early 1980s, in various industries including perfume and clothing.”

Little Known facts about KL:

  • “Lagerfeld is also famous for a dramatic transformation of his body, when he lost 42 kg (roughly 92.6 pounds) in 13 months. ‘I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane,” he said. “But these fashions, modeled by very, very slim boys—and not men my age—required me to lose at least 40 kg. It took me exactly thirteen months.’ The diet was created specially for Lagerfeld by Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret, which led to a book called The Karl Lagerfeld Diet.
  • Lagerfeld converted his 60,000 CD collection onto his arsenal of Ipods. As of December 2004, he owned roughly 70 iPods, scattered around the globe in his various residences.
  • Karl Lagerfeld is “Asexual”.

What are his most significant quotations?:

  • “If you attach no importance to weight problems, if not being able to wear new, trendy small-sized clothes does not cause you any regret, this book is not for you,” – foreword of his 2002 book, “The Karl Lagerfeld Diet”
  • That’s the last thing I want. I hate all children. For other people, it’s fine, but not for me. I was born not to be a family person”
  • “I live in certain isolation. I never take appointments in the morning. I leave my house only after lunch. I don’t want to have a social life. I’ve had enough of that in my life. It’s demode. It’s another era. Perhaps people are still excited by that era, but not me. It’s uninteresting today. It says nothing. It’s boring, pretentious and vulgar.”
  • “Even for charity, people get paid. I try to avoid charity. It doesn’t happen for me. I’m rich enough not to have to do that. Thank God I don’t have to do that. I do a lot of unnecessary things for free, but I’m very much against that. Money itself isn’t interesting, the use of it is.”
  • “Also I cannot go on airlines because people stare at me, you have to be touched by people. I hate that…I hate bespoke because I hate to be touched by strangers. It bores me to death.”
  • “I’m a computer by myself. I have a memory also for unnecessary things. Telephone numbers are a problem, but historical details are not.”