Street Style by Polka Dot vs. Elle Spain Copyright Infringement
I just wanted to thank everyone who either read this post here or this one on Jill’s blog and supported her. As of last night, ELLE Spain finally did take down the blog post in which 4 of Jill’s photos had been used without her permission. However, Jill has yet to receive an apology from ELLE Spain or the blogger, Carmen Bejerano, who had used the photos. Keep showing your support and hopefully a much-deserved apology will be forthcoming.
March 11 – 13, 2011: Style Nation Blogger Meetup in Las Vegas!
If you are subscribed to the blog via an RSS Reader or service like Bloglovin‘, you may not have seen the new Badge on the right side of the site home page. Here’s the dish: Beverly of Style Underdog and Vahni of Grit and Glamour are coordinating a Blogger Meetup in the exciting city of “what happens there, stays there” Vegas! There is a good chance that even I may forego my anonymity (at least partially) and attend this one! Click below for more details:
Assuming I go (which I am assuming), I’d love to see you there!
Buy a Little Woolf and Help Sister Wolf
I wasn’t familiar with blogger Sister Wolf until I read about this fundraiser on Wendy Brandes’ blog yesterday. I spent some time reading Sisiter Wolf’s blog yesterday and found myself inspired by her strength and resilience. This remarkable woman endured a devastating loss earlier this year, and is now struggling with a roof that is on its last legs.
Wendy, together with Queens Marie and Michelle of Kingdom of Style and Kate of Make Do Style are all working together to try and raise some funds for Sister Wolf. Wendy has offered the proceeds of sales of her Little Woolf necklace in silver. For every Woolf sold for $50, $35 will go to Sister Wolf.
During this season of giving, think about purchasing one for yourself or as a gift! Click below to be taken directly to the product page.
Nick Knight honors Alexander McQueen with Haunting Video
This beautiful video was filmed by famed photographer and videographer Nick Knight. The clip was presented during the British Fashion Awards, where Alexander McQueen was honored with a posthumous award for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design. According to The Cut: “the clip is set to a soundtrack by Björk and features McQueen’s most iconic pieces, styled by Edward Enninful and worn by black models only.”
The video allowed the pieces to be modeled one last time before they are moved to the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in preparation for a Spring exhibition of Alexander McQueen’s work.
What do you think?
The New Face of Chanel Handbags: Blake Lively
Does Chanel normally have a “face” specifically for their handbag campaigns? Is it wrong that I didn’t realize that? I mean, ask me who the latest face of Chanel Fragrances is and I can tell you with no problem. I somehow missed this one. According to E! Online, however, it looks like Blake Lively has landed this coveted gig for the new year. A source tells Marc Malkin that:
“The Gossip Girl beauty will star in a new ad campaign for Chanel. I’m told she was just in Paris shooting for the French fashion house’s handbag collection. The ads should launch early next year…”
Chanel Pre-Fall 2011 Paris-Byzance Collection Preview
Chanel’s Pre-Fall Métiers d’Art Collection, Paris-Byzance, is inspired by the Byzantine Empire. It is full of muted colors, rich ornamentation and striking silhouettes. The designs are stunning and decidedly regal, but they also have just a touch of edginess to them. I think it’s one of my favorite Chanel collections in some time. You can check out images from the showing here, but I personally adore these preview shots which were shot by Karl Lagerfeld himself.
What do you think of the collection? Any other Pre-Fall lines catch your attention?
Harper’s Bazaar UK: Emily Blunt in Tom Ford
I know what you are thinking. Tom Ford. Again. I can’t help it. I shared these images on twitter and facebook a week or so ago, but I had to make sure you had all seen them. Check out this beautiful blue dress that Emily Blunt is wearing on the cover of the January 2011 Harper’s Bazaar UK.
Karen Elson wore it in the December issue of US Vogue, but here you can see the detail of the dress even better. Tell that that color isn’t one of the most striking blues you’ve ever seen. Tell me the dress isn’t perfection. Kill me now.
To check out the rest of the Tom Ford goodies in the issue, click here.
Photography I Love:
Finally, I’ve been so busy talking about Tom Ford this and Tom Ford that lately that I neglected to mention these absolutely beautiful images. These are from various photoshoots that caught my attention. Click on the image to view more of each.
Have any editorials caught your eye lately?
What else is on your mind this Whatever Wednesday?