Monday, 20 April 2009

Fashion Fix

This is one of my most favourite types of Fashion Fix, one with Karl Lagerfeld interview snippets at the end! Balmain + Emmanuelle Alt = Jacko?! First we had Beyonce and then Rihanna rocking Balmain. And now, Michael Jackson! Granted, both Michael Jackson and Christophe Decarnin both love shiny things, so it does kinda make sense. But it's Fall 09 and a women's top! Apparently Emmanuelle is obsessed with Jackson, which is how he came to wear it. Emmanuelle, please please somehow get Balmain to do his tour costumes. I will literally cry with joy at the concert if he is wearing Balmain!! Adriana Lima goes high fashion. Your average catwalk model is usually pale, skinny and from Eastern Europe. Your average Victoria's Secret model is usually brunette, from Brazil with big boobs. There's often little scope for these two career paths to cross, bar Giselle Bundchen of course. So when Adriana Lima sauntered down the Givenchy runway for Fall 09, it caused a bit of a stir. Apparently it's not a one off, Riccardo Tiscli has cast her in the Fall 09 campaign with 3 other girls. This is one campaign I cannot wait to see! Giselle tops the chart! Speaking of Giselle, she's knocked Kate Moss off the top spot of Models.com Icon's chart. She's come a long, long way since her $25 million contract with Victoria's Secret that's for sure. Fronting campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, YSL, Versace and Aquascutum to name but a few, this stunning Brazilians come a long way from modelling smalls. Agren interviews Lagerfeld for um..Interview! Sigrid Agren interviewing Karl Lagerfeld in March during Paris Fashion Week, for Interview magazine:
Agren: Okay. How do you look when you wake up?

Lagerfeld: That’s why I sleep alone. My hair is curly, and that’s why I have my ponytail. I look like a madman, like something out of a horror movie! But I'm very impeccable and clean before I go to bed. It’s just like right before I’m going out. When I was a child, my mother always told me that you could wake up in the middle of the night and be deathly sick, so you always have to be impeccable. I laugh about it now, but I think everyone should go to bed like they have a date at the door.

Agren: What advice would you give me on becoming a supermodel?

Lagerfeld: That’s very difficult. I’m not a girl, but for a supermodel, my advice is that it’s based on . . . (hits hand on table) no justice. It's not because you want to be a supermodel, or because your mother thinks you’re a hundred times better than Claudia Schiffer. You can be a model like yourself, very elegant and chic, or you can become a kind of advertising PR person, like Heidi Klum. You can do whatever you want, but it isn’t really your choice. You want to know what the real secret is?

Agren: Tell me. Lagerfeld: Its not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. That’s why the girls who were famous in the ‘90s can still work for advertising. People know their faces. The little blonde Russian, Sasha (Pivovarova), has a face people can remember instantly, but for other models today, people think, Is she this one or that one? It’s very difficult, but, you see, in fact there is no advice, because all circumstances are very different. It depends on what you are ready to give, the kind of life you bring, what may be exciting or disappointing . . . You can’t accuse anyone of not doing enough to help you, because, besides yourself, there’s nothing anyone can do. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new. But it’s the most . . . (hits hand on table) unjust . . . (hits hand on table) thing in the world. Agren: Thank you so much, Karl. Lagerfeld: Well, it’s true, isn’t it?

In brief.... Biba @ Topshop: Biba are designing a capsule collection for Topshop, which is hitting stores April 28th. Prada pony: Prada's Fall 09 shoot features a horse and is being shot by Meisel. Albert Hammond who?: Agy has wasted no time moving on following her split from Albert Hammond Jr, she's apparently dating Alex Greenwald of the band Phantom Planet. TK Maxx it up: You can win a personal shopping experience plus £250 here! And me: I have a job! I start Thursday :) Whoop! Still looking for a fashion marketing job though, but at least I can start shopping again! * Source Style Frizz, My Fashion Life, Fashionologie,
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