In V Magazine‘s upcoming 74th issue, they’ve featured a list of 8 up and coming models they describe as the supermodels of the future. A sneak preview of a couple of the girls was released a few days ago, and lo and behold, our very own Emily Baker made the cut. (As if she wouldn’t though!) Aside from this being great news, the best part (for me) is the incredible portrait of her that accompanies the feature. It’s shot by Hedi Slimane and it is literally the best photo I have ever seen of her. See it after the jump. Note: NSFW.
Monthly Archive for September, 2011
It’s taken me a while to get this post up, apologies folks – it’s been a bit of a hectic week. These are my Sherie Muijs pants. Back in May I ordered a pair of these from Sherie and I received them a couple of weeks before I left for this trip. I was a bit skeptical at first about the colour (I am one of those people who always wears navy, grey, black and white), but since I first donned them at New Zealand Fashion Week, I’ve embraced the mustard and haven’t looked back since. I’ve been wearing these to death, as evidenced in all the photos (below).
At first, these mustard pants weren’t going to be available in stores, but I was recently informed that Sherie is doing a recut and this colourway (and the striped boyfriend tee I wrote about the other day) will be available at Fabric in Auckland, in October. Pre-order them now!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from Boston Fashion Week, and considering I was only there for two days of it I didn’t get to see too much. But of what I did see, I quite liked. It’s a lot different than any other fashion week I’ve ever been to – smaller, more intimate, with a lot more ‘care’. That’s a weird thing to say but I’m not sure how else to word it. My experience with most fashion weeks is that there’s a lot of effort put into not caring, or at least looking like you don’t care. In Boston? People care. And it’s kind of nice. People turn up on time, the shows start relatively on time, there are goodie bags on every seat, people are dressed up – some are really, really, dressed up (fascinators and everything), one show I saw the designer even got flowers given to her on the runway. There was a lot of appreciation. I like that. Here’s some of what I saw:
I am not much into cupcakes in general, but when I walked past the ‘Sweet‘ sign on Newbury Street a couple of days ago, I was intrigued and walked inside mainly because 1. It immediately reminded me of Jordan Rondel (aka. The Caker) and 2. I thought the logo and branding looked pretty nice and I wanted to check it out.
When I walked in, there was a line for cupcakes. The chain won an award for best cupcakes in Boston last year and evidently people love them. Here’s what I saw:
- Today I ate a burger and fries at UBurger, fried chicken at Popeye’s, and tacos at Chipotle. It was junk food heaven and I feel great. I skipped home. My friend Billy fell into a food coma. Pathetic.
- I went and saw Alexa Chung’s collection for Madewell, as well as Alexa herself. The collection is goooood. I wasn’t really sold on the look book, but in real life – the shirts and sweaters? So wearable and so on trend. And cheap. All good.
- Tomorrow I am going to New York!
- The Ames Hotel. Seriously, best hotel I have stayed at in a long time. Great music in the lobby (I don’t know why this matters but for some reason I noticed it and thought it was awesome), nice doormen and staff, a great full length mirror and views and basically just everything was amazing. The minibar (which I will post about later) was stocked with literally everything you could ever want.
- I visited Harvard yesterday, and got myself a little Harvard souvenir/merchandise in the form of a sweater. I love it. It’s a Large children’s size but it fits me perfectly. And a bargain at US$35.00. Holla!
- I have been a bad blogger this week. Posting has been intermittent at best, and content has probably been kind of boring. Apologies. Tomorrow I’m getting on a bus to New York so I promise I’ll get back into it.
- The 20-something hour flight I took from Paris to Boston, double-backing on myself just to save $500.00. I don’t even know why I did that. Ridiculous.
- My luggage. It is next level full. I can’t even fit everything in. I’m starting to panic that I’m going to be overweight on the way home. And there is nothing I can leave behind. I left a couple of things in Paris and I’ve still got excess stuff. Not positive.
I don’t know if you can see very clearly from the photos, but these people are playing Quidditch. Yes, seriously, the sport from Harry Potter. They had brooms and everything. I walked past these guys today and literally could not stop watching. I’m not quite sure what the rules are like when you can’t fly and there isn’t a magic golden snitch, but it looks fun anyway.