|The divine Big Bird is now a muse for shoes (see below).|
Just back from Paris, which means I’m running late again. I do apologize. To make up for the hour, I’ve collected a few news bulletins for you.
Black Is The New Black
|Note, the editors chose to say BLACK and not NOIR.|
Or, Black Is Back, which is even sillier since black is always the go-to “color” when in doubt. I mention this only because this past weekend’s Madame Figaro magazine was devoted almost entirely to the idea. From clothes to makeup with real life femmes and fairy tail fantasy icons. (Think Audrey Hepburn and The Wicked Witch in Snow White, and, in passing, a super shiny Cat Woman body suit.)
It seems to me the editors must have been out of ideas, but that’s the pervasive challenge of fashion magazines, especially weeklies, “let’s find a theme” oh, never mind, “let’s invent one.”
Big Bird Inspires. . .
|Duck yellow mink shoes for spring from Celine.|
If you haven’t already seen these funny mink shoes by Phoebe Philo for Celine they were supposedly designed as a homage to Sesame Street’s Big Bird. This must have cheered him up enormously after Mitt Romney suggested during the American presidential campaign that if elected, chances are BB would have to be toast.
And, the joke is on whom?
Lanvin for Lancôme
|Alber Elbaz’s illustration of Alber Elbaz.|
Alber Elbaz, the quirky-brilliant designer for Lanvin has signed a contract with Lancôme for a makeup collection to debut mid-June.
According to the French press, details are top secret. I think we can be patient, don’t you?
Colette Says, “Wear These”
|Been there, done that and never going back?|
In Paris, there is really only one way to know if a fashion trend “has legs” — it’s when it appears in the painfully trendy boutique, Colette.
Apparently the huge “patte d’elephant” jeans by Seafarer and adored by Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot and Ursula Andress in the 60s are In Again.
The only way that could be possible is that women and girls who were not born then would even dream of wearing them. (My opinion. Although theoretically the larger the bottoms of pants, the smaller the hips appear. Tough call . . .)
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