“This was our most personal show yet; it showed we are not always so serious” – Pier Paolo Piccioli
David Bowie sadly was not there to judge the walk-off. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their roles as Derek Zoolander and Hansel for a walk off in the middle of the Valentino show in honor of the news that Zoolander 2 will hit theaters on February 12, 2016. But hold on a second, the David Bowie Is Around The World film crew was there and let us tell you who say’s fashion people can’t laugh at each other doing those duck lip shots you see everyone trying to do on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. In a city hosting the David Bowie Is exhibit how could there be a movie without David Bowie will he or will he not just wait to find out. Here is some of the fun from yesterday.
For some of my girlfriends over the years I have run up and down, Bond Street, Sloan Street, Rodeo Drive and Rue Saint-Honoré look for that “It Purse”. What was I thinking, when I could now just go to Chanel Supermarket. Karl Lagerfeld played to the industry’s consumerist heart by parading his autumn/winter collection down supermarket aisles, during Paris Fashion Week. Here are some of the wild cool Chanel Purses you will find at this supermarket.
Michael Patrick is a Toronto fashion photographer. I had the opportunity to work with Michael to get the feel of what it was like to be the lens behind the lens.
Michael Patrick is a natural artist. He fly’s by the seat of his pants allowing ideas to emerge at random which he creatively employs.
This shoot was done in Toronto with an upcoming Canadian model Jessa for Magpie fashion of Toronto. Jessa 16 years old was discovered at a water park in Niagara Falls, Ontario by a fashion scout and has all the makings of a super model.
Here you can check out the action from the man behind the man with the lens.
From the top designer shows in New York to ads for the all-American brand J. Crew, a new group of supermodels is taking center stage. Move over, Heidi, Gisele and Naomi, and make way for Du Juan, Shu Pei and rising star Liu Wen.
This is not about beauty, like come on, who in the world dose not think Asian women are beautiful, that is a given. Having spent some time with rising super star Liu Wen, it is clear that she and I are on the same wave length. Naturally it required all the power of focus to keep my mind to the subject at hand, and not allowing myself to be transported in the everlasting state of Nirvana of a sexual fantasy.
Liu Wen and I agree on one thing. China and Asia is the world’s biggest luxury markets, and no one is going to sell your brand in Asia better then an Asian. It’s that simple.
Is there a show you are particularly excited to walk this year?
Every season of Fashion Week is totally different, so I cannot really choose one. I really like to work with Asian designers. I really like Alexander Wang, also Jason Wu and Anna Sui. But every season of a collection is very different
How did you feel about being the first East Asian face of Estée Lauder?
I felt very, very excited — and surprised. I remember when I was younger and living in Beijing, I saw lots of Estée Lauder posters on the subway. I wished one day I could be a part of that. Now I’m living my dream.
Did you do anything fun for Chinese New Year this year?
No, I was so sad. I’ve missed Chinese New Year for four years. Usually Chinese New Year is in February, but February in New York is Fashion Week and my first season doing fashion week was 2008. And this year, it changed because Chinese New Year was in January, but I was in Paris doing couture, so I missed it again. But in Paris this time, I was with my best friend, and we had Chinese New Year dinner. It was very good, but different.
If you were a silk spaghetti strap of a burgundy silk dress by D & G grafting the body of Heidi Klum, glamorous beyond belief, stylish, sensual, with startling golden hair, luminous, scintillating as she saunters into the Michelin star awarded Silk Bed Restaurant of multi-award winning Chef Mario Lohninger you would be in a dream. A dream it is when you go to Silk Bed Restaurant in Frankfurt, or so it was for me, the week it was awarded it’s Michelin star. Silk’s concept combines visual effects, and culinary indulgences with a third experience. Selected DJ’s playing silky lounge tunes that set the mood for the panoply of orgasmic creations beginning with an aperitif stimulating all culinary receptors that tease you, for the thirteen course dinner. This dream like culinary experience comes at the hands of Gault Millau’s chef of the year 2011 Mario Lohninger as you float away with the food, the drinks, the music into culinary heaven.
The silk fabric has weaved it’s way from New York fashion week, to London, Milan and now Paris Fashion Week and Heidi Klum is no stranger to them, yet what a thrill it must be to arrive in your homeland, slip into comfortable slippers at Silk, and enter into the spherical ambiance as if in Roman or Asiatic time, stretching onto white leather couches, with cosy cushions. Everything at silk works like nature, in a rhythm all of it’s own seemingly effortlessly, as you listen, see, and taste. This is the first of a series of features on Chef Mario Lohninger during this Paris Fashion Week. So for those wanting to jump on a short flight from Paris to Frankfurt, you should do it, you will only live once, and while you have been looking at silk all week long you should take the time to experience the theater of the Chef, and the magic of his food. I did, I still have not forgotten the adventure as I discovered the magic of Chef Mario Lohninger as he assaulted me with culinary designs and innovations, the aromas from his roots Austria, France, Asia, and the America’s. The adventure of discovery never stops at My Name is Khan.