“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.
David Bowie stole the show at last night’s Brit Awards by reclaiming the Best Male Solo Artist award he last won 30 years ago and more.
In Canada we have this province called Quebec, and they keep going blah, blah, blah about separating from Canada in french that makes your ears hurt. David Bowie loves New York he was not going to trek across the Atlantic but he sent someone of equal stature a friend with whom he has done a lot of work the iconic supermodel Kate Moss. Kate Moss also had a blunt political message to deliver to Scotland on behalf of Bowie, “Scotland stay with us”.
Introduced by Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss – decked in an original Ziggy Stardust stage outfit from 1972 – read Bowie’s acceptance speech saying: “In Japanese myth the rabbits from my old costume which Kate is wearing live on the moon. Kate comes Venus and I from Mars.
“I’m completely delighted to have a Brit for being the Best Male but I am, aren’t I Kate? I think it’s a great way to end the day, thank you very, very much,” she said before adding: “And Scotland, stay with us. David Bowie, read by Kate Moss”
This short but to-the-point comment makes Bowie the first high-profile pop star to wade into the Scottish independence row at a time when politicians are debating the pros and cons of a separate state ahead of the 18 September referendum.
Beating young artists Jake Bugg, John Newman, Tom Odell and James Blake to the accolade, Bowie has become the oldest recipient of a Brit Award, taking over from Sir Tom Jones, who was given an honorary prize for his outstanding contribution to music in 2003 when he was 62.
Bowie won the prize after his comeback last year with album The Next Day, following an absence of 10 years.
When it comes to fashion David Bowie knows a lot about it and what Cameron Russell has recently been talking about at TEDx Mid-Atlantic, in which she described herself as having won “a genetic lottery.” In ‘China Girl’ Bowie sings, “I’ll give you eyes of blue” and it was Hitler and his top brass that talked a lot about being white, with blue eyes, and tall. David Bowie is married to a former supermodel Iman, who once told me, “David always says when you go out you should look like art”. While Iman broke the colour barrier you will learn from Cameron Russell that majority of the models selected for shows are white.
Iman would go to acting classes and Bowie and I would go out to dinner, always working on the craft there just are not that many roles for women of colour, David told me. Soon Iman started her own cosmetic company catering to women of colour.
Modeling is one of the few professions where women actually out-earn men. And across all jobs, studies have found that more attractive women earn more. A woman’s value is too often skin-deep. In 2004 a study found that resumes with very African-American-sounding names were 50 percent less likely to get called for an initial interview. And racial bias in salaries is overwhelming. While white women make an average of 78 cents for every man’s dollar, for African-American women that number drops to 62 cents, and for Hispanic women to 54 cents.
Physical appearance plays an enormous role in who gets seen. When women and other marginalized groups do get access to the media, they often have to fit into a narrow definition of what the people in charge are looking for. Women, for example, are more likely to be portrayed as victims when they get news coverage, and are more likely to be depicted wearing sexy clothing when they are cast in Hollywood’s leading roles.
I could tell you horror stories of actress sitting down with me for lunch and asking me if I thought they got a boob job or the nose fixed it would help them land a part. I always told them, just be good at the craft of acting. Some listened others did not. I had friends who were plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and going to one of their parties guests came to say hello and asked me how I knew the doctor? I told them “I used to be white”, for a minute they paused to ponder if that could have been possible. Then again I was living in a land Hollywood where looks are everything, and those loosing their looks try everything to hold on to it.
There is a lot one could say about Cameron Russell, but why bother when you can hear it directly from her. Below is a short video clip of her modeling just to give you an idea what she has been up too, if you are not up on your modeling homework and then her talk at the presentation entitled “Looks aren’t Everything. Believe me, I’m a Model” at TEDx Mid-Atlantic, in which she described herself as having won “a genetic lottery.”, In October 2012.
Most of the time we don’t do those things to make ourselves happy, we do them for someone else. I think we should start talking about that. – Cameron Russell
Madonna and I go back a long time. This Michigan girl will rock the half time show at Superbowl while a former University of Michigan quarterback now a superstar with a super hot super model Mr. Tom Brady will be rocking the game.
My friend Tim and I where sitting in my opinion at one of the coolest patios in West Hollywood, at the Sunset Tower Hotel many years ago when Madonna made a grand entrance. Madonna was about to do an interview for a French Vogue, poolside overlooking Los Angles, and trust me this is a great view. Naturally Madonna was accompanied with her usual entourage, a member of this team went around clearing people off the patio as Madonna had requested. Tim and I were chill’n and kicking back and when it came time to tell us we would have to leave, both Tim and I said, “Tell Madonna no way f–k off!”. A very nervous looking assistant to an assistant reported this back and Madonna now standing on the other side of the pool, looked in our direction. Tim looked like a hell’s angle kinda dude, long hair cross earing’s touching his shoulder’s, while I had my sunglass’s drinking my cranberry and Evian mix, and at this moment I could not resist doing my “You look’n at me?” line. We were allowed to stay.
Year’s later a young girl from Canada came down with Tim from Toronto and we met back at the Sunset Tower Hotel at the very same spot. I told this young Canadian singer that Madonna once tried to kick us off this patio, and asked her which label did she like on her visit to Los Angles? Madonna, came back the reply. Yes, this girl signed with Madonna’s label Maverick and soon my friends were calling me to tell me that my friend was all over the television and her song was a big hit. Canadian recording artist and songwriter Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill sold over 33 million copies worldwide and all those hundred’s of millions went through Madonna’s company. My very dear friend ended up doing Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour’s and a fellow Toronto man Arthur Fogel ended up looking after Madonna on her tours with Clear Channel Touring spun off into what is now Live Nation.
Does Madonna have a sixth sense? She had the sense not to kick us off the patio of the Sunset Tower Hotel, cause you never know. Magic is real and dream’s come true in Hollywood, Sunset Tower Hotel, and magic is what will happen when Madonna takes the field on Super Bowl Sunday 2012.Follow @mynameiskhancdn
Flashing your underarms was the hottest trend in modeling. Well guess what? It’s back, and there is no end in sight. In the latest instance of models proving they waxed this month, Ukrainian model Daria Werbowy poses gamely for the cover of February’s Vogue Paris, photographed by the esteemed Inez and Vinoodh. Daria looks lovely in her sparkly Prada spring 2012 bodysuit. Check out that retro hair! I’m also loving her major jewels, it all pretty sexy, if done right, who will be next to expose their armpit’s? waxed and smelling good. Fashion in Vogue it’s where magic is real and dreams come true.
Julia Frauche is from France, keeps it real, is still pissed off over being pushed aside with all the other girls by the photographers trying to get to Lindsay Lohan, and who can blame her,it’s just all funny to her. She is dreaming about going to Mongolia the land of The Great Khan to go horse-back riding alone. I like her because, her favorite dress will be her wedding dress, her desire to open a tea shop after she finish’s modeling, and her music preference for Red Hot Chili Peppers, being a mom one day with a lot of kids. Here is a look at Julia, and her interview with Vogue Italia.
Name Julia Frauche.
I start modelling
“Five years ago, when I moved to Paris after being graduate from school. I came to Paris for my university and I’ve been scouted so I stop university.” My Style is
“I don’t have a special style, I like to feel comfortable in my clothes so I can wear anything as soon as I feel good in it!” Fashion Tip
“To feel confident in every situation.” My favourite TopModel is
“Raquel Zimmerman because so many people tell me that I look a little bit like her, it’s a really nice compliment and I heard she is a really nice girl.” My favourite dress is
“It would be my wedding dress, one day.” A funny fashion moment
“Last season in NYC Lindsay Lohan came in the backstage and all models were in the line up. At this moment everyone get crazy and all the photographers pushed us to take pictures of her. We almost fall done and it was really crazy how people act when there is someone famous around.” INTERESTS
“I read a lot because I spend a lot of time in the plane. I like some french writters like Amelie Nothomb, Marc Levy or Guillaume Musso. I like every kind of movies except horror movies because I am too scared! I like also french movies and romantic comedy (I’m a girl!).” My best experience was
“The last season because I was really surprise to walk all those shows and it was amaizing to work with all those designers.”
Future and Projects
“After modeling I would like to have my little “salon de the” and cook cakes by myself.” My biggest dream
“To be happy at the end of my life and have no regrets. Have the feelings that I did everythings I’d want.”
One day I want
“To be a mum and have a lot of kids!” Travels
“I am dreaming about going to Mongolia alone and visiting the country by horse and meet real people who lives in the nature in the middle of nowhere
“Being home with my boyfriend and family.”