Here Giovanna Battaglia, Italian Vogue editor, wearing Derek Lam, courtesy of Google Images search. A little dose of inspiration for this fine, last Monday in August 2009.
Archive for August, 2009
This was found on theinteneta couple years ago under a “parties” section. Marc Jacobs hosts these elaborate theme parties where his costumes are ingenious!
Last night was the launch party of Shop Goldyn’s showroom space in the TAXI off Ringsby court. If you haven’t been to this part of Denver- go! This is a contemporary, mixed-use space, with cutting edge companies posted up in spacious warehouses. I discovered that a fabulous eatery called Fuel Cafe is in the Taxi. Houses, an awesome, Denver-bred band, played in the parking lot and Boulder-based Vodka 14 served up stellar libations. I caught Charlotte, an adorable photographer who also works at Rule Art Galleryon Broadway, (corrected), towards the end of the evening. Christy Kruzic is a gorgeous model who was part of the “living fashion show” which meant she pranced her perfect frame around the showroom in Goldyn frocks. She’s a fellow Czech feline who is also a talented professional by day at Half Moon doing production. Christy also used to have a very popular music blog, and I hope I’ve convinced her to start it up again! Danny Newman, her handsome fellow, was in my graduating class at Denver School of the Arts, and it was nice running into him. Tonight is our ten year reunion! I know you’re all doing the math, but I will point out that I just had just turned 16 when I graduated. So, shall I, or shan’t I go…. It would be good to hear what our talented comrades have been up to.
FFF Numero Dos is my dear friend Omar Rodriguez Lavandero. I first met the Omar at Diesel, where I worked at the time, and became fast friends with the talented architect and designer. His pallette for quality design is evident in his clothing, his jewelery designs, his projects, down to his home; a storefront in the gentrified area West of Broadway, one of Denver’s first neighborhoods. Omar is a world traveler, having visited 28 cities in 12 countries, and being born in Cuba, which probably contributes to his style. He’s a natural born networker, just starting a Denver Designer’s Group on Facebook, and he takes risks in his wardrobe which I can’t help but share with you all! Check out his use of patterns!
Last night my friend invited me to the premiere of the movie The September Issue. The theater filled with Denver fashion elite buzzed with excitment up until the dimming of the lights and Anna Wintour appearing on the big screen. The bible of the fashion community and aspiring and hopeful young women the world around sat, staring at this woman, who had a voice, who had a home, who had unpolished fingernails and had Starbucks coffee. The movie made the magazine become that much more glorious and inspirational. The American Vogue editor Anna Wintour exposed, on film, revealing her unequivocal eye for fashion and her efficiency and business panache to get a fashion magazine to press. The real Vogue halls were uncovered; Anna Wintour’s office looked much like that of Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, which was largely based on life at Vogue. Though common perception of the bobbed icon is that of a cold, lonely woman, we see that when she’s in the room with her daughter, Bee Schaefer, her face lights up. Anna Wintour is quoted as saying that her weakness would be, “my children.” Another fascinating interpersonal relationship profiled in the film was that of Anna Wintour’s and Grace Coddington, the creative director for Vogue, who have worked side by side at American Vogue for 20 years; (they started on the same day). The sisterly connection, stubbornness, and the love for fashion deeply ingrained in the two British-born women is shared to the public and in the end we see the immense respect they hold for each other. This morning on the train I opened my September 2009 issue and in the front, under Contributors, I saw Grace Coddington and felt like I knew her personally after having seen the movie. Grace Coddington’s creative genius is something that we should cherish as Voguettes and fear losing, supposing that the dreadful day might come when she may decide to pass the torch. Until then, pick up your September issue. My favorite spread is the Little Red Riding Hood series with Natalia Vodianova. The coat series is spectacular as well- the Marni purple coat with metal detail is a dream.