Saturday, February 21, 2009
And now...interactive Elle with Alison!
Nothing makes for a better day off then a new issue of Elle or Vogue. The March issue of Elle was quite good, in my humble opinion. First of all, Style A to Zee actually featured pics of the ladies from The City. Thumbs up to Elle for recognizing that it's a good show. And random facts--apparently Miss Olivia always travels with a fur poncho, which just sounds horrible to me.
Next of note to me was the Fashion Insider Designer Genius, where they interview a fashion designer, natch. This month was Thakoon Panichgul of Michelle Obama fame who gave the best answer for a standard question ever: "Who are you fantasty-dinner party guests? The Smurfs at a picnic in Smurf Village."
Pioneer fashion has been seen on the runways, which is good news for me I do love the plaid. I also love the Leslie Shersow antler necklace they featured (Laura, if you're ever down for some shoplifting, there's a store in Brooklyn).
A disturbing fashion trend is the incorporation of bones and skeletons, including ribcage necklaces, hand-like brooches, skull caps that look like skulls, cast bronze mink bone bangles, and leather toe-detail pumps.
I also learned that headbands with ponytails is a recommended look to rock, which is satisfying to me as it's been my go-to at work as of late (well, pigtails, I'm not quite pony-length yet). Also slick lids were seen on the runway and one make-up artisit suggests slapping some Aquaphor on there, which is good news for me as Aquaphor is a staple in our tattooing household (I have an appointment coming up!).
So, there you have it: Alison's report on March's Elle. Now if only my new Vogue would magically show up today, life would be good.