Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LV 4 Life

Paris fashion week definitely came to a fabulous close with the Louis Vuitton show drawing the silk curtain.

I love the Parisian fashion week and this time around LV is my absolute favorite. The hottest thigh high boots you've ever seen, gorgeous accessories (like the necklace on Raquel above), and stunning hair and makeup. Every piece looked like it could cost you the mortgage on your house! Oh, Marc, thank god you're running the place.

Another thing that I loved about the show was the fierce music. Just because of the show I downloaded two of Towa Tei's albums. Give "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" a listen, as it was part of the glamorous show soundtrack.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Towa Tei

Sunday, March 29, 2009

And They Speak!

Sonia Rykiel Fall/Winter 2009/2010. An apparent blast for both the models and the show attendees. My understanding is that every model had a tag line to repeat throughout the show several times, either in French or English. In my opinion, this really showed which models were the most versatile. This is definitely what I think fashion should be like. Fun and ridiculous, but most of all completely gorgeous.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Walking the Walk

I'm a huge fan of Vlada Roslyakova's runway. She has this fabulous walk that few others can come close to replicating.

Who do you think has the best walk in the business? I want to know!

Friday, March 27, 2009

You're Such An Ice Queen!

John Galliano's ideal beauty for Fall/Winter 2009/2010. The show is absolutely fab! Snow falling, all the girls walking to the end of the runway without tripping over themselves, and intense looks. This is exactly why John is one my favorite designers of all time. He really knows what he's doing whether it be at Galliano or Dior.

Snow queen, Russian bride, the list could go on forever. I immediately thought of a northern Moulin Rouge, especially because the first song of the show was El Tango De Roxanne from the movie.
Like I said, all the models made it without falling. Definitely surprising. Poor ladies.

Be sure to check out the show at the John Galliano website! Both the show and the website are phenomenal!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Scantily Clad

As you may have already figured out, Reid Prebenda is probably my favorite male model of all time. With Red Model Management in NYC, it seems like he's been everywhere, even posing with female models in Russian Vogue. Just as a warning, there is some partial nudity in the video. Enjoy!

I also have the feeling that Mariano happens to be more obsessed with Reid than I am. It's great to see that even an intelligent and well put together model like Reid can have a slighty trampy side. It doesn't matter though, because any way you look at it, he is gorgeous.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Romp in the Swiss Countryside

Jani in Nico's Winter 2008 issue. Sensational.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Everything Happens For A Reason

Kathleen Burbridge, I absolutely adore her. Her mother agency is Mode out of Calgary, Alberta. Met her through a friend in second year university when her modeling career was just kicking off. She's a very interesting girl. A joy to talk with!
Kathleen in a stunning Dazed & Confused shoot (click for a larger photo). She definitely has amazing editorial appeal.

Today, while chatting over the internet, I had to ask what her favorite and not so favorable parts of the industry are. According to her and many other models, "traveling and meeting interesting people from all over" ranks among the top reasons for why one would like to become a model. And the not so favored? "Lack of sleep," also similar to most other industry kids. Apparently sleep catches up to even models. "When I came home I slept 10 hours a night for 2 weeks." Yikes. When I asked what the worst she had been through with regards to lack of to sleep she replied, "having to shoot all Sunday, falling asleep at 1am for a 6am call time and working until 9pm." Glamorous, but the girl loves it, and it definitely shows.
Kathleen in Marios Schwab Spring Summer 2009. She's off to Asia soon. I wish her the best of luck! XO.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Setting a Couple New Tones

Jade green and pink, practically groundbreaking for Chanel Fall/Winter 2009/2010. Jessica and Tanya definitely pull it off well.
The hats are to die for!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Craft Master, Bahaha.

Another new mix. I know, you're probably sick of them all by now :).

I'm pretty proud of this one. I've almost made no mistakes on this one at all. What really inspired me to create this mix was MSTRKRFT's new release, "Fist of God." More than epic and more than epic amounts of vocals compared to the last one. And because this CD was my inspiration I decided to include all of my favorite songs from it on this new mix, which is surely more than half the release, ha.
Just as a warning for download time, this mix is over 40 minutes long. Enjoy!

Download the Master Cut Mix!

1. It Ain't Love - MSTRKRFT feat. Lil Mo
2. Breakaway - MSTRKRFT feat. Jahmal of the Carps
3. Fist of God - MSTRKRFT
4. Bounce - MSTRKFRT feat. Nore & Isis
5. Vuvuvu - MSTRKRFT
6. Heartbreaker - MSTRKRFT
7. 1000 Cigarettes - MSTRKRFT
8. In My Arms (Kaskade Extended Mix) - Plumb
9. Move for Me (Mind Electric Mix) - Kaskade & Deadmau5
10. This Is How It Goes (Kaskade's Grand Club Edit) - Haley
11. Back of the Van (Fred Falke Ultimate Beverly Mix) - Ladyhawke
12. Anthology 08 (edit) - Noah York City
13. Stress (Auto Remix) - Justice
14. Flux (JFK Remix) - Bloc Party

Friday, March 20, 2009


It's time for mix number 3! I definitely fucked up in a few spots, but overall I think this selection of music is more "me". Again, let me know what you think.. about the good parts that is!

Download Runway Megamix #3!

1. Mercury (CSS Remix) - Bloc Party
2. 1234 (VanShe Technologic Remix) - Feist
3. Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix) - Röyksopp
4. Shut Up and Let Me Go (CLASSIXX Remix) - The Ting Tings
5. L.E.S. Artistes (Left/Right Remix) - Santogold
6. Embrace (Miami Horror & Fred Falke Remix) - PNAU
7. As Above, So Below (Justice Remix) - Klaxons
8. DVNO - Justice
9. The Party - Justice Feat. Uffie
10. Kids - MGMT

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Maybe it's Maybellima

Adriana Lima walking in the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2009/2010 ready-to-wear show. Weird.This may sound mean or stuck up, but I really don't think she's meant for the runway. Pretty editorials or campaigns, sure. The cover of a men's style mag, why the hell not? But runways other than Victoria's Secret? Maybe Ricardo Tisci was attempting to make a statement by including her in the show this time round.

What do you think? My opinion is that she should just stick to throwing fake money in the air while having a pretend bath for Maybelline.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Kinga of the Jungle

Kinga Rajzak, my new favorite old model. Apparently she's been around a while. I feel bad for passing her by until now. The girl practically calls out to your with her spectacular features.
Born in Slovakia but of Hungarian descent, this girl practically has almost no accent at all. I wish her the best. To be honest, what caught my eye was her walk and slow mo profile in style.com's coverage of the Burberry Prorsum FW 09/10 show. Divine.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Return of the Maestro

Just finished this one a little over an hour ago. I think I'm getting better?

Runway Mix #2

1. Gatekeeper (Do Right Mix) - Feist
2. My Moon My Man (Grizzly Bear Remix) - Feist
3. Stronger (A-Trak Remix) - Kanye West
4. Beat Goes On (feat. Kanye West) - Madonna
5. Around the World - Daft Punk
6. Indo Silver Club - Daft Punk
7. Music Sounds Better With You (Stardust)/Running (mini Mix) - Daft Punk
8. Ultimate Funk (Featuring Big Ali - Tocadisco Remix) - Bob Sinclar
9. Champs Elysées Theme (Jamie Lewis Remix) - Bob Sinclar
10. Right Here, Right Now (Freemasons Club Mix) - Fat Boy Slim
11. Everybody's Free (General Electric Mix) - Global Deejays
12. Over and Over - Hot Chip
13. Lose Control (Featuring Ciara & Fat Man Scoop) - Missy Elliot

Skin of the Gods

KORRES out of Athens, Greece brings you a refreshing on take on classic skin care.With scents like guava, kumquat, and vanilla plum how can you go wrong? With first hand experience I can say that their body butter is absolutely amazing! KORRES ensures that their products are of the highest quality and therefore most skincare products include about half the ingredients than you would normally find. They also have a line of makeup.

Check out the line at your local Sephora or online.

Friday, March 13, 2009

NYC Lights Runway Megamix

Just finished the final edit of this mix I created specially for a fashion show. I think I'm happy with the final product. Here's a detailed listing of all the tracks. Let me know what you think!

Download the Runway Megamix!

1. My Girls (Mexicans With Guns Remix) - Animal Collective
2. Sex on Fire (Richard Sharkey & Peter Sar Remix) - Kings of Leon
3. Shoulda (The Bloody Beetroots Remix) - Micky Green
4. Viva la Vida (DiscoTech Remix) - Coldplay
5. Umbrella (Seamus Haji & Paul Emanuel Remix) [feat. Jay-Z] - Rihanna
6. The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind) - Kenny "Dope" & The Bucketheads
7. Flashing Lights (Junior Sanchez Strobe Light Honey Mix) - Kanye West feat. Dwele
8. D.A.N.C.E (Justice Remix) - Justice
9. Homecoming (Discotech Remix) - Kayne West feat. Chris Martin
10. Heartbreaker (Discodeine Remix) - Metronomy
11. Face to Face (Demon Remix) - Daft Punk
12. 4AM (Adam K Soha Remix) - Kaskade
13. Easy Love - MSTRKRFT
14. Hot N Cold (Manhattan Clique Remix) [Long Edit] - Katy Perry
15. Love Story (MJDJM Remix) - Taylor Swift

Plug it into your iPod and make every sidewalk your own runway!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Local Talent

Now one of my favorite Canadian models, Meghan Collison tears up the runway at the Valentino F/W 09/10 show.

I hear she's from Edmonton and with MODE. Lovely :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Music a la RUNWAY

Just finished a mix for a fashion show which is happening next week. Give it a download and let me know what you think!

Runway Mix

Let me know if you want the track listing!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The French Inspire Yet Again

Not only does Fevrier's French Vogue boast spreads upon spreads of fantastic photos of Lara Stone, but it also a nice little picture of Marc Jacobs.
Marc has obviously been to the gym in the last little while. I heard he was on some crazy diet. Poor guy. It definitely paid off though. I mean, LOOK AT HIM! Most designers look frumpy and weathered.

I know that this has been my second blog in a row with shirtless men, but I promise I will not be turning it into a male slut fest. The idea is nice though!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Denim, Grease, & The Absence Of Shirts

Photographer Mariano Vivanco captures Reid Prebenda, Alan Carey, and Simon Nessman for Numero Homme. I would've killed to be at that photo shoot. This issue is MINE! Look for these boys on runways everywhere. Click to reveal a larger image. I'm sure you will want to.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

The All Inspiring Lindsay

A short while ago DSQUARED² released their fall/winter collection. Their inspiration? Girls like Lindsay. The busy hollywood starlets and socialites running around town with Starbucks in hand seem to all the same style! Insanity! Can you catch the resemblance?

Starbucks definitely got a huge plug throughout the show, but if you ask me, so did crack cocaine.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Master Draper

So excited for when I will be able to view Balenciaga's Fall/Winter 2009/2010 show on video. I just know the music will be amazing. I'll post a listing of the tracks used as soon as I know them!
Nicolas Ghesquière really sets a new tone this season. This color palette almost looks like it should be for spring! The draping on these pieces is especially gorgeous. Love.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Get Scamperin'

Just bought a pair of Dangerkat's scamper pants! So comfortable. I love them. Go buy your own now!