Friday, February 26, 2010

Models on break

Last season, Sigrid, Raquel and Anna Jagodzinka did not walk. Although both Raquel and Anna J also seems to skip this season, Sigrid has by far dominate the runway since her comeback. To add to this season's missing models are top models Lily Donaldson, Jessica Stam and Caroline Trentini. All three are nowhere to be seen since fashion week started.

The missing trio -Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson and Catoline Trentini

Two other fashion darlings are skipping this season too- Toni Garrn skipped the entire fashion week because she is concentrating on her exams and studies and Imogen also did the same thing after the London fashion week ended- she twitted that her finals are near- this mean that we won't be seeing her at Milan and Paris. However, Imogen's model friend, Nimue Smit is just getting started- she skipped NY to focus on her exams and now it's over, we'll be seeing her everywhere.

Model friends Nimue Smit and Imogen Morris Clarke

However, there's still some hopes. Catherine McNeil returns to the runway at Prada yesterday and Jessica Stam twitted that she'll be at Paris.

(source: Imogen's and Jessica Stam's twitter, pics from

Surprises at Prada

Prada is always full of surprises with all the exclusive models that they nabbed every season.

But this season is more than that; they surprisingly cast not one, not two but 3 Victoria's Secret models (Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr).

Aussies Catherine McNeil walked for the first time after a year long break from the runway and Abbey Lee Kershaw walked for Prada after debuting 2 years ago.

There's no Sasha, Freja and Ymre and regulars like Anabela Belikova, Irina Kulikova, Hanne and Nimue were not cast.

(pics from

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Come and gone

First, New York then London.
Milan fashion week starts as I'm writing. I truly do not have time browse through all the collections but two London shows that I really like is Burberry and Julien Macdonald. Nice collections.
Off to Milan now. Hope to catch as many shows as I can.

(pics from yahoo news)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Tiger Year

ese New Year to all! I will be away celebrating this festive season so no posts will be available during this coming fashion week. Guess I'll be missing all the actions and my fave models. Will try to catch up soonest possible.

Elfen Ieva Laguna

First spotted at Elie Saab Couture.

Ieva Laguna
19 years old
Women Direct (NY)

A little mix of Sigrid, a striking jaw line like Jac, some feature like Alla K and Vlada's icy queen.
Remember her name. Here she comes.

(pics from tfs)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

There's something about Rasa

Rasa Zukauskaite

I don't know. My prediction is that she's going to be bigger this come Fall season.
This girl already have Prada campaign and walked for couture a while back. Guess her resume won't be less than 10 shows. Will Rasa be exclusive for Prada again? Another Prada campaign perhaps? Will she be the next Ymre or Sasha? Either way, I have a feeling Prada will be using her again.

(pics from

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Elie Saab's Wonder

Yes, I know this might be late but I can't stop wondering how Elie Saab managed to keep up to his wonderful works after so many years, seasons after seasons. He is one of the few designers that doesn't disappoint. I mean, look at his SS Couture 2010 collection.

The details; from the clothing to the hair braid. Breathlessly beautiful.

Totally made for a princess, looks directly from the Little Mermaid. A very fantastical collection which is just so dreamy, so beautiful, so wonderful.

(all pics from

A Chanel Addition

Sigrid Argen joins Charlotte di Calypso and Anne Vyalitsyna as the campaign girl for Chance by Chanel fragrance. Which is the better ad that you'd prefer? I think all three versions exudes youth and sensuality but these three models portray a different versions each. Anne V's sensual and feminine, Charlotte's youthful and sporty while Sigrid's is dreamy and sweet . Love all the three versions!

(pics from and

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Direct Copy?

Your opinion. A straight-off copy? Which is the better version? I have to say though, even if US Vogue is the original cover, I like the Vogue China cast better- Du Juan and Liu Wen (dream come true- I really hope Liu Wen got the front cover instead of Du Juan but Du Juan is a powerhouse in China- well, at least Liu Wen's in the cover) and Karlie, Constance, Anna J and Lily Donaldson. I think the Vogue China cover serves the purpose of top models- established top models on front cover and rising stars on the back. Agree?

(pics from and

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Fantasy with Hermes

Hermes- the best ad campaign this season.
Karlie's amazing and so suitable for this kind of ad.