04/01/2009 - 05/01/2009Bostonista: 04/01/2009 - 05/01/2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Model Moment: Even More Models on the MET Red Carpet!

The stunning Alek Wek in Emanuel Ungaro

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Ali Stephens, looking much older than the last time I saw her, in Narciso Rodriquez

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My favorite model (despite all her jumping) Caroline Trentini in John Galliano with boyfriend Victor Demarchelier (Yep. Patrick's son!)

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Lily Donaldson with Narciso Rodriguez in one of his designs.

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Lisa Cant in Monique Lhuillier (I didn't even know she was still modeling...)

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Miranda Kerr in Jill Sander

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Catherine McNeil with Roland Mouret

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Doutzen in 3.1 Phillip Lim with Phillip Lim

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Dree Hemingway, her great-grandfather is Ernest, in Alexander Wang.

A Celebrity Moment: The Curious Case of Kiefer, Brooke and Jack!

The Proenza boys with Raquel Zimmerman last night pre-fight!
TMZ and Guest of a Guest are reporting that last night Kiefer Sutherland headbutted Jack McCollough (of Proenza Schouler) and broke his nose at the Rodarte after-party at subMercer!
So what happened? Kiefer claims that he saw Jack bump into Brooke Shields (a close friend who often wears Jack's designs) and knock her to the ground...without apologizing! When Sutherland approached him Jack reportedly pushed him which led to the headbutting! But here is the weird part...Brooke told TMZ today that Jack didn't do anything to her! Police reports have been filed and Jack was in the hospital until earlier this afternoon!
I don't know what the hell Kiefer Sutherland's problem is but the Proenza boys inspire a lot of loyalty among fashionistas so it's kind of a miracle that he escaped without being beaten with hundreds of pairs of Christian Louboutins!

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Brooke Shields, pre-incident, in Calvin Klein Collection

Monday, May 4, 2009

More Models at the Met!

Sasha Pivovarova in Giambattista Valli! Now SHE looks like a supermodel! An over the top peacock feather coat is definite supermodel territory!

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Karen Elson (with husband Jack White) in Chanel

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Anja Rubik in Balmain doesn't it sort of look like she's peeing glitter? And what is going on with her shoes? Too big in the ankle straps and too tight near the toes!

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Daria has the most slamming body ever. She even puts Gisele to shame! And she looks amazing in Balmain! Don't you think?

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Lara Stone wearing Alexander Wang and with Alexander Wang! Isn't he a cutie?!

A Celebrity Moment: Madonna in Louis Vuitton

Well, honestly, what did we expect?

A Model Moment: Models on the Red Carpet

Coco Rocha in Isaac Mizrahi with Isaac Mizrahi!

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Gisele in Dior/Versace (I'm not sure yet!) with her husband, Tom Brady.

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Iman in Donna Karan

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Claudia Schiffer in Versace

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Chanel Iman in Zac Posen

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Jessica Stam in Rodarte

The MET Costume Institute Gala 2009!

Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss (in Marc Jacobs) arrive for the gala!

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Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney Fall 09

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Diane Kruger (and Joshua Jackson) in Chanel

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Anna Wintour in Chanel with daughter Bee Schaffer

Drama at the Met Gala!

Azzedine Alaia found out last week that he and his work are not featured in the MET's exhibit he's asked the seven women who he designed dresses for the event to not wear them tonight--and rumor has it that many of these women have decided not to attend in order to support Alaia! 
Including the model who calls him Papa--Naomi Campbell!
It's hard to imagine an event dedicated to models without Naomi Campbell but her people released the following statement this afternoon:

“As Naomi has been the muse of Azzedine Ala├»a for 23 years, she feels she doesn’t want to attend unless she can represent his work.”

See? I like Derek Blasberg!

"Why does it always rain on Met day? I wonder if Mother Nature hates Anna. Anna probably asked her to wear short tonight and she was pissed."- Derek Blasberg via Twitter


This morning at the press preview Anna wore altered Marc Jacobs Fall 09
Tonight is the night I've been obsessively waiting for even though I'm in Boston and lack an invitation...the Costume Institute's annual gala at the MET to celebrate it's summer exhibit.
This year the exhibit theme is MODEL AS MUSE: EMBODYING FASHION curated by Harold Koda and Kohle Yohannan and opening to the public on Wednesday (May 6) until August 9th.
But of course the beautiful people get to see the exhibit early tonight while wearing the most amazing fashions on the planet and not eating their (probably) 10 grand per plate dinner.

Normally a huge star studded event I'm hoping that the red carpet focus will be on the models more than usual and not boring style-less girls like Jessica Biel (who will be wearing her boyfriend's line, William Rast. Thanks Justin Timberlake.)

Marc Jacobs (who is acting as host next to Anna Wintour tonight) is said to be dressing co-host Kate Moss in his own collection.
So who else is arriving with who and who will they be wearing? Here's what I've heard:

Narciso Rodriguez is taking (and dressing) Lily Donaldson.
Jessica Stam will be arriving with the Mulleavy sisters and wearing their line, Rodarte.
Gisele is ditching Tom Brady (for the night anyway) for John Galliano and one of his Dior gowns.
Diane Kruger will, of course, be in Chanel but is bringing her beau Joshua Jackson (also in Chanel) not Karl Lagerfeld.
Halle Berry will be in Calvin Klein while Jason Wu is dressing Jessica Alba (a definite downgrade from Michelle Obama, yes?)
And we can expect some red carpet antics from Isaac Mizrahi and his date, Coco Rocha!
Designers, supposedly, have been asked to customize their designs from gowns to minis so we can all get a good look at those long model legs.
Madonna and Kerry Washington will be in Louis Vuitton which makes sense since it seems that Madge's LV contract will be extended.
Also in Marc Jacobs? Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, and Winona Ryder.
Dior: Marion Cotillard, and Jessica Szohr
Burberry: Twiggy and Agyness Deyn
Stella McCartney: Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson and Kate Bosworth
There seems to be some confusion over what Helena Christensen will be wearing with some reports claiming Marc Jacobs and others Zac Posen. We'll have to wait and see tonight!
For me, the Costume Institute Gala is more exciting than the Oscars!
I'll be updating as pictures and info comes in tonight!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Future Fashion Trend?

A few years ago, when SARS was spreading at a rapid rate in Asia, American Vogue published a photograph of a woman there wearing a Burberry surgical mask. Does anyone have this shot still?! If so please send it to me!

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Celebrity Moment: Lily Allen for Chanel!

Lily is a huge Chanel addict and her dreams have come true because Karl Lagerfeld has asked her to star in the next Chanel handbag campaign! According to WWD--“She’s fun,” enthused Lagerfeld, who plans to turn his lens on the British pop star next week."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I love Lady Gaga. She's amazing. Even when she wears a zipper over her eye. She and Karmaloop are teaming up to shoot a video here in Boston next monday! I'll be there and I hope to see you!

"Wale and Lady Gaga are shooting a video in Boston next Monday, some Karmaloop staff is in it but we need more people...

Two requirements: you must look fly and dress fly i.e. If you are good looking, have a unique style, and wear Karmaloop gear you are good to go!!!

If you are interested send your info: name, age, height, weight, email, cell # and pictures to:
gio@karmaloop.com & boss@elitaste.com

The shoot will start on Monday, May 4th in the morning and go all day. No cash but, FAME, FUN, & FREE FOOD
Karmaloop TV will be there shooting as well and doing interviews etc.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

RIP Catherine di Montezemolo

I was sad to read that former Vogue editor Catherine di Montezemolo passed away this week. For those of you who don't know she spent an unbelievable thirty-five years at American Vogue and then Lord & Taylor. At a time when many women didn't have "careers" she paved the way for them in publishing, and retail. She truly lived an amazing, inspirational life. My most sincere condolences to her friends and family.

Here is the obituary via The Huffington post:
"Di Montezemolo was a striking platinum blonde known for her grace, personal style and unpretentious manner. Described by friends as a woman who always had a smile on her face and a generous heart, di Montezemolo had a varied career that started at Vogue, where she spent 35 years and became a fashion editor in the Sixties covering European fashion. She later spent 12 years at Lord & Taylor, where she continued to review ready-to-wear shows and the European couture as well as American fashion."

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Model Moment: Arm Pitt Farts?

Ford Model's Anna K in VELVET---is she making arm pitt farts?! Checking to make sure her antiperspirant is still working?! Well, whatever, she looks just beautiful!

Bostonista's 1st Birthday!

I'm a terrible blogger! I forgot my blog's first birthday!
April 16th marked the 1 year anniversary of my blog! While my inspiration and passion has ebbed and flowed over the past year Bostonista (and its amazing readers!) has become a huge part of my life that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world!
348 posts, hundreds of comments and over 77,600 visitors later I just want to say thank you for all of your support!

A Celebrity Moment: Camilla Belle's Elle Italia Cover!

Until quite recently Camilla Belle has flown mostly under the radar. I've been following her for a few years now thanks to her amazing personal style but her acting career has been shaky at best. Sure, she's graced the covers of a few magazines here and there and she's even won herself great reviews (specifically The Ballad of Jack & Rose) but most of her career seems to have been less than wisely thought out. The obligatory Disney Channel movie (Rip Girls) and teen horror flick (When A Stranger Calls) did little for her reputation as an actress and the big budget disaster that was 10,000 BC should probably never be mentioned again. But she's an achingly beautiful girl and I think she deserves a chance to prove herself beyond being the girlfriend of a Jonas brother, after all, she's IS the girl in Bostonista's banner!
So I was super excited to see her on the cover of May's Elle Italia! Check out the pictures and if anyone can translate the Italian into English I'd be eternally grateful!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Model Moment: Stam is 23!

Supposedly her party is being held at the brand new, super exclusive (it's invitation only- you get a fake key that can be worn as a bracelet. Only 125 New Yorkers got them! Stam, apparently, being one of them!) club, The Gates.
Also, some super exciting Stam news...she'll be wearing Rodarte to the Costume Institute Met Gala in just a few weeks for the opening of Model as Muse!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Loomstate for Target

Just in time for Earth Day Target celebrated the launch of the Loomstate for Target collection last night at Big Red Sun in Venice, California. Rogan Gregory had a successful run with his high-end organic line, Rogan. So it isn't surprising that both he and Target were anxious to work together again-this time on his lower-end eco-friendly line, Loomstate.
The Target collection maintains Loomstate's signature California cool aesthetic with cute pelican printed shorts and tops plus amazing t-shirt dresses. Hopefully, the line maintains the quality of fabrics as well since they told Racked LA back in December that many of the 100% Certified organic pieces are silk & cotton or linen & cotton blends with soft-washed finishes.
There are a bunch of pieces that I think look great but there is a part of me that has to wonder--how eco-friendly can this line really be when its being mass-produced in much lower quality (based on price points. Loomstate starts at $200 while the Target version will top off at $44.99) by one of the biggest retailers in the world?

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Emma Watson From Chanel To Burberry?

Boston Fashion, Boston Fashion Blog, British It Girls, Emma Watson, Emma Watson Style, Red Carpet Style, Karl Lagerfeld,

Remember last year when Emma Watson was rumored to be the new face of Chanel last year? Well, we all know that never worked out. But now rumor has it she's been signed as the new face of Burberry.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'll be there! Will you?!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Model Moment: Kate May Eat But She Doesn't Cook...

A few days ago I mentioned the rumor that Kate Moss planned to write a cookbook (some reports even thought a kosher cookbook!) but her rep told People magazine today that,
"There is no cookbook. We do not know where it came from but it is definitely false."
Kate recently also joked that if we believed everything in the tabloids then she'd have been pregnant for the last two years!

BTW--the picture above is the recently released campaign for Just Cavalli Spring '09 shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot. What do you think? I normally find Kate's campaign work a little boring but there is something about this picture that I'm really digging.

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