Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 RTW
Fause Haten Fall 2013
Emilio Pucci FW15
"Sukie was the kid, she liked to hangout in the graveyard.” -Belle and Sebastian
Photograph by Alasdair McLellan; styled by Jane How; W magazine March 2014.
Detail at Valentino | Fall 2014.
Detail at Céline | Fall 2014.
Louis Vuitton and my name on the same page in a magazine. Who’da thunk? A savage bushbaby like me. haha. It’s so cool how the artist, Juvenal Sanso, from the exhibit at that gallery I just visited sold prints to the same fashion house that the new Louis Vuitton art director comes from, Balenciaga. See, I learn stuff. haha.
Finally got the chance to leaf through the pretty craft issue of Stache Magazine, February <3 Read it here.
Fashion in Film: Blue Jasmine (2013)
Would you stop staring at my luggage? Yes, it’s Louis Vuitton!
When costume designer Suzy Benzinger began to plan the wardrobe for Blue Jasmine, her fifth movie with director Woody Allen, she panicked. Allen wanted only the best for Cate Blanchett’s downtrodden socialite character — Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton — all on a budget of $35,000.
"When I read the script, panic set in," Benzinger said. "I thought, there is no way this film can be done. Ultimately, I just lay myself at the feet of the designers. I was on the phone all day begging."
Two essentials for Blanchett’s character were her Chanel jacket and Hermès Birkin bag. Benzinger studied the way female celebrities carry their bags like a shield in front of their bodies, a habit which Jasmine possesses throughout the film. Hermès was more than happy to allow Benzinger to have her pick of Birkins (quite a feat given the bag’s cost and mile-long waiting list). Karl Lagerfeld was also willing to provide the classic tweed jacket seen on Blanchett in multiple scenes.
"We called Karl Lagerfeld in the middle of the Paris collections and, I have to say, he was an angel," Benzinger said. "Chanel phoned back immediately and asked, ‘Which one do you want?’ I actually drew out a Chanel jacket, if you can believe it. I said, ‘This one.’ And the package arrived in two days."
However, Benzinger hit a snag when Louis Vuitton was not as forthcoming to provide the film’s pièce de résistance. She needed the iconic luggage set, but the brand refused unless they could read the script ahead of time (a big no-no). Fortunately, Blanchett had just opened a Louis Vuitton store in Australia and, after a month of begging, managed to persuade the brand to donate the items that served as Jasmine’s last connection to her old life.