Monday, August 31, 2009

Chris Brown claims he doesn't remember beating Rihanna

Operation salvage Chris Brown's career is in full effect!

Since beating his former girlfriend, Rihanna, Brown, 20, has pleaded guilty to felony assault and was sentenced last week to five years' probation.

Now, the singer is speaking openly about the incident on Larry King Live.

When asked by King on how he felt about the assault, Brown claimed he didn't remember doing it.

"I just look at it like wow, like I'm in shock, because first of all, that's not who I am as a person and that's not who I promise I was gonna be," he told the talk show host. "Like when I look at the police reports, or when I hear about the police reports, I don't know what to think. I just don't know what to think. It's just like wow."

When King clearly asked if Brown remembered beating Rihanna up, he responded, "No. It's like, it's crazy to me, I'm like wow."

Brown also revealed to People magazine, "I never fell out of love with her. That just wouldn't go away."

Chris Brown's interview on Larry King Live will air this Wednesday, September 2nd at 9PM ET on CNN.

Lady Gaga on the cover of V magazine

Lady Gaga goes naked, again, for V Magazine.

This time, she covers the mag's September issue, which was shot by Mario Testino. The issue comes in two versions. The first, she wears a pair of blue Marc Jacobs sunglasses, and in the other, the pink pair.

"When the Marc Jacobs pink hooded coat and glasses came down the runway, I knew there was only one person I wanted to see in it: Lady Gaga," editor-in-chief Stephen Gan said. "Growing up as a kid obsessed with new wave, I would cut up paper sunglasses and put them onto celebs’ faces on magazine covers. These plastic peel-on and peel-off glasses come in pink and blue and are actually based on the Marc Jacobs ones that came down the runway!"

The issue hits newsstands today!

Jimmy Choo for H&M's over-the-knee boot will cost you $345!

Maybe I won't be able to afford these...

As previously reported, Jimmy Choo is collaborating with H&M.

An image from the line leaked on the Fashion Spot, and this over-the-knee boot will cost roughly $345.

The collection will hit stores November 14th...let's hope there are some more affordable pieces!

UPDATE: The Chic Spot has been asked to remove the image due to copyright infringement.

Megan Fox on the cover of Cosmopolitan

The perfect magazine for her to cover!

The stunning Megan Fox is Cosmopolitan's October 2009 cover girl.

In the magazine, the 23-year-old talks about her phobia of "touching" newspaper, her insecurities and her ability to commit.

Here are some highlights:

On the one thing she’s always wished she’d said “yes” to: The Hannah Montana Movie

On the most scared she’s ever been: “Everytime I go on stage — instant diarrhea.”

On being able to count the number of guys she’s gotten naked in front of on one hand: “I never call them guys. I always called them boys. Maybe it’s a superiority complex–my needing to keep them down.”

On women having the power in a relationship: “Women hold the power because we have the vaginas. If you’re in a heterosexual relationship and you’re a female, you win.”

On being a firm believer in monogamy: “I have no problem with commitment–you can’t have a real relationship without it. I can flip on a switch in my brain, and even if the next Brad Pitt is standing next to me, I won’t look at him. but I can also turn that switch of, and then I collect attractive boys.” (She’s currently dating Brian Austin Green.)

On her insecurities: "I'm very confident in how I project my personality. But in terms of how I look, I'm completely, hysterically insecure. I'm self-loathing, introverted and neurotic."

The new issue of Cosmopolitan will hit newsstands September 8th.

Lady Gaga poses for Hello Kitty's 35th birthday

Perez Hilton has exclusively released a picture from a Lady Gaga photoshoot with famed photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani.

The shoot was in honour of Hello Kitty's 35th anniversary, and the image will be part of an exhibition in NY and LA in October celebrating the brand. This photo will be one of five of Gaga that will be the key pieces of the exhibit.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick cover Elle Korea

Gossip Girl
's Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick cover the September 2009 issue of Elle Korea.

Don't they look lovely?

The new season of Gossip Girl airs September 14th on the CW.


Alexander McQueen Knuckle Duster Multi Ring.
$550 at

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I wear Juicy Couture shorts, a Ralph Lauren polo shirt and Uggs." 
- Vogue's editor-at-large André Leon Talley on what he wears at home. 

Fashion's Night Out commercial

Here is the promo for Fashion's Night Out featuring Anna Wintour, Vera Wang, Ashley Olsen, Coco Rocha, Sarah Jessica Parker, Daria WerbowyDiddy, Donna Karan, Isaac Mizrahi, Rachel Roy, Diane von Furstenberg, Alexander Wang, and many more. All of these big names in the fashion industry are sporting the official Fashion's Night Out t-shirt, and encouraging everyone to shop on Thursday, September 10th. 

The public service announcement was filmed by director Douglas Keeve and will be all over network TV, taxis, and online. 

For more information on Fashion's Night Out, click here

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gossip Girl spoiler: Hilary Duff and Penn Badgley kiss!

Spotted: Hilary Duff and Penn Badgley kissing on the set of Gossip Girl!

Duff's character, Olivia Burke, is a movie star who enrolls at New York University for a traditional college experience.

Blair (Leighton Meester), Dan (Badgley) and Vanessa (Jessica Szohr), will also be attending NYU, and Olivia will be rooming with Vanessa.

Expect some major drama between Dan, Vanessa and the new girl!

Rihanna covers Vogue Italia

Rihanna looks absolutely incredible on cover of Vogue Italia's September issue, shot by Steven Klein. Can't wait to see more pics from this shoot!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chace Crawford in Interview magazine

Gossip Girl hottie, Chace Crawford, channels a 50s badboy in the new issue of Interview magazine.

The issue will hit newsstands August 30th.

For the full interview, click here.

Designers dream up Bella Swan's wedding gown

Design by Christian Siriano

Exciting news for all you Twilight fans!

InStyle reached out to several designers to see how they would envision Bella Swan's wedding gown.

In the third installment of Stephenie Meyer's saga, Eclipse, Bella's dress is described as an early 1900s design (with some modern tweaks made by Alice Cullen) that complements her antique engagement ring.

Check out the gowns, along with descriptions from InStyle, below!

My favs are Siraiano's, Badgley Mischka's, and Erin Fetherston's.

Zac Posen
This pink gown features a turn-of-the-century corset, bustle, full skirt, high-neck and dramatic detailed sleeves. Posen keeps to the vintage theme by finishing with lace-up boots.

Badgley Mischka
Badgley Mischka's vision is a strong silhouette with vintage details like full-length lace sleeves and bodice, and a high-buttoned neck.

Lela Rose
Rose focused on the rear view of her off-white, handcrafted dress. The simple body gathers at back into a sweet lace bustle.

Prabal Gurung
Gurung had the most modern interpretation. The dress has a dramatic train, low-cut back and features a unique neckline with red embellishments for a touch of color.

Max Azria
Azria focused on the vintage lace detail for his Victorian inspired gown. The dress is complete with lace peaked shoulders, full sleeves and a high neck

Brian Reyes
Reyes envisions the fabric as a slightly tarnished bone color. The silhouette is a long skirt with a ruffled blouse and lace diamond inserts. The inspiration is a youthful spin on early 20th century Edwardian era elegance.

Erin Fetherston
This interpretation has a high-neck, puff sleeves and lace bustier. Fetherston put her signature ethereal touch on the two-tiered body with a tulle and lace underlayer.

Monique Lhuillier
Lhuillier's creation is a mermaid-style dress with lace detailing. The reworked take on a gown from the 1920s features a silk sash and high neck with cap sleeves.

Liberty of London pairs up with Hermès

I fell in love with Liberty of London on my recent trip to England.

Unlike Toronto's largest department store, Holt Renfrew, Liberty had that wonderful juxtaposition of the latest designer goods in a gorgeous historic building.

Trying on the Alexander McQueen motorcycle jacket boot and some Luella tweed jackets was divine, but I was especially loved Liberty's own goods: jewellery, handbags, scarves...

So when I heard that Liberty has partnered with Hermès, you can imagine my excitement.

The two brands started with Liberty’s floral Tana Lawn fabric. Hermès added a classic stagecoach and horse print in contrasting colors and promised to decorate the Scarf Room in the famed British department store, with the theme "Tying the Knot."

The scarves and ties will be available on September 7th, for six weeks.

For those of us who aren't in London, the scarves can be purchased here!

OMFG! Chuck Bass goes gay in the new season of GG

SPOTTED: Chuck Bass kissing....a boy??

Poor Blair!

Several Gossip Girl insiders are revealing that Ed Westwick's character kisses another man in Season Three.

So who's the mystery man? Josh Ellis, NYU's head of freshman affairs, played by Neal Bledsoe.

Josh is a "person of interest" to Blair (Leighton Meester), as he is in charge of selecting a new NYU student to deliver the freshman class speech. To get the gig, Blair supposedly sets Chuck up with the gay guy in charge.

Fans of the Gossip Girl books already know that Chuck's character swings both was only a matter of time before the CW incorporated this in the show!


In case you missed it...

Anna Wintour was on David Letterman's show last night.

After a grueling 30 minutes of listening to Letterman's awful jokes, to my dismay, I passed out before Ms. Wintour came on.

I vaguely remember her saying she's not warm and fuzzy, and her awkward giggles with the host before I fell back asleep.

Luckily there's YouTube!

Check out the interview below!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Jessica Stam does the Rachel Zoe workout for V magazine

Model Jessica Stam stars in V Magazine's Issue #61 80's workout-themed spread, styled by Rachel Zoe. Photographed by Magnus Unnar, Stam sports Diesel Black Gold, Marc Jacobs, Gucci, Balmain and Chanel.

The issue will hit newsstands on September 1, 2009.

Heidi Montag's Miss Universe 2009 "Performance"

Last night, The Hills star, Heidi Montag, made her first musical performance during the Miss Universe 2009 pageant.

Montag, lip-synched and danced to her song "Body Language."

The nude-coloured outfit, the flailing arms...just awful!

What do you think?

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The perfect motorcycle jacket

Rodarte motorcycle jacket, $3, 795.
Guess I'll have to be shopping his Target collection!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Catching Up: Customized Chanel, Michael Jackson clothing line, Erin Fetherston's short film, and Agent Provocateur hits NY

Agent Provocateur

Where else can you customize your own Chanel bag, be served drinks by the Olsen twins, and meet Ms. Wintour herself? At New York's Fashion's Night Out! [Fashionologie].

Michael Jackson's clothing line with Ed Hardy designer, Christian Audigier, has been revealed this morning [The Cut].

Designer Erin Fetherston has released a short film called "Birds of a Feather" [Teen Vogue].

Agent Provocateur, is giving Victoria's Secret a run for its money! The British lingerie brand will be showing in New York this September [Vogue UK].

CFDA publishes American Fashion Cookbook

Want to eat like your favourite designer?

Well, the CFDA has released the American Fashion Cookbook, a compilation of recipes, illustrations, and food-related quotes from over 100 American designers.

Derek Lam contributed Yellowtail Crudo, Isaac Mizrahi submitted Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti, and Diane von Furstenberg, who says she's "never been a great cook," added a recipe for Saturday Night Chicken (see recipe below).

What she uses:

1 or more whole chicken

½ lemon

Sage leaves

2 tablespoons sour cream

2 tablespoons mustard of your choice



Olive oil

Diane's Directions:

Preheat cover to 400 degrees. Wash, dry and salt the chicken and put in a Pyrex baking dish. Squeeze the juice of the ½ lemon inside the chicken cavity. Add sage leaves (the more the better), sour cream, and mustard inside the chicken. Peel potatoes and put in baking dish. Sprinkle rosemary and olive oil on chicken and potatoes. Bake at 400 degrees for 1-½ hours. Serve it with love.

Making it seem all too easy, DVF leaves us with this " I have never been a great cook, yet when you cook for the ones you love, you somehow become one. My Saturday Night Chicken is a simple recipe, full of herbs and full of love. It is a meal that somehow is so cozy and delicious that you always end up eating it with your hands!"

This might actually motivate me to learn how to cook!

American Fashion Cookbook can be purchased at

Go back in time with Betsey Johnson

Good news for all you Betsey Johnson fans!

Her team has uploaded an archive to their YouTube account, dating back to 1978 when Johnson debuted her label.

In the vids, you can see Steven Tyler and Marc Jacobs walking her runway, as well as Patricia Field, Bjork and of course, Johnson's trademark cartwheel.

So far ten videos have been posted through the eighties and into the early nineties. More will be added daily on YouTube, Facebook and via Twitter.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Leighton Meester's got a VMA promo too!

Not to be outdone, Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester also took part in a West Side Story-inspired promo for the 2009 MTV VMAs.

Joining her was Cobra Starship. The video was filmed at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn, making use of a vintage New York City subway car. Choreography was done by Wade Robson.

Check it out below!

Taylor Swift's MTV VMA Promo

Taylor Swift showed off her best musical theatre skills when she sang "Tonight" for the 2009 MTV VMAs West Side Story-inspired promo.

“My version of ‘Tonight’ was pretty theatrical, because I listened to the song and I heard the song and I’m just like, ‘There’s no way to do this and not play it up,’ ” the 19-year-old singer said. “When we were in the studio recording, it I just kind of went all out — all show tunes. I am obsessed with Broadway, so I was pretty excited about getting to sing this song.”

Not too sure if this style suits her, but still a valiant effort!

Check it out below!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Longchamp collaborates with ANDAM winners

During my recent trip to London, I spotted the Longchamp Le Pliage bag on women - and men - of almost all ages.

I had never paid much attention to the canvas bag before, or to how useful and classic chic they are.

My mom and I bought four, in different sizes and colours of course.

I thought I had reached my fix, until I discovered the new limited edition Le Pliage bags.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of ANDAM (Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode), the label collaborated with three past winners: Jeremy Scott, Charles Anastase, and Bless designers Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag.

J'adore Anastase's ballet slipper illustration, but the most innovative design would have to be by Bless, as the bag can be folded into itself to become a leather bracelet resembling a doughnut. Cute, and practical!

The bags will be available at Longchamp stores worldwide, and in select boutiques October 1st.

Lady GaGa in Out magazine

One of her best shoots to date!

Lady GaGa landed the cover of Out magazine, along with a feature and spread.

The 23-year-old singer, formally known as Stefani Germanotta, channels '50s B horror movies in the magazine. The photographer, Ellen von Unwerth, says she was influenced by fantasies of "a kind of Frankenstein's bride who gets attacked by a sexy vampire and becomes one herself."

I'm in love!

To read the full article, click here.