Archive for the ‘Mannequin du Jour’ Category



November 23, 2009

For the sake of all that is glorious. My most beloved designer of all time is closing up shop? I know I’m a solid two weeks behind (thanks, school, you rock!). Can’t the government bail her out? Or a Vanderbilt? Or Bill Gates?! Anyone? Bueller?

In homage to the most delightful British lass ever to construct an article of clothing, one of my favorite editorials to date (not hard with Leith Clark’s styling genius, Ellen von Unwerth’s photographic brilliance, and Simona McIntyre’s supremely ethereal beauty):


Clickity click for Luella’s S/S 09 collection and video to boot!

xo, maddy


Muses for YOUses: Coco Rocha

July 30, 2009

Live from my personal Helicon: Coco Rocha seems to have the entire fashion world in the palm of her hand. Designers and editors alike are totally smitten with this charismatic beauty. La canadienne, discovered at an Irish dance competition, immediately captivated the world’s attention with her ruckus-causing sensation at Jean Paul Gaultier‘s F/W ’07 show. Not long after, she graced the (inner) cover of Vogue’s May 2007 issue featuring “The World’s Next Top Models,” shot by photog ingenue Steven Meisel, and, well, the rest is history! Now boasting countless covers in her repertoire and perchance achieving the pinnacle of modeldom with her YSL “Elle” fragrance campaign, not to mention a stint with E! Canada, is there anything this woman can’t do?

One thing’s clear: the world is CUCKOO for COCO!


Elle Coco Rocha Ad2


Coco's new rouge 'doCoco and Ali StephensCoco in Steven Meisel tribute: Vogue May 2009Coco and the chitlins

And one of my positively favourite Coco Fash Ed’s to date…

Magazine: Numero

Editorial: Agua Caliente

Issue: June 2008

Photographers: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mangiello


xo, ms


  • find her bewilderingly impressive work archives, bio, and more on her official site
  • watch the impossibly emotive and expressive supermannequin “make love to the camera”

CFDA Awards ’09/Stam is Glam.

June 26, 2009

Certainly not fresh news by any means, but I joyfully stumbled upon this photo (via of notoriously-hip model Jessica Stam donning a stunning frock by CFDA award-winners Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, so I deemed a post necessary!

Jessica Stam is a peachy forest fairy!

Jessica Stam is a peachy forest fairy!

CFDA 2009 Award Winners:

Womenswear Designer of the Year, Kate & Laura Mulleavy for Rodarte
Menswear Designer of the Year, Scott Sternberg for Band of Outsiders and Italo Zucchelli for Calvin Klein (tie)
Accessory Designer of the Year, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Swarovski Award for Womenswear, Alexander Wang
Swarovski Award for Menswear, Tim Hamilton
Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, Justin Giunta for Subversive Jewelry
Eugenia Sheppard Award, Edward Nardoza
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, Anna Sui
International Award, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton
Board of Directors’ Special Tribute, First Lady Michelle Obama
Eleanor Lambert Award, Jim Moore

Clickity click for the dynamic sisterly duo’s brilliant natural, woodland nymph creature-esque F/W 2009 collection!

xoxo, maddy