Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Young Models

Lately there has been a lot of talk in the media and the fashion industry about young models and how young is too young?

Last year I had heard that 15 year old (born 1994) Lindsey Wixson was to model for Miu Miu's 2010 campaign. Her photographs weren't so provocative although she donned a micro mini skirt, merely her age sparked talk about an age limit for models in the industry. She later walked for Miu Miu, was featured in Vogue and opened for Prada's fashion show and she still hasn't turned 18 yet.

One of the biggest controversial stories I had heard of yet, the parents of Hailey Clauson (born 1995) was suing Urban Outfitters and photographer Jason Lee Perry for $28 Million US for a "provocative" photo shoot. Urban Outfitters eventually saw the images and printed Clauson's photograph onto millions of t-shirts. However, after this Clauson's career exploded and she ended up modeling for Gucci, Lanvin for H&M, Donna Karan, Dsquared, Dior and more despite being 15 when the photograph was taken.

Then we heard about a certain Vogue shoot that upped the ante on the subject. 10 year old Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau was posing in "racy positions" full face of make-up, heels and looked like she was the stand in to the twenty-something model that couldn't make it because she was well.. too hungover.
Blondeau mirrored a Kate Moss, Dolce and Gabbana, Dior-esque shoot and the public was quick to lash out at Blondeau's parents, her father a French football player and mother, a TV presenter and actress.

There have been more and more youngsters that are being photographed for fashion such as... Elle Fanning for Marc Jacobs who is just 13
Hailee Steinfeld for Mui Mui who is 15
Nyasha Matonhodze for Louis Vuitton who is 16

So what do we think? Are people overreacting or should be an age limit and why are younger models in such high demand?

My opinion? Well hard to say because I can appreciate a good photograph despite their age if it isn't obviously provocative. I personally love Clauson's biker chick photo because i'm not taking it too seriously and I love how raw the image is and her I don't give a * attitude. But theres always going to be people that look at things in different ways.

So fashion geeks, how young is too young?
Love, Petra

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The September Issues

I recently watched a documentary on Anna Wintour titled The September Issue which follows Anna's footsteps into creating a September issue at Vogue Magazine.

There is a lot that goes into a September issue, they typically have more pages, more ads and more features. Vogue 2007 September issue was expected to sell 13 million copies, which it did and also weighed over 4 pounds.

Now I was thinking if theres a certain month to get a fashion magazine this is the month! September is pretty much in the middle of the year and still features a ton of different products instead of your Summer/Winter only products.

I always used to read blogs discussing the importance of the cover of a Sept issue and the surprise of who was going to grace the cover of the most important issue of the year.

In 2010, stars such as Dakota Fanning, Gisele Bundchen, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Elle Macpherson, Nicola Roberts, Emily Blunt and Halle Berry graced the covers of last years Sept issues.
This year, it is no different, the covers feature top actresses and models from all over the world, I haven't quite decided which issues I'll get but the Chinese Marie Claire looks so intriguing, especially how top Chinese model Sun Fei Fei is owning the shot without even trying. LOVE IT.
Will you be buying an September issue?

Jacquelyn Jablonski for Harper's Bazaar Spain
Natasha Poly for Vogue Russia
Cameron Diaz for Elle Czech Republic

Milla Jovovich for Elle Germany
Sun Fei Fei for Marie Claire China
Kate Moss for Vogue US

Marcelina Sowa for Harper's Bazaar Jewelry UK
Megan Fox for Elle Slovenia
Leighton Meester for Cleo Australia

"September is like the January in Fashion"

Kanch and i were also interested to see what the underground mags such as Pop, 032c, and Purple were doing for their Sept issue but they're not on the shelves yet so we'll have to see!

I wonder if any Magazines can outdo Vogue's 13 Million mark!
Love, Petra

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Hello everyone!
Sorry we haven't posted anything in a while, we've been super busy commuting between HK and China trying to get our online shop up and running by the end of this month.

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Love, Petra

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Super Yachts

Kanch had told me on Monday that she had read an article about Super Yachts and how lots of people are splashing out on lavish super yachts for their holidays.

I decided to look online for mine & Kanch's future super yacht. We've all seen celebrities on holiday or on their honeymoon chillaxing on their $65mil or $45,000/per day yacht. -Jealousy is settling in-So i went window online shopping and found some of the most amazing boats including P. Diddy's The Maraya Yacht that he bought for $65US mil, pretty impressive and Why's Hermes yacht, which i have decided is mine and Kanch's future toy and also Kanch's desktop background. And yes, a toy.
Why, Hermes

I love how contemporary, elegant and minimalistic the Why, Hermes boat is. Its luxurious without being obvious which i absolutely adore. The design of the yacht is unique, spacious and its hundreds of windows create that modern light house look. The Hermes yacht is also organic, recycling energy and organic and inorganic waste. Oh yes, i can imagine the perfect sunny weekend on it...

"The revolutionary concept of a moving island.
Space, stability, movement, independence and peace "- President & CEO

Van Geest Design

While i was window shopping i came across Van Geest Design Yachts which were stunning.
Also minimalistic like the Hermes yacht, although less spacious and well actually looks like a boat rather than an island, its just as incredible. I can't decide which one i want.
It has a 360 panoramic view and a helicopter landing pad, pretty snazzy

Oh yes, Kanch and i also need a kick-ass slide. there is something about the these significant creatures that glide on the big blue that intrigues me.

Love, Petra

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