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2015 Met Gala

Anna Wintour in Chanel – she hosted the whole thang so she had to be first. 

It killed me that I couldn’t post every look and have this ready to go for you all this morning! I was so excited to see some of the looks from the Met Gala yesterday evening and then a part of me knew that I would hate some looks as well. With the theme being, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” I was concerned that there would be jabs poked at stereotypes and Asian trends that would make me cringe. Of course there were, but like all things, we have to move on and not dwell on them. In the interest of saving time (and space!) I am choosing not to include looks that I felt were in poor taste.

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In the News…

Fashion

Ricky Martin and Nicki Minaj will be the new spokespeople for MAC Viva Glam in 2012. [Source]

Alexa Chung will host a new fashion reality television show on Lifetime similar to Project Runway, but with a new batch of contestants in each episode. [Source]

Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating w/ Macy’s this fall with a collection just in time for back to school shopping at their downtown location.[Source]

– Rumored Grace Coddington has sold her memoir for $1.2 Million. [Source]

Music

Feist’s new album “Metals” will be out October 4, 2011. [Source]

Seattle native and musician Stacie Orrico is working on a new album. [Source]

Kanye West and Jay-Z on tour here.

Television

Ryan Murphy clarifies his statement about Cory, Lea, and Chris leaving by saying that they are only “graduating,” but not leaving the show completely. [Source]

Chord Overstreet will not be returning to Glee and has declined the show’s offer to be on for a portion of the season. [Source]

– The Arrested Development movie is totally happening. [Source]

Movies

– I really don’t enjoy movies like these, but I figured some of you did. So here’s the trailer for New Years Eve featuring your fair share of overrated celebrities.

– Could it be? Sex and the City prequel rumors? [Source]

Seattle

– Congratulations THEEsatisfaction who just signed with Sub Pop! [Source]

Seattle bars may extend hours for certain bars. [Source]

Izilla Toys on 12th Ave closed today. [Source]

– How are the Mariners doing this season? And…every season? [Source]

Capitol Hill will host a Seattle vs. New York Turntable.Fm smack down! [Source]

Other

Prince William has gifted Kate his mother’s favorite earrings. [Source]

Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler are no longer longer engaged. [Source]

Jesse James and Kat Von D are over. Wait…didn’t that already happen? [Source]

– An Arkansas high school chose two valedictorians because the first valedictorian was black. The second valedictorian chosen was white and was selected because the high school believed parents would be upset. WHY does this STILL exist? [Source]

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In the News…

Emmanuel Alt will be the new editor-in-chief at French Vogue replacing Carine Roitfeld. [Source]

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise may ditch the Oscars next month because they were not impressed with host Anne Hathaway mocking Katie on Saturday Night Live. [Source]

David and Victoria Beckham are expecting their fourth child! Let’s hope it’s a girl this time. [Source]

– First glance at Natalie Portman’s engagement ring. [Source]

Donald Trump is running for President? [Source]

Model Coco Rocha recovered the unpublished picture from Vogue’s The September Issue. In the documentary, Grace Coddington loved the shot, but Anna Wintour didn’t. [Source]

In Seattle news…

– The indie “15th Ave Coffee and Tea” on 15th Ave has returned to its original Starbucks store. [Source]

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Saturday Night September Issue

For one of my classes, my professor has asked us to analyze one of four movies and compare it to what we have been learning in class. What do you know…one of the movies on the list just happens to be a favorite of mine. The last time I watched The September Issue was sometime over the summer, but tonight I spent my Saturday night watching it again and this time trying to dig deeper below the surface of what this movie is about. I realized I may have missed the whole point the previous times I have watched it. It’s not a reality show. It’s not just a movie about a magazine and it most certainly is not a movie that encourages young girls who aspire to be Anna Wintour to get into this industry.

I’m sure the first time I watched the documentary my naive self was probably shocked at how the various parts of an issue all came together [duh.] This time, I focused on the passion and emotion specifically from Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. Their personalities were at opposite ends of the spectrum yet the film was able to capture them beautifully in their most vulnerable state. I found myself identifying with both of them at certain points during the film.

While the film pans Anna as a frigid ice queen and Grace as the free-spirited, it is clear to see that they share one very important trait. They both work extremely hard and care a lot about what they do.

A few weeks ago, I went on a retreat where I was asked to choose which side to be on. “Do I work to live or live to work? Most people chose work to live because that’s kind of the obvious choice if we’re talking reality. I don’t think many people would choose live to work, but I did. This isn’t the life that most people want because there’s no in between. No one wants to have a life where it is work day in and day out and not having any time to live, but regardless it is rewarding. I want to know what part of a person’s career makes this all worth it. Hopefully, I can tell you the answer to that soon.

“You have to have something to put your work in otherwise it’s not valid” – Grace Coddington

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Playing w/ the Editors

To celebrate Fashion’s Night Out, Barneys New York have asked Brooklyn artist Andrew Yang to create dolls resembling Vogue editors Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington. These one-of-a-kind dolls took two weeks to make because the materials used came from all over and needed a bit of tweaking to get the two editors’ looks just right.

“I had to special-order Anna’s wig and cut it myself to get the bob right,” Mr. Yang says. “And Grace’s hair was the right color, but it needed a perm.” Alas, the question on everyone’s lips – What are they wearing? – has a disappointingly democratic answer. “The outfits are my own take on their signature looks,” he says. “It would have been unfair to single out specific designers.”

Both dolls will be auctioned off starting August 31st with proceeds going directly to the New York City Aids Fund.

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Grace Coddington to pen memoir

Grace Coddington, former model and current creative director for Vogue, will be writing about her life following her new-found fame from the movie, The September Issue. Grace says that her story will cover fashion history as well as her own modeling career and working for British Vogue. I love Anna Wintour, I do, but every time she shut down Grace in The September Issue, I always found myself taking Grace’s side. Grace is extremely talented,  beautiful, and -pun intended – simply full of grace and class. I found her story within the documentary very interesting so I’m excited for her memoir.

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