In case you were either brushing up on sustainable farming practices in Chile’s Antofagasta Region or dozing through last night’s C-SPAN2 programming and in turn missed the annual extravaganza of bejeweled modesty otherwise known as the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on the CBS Television Network, then you are in luck. As it so happens the good people at CBS have posted the 43 minute program online, which includes steamy, compressed video glimpses of Maryna Linchuk (Ford), Karmen Pedaru (Ford), and Anais Mali (Ford).
Metrovelvet set up a photo booth backstage at GMHC Fashion Forward the other week and the results are in — the models looked fabulous! Amongst the many models mingling backstage at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, Metrovelvet captured Daiane Conterato (Ford), Cora Emmanuel (Ford Women), C.J. Hancock (Ford Men), Travis and Troy Cannata (Ford Men), and more.
Interview December / January 2012 is finally on newsstands and the double issue packs a considerable holiday wallop not least of which includes an interview with Donatella Versace that features two electric portraits of Karmen Pedaru (Ford) by Patrick Demarchelier.
Just in time for the holidays Bambi Northwood-Blyth (Ford) takes to the watery stage in a new video for the fragrance Agua de Bambú directed by Héctor Zerkowitz. The 120-second video treatment sees the Australian model whirl and twist across a set covered in an inch of water all the while striking suspended glass chimes. It is truly enchanting and all the more so with with Bambi chiming.
If fashion is sport, layering is the offensive line: Beat the elements before they fell you. Here, Tao Okamoto is ready for any weather. A cozy fur chubby slips over a wet-weather trench, while tights, leggings, and a scarf are auxiliary cold fighters. But instead of swimming in so many cover-ups, Okamoto draws attention to what’s underneath in a quirky, paisley-print dress.
Showing your skivvies has never been more encouraged. A hint of underthings has always been the key to an artfully unkempt look, and as designers have warmed to the notion of showing off what lies beneath, underpinnings have merited a longer look. From sheer overlays to all-over lace—not to mention some straight-up lingerie—take your pick from the season’s raciest essentials. (Psst, gentlemen: This stuff is also excellent for gifting.)
Perfect Presents for Less Than a Benjamin
We’ve got nothing against that old gift-giving adage “it’s the thought that counts,” but come the holidays, good intentions can only get you so far. This season, avoid recipient ennui with gifts designed to please, at prices that will please your accountant. Here, our handpicked guide of 50 stylish gifts under $100, with selections for everyone on your shopping list. Find cheeky accessories for her, old-school gear for him, centerpieces for the hostess, ridiculously adorable togs for the little ones, and geek-chic electronic gear for your office mate.