Thursday, November 22, 2007

SS08 Backstage Pass: Part I (some more Freja)

This set of Freja Beha photos, taken backstage at the SS08 Karl Lagerfeld show, were just too amusing (in a good way) that I just couldn't imagine not sharing! And then I thought "why just stop there!" I've decided to do a series on SS08 backstage pictures- from the insane and crazy to fabulous posing. Anything really... so long that they're different from what I usually see!

My caption? "Freja Beha! Irina's fashion model wonder-prop" It's just too funny! I mean... on one hand, we have Irina flirting with the camera. And on the other, there's Freja- concentrating on the documents at hand and trying to ignore her model best friend!
Photo cred: firstview

Monday, November 19, 2007

Markings of a Rebel

Tattoos are endlessly fascinating and so intriguing, don't you think? The artfully done and meaningful ones especially! I don't know why but I confess that I hold a growing appeal toward tatts and am even considering getting one (But first, I've got to mull the idea over for at least a year or two...)!

And since I've brought up this subject, it's impossible for me not to mention Freja Beha, my newest model crush! A rocking dark haired long legged beauty with rocking
tattoos who completely steamed up the SS08 catwalks in my books. Her list of markings are growing (she's actually just got some recent additions) and she's really looking magnificent with her new short hair!

From Left to Right: "this world tonight" on right wrist, "float" on neck, "this too shall pass" on inner right bicep, "M" on RHS of body, star on LHS of body, "redemption" on inner left elbow and three circles on inner left wrist. She also has an upside down triangle on the back of her neck.
Photo cred: firstview, thecelebritycity

Monday, November 12, 2007

Russh Nov 07- the cover unveiled!

Finally! The prediction is correct- it's coming out Wednesday! And you know what? The content looks great- what with SS08 trend reports (kudos to the team for covering the right season! Vogue and Kirstie Clements, you know I'm glaring at you right now!), an Anja piece and a Julia Restoin Roitfeld interview!
Too bad I'm going to have to wait until Thursday to buy... it would become such a big procrastination tool (My finals end on the Thursday, and then its summer holidays!) because I know I just won't be able to control myself.
Photo cred: Russh
PS Does anyone else feel Anja needs to get her hair a little trim?

Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Sart's Girl with the Camera

She seems to be Scott Schuman's newest style superstar, discovered during the SS08 shows, but her identity is a complete mystery! Just exactly who is she? Parisian or a fashion editor just there for fashion week? The suspense is killing me- I absolutely adore her cool quaint look! Whoever would've guessed that a nice big quality camera would become the ultimate accessory!
Photo cred:, The Sart

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Sorry babes...

I got the date wrong, in regards to when Russh is coming out! I asked the lady at the newsagent and she thinks Friday or Monday. If you ask me, I'd probably expect it on the Wednesday. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think magazines seem to LOVE Wednesdays!

Once again, sorry!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Russhed out to Japan

My favorite Aussie bi-monthly read Russh has just launched it's premier Japanese issue, with Aggy Deyn on the cover, as the first Australian fashion title to break into the international market according to The Australian! Despite already receiving several offers from various publishing houses for syndication, the team has taken their time in find the one. And on top of that, it's taken them a year of negotiations with Japan's Selek before settling. So you can be sure that this Russh sister "embodies the spirit of Russh" and is totally "spot-on".
Oh, a heads up from their myspace: it seems like Russh Japan is going to becoming a monthly affair from March 2008 onwards! What do you think- is the Australian one going to go monthly too?

With a vision that you "don't have to read either a mainstream of an avant-garde magazine" but that "you can do both in the same publication" and distribution in over 20 countries, Russh really is getting bigger and better- why, they just recruited Trevor Stones of AUS Vogue onto the team! Watch out for this mag- this little piece of genius is going to go far! Better yet, go to the newstands on the 7th (I think) and you should find Anja Rubik staring at you from the new Russh cover!

You have no idea just how excited I am! The funny thing is, I can't even read Japanese! And if any of you think that someone from the mag put me up to this as a promotional strategy, well... I'll have to tell you otherwise. I'm incredibly stoked that this beauty is breaking boundaries because it's about time Australia Vogue is presented with a challenge so they might realize how unoriginal and uninspiring they [the Vogue team] are! I mean, I know what I'd choose if you made me pick between three Catherine McNeil Russh covers and six celebrity covers! Not to mention all the eds they buy!
Cred: TFS, Australian

Saturday, November 03, 2007

More details on the job...

First off, thankyou for the well wishes! I hope I do alright and don't turn into those stark, raving mad and totally incompetent SAs we've all come across in our lifetimes! You know- the ones who look you up and down when you walk to their department, weighing your wealth in their mind's eye. I have had too many terrible shopping experiences to name...And on a happier note, here are more details on the job for those who asked. I've gotten a little more info now that I've been to the pre-employment session:
- I get a 10% discount off all goods (bar the furniture, electronics and all that jazz, which is 5%) but if I purchase anything that is part of the dress code- meaning I can wear it as part of the uniform- then it's 30% off! Dress code means all black, which is what I tend to wear anyway
- The pay is alright I guess. Slightly above the average McDonalds/Starbucks wage, and time and a half on Sundays. I hope I get lots of Sundays, because there's nothing bad to be said for making more and spending more.
- I've got orientation coming up, and will be starting work after 15/11 (my last day of uni exams).

I think that about covers everything...
Photo cred: the Sart