"The front row at the Privé show included Sophia Loren, Jodie Foster, and Olivia Wilde, three generations of stars united by their appreciation of Giorgio Armani's ability to, as Foster put it, "capture who I am, be the best I can be." But Armani has reached a stage in his life where he no longer cares about pleasing anyone except himself. So he delivered a collection that will startle longtime admirers and add more fodder to that long-overdue reevaluation." Tim Blanks
Within this week's links I kept noticing a resounding honesty in the heartfelt posts. When we blog or choose an outfit we are putting ourselves out there for all to judge, and it's not surprising that doing the activity can have an affect on our confidence for better or for worse, especially when feedback starts coming in. There's also been a sense of rebellion in the air: from the emergence of the punk style to controversy over Vogue, and in the week that saw the spectacle which is the Golden Globes rises a questioning of what the red carpet is all about.
"Our guy is firmly rooted on the Continent, Paris, and the area around the river Seine. He might be a student at Sorbonne. Just the name of this Parisian institute conjures images of its students. Or maybe a rather romanticized idea of them—the intellectual pursuit, the rebelliousness, the savvy confidence, the sexual energy. Our guy is one of them. We started working on his wardrobe. Imagining how he would look as he saunters down the sidewalk on his way to class. It's a grown-up wardrobe, somehow. Heavy wool coat, neat trousers, baby blue shirt poking up under a crew-neck jumper. It is proper and somewhat ambitious; it is the wardrobe of someone going somewhere."
"When 2010 became 2011, the real action (sorry, Snooki) was in Vegas, where Jay-Z and Coldplay’s Chris Martin teamed up for a special concert to open the new Marquee at the Cosmopolitan—a concert that drew wives Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow as well as Kanye, Rihanna, Blake Lively, J. Lo, A-Rod, and more." -style.com