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Editors and other fashionable people

This blog entry is dedicated to the fashionable people who advise us what to wear and how to wear it. The people behind the magazines, blogs and fashion advice columns. ….and I have to admit I kinda want to steal their jobs!

American Editor Anna Wintour:

The crew from Vogue: Franca Sozzani (Vogue Italia), Laurel Pantin (Teen Vogue), Andre Leon Talley (American Vogue), Carin Roitfeld (French Vogue), and my personal favorite Grace Coddington (American Vogue).

The crew from Elle Magazine: Robbie Myers (Editor-in-chief), Joe Zee (Creative Director), Olivia Palermo (occasional contributor).

Nina Garcia-Fashion Director at Marie Claire, Judge on Project Runway (aww! look at that bump!)

Glenda Bailey-Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar

Ms. J and his good friend Stylist, Robert Verdi.

Kelly Cutrone’s assistant, Andrew Mukamai and Fashion Blogger BryanBoy

Louise Roe of ‘The City’.

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André Leon Talley

“There are no rules in Fashion….as you can tell by what I’m wearing today.” Andre Leon Talley

I went to a fantastic talk at FIT with André Leon Talley….and wow! Impressed! This man has really taken his childhood dreams and made them into a reality. He said that as a child he would read through Vogue and post up the pictures on his walls. At a very young age he even announced, to his family’s dismay, that he wanted to be a fashion editor. He went to Brown University to become a french teacher and upon graduation was encouraged, by friends, to move to New York and persue his love for fashion. At one point he was poor, living at a YMCA (in his words, “living with the human and nonhuman
cockroaches”). He worked for Andy Warhol (yeah…THAT Andy) for fifty dollars a week! He kept at it, and was impeccable with his work and impressed the right people. For those of you who aren’t familiar
with Andrea-he is the former American editor-at-large for Vogue Magazine and currently a contributing editor as well as judge on America’s Next Top Model.

He had fabulous stories to tell about people in the fashion industry (his best friend-…uh…Karl Lagerfeld!!), advice to give about the fashion industry as well as his general opinions on fashion, art etc. Overall he was very well spoken, very funny and wasn’t afraid to poke fun at himself-which I loved!

PETA people protesting his talk.

Andre’s advice to young people…getting ahead in the business by using manners, etiquette and talent. He gets into it at the 55sec mark.

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Yes, indeed…lets talk about clothing!

A few trends that I noticed at fashion week….



♥Huge scarves….

Love the way she rocks her LV scarf.



June Ambrose.



♥Rad boots.



The rougher-The better.



I love this guys swagger….tucking the suit pants into the boots. I like.



I think Victoria Beckham brought this to a head (tee hee) with her American Idol appearance.



♥Slicked back bun.



Mena Suvari



Kat DeLuna



The hair for the Monique Lhuillier show

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New York is a fur city…everyone and their dog wears it…(ha ha).


But here are a few that made me giggle…I think they took it a bit too far!


Oh Andre? What have you done? And the velour pants underneath?

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