While the celebs and fashionistas schmooze away at parties like last night’s 99 sudbury (where eurotrash had an invite and a nice designer dress waiting for her), she must instead stay at home watching press screeners of avant-garde films, transcribe interviews, and write, write, write. The bitter price one must pay to be “read” during the festival as opposed to being “seen”. Eurotrash refuses, however, to lose steam – so here are three things to get excited about that have absolutely nothing to do with TIFF.
Lanvin for H&M
The artistic director for Lanvin, Alber Elbaz, and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver are the next up at bat in H&M’s never-ending game of bringing high fashion to the masses – or as Elbaz says (so as to justify his participation) “H&M going luxury rather than Lanvin going public”. Yes, you can find that quote in yesterday’s METRO. And no, I will not be buying any of the pieces that are sure to be gone in 60 seconds, November 23, 2010, at 9am. Has anyone ever even seen any of these designer-for-H&M pieces?
ALDO fall 2010 ads
If you drive down Spadina here in downtown Toronto, you will find a bunch of these ALDO ads at the intersection of I forget where. Maybe Dundas, maybe Richmond. Anyways, even if you don’t see them – unlike the H&M pieces, I can assure you these ads exist. I can also assure you that they are actually quite fun! I love the baby saxophone and dwarfing piano keys. Stam looks gorgeous as per usual.
GUCCI GUILTY tip of the hat to TOM FORD?
At least the ads featuring True Blood’s Evan Rachel Wood seem to borrow from Tom Ford’s provocative aesthetics (well, come to think of it, maybe just a little since we clearly don’t see Wood’s vagina engulfing a perfume bottle). Anyway, I’ve had a chance to take a whiff of my would-be favourite fashion house’s new scent and I give it an A+. It’s sweetly spiced and has a pinch of 1960s decadence - it’s exactly how you’d expect Gucci’s fall/winter collection to smell.