The absolute worst red carpet appearance I caught at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this week goes to Mira Sorvino. Her dress was pretty unflattering and moreover it just looked like a dirty nightgown. Then you throw on a silver wrap that looks like a holiday packaging after thought that is completely disconnected to the Trashy Lingerie look shes pushing so hard. Don't even get me started on the hair.
Now that 2009 has arrived it's time to get out your new datebooks. One of the most exclusive would be the Pirelli Calendar. Each year the tire manufacturer produces a timetable with the world's hottest supermodels shot by the most sought after fashion photographers with an innovative play on auto body shop pin-up material. You can see it online,
but you can't buy it. It's not sold, but distributed as an exclusive corporate gift to
important customers and celebrity VIPs.
For this year's edition, Peter Beard shot models in Botswana in a variety of unglamorous settings. Many of the images feature angry elephants, horrifying insects, and native people amidst the mostly nude models. Enjoy the NSFW behind the scenes footage of the photo sessions after the jump (Click images to enlarge).
Transexual goddess Amanda Lepore, Sex & The City's Pat Field, MTV's Whitney Port, artist Kenny Scharf and myself will all be on hand for a celebration at the Raleigh Hotel put together by nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch. The locale has been quite the spot this year hosting runway presentations for Chanel cruise and a shindig for Visionaire. I can't wait to see who will turn up for the NYE festivities. My understanding is that MTV will be taping an episode of "The City" at the event. I sort of hope that isn't true. Join us and see for yourself by getting your tickets HERE.
Starting in February, the Brazil Fashion Cruise sets sail from Santos and continues along the South American coast celebrating music, art, and design. The seven day shopping excursion features daily fashion shows from designers Samuel Cirnansck, and Juliana Jabour among others. The Baglione Collective will provide the visual arts portion of the festivities with live painting demonstrations set to beats by a cadre of international DJs. The journey culminates in a ship wide model search. The winner will be selected by a representative from a top Brazilian agency and awarded a contract with their management group. See you there!
Gianni Versace's 26,000 square foot estate on Ocean Drive was considered the epicenter of the cultural elite in South Beach. The Italian-born designer called Miami his home spending the majority of his time at "Casa Casuarina" before he was shot and murdered by Andrew Cunanan on the front steps.
The designer's iconic Medusa head logos are peppered throughout the residence in textiles, furnishings and mosaics. The centerpiece of the tour is a pool made of more than a million Italian mosaic
tiles and 24-karat gold pieces. Its design was inspired by a Versace
scarf and was created in Italy, broken down, shipped in numbered
sections and reassembled here.
Since the designer's untimely death, the residence has had a variety of incarnations. After Versace, 1116 Ocean Drive became home to another mogul with A-list friends immediately following his death, then became an exclusive member's only club, then a private hotel of sorts. The general public is welcome to tour the estate at a cost of $65 per person if you aren't staying at the hotel. Guest suites go for $1,200 - $10,000 nightly. Prices
are reduced during in summer, when blistering heat chases many tourists
away. Visit the estate online HERE.
A new bar named “La Cave des Fondus” in Noho NYC is serving wine and beer in baby bottles. Suck on that onekids. Baby Bottles.
Can someone explain this one to me? Is this another El Bano? I enjoy baby play (Woops I messed my diaper! Boner!) but this is a just lame. I'm told it's supposed to be an homage to "Le Refuge Des Fondus" in Paris" where bottle drinking is also practiced.
I missed out on the Rococo Rendezvous that I mentioned HERE a few weeks ago (I was out of town!). No fear. LA Weekly has a great slideshow of the festivities. Enjoy all the Cosplay, Steampunk, Marie Anoinetters with powdered wigs and Amstel Lights! HERE.
Krug Champagne hosted the Visionaire 55: Surprise party at the Raleigh Hotel. At the entrance of the event guests were greeted by half naked models holding artist designed pop up books. The issue was a boxed set of hardcover pop ups by Mario Testino, Gareth Pugh, Andreas Gursky, Steven Meisel, Sophie Calle, and Yayoi Kusama among others. More after the jump...
Accessories designer Natalia Brilli tightly wraps objects in black lambskin. From shellfish, to skateboards the Belgian-born designer has chosen a wide range of materials and given each an identical treatment. Here at Art Basel, she created a large scale installation for at Alchemist which involved applying her typical treatment to a rock band of skeletons replete with amp, guitar, drumset, and microphone. The incredible and time consuming detail that was required to envelope each and every bone individually is simply mesmerizing. After it's time in Miami the band will be making tour stops at Barney's New York, Park in Vienna, and Reborn in Montreal.
For over a decade, Reggie Cameron has worked behind the scenes as a publicist and marketing executive for mass market retailers, chic boutiques, and clothing lines producing fashion shows and working as a celebrity stylist.
Jumping to the other side of the press release, he provides commentary and coverage with an insider's edge.
His goal is to share with you his adventures in Vanityhood and abroad by servicing our mutual need for outlandish launches, regrettable red carpet garb, and always...wardrobe malfunctions!