Yesterday was a good day in Paris. All of Europe’s major designers converged on the Italian embassy yesterday to raise their glasses in honor of Vogue Italia Editor-in-Chief Franca Sozzani. Among some of the guests included, Haider Ackermann, Karl Lagerfeld, and even Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, who are actually on the prowl for prime real estate in Paris to open the doors to a new Viktor and Rolf store in early 2013. Sozzani has held the reigns of Vogue Italia since 1987 and shows no signs of slowing down. Before the lucheon, Condé Nast International chairman, Jonathan Newhouse anointed Sozzani the “pope of fashion” (what do you guys think?). Later of that night more designers and friends emerged to watch the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy pin the medallion on Sozzani’s black and gold Dolce & Gabbana dress. Congrats Franca!
Top fashion bloggers, Ingrid Go, Daphne Osena-Paez, and Bryan Boy grace the cover of the March 2012 issue of Spark magazine. I really admire these three because they made their own way to the top using a computer and a lot of determination. Its always inspirational to see that it is possible to make it from humble beginnings. These are definitely three bloggers to keep your eye on. So if you happen to be in the Philippines any time soon, make sure you grab a copy of Spark magazine. In the meantime check out some the various shots of the cover and a few previews from the photo shoot.
Of course not! But it is nice to imagine what the fashion icon would look like doing every day “normal people” activities. And that is just what this new issue of French Elle is giving us. Of course only Karl Lagerfeld would be dressed to the tee with his signature sunglasses and white hair just to go grocery shopping, but hey that’s fashion for you. In this issue of French Elle, Lagerfeld is photographed eyeing up the stain removers in the laundry aisle, intensely irriate behind the wheel in a traffic jam, and poring over the daily L’Equipe. This spread in French Elle showcases the couturier’s masstige fashion line Karl. Throughout the transcendent eight-page feature, you will catch the beautiful Saskia de Brauw and Caroline Brasch Nielsen sporting the rock-influenced threads. In the interview that is included with this feature, Lagerfeld gasps at the mass selection of junk food at grocers: “It’s the first time I’ve stepped into a supermarket. It’s crazy — fascinating what one can buy. There’s enough here to easily gain 20 kilos.” In his interview he also let’s us know why its better, and safer, that he has a chauffeur instead of driving himself. “I haven’t driven since I was 18,” he recalls, “and that’s a benefit to society because I ended up in a ditch, without knowing why!” This issue of French Elle hits newstands next Friday.