Coveted Fashion Digest : Fabulous Nobodies

by jennine on June 16, 2009

This week’s fashion digest delves into fashion insanity, WalMart jeans, crocodile dinners and creepy photographers… oh… the photo above, I just put it in because I love balloons worn like regular clothing. Photo via Chinese Vogue & Foto Decadent.

Hermes loves crocs … they love them so much they bought the farm. Ok so I borrowed the tag from Anyway, to keep up with demand for their $48,000 handbags, Hermes has started breeding their own crocodiles, mostly in Australia to make their legendary Birkin bags. Yep… and just so you know, it takes about three to four crocs to make one of those things. They also have to raise the crocs them in separate rooms to prevent them from biting each other. The whole thing just gives me the heebie jeebies… not that I have anything against leather, I mean, I eat meat. But I guess it wasn’t until now that I found out people EAT crocodiles… and the meat is actually low in fat and high in protein. Yeah, thought I’d share that with you. *shudder*

British Vogue says ‘No more size zeros’… Omg, I just about laughed out loud. Editor Alexandra Shulman leaked a strongly worded letter complaining that the new “sample sizes don’t comfortably fit the established star models.” Yet, the whole heroine chic developed during her reign at British Vogue. I don’t know… the whole thing seems to be a farce… the fashion industry seems to be caught up in some kind of Butter Battle Book conflict when it comes to putting healthy looking women in clothes (I’ll do it when ‘they’ do it). In unrelated stands against current fashion trends…personally, I’d like to see someone in fashion take a stand against smoking. That shit is disgusting.

We don’t have to keep it a secret anymore… Cathryn Horn comes out of the closet with her WalMart jeans… oh wait, that’s just like the rest of us.

Fabulous Nobodies … from a book I haven’t read, but love the title… to a movie in the works… it’s about a quirky woman named Reality Nirvana Tuttle who names her frocks and sports a Chanel tattoo (not bad for a character created in the 80’s).

Picture Me Trailer

Picture Me: The darker side of fashion…. a new documentary made by model Sara Ziff has given us a glimpse into the very secretive world of modeling, that with all the money and attention, maybe it’s not the kind of attention a person would really want…

Halfway through the meeting [Sena] Cech is asked to strip. She does as instructed and takes off her clothes. Then the photographer starts undressing as well. “Baby - can you do something a little sexy,” he tells her. The photographer’s assistant, who is watching, eggs her on. What’s supposed to be the casting for a high-end fashion shoot turns into something more like an audition for a top-shelf magazine. It gets really creepy from here… read the story Via The Guardian

Yikes. Visit Picture Me’s myspace page for more clips.

Speaking of creepy photography… Tongue and cheek American Apparel spoof. Who says sharpies aren’t sexy?

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 PAPERFASHION June 16, 2009 at 6:04 am

great post. i’m very excited for the picture me film..
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2 fashionista June 16, 2009 at 6:43 am

Hermes bought a croc farm? The fact that 1 handbag is made from 3 crocodiles is a bit freaky!
I never liked or ever wanted a Birkin and don’t think I ever will!

Also I watched the American Apparel spoof, it was weirdly funny… dental floss is sexy! hahah
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3 jennine June 16, 2009 at 7:01 am

❤ paperfashion, oh meee too! i probably won’t be able to see it in the cinema… so it’ll be a while for me.
❤ fashionista… yah, when you put it that way, the birkin just sounds gross. as for dental floss… sexaaay


4 Maegan June 16, 2009 at 7:12 am

omg the croc farm, are you kidding me? that just sounds cruel …for a bag. I couldn’t do it
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5 Sal June 16, 2009 at 7:51 am

You’re so right about the Butter Battle. Everyone’s talking big, but no one’s acting. Not in any lasting, meaningful way. Bleh.
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6 yulanda June 16, 2009 at 8:37 am

I’ve had crocodile meat before :P
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7 Alicia June 16, 2009 at 9:30 am

The AA spoof is HILARIOUS!!!

The movie looks really interesting, too. Hope I get to see it.
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8 jennine June 16, 2009 at 9:42 am

❤maegan… yeah, and the number of crocs that go into one bag too… just seems extravagant.
❤sal… absolutely, things haven’t changed one bit, in fact i think they have become more extreme.
❤yulanda… what was it like? i’m curious…
❤alicia… :)


9 Wendygital June 16, 2009 at 10:37 am

Everything’s interesting and weird at the same time…
Nice post!
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10 lisa June 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I REALLY want to see Picture Me; the trailer looks fantastic.


11 Sonia Luna June 16, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Fabulous Nobodies made into a movie?!? Can’t wait to see it, I read the book and I loved it … I hope they do it justice!
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12 Cammila June 16, 2009 at 3:56 pm

It gets creepy from there? Yikes! I’m officially creeped out. And totally fascinated. ;)
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13 dreamsequins June 16, 2009 at 5:40 pm

Cathy Horyn wears Walmart jeans? Stop the presses! LOL. The texture of Crocodile has always creeped me out in general. I’d rather carry a faux-stamped Croc. The bumps of Ostrich also creep me out, too, speaking of “exotics.” In any event, I’d never be able to afford one of them exotic Hermes bags, so I just saved at least 3 crocs.
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14 Asiancajuns June 16, 2009 at 7:52 pm

This post is awesome! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the fashion world - taking it so seriously and thinking about what the “next thing” will be. The croc farm really will make me stop and think the next time I want to drool over a Birkin bag. And Picture Me looks really interesting- the modeling world reminds me of the cut-throat world of ballet- heebie jeebies abound.
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15 Christina June 16, 2009 at 9:24 pm

one of the kids at my school did a whole fashion line out of balloons.

just a few pics up here but the collection is amazing!


16 jennine June 17, 2009 at 4:52 am

❤sonia…ooh you read fabulous nobodies? i really want to…
❤ camilla… yeah, that’s not even the most creepy part… i’m so glad i never wanted to be a model…
❤ dreamsequins… awwww… you’re a saver of crocs! yah, i like the stamped kind too, and ostrich gives me goosebumps big time…
❤asian…thank you!
❤christina… my favorite is the balloon skirt…cute!


17 Prêt-à-Porter P June 18, 2009 at 4:14 am

with clothes it’s all about if it fits you it will look great! doesnt matter if you paid $16 for it at walmart or $10,000 for it from balmain! i get more compliments on my f21 stuff than i do my more expensive stuff.
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