What was your most fashionable moment of last year? Perhaps Alexander McQueen's death, or Tom Ford stealing, well, every spotlight? For Cathy Horyn, it was seeing Tavi at fashion shows. We're surprised it got the top spot on her list of 10 memorable moments, but it certainly caused a stir.
Horyn says: "I wouldn’t have picked Dior’s January couture collection as a major fashion moment (John Galliano punched an out-of-date ticket for the Gibson Girl), but the scene illustrated the tension between the weird and the wonderful that exists in fashion. Dior held the show in the house, so everything was creamy with intimacy — just what editors love as they plop down next to friends — but it soon registered that Tavi Gevinson, the 13-year-old blogger, was in the front row. Some of the editors really hit her with looks. At the Armani show that night, the stares were openly hostile. It was obvious the older Italian ladies didn’t care to see a child in their midst. And Tavi wore a big bow-shaped hat that pointedly emphasized her juvenile stature. The fact is half the people were still in the dark about what was happening. Blogs? Strange ruminations from a girl’s bedroom in Chicago? They were still politely applauding satin ball gowns that Charles James would have whipped up in his sleep at the Chelsea Hotel."
When I was a child, I was overly serious and thoughtful, a real tomboy, always dressing up as a knight or a pirate or a red Indian. If there is anything you can say about me, it’s that I have not lost the imagination I had when I was 5 years old.
Victoria Beckham's business continues to go from strength to strength. Despite their four figure price tags, the bags instantly sold out on Net-a-Porter. If you want to get your hands on one, the only option is to get your name down on the growing waiting list.
It's clear to see that Julia Restoin-Roitfeld possesses her mother's fashion expertise, now that her self-shot images of her own modelling session with Tom Ford's buzzed-about women's wear collection for V magazine have hit the internet. Since the designs were shown to a select few at New York Fashion Week (with a catwalk show that included "real women" like Beyonce), every editor has been lusting after the collection, but it was Restoin-Roitfeld who snapped herself in custom looks and sat down with the designer himself for an interview.
It probably didn't hurt that the impromptu photographer's mum, Carine Roitfeld, is close with Ford, but the younger Roitfeld has worked with the designer previously, too. She was the face of Ford's 2006 Black Orchid fragrance campaign, and she joined the superstar catwalk group for his fashion-week runway spectacular. You can see more images from the shoot here, and in our opinion, the only thing that could have made it better would have been a Carine cameo.
Myf Shepherd is officially back. After taking a year off to study, the model's agency recently confirmed that she will return to modelling whilst staying in school.
“Myf’s back modelling. She’s continuing on with her studies but she’s very excited to be based in Sydney now and modelling for top end magazines and securing some major Australian campaigns as well," they explained. "She may go back for the [Spring 2011 Couture or Fall 2011] shows, although there are no plans at this stage. But things happen very quickly, there’s a slight chance she may."
The 19 year-old recently spoke to The Daily Telegraph to exaplin her decision to take the year-long hiatus: "I was too young when I started," she said. "I wasn't really ready for how competitive and everything the real world is, so I just needed to take some time to be a regular teenager. Modeling can be really stressful. You have to look after yourself."