Alexandra Richards; Leigh Lezark with Derek Blasberg
Alexandra Richards made her layered look pop with a bright scarf at the Preen show at New York Fashion Week, while Leigh Lezark kept it muted in a grey long-sleeved dress and black tights.
Whose look works better?
Leigh Lezark ditched her signature black for this beautiful purple strapless dress worn with opaque tights at last night's amfAR gala.
What do you think of her look?
You might have noticed there's a recession on. And trying to find ways around customers' penny pinching, luxury labels are trying a method that, frankly, we didn't see coming. Yes, they're asking people what they want. How fresh!
Dolce & Gabbana tried this before their spring shows by posting YouTube videos that asked questions like "Do you prefer black or white?" or "High or low heels?" Simply wait for the comments, and you have a consumer wish list. (Except we have to wonder how many people who can afford Dolce & Gabbana clothes trawl YouTube aimlessly to find video surveys.) Prada, on the other hand, lets shoppers customise quilted jackets, jeans and accessories in its Italian made-to-measure shops.
Then there's Chanel, a brand that calls upon a previously secret club called "friends of Chanel" to help shape design. Who's in the club? Well, not 50 Cent. The list includes the likes of Leigh Lezark, Caroline Sieber and Poppy Delevigne. When she stopped by the last round of Paris shows, Lezark told WWD: "I test out product before it hits stores, and give my opinion and what I love about it." So basically, being a friend of Chanel is like gaining entrance to the best club ever. But somehow, we don't picture anyone doing secret handshakes with Karl Lagerfeld.
Diane Kruger, Leigh Lezark
You'll rarely catch us saying a bad word about anyone, and people like Diane Kruger and Leigh Lezark make it that much easier to keep our mouths in check. This week, the ladies came out to the Four Seasons in New York for a Chanel Fine Jewellery event, Fete d'Hiver.
Whose fashion-forward dress worked better?
Leigh Lezark is fast becoming one of our favourite models and role models, having pretty much single-handedly (well with the help of the other two DJs who make up the MisShapes collective) championed the just-rolled-out-of-bed look. Always one to buck a trend, yet forever gracing 'best-dressed' lists, the DJ come model is known for outspoken, 'tell it how it is' nature, and her latest comments are a good case in point.
At the Gucci Icon-Temporary store opening last Friday, the model commented on the development of different types of role models for the youth of today, saying, "I'm glad that a lot of kids - even now with the magazines that have come out - have something different to look up to. Not a tall five-foot-ten blonde model.....they can also look up to some faggots and a girl. I think it's great because I wish I'd had that, and I never did."
Leigh Lezark; Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood and Leigh Lezark worked their dark looks at the Gucci Icon-Temporary Flash Sneaker Store launch in New York.
Who gets your style vote?
Leigh Lezark went all monochrome on us in this bodysuit at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2010 show during Paris Fashion Week.
What do you think of her look?