After 10 years of being the Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue, one of my favorite people and style icons, Carine Roitfeld, has decided to leave. Stating she has left to pursue “personal projects”, many are still unsure of the real reasons she left. Some are saying it was because she was being influenced by certain designers and brands to feature their collections in the magazine, but that is only speculation.
Carine Roitfled has really shaped what French Vogue is today. Although Paris has always been the fashion capitol of the world, Carine set a whole new tone for fashion with her risqué editorials featuring nudity and models smoking. She basically created the way the world sees France and its powerful influence on fashion. And since becoming Editor-in-Cheif, she has increased the magazines circulation by nearly 45% in the last ten years, even in this horrible economy
Although they are still deciding on who will take her place, it looks like French Vogue’s Fashion Director, Emmanuelle Alt is the runner-up. I find it hard to believe that anyone can truly replace Carine Roitfeld and do what she did to French Vogue.
Read an interview Roitfeld did with WWD about leaving Vogue here.
Although various different posts and topics drive people to Fashionspirations.com, there are a few specific people and subjects I must recognize for giving this website so much traffic.
Since first posting about her, she has continuously been the number 1 read post. Even after leaving The City, people are still interested in who she is and what she’s doing. Read her Style Icon post here.
Ever since the premier of Black Swan, Mila Kunis has been a huge search item for Fashionspirations. Clearly, by all the recognition and popularity she is gaining from Black Swan, this really was a break-through role for her. See her at The Book Of Eli Premier Here.
This Caprica actress is a huge traffic driver ever since I posted about her leopard dress at The Young Hollywood Party.
Provocative Fashion, or some variation of this wording, has also been a huge search item. I guess I can’t be too surprised since I do post a lot of Maxim editorials, along with various lingerie and risqué photo shoots. So thank you, controversial fashion editorials.
Music is always an important aspect of the holiday season. You need music not only for Christmas dinner, but for baking, winter get-togethers, and just relaxing and sipping hot coco on cold winter nights. Here are some of my favorites to listen to for the holidays.
1. Norah Jones
Something about her voice reminds me of New York City during the holidays. Listening to her, I feel like I’m in a small cafe in New York lined with Christmas lights, drinking hot chocolate. Maybe this is because she is often playing in Starbucks… However, her music is also great for dinner parties and small romantic dinners.
My favorite albums of hers are “Feels Like Home” and “Not To Late”. Although, she did win a Grammy in 2003 after producing “Come Away With Me” – which is another great album. Anything by Norah Jones you will love. If you don’t want to purchase her albums just yet, make a play list on Pandora and you will slowly find yourself humming her songs.
2. The Annual Starbucks Christmas CD
Every year, me and my mom make it a point to purchase the Starbucks Christmas CD. From Frank Sinatra to Sarah McLachlan to John Legend to Betty Wright, the Starbucks Christmas CD always has the best mixture of Christmas songs. (Great to play during Christmas dinner).
3. Anything Grey’s
The Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack always has the best songs (not only for the Holidays). Even if you don’t watch the show, you will still love the music. Featured artists include Rilo Kiley, Tegan and Sara, Inara George, Anya Marina, and many other artists you have never heard of before this album but will soon grow to love.
One of my all-time favorite Christmas songs I found through the Grey’s Anatomy Soundtrack: “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” by Sixpence None The Richer. (Yes, the same band who sang “Kiss Me” from “She’s All That”).
Why do I like her so much? Mostly her tattoos + hair.
Erichsen has a total of 16 tattoos. They include “float”, written on the left side of her neck, an upside down triangle on the back of her neck, a circle behind her right ear, a cross on her right earlobe, “Serendipity is Life” written on the back of her upper right arm, a revolver on the inside of her upper left arm, “This Too Shall Pass” written on the inside of her upper right arm, “This World Tonight is Mine” written on her right wrist, “Redemption” written on her upper left forearm, three circles on the inside of her left wrist, a star on her upper left torso (just under her armpit) and a lightning bolt her upper right torso. (Freja Beha Blog)
See all of her tattoos here: Freha Beha Blog
Free People always has great things for every season – bright colored knit bathing suits and fun patterned camis in the summer, leather jackets and henleys for the fall, warm over-sized sweaters and leg warmers in the winter, and comfortable cotton maxi dresses in the spring.
But their winter collection is probably my favorite. From cashmere sweaters rimmed with lace to sparkeling black new years dresses, they always have some piece of clothing I can’t wait to buy. Here are a few of my favorites from this season:
Prairie Sunrise Knit Dress – $128
Lace in Layers Maxi Dress -$ 248
We The Free Graphic Trapeze Top – $198
Military Moments Cardigan – $148
Peekaboo Lace Slip – $88
Graham and Spencer Open Stitch Sweater – $248