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July 31 2014

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54 posts tagged "Leigh Lezark"

blasblog from paris: laser pointers, not a toy

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“Uncross your legs” is a familiar refrain from the photographer’s pit. So no one was surprised when it started up during the wait for the Nina Ricci show yesterday. Then one of the guys pulled out a laser pointer and started flashing people’s feet. Chuckles went up, but as what turned out to be a warm Indian summer afternoon wore on and there were no signs of a start, the charm wore off, especially once the shutterbugs started a countdown. Hilary Alexander of The Daily Telegraph seemed to find it amusing, if no one else did; she yelled “Blast off!” when the count ended. But Leigh Lezark, who had earlier pointed out the value of the pit—what would a review be without the accompanying photos, after all—changed her mind. “Actually, that’s irritating,” she said.

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage

Leigh Lezark Discovers Christian-ity

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Fashion Week notes from the MisShapes DJ and girl-about-town. Look out for more animated opinions in the days ahead.

Leigh Lezark Parties On

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Fashion Week notes from the MisShapes DJ and girl-about-town. Look out for more animated opinions in the days ahead.

lisa marie fernandez, bikini queen

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My reaction to hearing that a cool stylist has whipped up a little collection is the polar opposite to the eye-rolling exasperation triggered by the latest pop tart doing, say, T-shirts. So I was thrilled this week to run into Lisa Marie Fernandez, who told me she has a new line of swimwear. Unwittingly, Fernandez has been researching a bathing suit collection all her life. She’s studied girls on beaches all over the world—Vietnam, Bali, India, St. Bart’s—and claims to be able to pinpoint nationality by bikini alone. Her own closet hold over 300 bikinis, tankinis, maillots, and what have you, ranging from $25 nothings to $700 somethings that naturally don’t get wet. (This is a girl who has her tailor refit her swimwear!) Her collection, however, called Lisa Marie Fernandez, harkens back to the suits she and her business partner/childhood friend Kristi Zoldi wore as girls in the eighties. Crafted from a luxurious neoprene-like material—that’s never been used for swim before—they’re clean-lined, with some styles color-blocked and zippered like scuba suits. It’s a sexy, strong, athletic look that’s very Ursula Andress-as-Bond girl. The different styles are named after friends who would actually wear them, e.g., the KK scuba suit-like halter bikini for surfing Kelly Klein; the Genevieve with a higher-cut bottom preferred by Genevieve Jones; and the Leigh (above), a zippered black bustier bikini loved by Leigh Lezark. Fernandez has been showing them all week to the likes of Barneys and Kirna Zabête. Best of all, these are made to use. “They look better wet,” says Fernandez.

Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Marie Fernandez

the key to ben cho’s collection

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Ben Cho has always been a bit of a fetishist—season to season, he’s threaded everything from zippers and hearts to ropes and lipstick traces into his collections. His fans have come to expect the unexpected. And to be sure, at Cho’s show on Tuesday evening, attendees such as Leigh Lezark, Natasha Lyonne, and Mary-Kate Olsen weren’t exactly batting eyelashes when a group of looks charged down the runway jangling with keys. But still: What gives? Had Cho locked himself out of his apartment some night and seized inspiration from a locksmith? “There were supposed to be more keys!” he complained after the show. “I just liked the way they looked, bright but kind of tarnished. But it turns out that it’s illegal to buy keys in bulk. You have no idea how hard it was to get my hands on just the ones in the show. There was one guy at Home Depot who was like, ‘Hey, give me your cell number and I’ll hook you up.’” At this point Cho rolled his eyes. “I had no idea I was doing something so subversive. But, whatever. If anyone wants to know why I decided to do keys, I guess I’ll just tell them: Because it’s a crime.”

Photo: Marcio Madeira