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August 30 2014

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4 posts tagged "Phil Oh"

Insta-Gratification: #MFW Edition

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In the age of Instagram, all it takes is a smartphone to achieve a photo finish, be it filtered or #nofilter-ed. That’s why Style.com’s social media editor, Rachel Walgrove, is rounding up our favorite snaps and bringing them into focus. For this very special edition of Insta-Gratification, she’ll be calling out the best shots from #MFW. See below for today’s picks.

Monday, February 24

Giorgio and his Armani army.

Collect them all.

Marni, through Linda Fargo’s lens.

Missoni’s pre-show clique.

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Garage Magazine Takes It To The Street

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Thanks to Suzy Menkes’ recent T magazine article “The Circus of Fashion,” and the mobs of shutterbugs outside the Fall ’13 runway shows, the hysteria that is street-style culture was a hot topic this fashion month. What’s the obsession? How did we get here? And how is it affecting, and indicative of, the state of the fashion industry? In a new film titled Take My Picture, Dasha Zhukova’s Garage magazine examines all this and more. Through footage of the ever-growing sea of bloggers at fashion week, and commentary from the likes of Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Susie Bubble, Phil Oh (who describes street-style snapping as “trench warfare”), and Style.com’s own Tim Blanks, Garage dissects what makes bloggers, and their increasingly wildly dressed subjects, tick. The mini-doc debuts exclusively above, and will be up on GarageMag.com this weekend.

From Montmartre To The Left Bank, Without Leaving The Building

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Here’s a basic rule for family contentment: Don’t play favorites with your kids. So when Japan’s Fast Company—the parent corporation of Uniqlo as well as the French labels Comptoir des Cotonniers (which sells sportswear basics) and Princesse Tam Tam (lingerie)—decided to throw the former a birthday bash, they threw the others into the mix, too. Uniqlo’s first Paris outpost opened a year ago, but lest its sibling brands feel left out, its first birthday party in Paris last night doubled as a 15th anniversary party for Comptoir, and a 25th for Princesse.

In a rambling hôtel particulier, each brand got its own section, decorated like a Parisian neighborhood. For Comptoir des Cotonniers, the main salon was restyled like a Montmartre apartment, where guests—like Becka Diamond, Style Bubble’s Susie Lau, and Street Peeper’s Phil Oh (pictured)—had their pictures taken and turned into real French postcards. (Stampswere provided to send them off.) Next door, Uniqlo held court in a space made up as a Paris loft in the 10th, with a line of carnival-style claw games to grab your prize (in this case, Uniqlo T-shirts, briefs, and badges tucked inside plastic canisters). But the best of all was in the hotel’s tapestry-lined library, where Princesse Tam Tam re-created a Saint-Germain Left Bank pied-à-terre. There, amid piles of PTT undies, artists sat patiently hand-painting names and other little messages for those who were willing to skip the dance floor—where André Saraiva, Irina Lazareanu, and Henry Holland were holding court—to make it to the head of the line.

Photo: Courtesy of Fast Retailing

A Day In The Life Of: Hanneli Mustaparta, Street Style Blogger

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Norwegian model-turned-blogger Hanneli Mustaparta joined the street style gang just over a year ago. But the stylish (and lovely) Mustaparta is in front of the camera as often as she’s behind it. You can read her blog here or here. What’s it like breaking into one of fashion’s new hot jobs? “Fun, but also very hard work,” she says. “I get to meet inspiring people, but I also lug around 20 pounds of equipment in very uncomfortable shoes.” For a more detailed answer, read on. Here’s what Hanneli did yesterday in Paris.

10:05 a.m. My alarm never went off! I remained calm and got ready in 20 minutes. I had planned what to wear before bed: a Rad Hourani leather and chain dress with my croco Acne boots. I had even figured out my hair—a sleek ponytail that required only water, a brush, and tons of hair spray. Sorry, ozone layer.

10:25 a.m. Impossible to get a taxi because of the pouring rain, so I took the Métro. I had packed my boots in my bag and so I could run in my flat silver Steve Madden shoes.

10:40 a.m. Too late for Chanel. I waited under my umbrella in the rain preparing to get some shots after the show. To pass the time, I shot some cute girls waiting outside. A few fans came over and told me how much they love my blog. That made me forget about the rain.

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