Sunday, December 7, 2008

Romeo and Coco

I always look forward to the December issue of Vogue because they usually include a fairy tale editorial (ie. Alice in Wonderland) filled with beautiful costumes, a large cast that includes actors or designers, and a romantic setting. This year they went with Romeo and Juliet, starring model Coco Rocha as Juliet and dancer Roberto Bolle as Romeo. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the photos are very romantic with soft lighting, thick tapestries, draped flowers, haunting stone sets and gorgeous long gowns by Christian Lacroix, Nina Ricci, Alexander McQueen and Vera Wang. Actors John Lithgow and Estelle Parsons play Friar Laurence and the Nurse, respectivelly.

I love Coco's expressions; this woman should be an actress. You can see the angst, the longing, the passion and the pain on her face. She makes me want to fall in love with someone forbidden.

Prince: A glooming peace this morning with it brings,/The sun for sorrow will not show his head./Go hence to have more talk of these sad things;/Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:/For never was there a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo. (Act V, Sc. 3)

(Photos: Vogue)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Obsessed with Boyd

Boyd Holbrook is a model who made his acting debut in Milk. I'm usually not into blondes but I think I can make an exception this time. I don't know what it is, maybe it's a phase, but I am finding myself attracted to men who look really young (ahem, Rob Pattinson) although Boyd is actually three years older than me.
A little info on Boyd:
- Discovered while working as a carpenter at a theater
- Signed with Wilhelmina Models
- Steven Klein photographed him in his first campaign, for Bill Blass
- Walked for Calvin Klein, Dior Homme, Burberry, Fendi, Gucci, D&G and Helmut Lang and lots more
- Has appeared in V, Numéro, Details, GQ, i-D and many more mags
- Appeared in the now-iconic W editorial titled “Asexual Revolution,” photographed by Steven Meisel
- Quoted as saying “I still don't believe that I am a ‘model’…. Hopefully just a person that people enjoy being around.”

What I know is that he is undeniably hot and I'll be looking for him on the runways at the men's show for the F/W 09 season. Yum!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thank. God.

Fashionista is reporting that the Rachel Zoe Project is coming out with a Season 2 starting mid-next year.
Now I want to know when Season 1 is coming out on DVD.

The L.A. Times says:

I die. I die. Our favorite fashionista is coming back.

Bravo tells us exclusively that the network has ordered up a second season of "The Rachel Zoe Project," the behind-the-scenes reality show following Zoe as she styles celebs, keeps the peace between her feuding assistants and goes on mad vintage-store shopping sprees.

Production has not yet begun, but expect new episodes of "Rachel Zoe," produced by Original Media, to air in mid-2009.

No word yet on whether on-and-off-again rivals Brad and Taylor will be back, but as of October, when I last spoke to Zoe, both were still happily employed.

At the time, Zoe thought Taylor was getting "a bad rap" from viewers, who took issue with Taylor talking back to the boss lady. "Taylor's tough, she keeps me focused. She's there to tell me no, because I'm really bad at saying no," Zoe said. "But I need her to do that. I'd be lost without her."

Bravo also will be unveiling several new series on Thursday.

Now all the network needs to do is tell us when "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" comes back and my Christmas wish list will be complete. And that would be, as Zoe might say, "bananas amazing."

I can't wait to see Taylor and Brad duking it out over nipple covers and garment bags. And will Rachel hire a third assistant like she promised Taylor? Will Rodger be able to pay off all of Rachel's debt? I need these questions answered!