As the Malaysia-International Fashion Week 2010 begins, let’s check out the highlights from the recent China Fashion Week.
COUNTRY singer LeAnn Rimes was recently featured on the cover of Shape, and it would have gone by unnoticed if not for the furore over it.
Some readers who had a “problem” with the magazine featuring LeAnn on its cover (for the third time), wrote in stating their disappointment, even calling it “a big mistake”.
You see, not many people like LeAnn since she hooked up with actor Eddie Cibrian last year. The couple were both married to other people when they fell in love while filming Northern Lights together.
It also doesn’t help that Eddie’s ex-wife talks trash about LeAnn and claims that the singer now tries to mother the two children the Cibrians had. Oh, and LeAnn’s exhusband had also gone on Twitter to call her a cheat and a homewrecker. Ouch.
So yeah, not many people like LeAnn (though she does have the voice of an angel, I must say).
The readers who sent in their complaints in turn received an e-mail (made public by one of the recipients) from Shape’s editorat-large Valerie Latona. She said:
“You are all in good company... as you all agree Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover.”
Now, all these goings-on would still be under the radar, if it were not for one of the readers maliciously twisting the content of the e-mail. Soon enough, gossip blogs started writing about how the editor is personally apologising for featuring a husband-stealer on the cover and admitting that it was a terrible mistake.
If only one had bothered to read the email carefully, they would have realised that Valerie was not calling the cover a terrible
THERE’S something about China’s fashion scene that is so interesting. It is not quite as edgy as Japanese fashion, though certainly as thriving. That said, Chinese fashion is not exactly what one would consider “conservative” either.
Last week at the China Fashion Week in Beijing, local designers took to the stage to showcase their brand new pieces for the spring/ summer 2011 collection. Their structured, assymetrical and bold designs were the talk of the global fashion town.
Feathers and ruffles were all around, while hemlines ran from micro-mini to floorlength maxi. Muted colours like grey, navy blue, beige and even white took centre stage, with hints of bright red and yellow popping up at least once in each collection.
If you’re already stocking up your wardrobe for next year, be sure you have some of these, too:
Embrace the future
A futuristic-looking jacket that is similar to designer Qi Gang’s design is a great piece to own. It is edgy, and can be seen as casualwear or formal when paired with the right shirt and pants. It cinches at the waist perfectly, creating a slimmer look.
Business and party
This flirty dress is part of designer Jason Wood’s jeanswear mistake, but acknowledging that some readers thought it was.
In fact, in the rest of the e-mail (which only some blogs bothered to feature) Valerie said:
“Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal, but to show how we all are human. And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment. But it did not collection, but you can’t really tell that the whole thing is made from denim what with its flowy skirt moving about so smoothly.
Wearing denim from head to toe is not a good idea, but if you have anything that looks like this, then go for it.
Every decade, the outfits with the big photographed faces on them come back, each time giving off a different vibe through re-worked designs. Designers and siblings Wu Xuewei and Wu Xuekai have put multiple pictures on their multi-tiered dress, which is pretty funky if worn to the right event.
However, what’s great about this outift are those metallic “claw-shaped”
Vamp it up
I really adore the
SCFashion’s upcoming collection by Qi Gang. This long black vest with feathers on the lapels, covers a skimpy red mini just perfectly. It’s a very sexy look, especially if you complete it with red fingerless gloves! her awful movies.
Years ago, in an interview on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah asked Jennifer if she was happily married to dancer Cris Judd. Jennifer replied, “Yes.” A week after taping the show, guess what? Jennifer filed for divorce! She then hooked up with Ben Affleck, whom she worked closely with on Jersey Girl (or was it Gigli? Does it matter? They were both horrible movies) and ended up getting engaged to him. But yeah, like you already know, that didn’t work out and now she’s married to Marc Anthony.
Jennifer has a new American Idol gig and is in talks of producing a sitcom (or some other show) in which she’ll be acting. Yeay, I’m excited (note sarcasm).
It seems that there’s no slowing down this mother-of-two.
Well, if Jennifer was given the chance to straighten her messy love life and start over, then I guess LeAnn also deserves a break. Now if only people would stop bugging her. Sharm says: Move on people. Everyone else has.
Simple? Yes. Fabulous? Definitely. You don’t have to be loud and flamboyant to be considered fashionable – a simple look like this one by Eachway Zhao Huizhou will do the trick.
The see-through blouse is embellished with silk taffeta patches, while the pleated shorts come with a band that’s wide enough to hide holiday bulges. It’s an elegant look to experiment with at late afternoon parties or just a casual get-together among friends. q For more impressive designs from China Fashion Week, head to blog.rage.com.my. Calling Angelina a homewrecker and hating her is so last season, and now people seem to have forgotten that Brad was once married to the Friends star. But if you think that LeAnn should be hated for being a cheater, then why is the world not hung up on Jennifer Lopez, who cheated on her second husband with Ben Affleck? People still adore her and buy her perfumes and watch