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March 9, 2011 2:09 am · Posted by CAMartinsky

Hey kids,

I have decided to move from the OnSugar network. I love it dearly but have been thinking for some time now that I wanted a new network with other features, so for now at least I'm off to wordpress. I hope you follow me there http://cmartinsky.wordpress.com/ and we can continue to carry on our fashion chats.



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First Looks of Dior Fall 2011

March 4, 2011 1:43 pm · Posted by CAMartinsky

Dior's autumn/winter 2011 collection showed today, sans John Galliano. The clothes are absolutely beautiful, whimsical, bold and make me wish spring was here now. However, that seems to be overshadowed. With the firing and absence of Galliano, many are describing the show and day as "sad" and "somber". I say let's get serious people. Yes, it is an unfortunate event, but there are far more serious things going on in the world. When it comes down to it, they are just clothes (can't believe I said that). The show will go on. CEO Sidney Toledano made a speech prior to the show, which is present below;

"Ladies and Gentlemen,

Since its founding by Monsieur Dior, the House of Christian Dior has lived an extraordinary and wonderful story and has had the honor of embodying France’s image, and it’s values, all around the world.

What has happened over the last week has been a terrible and wrenching ordeal for us all.

It has been deeply painful to see the Dior name associated with the disgraceful statements attributed to its designer, however brilliant he may be.

Such statements are intolerable because of our collective duty to never forget the Holocaust and its victims, and because of the respect for human dignity that is owed to each person and to all peoples.

These statements have deeply shocked and saddened all at Dior who give body and soul to their work, and it is particularly painful that they came from someone so admired for his remarkable creative talent.

So now, more than ever, we must publicly re-commit ourselves to the values of the House of Dior.

Christian Dior founded his House in 1947.

His family had been ruined in the Crash of 1929 and his own beloved sister had been deported to Buchenwald. In the aftermath of the dark years of the war, he sought to free women, to give them back their sparkle and joyfulness.

Christian Dior’s values were those of excellence in all that he undertook, of elegance and of craftsmanship reflecting his unique talent. His mission was not only to make his clients – indeed all women – more beautiful, but also to make them happy, to help them dream. He saw himself as a magician who could give women confidence and make them ever more feminine, more sublime. He believed in the importance of respect and in the capacity of this fundamental value not only to bring out the beauty in women, but also bring out the best in all people.

His values, his genius and his legacy have contributed to enhancing France’s image and culture around the world for more than sixty years.

The values that Monsieur Dior taught us are unchanged today. Those values are carried on by the wonderful and diverse group of people within the House of Dior who devote all their talent and energy to achieving the ultimate in artisanship and femininity, respecting traditional skills and incorporating modern techniques.

The heart of the House of Dior, which beats unseen, is made up of its teams and studios, of its seamstresses and craftsmen, who work hard day after day, never counting the hours, and carrying on the value and the vision of Monsieur Dior.

What you are going to see now is the result of the extraordinary, creative, and marvelous efforts of these loyal, hardworking people.

Thank you."



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Mugler Womenswear Fashion Show

March 4, 2011 1:26 pm · Posted by CAMartinsky

Nichola Formichetti debuted his much anticipated first women's collection for Mugler. Formichetti had some star power for his show, Coco Rocha and muse Lady Gaga. To be honest, I'm still not sure how I feel about the arches on the runway-part of me feels they add to the show, but they're also very distracting and I'm sure they were a pain in the ass to see around if you were in the audience. However, they were a pro for the models, who had to strut in sky-high heels. Gaga gave her all, as always. She showed the models up with her strut in those ankle breakers to her new track, written for the show "Government Hooker", and of course "Born This Way".

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Galliano To Face Prison?

March 2, 2011 3:08 pm · Posted by CAMartinsky

John Galliano has been quiet since his world has been turned upside down due to the anti-Semitic comments made by himself, until today. Galliano issued a statement apologizing to anyone he may have offended;

“Since the events of last Thursday evening I have not been able to make any public comment on what took place based upon advice from my French lawyer. However, given the continuing delays at the French Prosecutor’s Office I should make my position clear.

“I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation.

“A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing. For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me.

“However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people.

“I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light.

“I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people’s understanding and compassion. To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people’s forgiveness.

“I have fought my entire life against prejudice, intolerance and discrimination, having been subjected to it myself. In all my work my inspiration has been to unite people of every race, creed, religion and sexuality by celebrating their cultural and ethnic diversity through fashion. That remains my guiding light.

“Anti-semitism and racism have no part in our society. I unreservedly apologise for my behaviour in causing any offence.” [styleite]

Galliano will (of course) enter rehab (because that's what you do when you screw up in any way these days). The New York Times believes Galliano will check into The Meadows,“a facility in Wickenberg, Arizona, where Elton John and Donatella Versace were treated in recent years.”

Is this enough "punishment" however? Not quite. On top of losing his job, Galliano must face trial for his racist remarks, which will likely take place between April and June, and up to six months in prison plus around $31,000 in fines if convicted.

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Big Paris Fashion Week News!

March 1, 2011 7:07 pm · Posted by CAMartinsky

Breaking fashion news! All you little monsters...

Lady Gaga is walking in the Mugler fashion show!

The mother monster broke the news via twitter:

"I'm making my debut as a runway model, walking in the MUGLER PARIS FASHIONSHOW 3/2. I directed the show music, previewing Government Hooker."

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Galliano's Replacement

March 1, 2011 6:53 pm · Posted by CAMartinsky

So who will replace John Galliano?

Of course there are many speculations at this time, but as of now the frontrunner is Riccardo Tisci.

Tisci is a 36-year-old Italian designer for Givenchy. The man who has to make the decision on who will fill Galliano's shoes is Bernard Arnault, the chief executive of LVMH, which owns Dior. Also thought to be in the running are Marc Jacobs, who designs for Louis Vuitton and Phoebe Philo at Celine, both parts of LVMH. It is thought that Galliano's replacement will come from within the LVMH family, however Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz is another rumored choice.

And the saga continues...

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Springtime For Hitler

March 1, 2011 6:16 pm · Posted by CAMartinsky

On the heels of Natalie Portman's comments of disgust over John Galliano's anti-Semitic tirade, Dior has officially fired Galliano. What it was that did it in the end for Galliano isn't quite clear (probably a mix of everything), but Portman actually threatened to cut ties with Dior if they did not get rid of Galliano. Of course things won't be over and done so easily. Galliano has already filed a defamation suit against his initial accusers, plus there's the questions of people bringing false claims against Galliano, and was Dior in the right to fire him plus a whole pot of other bs. And one has to wonder, what sparked this in the first place. In the video, we see Galliano making his remarks as if he had been set up. What was said or done to make him say these things? I'm not necessarily defending him, but these questions must be addressed.

Despite the release of Galliano, Dior still plans to go ahead with their autumn/winter 2011 RTW show on Friday, as well as its women's wear show on Sunday.

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party

March 1, 2011 1:53 am · Posted by CAMartinsky

I don't know about you guys, but I think some of the fashion at the Vanity Fair after party was better than the fashion we saw at the Oscars red carpet. Of course, there are always exceptions. Rosario Dawson's shiny blue dress, DVF (I'm so sorry..ah I'm so sorry), all of Bieber, Madonna's butt. I'm not sure why Melissa Leo didn't wear the dress she wore to the after party to the show. Still not great, but better than the tragedy she wore to the Oscars. All and all however it seemed to be a nice evening for all, and It's nice to see Lourdes is growing into a beautiful young lady (and left the uni-brow behind).

photos: styleite

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Natalie Portman Expresses Her Disgust Towards John Galliano

March 1, 2011 1:17 am · Posted by CAMartinsky

Following the recent allegations and video of John Galliano making anti-Semitic comments, actress and Dior's Miss Dior Cherie fragrance endorser Natalie Portman issued a statement on her outrage;

“I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano’s comments that surfaced today. In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.” [nytimes]

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The Oscars 2011 Red Carpet

March 1, 2011 12:51 am · Posted by CAMartinsky