MrDebonaire's Blog

Oh So Coco…
September 19, 2009, 6:04 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Love, Models, Profile

Rocha in Milan, shot by Scott Schuman

Hailing from Toronto, my hometown, Coco Rocha is one of the world’s most recognizable faces in the fashion industry. From her infamous Irish dance down Gaultier’s runway in 2007, to opening and closing the Louis Vuitton show, Rocha’s almost overnight success took the fashion world by storm. Ms. Naomi Campbell herself told Coco backstage at the 2006 Anna Sui fashion show that she was “her favourite new model.” Now, if a supermodel tells you this, then you know that you’ve made it.

Rocha wearing Torontonian designer Greta Constantine at LG (Toronto) Fashion Week

Rocha wearing Torontonian designer Greta Constantine at LG (Toronto) Fashion Week


Kate the Great.
September 2, 2009, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Balenciaga, Fashion, Love, Profile

The monochromatic colors, edgy hair, porcelain skin and the plethora of studs and spikes incorporated into each outfit. Kate Lanphear is the style director at US Elle magazine, and she’s a breath of fresh and grungy air — how oxymoronic — compared to other women in the fashion magazine industry. Her look has inspired many outfits for fashionistas all over the world; her incorporation of studs and spikes in every outfit is subdued, yet still makes a statement. Although she was born in the USA, her style is very Parisienne, which I adore.

She’s the epitome of effortless cool, always seeming to pull it all together with the perfect accessories. Chains, studs, and spikes are her favourite things to accessorize with, adding more character to her grungy and rocker-chic look. You would think that the amount of black and grey that she wears would become redundant and boring, but she never fails to impress a crowd.

As Tommy Ton from jak and jil has said before, “Move over, Ms. Moss… there’s a new Kate in town.”


Bon chic, bon genre.
August 8, 2009, 7:11 pm
Filed under: Chanel, Fashion, Hèrmes, Profile

Timeless, iconic, classic. These are some of the many adjectives that describe the Chanel 2.55 and the Hèrmes Birkin. These bags are owned by a few, but lusted after by many. The classicality of the 2.55 and the exclusivity of the Birkin are what make these particular bags so sought after. These bags also have very different characteristics, each with their own story behind them.

The large 2.55 in black caviar leather with gold hardware.
The large 2.55 in black caviar leather with gold hardware.

[img via google]

The Chanel 2.55 has a burgundy lining, which were the same colour as the uniforms of the convent that Coco grew up in, the compartment with the zipper is where Coco reportedly kept her love letters, the chain handles of the bag is the same kind of chain that the caretakers of her convent kept their keys, and the quilted pattern on the bag which uses a running stitch might have been influenced by jockeys’ riding coats, the cushions in her apartment, or the stained-glass windows at the Aubazine, a monastery, most likely where the convent was.

Hèrmes Birkin in black crocodile skin with Palladium hardware encrusted with diamonds. (Wow, that was a mouthful.)

Hèrmes Birkin in black crocodile skin with Palladium hardware encrusted with diamonds. (Wow, that was a mouthful.)

[img via bagsnob]

The Hèrmes Birkin originated from a conversation between Jane Birkin and the CEO of Hèrmes, Jean-Louis Dumas. Birkin discussed with Dumas on a flight from Paris to London, how she was having trouble finding a leather weekend bag. Shortly after this very conversation, the Hèrmes Birkin was born, and one arrived at her doorstep — literally. One was delivered from Hèrmes to her flat with a note attached to it, from Jean-Louis Dumas himself.

These bags have been spotted on celebrities, and sought after by bag aficionados, because of the classicality, iconography, and craftsmanship that are behind the seams.

“How is babby formed?”
July 24, 2009, 6:49 pm
Filed under: Models, Profile

So, for those of you who don’t know what I am referring to in the title — which is probably 99% of you– I am referring to this hilarious video: How is babby formed?

Anyways, it seems that a baby IS the new accessory in the world of modelling. First, it’s Heidi, then Karolina, Adriana, Alessandra, Gisele… the latest model to become a part of this baby boom club is Jourdan Dunn.

[img via teen vogue]

Yes, THE Jourdan Dunn. She’s only 18, and she has accomplished so much; more than what a model would dream about. She was the first black model to walk Prada in over 10 years, Jourdan was featured on the cover of Vogue Italia, which was shot by world-renowned Steven Meisel, and she won Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council… to name a few. On top of all those accomplisments, she can also call herself a mother. Congrats, Jourdan!

“She has a toe-thumb.”
July 14, 2009, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Fashion, Profile

Megan Fox. She oozes sex and Hollywood glamour. If you haven’t heard her name before, I guess you’ve been living in seclusion for quite some time. She has been in the entertainment business for a while — her breakout role being Transformers alongside Shia Labeouf in 2007 — being cast in films and television shows mainly for her sex appeal. But what most of you don’t know, is that she is a former model.

There’s something about this photo that  is highly reminiscent of Twiggy, it might be the wide and dark eyes, the expression on her face, or the hair that is perfectly coiffed. Megan Fox isn’t one that looks like she oozes high fashion, but I can envision this picture being on the pages of Vogue Paris, very parisienne.

Now, if this doesn’t convince you that she was a model, then I guess there’s no hope. The architectural wedges, the tattoos, bold eyebrows, the pose, and the perfect frock all make for a very appealing editorial shot. Very Vogue Nippon.

[all images via Greg Kadel]

I die. Very Emmanuel Alt.

BAMFF: Profile
July 7, 2009, 2:35 am
Filed under: Fashion, Profile

Alright, so amidst all of this summer school work that I have going on, I have decided to put some time aside for myself… who really wants to do math in the summer, right? 

For those of you who don’t know, a BAMF is a bad ass mother fuc– well, you can figure out the rest. It’s an acronym, if you haven’t noticed already. Well, I have come up with my own version, the BAMFF. This stands for the bad ass mother fucking fashionista. No big deal or anything, I just came up with my own acronym. Someone copyright that asap. Anyways, in my opinion, which I know, you value oh so much (not really), the epitome of a BAMFF is Anna Dello Russo, the fashion director at large for Vogue Nippon (Japan). 

Here she is, in all of her glory, decked out in Balmain head to toe. With a killer bod, it’s easier to pull certain articles of clothing off. It’s simple to see why she’s the fashion director at large for Vogue Nippon. 

Nude lace-up Louboutins, a crimson red asymmetrical Lanvin frock that compliments the infamous red sole, and simple accessories that add a personal touch to her outfit. She follows the trends, but in a very subdued way with her own style. Some say that she dresses too young for her age, yet she pulls it off so beautifully. Is that jealousy I hear?

[all images via jak and jill]

In the words of Rachel Zoe, “I. Die.”