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10 Best Dressed

Special Edition: Best Dressed of the Year

Edited by Alexandra Kotur

Whether it’s sleek chic or cyberfantasy, silver-screen Hollywood glamour or Holly Woodlawn camp, whether it’s East End edge or East Egg flapper dazzle, from head (artful marcel waves, tumbled-out-of-bed tousle, or candy-floss high-rise) to toe (ballet slippers with dirndls or platforms with ball gowns), the ten individualists whom Vogue celebrates as the Best Dressed of 2010 are gamely rewriting the rules. Or rather, showing us all that there are no rules beyond staying true to oneself.

Ten Best Dressed — Blake Lively
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Conde Nast

Who:

Blake Lively

What:

The Bombshell

Where:

2010 Fashion’s Night Out: The Show

When:

September 7, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Marion Cottillard
Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Who:

Marion Cottillard

What:

Screen Siren

Where:

2010 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

When:

April 13, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Michelle Obama
Photo: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images

Who:

Michelle Obama

What:

The Independent

Where:

Benito Juarez International Airport

When:

April 13, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Jessica Biel
Photo: Trago/FilmMagic

Who:

Jessica Biel

What:

American Beauty

Where:

2010 photocall for The A-Team

When:

June 14, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Alexa Chung
Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage

Who:

Alexa Chung

What:

Street Cool

Where:

2009 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

When:

May 3, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Sarah Jessica Parker
Photo: Ron Galella/WireImage

Who:

Sarah Jessica Parker

What:

Haute Bohemian

Where:

2010 Costume Institute Gala Benefit

When:

May 3, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Liya Kebede
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Who:

Liya Kebede

What:

Conscious Chic

Where:

2010 Cannes Film Festival

When:

May 13, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Carey Mulligan
Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Who:

Carey Mulligan

What:

Free Spirit

Where:

2010 Toronto International Film Festival

When:

January 27, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Shala Monroque
Photo: Eric Ryan/Getty Images

Who:

Shala Monroque

What:

Neo-Classicist

Where:

2010 Valentino Spring 2011 show

When:

January 27, 2010

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Ten Best Dressed — Lady Gaga

Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for MAC Cosmetics

Who:

Lady Gaga

What:

The Visionary

Where:

2010 AMFAR benefit

When:

February 10, 2010

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AWESOME Lady GaGa Worthy Herbivorous Haute Couture Bio-Fashions via [greenopolis]

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Haute Cuisine Meets Haute Couture With Bio-Fashion

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Crane sees the future of fashion as a time when materials and resources could be severely restricted because of their environmental impact, and she hopes edible clothing will provide an alternative.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress aside, for many of us, the idea of wearable food peaked with edible panties.  But, if you understand how intrinsically wasteful the fashion industry is, and you could have a dress that used fewer valuable resources to make you look good, would you wear a dress made of Gelatin?

Emily Crane, a student at London’s Kingston University, is betting that you would.

Crane sees the future of fashion as a time when materials and resources could be severely restricted because of their environmental impact, and she hopes edible clothing will provide an alternative.

Crane calls her creations Micro-Nutrient Couture, a blending of shelf-staples, chemistry and imagination, cooked up in her London kitchen.

“I experiment with materials that occur naturally when cooked up from edible ingredients,” Crane writes at her web site, “including gelatines, kappa carrageenan, agar-agar sea vegetable, water, natural flavor extracts, glycerine, food coloring and lusters. This is high-tech kitchen couture.”

Crane’s work is an exotic part of Kingston University’s display during London Fashion Week.  And the reviews have been positive. Enough so that Crane envisions a day when each of us can buy a kit to make our own edible outfits at home.

So can we look forward to a day when we’ll attend a dinner party where dessert might be served right off the hostess’ back?  “Why not?”, says Crane.  “Let the banquet begin.”

STEVIEBOI—A Man who makes sunglasses that Bring OUT Your Inner Lady GaGa! via [Trend de La Creme]

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StevieBoi: Seeing Is Believing

Photo: Designer Steven Strawder

For the past two years, indie designer Steven C. Strawder (a.k.a. StevieBoi) has been selling his creations under the name (T0xic) online and in niche boutiques. His latest creations, these Super-Duper-Fly sunglasses, are uniquely on trend (especially with low-visibility sunglasses all the rage on ’09 runways). And at 80% visibility, anyone looking to wow their fashion-forward friends should definitely snag a pair — just don’t wear them while driving on dark country roads. (Sure, they can run up to $60 pair, but nobody ever said making a fashion statement was going to be cheap, right?) See them for yourself at StevieBoi.com.


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Fashion Bloggers To Watch: Our September Picks! via [stylecaster]

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by Michelle Halpern

Take a sartorial cue from some of our favorite online fashion bloggers of the moment. 


From left to right: Stylorectic, Froufrouu, Factory Style, 4th and Bleeker, Le Flassh

With Fashion Week approaching at a terrifying speed, editors the world over are gearing up for yet another test of their endurance, stamina and undying love for fashion – despite everything it puts us through eight weeks out of the year. But this upcoming season of back-to-back shows begs the question – will rising fashion bloggers feel the same pressure to perform? For their sakes, we hope not, but as the trend of seasons past has proven, blogging babes are quickly creeping into frazzled Fashion Week veteran territory. 

We won’t deny it though, we love a blogger just as much as the next, and these five are our favorite gals of the moment. We’d be glad to share a spot with them front row. From Alexandra Spencer of 4th and Bleeker’s model-off-duty style to Dajana of Le Flassh’s laid back Aussie cool.

Stylorectic: The Austria-based blogger behind Stylorectic has a head of two-toned hair to match her Chloe Sevigny meets Lady Gaga meets Alice Dellal style.
Froufrouu: We first fell in love with Nadia when she posted her head to toe outfits to our Daily Mirror section, and have followed her blog religiously ever since. While always chic and elegant with that European infused je ne sais quoi, Nadia’s wares are often a surprising mix of finds from places like H&M, vintage stores and ebay rather than big name designers.
4th and Bleeker: Maybe it’s the fact that Alexandra Spencer actually DIYed her very own pair of “Penny Lane pants” or perhaps it’s that she’s so gorgeous clothes can’t help but look good on her – but the stylish 21-year-old behind 4th and Bleeker is the shit. Period.
Le Flassh: At first glance, you might be fooled into pinning Dajana of Le Flassh as a laidback cool Cali girl, but alas – stylish Aussie’s are everywhere these days, and we’re always pleasantly surprised by their presence. Dajana’s ability to be a style chameleon makes her blog especially inspirational for girls who like to dress to their mood.
Factory Style: Italians are just born with it so it seems, and Valentina from Factory Style is no exception. Hailing from Vercelli, Italy, she’s not afraid to mix it up with an eclectic downtown vibe one day and a more classic look the next.


Lady Gaga’s Birkin Bags Are Cooler Than Yours via [Styleite, ThatVice, and Fashionista]

The fashion world just had a heart attack—again. It wasn’t enough for
Lady Gaga to stop hearts when she scribbled on her white Hermès Birkin
with a black marker. This time, the pop singer has been photographed
toting around a haphazardly studded Birkin. In an industry where the
Birkin is worshipped and the five-figure bags often have a waitlist,
this is tantamount to sacrilege. Source 

We suppose if you’re Lady Gaga, just owning an Hermes
Birkin
bag isn’t interesting enough — you have to do crrrraaaaazy
things like doodle
on it
or, we don’t know, attack it with a nail gun.

While last time she customized her Birkin we wondered
if Gaga meant it as some sort of commentary on the superficiality and
impermanence of fashion, but this time around we think she did it just
because it looks cool. Good for her.

Say it ain’t so. On a recent trip to
Tokyo, always one to raise eyebrows, Lady Gaga, took her antics to a
new extreme. The pop star stepped out in an Hermes Birkin bag, you know
— the $5,000 purse with a mile-long waiting list – that she had
scribbled all over with a black marker. The writings read “I love small
monster, Tokyo love.” Background – Gaga refers to her fans as
“monsters.” We’re wondering if there’s more to the antic than meets the
eye – perhaps a statement on how ludicrous the fashion industry is?

Terence Koh Defaced Lady Gaga’s Birkin


These pictures, “courtesy of
Terence Koh,” show the artist going to town on Lady Gaga’s white
Birkin last week. Whether the initial scribbles came from Gaga or Koh we’re not
sure, but he managed to cover the rest of the bag with Japanese
characters. It should be noted, however, that his own remained
pristine. Another shot, after the jump.




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Fashion Designer Spotlight: Mark Fast, The Knitwear King via [worshipworthy]

Mark Fast has been one of my favorite newer designers for the past
couple of seasons. Having just graduated Central Saint Martins in 2008,
the Canadian-born knitwear designer has been a rising star in London.
Unbeknownstly but cleverly so, he stirred up a bit of controversy when
he decided to use plus-sized models in his S/S 2010 runway show.

I was further impressed by him when he declined to lend clothes to
Lady Gaga, his soft-spoken voice stating:

“My work is about a lifestyle. It’s not fast-food fashion. It’s
not about trends, it’s about classic, it’s about the body, it’s about
beauty. Maybe that gets lost in the picture with certain celebrities.”

With no disrespect to the Fame Monster, his clothes truly deserve to
shine for themselves.

For more info, visit <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview
(‘/outbound/www.markfast.net’);” href=”http://www.markfast.net/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Mark Fast

Mark Fast’s new affordable line “Faster” is available at <a onclick=”javascript:pageTracker._trackPageview
(‘/outbound/www.shopcurve.com’);” href=”http://www.shopcurve.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>Curve

And joining in with the rest of my favorite London-based deisgners,
he is the latest one to design his first ever Topshop collection, which
comes out in April/May. Can’t wait!

-Sophie



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