Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
As faithful TMM readers know, I LOVE me some Lenny. So I’m pretty stoked about his documentary "Looking Back on Love," which was released on iTunes Jan. 29.
The doc follows the recording process for “Black and White America” −his most personal album to date− in the Bahamas and features interviews with Lenny about his family and personal life.
"It’s about what I grew up in, what I know, what I feel comfortable in, the juxtaposition between the two," he told Rolling Stone. “It’s also where we are today.”
Kravitz also reflects on his parents, Sy Kravitz and “The Jeffersons” actress Roxie Roker.
"They went through a lot to be together."
I saw "Versailles ‘73: American Runway Revolution" over the weekend and it’s still on my mind.
The documentary chronicles a runway battle of sorts between five French designers and five American designers in November 1973. Conceived as a fundraiser for the restoration of the Palace of Versailles, the fashion show pitted the French haute couture establishment against scrappy American sportswear designers, and ultimately changed the course of fashion history.
It’s a fantastic documentary −dishy and entertaining− and I highly recommend it.
Wow. This trailer for “Miss Representation” blew me away.
The documentary exposes how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Basically, the film asserts that the media’s limited portrayal of women ultimately makes it difficult for us to achieve leadership positions and feel empowered.
You can learn more about the film at MissRepresentation.org.
Also, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio is hosting a screening tomorrow, Nov. 28, and I’d love to see my local followers there!
Buy those tickets already!
I have to see this. So much respect for Diana Vreeland. A fashion industry legend.
When I heard that MTV is resurrecting “House of Style,” I gasped.
Not even kidding.
The only downside is they’ve already hired a host. MTV, how could you have overlooked me?!
Kidding. Kind of.
The new episodes will air on MTV’s Style blog beginning Oct. 9. In the meantime, you can browse an archive of the show’s 12 seasons. How sweet is that?!
AND you can take a sneak peek at the soon-to-be-released documentary about “House of Style” right here.
Over the weekend, I got a chance to watch “J.Crew and the Man Who Dressed America,” a CNBC documentary, and I really liked it.
The subject is J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler. If you’re into fashion or retail or marketing or corporate rockstars, you should definitely check it out.
One tidbit that grabbed me: A longtime customer emailed a complaint to J.Crew (addressed to Drexler) about a jacket that was only offered in small sizes. And within 20 minutes of hitting “send,” Drexler called her personally.
And the jacket was available in more sizes the next season.