One of your bunny's favorite model agencies, Paul Rowland's Women, and possibly the coolest fashion graphics/visual arts/product design company, Silvia Salvador and Nando Cornejo's poti poti, have both shouted out bunny BISOUS!
Women (coupled with super-artsy sister agency Supreme) boast some of my ab faves -- including Alice Gibb, Alison Nix, Alyona Osmanova, Behati Prinsloo, Bruna Tenorio, Carmen Kass, Emily Fox, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Heloise Guerin, Inguna Butane, Jourdan Dunn, Julia Dunstall, Kasia Struss, Laragh McCann, Lovisa Ingman, Mariacarla Boscono, Masha Tyelna, Suvi Koponen, Toni Garrn, and Vlada Rosylakova -- as well as mes amies Cecilia Mendez, Heather Marks, Johanna Strickland, Melody Woodin, Sofi Berelidze, and Zuzanna Krzatala!
Alexis Mabille's fleeting frivolity is enough to make any bunny hop for joy!
Your bunny is in good company, too; Karl Lagerfeld, John Galliano, and Hedi Slimane are all devotees to his bowtie accessories line, "Treizeor" and his whimsical unisex fashion line, "Impasse 13".
Haute couture may connote a certain inaccessible air, however Mabille's comely creations have popped up all around the interweb -- and quite reasonably, at that (for couture of course). Some favorites:
The zany soprano Princess Calixta Biron von Curland rather humorously opened Mabille's show with a fiery aria comprised of haphazard German prose and facetious Jeff Koons passages. The audience's reaction is devilishly priceless [video below].
Alexis Mabille, January 2008 Paris Haute Couture Week:
Alexis manifests his engaging quirkiness in a recent interview with Hint Magazine. Some of your bunny's choice highlights:
Hint Magazine: What was your earliest fashion moment?
Alexis Mabille: "As a child I loved to make costumes for myself. I couldn't stop sewing old fabrics together and getting into mischief to pull my ideas off."
HM: And your first encounter with a bow tie?
AM: "My grandfather, who was a country doctor. He wore a bow tie everyday."
HM: What are your obsessions?
AM: "Bows, elegance, how to play with people's moods, how to create beauty—or not. The line between the two is very thin."
HM: What does unisex mean to you?
AM: "For me, unisex means clothing for both boys and girls, but not just androgynous. It's simply the fact that the cut and the fit of my clothes works for both. But a man stays masculine, if he wants to, and girls can be boyish or feminine. It's all frivolité!"
HM: What is your biggest weakness?
HM: Describe one indispensable person in your life and work.
AM: "My friend and confidante Katell Le Bourhis. She worked with Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan [Museum]. She's fun, eccentric and very chic à mourir—and also a little girl. She's like 'Eloise in Paris' or the famous 'Madeleine.'"
HM: What makes your head turn?
AM: "A good champagne in good quantities."
HM: What is your favorite possession?
AM: "My 18th-century bed, which looks like a meringue cake."
HM: And your philosophy?
AM: "To be a little inappropriate."
& bows too!
Just a few more weeks until your bunny will be jetting to Couture Week in Paris for Paper Magazine! Stay tuned for all the mayhem...
While hardly as thrilling as the magical shopping paradise that is Opening Ceremony/Acne Studios, the thoughtfully curated internet boutique La Garçonne -- which carries several overlapping lines as Opening Ceremony including Acne, H Chalayan, Alexander Wang, United Bamboo, B Store, Vena Cava, F Troupe, Grey Ant, Wayne, and Rachel Comey -- is currently in the midst of an online sale!
Your bunny loves wading through theColette website -- whether for the killer music, mischievous little ro(sie)bots, or super fun, well-edited medley of merch -- it's practically a daily ritual!
While the cooler-than-thou Parisian boutique does peddle a portion of their streetwear department online, the site tends to veer more towards the limited-edition tchotchke persuasion and offers very few of their sought-after designer duds.
Bump that! Rumor has it that the entire contents of Colette's Fafi-etched bricks and mortar venue will soon arrive sur l'Internet! Their complete Sarah-approved inventory will be uploaded online whilst the store is revamped this summer.
In the meantime, be sure to snatch up a Trousselier purple rabbit before they hop away! Portions of your purchase will benefit World AIDS Orphans Day by providing FXB [Association François-Xavier Bagnoud] the means necessary to build 20 new "Village Modèles" before the end of 2009.
Why a purple rabbit, you ask? When FXB chair Doctor James Oleske -- a personable clinician and one of the first researchers to ascertain that HIV was transmittable from mother-to-child -- was asked by a little boy if he would look after his toy bunny, Dr. Oleske kindheartedly obliged.
The illustrious purple rabbit has inhabited the doctor's pocket ever since, cheering up sick children as their bright-eyed and bushy-tailed buddy. A limited edition of purple rabbits were recreated to commemorate World Orphans Day and are procurable at Colette, rue Saint-Honoré.
Available as either a brooch or stuffed toy in purple, mauve, or burgundy.
Jil Sander's Spring 2008 season was a transparent adventure of gravity-defying modernity. Designer Raf Simons' light, minimal cutting served as the perfect stage for his superbly bold silhouettes and colors.
Post-pancake perusing of Pixie Market on a lazy Sunday afternoon pretty much likens to nirvana in your bunny's book. Their super comfy, unaffected stock (courtesy of a thriving throng of talented bar under-the-radar designers) is fairly affordable and definitely not lacking in the panache department.
Pixie Market's Lower East Side and LA locales have a palpable Portobello Road vibe and indubitably warrant a once-over. Plus their NYC outpost is just a hop away from the best vegan cupcakes known to bunnykind: Babycakes!
What's more, Pixie Market now conducts e-commerce: Pixie Market Online. So there is truly no excuse not to snuggle up in their ultra-cozy, quintessentially Sunday togs.
Wilster royal blue silk jumpsuit:
By Zoe geometric print short playsuit:
Bo van Melskens sateen flower slim dress:
Brands carried include:
Adeline Cacheux, Alisha Levine, AM Eyewear, Angel Jackson, Beyond the Valley, Bo van Melskens, Buddhist Punk, Circus & Co., Daydream Nation, Eairth, Eugenia Kim, Farahbella, Interlud, Iosselliani, Joline Jolink, Laura Dawson, Margo London, Maria Bonita Extra, Martin Lamothe, Maud, Min Young Lee, Natalie Encarnita, Rabbit On the Run, Richard Ruiz, Rodebjer, Rojas, Steven Shein, Stylein, Supersocial, Wonder Twins, WPQ
Refinery 29, the online indie fashion mecca, recently sat down with bunny favorite SUPERIEK!
Highlights from their interview with the Dutch supermodel:
Refinery 29: You definitely seem to have lots of fun getting dressed. How would you describe your style?
Iekeliene Strange: "It's a big mix of things. I don't take things too seriously and wish people could have more fun with how they dress. I like to get into a different character every day…it's fun to play around. I have a 2-bedroom apartment in London with my boyfriend, and one of the bedrooms is just considered my wardrobe! It's covered in sequins, tutus, catsuits, and colors everywhere you look. I love to make people smile when I walk down the street."
R29: Who are your biggest fashion inspirations?
Iek: "To be honest, I find my friends the most inspiring. I have a lot of very unique people around me who have their own character and don't get affected by their surroundings."
R29: Tell us some of your style constants…the things you turn to everyday…
Iek: "I wear a lot of hairpieces, like hats, headbands, tiaras. I also have an obsession with anything sparkly! Of course, my big frames keep popping back on my nose, as well. I think Berlin is probably one of the best cities for vintage shopping now. There are some great markets there where people still sell all their junk for very little money."
R29: You've been shooting a lot of your own stuff backstage. When did you start getting interested in photography?
Iek: "I've been into photography since I was young. I used to run after my sister when I was 15 with a little camera telling her to pose everywhere for me. When I was 17, I moved to London to study photography, but since London is very expensive I couldn't afford to do a full-time study. So, when I got scouted to do modeling it seemed like a good way to create some financial stability."
R21: Did the whole backstage world prompt you to start shooting more?
Iek: "It mostly started as a way to entertain myself while waiting backstage. I want to focus more on documentary photography, so I thought it would be a nice project to document the backstage fashion world as I have such an original perspective on it."
R29: Like how?
Iek: "Everything is always so rushed and dramatic running around from show to show, and I try to convey this in my photographs. It's great to see all the different creations designers come up with…especially once you get to Paris and you get designers like Galliano, McQueen, Rick Owens, you see so many inspiring looks."
R29: Which shows generally offer the best experience, backstage or otherwise?
Iek: "Galliano and Dior are always the best ones…the makeup and hair are always extraordinary."
R29: Beyond fashion, what are some other things or people you love to shoot?
Iek: "I want to become a photojournalist and mostly focus on travel stories and documentary style, more cultural subjects and people. There's so many interesting countries and cultures to document I find it really inspiring. Even in Europe every country is so diverse with its own history, architecture, culture, and people. There are so many places to visit! I'm planning a trip to the Ukraine in July to a tiny village in the middle of nowhere to document the people that live there and will also travel around the north of Scandinavia to take photos of the beautiful landscapes."
R29: What photographers inspire you most?
Iek: "A lot of the magnum photographers—some of them have delivered extraordinary work, and I think it takes a lot of courage to take some of the photos they've taken. Right now, I'm reading these travel stories of a documentary photographer called Nick Danziger who shot a lot in Afghanistan in '89 and was one of the last photographers left documenting the war there at the time. The stories he writes are amazing and inspiring…I feel like I can't wait until I have more time to travel!"
For more fairies and monsters and pancakes and such: Iek photos!
Mulberry is taking a cue from the Comme des Garçons guerilla manual and opening their first pop-up shop!
The brilliantly British accessories cult will be blessing East Hampton, NY for the summer season with their complete collection of men's and women's merch: including their Cutler and Gross sunglasses collab and über recherché t-shirts adorned with Julie Verhoeven's illustrations.
The fleeting boutique will open its doors on 48 Main Street on May 24. Bunny hop on over sooner than later; like all wonderful summer flings they'll be packing ship in early fall... but the firm professes they'd like to remain friends!