Earlier this week, I met up with many of the editors and publishers from our 43 sister ELLE publications from around the world. The conference was held in Versailles—which meant I got to indulge in croissants and take in the Joana Vasconcelos Versailles exhibition at the Palace of Versailles. My favourite piece was the giant pair of stainless steel stilettos made from saucepans that were set up in the Hall of Mirrors. The Portuguese sculptor said the piece—which is called Marilyn in honour of Ms. Monroe—captured the “collision of great style and everyday life.”
The ELLE conference offered up its own collision of great style with editors from around the globe. Like any family reunion, you see that you share a common DNA, but each member of a tribe expresses it differently.
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Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise today after almost six years of marriage. Word is, she’s filing for sole custody of Suri. Spin doctors, start your engines. [CNN]
Everyone is being mean to Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field over her comments before the screening of Bob Fosse’s film Sweet Charity at the W in Manhattan. It all started when Isaac Mizrahi, who curated the evening, said that New York City “has inspired everything I’ve ever done. The idea of something raw and ugly next to something really polished and beautiful.” Derek Blasberg, who was a panelist, agreed. “Gritty glamour,” he said. That’s when the Pat Field, in the peanut gallery, chimed in. “It’s nothing new, you know!” She shouted from the audience. “Gritty glamour was in the 1940s in the war, it was in the depression!” Later, when Mizrahi mentioned he had seen some nude scenes in films when he was a child, and it was too young for it to be appropriate, Field shouted “Me too! My parents too! It was no big deal. Life!” Here’s the thing: Pat Field is an icon and a national treasure. Once I went to her house and we talked about periods and it was awesome. [Page Six]
Verdict: Vigorous clapping interspersed with loud heckling.
Now, in news so crazy that it absolutely has to be true: Madonna is concerned that her DNA could be left behind in dressing rooms so she employs a “sterilization team” to carefully remove all DNA traces. Alvaros Ramos, her Portuguese tour promoter, told the press: “We have to take extreme care, like I have never seen for any other artist. We cannot even look at the dressing room after it is ready, or even open the door. We can only enter after her sterilization team has left the room. There will not be any traces of Madonna’s DNA, any hair or anything….In the end it is all to protect her and make her feel comfortable.” Okay then. [Vanity Fair]
Verdict: One single Madonna tear that drips off the chin and is promptly vacuumed up by someone in a Haz-Mat suit.
Elle Macpherson is out as the host of the weirdest reality TV show of all time, Fashion Star. The leggy supe will stay on as executive producer, and is also apparently developing a new show called “Goddess with Guts.” (Someone’s read 50 Shades of Grey!) Meanwhile, H&M has severed ties with Fashion Star (they must have read the reviews) but Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos are staying on as judges. [Us Weekly]
Verdict: One inner goddess clapping politely.
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Photography by Savo Sok.
Sonia Boskov, snapped in Toronto
Day job: Student
Wearing: Zara blouse, Zara shoes, Vintage bag from London, Vintage skirt from France
Style inspiration: Travel, magazines, movies, celebrities and street style.
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