The Pretty Young Things


JONAH HILL, PAUL RUDD, SETH ROGEN, and JASON SEGEL, The Pretty Young Things

photographs by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity fair

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Trouble is a friend


Yes it’s one of those times when a song gets stuck to your head and when that happens i listen to it all day long like a zillion times, partly it’s coz of the music or is it the lyrics. The way she goes on and on about him (trouble) is just addictive. It’s just adorable and true…

Trouble he will find you no matter where you go,
No matter if you’re fast, no matter if you’re slow,
The eye of the storm or the cry in the mourn,
You’re fine for a while but you start to lose control

He’s there in the dark, he’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings, he’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine,

Trouble is a friend but trouble is a foe, oh oh
And no matter what I feed him he always seems to grow,
He sees what I see and he knows what I know,
So don’t forget as you ease on down the road

He’s there in the dark, he’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings, he’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine,

So don’t be alarmed if he takes you by the arm
I won’t let him win, but I’m a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine,

Oh how I hate the way he makes me feel
And how I try to make him leave, I try
Oh oh, I try!

He’s there in the dark, he’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings, he’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine,

So don’t be alarmed if he takes you by the arm
I won’t let him win, but I’m a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend, yeah trouble is a friend of mine,

Song by Lenka,

Photograph by : Tania Jain

World Muse


NANCY KWAN

Text Derek Blasberg

Before Hong Kong–born actress Nancy Kwan came along, when Hollywood needed an Asian actor they would often put eye makeup and bronzer on a white one. For proof, look no further than the very Caucasian Mickey Rooney playing Audrey Hepburn’s downstairs neighbor, Mr. Yunioshi, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Kwan’s breakout role as the lead in The World of Suzie Wong was filmed less than two decades after World War II, when anti-Asian sentiment was still high. Even the character seemed taboo for its era: Suzie Wong was a free-spirited Hong Kong prostitute who captivated an artist played by Hollywood’s “Golden Boy” William Holden. The role, heralded by her image as Wong on the cover of a 1960 issue of Life magazine, established Kwan as the first Asian actress in Hollywood. The daughter of Kwan Wing Hong, a Cantonese architect, and Marquita Scott, a Scottish model, Kwan could look either classically Asian or darker-skinned Caucasian; she could conjure up a barefaced California beauty with freckles and a headband, or, with a slap of makeup, a vampy Mod pinup. Perhaps it was this versatility that made her so in-demand. Indeed, the desire to sculpt Kwan’s beauty into something new led to her most iconic look: the asymmetrical bob that Vidal Sassoon made famous was first carved out on Kwan’s sleek locks. After debuting in 1963’s The Wild Affair, it became a staple of that era, and it is still seen today.

Nancy Kwan, 1963
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Disney’s Fashionistas


After the Simpson’s in Bazaar, its now turn for Disney to illustrate fashion designers for Elle Spain April 2010! All those great illustration were drawn by Ulrich Schröder. Here we have the Big bad wolf incognito as Uncle Karl.

Goofy and Mickie as Mr. Dolce and Gabanna, i love how they all are stuck at the mickie prints, right out of their SS2010 collection.

Daisy as Donatella Versace, in all her feminine glory..

Donald a.k.a Jean Paul Gautier in Paris with ratatouille and one of his fabulous creation from SS2010.

Sonia Rykiel with her iconic hair shown as the Lover of Cafe de Flore.

Marc jacobs shown here hyperventilating backstage at the LV show in his sarong and shirt look.

Alber Elbaz at his elegant boutique, though i would have loved had a penguin would have impersonated Mr. Elbaz, preferably Mumbles from happy feet. No offenses but i feel he looks more like a penguin to me than a duck :)

for ex.

And in the end we have Galliano taking a bow, which he is so good at. Didn’t knew Captain hook was a Galliano fan.

Lucite, my love


From Miuccia Prada’s chunky Perspex heels, see-through plastic handbags and brightly coloured, geek chic glasses to the Fendi Lucite clutch. My love for them is as pure as Lucite itself ;)

And the bold and beautiful Burberry’s Prorsum faceted perspex bangle is an industrial piece that can be considered as a new innovation in the jewelry line.

The gum-ball necklace by Michael Kors to stalagmite stilettos ( Louboutin), the appeal of spring’s Lucite trend is sparklingly apparent.

And if you still haven’t fallen in love with it, or are finding my fixation weird. then you definitely need to look at this Harper’s Bazaar US March Editorial, with Cindy Crawford. And then see for yourself how lucite and Cindy can set the temperatures rising this summer.

P.S : Bazaar India has lifted this one for their April issue ;)