The Fashion Dummy News Round-up


24th Feb, 2011

I‘m bracing myself for Paris Fashion Week– the circus comes into town on March 1st and like the good little sometimes-style blogger that I am, I’ll be lurking outside the shows trying figure out how to work my new camera. In the mean time, let’s get in the mood for fashion… dummy.


If You Get Bored at a Fashion Show, Why Not Play “Count the Model’s Ribs”…

Yup, that was pretty much London Fashion Week for you– skeletal models were on the loose this season as designers claim to be turning their backs on the Holocaust size zero look. The fact is the fashion industry is made up of two types of people:

a) Women with very little confidence in their own bodies, who sing the anti-anorexia song but in reality are scared to lose their jobs if they stop airbrushing or using rail-thin models.

b) Gay men who continue to peddle the idea that women should look like adolescent boys.

But that’s why MessyNessy doesn’t pay attention to any of this catwalk kerfuffle and looks to the healthy and happy people on the street for style inspiration….



Street Chic by Tommy Ton


I couldn’t be in London for fashion week because… well I just didn’t really feel like it. So naturally, I turn to my favourite style photographer Tommy Ton to provide you with the street style this week. Here are my favourite picks….

(slightly ridiculous but highly nostalgic in that they remind me of my old dollhouse)



(Do you think she knows how to use that thing?)



The New Vivienne Westwood Collection is Really Awesome for Drunk Clowns


Show this Picture to a Guy and Ask if He Would Make out with Her…


Then inform him that this is Andrej Prejic, the most talked-about male model of the fashion season.



Alexa Chung Makes My Favorite Shoes from Childhood Popular Again: The Return of Superga

I’m not quite sick of Alexa Chung’s face yet and I was pleasantly surprised to see her hawking my beloved Supergas in the sneaker brand’s new advertising campaign. Sneaker pumps are always a must-have for your summer closet– it’s going to be another “I’ll take one in every colour” situation with these ones I’m afraid.

Shop Superga here




Why it’s Always a Bad Idea to Try to Imitate Brigitte Bardot…

(Click above to watch)

I recently saw Jean Luc Godard’s (famous French film director) Le Mepris starring Brigitte Bardot. Then I saw this video by The Cults starring Emma Roberts (Julia Robert’s niece) trying to take on the role of Bardot. A Breton sweater and a heck of lot of hairspray do not a Brigitte Bardot make.

James Franco’s brother Dave Franco looks pretty good though as the video’s male lead… keep an eye out for him in the next Twilight-style film mutation.




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