Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Who says Kelly needs Bravo anyway?

Alrighty so in recent gossip, its said that Bravo is undecided on a second season of Kelly Cutrone's reality series, Kell on Earth. The indecisiveness is still uncertain why; but from what's been in recent news, Ms. Cutrone has already signed "a major deal in L.A. last week for a scripted network TV show," PRNewser reports:
"I'm going to be executive producing and writing" she said. The show will be about the fashion industry. Cutrone will also be executive producing two other reality shows and will continue to appear on MTV's "The City," which returns on April 27th.

So let's count, that's one, two, three...three scripted shows without Kell on Earth. So from the looks of it, Ms. Cutrone does not NEED her Bravo show becuase there are plenty more in the making.

Personally, I like Kell on Earth and I hope they chose to have an additional season.

Here's more info if you want to read more about it:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Urban Outfitters' New Bridal Line

Yesterday Urban Outfitters Inc. unveiled record fourth-quarter results: a 91.6 percent increase in net income and a 15.8 percent increase in sales. Analysts would have a hard time laughing at a company with such impressive numbers, and so it was the perfect time for the retailer to reveal that its new company would be a bridal label.

Urban Outfitters has been on a roll lately. When you need something — a leather mini, tight pants, an ugly plaid flannel, pumps — Urban is there for you with expanded online offerings at prices you can afford. The wedding industry is a $60 billion one. Couple that with whatever the hipster fashion industry is worth and you've got a concept — bridesters! — that's sure to make Urban Inc. even wealthier and more irresistible than it already is.

Urban hasn't quite figured out what the new bridester business will encompass, but it will start online before the physical stores open. The gowns — or perhaps wedding-white jeggings — will be made under the Anthropologie label, and run from $1,000 to $5,000. Urban Inc.'s CEO says his bridal attire will be "heirlooms, to be passed on from one generation to the next," which is a great way to convince brides to purchase an exorbitantly priced dress they'll only have the chance to wear once.

Urban's bridester stuff will also include bridestermaids dresses, jewelry, accessories, shoes, invitations, and a bridal registry for gifts. They may also offer flowers, planning, and travel services, which may or may not include the bikes Urban now sells online, but with branded toilet paper trailing off the back.

Urban To Enter Bridal [WWD]

Project Runway for Wii

AT some point during the fourth hour of playing a new video-game version of “Project Runway,” a sensation of nausea rolled in, like what happens when you finally pick your face up off the couch after a marathon viewing of the show.

“I liked it very much,” said the voice of Heidi Klum, who could find no wrong with the cartoon version of a model wearing a moss-colored knit dress with long sleeves and a block pattern, big gold hoops in her ears, mauve lipstick and, as a discreet touch of bling, a beret in the shape of a $. “I thought it was very chic.”

Chic? It was god-awful. But if this reporter — er, designer — has learned anything from watching seven seasons of the show, it is to always listen to Tim Gunn.

In the game, released this week for the Wii system, Mr. Gunn introduces each challenge (hip-hop couture, cutting-edge punk, cheerleader uniform) with a list of exactly what the judges want to see. It is the player’s job to sort through a virtual closet of items to locate and drag them onto the body of a model avatar.

Then it’s on to hair and makeup, using the wireless controller to apply blush and eyeliner. Chunky highlights? Check. Deep Blue Sea lipstick? Check. On the runway, you use the controllers to effect a perfect strut, blow kisses and strike poses; the judges respond with signature quips, which sound suspiciously like sound bites lifted from last season’s episodes.

The game, by the way, is targeted to girls ages 6 to 12 (and other fans of the show).

“Fashion is becoming one of the most powerful motivators for the teen and tween audiences,” said Jonathan Anastas, a vice president at Atari, which developed the game. “At the very least, we are giving an authentic expression of the runway experience.”

That depends on your experience. Since the virtual skimmy tops and skinny jeans are basically caricatures of designer clothes, the game starts to seem like a job at Forever 21. To win, you have to conform to the rules, which is an odd message from a show that encourages individual vision in a designer. So this one decided to throw it a challenge and see what would happen.

For a Harajuku look, a white shirt and silvery gray skirt were selected rather than the Victorian dress Mr. Gunn suggested.

“She just looks like tinfoil,” Michael Kors said.

At least the judges were paying attention.

By Eric Wilson from the New York Times:March 3,2010.

Im really excited about this because I have Wii and man do i love Project Runway! Mom will be purchasing this game! lol