it’s friday, les ninjas! and what a better way to start your weekend (despite some shit fuckn rain happening over in this little city) than a hilarious, insightful read courtesy of the queen herself, grace coddington.
a highly anticipated, very long awaited release from coddington, her memoir GRACE, a memoir details her incredible life and career in the industry, beginning with her modelling career in london after she left her home in wales at only sixteen. after winning a vogue modelling competition at seventeen, having whirlwind love affairs and completing her first modeling contract (nudes shot in the frickn woods by norman parkinson) – coddington went on to climb the ladder at vogue, starting out as a junior editor before becoming the creative director at american vogue. she’s also anna wintour‘s right hand and remains one of the most respected and influential women in the industry. badass for a 71 year old.
my favourite highlight from the four page excerpt? grace on what she used to carry in her modelling bag:
this is a little something new i want to try, mostly because i love taking photos and i feel like they need a home on littlecity. since apparently, according to the angry wordpress beginner tweeter, you can’t install plugins on wordpress.com (sadface) (also, what’s a plugin) so i can’t link my instagram to littlecity. which, as you may or may not know, is my fucking DREAM, guys.
okay so now that august is slowly but surely coming to a close, here are a few lovely memories courtesy of my instagram (which you should follow, if you don’t already) from this past month. looking back, it really looks like i didn’t do much, but i assure you, i do have a life.
the gay village in montreal becomes a pedestrian only zone during the summer, and every year, the decorations hanging above the street change! we’ve seen everything from laundry (?) to paper roses hanging over the street, but last year’s russian balls were such a big hit, they were brought back this summer for round two. so lovely, and one of my favourite things about the village in the summer!
more pics after the jump!
STOP EVERYTHING. put down what you’re doing because the actual best thing to ever happen to literature and fashion is happening right fucking meow.
phillip lim wrote a comic book and it’s being released this september.
now pick your jaw up off the floor and peep the teaser images for the campaign (that runs in line with american fashion’s night out). then pick your jaw up off the floor again because they are amazing.
image via BOF tumblr
vancouver native erica lam is the founder and editor in chief of canadian fashion blog the style spy. based in vancouver, toronto and now, montreal, the style spy reaches girls all across the country and is one of the core participants in canada’s fashion industry. featuring real women, the style spy conducts interviews, highlights trends and beauty products, publishes op-eds and checks out the places to be in your canadian city.
erica, who has one of the most infectious laughs in the world, moved to montreal this summer, and i had the opportunity to sit down for coffee with her to chat for littlecity. she is truly an inspiration for bloggers and fashion writers – read on to see what she had to say about the style spy, the rise of social media, the digital age and the death of print. oh, and anna wintour.
thanks to my new found love interest, toronto’s kenton magazine, i have discovered the most beautiful runway video from the one and only alexander mcqueen fall 12 show. so beautiful, in fact, that i had to share it with all of you immediately before you proceed with anythign else in your day. and i mean anything else because seriously, this is incredible stuff.