>> Post-birthday haze, I can't muster much except for videos that facilitate even more lazy behaviour.  So supposedly I was featured on the TV show 'La Mode La Mode La Mode', which is from what I can gather a tongue-in-cheek programme about fashion shown on French TV channel Paris Premiere that still manages to be somewhat serious in portraying fashion.  Supposedly I was in a portion of the show called 'Une Fille, Un Style'.  I only know this of course because a while back I let a journalist loose in my flat whilst I talked through my wardrobe and also took her for a bit of vintage shopping around Brick Lane all for the purpose of erm…riveting TV.  I'm told it has already aired on Paris Premiere, but I'm not entirely sure it has…  my English voice is also dubbed with a French one so this video needs to be found just purely for LOL factor.  

I'm randomly talking about La Mode La Mode La Mode because its producer/creator Mademoiselle Agn√®s, a TV journalist that is a permanent fixture at all the fashion shows and manages to inject humour into her presenting style whilst never being TOO cheeky about fashion, has gotten a big Sundance Full Frontal Channel boost with her show, "Dressed Up for Summer 2010" directed by Lo√Øc Prigent airing online now… 

It's all a bit d√©j√† vu-ey for me as it only seems like yesterday that it was fashion week but it is pretty engrossing nonetheless watching the show speed through shows in bite-size chunks, revealing many home truths about the industry as well as stringing along an ongoing search for Paris' new generation of young designers. There are interviews, bloggers (well singular actually, ickle clue, begins with a T) and a few clebby bits along the way but mainly, it's Agn√®s herself that's the star attraction..

Enjoy the mulching time…

Comments (27)

  1. tanya says:

    ***SPOILER ALERT*** 😛
    Tavi! <3

  2. KD says:

    C’EST MOOOOOOOOIII!!!! Hahaha. Love it.

  3. aL says:

    These are friggin great. Thank you. By the way, LOVE your blog!!

  4. Carina says:

    it would have been nice for Agnes to ask Carine (we can go by a first name basis, now can’t we ;] ) what she thought was wrong with the lack of support of young French designers. THAT would’ve been a good person to ask

  5. ed heardy says:

    I love fashion more about. FAQ you meet my needs very well

  6. Le Fashion says:

    hahaha i had to ride that elevator with that man many times when interning for harper’s bazaar.
    he cracks me up.

  7. Eline says:

    Oh Ang√®s enthusiasm is so infectious! Haha, she seems like a cool person to spend a frantic day with. Alsoooo, loooooove the French humour, it’s just so bad it gets good again, haha. Oh how I loved these videos!
    Also, I thought it interesting what that one guy said when they were featuring Tavi that this is the new way for fashion or something alike? I presume he meant young fashion bloggers. Seeing as you’re one of them I wonder what your stance about that is? Do you want it to be so? Why, in which way? I’m still inclined to see this more as a fad because either way the fashion world is always so fleeting… but could it really be that fashion bloggers will have a lasting influence? If it would I think it could be turned around in a positive thing for more diversity in the (sometimes very unhealthy and disturbing) beauty ideal the fashion world sets forth and of course new points of view etc. But seeing so many fashion bloggers group together (there was this weardrobe thing or whatever in America), the fashion world simply ignores the world of diversity out there in the blogosphere and turns the bloggers into same old, same old fashion clones; white, thin, privileged (reminds me of the deeply disturbing image of women in the 19th centure, femme fragile etc. to be frank).
    Oh I could articulate this in a better way but I’m sick today so I hope you at least get the gist of what I’m saying because I’m quite interested in your point of view of that.

  8. she sleeps in the front row, sings, drops her things. she’s hilarious! thanks for posting the videos

  9. Mer says:

    anna, the face….the face!! thanks for the videos

  10. Duck says:

    Haha I was so bored at home waiting for a DHL van to come and pick up all the precious xmas presents I’m sending home for the holidays until I saw this post (actually via Diane P!). Made my day.

  11. Duck says:

    hihi I just watched the gaspard yurkievich part – genius!

  12. Duck says:

    OK I am allowing myself one final post and then I’ll stop hogging your wall:
    I wonder how Harold Tillman, who I guess is the English equiv, would describe the way British women dress?

  13. susie_bubble says:

    Eline: Well first off, I’m hardly ‘young’. I think when they are talking about ‘young’ fashion bloggers, they are referring to ‘teenagers’, which i’m definitely not. In terms of whether ‘young fashion bloggers’ are paving the way in fashion media, I wouldn’t necessarily agree. The amount of media coverage has distorted the actual significance and influence of bloggers and I think we need a bit more time to tell whether bloggers are really all they’re cracked up to be. I know that sounds harsh, as a blogger myself but I think it would be foolish to try and analyse what exactly bloggers are doing for the industry too soon….
    I’m not sure I agree with your about bloggers cloning into one…. the blogosphere is very diverse and even when you’re talking about the ones that are supposedly ‘recognise’, they’re still an eclectic group of people…. I mean, would you say Tommy Ton, Scott Schuman, Garance Dore, Bryanboy, Tavi, Rumi etc are all ‘thin, white and privileged’? It might be that there are certain aesthetics of blogs that are more popular than others but again, like you said, the audience’s attention is so fleeting that it really takes a good few years to see how these blogs will fare in terms of endurance and influence.

  14. Duck says:

    Oh no my post went wrong! It was meant to be a joke about French women dressing comme des fauteuils, I have no idea how it got distorted…

  15. Biba says:

    Thank you, loved the videos.
    Could live without Tavi, though.

  16. carriethedog says:

    hahaha !!!

  17. Itziar says:

    thanks so much for posting this … I loved it – best part M. Jacobs “it’s all about colour, it’s all about fun …” repetition chant jajajajaja bag-porn with wigs attached. Beautiful images of Lanvin models’ marching – thanks again!

  18. nathalie doucet says:

    Thanks Susie for posting this!!!
    I enjoyed to see again Anthony Vaccarello!!! and Maxime Simoens who was selected at Hyeres last year…

  19. Hmmm, I thought Tim Blanks was talking about the Rodarte collection and that it was from the future….that he was referring to bloggers flew right over my head! I guess both kind of apply…

  20. Eline says:

    First of all, I do think you’re young! But I wasn’t including you though and I guess I was talking about a more commercial approach to fashion like the girls who are promoting Modloth and participating in Weardrobe events. I was talking more about the ones actively participating like designing clothes and being models.
    Here is a picture and article about it that I read a while back and sprung inti my mind again because of the Tavi comment http://ontoberlin.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-waifish-white-and-wealthy-wins.html
    I really don’t have a particular point of view on it and I’m mainly interested in others though I am very interested in its future. Also, I hope I didn’t come off as attacking you. Because I think you deserve all the praise you get because in your lovely writers voice you make some apt observances and have a great eye for style and design which makes your blog unique and very interesting.

  21. susie_bubble says:

    Eline: Interesting post you linked to there….
    No, I didn’t think it was an attack but I do think we need to sit back and not let the hype sway us too much…. there’s so many things being said about bloggers that I think we’re losing sight of the blogs themselves…. oh well, I’m not one to discuss the issue…. sometimes, it goes over my head too!

  22. missmilki says:

    That was brilliant! Agnes is great, she’s funny and light hearted and sincere. The film is funny but it also gets it point across. Loved it! 🙂

  23. Julie H. says:

    Marvellous, so glad I came back to watch this! Great viewpoint they took to examine this subject, really it’s one that could be looked at all over the world. It’s nice how Agnes is rather down to earth in such a rarefied industry.
    It does make one think that maybe something blogs can do is point out the new and innovative, such as yours does. Because it’s easy to put on clothes and take photos of one’s self and be one of the thousands that comments on the same shows, it’s work and talent to try and find the new and creative. Thanks again!

  24. lorena says:

    it’s all about color it’s all about joy it’s all about fashion it’s all about fun!
    i’m usually not a big fan of these sorts of seasonal style and fashion docs, but you’re right, agnes delivers with such humour (and honesty)! the video editing is also superb. a treat to watch
    thanks for sharing

  25. Anjuna says:

    She was wondering what was Marc thinking when she asks him if he’s married and wonders what he suddenly forgot..It’s clear in the film he forgot his ‘engagement’ ring, he picks it out of his pocket and puts it in his finger. Loved the on repeat ‘its all about color, it’s all about joy, it’s all about fashion it’s all about fun’..Def funny.

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