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Not Your Mother's Trench, Not Your Father's Bomber by Kamie Kahlo




Burberry was founded in 1856 arriving as a collection of sturdy outerwear. As it grew, the house outfitted the first expedition to the South Pole and even adapted coats for WWI soldiers. This is where their famous trench began. After several shifts into luxury branding, the name had become synomous with plaid and check patterned accessories and linings. Roberto Menichetti took the company to another level with the introduction of high fashion and Burberry Prosum in 1998 - Fall 2001. And in the Spring of 2002 Christopher Bailey, fresh from Tom Ford's Gucci, turned the conservative line sexy. Still London, still trenches and bombers but with a fusion of luxe punk. As Rachel Zoe would say, "I die!"

Animal Attraction by Kamie Kahlo

Marc Jacobs' fabulous silk bunny ears, Erin Fetherston's magical, Peau d’âne inspired glitter masks, Maison Michel's sexy, lacey critters and Moschino's hot pink beany with Minny sprouts have all inspired me to show my animal attraction. Halloween night handing out candy at E's house and hitting Sean's studio party was a great debut for my mouse ears. I think they are too silly for everyday wear. I will switch to the bear ears for my next night out on the town!

row 1: Me (ears by me), Moschino (Phassion), my boudoir, Olsen Twins (markolsen.org), Jessica Stam (louisvuitton.com)

row 2: Lily Donaldson (models.com), Louis Vuitton bunny ears (louisvuitton.com), Erin Fetherston's Fall/Winter 09 collection (masks made by Hedi Ferjani inspired by Peau d’âne), Heidi Mount (Maison Michel), Rachel Zoe backstage at Louis Vuitton (karenkooper.com)

row 3: LV model again, MK & A again, Me again, EF show again, my boudoir

row 4: my boudoir, EF show again, LD again, LV model again, Natalia Vodianova (Russian Vogue)

row 5: Me, Marc Jacobs (photographed by Craig McDean), Me, EF show, Lara Stone (Maison Michel)

row 6: Laetitia Crahay (Maison Michel), EF Hedi masks, Yoona from SNSD (Korean Elle Girl), Jessica and Tiffany from SNSD (Korean Elle Girl), Me!

The Ultimate Me by Kamie Kahlo

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So for today anyway, this is the ultimate me. Some think of themselves as their most sexy in the nude, I picture myself fully clothed head to toe; wrap me up in CHANEL, MIU MIU or as in this sketch LOUIS VUITTON!! I am definitely NOT one of "The Girls Next Door" type of bunnies; I am the mad fashion hare. Here I am walking down the Paris runway wearing an amazing MARC JACOBS' Fall09 LOUIS VUITTON creation. I'm dying to squeal, holding back my smile. You can barely make out the shoe of a celebrity on the left. Perhaps it's VICTORIA BECKHAM! Can't you just see RACHEL ZOE going "bananas" front row center? I can. And isn't the vision all the more clear picturing yummy Marc primping me behind the curtain? My stomach in butterflies from his touch, who cares if he's gay, what a MAN! Sigh, I can just imagine the ultimate me.

Contributors: Kamie Change Kahlo as illustrator and model, sketch from Louis Vuitton Fall 09 Collection