Highlights from last night's International Center of Photography awards: *Ryan McGinley confessing, "I'm picturing you naked right now." *Karl Lagerfeld's face when a British reporter asked him, "So how did you hook up with Lindsay Lohan?" *Meeting Lady Amanda Harlech, the stylist and Chanel muse whom we've secretly been stalking via Style.com for years. Here's what she had to say about her life of crammed glamour... So Amanda, we've never met an official muse before. Unless Cory Kennedy counts. How did you get your job? Truly, I fell into it. I left school, and I thought, well I want to work at a fashion magazine but I'm not really a writer at all so I started helping out stylists on photo shoots, and that's where you really meet people, you know, by working with them for hours a day. So you get passed on from person to person and eventually, I met Karl. So many people are intimidated by Karl. I'll admit, before I met him I was a little scared... Isn't that funny? Karl is incredibly sweet and such a good conversationalist but... you know, I wouldn't tell people to not be scared before they meet Karl because maybe they should be! Did you like him? Yes, very much! Give us a hint about next season - what are you obsessed with right now? Right now I'm most obsessed with my daughter Tallulah. She's eighteen and she came to the States with me last week, so I've been spending a lot of time with her. She just went back to London today. I'm sad... she's going to Strasberg, for acting. That's cool. But you have to stay and do the Chanel cruise collection in California. Yes, on Friday. It's going to be a wild time, that's what I'll say... the clothes are an adventure... oh, watch out, Sebastian's about to knock into you! And with that, Karl's infamously gorgeous bodyguard, Sebastian, nearly knocked us over on our Loeffler Randall heels. Our night was so complete.
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The Making of Fashion's Newest Muse: We Chart Azaelia Banks' Fashion Coups, Ending With Her Performance at Karl Lagerfeld's House
It's becoming pretty clear to us that Azealia Banks, the 20-year-old Laguardia grad whose dirty lyrics (and genuine talent) have everyone's attention, is poised to take the fashion world by storm as well. In fact, in a remarkably short time (basically one trip to Paris), she already has. When Nicola Formichetti tweeted at her a couple of weeks ago (and made us wonder if she was the next Lady Gaga), that was just the tip of the iceberg. Lucky for us, Azealia is a prolific Twitterer (we really hope fame doesn't change that) and has essentially been chronicling her own journey into the hearts of fashion people like Cara Delevigne, Derek Blasberg, Karl Lagerfeld and us. From providing the soundtrack to the Mugler menswear show in Paris to performing at the Kaiser's house, here's a little timeline: