Recommended Viewing :: Part 1

Now that midterm season is finally behind us (at least for a lucky few), we now have a chance to finish knitting that scarf from winter break, read that book from Oprah’s Book Club, clean all that dirty laundry piling up in your room…oh forget it, we all know that once the books are packed up, the only thing we have energy for is watching reruns of Friends. But if you feel that just getting up from your seat in front of the computer requires more effort than you’re willing to give, then here are some fantastic videos which will surely entertain the fashionista in you.

1.) Sundance Channel Full Frontal Fashion + Mademoiselle Agnes

If you've never heard of Mademoiselle Agnes, you’re really missing out. Mademoiselle Agnes is a bonafide fashion star in France, but not in the way Rachel Zoe or Mary Kate Olsen is here in the U.S. Instead, Mademoiselle Agnes combines two seemingly paradoxical positions—investigative journalist and TV personality—to make a winning combination of smart, quirky fashion reporting.

Summary: In this six-part special from the Sundance Channel, Mademoiselle Agnes sets out to find the fresh new crop of designers in the fashion capital of the world, Paris. Will she succeed, or will the Minister of Culture and his army of established fashion houses (Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior) triumph once again?

Highlights: Appearances by Alexander Wang, Alber Elbaz (Lanvin), Phoebe Philo (Celine), Marc Jacobs, and more; Anna Wintour (Vogue US editor) “dissing” Carine Roitfeld (Vogue Paris editor); and of course beautiful, beautiful clothes.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Recommended Viewing series, which is perfect for chasing away the midterm blues.

Aimee Shimizu
BARE Reporter