Joseph Gordon Cleveland, Executive Editor

Joseph Gordon Cleveland descended on Boston in 2008 after a rather serendipitous move from Santa Barbara, CA. Having spent most of his life sharing his opinion with anyone listening (and many who weren't), he and his business partner Brigid Nastasia founded the fashion-centric creative services firm, CONTRA, in 2010. Cleveland is an Emmy-nominated producer for his WCVB-TV StyleBoston fashion segments and a classically trained violinist. He asks (read: pleads) that you forgive his fervor.

WORD OF MOUF + ‘YE GOTTA MOUFUL OF ICE

According to WWD, Kanyeezy’s teef are money as $h*t. Seriously. After espousing the gospel according to Mulleavy (of which we are very, very well versed) at NYFW the chanteur-about-town gifted everyone with an especially sparkly smile. From the source: “I removed my bottom row of teeth and I put diamonds in instead,” West said, adding …

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WORD OF MOUF + HOLLYWOOD COMES TO FENWAY PARK

Next Tuesday (9/14) Ben Affleck and the gang are going to be at Fenway Park to premier the film! From the source: “The stars of director Ben Affleck’s new shot-in-Boston heist drama will attend the Sept. 14 screening at Fenway Park. Making official something we’ve already reported, Warner Bros. yesterday announced that “The Town’’ will …

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WORD OF MOUF + THE ROW GOES DIGITAL

In an awesome tech-savvy move, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen have simultaneously acknowledged their nonpareil collection and embraced the outsiders who’ll never make it into one of the nine-hundred-and-something seats at MBFW. How exactly are they doing this? This year, they’re producing a click-to-buy runway video whereby people can admire, click and purchase at will.  …

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DAILY DISTRACTION + HOT TWEETS & CAT FASHION

If you follow us on twitter (which you should-for obvious reasons) you’d know that we’re all about life lessons, wonky facts, fashion and general scathing commentary about well, anyone/thing. Which brings me to today’s tweet du jour on CAT FASHION. From the source: “Last night Matilda, the famous Algonquin Hotel cat, celebrated her 15th birthday—and we were there for total coverage. The party …

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HOLLA DOLLA + FALL BLAZERS

(R-L: VPL, Alexander Wang, Sally LaPointe, Smythe) The Nantucket dream was short lived. Why? Because today’s obsession is BLAZERS! I love the deconstruction of the Alexander Wang cropped collarless blazer. If you’re not so into structured garments try the VPL Convolution Cardi. It’s slouchy, comfortable and fashion forward (regardless of whether you’re clothed underneath). We can’t all channel Godga. I know, I’ve tried. Anyway, …

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NEWS À LA CARTE + BLONDES > BRUNETTES ?

Olivia O’Neil, better known as Miss Teen Wanganui, had her crown revoked. Why? Because the pageant winner dyed her blonde hair to brown and was discovered vis-à-vis Facebook. From the source: “After seeing the photos, pageant organizer Barbara Osborne had some choice words for Olivia’s darkened look. “Is that a wig?” I hope it is, don’t give me heart …

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NEWS À LA CARTE + VOGUE & THE OIL SPILL

Steven Meisel and Vogue Italia have come up with a gorgeous, heart-rending editorial based on the Gulf Oil Spill. Now all you fashion savvy wunderkinds can defend your countrymen (and women!) to those fashion-is-vacuous-blah-blah-frivolity-blah hags (who seem to have quadrupled after Chanel’s little upcharge, to which i say:money can’t buy you class). Model: Kristen McMenamy. Picture to …

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