PFW Spring 2015 – Emanuel Ungaro, Elie Saab, Iris van Herpen and Valentino

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Models, Runway

Arriving at the end of our Spring 2015 fashion weeks, let’s see how this season fared as a whole. There were a lot of trends that I’m not into like loud patterns, a lot of dull earth tones, boring silhouettes, It was a weak season for a lot of the big labels, Chanel and Louis Vuitton both presenting pieces that were too boring to even talk about. But there were also solid collections from Dior and Rodarte, two houses I have had issues with for a while now. Overall, this wasn’t a strong season, yet there were still some outstanding collections that made it worth our attention. Here are the final four that I enjoyed this week – see you here again for Fall 2015!

Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2015
Vintage-y dresses in bright primary colours! Bold make up! Futuristic headpieces with veils! This is a whole lot of springtime pretty.

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Elie Saab Spring 2015
Out of all the red carpet mainstays, Elie Saab is by far the most talented. These are beautiful, intricately detailed gowns with enough uniqueness to make them stand out from the herd of flowly dresses that appear during Award Season.

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Iris van Herpen Spring 2015
This is definitely one of my favorite collections of the season. This 3D printer was made for artists like Iris van Herpen. The shoes look like an frozen explosion, the dresses are protective structures, the detailing is tiny thorns. The delicateness of these pieces is in it’s innate defensiveness, and the contradiction is a perfect metaphor for what it means to be a woman in today’s culture.

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Valentino Spring 2015
As of late Valentino has delievered some beautiful, delicate dresses, with gorgeous prints on gauzy fabrics. This season this house went with the bold, earth toned patterns trend but remained true to these past collections with laser cut lace white dresses perfect for the Spring.

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Kathryn by Darren Ankenman for Purple Diary

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Erotica

Darren Ankenman photographs model Kathryn in a moody editorial shot in mostly black & white for Purple Diary.

Linda Evangelista & more by Sebastian Faena for Bazaar, September 2014

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers

The September issues of most major fashion magazines this year really celebrated the model, and paid excellent tribute to the Supers. The Bazaar UK was no exception, with a fantastic cover of Linda Evangelista shot by Sebastian Faena and a 18-page spread inside of models including many of the Supers – like Linda, Cindy, and Claudia; new faces like Gigi Hadid and Stacy Martin; actress/models like Penelope Cruz and Monica Bellucci; and timeless icons like Iman and Lauren Hutton.

The issue also features a lovely little spread of Audrey Hepburn’s granddaughter Emma Ferrer shot by Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael Avedon. What a lovely homage both to Audrey and to Avedon’s work! Emma is a beautiful model, I look forward to seeing more of her.

Charlotte Le Bon by Ellen von Unwerth for Glamour Italia, April 2014

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Erotica, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers

Charlotte Le Bon is so pretty! She looks like Winona Ryder – all impish & wide eyed. This candy coated shoot by Ellen von Unwerth for the April issue of Glamour Italia is a sweet little dream.

Unintentional Art in Celebrity Candids – Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton

September 30th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Film

Out in the snow in London in 2012, Helena Bonham Carter (in an adorable furry bear hat) and Tim Burton (in adorable round glasses) look like characters from one of his films.