Gia Genevieve is a fetish dream! She’s our generation’s Anna Nicole/Jayne Mansfield – the perfect realization of blonde bombshell. This spread, for Galore magazine is playful, filthy, and lush. I adore it! And hey, why not revisit Gia’s spread for Galore by Ellen von Unwerth from earlier this year. You work hard, you deserve it!
Malgosia has always been one of my favourite naughty naughty models. She’s so good at posing in a suggestive position while staring challengingly at the camera. She’s the perfect cover star for the latest issue of Lui. I also love that a woman shot this editorial. Rahlwes captures Malgosia’s bold filth perfectly. Gosh, but I love the Lui. It’s my very favourite magazine, every issue swoons me.
Two joyful designers, in two very different places in their careers, showed collections yesterday. Long time favorite Jean Paul Gaultier and relevative new-comer Olympia Le-Tan both put on fun-filled shows yesterday, embracing camp, spectacle, and all the different roles a woman can play.
Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015
This was JPG’s final ready-to-wear collection, after almost 40 years of collections. He has been one of my favorite designers since I was in high school in the early 90s and his designs, like Madonna’s cone bra, were defining culture and style. His career has been filled with risks, innovation, and above all else, a sense of caring and fun. It’s easy to see why stylists, editors, collectors, fashionistas, models and photographers love him – his consistent smile, the playfulness of his clothes, and his constant challenging of fashion norms. Having everyone from Dita Von Teese to Madonna to drag queens to older women to plus size models, he has never played by the fashion world’s rules. This collection, based around a beauty pageant, celebrated many of his peak moments in RTW, including that iconic cone bra dress, lots of corseting, the menswear as womenswear, the celebratory sexiness and the insistence that fashion belongs to everyone.
Olympia Le-Tan Spring 2015
Starting off as a small company that turns infamous book covers into embroidered hand bags, Olympia Le-Tan has taken this retro-influenced style and made it into a series of adorable collections, full of playful designs and above all else, some of the best prints currently available. This English schoolgirl inspired collection played off conventions – a pencil skirts made of pencil appliques, knees socks, ribbons, and lots of swinging ponytails. So many of my favorite looks here I could never pick just one.
This iconic moment in celebrity candids was taken by Delmar Watson in 1957. Ultimate side eye!
Natasha Poly’s razor sharp cheekbones & impossibly long limbs are beautifully on display in this lovely spread by Luigi + Iango for Vogue Germany.