You know something is extra fantastic when you can only respond with Anne of Green Gables gifs. This is how it is DONE, SON. From the venue, New York’s fabled Ziegfeld theater where the art of spectacle was invented, to the presentation, with the girls walking the red carpet, being photographed by the paparazzi, and then walking the aisles of the theater as a band played, to the collection itself, this all works together perfectly as a wonderful tribute to Americana through out the ages. From vintage film actress dresses to bandstand festooning to Letterman jackets to Bowie-esque blue suits to motorcycle jackets and everything in between, Marc Jacobs showed all of these important pieces of fashion from the last century done his way, with a cheekiness and a delight that so many other designers lack. All this plus some amazing casting, including Beth freaking Ditto. I think my only complaint about this show was that the girls were all so unsmiling. If there was ever a reason to have some happy models, this collection was it. You can read more about the references to past icon fashion moments here, and watch the video of the show here.
Catherine McNeil is all things filthy wonderful. She’s so leggy and contorts herself into such gorgeous poses. She also has the most fantastically placed tattoos. I adore her. She’s a brunette angel!
Catherine McNeil by Tom Munro for Numéro #161
Catherine McNeil by Greg Kadel for Vogue Spain, May 2015
CR Fashion Book, while being a terrible title for a publication (*sends apology bouquet to Carine Roitfeld*), is a solid project, and one of the newer print publications worth paying attention. The current issue is a stunning, diverse collection of stories – Lindsey Wixson in a retro black and white portrait session by Anthony Maule; Cat McNeil in a shoot accompanied by an article telling the tales of her many tattoos; the absolutely awe-inspirig Anna Cleveland in a challenging, artistic story by Julie D’Ys; and a lovely shoot by a photographer and featuring a model who I’m not very familiar with, but something about the photos caught my eye.
Lindsey Wixson by Anthony Maule
Catherine McNeil by Shawn Brackbill
Anna Cleveland by Julie D’Ys
Grace Simmons by Andrew Vowles
Cat McNeil & Heather Marks, both very feline creatures all on their own, pose with kitty cats for two recent fashion editorials – Cat with blue eyed black cat by Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia; Heather with a lovely white cat and a fluffy black and white kitty by Yu Tsai for Bazaar Singapore. Yay, kitties!
Catherine McNeil by Sebastian Kim for Vogue Australia, February 2015
Heather Marks by Yu Tsai for Bazaar Singapore, February 2015
Cat McNeil is so appropriately named with her long languid limbs and perfectly feline creatures. She’s delivering sultry Selena Kyle realness in this beautifully shaded shoot by Txema Yeste for Vogue Russia.