Recent Game of Thrones Actress Editorials

December 9th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Film, TV|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alright nerds, hold on to your everything because I have a whole lotta GoT/other nerd crossover star photos to throw at you! We’re being blessed with so much Gwendoline Christie right now thanks to the upcoming Star Wars movie, we’ve got a little Emilia Clarke our mother of dragons/John Connor, and hey, why not our favourite Wildling/aspiring secretary maid Rose Leslie (Yes Downton Abbey is a nerd show! I watched every episode even though it got REALLY bad, it sparks devotion! It features costumes and high drama and controversial character deaths. NERRRRRD!)

All of these pictures are beautiful, but lets be real and admit it: THE GWENDOLINE PICTURES ARE BLOWING OUR MINDS! AREN’T THEY? THEY ARE! God, she’s perfect.

Gwendoline Christie by Steve Neaves for Empire, January 2016

Gwendoline Christie by Matt Holyoak for Interview, December 2015

Gwendoline Christie & Giles Deacon by John Akehurst for Vanity Fair, December 2015

Gwendoline Christie by Sølve Sundsbø for V Magazine, Winter 2015

Emilia Clarke by Lachlan Bailey for Dior Magazine, 2015

Rose Leslie by Luke & Nik for InStyle, January 2016

LesBeehive Throwback Thursday – Coco Rocha by Craig McDean for Vogue US, May 2008

October 8th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2008 Met Gala theme was “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy”. I remember loving it, though honestly all I can recall at the moment is Naomi Watts in Thierry Mugler and this fantastic photo shoot for Vogue by Craig McDean featuring wonder poser Coco Rocha dressed as various fashion warriors. Dig Coco as a Nici Ricci clad Poison Ivy and a perfect Catwoman in a Dolce & Gabbana molded corset, Swarovski crystal studded mask, and Christian Louboutin for Rodarte spiked heels that will SLAY ALL. Marvel at Coco as Gaultier’s Little Mermaid, the fiercest Batman in Rick Owens cashmere, and an angelic retro glam Dawnstar in Dior Haute Couture.

Fei Fei Sun by Steven Meisel for Vogue US, May 2015

April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The exhibit that will be featured at this year’s Met Gala will be China: Through the Looking Glass, focusing on Chinese imagery in art, fashion and film.  Some of the exhibit’s pieces are highlighted in this editorial from this month’s Vogue,  dramatically photographed by Steven Meisel.  This editorial is yet another example of Fei Fei Sun’s ongoing and ever growing fierceness, giving us some haute couture glam with a vintage feel.

Adèle Exarchopoulos by Olivia Bee for Harper’s Bazaar Germany

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Beautiful French actress Adèle Exarchopoulos, of Blue is the Warmest Color fame, is the star of this new editorial by up and coming photographer Olivia Bee for February’s Harper’s Bazaar Germany.  Clad in Dior, Adèle exudes natural charm, sensuality and sweetness in these gauzy, retro-influenced pictures.  Check out more of this photographer’s work here on her blog.

And, hey, why not this great little editorial of Natalie Dormer from this month’s Nylon by Zoey Grossman?

 

John Galliano’s Return to the Runway

January 12th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , |

The return of fashion’s titular designer and genius John Galliano knocked the Golden Globes out of the fashion news only hours after it aired and with due reason.  Absent from the runway since he was let go from Dior and his own label for his drunken anti-Semitic remarks made in a cafe in Paris in 2012, Galliano returned after spending three years in rehab and seclusion.   Though I would never excuse his past behavior, I understand the stress put on designers is insane, and also know that people can grow, change and learn to be better, as Galliano has spent the last three years doing.

Seeing collection after collection of the predictable, the uninspired, and the boring, I have long wished for his influence.  The intensely downward shift that Dior has taken under the hand of Raf Simons was like a bi-yearly rubbing of salt in the wound of Galliano’s absence.  His mind works in a way beyond almost everyone currently designing – innovation, construction, influences – he brings it all together in an uniquely beautiful way.  The focus of this collection was the deconstruction and reconstruction of Margiela, re-writing the story of this house, which Galliano took to a literal level, sending down beautifully tailored great coats, dresses, pants, jackets, all with unexpected touches like toy cars and denim shorts and three dimensional sculptures of faces made of sea shore flotsam – and then for the second half of the shoe sending down these pieces in progress.  Measurements, design notes, pins, marks and tape lines, each piece came down again in its mid-way-through form, subverting the bold, full body finale red dress into a dressmaker’s linen wedding gown.   The biggest indication of Galliano’s growth and change came at the end of the show.  The man known for his grandiose final bows appeared only briefly at the mouth of the runway, demurely clad in a white coat with only a nod of his head.  Even though it was brief, it was so good to see him again.

Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal Spring/Summer 2015