Vogue Italia, March 2016

April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The March issue of Vogue Italia is a triumph! Starting right off the bat with a stunning cover shot by Steven Meisel of Rianne von Rompaey. This cover is a perfect example of why I have pledged my eternal undying love to Vogue Italia as my favourite Vogue publication and Meisel as my favourite cover artist. They are my most beloved marriage (after Bey & Jay of course) and I hope the separation they were going through is over, because this is what my heart desires – ethereal beauty!

And that’s just the beginning my loves, because inside, oh inside! The cover story is a unique selection of ingénue portraits, just what Meisel does best! Photographers featured in this issue are among the most talented of our time and each of their editorials seem to celebrate their own unique style and remind us just why we love them. I’m going to specifically show you a few stories, but there are also spreads by Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, Michel Comte, Miles Aldridge, and Sarah Moon, as well as a third by Paolo Roversi and a second by Ellen von Unwerth & Sølve Sundsbø. Truly we are blessed! Now go buy the issue because there is no sweeter feeling than stroking the glossy pages of a truly magnificent fashion magazine!

Without Borders by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, March 2016

Anna Cleveland by Sølve Sundsbø for Vogue Italia, March 2016

Jessica Stam by Ellen von Unwerth for Vogue Italia Suggestions, March 2016

Mariacarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia Haute Couture Supplement, March 2016

Paolo Roversi Editorials for Vogue Italia, March 2016

The New Royals by Inez & Vinoodh for W Magazine, October 2015

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The October issue of W features an outstanding portrait editorial of some of the most compelling stars of television, fashion, film, society, independent film, modelling, horror, and music. Six covers stars grace us with their gaze: Allison Williams, Julianne Moore, Adam Driver, Claire Danes, Greta Gerwig, and Jourdan Dunn. Inside ten more icons and ingénues join the cover stars, and the editorial becomes a thing of wonder. It reminds me of the old Vanity Fair Hollywood Issues – simple, stunning portraits of a perfect mix of stars. This issue is a keeper, go buy yourself a copy. I recommend the Julianne cover, for she is ALL THINGS.

Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface

November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Fashion Designers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Michelle Pfeiffer’s effortless chic style & gorgeous face, set in a constant mask of placid indifference, is one of the top reasons to have Scarface playing on a constant loop. I fully endorse the slips-as-evening-wear look returning at anytime. And honestly, does anyone rock a backless dress as beautifully as Michelle did in the 80s? The costume designer for Scarface, Patricia Norris, also worked on classics like David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and Lost Highway, Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven, and most recently, Brad Pitt films such as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly, and 12 Years a Slave. She’ll always have a special place in my heart though for presenting Michelle as a slim, indifferent, icy cold queen that I have placed on the highest level of fashion icon.

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire

October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Art, Fashion|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire,” the fall Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opens to the public on Tuesday, is a powerful reminder of how, during much of the 19th century, the mourner’s wardrobe was distinctly defined, and how it evolved at various stages of grief. The show is arranged chronologically from 1815 through 1915, with about 30 looks, two of which are men’s-specific and one is for a little girl. The theme may come off as a little morbid, but far from sad. Instead, it’s a study of a past ritual that was mainly expressed via fabrics, i.e., matte right after the death of a beloved, with a gradual introduction of color, pattern and even shine as the mourner works through the grief. (text from here)

 

Atelier Versace and Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture

July 7th, 2014|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Couture week has started so it’s time once again to look at dresses the cost more than your car.  Atelier Versace is playing into the recent resurrange of Versace nostagia with a parade of buckle dresses in dark jewel tones.  My especial favorite from this collection is the Annie Lennox at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert dress on Jourdan Dunn.   Giambattista Valli is hyper vintage gone right.  Not only am I in love with the headscarves and round sunglasses a la Bette Davis, the full skirted gowns look like something out of a fairy tale.   OPULENCE!  YOU OWN EVERYTHING!

 

Atelier Versace Fall Couture 2014

Giambattista Valli Fall Couture 2014