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

Fall/Winter Couture 2015 – Alexis Mabille and Stéphane Rolland

July 15th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Models, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Alexis Mabille and Stéphane Rolland have emerged in the recent past to be two of the strongest, most unique names in red carpet ready gowns.  These two collections show exactly why.  Full of dramatic touches like agate belt buckles, corset detailing, bold colours – jewel tones, earthe tones, gold on white, black on gold – these dresses do exactly what you need them to do, they pull focus, accentuate, create drama.  Choosing to use older women, mothers, and fashion icons like Dita Von Teese doesn’t hurt either.

Alexis Mabille

Stéphane Rolland

Fall/Winter Couture 2015 – Viktor & Rolf

July 10th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , |

Couture is often described as wearable art, a phrase that Viktor & Rolf took literally this season.  In past collections we’ve seen them produce some beautifully architectural pieces, extending and sprouting off the body like a Cubist Vegas showgirl’s costume.  This season draped and wrapped canvases, frames and all, onto their models, and then taking these dresses off the models and hanging them on the wall to finish our gallery tour.  This is something beyond originality, beyond imagination.  This is why couture exists.

Fall/Winter Couture 2015 – Rami Kadi

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I just heard about new designer a few weeks ago when Dita Von Teese was wearing one of his dresses to an event and was struck by how beautifully tailored it was.   This couture collection for Wednesday Addams’s big night out in Paris – something only a youthful designer would try.  The roach dresses are positively Tracy Turnblad-esque, and pulling the glow in the dark stickers off the ceiling of your teenage bedroom and putting them on couture is a bold move bound to get a new name some attention.  But beyond these pieces of flair there are some beautifully crafted gowns with a surprising classic vibe to them that counterbalances some of the tongue in cheek-ness of it all.

Fall/Winter 2015 Couture – Maison Margiela by John Galliano

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , |

It was a long dark winter going through season after season without John Galliano, and now that we bask in the sun on our face as spring dawns it feels so beautiful.  Galliano is what happens when a magician, an artist and a once in a generation genius combine into one force.  In this collection he takes common items, things our eyes pass over everyday and turns them into beautiful pieces of high fashion.  Coats made into bustles, a potato sack into a couture gown, packing material into dresses, tapestries turned inside out to make a gorgeous textured tweed, and industrial tubing and plastic made into a floating ethereal wedding gown.  This collection took these items and showed the art of them, referencing Impressionism and Expressionism in their shapes and textures.  These are things that only Galliano could dream up, turn into gorgeous silhouettes, bold patterns, dynamic styling.