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

Best 5 by by Cuneyt Akeroglu for Vogue Turkey, March 2015

April 10th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo, Fei Fei Sun, Jessica Stam, and Jourdan Dunn are an excellent mix of models for this straight-forward, but bold shoot for Vogue Turkey by Cuneyt Akeroglu.

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2015 – Vintage Looks That Don’t Involve Looney Tones T-Shirts

March 7th, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Models, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a dark dark time in fashion, kids.  I got Jeremy Scott repackaging the worst parts of the 90s, DSquared2 creating a horribly offensive collection and Donatella Versace degrading herself by putting sequined emojis on dresses like she’s making costumes for a 12 year old’s tap recital.  Jogging pants, straight leg jeans and neurtal tones are considered acceptable streetwear, making young pretty girls look like my dad in 1989.  I, being the sainted human being that I am, endured agurably one of the worst Milan Fashion Weeks in years and combed through all the repeative 90s throwback looks so far from Paris Fashion Week to pull out the collections that presented something unique and new.  You’re welcome.

Alexandre Vauthier

Just try to describe this without using the word sultry.  Lindsay Wixson should do all the lookbooks for every line always because she is a doll-lipped, long limbed, languid goddess.

Lanvin

Okay, first off, fur makes me gag.  So let’s pretend this is faux just for now, because let’s admit it, none of us have the money to buy anything from any of these collections so it’s not like it matters to the plebs like us. Also I’m not feeling these baseball caps.  But everything else?  Fabulous.  Something different than we’ve been seeing from Lanvin for the last few years too, which makes it extra exciting.

Carven

All these circle skirts and cute button downs and pops of red and blue, this is a collection of pieces I would actually wear on a regular basis.

Balmain

I’m usually not a fan of these colours or these colour combinations but the way they’re presented, framed with the black makes me love them. This is the kind of retro revival that I like, the bold geometric shapes and colour and languid lines.  Also, Jessica Stam is serving me starving ghoul realness and I love it.

LFW Fall 2015 – Goth Glamour at Giles and Gareth Pugh

February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Fashion Designers, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Alteration in a headline!  You’re welcome!  Okay, I know that we’re all still high from the fact that Cate Blanchett wore a Galliano designed gown to the Oscars last night, but in case that wasn’t a big enough fashion endorphin rush for you, the Giles Fall 2015 show today was Victorian couture at its best.  From the high ruffled necklines, the bows, the black velvet, the bowers of funereal flowers on the runway,  the gorgeous coats and gothic graphic dresses this was like a beautiful dark dream.  Add on to that a parade of some of the industry’s best models – Jessica Stam, Lily Donaldson, Aymeline Valade,  Andreja Pejic, and Anna Cleveland spinning in a beautiful structural dress to close the show.  Yesterday Gareth Pugh did goth revolution in a way only he could, putting bold red crosses on the models’ faces, wrapping them in bustiers like armor, dresses like shields and a bare chested woman waving a red flag like victory to close the show.

Giles Fall 2015

Details/Backstage/Assorted Anna Cleveland Amazingness

Gareth Pugh Fall 2015

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PFW Spring 2015 – Emanuel Ungaro, Elie Saab, Iris van Herpen and Valentino

October 1st, 2014|Categories: Fashion Designers, Fashion Models, Runway|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Arriving at the end of our Spring 2015 fashion weeks, let’s see how this season fared as a whole. There were a lot of trends that I’m not into like loud patterns, a lot of dull earth tones, boring silhouettes, It was a weak season for a lot of the big labels, Chanel and Louis Vuitton both presenting pieces that were too boring to even talk about. But there were also solid collections from Dior and Rodarte, two houses I have had issues with for a while now. Overall, this wasn’t a strong season, yet there were still some outstanding collections that made it worth our attention. Here are the final four that I enjoyed this week – see you here again for Fall 2015!

Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2015
Vintage-y dresses in bright primary colours! Bold make up! Futuristic headpieces with veils! This is a whole lot of springtime pretty.

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Elie Saab Spring 2015
Out of all the red carpet mainstays, Elie Saab is by far the most talented. These are beautiful, intricately detailed gowns with enough uniqueness to make them stand out from the herd of flowly dresses that appear during Award Season.

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Iris van Herpen Spring 2015
This is definitely one of my favorite collections of the season. This 3D printer was made for artists like Iris van Herpen. The shoes look like an frozen explosion, the dresses are protective structures, the detailing is tiny thorns. The delicateness of these pieces is in it’s innate defensiveness, and the contradiction is a perfect metaphor for what it means to be a woman in today’s culture.

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Valentino Spring 2015
As of late Valentino has delievered some beautiful, delicate dresses, with gorgeous prints on gauzy fabrics. This season this house went with the bold, earth toned patterns trend but remained true to these past collections with laser cut lace white dresses perfect for the Spring.

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