Forces of Fashion for Vogue US, September 2015

August 20th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This set of photos is a real fashion over-stimulation! Instead of speaking of it in a general term, I’m going to pick a few specific pictures to point out. If, however, I WAS going to speak of it in a general term I would say: YASSSSS! COMBINE MANY MODELS/MANY FASHION-FORWARD CELEBRITIES/ALL THE MOST INSPIRED DESIGNERS/A MIX OF WELL KNOWN AND UP-AND-COMING PHOTOGRAPHERS/AND HALF A DOZEN STYLISTS AND GIVE ME ALL THE FASHION GLORY! I CAN HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME! I CAN’T HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME ANYWAY!

Something like that.

That being said. Please take note of my five favourite images:

1. Beyoncé in Givenchy & designer Riccardo Tisci by Anton Corbijn
I mean, duh doy. But this shot alone is gorgeous. Beyoncé as a literal force of nature (for she is the WIND!) with Tisci sprawled at her feet, confident that she’s bringing glory to his art. It’s perfect. Also, I love the way Jay Z says Tisci in concert. It’s adorable.

2. Caroline Trentini in Dior, Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta, & Raquel Zimmermann in McQueen- by Jamie Hawkesworth
This is the second shot in the 27 page spread. WHAT IF I TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM? I will try to limit myself. But this shot looks like a shot from an early 90s Vogue, which is the Vogue baby Bo was first introduced to, so it’s where my heart lives. What a perfect trio of girls to create this iconic inspiration. Also I love when models cuddle. It’s adorable.

3. Raquel Zimmermann in Valentino by Tim Walker
This is a perfect trio of talent, all made for each other. I wish there was an entire spread of just Raquel with her renaissance look, wearing romantic Valentino, captured by Walker’s whimsical eye.

4. FKA Twigs in Prada by Inez & Vinoodh
If I saw this Prada outfit on anyone but Twigs I would have just drifted right over it, but she can literally wear anything and use her doll-beauty and magnificently contorting limbs to make anything work. I imagine Inez & Vinoodh were positively giddy to work with someone as strange and artistic and unique as themselves. This shot is positively iconic. I adore it.

5. Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford by Theo Wenner
This picture would only be more perfect if Ford was in the shot with Nicholas. CAN YOU IMAGINE? I’M IMAGINING IT RIGHT NOW! I have such a thing for anything that combines the stars of A Single Man + Tom Ford. So any time Tom is Julianne Moore’s date to an event, or every time I see Colin Firth I think, “OUCH! MY HEART!” then “OOH! THAT’S HOT!” Nicholas + Tom is my favourite pairing though. It’s just so much throwback perfection. My heart, it aches.

A few additional notes: I love that Maggie Rizer is in a shot next to Karen Elson! KISS HER! Is that the Bjork All Is Full of Love robot in the Edie Campbell by Tim Walker shot? I’m going to imagine it is and it’s inviting Edie back to her Bjork love-pod. The Cara and Gigi and Adele portraits are gorgeous! Such lens piercing goodness! That last shot bums me out and makes me want to overdose on pictures of women to make up for having to look at it. But we accept all parts of those we love, and I love this editorial!

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.

Details/Backstage

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.

Backstage/Details

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.

Backstage/Details

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.

Backstage/Details

Redheads Jessica Chastain, Julianne Moore, Florence Welch and more by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, August 2014

July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Can this one editorial make up for the grievous insult that is putting Blake Lively on the cover of this month’s US Vogue? No, nothing will make the sting of that backhanded slap go away. But these are some of the most famous, beautiful redheads around right now, photographed in all their Pre-Raphaelite beauty by Annie Leibovitz and styled by famed redhead Grace Coddington, so it’s definitely something gorgeous to fest your eyes upon.

Julianne Moore & her daughter Liv Freundlich, Jessica Chastain, Domnhall Gleeson, Amy Adams, Karen Elson, Madison Stubbington, and Florence Welch by Annie Leibovitz