Friday, September 30, 2011

H&M x Versace

If you've been anxiously awaiting the upcoming H&M x Versace collaboration, Vogue Russia and UK released some images of the upcoming line. The collection debuts on November 17th (which is a Thursday - be prepared for massive lines non the less), get ready for the madness folks!




Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lady Gaga x Mugler SS12

Here's the second teaser to the exclusive short Lady Gaga film, directed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, that will be screened today at the spring 2012 Mugler show during Paris fashion week. Will you watch?



Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Biophilia

The forthcoming album from Bjork, which will be multimedia, entitled Biophilia is set to be released on October 10, 2011. We'll have to wait and hear if it's on our playlist rotation but right now I'm just admiring the playfullness of her album artwork. Loving the hair!






Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Nail Rock x Meadham Kirchhoff


Nail Rock has teamed up with Meadham Kirchhoff to design an exclusive collection of bespoke nail wraps for its spring/summer 2012 show at London Fashion Week.
Models displayed kitsch nail wraps featuring cartoon bears, kittens and hearts. Each design was applied to the models’ nails by Nail Rock creative directors Zoe and Mike Pocock. So adorable and kitsch! 






Monday, September 26, 2011

Sweetness

. . . Miuccia Prada's summation of her new collection was surprisingly direct. 


Prada SS12














Sunday, September 25, 2011

Crown of Braids

Can't wait to test this style out . . . backstage at Antonio Marras SS12.



Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lynn Yaeger VS Tom Ford

Q. What eminent designer puts what seems like 150 looks on the runway — bottom-grabbing pencil skirts; tiny purple Floradora dresses — and forbids photography (apparently to lend an air of exclusivity, but in this case, maybe to protect his reputation) and emerges on the runway at the end of the show, then stands around with a bunny-in-the-headlights look in his eyes, waiting for a standing ovation that never comes? A. Tom Ford.


Burn . . .



Friday, September 23, 2011

Shake It Off


Happy Friday! I love this picture entitled "Shake" by Carli Davidson, an award-winning photographer and an animal trainer. Who could say no to this adorable face!?


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Finally! Shopping Made Easier!

This is a classic Seinfeld moment - but who wants to end up like George (not me!) - well now we can really pack what's important in our clutches, phone and lip balm. Woo hoo!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Naomi Campbell's Enormous Eye of Horus Eco-House

If the world comes to an end, model Naomi Campbell and her nearest and dearest will have no trouble surviving in this 25 roomed eco-home. Designed by and a birthday gift from one of our favorite new architects Luis de Garrido, the glass domed house is completely energy and water self-sufficient and features an amazing indoor landscaped terrace. Everything about this house is a dream: its comfortable microclimate, its constant flow of air, light and heat when necessary, its superior landscaping, and of course the fact that it was built on the Isla Playa de Cleopatra in Turkey (notice the Egyptian theme.)






Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tom Ford SS12 Look Board?

Tom Ford SS12 - Another Secret Affair


Tom is absolutely NOT doing any more shows. Ever.
That was the word from Ford central, just a diamond ring's throw from Buckingham Palace. Then last week a few discreet emails went out asking selected journalists to a presentation. Then a few more emails went out.
By the time Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo, Carine Roitfeld, Glenda Bailey, Harrods and co had taken their seats (promptly at 6pm) the select presentation had become a three-row show.
And quite a long show at that. Alas we can't bring you pictures - they're as tightly controlled as the curves were on that catwalk. They'll be released some time when Ford pleases. Meantime, over convivial cocktails pre and post show, cameras were politely being outlawed. So you'll have to make do with my sketches. Luckily for Tom, I'm lousy at drawing. So you'll just have to imagine how good Carmen Kass's trashed brunette French pleat looked.
Shame, because those were some curves. There's no doubt Ford knows how to harness a womanly figure. On paper - which is all we have, what with the picture embargo - it sounds simple enough, almost reductive: pencil skirts, to the knee, sometimes with a fish tail, tightly cinched in cummerbunds and peasant tops, all of it balanced on delicately sculptured wedges or metal pin-heeled stilettos. This is ground well covered in his days at Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent. So were the shirts unbuttoned way past bedtime, the tousled hair and the dark rings orbiting the models' eyes (ok they were defined black lines rather than the old smudgy crayons, either way, the Tom Ford make-up range got a good workout). But the lady vamping is a classic, which requires someone to champion it right now.
Besides, on closer inspection - which this show allowed - the detailing on these clothes was way beyond anything he attempted in his previous gigs.
Mesh, marabou, raffia fringing, a candlewick effect which suggested long hours at the hand embroiderers, plaited satin ribbons - these were just some of the techniques applied onto those hourglass silhouettes. Throw in bosoms, cupped in cantilevered chiffon, checks and some snakeskin skirts and it could have all looked a bit much.
In fact there were moments when you found all your taste certainties being pulverised. But that's not a bad thing. Ford is no minimalist (though who knew he had such a crush on purple?) and the heavy garnishing will go down well with all the stylists who were already mentally reserving what they'll shoot. Fashion needs its agitators. Customers - and there are plenty looking for an alternative to fashion's pastel, sporty colour blocking crazes next season - will find plenty. Those perforated leather skirts for starters, the leather bombers (worn with silk or leather jogging pants) and the guipure lace.
Written by: Lisa Armstrong 




Monday, September 19, 2011

Behind the Scenes at Jeremy Scott - the Makeup Files

I love eyeliner. Period. A friend of mine even once said, "eyeliner gives you your super powers doesn't it?" True. So of course I was obsessed with the photos of the models backstage. The inspiration was doll faces with giant wide eyes and painted on freckles - so cheesy that it works. Might have something to do with the hair - love it! 









Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Grace Under Fire

No matter where (at the Alexander Wang Spring 12 show), Grace Coddington always looks so calm and put together. Timeless.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vogue October 2011 - Michelle Williams

Many an actress has portrayed the iconic Marilyn Monroe. However, no one will match the true beauty that made Monroe who she was. Michelle Williams gives it her best shot and conveys her best coy, sultry looks in October's Vogue.