Archive for January, 2011

The Biz: Couture Kicks Off

January 24th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle


Iekeliene Stange & Liu Wen at Dior Couture | Image Credit Now Fashion

Couture starts off strong, with a beautiful showing from John Galliano at Dior. Fashionologie reports on the so called death of couture and its triumphant return | Fashionologie

Take a look at the show as well, with behind the scenes at WWD and the full extravaganza at Now Fashion.

Cathy Horyn sounds off on the menswear season in Paris and their play on androgyny | NYT

In sad news Cerutti folds their womenswear label | Fashion United

Karl Lagerfeld says doesn’t want an ‘intellectual image’ and yet he remains fashion’s number one source for amusing quotes in a Telegraph.co.uk interview by Hilary Alexander (via Huffington Post)

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mdc ♥ : the bold & the beautiful

January 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

This week’s roundup of products we love!

BALENCIAGA & SPAIN

The Balenciaga Spanish Master exhibition is still going strong at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute and if you’re lucky enough to be in New York sometime before February 19th you should definitely check it out. Balenciaga fans outside NYC can still pre-order a copy of Balenciaga & Spain, a book that examines the relationship between Balenciaga’s groundbreaking designs and his cultural identity.

“Exploring the profound and enduring influence of Balenciaga’s native country on his work, this book considers the influences of Spain’s greatest artists, from Zurbarán, Velázquez, and Goya to Picasso and Miró. It also investigates the impact of Spain’s religious dress and ceremony, its royal history, its rich regional costume, its dance traditions, and the power and splendor of the bullfight on the protean Balenciaga’s designs.”

Available at Rizzoli

ILLAMASQUA

Earlier in the week we showcased Alex Box‘s skill for transforming models with makeup and naturally that got us interested in the products she uses. Box’s Illamasqua line is just as good as you’d expect, with richly pigmented hues in hard to find colors dominating the selection. Standout products include the shimmering pure pigments and guaranteed to stay put cake liners and for anyone looking for the perfect glamorous red lip check out their creamy shade, Box.

Available at Illamasqua.com and Sephora

THE YSL CHYC

Streamlined and small bags have replaced oversized satchels as the must have accessories and we’re digging YSL’s version of the trend. The timeless box shape is sure to be in style for seasons to come and since it comes in a variety of leathers and colors, there really is something for every girl. In fact, someone in the office may have picked up one of these lovelies in a gorgeous purple shade – try and guess who the lucky lady was!

Available at YSL boutiques & Nordstrom

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The World of Sasha

January 21st, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Vogue Paris gives readers a rare glimpse into the life of model, Sasha Pivovarova with a special behind the scenes portfolio of images created by Sasha herself. The mix of photos and drawings showcases Sasha’s artistic talents and provide a fun look at her winning personality.



Image Credit | Valentine27

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Rough & Tumble

January 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Craig McDean.
Karl Templer.
Aymeline Valade.
Three fashion forces combine for an editorial that captures the essence of the current obsession for all things punk and tomboyish; yet another homerun for Interview Magazine.

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Techno Chic

January 20th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Who knew that bright blue hair and flashes of neon could look so ladylike? Raymond Meier‘s candy colored edit in American Vogue, features girls of the moment Jana Kaye and Britt Maren looking pretty with punk crops. Elissa Santisi styles the accessories extravaganza with sleek add-ons from Hermes and Valextra, plus techie toys from Apple and Toshiba, to create a look that is thoroughly modern.

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Mad for Mugler

January 20th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Adrien Sahores by Tommy Ton. Check out Tommy’s other dramatic pics from the show.

With his highly anticipated first collection as creative director, Nicola Formichetti doesn’t disappoint. Cathy Horyn of the NY Times, (mostly) approves. See the whole collection on Vogue.co.uk.

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Bits & Bytes: Milan wrapup

January 19th, 2011 |Posted by Betty


Details Magazine threw a rocking party in Milan at the Principe with Garrett Neff (pictured), Noah Mills and a host of the top runway guys enjoying the event. Catch all the images here by rising male model/photographer Julian Schratter. (image for models.com courtesy of Details)

If you missed any of the action in Milan, go to Frillr for runway videos, and see Sonny Vandevelde‘s always distinctively fun backstage pictures. For runway images, who are our favorites? WWD breaks it up by cities and has backstage pics, Style.com lets you see the complete collection at once and Vogue.co.uk which has the very cool magnifying tool to get in thisclose to the details.

Want to know who is the Brazilian model that walked the most shows in Milan? Check Made in Brazil. It’s a no brainer.

Mugler just wrapped up this first day in Paris. Have you been checking out creative director Nicola Formichetti‘s eerie teasers with Rick Genest?

Miscellaneous:

Speaking of Brazil, MIB has a link where you can help the victims of the floods in Rio. Open your pockets, people!

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Romantic Rites

January 19th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Gorgeous models and their boyfriends; not exactly an original theme but, Patrick Demarchelier‘s Vogue story on gamine beauties and the men who love them, is beautiful all the same. The simple shots, accentuated by Tabitha Simmons‘s trench styling and Yumi‘s flawless makeup, serve as a lovely introduction to the significant others of several top girls.

Aminata Niaria & Laurence Dennis

Sasha Knezevic & Anja Rubik

Rock Ji & Bonnie Chen

Jamie Mazur & Alessandra Ambrosio

Mark Wystrach & Angela Lindvall

James Conran & Coco Rocha

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