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January 6th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

PRADA

The gang is all here! Miuccia Prada’s artistic spring collection comes to life in vivid images by Steven Meisel. Catwalkers Amanda MurphyAnna EwersAshleigh GoodCindy BrunaGracie Van GastelJulia BergshoeffLexi BolingLieke Van HoutenMagdalena JasekMaggie JablonskiMaja SalamonMalaika FirthNastya StenOla RudnickaOphelie GuillermandSabrina Ioffreda & Viktor Van Pelt  share space in colorful campaign but the clothes steal the show. The painted faces that made the collection so memorable are in full effect in the accessories shot and Miuccia’s ladylike shapes make the cast of newcomers look gorgeous.

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CHANEL

Lindsey Wixson and Sasha Luss strike a pose for Karl Lagerfeld‘s lens and add a touch of cool to the eclectic Chanel spring collection. Sporting rainbow colors, oversized pearl baubles and a plethora of handbags Lindsey & Sasha are technicolor muses worthy of Chanel’s vibrant, painterly collection.

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GUCCI

Gucci’s boudoir ready spring collection gets a suitably sensual campaign by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Art Partner). Sultry rising stars Amanda Wellsh and Elisabeth Erm pose against a crimson backdrop in sequined pieces by Frida Gianinni, while Tommaso de Benedictis takes center stage in the equally sleek menswear ads.

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CHLOE

It’s been a few seasons since Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin helmed the Chloe campaign, but the duo doesn’t miss a beat. With Lou Doillon and Julia Stegner front and center in summery images filled with floaty minidresses and espadrilles, Inez and Vinoodh perfectly capture the laid back look & feel that defines Chloe.

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Abstraction

December 17th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Sebastian Kim and Katie Mossman get abstract for Vogue Germany with a wild fashion story that looks to art for inspiration. From Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings to Willem de Kooning’s abstract figures, the editorial takes on abstract expressionism’s masters with a series of elegantly styled portraits starring Drake Burnette. The impressive set design by Kadu Lennox and the creative selection of painterly pieces from the season’s collections – including PradaChloe and Altuzarra - take this colorful story to that next level. See the full story at Management Artists GermanVogueDrake1 GermanVogueDrake2 GermanVogueDrake3 GermanVogueDrake4

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Resort Glamour

June 14th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

MAIYET
Designer: Kristy Caylor
Model: Alana Bunte

The vision for Maiyet has always represented a global mindset and this season with founder Kristy Caylor taking the design reigns, that perspective is clearer and more appealing than ever. With references ranging from Jazz Age designer, Emilie Floge’s couture pieces to El Anatsui’s wood carvings, Caylor certainly isn’t lacking for inspiration and the pieces she crafts represent an exciting mix of old and new. Standouts included graphic printed overcoats and flowing, lighter than air dresses worn with ease.

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CHLOE
Designer: Clare Waight Keller
Models: Elisabeth Erm, Marique Schimmel & Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Chloe strikes a nonchalantly elegant mood with a collection that focuses on the beauty of a laid back look. Relaxed tailoring and a beachy color palette create a feel that is undone, yet sophisticated – even the evening gowns have a casualness that makes them enticing. Guipures and embroidered details add a sense of playfulness, while standout accessories reinforce the house’s heritage as originator of the it-bag – keep an eye on the gold bar embellished Clare satchel.

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LANVIN
Designer: Alber Elbaz
Models: Juliana Schurig & Julia Nobis

Alber Elbaz offered up several classic Lanvin pieces, delivered with polish and grace. Acolytes of the label’s trademark glamour are  bound to find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful options. Jeweled tone suits, goddess gowns worthy of a red carpet, crystal embellished cocktail dresses and blouses; it all comes together to form a decadent treat of a collection.

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Pre-Fall Finery Pt. 2

January 8th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Pre-fall looks keep coming, take a look at some of our favorites from the recent collections and be sure to share yours in the comments.

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Model: Alex Yuryeva

After last season’s 80s kitsch escapade, Gaultier’s pre-fall offerings seem downright subdued though they don’t lack for elegance. Gaultier creates an eye-catching silhouette by splitting key looks in two, showing a masculine and feminine side all in one look with pinstriped suiting on the left and delicate knits on the left. Ensembles like this aren’t for the faint of heart, but the daring Gaultier client is sure to respond to these sartorial feats.


PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND
Model: Agne Konciute

Pringle never fails to deliver a strong knit and their pre-fall collection is no exception. Exploring the idea of classic twinsets with a twist, the line offers a refined mix of monochromatic outerwear looks and layered textures. Working with merino wool in a variety of textures and coordinating colors, the design team created an especially modern take on knitwear staples. Standouts included the jacquard turtlenecks and the stunning ribbed trench, rendered in dusty rose for a touch of romance amidst all the austerity.


CHLOE
Models: Nadja Bender, Nouk Torsing and Rosie Tapner

Chloe’s strength lies in its ability to tow the line between wearability and feminine flights of fancy. Claire Wright Keller understands this balance and her pre-fall collection offers a genteel take on wardrobe staples like the leather bomber jacket, minidress and structured overcoat. Delivered in an dainty palette of peach, mint and lipstick red, the Chloe look manages to be girly without verging into frou frou territory; with the addition of the sleek black pieces Wright-Keller gives the Chloe girl a chance to delve into more sophisticated territory.


CARVEN
Models: Brittany, Bergmeister, Valery Kaufmann, Santa Urbane and Alexandra Martynova

Is it just us or have all the cool girls been wearing Carven a lot lately? Designer Guillaume Henry has the market cornered on an appealing brand of quirky cool and his dresses always manage to look chic, yet unaffected. For his cinema influenced (Henry was inspired by Isabella Adjani’s look in Roman Polanski’s 1976 film, The Tenant) pre-fall lineup Henry created a series of youthful looks that mix beautifully. Printed overcoats layered over lacy dresses and thick knee-tights, topped off with giant glasses, metallic bomber jackets, fuzzy turtlenecks beneath mod-shifts, it all worked beautifully.

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The Muses

September 14th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Fashion is driven by inspirational women and their power and Muse Magazine always gets that. The latest issue is filled with stunning new content and women whose beauty, talent and joie de vivre are nothing short of inspiring. Performance art legend, Marina Abramovic steps into the final frontier with a delightful, space themed story by Guy Aroch, while modeling vet Carmen Kass takes to the streets while sporting pieces from the Chloe archives. Inside you’ll also find: Dree Hemingway and Cass Bird‘s idiosyncratic take on luxury, Jacquelyn Jablonski showing off the season’s darkly elegant pieces, new stories featuring Sara BlomqvistHeidi Mount and so much more.

Daphne Groeneveld by Mariano Vivanco, styling by Charles Varenne

Dree Hemingway by Cass Bird, styling by Ethel Park

Carmen Kass by David Bellemere, styling by Ondine Azoulay

Jacquelyn Jablonski by Fabio Raineri, styling by Keegan Singh

Heidi Mount by Guy Aroch, styling by Joanne Blades

Marina Abramovic by Guy Aroch

Sara Blomqvist by Tim Barber, styling by Susan Winget

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The Biz: Met Madness!

May 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Suvi Koponen & Bonnie Chen before the MET Gala | Image by The Coveteur

How do you get ready for the year’s biggest party? Take a look at the MET Prep of two of the evening’s loveliest ladies Suvi Koponen and Bonnie Chen were guests of Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller and they wore a pair of gorgeous gowns from the label. Take a peek at their behind the scenes process, all captured beautifully by The Coveteur.

Tom Brady with Gisele in Givenchy | Image courtesy of Givenchy

Want to see the best dressed of the evening from the MET’s Costume Institute Gala – take a look at all the red carpet action. Who do you think was looking good last night – we were loving the divine Gisele Bundchen in GivenchyJoan Smalls in Balmain,  Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello, Constance Jablonski in Haider Ackermann and actress Carey Mulligan in of course, Prada.

Mario Testino withAngela LindvallCandice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington Whiteley | Image by Kevin Tachman

After the party is of course the afterparty – get a birds eye view of the festivities with the incredible candid images captured by Kevin Tachman. Inside you’ll see every celebrity, every model, every designers oh and really cute picture of Hamish Bowles hitting the champagne.

In non-MET news, Esteban Cortezar relaunches with Net-A-Porter glad to see him back on the scene! Hoping to see something sexy

McQueen’s Sarah Burton honored by Academy of Art, the designer was awarded an honorary doctorate from the university.

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Just One Look – YSL

January 18th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Every year there are pieces that become repeat offenders: out of the hundreds of looks presented each season a few manage to monopolize editorial space and show up in just about every magazine. When you see the same piece in different images the importance of styling, hair & makeup really becomes evident – one wrong element and the clothes can look unappealing.

Lately we’ve been noticing a very chic Yves Saint Laurent coat popping up in editorial after editorial, looking different in each picture.  Made of “pale green lace jacquard with black cornelly embroideries” the coat was look one during the spring / summer show and looked pretty fetching on Kasia Struss. In the magazines the same look takes on a variety of guises: in the pages of Vogue Italia it turns into a harlequin costume for Querelle Jansen, while Harper’s Bazaar uses it as a retro topper for a blonde Bette FrankeW Magazine focuses on the graphic print with a black and white shot and some serious eye makeup on Cara Delevingne, while Elle goes in a flamboyant direction placing it on top of a red satin bra and a knit skirt from Chloe.

WHICH VARIATION OF THE LOOK IS YOUR FAVORITE?  

Ph. Craig McDean | PublicationVogue Italia | ModelQuerelle Jansen | Fashion EditorKarl Templer | Hair - Eugene Souleiman | Makeup - Mark Carrasquillo

Ph.Lachlan Bailey| PublicationHarper’s Bazaar | ModelBette Franke | Fashion EditorBrana Wolf | Hair - Akki Shirakawa | Makeup - Francelle Daly

Ph. Emma Summerton | PublicationW Magazine | ModelCara Delevingne | Fashion EditorEdward Enninful | Hair - Odile Gilbert | Makeup - Miranda Joyce

Ph. KT Auleta | Publication -Elle | Model -Rasa Zukauskaite & Anne-Sophie Monrad | Fashion EditorLester Garcia | Hair – Bok Hee | Makeup - Benjamin Puckey

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PreFall & Pre-Fails

January 11th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Two pre-fall looks we love, two pre-fall looks we don’t.
The collections dissected with commentary- every other day till the pre-season wraps.

LOVED ITDEREK LAM
This look isn’t reinventing the wheel, but Derek made the whole sage utilitarian thing look so luxe on Caroline Brasch Nielsen that we can’t help but love it. Wearable, practical and completely in line with the pre-fall aesthetic.

WTF?!BALENCIAGA
The problem with being a consumate trendsetter is that sometimes you’re just too ahead of the curve. Nicolas Ghesquiere has perfectly approximated what we’ll all be wearing post-apocalypse, right down to the multiple hats and protective gloves. We can barely see the lovely Marte Mei van Haaster beneath all this!

LOVED ITNINA RICCI
Who can argue with perfection? This dramatic Nina Ricci number looks couture worthy on Josephine Skriver.

OIC…STELLA McCARTNEY
When Stella McCartney labeled herself “too sensible” earlier in the week we failed to see the problem, however after viewing these glorified long johns we’re starting to understand where she’s coming from. There is a time and a place for thermal underwear and pre-fall is not it. Even Marique Schimmel can’t pull off Snuggie-chic.

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