Pre-Fall Girls

December 19th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

As a season between seasons it’s easy to overlook the importance of pre-fall, but the mini-season is full of lookbooks, presentations and the occasional high profile show. When it comes to casting certain models have been clearly dominating the field with multiple appearances in designer pre-fall lookbooks, which can often serve as foreshadowing for campaigns and other lucrative work with the team behind the scenes. Take a look at which girls are doing well this pre-fall and the myriad of ways designers put their versatile beauty to good use.

PREFALL LOOKBOOKS : Burberry Prorsum, Chloe, Diesel, Elizabeth and James & J. Mendel
Photos by Billy Ballard

As one of fashion’s in demand cool girls, Juliana has been appearing everywhere this pre-fall. Brands like Diesel and Elizabeth & James don’t share a link with Chloe & Burberry on the surface, but Juliana’s appearances in imagery for each of those lines shows her ability to add a touch of chic to high & low end looks.


Burberry Prorsum


Elizabeth and James / J. Mendel


PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Prabal Gurung, Thakoon & Sachin & Babi

We’re not sure why designers have been swathing Mijo in layers of print and pattern this season, but so far we’re loving it – she has a way of making even the most unusual combinations look easy & wearable.


Prabal Gurung


Thakoon / Sachin & Babi


PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Derek Lam 10 Crosby, Hugo Boss & Chloe

Luxury with an edge, much like her selective show seasons Kat’s pre-fall lineup is well edited and enviably high profile. Each line is different but they’re united by their low key take on luxury. Kat wears each piece like a second skin and adds an inimitable poise to all her shots.


Derek Lam 10 Crosby


Thakoon / Sachin & Babi


PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Opening Ceremony, Prabal Gurung & Creatures of the Wind

As one of the year’s rising stars the captivating Issa lends her look to labels with an innate cool. Prabal, Opening Ceremony & Creatures of the Wind all boast a trend conscious clientele and cult-followings with fashion editors – making them exactly the kinds of labels Issa might wear during her off time.


Opening Ceremony


Creatures of the Wind / Prabal Gurung


PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Bottega Veneta, Jason Wu & Donna Karan

Only the best for Sanne! The gorgeous Ms. Vloet is becoming a favorite of ultra-luxury labels with a ladylike touch Donna Karan, Bottega and Jason Wu share an feminine ethos and a refined model.


Jason Wu


Bottega Veneta / Donna Karan


PREFALL LOOKBOOKS – Maiyet, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta & KLS

As a consistent and reliable presence on the runway and in editorials Mina never fails to make clothes look amazing, perhaps that’s why she’s gotten some of the season’s more glamorous looks with labels from Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu and Maiyet.


Oscar de la Renta


Maiyet / Jason Wu

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Less is More

May 7th, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

Josh Olins kicks back in the pages of British Vogue with an editorial infused with easygoing charm. Set in the windswept hills of Santa Barbara and starring Andreea Diaconu and Ashleigh Goodthe story focuses on minimal separates in neutral colors. With stylist Clare Richardson at the helm, the pared down color palette and restrained lineup of pieces from ChanelDerek Lam and Burberry Prorsum seems effortlessly cool rather than sharply severe. For their part, Andreea and Ashleigh look right at home in every shot, whether they’re lounging in the tall grass, or posing together on the edge of the boardwalk.

 See the full story on CLM

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Fresh Resort

June 11th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Brand new designer looks straight from Resort, take a look at what Jonathan Simkhai, Derek Lam & Anna Sui have to offer this season.

Models: Jennifer Pugh

As one of the rising stars of the New York fashion scene, Jonathan Simkhai has quickly gained a reputation for creating pieces that are influenced by menswear yet retain their femininity. Resort finds the designer in a sporty mood, mixing denim and metallics to create a graphic look with just the right amount of sex appeal. Fans of Simkhai’s look are sure to find something fresh to enjoy, while new admirers are certain to flock to the sleek dresses and letterman jackets.









Models: Maggie MaurerKatlin AasIrina Nikolaeva & Georgia Hilmer

The streamlined look Derek Lam presented for fall carries over into his minimal resort collection, an appealing set of wardrobe essentials inspired by Art Deco and North African destinations like Egypt and Eritrea. This unexpected combination of influences is united by Lam’s focus on lightness as well as his muted color palette of desert hues. Flowing tunics and square cut djellaba are rendered in geometric patterns and covered with a glossy coat of gold resin.









Model: Thairine Garcia

Feminine and bohemian are two buzzwords frequently associated with Anna Sui and for resort Sui turns out a collection filled with both. Focusing on a happy-go-lucky optimism and upbeat prints, Sui delivers an array of cocktail dresses, caftans and flirty little numbers that are guaranteed to put a smile on the face of each wearer. When you’re covered in hearts, lace and tabby cat prints, you can’t help but feel good.








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Resort Hits

June 8th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Another season, another set of wearable designs for resort, even if you aren’t headed to your summer house for a seasonal stopover you’re sure to find something you like. Here’s what we’ve been loving from Resort so far – be sure to tell us your favorites in the comments!

Pictured on Liya Kebede, Marte Mei van Haaster & Meghan Collison

Ballet inspired minimalism, that offers a welcome respite from the 80s infused disco vibe that Ghesquière has been giving us lately. A simple, elegant and dare we say it – pretty, collection that feels new. Plus, it goes without saying that those slate & coral heels are set to become an editorial (and street style) sensation.

Pictured on Bette Franke, Karmen Pedaru & Nadja Bender

The Gucci flora print is iconic and Frida has always found interesting ways of incorporating it into her designs. The Resort collection offers a colorful and feminine take on the Gucci standards and even boasts a little restraint – there is only one pastel suit!

Pictured on Monika Sawicka & Ava Smith

We admit that we don’t quite see the Coming to America inspiration, but we’re happy that Derek Lam looked to a film that hasn’t been run into the ground for inspiration. All we see is clean, classic American design with a modern twist and really we can’t complain about that.

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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.

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.

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!

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

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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Tribal Beat

November 23rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Greg Kadel.
Rosie Huntington Whiteley.
Katie Mossman.
Harper’s Bazaar.

A festive flourish of tribal prints set against a bright blue backdrop. Rosie’s starpower shines in every shot as bold designs from Derek Lam & Donna Karan are brought to life.

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Brilliant Brights

November 3rd, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Phil Poynter brings color and vitality to the pages of W Korea, with a special editorial starring Lindsey Wixson. Dressed in brights from Thakoon, Prabal Gurung and Derek Lam, Miss Wixson looks cute as button: were loving that little Chanel resort hat worn throughout the story.

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Bits and Bytes: On the Lam

April 6th, 2009 |Posted by Betty

Derek Lam has his first ad! With Karmen Pedaru modeling, Solve Sundsbo shooting and Doug Lloyd creative directing.. it will be a stellar one!(Releasing in August 09)

Brazilian campaigns for Daria Werbowy and Raquel Zimmerman. Daria Werbowy, David Sims and Joe McKenna. That’s a fantastic team for Brazilian line Tufi Duek. See Daria images here. We love that Raquel is shot by fellow Brazilian, Henrique Gendre for Animale, see Raquel images here.

Is the end near for magazines? Get the numbers.

A fascinating article on male models from 1996. So many of the names are the same, so many of the issues are the same. We knew Alex Lundqvist was a sweetheart but here it is in print.

You want fragrance ads? Eric has a bunch all here (including Agyness‘ JPG, Chloe, the David Lynch directed Gucci, etc)

Cameron Russell interviewed by Pony Ryder!

Kate Moss a chef? Weirder things have happened..

Karmen Pedaru. Ph: Solve Sundsbo for Derek Lam F/W 09. Image from WWD

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