The Biz: Marc’s Cool Cast & Net-A-Sporter

July 2nd, 2014 |Posted by Janelle

#CASTMEMARC : Is Instagram the new casting source dujour? For the revamped MBMJ casting director Anita Bitton (Establishment Casting) searched for faces via the social media platform, asking hopefuls to upload images to their profiles using the hashtag #castmeMarc. The end result is an effortlessly cool David Sims shoot featuring a lineup of international cool kids. With their pink hair, piercings and youthful good looks the cast looks like ideal Marc by Marc consumers – they pull off Luella Bartley & Katie Hillier‘s collection perfectly.

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David Sims for Marc Jacobs

Take a trip through the wealth of Resort accessories – Women’s Wear Daily has a comprehensive overview of the season’s goodies.

A rose is still a rose – or is it? Should fragrances qualify for intellectual property protection – Business of Fashion presents a compelling arguement.

DEATH BECOMES HER: The Costume Institute never fails to select an inspired theme for its annual exhibitions and the latest is sure to raise a few eyebrows. For fall the institute will explore the Victorian tradition of mourning attire and its evolution, charting the oft elaborate standards of bereavement wear and the corresponding cultural influences. The ‘Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire” exhibit will be the Costume Institute’s first fall show in seven years and will run from October 21, 2014–February 1, 2015

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Mourning Ensemble, 1870-1872, Black silk crape, black mousseline Photo: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Karin Willis

The words Julian Assange and runway model aren’t often seen together, but the Wikileaks founder is set to make his catwalk debut this fall at designer Ben Westwood’s show.

Suzy Menkes guides you through Van Cleef and Arpels’ garden of earthly delights and the brand’s exquisite The Peau d’Ane collection.

BRIDAL PARTY : Meanwhile at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum the full gamut of wedding dresses and their history are explored in a sumptuous new exhibit – Wedding Dresses 1775-2014. Charting the development of the wedding dress as a standard and exploring designer takes on the classic the exhibit aims to provide an overview of one of fashion’s the most iconic pieces. The dresses by Galliano, Lacroix and of course Vera Wang are must see. Added bonus – famous brides like Gwen Stefani & Dita Von Teese have loaned their dresses to the museum for this special exhibit. (Running from now until March 2015)

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Silk satin wedding dress, designed by Norman Hartnell Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum

Guy Trebay explores the Paris menswear collections and their ideal man – whose name might surprise you.

Still in search of a menswear fix? Tim Blanks details his personal favorite pieces from the mens collections over at Style.com

GOOD SPORT : Who says you have to ditch the designer duds when you hit the gym? Net-A-Porter delves into the lucrative activewear market with the launch of their latest spin off site – Net-A-Sporter which launches in July. The site will stock favorites like Adidas by Stella McCartney and Nike alongside a host of fresh brands that merge luxury with athleticism. With everything from tennis gear, to yoga mats and swimwear expected to be in the mix the project is sure to raise the bar for gym dressing.

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The Net-A-Porter Sport ad Campaign starring Nadia Araujo

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Editorial Inspiration : Rear Window

March 20th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Hollywood costumer Edith Head’s legendary collaboration with filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most enduring fashion reference points. Head’s costumes with their luxurious detailing and elegant shapes were the ideal compliment to Hitchcock’s sophisticated heroines and together they shaped the iconic “Hitchcock Blonde” look. The duo worked together on nearly a dozen now classic films – Vertigo, Marnie, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, just to name a few and the legacy of those pictures has influenced everyone from Alexander McQueen to Bill Gayten.

The latest industry power player to find inspiration Head / Hitchcock is none other than Vogue Creative Director, Grace Coddington, who creates an impressive take on Rear Window’s 50s style fashions using the season’s key pieces, with the regal Carolyn Murphy filling the shoes of Grace Kelly and actor Tobey Maguire in the Jimmy Stewart role. The story shot by Peter Lindbergh recreates the atmosphere of L.B. Jeffries’ apartment down to the last detail, but gives things a Vogue twist. Ladylike pieces from Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta and Miu Miu are mixed perfectly for a wardrobe that is steeped in vintage glamour, yet keeps its modernity. Carolyn certainly captures the All-American elegance of Grace and even though Tobey Maguire isn’t our first choice for a Jimmy Stewart substitute, this story still has all the charm & intrigue of a Hitchcock flick. 

VIEW THE FULL STORY ON VOGUE.COM

TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES AT GRACE CODDINGTON’S PHOTO DIARY 

THE INSPIRATION: Rear Window

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THE EDITORIAL: Window Dressing

Photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Fashion Editor: Grace Coddington
Models: Carolyn Murphy & Tobey Maguire
Hair, Didier Malige
Makeup, Stéphane Marais.
Set design, Viki Rutsch for Exposure NY
Produced by Ricardo D. Martins for North Six.

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All Images Courtesy of Vogue  - for more on the April issue check out Vogue.com

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The New Ones

February 1st, 2011 |Posted by Betty

Spring’s campaigns electrify by featuring stunning new talent; from Sacha M’Baye‘s great debut for Burberry, to Ataui Deng looking lovely for Kenzo, the presence of fresh faces can give staid campaigns new life. Take a look at some of our favorite newcomers and established faces in the very latest ads.


Jourdan Dunn and Sacha M’Baye for Burberry by Mario Testino.


Ataui Deng, Eniko Mihalik, Tao Okamoto for Kenzo by Mario Sorrenti.


Andrej Pejic and Jaco van den Hoven for Marc by Marc Jacobs by Juergen Teller.


Kat Hessen (to see Chloe Memisevic, Kirsi Pyrhonen, Natalia Zakharova, Kristina Romanova‘s new pics, click here for Marc Jacobs by Juergen Teller.


Juju Ivanyuk for See by Chloe by David Sims.

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The Ryan Resurgence

October 14th, 2008 |Posted by Betty

The New York native, best known for his S/S07 Marc by Marc Jacobs ads is finally done with school and reemerges with a recent shoot for Pop and a 12 page story for the new i-D. The i-D, shot by Alasdair McLellan and styled by Olivier Rizzo, showcases why Ryan, looking more sculpted than ever, remains most coveted.

Ryan S/Request. Ph: Alasdair McLellan, stylist Olivier Rizzo

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