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Couture Crush

October 18th, 2013 |Posted by Janelle

Daria Strokous.
Patrick Demarchelier.
Vogue Russia.

The latest issue of VR offers up a haute fur filled cover story styled by Olga Dunina. Demarchelier’s images capture the decadence of winter fashion Russian style and Daria is as pristine as ever in extravagant couture from Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf and Atelier Versace. (with hair by Yannick D’Is (Paris: Management + Artists, New York: Management + Artists) and makeup by Serge Hodonou)

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Spotlight On: Weir Diary

July 24th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Though he’s known for putting together some of the most flawless casts imaginable — see Viktor & Rolf‘s stunning lineup of top tier beauties, and the eclectic group of worldly gents he selected for Berluti – casting director Andrew Weir still finds time to capture the biz’s most beautiful faces in his candid blog, Weir Diary. Getting to the heart of his subjects with honest snapshots that capture them looking unguarded and beautiful, Weir has created an intimate look at fashion from an insider perspective.

Hanne Gaby Odiele

Sean O’Pry

Jessica Miller

Patrick Petitjean

Valerija Kelava

Kate Upton

 

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Deja Vu : Food for Thought

April 12th, 2012 |Posted by Janelle

Richard Burbridge‘s latest over the top story for New York Times Magazine celebrates the season’s candy colored dresses & bold fruit prints, with a festive food meets fashion series of images. The idea is simple – take the plum prints on a Dolce & Gabbana dress and serve them with a side of fruit salad for good measure – but the magic is all in the execution. Robbie Spencer‘s styling on this story is nothing short of amazing – though we do wonder if he was the one picking up the cart at Whole Foods in addition to selecting the stellar designer looks. Hanne Gaby Odiele and Julia Nobis bring the concept to life with animated posing and the occasional taste of sweetness.

The story got us thinking about all the other time’s we’ve seen fashion and food collide. Though we prefer our meals on a plate something has to be said for the unexpected art that comes about when you re-imagine what every day items can do. Have a trip down memory lane and see some of our  favorite food meets fashion combos.

There is a Dolce & Gabbana dress hiding beneath all that produce.

Even if you didn’t notice the lobsters, this would be an epic shot.

Viktor & Rolf‘s decadent designs get coated in candy – very fitting!

Artist Sung Yeon Ju‘s Wearable Foods series (2009-2010) featured clothing crafted out of materials like banana peels and slices of eggplant.

2010 Kirsi Pyrhonen wore lettuce as a fashion statement in images by Magnus Unnar for the Barneys holiday catalog.

Who can forget that meat dresses Lady Gaga wore on the red carpet & the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan in 2010 – also designed by Sung Yeon Ju!

Cintia Dicker delights in a dress full of M&Ms in Ryan Yoon‘s shoot for Virgine Magazine - 2010

And now for something you can actually put in your mouth. How about some Chanel & Christian Louboutin cupcakes? Prop stylist Lisa Edsalv and photographer Therese Aldgard collaborated on these and we’re petitioning Aaron de MeyKarl Lagerfeld to get them in stores.

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Beauty Bytes : Arizona’s New Look

November 18th, 2011 |Posted by Janelle

Tom Ford’s cosmetics line is still the most buzzed about development in beauty and Into the Gloss’ Emily Weiss explores the collection with a gorgeous shoot starring Arizona Muse. Doing double duty as photographer and makeup artist, Emily created a stunning look on Arizona featuring some of the brand’s key products. A little Noir Absolute for Eyes, a swipe of Lost Cherry lipgloss and Arizona looks flawless. We’re loving Miss Muse’ brand new pageboy crop too! Read the full article here.

Are you a fan of Viktor & Rolf and their mega-popular scent Flowerbomb? The duo is set to launch the masculine version Spicebomb in January. What made them go with spice instead of say citrus or vetiver? Rolf Snoeren tells WWD “We felt that if flowers were a very typical feminine scent, spices were the masculine opposite.” Good to know. Look for the campaign in magazines soon, starring the gorgeous Sean O’Pry

Sean O’Pry looking phenomenal in the Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin image from the campaign.

Remember Prescriptives – the cult beauty line where you could get custom foundations and perfectly blended lipsticks? They’re baaaaaack! Check out their relaunched website for a chance to score your favorites.

If you look inside Uma Thurman’s makeup bag you’ll find loads of Givenchy and a little Laura Mercier too.

WMagazine’s Jane Larkworthy picks the best indie scents and they’re all incredible – we spot Byredo, MCMC and Joya.

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Perfect 10

October 29th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Every season there are a few choice moments that get us excited about fashion all over again. Whether these moments come courtesy of established designers or emerging talents is irrelevant: what matters is how these instances make us feel. This season was chock full of excitement for everyone involved, but these were the moments, places, people and things that made me stand up and take note.

01. Alexander McQueen

The show of the season hands-down and a personal favorite: everything, from the sci-fi makeup to the outlandish shoes, was unlike anything else. In a season where designers were cutting back, scaling down and generally eschewing creativity in favor of monotony,Alexander McQueen managed to break boundaries and inspire.

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(Image Courtesy Getty Images via Daylife)

02. Acne

Ingenious little details are what set Acne Jeans apart from other lines; the metal touches on their jeans this season managed to be reminiscent of Balenciaga without feeling derivative. I cannot wait to see these jeans worn in real life by especially daring girls

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(Image Courtesy of Acne)

03. Danielle Scutt

There was something so unabashedly girly about the glittering pink lips Hannah Murray gave the girls at Danielle Scutt’s show. The look isn’t particularly user friendly off the runway, but the hard texture of the glitter just stands out beautifully against that bright fuchsia lip color: tiny little changes can really elevate a look from ordinary to extraordinary.

Danielle Scutt

(Image courtesy of WWD)

04. Viktor and Rolf

The idea of Viktor & Rolfsawing into their tulle ball gowns with chainsaws is the kind of ultimate fashion moment that deserves to be preserved. Here’s to hoping that someone has video of the momentous preparations that led up to their S/S show.

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(Image courtesy Getty Images via Daylife)

05. DARIA at Balmain

In a season dominated by newcomers, it was refreshing to see a familiar face. Ms. Werbowy’s opening slot at Balmain was the highlight of the show – gold lamé bondage dresses notwithstanding – and the selective appearance reminded us just how a true modeling MVP can elevate a whole look.

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(Image courtesy of WWD)

06. Christopher Kane

Like everyone else looking at Kane, I really expected an encore presentation of either fall’s tough girl chic or last spring’s dainty scalloped edges: unforeseen were the series of plaid dresses straight out of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book. If there was anyone on earth who saw this coming, they deserve either a special medal or their own psychic hotline ala Sylvia Brown. Christopher just keeps us on our toes, even if you didn’t love this collection you still have to wonder just what is coming next.

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(Image Courtesy of WWD)

07. Gareth Pugh

Granted, the Pugh feathers were definitely conjuring images of Phillip Treacy’s creations for McQueen, but you can’t deny the visual impact they gave on the runway.

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08. Rick Owens

This was perhaps the lightest, brightest, most freewheeling Rick Owens collection ever crafted. One could practically hear birds chirping in the background, from the cheerfulness of it all.

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(Image Courtesy Getty Images via Daylife)

09. Ohne Titel

If you didn’t pick up on the strappy bondage inspired shoe trend this season, you were either fast-asleep or purposefully ignoring the wave of perilous footwear coming our way. Of all the staggering heels designed to entice our inner foot fetishist, Ohne Titel‘s were the most fabulous.

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(Image Courtesy of Elle.com)

10. Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci is constantly critiqued for his lack of cohesiveness within collections, but I have always found that the lack of cohesion can make for welcome surprises. One of my favorite dresses of the season was a frothy yellow number worn by Ranya Mordanova: in a collection praised for its graphic black and white severity, this was a welcome and wholly unexpected touch of softness and delicacy. On the right girl – someone please contact Thandie Newton’s publicist – I can imagine this being the perfect spring dress.

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(Image courtesy of Vogue.co.uk)

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Perfume Posse

July 24th, 2009 |Posted by Janelle

Fragrance campaigns are a major coup for any girl lucky enough to land one and the latest set of perfume ads to emerge feature the biggest stars of the moment. Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shoot perennial favorite, Raquel Zimmermann for Viktor & Rolf‘s Eau Mega. The larger than life ads feature a giant Raquel dominating a golden cityscape. Dior goes for a more traditional route with Edita Vilkeviciute‘s tropic themed Escale à Portofino ads while Prada revamps its S/S Steven Meisel helmed muse campaign with Viktoriya Sosonkina, Anna Jagodzinska, Toni Garrn and Ymre Stiekema. Note the devilish gleam in Anna’s eyes as she aims the atomizer straight for Toni.

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Shalom walks Viktor & Rolf

October 2nd, 2008 |Posted by Betty

In the wake of today’s Guy Trebay article in the Times about “The Marie Antoinette Moment” and the Imagist’s own musings on the state of the fashion world, comes the link from IMG to Shalom Harlow‘s exclusive turn for the Viktor & Rolf show. Catch the timeless beauty up close and personal (and yes, the 2 models are both Shalom). See the details on the clothes and accessories from just a stone’s throw away even closer than the top editors. Watch that flow of the fabric and the swing of the bag. Our only beef? Waiting for the video to load. Welcome to the future of the runway!

Click here for Viktor & Rolf’s website

Some behind the scenes tidbits, click here.

Screencapped from the Viktor & Rolf site.

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