31 January 2011
Hot off the heels of their recent engagement, Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic take their love to the pages of Vogue Russia February. These two have amazing chemistry and are both so natural infront of the camera together. Shot by Alexi Lubomirski, Anja and Sasha smolder in the road trip story featuring the work of Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu and Fendi styled by Katerina Mukhina.
27 January 2011
Anna Dello Russo and Giampaolo Sgura once again bring over the top glam to the pages of March’s Vogue Nippon. Starring Karmen Pedaru as a high fashion wearing diva, The Look Says It All highlights the spring collections from Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Emilio Pucci and more.
These looks remind me of when I was knee high to my current self, dressing my brunette Barbie in all the fantastic vintage clothes my mother had stored away from when she was younger. Note to self= go through old Barbie clothes for inspiration for next season!
Photo Credit: Giampaolo Sgura
Styling: Anna Dello Russo
Models: Karmen Pedaru
Hair: Andrew Guida @Close Up
Make Up: Jessica @Close Up
Source: Japan Vogue March 2011
Hard and soft contrasts are the main foundation for Lanvin’s spring 2011 showing with sleek silhouettes and asymmetry joining together with lightweight materials and strong silhouettes, offsetting the feminine with masculine. Some of the shapes are questionable with a few pieces looking like padding in the wrong areas; pecs and over muscled arm shapes.. Sticking with the neutral palette of greys, browns we have seen strong in the last few seasons, with blues, ochres, reds and tans featuring in the collection.
26 January 2011
Bejewelled dresses and bolero cuts were equally inspired by traditional Japanese Butoh dancers throughout history and futuristic sci-fi shapes.
Dazed Magazine wrote:
Yesterday, Givenchy held a private presentation at the Hotel Evreux on Place Vendôme, which felt like the best (and most traditional) way to admire the intricacy of couture pieces. There, over three rooms, bejewelled dresses by Riccardo Tisci, elevated into the air by a floating mannequin or worn by a wandering model were contemplated over a glass of peach nectar. The collection is influenced by Japanese history, and more precisely by the work of Kazuo Ohno, a traditional Butoh dancer. True to Tisci’s touch, the silhouettes interweave both male and female influences, such as large frontal knots alongside geometrical necks and sharp patterns, poking both at women’s kimonos and costumes Gundam fighters.
History and future (or rather, a child’s Sci-Fi fantasy) are also melted into one Post-Modern unity: traditional techniques such as hand sewn crane birds are place alongside geometrical 3D embroidery; organza dresses intermingle with angular sequin appliqués. A similar balance operates in the duality of the colours: eye-grabbing boleros cuts, often reduced to dominant shoulder pads, are made of luminescent orange and pink sequins, arranged to resemble fish scales – these are contrasted with limes, white-pinks and citrus tones on silk, chiffon and organza. A soft warrior, a couture fighter, all interpretations are left to one’s imaginations.
25 January 2011
21 January 2011
Having only enjoyed what Sake's Bar has to offer, this evening will be about tasting the wonderful culinary creations as well as revisiting our favourite cocktails.
What a fantastic way to recharge after a long week of creating, and the perfect opportunity to come up with new and wonderful ideas!
20 January 2011
18 January 2011
Daria Werbowy featuring in yet another campaign with the spring 2011 advertisements from luxury label, Salvatore Ferragamo. In front of Mikael Jansson’s lens, Daria stars alongside Clément Chabernaud while transforming into a poolside diva in Ferragamo’s relaxed looks of sophistication styled by Anastasia Barbieri. Great colour ways.