Monday, May 31, 2010
The Spring/Summer 2010 ‘America’ issue of 125 Magazine is a concentrated dose of creative fashion photography. The cover shoot ‘Old Glory’ is photographed by Paul Ferrell and art directed by Gary Harvey.The patriotic body paint editorial features models Pete Bolton, Betty Adewole, Polly Brindle, Anais Van Praet, Lewis Collins, and Ramona Chmura.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sarah Burton, McQueen’s second in command, has been named the brand’s new creative director.
Burton joined McQueen in 1996, just a year before her graduation from Central St. Martins. In 2000, she was named head of womenswear design, and most recently she was credited with finishing McQueen’s AW10 collection after his suicide. Burton told Vogue UK, “The creation of modern, beautifully crafted clothes was at the heart of Lee’s vision. I intend to stay true to his legacy.” When Gucci Group announced plans to continue the Alexander McQueen label after Lee’s death, many were not pleased. Rumors swirled about McQueen’s replacement, often citing Gareth Pugh as an obvious choice. Others wanted the brand to lay dormant for some years, continuing accessories and McQ lines until enough time had passed to bring on another superstar designer.
But we’re happiest with this choice. Ms. Burton has spent nearly 16 years working at McQueen, and based on the AW10 collection, we’re confident that she has what it takes to continue McQueen’s legacy and contribute new concepts. All we can do now is wait. Gucci Group did not say when Burton’s first collection would debut. We’re hoping for March 2011, but as of now, we’ll just have to wait and see.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Exciting news, according to WWD Giles Deacon is confirmed to be the new creative director of Emanuel Ungaro taking over design duties at the French fashion house following the departure last month of Estrella Archs, the chief designer hired to work beside former artistic adviser Lindsay Lohan. His first collection will be presented during Paris Fashion Week in October. Can’t wait to see what he designs for Emanuel Ungaro!
“I obviously don’t want to infringe upon my own line, but I like things that are very feminine, lots of color, great prints, great quality, some unusual cuts. All of those things that I like in the world of fashion design I’m going to bring to what I feel is appropriate for the Ungaro woman,” he said.
“Yes, I’m totally aware and respectful of the pressure but at the same time, I’ve run my own business for eight years and worked in lots of places,” he said. “I think as soon as you start worrying and thinking about that too much, you’re not concentrating on doing good work, which is the most important thing.”
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Here is the first image from Simon Nessman's editorial in the new issue of French Vogue magazine photographed by internationally renowned and one of my favorite photography teams Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.
P.S: I love the Givenchy crown ;)
Los Angeles is almost ready for the heat as the summer sun soon approaches. I'm looking forward to grabbing comfortable t-shirts from my closet and spending my free time at the beach. Simons new look book has perfect wardrobe essentials and the clothes look even better on top model Sean O’Pry.
Chanel released the Cruise 2011 look book featuring uncle Karl's favorite Baptiste Giabiconi alongside Georgia May Jagger photographed by Karl Lagerfeld of course. First Jerry... and now the daughter, Baptiste?
Cutie model River Viiperi looks sexy alongside models Rel and Yulia in these images shot by photographer Jeffrey Cohen for the contributing editor.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
The Beauty of Violence is Karl Lagerfeld’s portrait of his newest muse, the darkly handsome Italian fashion model Baptiste Giabiconi, whom Lagerfeld first spotted in French Vogue. For Lagerfeld’s lens, Giabiconi enacts an erotic seizure in myriad facial and corporeal expressions, and in various degrees of clothing. Well chosen as a portrait subject, Giabiconi is a theatrical chameleon: he confronts the camera with a provocative, sultry stare, or withdraws from it into a state of feigned self-absorption. Lagerfeld loves to engage such seductive subjects and to capture their bodily rhetoric of sexual aggression: The Beauty of Violence is the latest chapter in his love affair with the many incarnations of male Eros.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I love this sexy editorial for April 2010 issue of Elle Italia. The editorial was shot by Matt Jones featuring Suzanne Diaz, Jerreth Ludwig and Brittain Ward among others.
Fur in recent years has left the Upper East Side and invaded downtown, it owes much to Kopenhagen Fur and its Kopenhagen Studio design initiative. Collaborating with designers like Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens, and Gaspard Yurkievich (as well as luxury labels like Gucci and Louis Vuitton), Kopenhagen Studio has directly sourced some of the most luxurious animal pelts in the world.
From fox and chinchilla to mink and karakul—and placed them in the hands of fashion’s most forward-thinking artists. Nevermind the politics—Kopenhagen’s collaborators have reimagined fur as anything but old school, and not even necessarily for women. For Fall/Winter 2010, designers have produced ever-inventive takes on the fabric, like Soulland’s men’s baseball jacket with sheared mink sleeves, David Andersen’s sleeveless mink vest, and Haider Ackermann’s cocooning chinchilla fur jackets. Young designer Domingo Rodriguez-Baez showed a bias-cut mink coat inserted with reindeer leather panels, and for dudes, a slim and simple fur bomber. Anyway you wear it, Kopenhagen Studio is bringing fur into the 21st century.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Well.... I might have little Brazilian crush on cutie model Francisco Lachowski.... Sooo enjoy these out-take photos shot by Marley Kate for Vanity Teen magazine, where you can read the exclusive interview with Francisco.