Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Lanvin rocks...

Raquel Zimmermann, Karen Elson, Lowell Tautchin and Milo Spijkers dance to Pitbull's "I Know You Want Me" for Lanvin's AW11 campaign shot by Steven Meisel.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Wicked ways...

Fetish is an emerging trend for autumn/winter '11/12 and I'm seeing images of it everywhere – particularly in fashion editorials in the major magazines. Inspired by the film 'The Night Porter' – the look is not for the faint of heart, with PVC, leather and latex all playing lead roles. To embrace a softer side of this trend, look at sheer inserts which are suggestive, a leather corset belt, sexy underwear with stockings, an amazing pair of shoes or dramatic make-up.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Melissa pops-up...

Fun and quirky – Melissa, the unique and cute Brazilian shoe label has opened a "pop-up" store in Melbourne Central. I visited the store yesterday, just to "have a look" and walked away with a pair of ballet flats called 'Wanting'. Melissa are famous for using plastic to make their shoes and for collaborating with fashion stars such as Vivienne Westwood and JeanPaul Gaultier. PS: They're also pretty cheap!

Pop-up store in Melbourne Central

Wanting - my ballerina flatties.

Friday, 12 August 2011

The old guard...

The original supermodels are still du jour with many fashion houses featuring them in campaigns and fashion magazines using them in editorials. Back in the 90's, when they coined the term "supermodels" – I would religiously study the top magazines for inspiration – anything from hair and make-up to the way they were styled. I wanted to live in their world, and for that moment I did. It's great to see them back on the pages of Vogue et al, still looking spectacular.

the "supermodel" pack in the 90's

iconic 90's photo by Peter Lindbergh

Stephanie Seymour in Sept  Elle 2011

Claudia Schiffer on the cover of  Aug.German Vogue

Linda Evangelista as the latest face of Talbot's

Christy Turlington in W magazine '08

Cindy Crawford in Vogue Latin America May  2011

Cindy Crawford in Vogue Latin America May  2011

Ever the chameleon- Linda on the cover W Feb 2011


The old guard-now

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Missoni target...

I have been reading about this collaboration for a while and I'm pleased to say that it's a-maazing! The 400-piece collections spans clothing for men, women and children as well as home accessories and luggage. More and more high-end designers are collaborating with the high street, making the brand more accessible to a much broader audience. Anyone up for a trip to the US?

images via http://www.fashionologie.com/

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Good enough to eat...

To celebrate its new Kelly Picnic bag, Hermes has taken a most innovative approach to photographing the bag as foodie versions. The iconic Kelly Picnic is made out of wicker like a traditional picnic basket, but if you get peckish, would these be good enough eat?

The Kelly Picnic bag.

Monday, 8 August 2011

The Karl factor...

Karl Lagerfeld is a genius and that is evident at Chanel where he has been since 1983. If you have always wanted to own a piece of him - now's your chance. He has designed a 45 piece capsule collection for department store Macy's.
The collection is priced between $50 to $170 US, and stays within Lagerfeld's design comfort zone - lots of black and white with pops of colour and some prints. There is even some self promotion of the Kaiser himself on T-shirts!

Coco Rocha in the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's campaign

Coco Rocha in the Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's campaign