May 20, 2013
Anja Rubik has just landed two new fragrance campaign for Yves Saint Laurent. In “Paris je t’aime” the polish model is kissing the perfume bottle with the Eiffel Tower in the background. She replaces former face Kate Moss for “La Parisienne” fragrance, laying in the back of a car, only sporting a bow as a top, which might be a Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane creation.
May 9, 2013
Kate Moss, the most mysterious and talked about supermodel has been tapped by St.Tropez, the leading global self-tan brand as their new face and body. The world’s most famous fashion and beauty icon brings her unique edge and personality to the brand’s first-ever global advertising campaign. Kate says of her new signing:
Featuring Kate Moss wearing the ultimate tan—the campaign’s strapline—the iconic images, inspired by the high glamour associated with pool-side summers, will be seen in global print and online advertising and in-store from the summer. St.Tropez’s social media campaign will kick-start global participation by encouraging women to tweet when they’re #OFFTOSTTROPEZ for the ultimate tan. St.Tropez will be enhancing tweeters’ ultimate tans by sending them suitably riviera-chic content and prizes. One follower and a friend will even be sent on holiday #OFFTOSTTROPEZ.
Get Kate Moss’ St. Tropez tan at Sephora.com
St. Tropez Ad Campaign Behind the Scenes Video
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Hair by Sam Mcknight
Makeup by Val Garland
Photos courtesy of St. Tropez
March 4, 2013
Monday March 4, 2013 – Palais de Tokyo
One of life’s little joys is bringing home a piece of memorabilia from a place you’ve visited so that upon a glance or a touch, you can be instantly whisked back to whence you came from. Sometimes holding onto the souvenir is as important as holding onto the memory, especially when that place is far off the beaten track. So it bears notice that Maiyet’s designer, Gabriella Zanzani, who upon returning from her treks into the Himalayas, was inspired to translate the sights, textures and colors of that region into an imaginative Fall collection that gives a poignant glimpse into her memories of fiery villages and snow capped panoramas. Naturally, outerwear was a key component to the narrative, with cropped jackets, blazers and parkas giving off a young, downtown feel. The brand’s sense of youthfulness is never lost on the audience and is reinforced through fun, feminine numbers like a schoolgirl look with white pleated top and matching short jacket with a layered skirt. The incorporation of a horizontal fuchsia line across a vest and hooded parka number was a welcome pop of color which later transcended into a series of fiery red numbers such as a cloque harness long sleeve top, skinny pants and a degrade sweater. Sleek, Italian-crafted black and burgundy wood boots, either studded or tasseled, came in mid-calf to knee length proportions; ideal for making it through the snowdrifts on the sidewalks of NY or Paris this past winter. Fur t-shirts and felted blanket skirts kept with the theme of softness and comfort. Sculptural gold and horn necklaces as well as truss bracelets from Indonesia will be sure to please accessories addicts. Sleeveless dresses, either short or maxi, looked effortless and silhouette-slimming while a black, v-neck cleavage-baring gown was goddess-like. Though memories of places and dreams can become clouded over time, Maiyet’s vision for Fall is as sharp as ever.
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March 2, 2013
Thursday February 28, 2013 - École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
“It’s a sexy, simple ‘shine-drenched’ pony that avoids any kind of ‘uptown’ done-up look and really fits with the collection. It’s rare now that a big designer has an actress or a specific inspiration in mind – this is very in line with the DNA of the brand, he [designer Alber Elbaz] didn’t want it to look too bourgeois, he wanted to seem as if she’d done it herself. With the beautiful clothes and the dark smoky eye makeup it’s overall very chic but a little punk, a very cool girl – a modern style.” Guido Palau, Redken Creative Consultant
Guido first applied NEW Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine (launches MAY 1) to models with damp hair and blow dried with fingers. He wanted it to look natural and a little messy, but with high shine. He then created a deep “not too perfect” side part and gathered hair into a low pony, securing with an elastic. Guido then finished with both Redken shine flash 02 glistening mist for extra gloss without the grease and plenty of his favorite Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray for hold and extra shine.
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March 1, 2013
Friday March 1st, 2013 – Grand Palais
There was a certain confidence in the model’s step at Vanessa Bruno’s Fall showing, and with good reason. With her eponymous line growing exponentially in the past few years, Vanessa Bruno has set her sights on the American market, first with a pop-up store bowing during NY fashion week and, later this year, her first U.S. boutique opening in the Big Apple. You get the sense that VB was all about getting down to business, with opening looks featuring masculine suiting that were reworked into flirtatiously youthful pieces.
Pinstripe suit jackets and trousers paired with white-collared color-blocked shirts introduced the collection. Knife pleats on billowy skirts, blouses, and dresses were sharp and sexy while the use of grommets along the hems of mini-skirts will get no complaints from boyfriends and husbands. Cleavage baring V-necklines on a few looks offered a little flesh-baring for all, looking best on a shiny black number with a layered, A-line skirt construction.
For outerwear, white-quilted shoulder, pocket and hem trims on grey granite, asymmetrical coats and jackets answer the need for something fresh for fall. There was a variety of beautifully textured patterns used in tunics, skirts and shift dresses, some sporting vertical rhinestone arrangements while others taking a mosaic approach. Dark silver sequins were worked into white shift dresses in a kaleidoscopic fashion to great effect.
A harbinger of great things to come this autumn, Bruno’s immense joy could hardly be contained by this collection much to the delight of many waiting shoppers.
Shop Vanessa Bruno via Net-A-Porter.com
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Photos and video courtesy of Stylerumor.com
Hair by Eugene Souleiman
February 28, 2013
Wednesday February 27, 2013 - Halle Freyssinet
If you follow Nicola Formichetti on any number of social networks, you quickly realize his home is where his work and leisure call him. Whether he’s styling a shoot in Tokyo for Vogue Japan, working out of V Magazine’s offices in New York, or just unwinding under a palm tree in Tulum, Mexico, Nicola has probably earned his platinum flyer stripes by now, which may explain the world-traveler inspiration for this latest collection.
Understandably, after spending time in quite a few airports and planes, Nicola drew inspiration from therein, incorporating into the collection elements of airy openness, clean architectural lines, and a potpourri of elements from all walks of life and time. Nicola and Sebastien Peigné crafted clothes that took quantum leaps and bounds across the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s but that held an endearing view of what the past envisioned of the future.
The first series of cocooned, shoulder tapered looks showed Peigné’s natural talent at taking a basic element like wind and reconceptualizing it as a soft, caressing garment. Even the choice of tones and materials, from coral, sea foam and gentle yellows to cashmere and pilled wool, appeared to evoke a sense of calmness and restraint. Petal-leaf top dresses and cropped blouse-skirt combos flashed just a bit of skin before transitioning into sculptural white sweater and pant combos that would look at home in Oscar Niemeyer’s Niteroi Art Museum.
Five pocket petrol patent pants (try saying that five times fast) and a matching asymmetrical jacket added a bit of Blade Runner into the narrative. Mixing materials revealed a wondrous shearling overcoat with a satin ‘under-dress’ as well as a tropical neoprene and satin shift dress number. Flared wrap jackets, shiny slick trousers, pencil skirts, optic white tops, mohair-like turtlenecks, and leather headscarves appeared like a monochromatic summary of the best elements of the collection.
Even with all the retro nods, one cannot deny that the Mugler woman seems to always have one foot in the now and the other in the future.
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Creative Director: Nicola Formichetti
Womenswear Designer: Sebastien Peigne
Hair: Sam McKnight
Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury
February 19, 2013
Monday February 18, 2013 – Kensington Gardens, Kensington Gore, London
Burberry today premiered the new Trench Kisses make up look and collection, shared live from backstage via the Burberry Beauty Booth on Twitter and through dedicated beauty content on the brand’s Pinterest board after the show. Burberry Twitter followers could follow #BeautyBooth content, including live personal messages to users from the runway models.
As part of the show, Burberry also introduced Burberry Nail Polish to its beauty collection, launching in stores in Autumn 2013. The shade worn by models in the show was Oxblood, inspired by the ready-to-wear and accessories collections.
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