February 9, 2013
Saturday February 9th 2013 - Gotham Hall
Moncler Grenoble unveiled its Fall 2013 collection earlier today in the impressive cupola of Gotham Hall in New York.
The iconic brand impressed again with a brilliant visual spectacle, creating circular light effects. Five rows covered the circular walls along which 370 boys and girls wearing Moncler Grenoble AW 2013/14 collection lined up, whilst a mirror hanging from the ceiling reflects kaleidoscopic repetitions of their images.
Only one colour, green, dominated the scene in a variety of hues. The green of the trees that bring to life Alpine peaks where wind, sky, snow and ice reign supreme.
A new high altitude ritual in the heart of Manhattan.
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January 9, 2013
Jimmy Choo unveils a series of glamorous images for Spring Summer 2013 shot by British fashion photographer Angelo Pennetta, styled by Camilla Nickerson and featuring model Valerija Kelava. The campaign debuts February 2013 worldwide.
Reflecting Pennetta’s spontaneous photographic style, the images offer a glimpse into a couple’s of-the- moment life, as a backdrop to the collection of shoes, bags and eyewear that reflect an urban, haute gypsy vibe. The series of images depicts a modern woman in motion, portrayed by model Valerija and her male counter-part, Andres Velencoso Segura. Confident, with a relaxed and natural beauty, the Jimmy Choo couple is seemingly caught unaware of the camera’s presence. Moving effortlessly from day into evening – visiting a café, fleeing a masquerade, or just walking the dog – the couple maintains a free-spirited nonchalance that belies their glamorous lives.
“We wanted to reveal a more relaxed side of Jimmy Choo woman and man. This modern and glamorous couple represent a new generation of style. They are the ones you want to know.” Jimmy Choo Creative Directors Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway
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Models: Valerija Kelava and Andres Velencoso Segura
Stylist: Camilla Nickerson
November 30, 2012
Croisière à Paris
It’s time to disembark as the green neon lights draw near. Nightfall descends and dusk approaches…
Film courtesy of Elie Saab
Soundtrack: ”Dogs” by HVOB (Stil Vor Talent)
November 27, 2012
Social Marketplace The Cools partnered up with Bobbi Brown to celebrate some of their favorite “Pretty Powerful” girls in NYC. But don’t expect to see “the cool girls” playing with makeup, instead they took a skateboarding lesson with the super hot pro skater Eli Reed last week in Thompkins Square Park and everything is this 90 second video documenting the early morning lesson.
The video features Jessica Hart, Leandra Medine, Natalie Joos, True Blood’s Anastasia Ganias, Hannah Bronfman, Annie Georgia Greenberg, Chrissy Rutherford, Logan Horne and more as they learn some pretty powerful moves in Thompkins Square Park.
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November 12, 2012
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this is one trend we hope catches on with other luxury houses. If new lines are introduced with this much intrigue, effort, passion, and bravado, we can only surmise that a wider audience, not just fashion aficionados, will be tuning in more to what brands have to offer.
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L’Invitation Au Voyage – The Louis Vuitton Advertising Campaign Film
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L’invitation au voyage– The Louvre
Directors: Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
The heroine: Arizona Muse
Music: John Murphy
October 25, 2012
Tuesday October 23, 2012 – Beekman Palace
Right on the heels of the Jimmy Choo event was the Martin Margiela with H&M party. Set inside the abandoned, glass-rooftop Beekman palace where Proenza Schouler staged their Spring 2013 show, the scene had all of the makings for an interesting evening. Paint chipped walls juxtaposed against the flashes of paparazzi cameras and clubs lights, floor after floor full of abstract artwork, and a full service boutique at the apex of the nine flights of stairs; a feat to see and feel, with all the elements meant to challenge our definitions of art and fashion, as only Margiela can.
The event started on the ground floor with Doutzen Kroes gracing the red carpet and chatting it up with reporters while one the third floor, Kasia Struss and Hanne Gabby Odiele waved to guests down below. Models took to rolling around on large white sand installations on the fourth floor in the name of performance art while Kanye West took time to take photos with fans whilst looking dapper in a camel Margiela trenchcoat on the fifth floor. After queuing up to reach the next flight above, guests were given the chance to snag a piece of the collection before it officially hits the stores.
Cash registers couldn’t stop ringing transactions as ladies lurched over racks looking for the last candy wrapper clutch and men carefully balanced mountainous armfuls of clothing. Midway through the night, a final performance on the ground floor “sand pit” was brilliantly hypnotic. From the top floor, it all appeared as if one were flying down a canyonous corridor on the way to blowing up the Death Star whilst being mesmerized by a monochromatic kaleidoscope of ballet dancers at the horizon’s edge, choreographed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker. Conversely to the fact that this illusion can only be understood from afar, buyers will want to view this collection up close to appreciate its finer details and the craftwork.
November 15 can’t come any sooner for those eager to own a re-edition of Martin Margiela most sought after pieces. Price points start at $39,99 and go up to $399,99, giving everyone a chance to own a piece of fashion history and add a little “quirky chic” to one’s closet.
Video: Maison Martin Margelia with H&M NYC Launch
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Red carpet photos courtesy of H&M
October 22, 2012
For this collection, Karl Lagerfeld chose each color of each product, featuring still bold and vibrant shades, as the past collaboration-collections of the brand. It includes two eye and cheek palette with shades inspired by the creations of the designer, a powdered rouge unlimited lipstick featuring the brightest red, an eyeliner, a red glitter nail polish, kawaii false eyelashes highlighting the colors of the collection – red and black, an eyelash curler – favorite tool of fashion shows’ backstage redesigned by Karl Lagerfeld, a pencil case adorned with the silver logo SUKL designed by Karl Lagerfeld filled with a set of mini brushes, an A/O premium balance cleansing oil, a TSUYA skin UV under base youthful radiance mousse and a premium mini make-up box hand decorated with a Shu My Girl.
Showing another of his talents, Karl Lagerfeld also oversaw the campaign as director of photography.
The collection will be available at colette until early November 2012, and in retail outlets mid-November 2012.
Making of video – Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura
Photos courtesy of Shu Uemura
Video by Loic Prigent for Karl Lagerfeld
October 1, 2012
Monday October 1, 2012 – Opera Garnier
Graphic and layered, the collection plays with geometry in fresh and optimistic colours.Elliptical shapes of white, bright orange and black flow on sheer linear dresses. Ultra-fine silk rib knits worn under micro-plisse skim the body, creating shadows in movement.Spearmint and paper white gauze knit is effortless. Sleeveless and belted summer tweed in forest green brings the utility of outerwear onto feminine and delicate columns.
Skin is subtly revealed in crisp white twill sharp cut shoulders, boned cotton bustiers and asymmetrical pique wrap dresses and skirts. Tailoring is tapered, touching the hips, defined by boxed-in jackets and paired with cropped sleeves and trousers. Print plays on scale in deep green on fluid crepe de chine. Circular cuts add a twist to traditional patterns.
Diamond cut work embroidery in white and black silk organzas are contrasted with masculine shapes to define the understated sexiness of the collection.
Silk organza, cut on the bias for evening, is embroidered in circular shapes of abstract print or bold colors to contour the body and reveal fleeting glimpses of shadows and transparency.
Utility bags with wide long straps. Floating Lucite platform wedges in scuba or organic cotton are in a mix of vivid colors. Oversize sunglasses echo the spirit of the collection. Clutches are in giant gem shapes, or clear Lucite, trapping the dotted print.
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Stella McCartney Spring 2013 Video
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September 28, 2012
Thursday September 27, 2012 – Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris
There must be something in the water in Paris because it seems that a slew of designers have all been afflicted with a strong case of nostalgia. Take Alber Elbaz’s Spring 2013 show, which showed all the tell-tale signs of a yearning for the past, with its strongly defined 90’s shoulder silhouettes, YSL smoking jackets and classic Japonismse kimono belting.
There was a bit of irony in the juxtaposition between showing at the École des Beaux Arts, with its sculptured marble statues perched high above the stadium-high ceilings, and Elbaz’s collection of square shouldered jackets and box-shaped printed tunics. But given his whimsical nature, it should’t surprise many. What was a surprise however was his break from beautiful one-shoulder dress-draping and experimenting with a variety of new materials and techniques. Take for example his opening look, a cleavage baring black cotton jumper with a cropped silk lapel smoking jacket, cinched at the waist with a faded wood-grain textured belt. This foreign departure from his usual one-piece dress repertoire was a welcome shakeup of the usual fare. And the timing could not be better either; after celebrating his 10 years at the famed fashion house, Alber might’ve felt compelled to break from the cycle of the house codes and opt for something new and different.
Black cotton or leather jumper looks with kimono-belt fastened waistlines, while exquisitely done, felt a bit too literal in their references to YSL though an asymmetrical bathing suit number with a pair of ankle-cropped trousers looked absolutely stunning. But there were quibbles to be had with the belting on certain dresses which, while appearing to have been integrated as deconstructed seams across busts and waistlines, looked a bit sloppy and having been integrated as an afterthought. But his fortés lied with his jackets. especially a perfecto with a white lapel inset and a sharp black-grey fabric division at the sleeves that accentuated the length of the torso and had a sublime slimming effect.
Sleeveless Venus de Milo silk prints on boxy tunics with gold-plated choker necklaces were humorously playful, though that moment was quickly replaced by severely embellished numbers. Geometric hardware in metallic gold and shiny black stone varieties were intricately stitched across the fabrics of taffeta jackets, jumpers, pants, and dresses that, despite its decorative qualities, felt a little-bit ‘kitchsy’ and not unlike something that one’s mother might’ve worn to Studio 54 in her disco-heyday. It seems that in Elbaz’s haste to make these highly ornamental looks, he might have also neglected to take into account about how one could comfortably sit on chair with them on, but that might be resolved prior to production.
The final series of looks were done in variety of neutrals, muted turquoises, mustards, violets, burgundies and greens evolved the belting theme into ribboning, along shoulders and hips. Taking a step back at the collection does offer a bit of perspective about the direction where Lanvin has been and where it is heading. Given his time at YSL many moons ago and the location choice (Beaux-Arts was a favorite of Yves), Alber may be trying to cash in on the attention being focused on Hedi Slimane as he unveils his first Saint Laurent collection. Thunder-stealing? Perhaps a bit, but when done as well as Elbaz has demonstrated, one can’t complain too much either.
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Lanvin Spring 2013 Video
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Photos and Video courtesy of Stylerumor.com
September 24, 2012
A Kenzo Men’s F/W 2012 Collection Video by DIS
Directed by Marco Roso
Production and Styling: Lauren Boyle, Solomon Chase, David Toro
Director of Photography: Ryan de Franco
Post Producer: Ruy Sanchez Blanco at Bunker Media
Casting: Preston Chaunsumlit
Hair and Makeup: Brandy McDonald
Models: RJ King, Jae Yoo, Salieu Jalloh, Alex Michel, and Claudio Monteiro.
City Location: The Setai Fifth Avenue
Stock Music: Power Lunch 2
September 21, 2012
Wednesday Spetember 19, 2012 – The weely bar
Guests got wild at the Wooly on wednesday night as H&M feted the launch of the Fall campaign with the face of the brand, Lana Del Rey. Set inside an easyspeak-esque bar, attendees were treated to swank decor, drinks, and plentiful appetizers (Lady Gaga, take note for your next perfume launch; this is how you feed your guests).
Sometime around 9pm, Ms. Del Rey, fashion’s musical darling, took the stage and spoke to her audience with a soothingly, disarming tone. Though she forewarned everyone that she would only cover three songs, folks were already clamoring for encores. And with one cool breath, she belted out her first ballad. Soon it was a second, and before you knew it, she was already singing “Video Games” and “Blue Velvet”, Lana’s latest song featured in the H&M commercial shot by shot by famed director Johan Renck. Her gleeful smiles were met with overwhelming applause and, to some extent, elation from others – she’s a surprisingly captivating and better performer in real life than what the media might’ve led us to believe. If the folks in that enclosed concert space are any indication, her sweet, gentle persona has not only won her a loyal following but probably helped folks relate to her where it really matters: at your local H&M store.
Lana’s tuxedo is a H&M Trend Tuxedo Blazer, which retails at $59.95
Video: Lana Del Rey Private Concert for H&M at Wooly
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September 19, 2012
London, 17 September 2012
Burberry Beauty: The show look
Elegant modern look as seen on the Burberry Prorsum spring/summer 2013 runway
Siren red lip with soft definition, inspired by the strong, feminine attitude of the season’s Burberry girl
Sheer, sculpted complexion combines with naturally defined and almost bare eyes for a modern-day look.
The lip colour worn by each model at the show is a shade of Lip Velvet called Siren Red, launching later this year.
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Backstage at the Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 Show
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Photos and video courtesy of Burberry
Makeup by Wendy Rowe using Burberry Beauty
Models: Cara Delevingne, Constance Jablonski, Edie Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Ginta Lapina, Karlina Caune, Sara Blomqvist, Liu Wen, Fei Fei Sun, Charlotte Wiggins, Camilla Babbington