jueves, 26 de abril de 2012

Parallel Universes By Prada

You got GIF’d! The above animations are by graphic designer and artist Vahram Muratyan, whose digital compositions are meant to highlight “Parallel Universes”—which is precisely what the project is called. There is not much more to say, simply enjoy them.

miércoles, 25 de abril de 2012

Enjoy The Day!

Santigold - The Keepers

Carine For MAC

Carine Roitfeld is giving Karl Lagerfeld a run for his money lately in terms of picking up extracurricular projects. After various styling gigs and prepping her new fashion glossy, CR Fashion Book, for a September release, WWD reports today that the former Vogue Paris editrix is the latest to snag a MAC cosmetics collection. While it seems like an unlikely pairing, that’s exactly what MAC’s specialty is: Iris Apfel, Beth Ditto, and Miss Piggy–all MAC collaborators–aren’t exactly mainstream beauties, and that’s precisely why these collabs are so successful.

The line will launch this fall (coincidence that her mag launches in the fall, too?) and the focus of the products will be eyes, strong brows, and nude lips in homage to Roitfeld’s signature look. The campaign ad, shot by Mario Sorrenti, is in black and white, which is something you don’t see very often in makeup ads. All the better to get across that sultry French thing she does so brilliantly.

As is common with many of MAC’s collaborators, Roitfeld was involved in all aspects of her collection: packaging, product names, and palettes. Will you channel Carine with this new MAC collection?

lunes, 23 de abril de 2012

Love By H&M

H&M offers a kiss for a cause with their latest campaign for Fashion Against Aids. Directed by Dan Martensen and featuring a cast of model couples, the ad is cool, romantic and offers a look at the most important thing there is – love. Of course H&M isn’t just offering lip service – 25% of the purchase price of all Fashion Against Aids items goes towards AIDS Prevention

Enjoy The Day!

Little Boots - Every Night I Say A Prayer

domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

A Month's Cover

Josefien Rodermans is tapped for the cover of Dutch publication Prestage Magazine’s fourth issue.

 Liya Kebede shot for the May cover of Harper’s Bazaar Spain

The spring-summer issue of London-based publication Used Magazine pays homage to the late Marilyn Monroe with a cover story starring British impersonator Suzie Kennedy.

Saskia de Brauw is angelic in white for the May cover of Vogue Korea.

 Gia Coppola, niece of Sofia Copola, fronts the latest cover of Spanish magazine Metal.

Saskia de Brauw graces two covers of L’Officiel Netherlands’ April-May edition.

miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012

"Petit H"

A bag becomes a wall clock and a silk scarf is turned into a bag – the Hermès ‘Petit H’ Creative Lab does exactly that – they turn left overs from the brand into great one off items. Artists and designers work in the Petit H lab and turn leather, crystals and other scraps into designer objects. The outcome is very impressive.
Originally started in 2009, we can take a look today at some of the objects that were produced in the lab. The wall clock and the leather origami bear sculpture, as well as the silk covered cabinets are for us the most impressive.
 Sweet & short little video by Partizan/Darkroom for luxury brand Hermès. Directed by Mary Clerté & Edouard Bertrand, the video animates colorful and witty way a little H or better a “Petit H”.

lunes, 16 de abril de 2012

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Frankie Rose - Night Swim

Dior. What The Future Holds?

After months of dithering over the succession of John Galliano at Dior, the mythic maison finally took a decision: the Belgian designer Raf Simons will take the lead on this highly important mission.
 A priori, the spirits of Raf Simons & Dior could seem quite distant.
 Dior, since its inception in 1947, has embodied values of hyper-feminity and luxury, while Raf Simons is known for his minimalist and architectural elegance. Nevertheless, analyzing Simons latest designs, especially his three latest collections, we can observe a smooth and controlled shift towards more feminine and couture designs. "My aim is a very modern Dior, but at the end of the day, I also look back," Raf Simons told the New York Times. He said: "I find that period between 1947 and 1957 extremely attractive, and there was a lot of modernity."
 Extrapolating on this idea, we have browsed Dior archives from 1947 to 1957 in search for designs that could fit Raf Simons sensitivity and we also browsed Jil Sander's latest collections by Raf Simons in search for ultra-feminine silhouettes that could give us a hint of Dior's future.

 Dior 1952

Raf Simons for Jil Sander AW2012.13

via lelook

miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

...Take Care

Drake - Take Care ft. Rihanna
Because we love this version and the original (Gil Scott-Heron - I'll Take Care Of You) and because we love the Woodkid's work.

Woodkid - Iron

martes, 10 de abril de 2012

Chromatics | Kill For Love

Chromatics - Kill For Love (2012)


Dior Joaillerie | Books Part IV

The first book to celebrate the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of Dior’s jewelry designs. Since launching Dior Fine Jewelry in 1998, Victoire de Castellane has been celebrated for having revolutionized the staid world of jewelry design. Her designs play with the barriers between natural and artificial. Renowned as one of the most creative and fearless jewelry designers in the world, she trailblazed the use of the semiprecious gemstones and lacquered gold in baroque, translucent colors. Her sources of inspiration include a global mix of pop culture, floral and natural motifs, and the visual excesses of Bollywood. 

miércoles, 4 de abril de 2012


Blood For Poppies

Following the amazing “Blood For Poppies”, Garbage have premiered their official UK single “Battle In Me”. About the video Shirley Manson explains it's inspired by the Luis Buñuel and René Magritte's work. Matt Irwin and Aaron Brown sing the video.

Battle In Me
“Battle In Me” is a return to the classic Garbage of their debut, but with the industrial edge of Bleed Like Me. Shirley Manson sounds just as fiery as ever (if not more), shouting the lyrics with a snarl amidst a sea of jagged guitar riffs and distorted electronica.
This one is definitely for the old-school fans, and with its heaver sound and more decipherable lyrics than “Blood For Poppies”, “Battle In Me” could end up being the most loved of the two singles.

martes, 3 de abril de 2012

20 More All-Time Fashion Icons

Time Magazine‘s list of the 100 Greatest Fashion Icons is a compelling read. There are some obvious choices – Karl, Coco, Marc, Naomi, Linda & Kate are absolute icons. There are also few unsuspected surprises – we love The Row but, it was shocking to see the Olsen Twins mentioned alongside names like Schiaparelli and Prada. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the list were the names that don’t even appear at all. Time’s list passed over a host of bonafide icons from the world’s of design, entertainment and modeling. Here are 20 people Time missed that we think deserve to be held alongside the icons of the industry.

1. Madame Gres
The legendary couturier, creator of the draped dress and one of the first designers to utilize the bias cut. Should be up there with Chanel!

2. Halston
Seminal American designer of the seventies, without the Halston look designers like Michael Kors wouldn’t exist.

3. Thierry Mugler
Mugler’s boundary pushing fashions defined the 80s and early 90s with their exaggerated proportions and dangerous sex appeal. Nicola Formichetti's revamp of Mugler’s label is nice and all, but nothing can ever compare to the original.

4. Yohji Yamamoto
The unquestioned master of Japanese design – his omission from the list left us flabbergasted.

 5. Oliver Theyskens
One of the brightest talents to emerge in the past decade. His designs at Rochas and Nina Ricci raised the bar for everyone in the industry and at Theory he continues to innovate.
MAKEUP ARTISTS & HAIR STYLISTSthere wasn’t a single makeup artist or hairstylist on the list and that in itself is downright criminal. 

5. Pat McGrath
From the game changing looks she’s created over the years on the runways, to her role in shaping Rooney Mara’s transformation in Girl With the Dragon tattoo, Pat has more than made an impact on the way we view makeup.

6. Way Bandy
Creative genius behind those epic Scavullo shots that dominated the 70s and continue to inspire. Was one of the first makeup artists to step into the publishing field with his book, Designing Your Face.

7. Vidal Sassoon (with Grace Coddington)
The man behind every geometic bob ever to exist and one of the first hair stylists to achieve celebrity status. Remember that gorgeous pixie Mia Farrow had in Rosemary’s Baby? You can thank Vidal for that.

8. Veruschka
One of the most photographed women of all time and the model in one of the most influential fashion films, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow Up.

9. Christy Turlington
You can’t exclude one of the most important members of the Trinity and not expect to hear about it. On top of being one of the most prolific supermodels ever, Christy’s continued humanitarian put her at the top of the list.

10. Brooke Shields
The face of the 80s in every way imaginable. From those unforgettable brows, to the Calvin ads that live on as the standard even now, Shields is iconic in every way.

11. Marilyn Monroe & Elizabeth Taylor
Two legends of vintage style who didn’t make the list. We can’t think of a single more copied look than Marilyn’s pneumatic bottle blonde chic. The public frenzy over La Liz’s posthumous Christies auction all but proves her lasting influence as an icon of celebrity style.

12. Iris Apfel
When the Met launches an entire collection based around your style, you know that you’re a legend. Apfel has inspired everyone from MAC Cosmetics, to labels like Suno, Prada and countless fashionphiles.

13 & 14.Cathy Horyn & Suzy Menkes
The two strongest and most opinionated voices in fashion criticism surely deserve a spot on the iconic list. Besides, where would we be without Suzy’s inimitable hair croissant?

15. Anna Dello Russo
If the street style revolution has a face it belongs to the outlandish and perennially over the top, Ms. Dello Russo. If Lady Gaga gets a slot for sartorial antics, so should Anna.

16. Polly Mellen
From Miss Porter’s school to the pages of Vogue, Bazaar and Allure, in her nearly 50 year career Mellen contributed to some of fashion's most memorable imagery.  

17. Peter Lindbergh
One of the more shocking omissions, Lindbergh’s signature cinematic style has stood the test of time.

18. Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
For better or worse their sleek, surreal style changed the landscape of fashion photography forever.

19. Bill Cunningham
The creator of street style and still its very best representative. Forget Sart, Garance, Tommy Ton and all the others – Bill originated it all.

20. Milena Canonero
Costume designer Edith Head gets a nod for her role in shaping Hollywood glamour, but Canonero’s inventive costuming doesn’t get a mention. Her role in crafting our vision of subversive glamour is unparalleled; Clockwork Orange, The Hunger, Barry Lyndon, Marie Antoinette – the list goes on.

via models.com

domingo, 1 de abril de 2012