Monday, 26 July 2010

Can pink be chic?

With all the celebrity festival looks coming in right now, the one that stood out most to me is English singer Eliza Doolittle. I'm not a fan of pink generally, but something about the shade of her dress really stands out (and that she managed to find a matching colour Vitamin Water to accessorize with!) - especially in the dull surroundings of a festival. But as an avoider of pink it got me to thinking about other pink fashion moments, and some images really stuck out in my head. So maybe pink isn't as bad I think?

Marc Jacobs Fall 2009, Jil Sander Spring 2007, Christian Dior Fall 2007, Gucci Spring 2008, Lanvin Spring 2008, Versace Fall 2008, Balenciaga Fall 2007, Oscar De La Renta Fall 2007, Christian Dior Couture Spring 2006.

But my favourite use of pink remains Natalia Vodianova's stunning editorial for W magazine (June 2006) shot by Craig McDean with candy floss pink hair:

How about you, do you have any favourite pink fashion moments?

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Ale for Russh

Russh magazine is my new favourite magazine. The bi-monthly Australian fashion magazine has been producing some achingly beautiful and original editorials and this year in particular has been a great year for the magazine. The last issue featured rising star Ieva Laguna in an editorial which depicted a love affair with a painter, and the pictures were quickly all over the blogs and tumblr:

I love the passion and the energy behind this editorial, shot by Will Davidson the model couple become a drama and a story rather than just posing for a fashion magazine.
For the August/September issue of Russh Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio appears on the cover - once again shot by Will Davidson - and once again it's a dramatic story with beautiful billowing clothes, beautiful poses and a real sense of the theatrical.

Sometimes, when you least expect it all you were hiding comes undone"
Styled by Stevie Dance
Shot by Will Davidson

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Aline Returns

Aline Weber has a fascinating career, she doesn't work consistently churning out editorials, but come fashion week she only walks the best shows, in Paris; YSL, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and makes an appearance at Alexander Wang in NYC. But this season she appeared at Couture for the first time:

Chanel & Jean Paul Gautier Fall 2010 Couture.

With that some blue chip editorial started coming in; Harpers Bazaar and Vogue Paris. Aline seems to only appear in the best magazines - a stunning Vogue Germany editorial appeared in the May Issue and the Aline resurgence began.

Vogue Germany May 2010, Harpers Bazaar US August 2010, and Vogue Paris August 2010.

It's great to see Aline get more work, because she's such an interesting beauty and those cool green eyes look amazing on the runway. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the rest of the editorial season will be, and she's certainly one to watch for the coming Spring 2011 shows.