Sunday, 29 August 2010

On The Road Again

This is the most beautifully intimate editorial I've seen for such a long time, it's such a simple idea but executed beautifully. Isn't is the best feeling when you stumble across an editorial that really makes you feel something?
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An Olsen megapost

How do they do it? They stand at a nose over 5ft 1 and still manage to layer perfectly without drowning in fabric. I imagine it's the years of practice, but they've got this down to a fine art. I love how their outfits seem almost coordinated, and this looks like an editorial shot to me. Mary Kate's trousers are a perfect fit, and I love the simple white shirt Ashley has on. They are by far the most interesting celebrities to to me, both in terms of style and personality.
I often browse over at to the Elizabeth & James department because it reminds me of the the twins used to dress, whilst The Row is how they dress right now. It makes a perfect mix for fans too. My two favorites were:

Brocade James Blazer & June Silk Blouse

Although The Row remains my personal favourite, and serves as a strong point of inspiration for fall:

Celebrity aside, it's amazing to think these girls are only 24 and producing clothes like this, I can't wait for fashion week to roll round and see what they produce next.

I remember so vividly when this video came out in 2007, and being amazed at how they produced such stunning basics:

Oh, and need advice on how to get the Olsen's look? Head over to the My Wardobe Facebook page every thursday between 3 & 4pm to visit their style surgery, and get direct advice from their wonderful team of experts.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Blonde Ambition

Frida Gustavsson for Pop issue 4.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Autumn Love Affair

Why do I do it? I shouldn't visit Net-A-Porter, Matches, Saks & Barney's website, it's so maddeningly depressing. I think it's the appeal of seeing runway favorites being turned into commerce and how they appear without all the wonderful styling, make up and runway. As these images will just fester on my laptop, whilst I whist fully sigh at their beauty I thought I may as well share them. Note the depressingly dreary colour pallette, but bear in mind there hasn't been a ray of sun in London for what feels like months, and I'd love to snuggle up in the cashmere The Row grey top.

(Yves Saint Laurent Wrap Dress, Vivienne Westwood, The Row, Rick Owens, Rick Owens, Proenza Schouler, Jason Wu, Fendi, Elizabeth and James)

Staying home on a Friday night with nothing more than the internet for company is so dangerous, but at least I can dream.

September Hair

Bianca Balti for Harpers Bazaar Espana September 2010. Marion Cotillard for Vogue Paris September 2010. Eniko Mihalik for US Harpers Bazaar September 2010. Irina Kulikova & Anna Gushina for Vogue Russia September 2010. Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley for i-D Pre-Fall 2010. Caroline Brasch Neilsen for Vogue Russia September 2010. Cato Van Ee for Harpers Bazaar September 2010.

all images from the wonderful users at The Fashion Spot.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Collision of Prints

Such a perfect example of how mixing prints can create such an expected and sophisticated look.

Cintia Dicker for Elle France September.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Mulberry for...Party dresses?

I've never really been a fan of Mulberry, all the bags look the same and everyone has one. They're just too British and conservative, yet I've noticed some great party dresses in the Fall 10 collection, and they've been popping up on not some conservative lovelies like Liv Tyler, Leighton Meester, Olivia Palermo & Jessica Stroup.

It still needs some refining but somehow these looks make the brand feel a little less stuffy, and of course Mulberry produced perhaps the most fun and charming campaign of the season:

This campaign has explored the more whimsical and fun side of British fashion and it makes it such a stand out campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and starring Abbey Lee and Hanne. The brand seems to be going in an interesting direction and aiming for much bigger things rather than 'just an It bag' company.

Autumn Leaves

It may only be August but my mind is firmly in Autumn, so I was glad to stumble along this fantastically simple fall editorial from Elle Italia, it was published back in Feburary 2010. It stars Noot Sear (which may be one of the most beautiful names I've heard), a model that was huge in the early 2000's and has now faded somewhat. In fact, she's so stunning she starred at Mona Lisa in a YSL perfume campaign from 2002. I love how simple the concept is for this editorial, and especially the soft lighting. It makes me so eager for autumn to appear.

I seriously reccomend checking out her profile over at One Management, it's so beautifully put together - with polaroids, video and animation. It's so great to see Noot once again in the big magazines.

Bottega in Motion

This is definitely in the running for my favourite campaign of the season, I love that the campaign manages to produce great photography, showcase the collection and Alla Kostromichova is such a great mover, she really brings what could be a very stark campaign to life. Shot by Robert Longo who is also a sculptor as well as a photographer, I feel like bringing in a photographer without a fashion background can really bring a fresh new angle to advertising campaigns.

It's even better in motion too:

Whilst I'm on the subject of Alla, a shot has leaked from Roberto Cavalli's new book celebrating 40 years of the brand, of course Mert + Marcus shot this and it features some of Roberto's favourite images from the brands past and is in any surprise Alla is featured?