I don’t exactly know the right words used for this. What was I expecting in a campaign with a line full of exaggerated houndstooth, cocoon silhouettes, and transparent, sleek textiles? Nicolas had Gisele walk his show, maybe overshadowing the show at hand, and here she is in the campaign and looking tomboyish as ever in a wig not even Kim Zolciak would be caught dead wearing indoors. The image on the right is actually decent and something I would probably see in an obscure fashion publication. What I really don’t understand is that I’m on the edge of liking Gisele’s image. I want to hate it because it isn’t showing me anything appealing, but at the same time I am actually wanting more. Why do you do this to me?
Balenciaga S/S 11 : Gisele Bundchen & Yuri Pleskun by Steven Meisel
Vogue Nippon continues on into February of 2011 with another wonderful, signature cover featuring the already iconic and striking Karen Elson. When I watched the Prada livestream, I had absolutely no doubt that it would be featured everywhere in an endless amounts of editorials and covers. Obviously, this isn’t changing from last season’s Prada and Miu Miu. Karen is adorned with Prada’s colorful furs and the one Prada dress that keeps popping up. Whether you appreciated Miuccia’s efforts and recognize her genius or repulsed by her designs, I think we’re in for a vivid Spring season full of Prada-wear.
Vogue Nippon February 2011 : Karen Elson
Everyone’s favorite newcomer, Arizona Muse, takes Daria’s place as the face for Spring’s YSL campaign. I’m expecting us all to see more of this young beauty in the very near future.
Yves Saint Laurent S/S 11 : Arizona Muse by Inez & Vinoodh
Gasp! Maryna is on the January 2011 cover of Vogue Deutshch in my favorite Spring 2011 Chanel gown. The immaculate pale, pink feathers make me moan with glee. The cover makes Maryna so chic and feminine as a princess, “I’m literally dying,” in the words of Rachel Zoe.
Vogue Deutsch January 2011 by Greg Kadel
Edita has quickly become one of my models to watch. In the latest Industrie, and I don’t know how I missed this editorial, Edita frolics quite stunningly and beautifully with roses and an abundance of flowers in a meadow to make Rihanna blush. She pairs herself with an over-sized Miss Dior Cherie bottle. The editorial oozes this soft sexiness, but exudes this ethereal prettiness that I adore.
Industrie Magazine ph: Camilla Akrans
Posts will be slow from here on to the second week of January. I’m currently on winter break from Purdue University and will be working, having holidays, holiday travel, etc. All the while looking my best while staying warm!
They really do love Daphne at Givenchy, don’t they? I certainly like the icy affect of this campaign with Albino model, Stephen Thompson. Can’t wait to see the rest.
Daphne Groeneveld & Stephen Thompson for Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 Campaign by
Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
I really don’t know how I should feel about this. I really disliked what Marc brought down the runway this Fall. I’m glad for the shift to the 1970s, but his use of fabrics and sartorial choices were not as brilliant as everyone always says they are. I saw tackiness, questionable fabrics, and overrated designs that I feel have been coming down the runway for a while now. Don’t get me wrong, I really do know he’s a very talented man and he makes some really beautiful items, but can we please question him when needed?
Caroline Brasch Nielsen is 16-years-old I believe, so why did Juergen Teller decide it was necessary to display her in this way. Despite my overall feelings, the photo actually captures the essence of the 70s, Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver, etc., but could we think twice about the underage breasts?
I can’t. Poor, poor girl. Carry on, people.
Lagerfeld’s muse won’t give up on his pop dreams. Unintentionally ridiculous, you can’t look away. Superpowers, a great head of hair, and the faint melody of Ke&*#$%a’s “Tik Tok” formulate this pop epicness and confusion. Shaking my head right now. Shaking it hard.
Dear sweet Cheesus, Baptiste’s video is…amazing. He’s a telekinetic, bad-boy with a wardrobe that looks like the unholy union of Rock & Republic and Armani Exchange. Also, I kept getting distracted because I just kept thinking of that picture Karl has of him in his Paris studio. The one with the all of the Barbies and him Blue Steeling errwhere.
-Patti Cabahug, 2010