Karlie Kloss being the Queen of fashion week.
New York Fashion Week is THE fashion week in America, and I was lucky enough to work and attend for the third season in a row. I work every show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and am fortunate enough to view most of those shows. In recent seasons it has become more of a spectacle than it has been in the past. You will no be walking around and notice the absurd amounts of street style bloggers and photographers wanting to snap your photo and along with them: the street style stars. More on that topic later.
Anyway, here are a few from my busy week to prove that I was there. I have more, but they’re really unnecessary to post.
There is nothing I enjoy more than to experiment with new fashions or new statements. Maybe this has developed from me coming from small town Indiana and where I’m surrounded by Wranglers, John Deere, and the soccer moms’ go-to luxury of Vera Bradley or Coach purses.
Fashion is about having fun with whatever you’re doing with it, so let’s talk Bond Hardware. I came across them going through some blog and sort of had that moment when you need something immediately. The them I speak of are two Brooklyn designers: Dana Hurwitz and Vincent Barile. No, I don’t want it, I need it. I need it as much as a fatherless twink bottom needs a top. They have taken regular hardware pieces and turned them into terribly chic neckwear. Every piece is unique in its own way and has been on the likes of Daphne Guinness. The Hitch Ring and Window Lock(s) bring just the amount of rough and tough to any outfit. These are the perfect fetishist pieces that could compliment a leather harness to a soft, silk blouse.
Visit them on their website HERE, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter. I’m telling you, Bond Hardware is genius.
There may be more covers coming, but I’m going to focus on these right now. I believe this may be Miss Kloss’s first shoot with Karl, so I’m going to say this is really major for her career. May she become a Chanel girl, amen. Covering in Jean Paul Gaultier haute couture, Karlie’s cover was the first to be revealed and obviously our girl is working it. Need the editorials ASAP.
Numéro Paris March 2012
Models: Karlie Kloss, Saskia De Brauw, Aymeline Valade
Photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
Sexy, steamy, and dayum. David Beckham is in his underwear once again, this time for my company: H&M. This will first air on television and be broadcast throughout the world during the Super Bowl in my city of Indianapolis. I’ll be picking up the long johns tomorrow at work. What will you be buying for yourself or that sexy man in your life?
Natasha Poly for Jil Sander
I’m in love with the Hitchcockian campaign for Jil Sander. The models looking through the broken glass and the shadowy staircase create the element of horror, which is polar opposite of the Spring presentation, yet the silhouettes emanate the feeling and a refreshing look at their inspiration.
Jil Sander SS 2012
Models: Natasha Poly, Daria Strokous, Clément Chabernaud
Photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Stylist: Olivier Rizzo
Everyone from WWD to Grazia is reporting that Raf Simons is in talks with Dior. This seems odd. So many people have been reported to have been in talks with the company after Galliano got the boot. We’ve heard everyone from Ackermann, Tisci, to Elbaz, and of course, Marc Jacobs. This new pairing just doesn’t seem to fit. Don’t get me wrong, Raf’s designs are wonderful, but he’s first and foremost a menswear designer, and his work at Jil Sander doesn’t seem to mesh well with the Dior crowd, perhaps. Maybe we’re all used to John Galliano’s drama and excessive exuberance. I know Galliano’s designs have been said to be overdone and getting a little been there, done that, so why is it so hard to find a replacement?
Happy 128th birthday, Mademoiselle Chanel.
I’ll be reading my Chanel: A Woman of Her Own biography while clutching my pearls in bouclé tweed.
May you continue being one of the most influential designers long after your death, and inspiring girls on Facebook (who don’t know anything about Chanel past the name and the earrings their daddy bought them) to post your quotes.
This is particularly breathtaking and refreshing for Testino as of late. Starring Freja Beha and Arizona Muse, this editorial had potential to be yet another stereotype casting of the two, but the direction and styling alone is gorgeous. Freja emits slightly more emotion and plays her role with more emphasis than Arizona does, but I can’t say I expect much from Arizona already. Regardless, the two make for a stunning shoot in Chanel and in – brace yourselves for my regular fap to Givenchy – but the iris print in the Givenchy photographs so well. I’m dying for the pops of color in the otherwise use of black and white.
Title: Master Class
Magazine: Vogue UK September 2011
Models: Freja Beha Erichsen, Arizona Muse
Photographer: Mario Testino
Stylist: Lucinda Chambers
Kate in McQueen
I still claim that my invitation was lost somewhere in the mail. Kate’s wedding was the wedding to be at, and such a darling wedding at that. Who cares about the royal wedding nonsense when the Kate Moss is getting married?
First off, I want to thank Anna Wintour for not only providing a lovely cover, but providing us all with a brilliant idea for the September issue: Kate’s wedding. She is but the queen, am I right?
Going through the photos, some big names were in attendance at her wedding. There was Stella McCartney and her father, Paul McCartney, Jack White and Karen Elson, Hamish Bowles, Naomi Campbell, Marc Jacobs, Daphne Guinness, Lara Stone, and many others were all their to witness the nuptials and the soiree that happened after. Such a charming celebration it must have been.
For photos, follow the cut or go to Vogue.com. I know I will be purchasing this issue the moment I find it on newsstands.
Vogue September 2011
Model: Kate Moss
Ph: Mario Testino
I’m going to say it: Fierce Bitches.
Inez & Vinoodh photograph the 6th Anniversary issue and it is absolutely magical. Each model is wearing Gucci F/W 11.12 and look stunning in the array of colors. Now this is a September issue.
Vogue China September 2011: 6th Anniversary
Models: DU JUAN, SUI HE, FEI FEI SUN, LIU WEN, MING XI AND SHU PEI QIN
Ph: Inez & Vinoodh