Sunday, July 25, 2010

Carine Watch: White and Black

We've seen those Alaia lace-ups quite a few times on Carine, and they always look amazing. I love it when she pairs them with all white to give that perfectly edgy contrast. Check out my post from back in February about their many personalities.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Mid-Summer Perfection in Barcelona

I came across this image on Trendycrew and think that Davinia's look is just perfection. I love the slightly uneven, primary colored layers in the Manuel Bolaño dress that give it fullness so that it hits perfectly, a little long, just below the knee. It is also a touch loose so that it hangs on her in just the right way. I love the scrunched down nude tone socks and the (also) Manuel Bolaño lace-up wedges that give the look a more masculine edge and balanced feel. And the long pendant and round-rim sunglasses are the perfect accessories. Thank you Davinia for a little mid-summer, Barcelonian inspiration!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

V Magazine's Scratch Off Covers

With the "it" girls, the Beastie Boys, limited editions and scratch off covers (scratch off the 'V' to reveal the privates?), V magazine goes viral with this video promo for their "Sexy Body Issue". Got my attention.

V66: SEXY BODY ISSUE from V Magazine on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

German Vogue's Tribal Mix


Obsessed with this tribal, pattern-mixing editorial for Vogue Germany's July issue. The mixture and contrast of florals and polka dots and geometric prints with sequins and tulle and fringe, and the bold tribal paints and designs and gorgeous thick braids, all come together under the perfect lighting to create a stunning spread. Inspiration. Love.

Fashion editor Katie Mossman, photographer Sebastian Kim, makeup by Yumi, hair by Tony Chavez.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hakaan with the Ultimate Seal of Approval

When a panel consisting of Carine Roitfeld, Alber Elbaz, M. Pierre Bergè and LVMH's Delphine Arnault (among other major fashion players) awards you with £220,000 to show your collection in Paris and open a French headquarters for your label, you must feel like the fashion gods have finally shown down on you. And we, as fervent and dedicated followers of fashion, should take notice.

Last week, Turkish-born designer-on-the-rise, Hakaan Yildirim was awarded with such honors from ANDAM (France's National Association for the Development of Fashion Arts), beating out the likes of London's Mark Fast, ex-Nina Ricci designer, Calla Haynes and ex-Balenciaga designer, Bouchra Jarrar. Past fashion superstars to receive the coveted annual award have included Martin Margiela in 1998 and Viktor & Rolf in 1994.

I guess we should have known when Carine made the trip to London for Hakaan's debut show back in February that he was on the rise, in a major way. Carine and Kate Moss, also front row at the show, both nodded, or applauded, or something, which is apparently a big deal.

You can check out my post from a few weeks back with Fei Fei Sun in Hakaan in V Magazine and below is Lara Stone and Natalia Vodianova (who both walked in Hakaan's show in February) wearing Hakaan for i-D Magazine's June '10 issue.



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bathing Beauties


With all the beauty and look-at-me allure, models Sedene Blake and Ayan Elmi bring a little vintage glam to the beach for Vogue Italia's June '10 Beauty issue. Photographed by Greg Lotus and styled by Sara Maino.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Want It: The Wedge

The Wedge

Which wedge is your Summer favorite? I have to admit, I have been lusting over those Miu Miu beauties (3) for quite some time now...scroll over each wedge to see which is which from Rag & Bone, Casadei, Enigma, Jimmy Choo and Paloma Barcelò.