Thursday, December 18, 2014

Stella Tennant For Self Service Magazine S/S14

Putting up a portrait of someone undressed, doesn't happen often!  Yeah, I just don't like naked bodies. Not in real life and not on pictures and not in art or anything else - most of the time of course. I know, it's is strange. Usually they are considered as the ultimate form of beauty but I just adore how clothes can enhance beauty and still fully represent a personality or a mood. The way you cover yourself up always reveals so much about who you are. Personal opinion of course - I guess I just visually enjoy clothes too much sometimes! (And there's a dog on the photo ....)

All pictures by ion Walsh for Self Service Magazine Issue 40

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Little Black Boots.

Let's be honest. We all wish to have a perfect pair of black boots in stock for the rainy days. From ankle boots to over knees, there's obviously so much choice on the market that picking favorites is difficult. If your legs do not measure 2 km and if you feel like something else than ankle boots, here's my favorite: the under knee boots. They look ridiculously good combined with skirts and shorts (no joke) but don't fail to impress with a simple pair of jeans either. Since I'm not the high-heel girl (that would pretty much fix my short leg issue) but rather the no-heel girl, I'm naturally going towards the most reasonable choice - the little heels. Let's be honest: boots without a heel at all are pretty much a no-go, even if they Are comfy as hell while still making you feel like you look decent, avoid mirrors and dont be fooled: not even models look nice in them. Thus, high-heels are out since I'm a typical parisian case of "I dont take the metro, I run" and no heels are not even an option. Slightly discouraged I started looking around for the perfect under knee boots and I was surprised: the mid-heel is more than reasonably present these days. So here is a little list of my favorites of the season.

1. Maison Martin Margiela
2. Gucci (clockwise)
3. Saint Laurent
4. Saint Laurent
5 Saint Laurent .... Hedi definitely loves his boots for the winter season!

all pictures from net-a-porter and ysl.com

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

How Can I Touch Creation As A Principle Without Reproach?

Now this is a truly great editorial I recently stumbled upon - the styling is beyond amazing, especially all the references from the 90ies that are coming back in almost each picture and give it a retro touch without being nostalgic.
Wonders a good fashion and hair stylist can do - applause please.

all pictures from the editorial "how can I touch creation as a principle without reproach?" 
shot by Richard Bush for Document Journal #5 Fall/Winter 2014.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Face To Watch: Rianne Van Rompaey

Current favorite of mine and pretty much everywhere: Rianne van Rompaey, casted for Louis Vuitton ever since Nicolas Ghesquière took over: she closed his very first show for the maison, opened the Resort Show in Monaco and was an exclusive for the latest Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Oh - and then she was a Prada exclusive for Spring Summer 2015 and closed the latest Miu Miu show. That's pretty much all you need to know to understand why the fashion world is going crazy over this fragile and elegant little (in fact rather tall) lady. She captures the light like nobody else, things are already going more than well for her but it's pretty safe to say that the best is yet to come: new icon.

pictures courtesy of french vogue, british vogue and models.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Celebrating 160 Years In Style.


If you consider it, it's rather crazy that The LV monogram has been around for 160 years and still as popular than ever. What girl didn't crave a Louis Vuitton monogram bag at some point in their lives? It's rather a good idea to make hat craving even more insatiable by creating the above shown little works of art; the result of a collaboration between influential icons from a variety artistic disciplines and Louis Vuitton. Karl Lagerfeld, Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Marc Newson, Rei Kawakubo and last but certainly not least; Frank Gehry created individual pieces, each reflecting their personalities and style while always keeping the birthday child - the monogram central. That sounds like a damn tempting project on paper if you ask me, and so is the results of it: a fun, yet personal point of view on a classic bestseller. Mission accomplished: major craving alert - not as though Louis Vuitton didn't already have too many of these lately!

Personal favorites are Cindy Sherman's Trunk including a little chair and oh- so many details here and there: stickers, drawers, mirrors, a separate handbag, it's all there. And another one: I guess I got that little architectural spark from my father, an architect himself, so it comes without surpsrise that Gehry's "twisted box" is the actual number one on my list. The interior is embossed with a hand drawn interpretation of the LV logo and in a beautiful shade of catalina blue - little mirror included. But actually - If I could, I would take them all... After all, who wouldn't?

Another very inspiring, refreshing and young project from Louis Vuitton - ever since Nicolas Ghesquière took over the brand, it's never looked invigorating and more energizing. Keep it up guys!

all pictures from louisvuitton.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Winter Coats; Céline.

Finding a good winter coat is a real mission this season. I'm currently obsessed with the low sleeve construction of the Winter2014 Céline Coats. Slouchy but yet constructed. Also - the buttons are quite interestingly spread over the garment. Talk about intelligent and creative clothing.

all pictures via céline.com/fr

Friday, October 31, 2014

Prada Resort 2015 Ad Campaign.

The new Prada Resort Campaign has been out for only a few days and hours but I simply was not able to wait: one of my all time favorite campaigns ever for sure, of course by my favorite Steven Meisel.
Oh and the Prada effect strikes again: I didn't enjoy the contrasted topstitching during the show but here it's just perfecty odd enough to crave it. Future favorite pants and sweater in sight. Oups, Miuccia did it again.

all pictures from fashiongonerogue

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Winter Coats; Melitta Baumeister.

I'm currently really trying to keep my summer clothes on for as long as possible but I'm starting to crave the warm company of a nice coat. 
This super sized Perfecto from german talent Melitta Baumeister is number 1 on my list - but unfortunately impossible to find. Major love.

all pictures from tumblr.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Striking Innocence.

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I love it when the subject and the background seem to melt together in photographs. It makes the girls stand out even more here, ironically. This purposely accentuated, "flat", 2 dimensional style and analog photography create a somehow creepy ambiance as well. How amazing are the locations here? Note the Michael Jackson plate in the first picture. Big like.
Self Service S/S11 styled and photographed by Venetia Scott.

all pictures via Self Service Magazine.

Monday, October 13, 2014

I Totally Would...

...use this Chanel Basket from the Fall/Winter 2014/2015 show as a decoration object for my apartment if it wouldn't have the (not so) humble price of 7000€. I can already see it giving shelter to my favorite magazines, such an incredible object. I'll put this one on my "things I'm never going to be able to afford"- list, check.

picture from chanel.com