Tuesday, July 31, 2012

THE FINEST... re-post from 2010//Thursday//October 21

THE FINEST... a monthly segment, wherein I republish some post from the past you have visited or liked the most. It is a little 'best of' segment, that has been re-interpreted through a delightful animation, created by my dear friend School Of Bad Ideas.

Original post:

A picture taken by Helmut Newton from 1985 [left] showing an outfit of Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche collection from 1985, with in the background a portrait series by Andy Warhol done in 1972... and Gucci's SS//2011 collection [right].

Sunday, July 29, 2012

INSPIRATION Diana Vreeland 1974... Kenzo FW 2012//13

Eccentric style icon and irreverent fashion editor Diana Vreeland, photographed by Arnold Newman in 1974, in a matching outfit to her New York dining room [left]... and a all over striped outfit from Kenzo's FW 2012//13 collection  [right]. 
Diana Vreeland was the fashion editor of Harper’s Bazaar from 1937 to 1962, of Vogue from 1962 to 1972 and in the end of her career she worked as a consultant for the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She built a reputation for allowing photographers, stylists and models to do what they do best, to be creative...

With this post I recommend the book:
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel by Lisa Immordino Vreeland

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

INSPIRATION AdvancedStyle.com... LANVIN AD

And he did it again.... Ari Seth Cohen, founder and editor of Advanced Style, is the new Face hunter in town. His wonderful blog, featuring street style people of a certain age, seams to create and promote  a new type of models.
Already Céline has created last year an advertisement campaign showing their clothes on a Advanced Style protagonist... while this year it is Lanvin who proposes a 'real people' campaign, photographed by Steven Meisel [right], spotlighting the 82 years old former dancer Jacquie "Tajah" Murdock, known already from many posts by Cohen [left].

Sunday, July 22, 2012

INSPIRATION Dolce&Gabbana FW2012//13... Ulyana Sergeenko Haute Couture FW2012//13

It is known that Ulyana Sergeenko loves Dolce&Gabbana... really?! The Russian It girl, street fashion blogger darling and recently turned fashion designer has presented in July her debut Haute Couture show for FW 2012//13 in Paris, revealing some really beautiful outfits [all rights]... outfits that unfortunately recalled a little too much some FW 2012//13 RTW looks from her declared fashion heroes Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana [all lefts].

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

INSPIRATION Prada FW 2002//3... Burberry FW 2011//12

The transparent PVC coat of Prada's FW 2002//3 collection [left, photographed by David Sims and exhibited at the Metropolitan museum within the Schiaparelli&Prada exposition] might have been an inspiration for coat version of Burberry Prorsum for FW 2011//12 [right], ...even if neither Prada or Burberry are the inventors of PVC raining coats and capes of course.

Monday, July 16, 2012

INSPIRATION Kevin Francis Gray 2007... 'Snow White And The Huntsman" 2012

The Irish artist Kevin Francis Gray has created this amazing bronze sculpture with the title 'Face Off" in 2007, that since then has been exhibited in various art shows [left]… and two scenes from the movie 'Snow White and the Huntsman", in which the mirror mirror on the wall is interpreted in a new way and takes a human shape [right].

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

INSPIRATION David Bowie 1971... Miu Miu FW2012//13

In the David Bowie music video, created for the song 'Life On Mars" in 1971, the glam rock singer appears in an amazing look... featuring also a very particular blue eye make-up [left above]. The styling and the make-up might have been an inspiration for Miuccia Prada's FW2012//13 collection for Miu Miu [right above]. The David Bowie style is even more recognizable in the Miu Miu ad, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, featuring Chloë Sevigny [below]. This is the second time for Chloë to model in an advertisement of the Italian brand, after 1996, the year of her success in the movie 'Kids" [the screenplay was written by her then boyfriend and 'enfant terrible" Harmony Korine].

Thursday, July 5, 2012

THE FINEST... re-post from 2010//Monday//October 18

THE FINEST... my latest segment, wherein I republish some post from the past you have visited or liked the most. It is a little 'best of' segment, that has been re-interpreted through a delightful animation, created by my dear friend School Of Bad Ideas... Enjoy!

Original post:
INSPIRATION Missoni 1971... MARC JACOBS SS//2011
A wonderful picture from 1971 by Barry Lategan [left]... and a 70ties inspired collection by Marc Jacobs for SS//2011 [right].

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

INSPIRATION Francesco Scognamiglio... Giambattista Valli Couture

For some time now I'm noticing some resemblance between the collections of these amazing two Italian designers. Just that Francesco Scognamiglio is always some seasons ahead with his designs....
Francesco Scognamiglio FW 2011//12 [left above]... and Giambattista Valli Couture SS//2012 [right above]. Francesco Scognamiglio SS//2010 [left below]... and Giambattista Valli Couture FW 2012//13 [right below].

Monday, July 2, 2012


Please welcome this seasons new creative directors at...

Jil Sander
(ex Uniqlo)
Raf Simons
(ex Jil Sander)
Hedi Slimane
(ex Dior Homme)
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
(also Open Ceremony)
Barbara and Lucia Croce
(ex Ralph Lauren, ex Ter et Bantine)