I saw this photoshoot of model/stylist Lindsey Calla at altamira, a break from his spontaneously captured model off-duty looks. So I went and checked out her blog Saucy Glossie as well - too cute. She has great style!
Classics with a preppy/androgynous/minimalist twist, Lyn Devon's new collection for spring features quirky dresses in bright colors that pop for day or night. I love the chartreuse green, dull yellow, orangey red and of course the black and white contrast. Almost like Céline, but without the exponentially high price tag. Treat yourself to an easy wardrobe here.
Creativity and innovation in fashion like no other - from wild prints and colorful textures to classic camel-colored minimalism, the style setters in this city hit the whole range. I tried to pick a favorite look but it's almost too hard, maybe a tie between the 3rd and 4th images? Je ne sais pas!
I first discovered the work of Carlo van de Roer when he was one of 10 photographers exhibited at 2010's International Festival of Fashion & Photography in Hyères, France. His images were dreamy, colorful polaroid portraits - and I immediately had to go see more. See the festival's website here or Roer's own here.
Inside the personal fashion closet of Joanna Hillman, Senior Fashion Market Editor of Harper's Bazaar. From the aptly named blog The Coveted, which features the inside of industry icons' closets through detail shots of special pieces along with their stories. Of course, I like the photography of the top image best - the clarity of the pool photograph next to the crisp colors and vertical lines of the glass bottles; shockingly, the shoes are actually the last thing my eye is drawn to! (Photography is truly my first love, even before fashion - hard to believe.)
Nicholas Kirkwood put more work into his spring collections than I've ever seen - his shoes for his own collection are sharp and angular pieces of architecture that belong in a design museum, while those for Rodarte are ornate, baroque sculptures that belong at the Met. Either way - he is truly an artist. My favorite is the sculptural wedge with an almost sky-looking print with clouds, I'd snap it up in a heartbeat. See more of Kirkwood's work here.
As a lover of all things minimalist, I was obsessed the second I saw Chloé's ad campaign for next season. The styling and photography are fabulous and the first and last images have a very 60s feel that I love. The campaign, shot by David Sims and modeled by Malgosia Bela and Iselin Steiro, really demonstrates the pared-down feel of Hannah MacGibbon's collection which features a lot of beige and white ballet-inspired sportswear (with the occasional shot of black leather, of course). See more of Chloé's spring collection here.
Polishes to spruce up the winter doldrums and add a festive touch to outfits consisting solely of LnA tshirts, The Battalion fleece leggings and J. Crew men's sweaters. From left: Today Was a Fairytale, Boom Boom Pow, Across the Universe, Bad Romance, Happy Birthday.
Easy, breezy, beautiful California girl - the quintessential wearer of LA-based label Myne's spring 2011 collection. I might be jumping the gun a little, but it's never too early to start putting together a well-edited list of must-haves for warmer weather! Over the last few weeks from my constant online shopping escapades, Myne has emerged as one of my new favorite labels - all of their pieces just look easy and effortless (not to overquote the Project Runway judges), no matter what. The yellow Lisa dress on the very left is my absolute favorite - can it please be almost time to put on sandals already?
You know when you find a trend you love more than anything and decide not to spend money on it because you're afraid it'll go out of style too quickly? Me neither....at least in the case where I make the firm, self-confident decision that it'll be an investment piece that will last forever. Being from NYC, my wardrobe generally consists of black, black, black, a little bit of gray thrown in front time to time, and some more black. That's why the CC Skye Onie Messenger Bag in black python is absolutely perfect - it's large enough to hold everything I need (which includes at least 3 magazines at a time) but not overwhelmingly so, has gorgeous texture and hardware but still matches everything with its neutral color and doesn't go overboard, and has a handle for being professional but also a messenger strap for running to class. All in all, in the month I've had this bag, I've taken it absolutely everywhere with me - and don't foresee it changing at all in the near future.
Also, it's Olivia Palermo-approved: if she took it everywhere running from show to show during NY Fashion Week, you know something's perfect.
Scarlett Johansson has been the celebrity ambassador of Moët & Chandon, one of the world's largest champagne producers and part of the Moët-Hennessy luxury goods company, since spring 2009 but her first advertisements for the brand were just recently released. Featuring the actress in pastel, frothy, confection-like ball gowns, she poses with old-school glamourous red lips surrounded by champagne bottles and wine glasses. Looking stellar, of course, despite her divorce from Ryan Renolds. According to Moët president and CEO Daniel Lalonde, the campaign "highlights a return to the immutable elegance and glamour that are inherent to both Moët and Scarlett.”
Blue Valentine is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen - and having watched this as the 15th movie over the course of two weeks (with Black Swan being one of the others), that means alot. The cinematography and visual imagery, the contrast between the budding and the slowly degrading relationship and Ryan Gosling's acting (Michelle Williams was fantastic too, but Gosling broke my heart many times over). If you haven't seen this extraordinary film yet, do it now - I will be many more times!