Beautiful. Valentino fall 2014 couture. Continue reading
Vogue published a great profile by Sara Corbett on Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot in their July issue. It’s a long article that doesn’t pussy foot around the issues (no pun intended) and really makes me nostalgic for the time when I had their drive and conviction for changing the world. Their spirit was only strengthened by their 22 months in Russia’s horrible prisons, which double as work camps of the worst kind. I am in awe and just as worried as everyone around them for their safety, so am thrilled Vogue is shedding further light on what they are fighting for, which sadly are timeless issues in Russia. Dictatorships, oppression and Continue reading
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Happy Birthday Mom! I love you so much. You are everything and more in my world.
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Stumbled on these prints from a shoot in 2003, which I photographed at the Waldorf Astoria for Russian Harper’s Bazaar. Love these Dior shoes. More below, including an insane Alexander McQueen dress. The shoot got cut from the magazine at the last minute, which was a total bummer. I swear I will get the negatives properly scanned so they can be crisp and pretty, instead of taking photos of photos, though I kind of like this old polaroid effect. The lovely model is Becca. Continue reading
Pretty fascinating short film Adidas and SHOWstudio just did with performance artist Marina Abramovic. It’s a re-staged version of her 1978 piece Work Relation, done to coincide with the 2014 World Cup. We won’t dwell on the crazy five goal first half of yesterday’s Brazil Germany game. Germany won over Brazil 7 to 1 in case you were working or otherwise occupied while the now historic tragedy (or victory, depending on which side you were on) took place. Netherlands and Argentina are up today at 4pm for the final game before the final final games this weekend.
I love big skirts, which are everywhere at couture. Ten years ago, the summer of 2004, I went to the couture shows in Paris and it was as magical as you would expect. My favorite collection that year was Givenchy, hands down. The whole week was beautiful. Small shows, no mob scene, one or two collections a day, lunch and dinner with colleagues and friends in between. The life of a socialite even without the trust fund is not a bad deal. Although it was my job as a fashion director/stylist and I had definitely worked for it I felt a little guilty calling it work but then again, to love ones job is the biggest blessing. Giambattista Valli above and more below from Chanel, Alexis Mabille and Dior. Continue reading
Pack a floral look for perfect day or night by the beach chic. Love this sleeveless maxi dress from Alice + Olivia, with Saint Laurent sandals, Bottega Veneta clutch and a Marni embellished necklace.
Boudicca is having a rare sale of their beautiful couture pieces next week at the Hotel Particulier, 4/6 Grand Street Tuesday July 15th from 7pm to 9pm. Contact email@example.com for more details.
I got a copy of Cecil Beaton‘s 1954 classic, “The Glass of Fashion,” in the mail today. Out of print for years, the book is being reissued, with a foreword by Hugo Vickers, this fall by Rizzoli and hits stores and online September 2nd. Although known as one of the fashion world’s earliest photographers who worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair starting in the 1920s, he was also a prolific writer and diarist, interior designer and an Oscar-winning stage and costume designer. I would say he was one of the original photographer slash stylist slash writers in the world of fashion. The original cover above and the reissue below. So excited to read the “bible of fashion.” Continue reading
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This ‘medium sugar’ shoulder bag from Lanvin is gorgeous.