Vionnet Spring RTW 2012

vionnet received a good press after madonna wore its 30s inspired dress to the venice film festival. 
rodolfo paglialunga of vionnet explained its bright spring 2012 collection as, "everything in life is so hard now, i wanted a return to beauty and elegance." so he did a 30s inspired collection which also was the era when vionnet was flourishing. there were definitely some iffy pieces and some that looked like paglialunga was trying too hard, putting too much stuff in one look. to me, the best pieces were the simple, clean designs that speak for themselves.

Key Looks for Autumn / How to Spend It October 2011

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julija steponaviciute photographed by andrew yee
how to spend it magazine october 2011

Animal Daria / Vogue Russia October 2011

vogue russia has the best jewelry editorial.

daria werbowy photographed by terry richardson
vogue russia october 2011

Dries Van Noten Spring RTW 2012


La Faim / Book Moda Haute Couture SS 2011

this editorial is from an italian fashion magazine called 'book moda haute couture.'
this magazine, apparently, contains the most comprehensive collection of haute couture fashion from paris, london, milan, barcelona, madrid, new york, tokyo, and more.

veroniek gielkens photographed by paolo santambrogio
book moda haute couture spring/summer 2011


Extravagant, Sophisticated Lady / Vogue Italia September 2011

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jacquelyn jablonski photographed by miles aldridge
vogue italia september 2011

Fashionable Outing: Anna Dello Russo

anna dello russo during fashion week over the past few seasons.

Natalia Vodianova: A Decade (2008 - 2010)

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photographed by steven meisel / vogue italia april 2008

this is the last series of 'natalia vodianova: a decade.'
by no means is this a comprehensive look but i've enjoyed gathering some of my favorite photos of her in this collection.
i hope you enjoyed them!

(click here for Natalia Vodianova: A Decade (2001))
(click here for Natalia Vodianova: A Decade (2002 - 2003))
(click here for Natalia Vodianova: A Decade (2004))
(click here for Natalia Vodianova: A Decade (2005))
(click here for Natalia Vodianova: A Decade (2006 - 2007))


Kiss Me Kate / Vogue US September 2011

i had posted some pictures of kate moss' wedding soon after it happened (click here to see).
now we have more pictures to look at of the english wedding. these are beautiful photographs.
there's a photo of kate moss and john galliano which i absolutely love. it's my favorite among moss' wedding pictures.

kate moss photographed by mario testino
vogue us september 2011


Blanco & Negro / Marie Claire Spain September 2011

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vlada roslyakova photographed by david roemer
marie claire spain september 2011

Acne Spring RTW 2012

Stealing Beauty / Elle October 2002


i really liked this editorial with all the beautiful haute couture creations.
as much as i enjoy seeing the current fashion designs, i really love the past designs of the 90s and early 2000s.
to me, for some reasons, designs of this particular period triumphs that of the present.

gisele bundchen photographed by gilles bensimon
elle us october 2002


Off-Catwalk Scene During NYFW

before we dive into london fasion week (exciting!), i thought i would do a closing post to new york fashion week. 
these are off-catwalk scenes during nyfw, shot by tommy ton and streetfsn.
off-catwalk is probably as exciting as the catwalk.


Winter / Vogue Germany September 2011

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mirte maas photographed by lachlan bailey
vogue germany september 2011

Puttin' on the Glitz / Numéro Tokyo #50 October 2011

jessica stam photographed by alexi lubomirski
numéro tokyo #50 october 2011

Michael Kors Spring RTW 2012

michael kors said that his spring 2012 collection was inspired by africa. quiet obviously you see the african influences in the colors, prints, and material (crocodile bag, animal skin trenches). very michale kors collection!


Autumn in Venice / Grazia Germany #36 September 2011

merle bergers photographed by leo krumbacher
grazia germany #36 september 2011

Style: Carine Roitfeld & Daytime Wear

being a stylist for 20 plus years and having significantly inspired the gucci collection of the 90s, it's only obvious that carine roitfeld has great sense of style. i like her no-fuss, simple, and sleek style. of course i love seeing anna dello russo with her extravagance but i relate to roitfeld's realistic yet super chic style more. 


Altuzarra Spring RTW 2012

great collection!
with new york fashion shows, it's usually more casual and very ready-to-wear than the european shows. and when it comes to casual wear i lean towards the urban-chic style (hence my liking for alexander wang and helmut lang). altuzarra also did a wonderful urban wear with sporty element and prints, which seem to be one of the trends for spring 2012. i didn't see too much originality since some of the designs and silhouettes were seen before in other collections but still very solid collection. 

Kate Winslet / V Magazine #73

one of my favorite actresses. such a talent. i think she could one day become meryl streep-type of a person in hollywood....although meryl streep is a force of her own and probably can't be replaced!
on another note, this editorial has awesome jewelry. 

photographed by mario testino
styled by carine roitfeld


I Know I'm Vulgar / V Magazine #73

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"i know i'm vulgar, but would you have me any other way?"
- elizabeth taylor

aymeline valade photographed by mario testino
styled by carine roitfeld
v magazine #73