Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni decided that this was the season to turn that cushiony notion right on its head. Marni is a label brimming with supposed givens. Marni means color, print, fabulous jewelry – it means leather and fur. Turns out, not so much. Well, at least not this season, anyway.

Isa Genzken is arguably one of the most important and influential female sculptor of the past 30 years.

It was a veritable layers-fest. No dress came down without a pair of tailored black flares with encrusted hems underneath.

It seems as if mega mass-retailer H&M has done it again. Bouncing back from an incredibly successful capsule collection designed by Consuelo Castiglioni, creative director of Marni, Margareta van den Bosch, creative advisor at H&M, has confirmed that the next high-low collaboration will feature none other than high-concept house Maison Martin Margiela

We caught up with Rick Genest by telephone in Zurich, Switzerland, and talked with the notorious Zombie Boy during the wee hours of the morning about his fame, his fortune, and his future.

We are all pressed for time and, as a makeup artist, the number one question I am asked by my clients is how to get out the door looking flawless yet natural… in ten minutes. Well, even though it sounds like an impossible feat, it is not

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are on a roll. After a serene spring 2012 collection inspired by Van Gogh’s sunflower oils, a spot designing costumes for 2011’s psychological thriller Black Swan, and a successful collaboration with international hip boutique Opening Ceremony, the Mulleavy sisters are busier than ever.

From the museum that brought visitors the very first interactive multimedia gallery tour back in 2001 comes a new way to explore modern and contemporary art.

Girard-Perregaux, iconic luxury Swiss watch brand, has announced the addition of Dominique Loiseau to its manufacturing team.

Giorgio Armani continues his commitment to help countries such as Ghana and Bolivia with his Acqua for Life project and his support of Green Cross International, which focus on bringing clean drinking water where it is scarce or unavailable, as well as help schooling.

Galliano’s line joins Karl Lagerfield Paris, Pierre Balmain, and John Paul Gaultier at Italian manufacturer Ittierre SpA

Wandering the streets of Paris alone, the beauty of the fog in the darkness brings us to a place of magic, falling under its intoxicating spell.

You cannot get more creative and beautiful and inspirational than M.A.C artist Kabuki. It was such a pleasure to see Kabuki’s work on Zac Posen’s runway.

Amusement and disgust intermingle in her work with the cumulative effect something like a handcrafted Theater of Cruelty, put on in a suburban backyard, by a girl who most of the kids aren’t allowed to play with.

The fashion heavyweights came together to get buyers into the stores, but this time, for a particularly prescient good cause.

Ruby Jean. Remember that name. “You’re destined for big things little Ruby Jean”. It’s that kind of name, and fitting for the bleach blonde beauty that opened the Marc Jacobs show. It’s possible that her entrance was so picture-perfect, so holistic in mood, so Marc Jacobs at a molecular level that, at least for this editor, the message that would play out for the next seven minutes announced itself entirely in that moment.

New Photography 2012 presents five artists—Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, Shirana Shahbazi —whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

More and more male clients are asking me for product advice for their skin and yes, it does need to be treated differently to that of the (ahem) ‘fairer’ sex.

The designer has revealed details about his make-up collection for the Japanese beauty firm. To front his 17-piece holiday range, Karl created Mon Shu, a character who will be the face of the collaboration between him and the cosmetics company.

The iconic designer is set to visit famous department store Selfridges on July 24 to launch a pop-up shop selling his sports-themed Team Karl collection amongst other concessions, British Vogue reports.

LN-CC, the London-based luxury boutique and e-commerce destination, has just released their spring feature lookbook.

H&M will debut a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl to launch the new DAVID BECKHAM Bodywear collection.

El Grand Chamaco creates a series of illustrations done on an iPhone by the tip of his finger.

The iconic Gucci bit loafer is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and it was beautifully honored in each look of Frida Giannini’s latest menswear collection.

Nobody does seduction better than the Italians, especially when it comes to luxury and Bulgari is at the top of the game.