Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Synaysky’s eye for avant-garde street style has brought her to the far corners of the fashion universe and the one thing that’s remained a consistent staple, from London to Tokyo, has been Chanel’s classic quilted bag.

In an effort to revive the iconic style of Italy’s haute bourgeoisie Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo, elevated classic 60s silhouettes with rough touches of exotic skins and intriguing appliqués.

Photographed by Alice Luker, this floral editorial stars Ruby Slate Balthazar who is dressed by Lauren Eva in an array of colourful and striking ensembles.

We have become absolutely obsessed with Bite Beauty. Anything they do with lips, not only do we want it, but we need it.

The model strutted for Burberry Prorsum’s Fall/Winter 12 catwalk show. It was the first time she’d graced the stage and she was petrified something would go wrong.

Using the “opulence of Indochina” as his inspiration, Peter Dundas takes us on a journey of Asian eloquence with delicate dragon and tiger embroideries, kimono jackets, and plunging cheongsams revealing bare backs of the adventurous wearer.

This series of fashion photographs featured below were shot by Herve Coutin, using soft focus and romantic lighting to create a stunning, elegant overall aesthetic.

Having been a serious spin class and fitness junkie in the past, I take my workouts very seriously but I also need to be able to enjoy them.

Leading British artist and Turner Prize winner, Simon Starling (b 1967), will create a major new project for the Tate Britain Commission 2013, supported by Sotheby’s.

Jason Wu waits for Fall to translate his almost fairy tale-like wonderment with the opulence of foreign lands. Last Fall he exorcised Robert Polidori’s ‘Parcours Museologique Revisite’ – a three volume set on the 25 year restoration of Versailles – into an utterly successful collection that cemented Wu’s place as a stalwart in the New York fashion mainstream (If his Obama associations hadn’t done so already).

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.

The hair and makeup was something resembling inspiration from his own collection in New York; a fresh twist on 60’s mod revealed ladylike beehive updos topped with delicate satin ribbon wrapped around the hair.

The Italian designers will be showing off a high-fashion offering in Sicily on July 9. Although they are famed for attracting an A-list front row at their presentations, this time around things are going to be different. They will have no press at their first ever couture show.

Face it! we are obsessed with achieving flawless skin, and why not? With so many products on the market and many claims being made I aim to break things down a bit to help you make an informed choice.

The first step to shaking of those winter months is putting a bit of life back in to our skin.

In contemporary fashion, there are few pleasures as satisfying as following Brit designer Christopher Kane from Point A to Point B. While his pieces are almost always certainly ‘pretty’, they happen to be interesting enough to be equally ‘lugubrious’.

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Punctuated by key photographic projects, experimental films, and photobooks, The Shaping of New Visions offers a critical reassessment of photography’s role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements, and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.

Lavinia Postolache photographed by Kyle Goldie against the striking backdrop of the Hollywood hills.

After an active, fascinating search of the blogosphere on the identity of the Lanvin Anonymous People, a film that is every bit as atypical reveals what went on behind the scenes of the ad campaign shoot.

Losing grunge rock god Kurt Cobain in his prime was a watershed moment for a generation. Now, nearly eighteen years after his death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his palatial Seattle home, photographs of Nirvana’s signer/songwriter are on view at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo.

The fashion designer’s son Alex and his fiancée Ali Kay welcomed their son into the world on Monday. Leon was born in Los Angeles and is named after Diane’s father.

Beverly Johnson says starving was an “occupational hazard” of modeling when she started out.

Fall 2012 found the inexhaustible Betsey Johnson in solid form.

Working dexterously from sources inspired by literature, Old Master paintings, and photographs in popular magazines, Wulff makes paintings inflected by wide-ranging references and in the process builds a surreal universe that moves across time periods.