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Emporio Armani Spring Summer 2012 Campaign 2

Photographed by Alasdair McLellan in Hong Kong under the creative direction of Giorgio Armani, the campaign features models Irina Kulikova, Kendra Spears, Tao Okamoto, Wang Xiao and Florian Van Bael.

Louis Vuitton Campaign 2012 by Steven Meisel

Louis Vuitton is releasing it’s first fragrance in over 20 years

Lanvin Pre Fall 2012 Look 1

What you have to love most about Alber Elbaz’s time at Lanvin, is its evident selflessness. The design is always about improving “the house” and hardly ever about personal branding or celebrity. It’s refreshing to say the least.

Alexander Wang Pre Fall 2012 Collection 28

For Pre-Fall, Alexander Wang went for something a bit less gimmick-laden than his Spring BMX biker outing with a line-up deeply locked in what can be termed a ‘Dark Primness’.

Laura and Kate Mulleavy at Rodarte Spring/Summer 2011

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.

Jason Wu for Target

There’s always a ton of buzz around Target’s designer capsule collections and the hype is definitely well deserved.

Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2012 Campaign 1

First look at the Proenza Schouler Spring Summer 2012 Campaign

powder bloginity

There are so many options to choose from when selecting a powder. What are you looking for? One to control shine without coverage on bare skin?


Your brushes should be a thing of joy, beautiful tools to precisely apply your make up. As I’m sure you know they can also cost a fortune and that is precisely why they should be treated with respect. Brushes will pick up dirt, oils, and dead skin cells and this is why cleaning is so important.


The market is overflowing with different types of foundations. Every brand will have a large range on offer and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with so much to choose from. Let’s break down your choices


When applying concealer the object is to hide imperfections with the most minimal amount of product and blend into the surrounding skin.

Photography by Jessica Sim & Make-Up by Katherine Gould

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.

Japonesque Travel Brushes

As a lover of Japonesque product you can imagine my delight in discovering the release of their new travel brushes


One Love Organic is a phenomenal animal friendly, natural line of skincare products. These products are handmade and hand poured and you can feel the love given to the product every time they touch your skin.


Makeup Forever’s new store is in a class of it’s own. With top technology and new ways to give your clients lessons, Makeup Forever will be your top stop for all your pro-makeup needs.


The latest brand to jump on the BB cream craze is Estee Lauder. Part of their DayWear range, this new anti-oxident Beauty Benefit Cream comes in two shades and has an SPF of 35. Providing moisture, protection and ‘flawless perfection’ is the aim of this cream as well as helping to control excess surface oil and providing oil-free hydration.


Iris Apfel is the perfect MAC muse. Her life is style and beauty and eccentricity, something that MAC is the center of.

Saskia de Brauw by Mario Sorrenti 1

Saskia de Brauw stars in the new Spring 2012 Max Mara campaign photographed by Mario Sorrenti.


It was an eventful year for the fashion world. What didn’t happen? There was the John Galliano scandal and all the succession speculation that ensued, Creative Directors were thrown around from house to house like rag dolls, Marc Jacobs’ Spring collection was stolen in London en route from Paris, the Alexander McQueen exhibit broke records at the Met, Sarah Burton designed Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress, Lady Gaga – the list goes on and on.

McQ Pre Fall 2012 Look 1

For McQ’s Pre-fall 2012, Burton used the 1967 film ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ as a reference, the collection served serious English gentry and Victorian vibes with sharp suits and separates, elaborate ruffled blouses, and exaggerated turn-of-the-century collars on knits and shirt dresses.


The legendary Italian fashion house, Moschino, has just revamped their website,

Alice Dellal

Alice Dellal, the half-shaven up-and-comer is officially the face of Chanel’s new androgynous and sleek accessories collection, Boy Chanel.

Gisele Bundchen, Givenchy

After so much talk and all the rumors, the first image from Givenchy’s spring 2012 campaign has finally washed on shore.


When it comes to impact – models, unlike trends, are a tricky thing to forecast. Once a new model has done the fashion week circuit for at least two seasons, one can start to pinpoint what brands hold certain girls dear to their hearts.


Whether it was an intentional kind of inspiration or not, ‘Manhattan’ proved to be the perfect vehicle for the cinephile designer to tackle a pre-fall vibe.