Good Reads
Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

Nothing was what it seemed at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 show. The materials he used were the most customized and luxe he has ever employed.

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

Max and Lubov Azria certainly bring sexy back this season; with signature skin-tight bandage dresses. Every look accessorized with buckled leather harnesses, adding an element of toughness to the clothes.

This beauty editorial, titled Whispering Shades, was shot for Volt Magazine by Rui Faria. Starring the gorgeous Sophie Pumfrett, with styling by Cynthia Lawrence-John.

Living life as a model in the bustling metropolis of New York City isn’t half bad. We had the opportunity to sit down with a rising star in the industry.

Mary Katrantzou hasn’t got enough time to create resort collections.

I read about an amazing new camera created from the award winning thesis of a Stanford University supergeek. A photographer who was testing an early prototype compared the resolution to his other point and shoot cameras, but the Lytro was something that never needed to be focused.

Tom Ford announces the launch of a special edition optical eyewear collection

Calvin Klein held a special presentation featuring the Spring/Summer 2013 Calvin Klein men’s and women’s sportswear, tailored clothing, dresses, outerwear, performancewear, jeanswear, underwear, footwear, eyewear, swimwear and accessories.

The designer showed off his high-end label Privé at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week and showed he is still a force to be reckoned with.

Giles Deacon shows us a tougher side of spring with his new black and white collection this season. Leather laser cut dresses and silk photo prints were playful, but still sexy revealing bare skin underneath graphic cut outs.

The designer plans to sell an affordable range of ready to wear dresses in the hope of rectifying her cash flow problems. Betsey had a well-publicized bankruptcy case in April this year that resulted in the closure of the majority of her stores.

The Italian fashion designer has been on vacation lately, spending time on his yacht in Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez.

A look inside the latest issue of Volt Magazine, the unbound, folded fashion publication which focus’ on stunning visual content with high impact.

Let’s scratch that surface for the New Year. Let’s get that skin looking it’s very best so that we can worry about all those other resolutions. Skincare is the first thing you need to worry about when it comes to makeup

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.

Yves Saint Laurent’s Ready To Wear line is the only part of the company which will be known as Saint Laurent Paris when changes go ahead.

A collection of drawings from Violeta Hernández’s sketch book.

Artists across the centuries have depicted the landscape around them in a multitude of ways, from detailed close ups of nature to distant views framed by trees or soaring bird’s-eye perspectives.

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.

For the London 2012 Olympics, Lauren has evolved his classic cuts to make athletes’ uniforms which are slightly different than what is expected.

Façades, a fashion editorial photographed by Jessica Ahlborn, which plays on the idea of concealed identities and masquerade.

In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures.

For fall 2012 Gareth Pugh took the term “man eater” to the next level. Set on a stage of black fabric discs fallen from the ceiling to resemble the debris on the ground of a post-apocalyptic Amazonian village, Pugh’s models were fearless cannibals, satiated by male flesh.

Summery, kaleidoscopic fashion editorial shot by photographer Diego Diaz Marin and styled by Naria Layse. Images star the beautiful Fabiola Gomez.