Good Reads
Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

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.

Hypnotic runway fashion film by Director Trevor Undi, showcasing the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 collection.

Be among the first to see the sexy new short film from REN Skincare.

Doutzen Kroes is still amazed that she gets booked for high fashion jobs as she didn’t become interested in fashion until her late teens. She has discussed her biggest career highlights so far.

Douglas Kirkland’s extraordinary photographs, compiled for the first time in their complete form here, allow us to pry into the mysterious woman known as Marilyn Monroe, unveiling an intimate night that the world- class photographer shared with the icon.

Banana Republic and Trina Turk are proud to announce the debut of the Banana Republic Trina Turk Collection – a limited-edition capsule featuring chic summer essentials inspired by the southern California lifestyle.

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

What has happened to Dolce & Gabbana? They’re officially gridlocked in a campy nostalgia, in a kitschy bucolic loop that looks to be inescapable. A year ago they hit upon something big, a special way of doing things. You can pick out the same notes in last Spring’s show, to last Fall’s foray to this latest collection for Spring ’13.

Last Wednesday was a special evening for amfAR and presenting sponsor, Hublot, when Roberto Cavalli and others were honored for leading the global struggle against HIV/AIDS.

The artistic practice of Dieter Roth (Swiss, b. Germany, 1930-1998) encompassed everything from painting and sculpture to film and video, but it is arguably through his editioned work—prints, books, and multiples—that he made his most radical contributions.

For anyone that knows me, you know that- although I love animals – I am not what you call an animal person. I love to pet, play and snuggle with a friend’s dog, but I am happy to leave and have them walk the pup for the evening and think nothing of it. So, when I heard that I would be participating in the Equine Experience with Wyatt Webb at The Miraval Resort, I was a bit nervous. Therapy through horses – I was also skeptical.

The designer is renowned for striking up close friendships with up-and-coming style stars, having helped the likes of Gareth Pugh and Roksanda Ilincic make it big.

Jimmy Choo’s newest campaign captures the “eclectic rock ‘n’ roll style” of the 60s.

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.

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

Ana Rita Sousa and Ivano Salonia created this fashion editorial, which is shot in Kennemer Dunes National Park and Amsterdam; the shoot stars the beautiful Ilaria Pozzi.

It’s that time of the year when we start to self reflect, focus on getting in shape and looking fresh and healthy.

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.

Edvard Munch’s iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will go on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months beginning October 24.

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli are something like conjurers. Their Valentino woman is a perfect mix of modern and mythic femininity. Their clothes have always been blessed by a finely tuned temporal amalgamation of good taste – a little bit of the old, a little bit of the new.

The creative director of the French label has spent a long time making its debut scent Dahlia Noir. The dark and mysterious fragrance is perfect for Fall/Winter 12, when gothic looks are going to be big business.

Our friends over at FACTORY311 had recently wrapped a photo shoot with Jon Kortajarena for Elle Vietnam and we got the first glimpse.

The attempt here seems to be no-fuss Parisienne elegance, but injected with a touch of modernity that Galliano couldn’t seem to wrangle for himself.

A series of mixed illustration by Daryl Feril of some of the worlds most famous designer brands done with graphite and watercolor and some digital work. “The design aim to illustrate and create a very feminine mood yet still converse the sophistication and identity of each brand” says Daryl.

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.