Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

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 35-year-old model is famed for her cleanly shaved head and youthful face. She thinks her skin has helped secure her a lot of work, although she claims talk of the industry being ageist is out-dated.

In the world of fashion, model and actress Olivia Palermo rarely puts a wrong foot. And in the below pictorial spread, the American-born beauty continues her stylish ways, showcasing exquisite selections by fine jewelry maker, Carrera y Carrera.

It’s no secret that Balenciaga’s menswear shows and presentations are a considerably sobering experience compared to its universally lauded sister outings.

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

Andy Burrows will release his stunning solo album, Company, on Play It Again Sam, on October 22nd. Co-produced by Burrows with Tim Baxter, the album will be preceded by a single, Because I Know That I Can, on October 8th.

Is Alexander Wang, the prince of downtown New York urban-chicness the new front-runner to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere at Balenciaga?

Anita Pagant shoots youthful model Soveija for a floral-themed editorial in New York-based Dahse Magazine. Soveija is dressed in labels including Zara, Navarro and See by Chloe.

A single finger wave opposite the part strongly gave a chic effect to the total look. Diane Kendal used MAC backstage, producing a multishade red lip layering MAC Cherry Red lip pencil all over the lip, outlining the lip with Vino Lip Pencil.

Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim presents the first specially commissioned installation to be unveiled in The Tanks, Tate Modern’s new galleries permanently dedicated to performance and film. The exhibition is supported by Sotheby’s and runs from 18 July to 28 October.

Jennifer Avello shoots a series of dynamic studio-based photographs starring McKey Sullivan. Styling by Marta Cebrat-Czernik and hair and make-up by Andrea C Samuels.

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.

Our good friends over at Ben Trovato have launched a digital campaign for New York Fashion Week.

Carefully situated on the edge of a vineyard, this rural residence engages its surroundings in establishing a frame of reference for one’s experience of the site.

Not to insinuate that Massimiliano Giornetti has struggled to find his footing at Salvatore Ferragamo, but his Spring collection was so overwhelmingly pleasing, so supremely luxurious and  so accessible, that it may just be the apotheosis of everything that Salvatore Ferragamo stands for historically in palpable actuality today.

Using forward-looking technology to look back on a phenomenal year, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents Story of a Year, a newly designed iPad app that documents and celebrates the 2011 fiscal year at the museum.

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.

A fragrance bottle is not just a bottle, it is a piece of art. Something to be respected and treated delicately. It is the first and only most visual impression in a scent-directed industry.

Inspired by the clean lines of Hubert de Givenchy’s 60s dresses and the bohemes of modern-day southern Italy, aesthetically, this haute capsule asks for no leniency from its public – it’s severe, for sure, or in layman’s terms – a lot of look, but the craft has never looked more sublime. In truth, this is an Italian tree-hugger only Tisci could fashion into real world existence.

Visions of lemon and citrus freshened up faces along with the collection, youthful florals and delicate lace sweetly adorned each dress painting the perfect image of a young girl in the summer.

To say that today’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show was possibly the most anticipated fashion moment of the past decade is probably no hyperbole.

The Mongolian feel was opulent and redolent, a narrative of an evolution of style collected through travel. Makeup artist Tom Pechuex created a makeup look with geometric eyeliner, strengthened with a pop of silver on the inner corners on fresh, radiant skin.

Miuccia Prada believes that influential designers have started to snub Italy in favor of Paris.

M.A.C. artist Diane Kendal is consistently phenomenal and Tommy Hilfiger AU/WI 2012 was no different. She called the look “Country meet city. Equestrian lifestyle, sporty and elite” and it looked stunning.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards®.