Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

The fashion world is a competitive sport where the key to success lies in the ability to turn vision into reality, one that is not only unique, but inspiring.

After the recent debut of its 2012 Sunglasses Collection, Lanvin is pleased to present its first eyewear optical collection in partnership with the De Rigo Group, under the creative guidance of the imaginative Alber Elbaz.

In conjunction with MoMA’s Cindy Sherman retrospective, the artist has selected films that have informed her artistic practice.

Lindsey Wixson and Madison Headrick bonded while they were in Paris for Haute Couture Fashion Week recently.

Selfridges finally launches its Beauty Workshop, a perfect fusion of the top trend driven brands in the world along with the ultimate opportunity to try them all in one posh place.

In many ways it was a classic Marc Jacobs kind of evening. He served a collection with a big point of view, a bombastic production, a little show tunes sensibility sprinkling, maniacal styling and a hodgepodge of themes and ideas that never get so tangled up that you can’t discern one element from the other.

When was the last time the house of Balenciaga showcased a floor-length gown? The only instance that comes to mind was over a year ago when Cate Blanchett hit the Costume Institute Met Gala’s red carpet in a stunning gold goddess gown, arm in arm with the designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

Comme des Garçcons founder Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market will be crossing the pond to New York City to scoop up brands like Alexander McQueen, Erdem, and Saint Laurent in December 2013.

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.

Makeup artist Diane Kendal said her inspiration for Alexander Wang was “The sculpted Alexander Wang girl… Tough chick.”

With Tisci’s help, Couture has its bite back, and pre-fall–usually a collection of basics used by retailers to freshen up the floor–is now a veritable space for new, interesting and bold design.

Raf Simons has discovered “specific codes” since he began working at Christian Dior.

Raf Simons’ debut couture collection for Christian Dior drew a designer crowd including Marc Jacobs and Donatella Versace.

Bastille Metal Works, a premier manufacturer of custom cast zinc and pewter counter tops, range hoods, and furnishings, have created an ornately unique table inspired by the Telfair Museum of Art, the South’s first public art museum.

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

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.

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

As a makeup artist, Foundation Brand Cover FX has been on my radar for a while, however I had never had the opportunity to try it properly. So it was with some excitement that I attended a talk and demo by acclaimed fashion makeup artist David Allan Jones at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show earlier this month.

A powerful, dynamic fashion editorial photographed by Alan Chan, titled Last Resort. A stunning location and bold wardrobe choices make the editorial especially striking.

An exclusive backstage look at the shoot of Rick Genest, “Zombie Boy” with Matt Plunkett for Giantto.

It was refreshing to finally see an original beauty moment at Ivana Helsinki; faces were beautifully sophisticated with a pleasant twist. Titled “Mourning Sun Motel,” the collection was based on a film about guests at an old motel shot in Finland in the summer of 2012.

Givenchy S/S 2012 Cosmetics Collection

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.

LN-CC, the London-based luxury boutique and e-commerce destination, has just released their spring feature lookbook.

In spring 2013, Tate Modern will open the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to foremost Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein.