Good Reads
Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana turned down the kitsch factor ten-fold with this collection, and set out to design a functional and fabulous wardrobe for the “renaissance” woman. Literally.

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.

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.

Another day, another celebrity fashion collaboration. This one finds ska and reggae influenced band No Doubt mixing with the polo shirt and argyle sweater brand Fred Perry.

Beverly Johnson says starving was an “occupational hazard” of modeling when she started out.

Working dexterously from sources inspired by literature, Old Master paintings, and photographs in popular magazines, Wulff makes paintings inflected by wide-ranging references and in the process builds a surreal universe that moves across time periods.

Charlotte Tilbury brought color, creativity and a serious eye to this amazing runway show. Her inspiration? As simple but complicated as “a bird’s feather.”

Marc Jacobs is not through with bombast. After a boisterous double-whammy last February and March with his eponymous line and Louis Vuitton, Resort finds Jacobs upping the quirk quotient with a colorful line inspired in part by artist Cindy Sherman’s clown series.

The backstage feel Andrew Kuykendall gives us with this editorial featuring Soo Joo makes you feel like you’re actually there. Where “there” is exactly, is for you to decide.

The collections in Europe have made it exceptionally difficult to focus on the clothes. Not because there’s lackluster design by any means—Paris and Milan have definitely delivered the goods—but because some of Fashion’s most influential houses are in a state of limbo.

The Manhattan Vintage show has its fair share of characters, but Meika and Warren Franz – co-owners of Another Man’s Treasure – are undeniably the queen and king of the trade show that brings together over 75 of the country’s top vintage clothing and antique textile dealers twice a year. In less than a decade the Franz’s have built a strong reputation for consistently providing some of the most sought-after designer vintage in the market.

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.

Attention all fashion-minded scribes! Bloginity.com is looking for NYC-based fashion interns and LA-based beauty interns to start ASAP!

Gender roles as a theme has been a major story during the menswear shows for the past week and some change.

Eyes were focused and girlishly intense on the Miu Miu runway; a sense of a “girl about town” sauntered provocatively in dark denims and tie-dyed furs with an ease only Miuccia Prada can create.

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.

Hervé Coutin photographs Zora for an ongoing series titled Intimate Portraits, a sensual, soft and playful direction featuring no styling, nor makeup. Just the photographer and the model.

Swoon your way into spring and channel your inner vintage goddess by taking inspiration from this fantastic shoot from Alexander Neumann for L’Officiel Paris February 2012.

Chadwick Bell calls his Fall 2012 woman his Midnight Rose.

Makeup artist James Kaliardos created an unbelievable look for this season’s Diane Von Furstenberg’s runway show.

Fashion and celluloid make for the perfect marriage. The two have gone hand in hand since time immemorial it seems. But every season, there’s that one seemingly random film that serves as the source material and inspiration behind a collection.

Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, The Clock is a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage.

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