Good Reads
Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

When you hear Roberto Cavalli’s name, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t always “masterful tailoring” or “innovative construction.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Frank Lloyd Wright archives include some 23,000 architectural drawings, 44,000 historical photographs, large-scale presentation models, manuscripts, extensive correspondence and other documents.

Vincent Castiglia opens his retrospective show at the Sacred Gallery in SoHo, NY tonight. The media are all over him – from the BBC to Reuters, there are a line of TV crews and journalists fascinated by his huge paintings of ” the universal themes of death, sex, birth and decay” as he succinctly puts it each time.

From December 1, 2012, through March 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present South Africa in Apartheid and After: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk, featuring work by three photographers that illuminates a rich and diverse photographic tradition as well as a vital, difficult, and contested period in the history of South Africa.

Versace put on a stunning display on the opening day of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week that drew an A-list crowd.

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.

The fashion designer has taken part in a contest to find a super stylish dresser. Readers of a magazine sent in pictures of themselves in their favorite outfit, with Roland picking the best and presenting them with one of his dresses.

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.

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.

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.

Although the collection was very different, the same playful, quirky spirit could be seen in the presentation, which was held at London’s Claridges Ballroom and transformed into an English country garden with pastel-colored garden gnomes and wheelbarrows dotted around, accompanied by lush floral hangings.

The return of Jil Sander to her eponymous line after an eight year high-fashion hiatus is one of the industry’s most noted, talked about stories.

The queen of New York Fashion Week made a shock decision to leave her post at global fashion management company IMG to branch out on her own.

From November 3, 2012 through February 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo (1929–1989).

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.

Fashion stars including Franca Sozzani and Stefano Gabbana have paid tribute to the late star Anna Piaggi.

Australian singer Julia Stone has released a new music video for her latest single “It’s All Okay” from her forthcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29, 2012.

1940s glamor reigned at the Burberry Prorsum catwalk today. Christopher Bailey looked to capes and corsets to tap into that zenith of Brit elegance and he did so by turning out pieces you wouldn’t necessarily envision belonging to the Burberry house upon first glance.

Zebra Katz and Njena Reddd Foxxx, the artists behind the hit track “Ima Read,” talk music, performance art, and personal style after a Bloginity.com exclusive photoshoot shot by fine artist Alison Brady.

Behati Prinsloo advises wearing flats when busy so you can “run with a broken leg”.