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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

Throughout his career, contemporary American artist Jasper Johns, now 82, has found new ways to explore, as he once put it, “how we see and why we see the way we do.” Continually reinventing his own work, he has driven key transformation in the art world for nearly 60 years.

In most cases, fashion watches smile prettily but check on the inside and it leaves a lot to be desired.

Photographed by Herve Coutin, this editorial stars the beautiful Elisa (Major Models Paris). Dressed by Jessica Lourenco in a wardrobe including labels from the likes of Chantal Thomass, Zara and Sonia Rykiel for H&M.

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.

Ethereal faces were simple, but made a statement; makeup artist Lucia Pieroni took up the challenge of transforming Kane’s creations into something strange and elegant. Pieroni prepped the skin with NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, Pre Prime Skin Prep, and the new Radiant Creamy Concealer for a glow that was otherworldly.

Iconoclasm and recalcitrance have always been staple tenets of the male Simons mode. First look out, those motifs weren’t announced so much by the tangled gutter punk hair, but by those parallel slits that hit way above the knee on a pair of black tailored shorts.

2012 was a great year for fashion, but it has never looked so spectacular, or felt so thrilling, as through the lens of Burberry Prorsum.

We sit down with fashion designer Jan Taminiau just a few days after his show in Paris to chat with ease on his life, his views on gossips and his collections.

This colorful, summer inspired series of fashion photographs was shot exclusively for Bloginity by Lydia Garde.

The company is best known for creating velour tracksuits and this time round they have offered a fresh take on the look.

In a collaborative, chance-based drawing game known as the exquisite corpse, Surrealist artists subjected the human body to distortions and juxtapositions that resulted in fantastic composite figures.

The new host of House of Style will be revealed at the MTV Video Music Awards in September. The show’s shooting schedule coincides with New York Fashion Week, but will debut officially on October 9.

The fashion designer’s son Alex and his fiancée Ali Kay welcomed their son into the world on Monday. Leon was born in Los Angeles and is named after Diane’s father.

Perhaps what’s most impressive about Phoebe Philo’s expedient course to the tip tops of today’s fashion heap is how she’s managed to cultivate so many house staples for the resurrected house of Celine in so little time. Well, if the striped flared silk trousers and pastiches of leather and animal print weren’t already signatures, they are now.

Inspired by Sarah Moon, the Sixties model and photographer, Diane Kendal from MAC cosmetics kept the makeup chic and illimitable for a look that could be lost in time. She applied MAC face and body to the skin, a favorite amongst artists for a flawless finish.

The model has created a line of clothing for British retailer Marks & Spencer. Among the pieces she has created are jeans which sit higher than most others, which have been a huge hit with her fans.

The fashion heiress put pen to paper and drew up the elaborate bohemian bridal gown herself and had it made by tailors in Sumirago, Italy.

There is a caveat. The similarities between this Fall/Winter 2012 lineup and Balenciaga’s own celebrated F/W 07 outing are rather severe. Altuzarra’s dip into LBD territory also recalls Nicolas Ghesquiere’s little black dress opening numbers for F/W 08.

The designer is launching a lower-priced collection Miss Wu with department store Nordstrom in January. He has described the ways it will differ from his high-end line.

The luxury womenswear brand has taken on the former Aquascutum design director after the label went into administration earlier this year. Joanna will start her role at Farhi in September with her first collection set for Fall/Winter 13.

Running from 15th – 17th June, London will kick start the Menswear calendar with a showcase of British brands and businesses embedded in a cultural program.

Carolina Thaler was still removing glue from her face two days after Chanel stuck gems to her eyebrows for a show.

Girard-Perregaux, iconic luxury Swiss watch brand, has announced the addition of Dominique Loiseau to its manufacturing team.

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.

The moon conjures up images of graveyards and spirits as much as romance and mystery. It’s a bewitching orb that plays peek-a-boo in the night sky.