Good Reads
Archive Thursday, January 19th 2017

Tomas Maier’s collections at Bottega Veneta get better and better with every passing season. What he delivered for Spring must be his most considered, worked-over, strategically conceived and luxurious clothes to date.

Tomas Maier wants his customers to see Bottega Veneta pieces as an “investment” that will last.

Living life as a model in the bustling metropolis of New York City isn’t half bad. We had the opportunity to sit down with a rising star in the industry.

Tom Ford announces the launch of a special edition optical eyewear collection

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.

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 another fantastic collection by photographer Herve Coutin, these intimate black and white portraits star Adrien V. from Bananas Models.

The most prescient, lingering sentiment after Alexander Wang’s Spring ’13 show was ‘focus’. It was fiercely edited, and that’s not a fashionista layman’s “fierce” term we’re talking about here.

Elie Saab opened its first store in Switzerland. The free-standing boutique is located in Geneva, at the heart of one its most prestigious luxury shopping districts, on the Quai Général Guisan.

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.

Having been a serious spin class and fitness junkie in the past, I take my workouts very seriously but I also need to be able to enjoy them.

The Balenciaga fashion house and Nicolas Ghesquière have announced their joint decision to end their working relationship as of 30 November 2012. Nicolas Ghesquière has been the Creative Director of Balenciaga since 1997.

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

John Pearson appreciated words of encouragement from Prada’s chief menswear designer before he took the catwalk for the first time in over a decade at the weekend.

Dragon Woman is a powerful and striking fashion editorial photographed by Viktorija Pashuta. Styling by Chalia Carpenter, hair by Mil Ranon and make-up by Tamra-Marie.

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.

Giorgio Armani has sparked speculation his retrospective will take place during Milan Fashion Week in September.

Yves Saint Laurent have recently announced the (gasp) newest edition to the Touche Éclat Range… a foundation Le Teint Touché Eclat.

Sophie Dahl features in the Fall/Winter 12 campaign for Aubin & Wills.

Givenchy S/S 2012 Cosmetics Collection

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.

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye is a major exhibition which reassesses the work of this Norwegian painter. It proposes a ground-breaking dialogue between the artist’s paintings and drawings made in the first half of the 20th century and his often overlooked interest in the rise of modern media, including photography, film and the re-birth of stage production.

A collection of urban-styled images, photographed by Alan Chan and starring Emma from Richard’s Models Management. Emma is dressed by Patricia Lagmay in a range of street-style looks.

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.

Hypnotic runway fashion film by Director Trevor Undi, showcasing the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 collection.