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Archive Friday, January 20th 2017

Losing grunge rock god Kurt Cobain in his prime was a watershed moment for a generation. Now, nearly eighteen years after his death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his palatial Seattle home, photographs of Nirvana’s signer/songwriter are on view at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo.

The legendary fashion creative surprises himself by being able to keep brands Fendi, Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld so distinctive because they all reflect his character.

The designer has revealed details about his make-up collection for the Japanese beauty firm. To front his 17-piece holiday range, Karl created Mon Shu, a character who will be the face of the collaboration between him and the cosmetics company.

Don’t you hate those lazy Saturday afternoons when you’re hungover, your hair looks perfectly disheveled, and all you have to wear is Balenciaga pulled straight off the runway?

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

Beads of sweat ran rampant in that story, based in Vietnam, and Cibani has always been something of a merry wanderer herself

Photographed by Alasdair McLellan in Hong Kong under the creative direction of Giorgio Armani, the campaign features models Irina Kulikova, Kendra Spears, Tao Okamoto, Wang Xiao and Florian Van Bael.

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.

One Love Organic is a phenomenal animal friendly, natural line of skincare products. These products are handmade and hand poured and you can feel the love given to the product every time they touch your skin.

We here at Bloginity adore Chanel. From Fashion and Accessories through to Cosmetics – we covert them all! I always get a tingle in the soles of my feet when I hear about anything new in their Cosmetic and Skincare ranges and their new Hydra Beauty line has not disappointed in the least.

The designer has been described as a ‘print magician’ for her tongue-in-cheek surrealist creations that fetch up to $48,000 apiece. She has already earned herself an army of celebrity fans including Keira Knightly, Alexa Chung and Solange Knowles.

Yan Nascimbene was raised in France and Italy. After working as a photographer in a Paris fashion studio, he studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and at the University of California at Davis.

The Italian fashion designer has been on vacation lately, spending time on his yacht in Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez.

Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto Canada. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism.

After the explosive success of Versace for H&M and the welcome return to couture form with Atelier Versace, it appears Donatella’s newfound creative impetus has staked fertile ground in the ready-to-wear line, making for a fresh and spirited Versace girl, but one whose inherent carnality is always close at hand.

Lanvin’s 82-year-old model didn’t smile when shooting Lavin’s new campaign, so people thought she was “mad”.

Light-hearted, summery fashion editorial, photographed and styled by Taryll. Starring Karolina Burcan, these shots are bang on trend with a Vintage Americana feel.

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are on a roll. After a serene spring 2012 collection inspired by Van Gogh’s sunflower oils, a spot designing costumes for 2011’s psychological thriller Black Swan, and a successful collaboration with international hip boutique Opening Ceremony, the Mulleavy sisters are busier than ever.

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.

For Pre-Fall, Philo hasn’t completely abandoned the rounded cuts, nor the baggy fits, and as evidenced by a tapered color-blocked trouser, champagne in the front, matte white on the back, she obviously isn’t ready to forsake what’s been making her loyal following covetous and hungry for the hot-again brand since taking over the helm in 2010.

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.

For anyone that knows me, you know that- although I love animals – I am not what you call an animal person. I love to pet, play and snuggle with a friend’s dog, but I am happy to leave and have them walk the pup for the evening and think nothing of it. So, when I heard that I would be participating in the Equine Experience with Wyatt Webb at The Miraval Resort, I was a bit nervous. Therapy through horses – I was also skeptical.

Legends, statements, and stars. At least that’s what Roberto Cavalli envisioned for his spring 2012 campaign, featuring iconic faces Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy and Daphne Groeneveld.

We caught up with Rick Genest by telephone in Zurich, Switzerland, and talked with the notorious Zombie Boy during the wee hours of the morning about his fame, his fortune, and his future.

Belgian-born Natalie Joos moved to New York to begin a successful career in fashion. Starting as Glenn O’Brienn assistant, she then began Craig McDean’s studio manager before launching her own casting agency in 2003.