Good Reads
Archive Sunday, January 22nd 2017

A black and white portrait editorial photographed by Christopher Hench staring both Aris and Beck from Fusion NYC.

Makeup show dates are here. Make sure to mark them down and get there!

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.

House S is located in a quiet residential area in a center of Tokyo.

Ruby Jean. Remember that name. “You’re destined for big things little Ruby Jean”. It’s that kind of name, and fitting for the bleach blonde beauty that opened the Marc Jacobs show. It’s possible that her entrance was so picture-perfect, so holistic in mood, so Marc Jacobs at a molecular level that, at least for this editor, the message that would play out for the next seven minutes announced itself entirely in that moment.

The international jet setter made her debut on the Gucci runway this week, complete with monochromatic pantsuits and accessories for the 70’s Italian glam fashionista.

Artists across the centuries have depicted the landscape around them in a multitude of ways, from detailed close ups of nature to distant views framed by trees or soaring bird’s-eye perspectives.

For Pre-Fall, Alexander Wang went for something a bit less gimmick-laden than his Spring BMX biker outing with a line-up deeply locked in what can be termed a ‘Dark Primness’.

For fall 2012 Gareth Pugh took the term “man eater” to the next level. Set on a stage of black fabric discs fallen from the ceiling to resemble the debris on the ground of a post-apocalyptic Amazonian village, Pugh’s models were fearless cannibals, satiated by male flesh.

Elisa has a laidback approach to make-up and prefers to look natural. She feels most at ease curled up at home with a good book or working out.

Jason Wu waits for Fall to translate his almost fairy tale-like wonderment with the opulence of foreign lands. Last Fall he exorcised Robert Polidori’s ‘Parcours Museologique Revisite’ – a three volume set on the 25 year restoration of Versailles – into an utterly successful collection that cemented Wu’s place as a stalwart in the New York fashion mainstream (If his Obama associations hadn’t done so already).

The Brazilian-born designer is approaching his ten year anniversary at the helm of Calvin Klein. During this time he has won the CFDA designer of the year award twice. However, Francisco’s debut design attempts received a much less favorable reception.

Not to insinuate that Massimiliano Giornetti has struggled to find his footing at Salvatore Ferragamo, but his Spring collection was so overwhelmingly pleasing, so supremely luxurious and  so accessible, that it may just be the apotheosis of everything that Salvatore Ferragamo stands for historically in palpable actuality today.

Dozens upon dozens of girls have walked the Balenciaga runway in Nicolas Ghesquiere’s 15 illustrious years as creative director of the celebrated house, but very few have been lucky enough to be considered true ‘Balenciaga Girls’.

In a rural area in the center of Israel, Auerbach-Halevy has designed a unique house: at first glance it is not recognized as residential, and even at a second one it is difficult to distinguish what is it used for.

Jimmy Choo’s newest campaign captures the “eclectic rock ‘n’ roll style” of the 60s.

Fashion Feature shot for FOAM Magazine by JUCO Photo

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.

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.

Los Angeles based shoe-architect Jerome Rosseau moved to the City of Angels six years ago, after a long stint working under names like Matthew Williamson, John Richardson and Jasper Conrad in the UK. In 2008.

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.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired a pair of the iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Inspired by the clean lines of Hubert de Givenchy’s 60s dresses and the bohemes of modern-day southern Italy, aesthetically, this haute capsule asks for no leniency from its public – it’s severe, for sure, or in layman’s terms – a lot of look, but the craft has never looked more sublime. In truth, this is an Italian tree-hugger only Tisci could fashion into real world existence.

Galliano’s line joins Karl Lagerfield Paris, Pierre Balmain, and John Paul Gaultier at Italian manufacturer Ittierre SpA

The iconic Gucci bit loafer is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and it was beautifully honored in each look of Frida Giannini’s latest menswear collection.