Good Reads
Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

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.

Victoria Beckham spent five months perfecting things when she acted as a guest editor of US Glamour magazine.

Collaborating with Revlon for the show, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman stuck to subtle beauty. “I wanted to create a look that was bold, but still looked soft and natural,” says Westman.

Max Mara Atelier is a special project focusing on the coat. This Fall/Winter 2012 collection marks a further step in the celebration of style and luxury with these must-have items from the great Italian group.

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.

It hasn’t been that long since we last featured Neringa Rekasiut, that was during an interview our Arts & Culture Editor Julija Kaselyte had hosted back in June of 2012 which now seems forever ago.

I first stumbled on Flara’s work while I was trawling the internet for some original artwork to use for our Beauty Section and was delighted to discover that she is willing to collaborate with us for some future pieces! In the meantime I got to know her a bit better.

There was definitely a younger, more carefree side of the Versace woman this season, a generous step away from the dark deviant we saw last season. This was the type of bohemian girl that parties at Coachella and takes movie worthy, cross-country road trips with her girlfriends, evanescent and free.

Chanel wowed with decidedly feminine fare at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week this morning.

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 gold cinched waist was the trend of the night at the 54th Grammy Awards, and the next morning Carlos Miele sent out a collection that in its own way, acknowledged the zeitgeist-celebritae with similar touches.

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.

Hedi Slimane has revealed more about what he plans for the future of Yves Saint Laurent.

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 Resort and Pre-Fall collections are always very telling of what Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere has in store for his big ready-to-wear collections.

In the early 1960s, Claes Oldenburg redefined the concept of sculpture. This exhibition offers the most comprehensive overview of Oldenburg’s early career to date, including The Store, the artist’s best-known body of work from this period.

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.

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

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

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.

Chrissy Teigen has revealed how she gets her swimsuit model body smooth and camera ready at short notice.

The 28-year-old model is the eldest daughter of Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. She credits her rock star father and model mother for giving her a natural sense of style.

Danny De Munter, a Belgian architect specialized in high-end interior design and restoration, and Wim Gyselinck, have been designated to build the new city palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

For me, summer time means upping the skin care, upping my water intake and really using products that properly moisturize my skin. When it comes to summer sun moisturizing skin care, Mario Badescu has become my best friend.