Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

After winning the CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear and delivering on that promise with a Fall collection that landed right at the tippy tops of most editors’ best of the season lists, one could only guess that being Joseph Altuzarra these days comes with pressure most mortals would crumble under.

Your brushes should be a thing of joy, beautiful tools to precisely apply your make up. As I’m sure you know they can also cost a fortune and that is precisely why they should be treated with respect. Brushes will pick up dirt, oils, and dead skin cells and this is why cleaning is so important.

Lindsey Wixson and Madison Headrick bonded while they were in Paris for Haute Couture Fashion Week recently.

Rufus Wainwright returns to the pop foray with his eagerly anticipated new album, Out of the Game , to be released May 1st on Decca.

Hugo by Hugo Boss presented iridescent and monochrome creations at Berlin Fashion Week yesterday.

Heidi Klum says the two designers who walked out of the latest Project Runway series were “childish”

Edun collection for Fall 2012 was absolutely gorgeous. But, the makeup that MAC makeup artist Yadim turned out was bananas.

The collections in Europe have made it exceptionally difficult to focus on the clothes. Not because there’s lackluster design by any means—Paris and Milan have definitely delivered the goods—but because some of Fashion’s most influential houses are in a state of limbo.

With the Olympics in full swing, what better way to show your support for your team than with the casual-cool athletic trend that has been dominating the catwalks?

Reed Krakoff is one of a few American designers who manage to successfully translate Europe’s minimalist sensibility into timeless American design.

As part of Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun at Tate Modern, to be launched on 28 July 2012, visitors will be invited to look at works of art in the dark using only the light of Eliasson’s Little Sunsolar-powered lamps.

To say that this was a collection of exquisite elegance and an almost quiet refinement would be an understatement.

Hervé Coutin photographs Zora for an ongoing series titled Intimate Portraits, a sensual, soft and playful direction featuring no styling, nor makeup. Just the photographer and the model.

Exactly one year ago Kate and Laura Mulleavy sent out their first ready-to-wear collection that had no ties to their home state of California. Up until their “Days of Heaven”/American Great Plains-inspired round-up last fall, one of the diehard Rodarte tenets had always been California or bust.

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

Anita Pagant shoots youthful model Soveija for a floral-themed editorial in New York-based Dahse Magazine. Soveija is dressed in labels including Zara, Navarro and See by Chloe.

Beverly Johnson says starving was an “occupational hazard” of modeling when she started out.

Our good friends over at Ben Trovato have launched a digital campaign for New York Fashion Week.

There are watches, and then there are watches. Unless you’re from the planet Zog, you’d probably agree that the new “Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges” by Girard-Perregaux falls into the latter category.

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.

To celebrate the release of their first monograph, M to M from M/M (Paris), Mathias Augustyniak took a moment to discuss his new book, his career with Michael, and more.

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.

Amusement and disgust intermingle in her work with the cumulative effect something like a handcrafted Theater of Cruelty, put on in a suburban backyard, by a girl who most of the kids aren’t allowed to play with.

Preen’s design duo Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi have said it feels great to return to their “own turf” after five years of showing in New York.

The Italian designers will be showing off a high-fashion offering in Sicily on July 9. Although they are famed for attracting an A-list front row at their presentations, this time around things are going to be different. They will have no press at their first ever couture show.