Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

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.

When was the last time the house of Balenciaga showcased a floor-length gown? The only instance that comes to mind was over a year ago when Cate Blanchett hit the Costume Institute Met Gala’s red carpet in a stunning gold goddess gown, arm in arm with the designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

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.

Roksanda has a certain type of female in mind when she is designing. She likes to think of the woman who would wear her pieces as being both edgy and chic.

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.

Tom Ford is just one of those brands the oozes luxury and embodies contemporary high-end fashion so it is no surprise that we, at Bloginity, have been fans for some time.

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana turned down the kitsch factor ten-fold with this collection, and set out to design a functional and fabulous wardrobe for the “renaissance” woman. Literally.

Clarins and The Miraval Resort have come together in perfect unison to create a true luxury spa experience.

Carolina Thaler was still removing glue from her face two days after Chanel stuck gems to her eyebrows for a show.

Lavinia Postolache photographed by Kyle Goldie against the striking backdrop of the Hollywood hills.

Angela Missoni knows texture. She’s sustained a house on that foundation. For fall 2012 she brought things back to nature, but with an expressionist twist.

Have you ever seen a color and it just takes your breath away? This is exactly what happened when I saw the colors from Senna Cosmetic’s new Velvet Lipstick line. These colors are seriously something special and they feel like magic when applied.

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.

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

More and more male clients are asking me for product advice for their skin and yes, it does need to be treated differently to that of the (ahem) ‘fairer’ sex.

We all have our addictions. Kids have candy stores, men have sports and booze. But it’s the ladies who have picked out the best poison for themselves – jewelry.

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

The designer is renowned for striking up close friendships with up-and-coming style stars, having helped the likes of Gareth Pugh and Roksanda Ilincic make it big.

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.

The Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 show was stunning and Makeup Forever Alliance artist Lottie was the key.

Selfridges finally launches its Beauty Workshop, a perfect fusion of the top trend driven brands in the world along with the ultimate opportunity to try them all in one posh place.

Part of iconic design duo Dolce & Gabbana, the fashion creative is currently awaiting the exhibition of his black and white imagery which will also be released in a book entitled Campioni – Fotografie by Domenico Dolce.

The model has created a line of clothing for British retailer Marks & Spencer. Among the pieces she has created are jeans which sit higher than most others, which have been a huge hit with her fans.

Making vintage-boheme a thing of luxury has been Gregory Parkinson’s calling card for years.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is among several California museums included in the global expansion of Google’s pioneering Art Project, originally launched in February of 2011 and now unveiled in a significantly enhanced platform on Tuesday, April 3.