Friday, October 18, 2013

Vogue Japan November 2013 : Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier + Editorials

Kloss the boss looks impeccable on the cover of Vogue Japan's November issue decked out head to toe in a rock 'n' roll ensemble by Saint Laurent shot by Patrick Demarchelier.
I love the pose and I also adore how cool she looks in that Saint Laurent chubby coat. Not only is the cover to die for, but I'm having a love situation with the content. First up, Tao's punk meets street editorial shot by Hans Feurer, who's becoming a favorite photographer of mine. 

Wild In The Streets
Photographer: Hans Feurer
Model: Tao Okamoto

Styling: Anne Christensen

I love how his aesthetic is all about that girl on the go on the streets and always looking impeccably chic and standing out. Hans' photographs always consist of taking street shots of women styled perfectly and I simply adore it!

Next up is Chiharu's stunning beauty editorial with a badass punk theme. Have I mentioned that Chirahu is fast becoming another one of my favorites? Ugh, I honestly want to be as badass as her with that short hair every time I see her strut the runways.

Vogue Japan Beauty // The Destiny of Punk
Photographer: David Slijper
Model: Chiharu Okunugi
Styling: Tina Chai

Hair: Ward
Make Up: Virginia Young
Nails: Maki Sakamoto
Another badass editorial featuring one of Karl's new muses Ashleigh Good with exceptional styling featuring some of my favorite pieces from Hedi Slimane's grunge themed collection for Saint Laurent.

As the City Grows Dark
Photographer: Mikael Jansson
Stylist: George Cortina
Model: Ashleigh Good
Hair: Anthony Turner
Makeup: Mark Carrasquillo
Manicure: Rieko Okusa
It captures the spirit of the whole grunge attitude while still having Ashleigh look absolutely chic in those gorgeous outerwear and fur pieces. Let's not forget those Saint Laurent embellished boots have the sweet combination of being totally punk and edgy while still remaining incredibly luxurious. My favorite shot has to be where Ashleigh is sitting down in that room with the graffiti in the background, which totes compliments the look, wearing that impeccable Saint Laurent white fur coat with black dots  dots dispersed throughout. The somewhat dark mood it's evoking with the lighting just overall is captivating. Let's now give things a sweet spin with an editorial on the opposite side of the spectrum featuring Nadja Bender serving some princess realness in a gorge, high class setting.

Fun To Be The Princess
Photographer: Camilla Ă…krans
Model: Nadja Bender
Styling: Sissy Vian
Hair: Franco Gobbi
Make Up: Wendy Rowe
Nails: Kamel
There's an editorial with Barbara Palvin and Stella Maxwell but I'm just not feeling it. It's too cute, Teen Vogueish for my taste. Ugh, then there's one with Lindsey Wixson and it's whatever, but you it's so evident that the styling was done by Anna Dello Russo lol. Miss Dell Russo is giving you full looks, hunty. Anyway, superb issue. Gorge cover and content that's immediately catching my attention. Well done, Vogue Japan.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

It should be quite evident that I'm a sucker for anything shiny. I stumbled upon these bad boys on Instagram recently that could give a disco ball a run for it's money for being too shiny. Behold, the Pierre Hardy holographic leather sneakers.
Now, if you're a rich bitch, they're available for a mere $775 on Net-a-Porter.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Luxury - J.A.W.S. (Official Video)

Count me in on anything related to Disclosure (I believe they're signed to their record label, but idk). I first of heard of this track on Disclosure's essential mix and thus prompted an obsession with this track. There are countless of times I've played this track while driving around and it's pretty absurd, let me tell you. Well, the video is out and it's making me nostalgic for the summer. Surfboards, hot babes, and the good ol' summer. Oh, and I love the kaleidoscopic visuals throughout.

p.s. I wouldn't normally do this on here but if ANYONE comes across this and is selling Disclosure tickets to the Fonda theatre in Hollywood, puhlease let me know. Seeing them at HARD wasn't sufficient. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Nadja Bender serving Edie Sedgwick Realness (Dior Magazine #3)

I adore Camilla Akrans' photography and her editorial for Dior Magazine's #3 issue is absolutely flawless. Photography aside, Nadja Bender easily looks like she could be Edie Sedgwick's twin thanks to the superb makeup, hair, and styling (kudos, Sissy Vian). Pat McGrath, are you responsible for the breathtaking beauty looks here? You just gotta love the Andy Warhol references as well.
Andy Warhol was indeed a reference for Raf's breathtaking Fall/Winter 2013 collection so I'm glad there's an editorial referencing both Edie and Warhol.

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 2013 Playlist

From Hedi Slimane's latest music obsessions to Disclosure's Essential Mix for Radio 1 to Miuccia Prada playing "Work Bitch" by Britney Spears at the Prada show 2 weeks ago to new tracks from Sky Ferreira and Charli XCX, there really has been so many musical offerings recently that has been causing me to dance like a maniac. These are honestly the current tracks I'm literally obsessed with. Some are instant classics and others are just bangin' tunes to strut your stuff to. Enjoy!
Slum Village - Players

Luxury - J.A.W.S.

T. Williams - Three Fingers

Skream - Where You Should Be feat. Sam Frank

Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When Your High

Ty Segall - It #1

Martin Garrix - Animals

Foxy Brown - Candy ft. Kelis

Destiny's Child - Girl

Klangkarussell - Sonnentanz (Sun Don't Shine) ft. Will Heard

Britney Spears - Work Bitch

Charli XCX - Superlove

Kaskade - What I say

Cherry Glazerr - Trick or Treat Dancefloor

The Garden - What We Are

Sky Ferreira - You're Not The One

Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo

Q-Tip - Let's Ride

Beyonce - My, Myself & I

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chanel Spring/Summer 2014

I honestly didn't think Karl would outdo last season's "Around the World" collection, but I sure was wrong. This collection is giving me LIFE. The Chanel girl this season is a fierce, quirky, upbeat art school student that pretty much looks chic 24/7. The clothes had this slight school girl charm about them (that uniform-look on Joan is gorge!) while there also was a slight touch of prep (Grace Mahary's look with the backpack). However, overall it all seemed quite funky and artsy. It was evident by the colors galore and it was even emphasized with the stunning makeup by Peter Phillips that evoked an artists touch on the models (literally). The hair reminded me of paint brushes thanks to Sam McKnight's brilliant work.  Did I mention there really isn't tweed in this collection? According to Tim Blanks, those tweed-like pieces were hybrids from tulle and some other material/fabrics that were brought to life by multiple processes. Who would've known! The evening wear was quite stellar, as usual. One one side, you had gorgeous black and white looks that were quintessential Chanel. On the other hand, you had those rainbow galore dresses that were very fresh and new from Karl which immediately reminded me of pantone. It was very fresh, youthful, fun, and upbeat. The art theme with Karl's sublime designs worked perfectly. As for my favorite looks, I had too many:
One of the bests this season, without a doubt!


p.s. Jay-Z's "Picasso Baby" was on the soundtrack (I know...pretty epic. Michel Gaubert doesn't disappoint I swear!) so put on your nearest rainbow bright ensemble and WERK it.