Thursday, 30 August 2012


Rich tapestry, florals, baroque detail - there is nothing simple about this look, but it is easy to wear. Just follow the rile that embellishment is key. Lenses by David Slijper and styled by Anne-Marie Curtis this story in Elle UK's September issue has us speechless.

Hello Katy

Pop megastar Katy Perry tries on the fall collections for size with the September cover shoot of L’Officiel Paris. Stylist Vanessa Bellugeon gives Katy a gothic edge with dark looks from the likes of Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Jil Sander and McQ by Alexander McQueen on display in luxe images shot by Cuneyt Akergiou. The beauty gets a medieval touch with red tresses by hair stylist Renato Campora and rouged cheeks by makeup artist Jake Bailey.

Cross my heart

Lately, the fashion world's been enraptured with statement-making cross jewelry, which lends a Gothic-inspired element to any outfit! Just consider Vogue Japan Editor-at-Large (and street style favorite) Anna Dello Russo, who paired a chunky pendant necklace with a sophisticated dress, or a look from Versace's F/W 12 runway, where a bright yellow top got emblazoned with a bold Celtic cross. Inspired by these examples, we hunted down some of our favorite pieces, from an elaborate Topshop necklace to an understated Pamela Love ring! Click through our slideshow for our cross jewelry must-haves, and let us know which one you can't wait to try.

Royal instincts

There's a reason why purple ruled the runways this season! Less basic than black, yet still deep and
opulent enough for the season's darker color palette, this jewel-tone shade lends itself well to dramatic styles.
A number of designers, including Christopher Kane, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Salvatore Ferragamo, saturated their fall shows with the rich hue. From a textured, deep indigo coat to a sheer violet blouse, the color turns easily from mysterious and alluring to sophisticated and feminine. 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

City Dweller

Fall fashions get a futuristic makeover with Julia Noni’s (Chris Boal Artists) latest work for French publication Obsession Magazine. Noni captures modelAjak Deng in looks from the likes of Chanel, Balmain, Prada and Balenciaga with techno chic accessories styled by fashion editor Barbara Loison. An urban backdrop serves as the perfect contrast to the standout ensembles.

Haute Couture

Highlighting the fall 2012 haute couture collections, the September issue of Vogue Netherlands enlists Alique for a high impact shoot starring Vlada Roslyakova. Styled by Martien Mellema, the Russian stunner marvels in the designs of Chanel, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier and Armani Prive amongst others. Transformative hair and makeup by Jerome Cultrera and Irena Ruben complement the stunning looks.