Tom Ford Ad Campaign For Women. Really?

And if so, what’s wrong with this fall’s advertising? Are the general trends so hideous as to deliver the intoxicatingly unhappy imagery out for the media to praise and glorify? Is this a new height of snobbery and elitism to produce a clearly blunt and poorly inspired initiative that would allegedly help in selling fashion goods?

I have no Front Row invite to lose, no freebie to gain by saying it as it is: if this indeed proves to be Tom Ford For Women Fall 2013 ad campaign, it was done while he was away, on a desert island, cuffed to a giant rock, blindfolded and earplugged. All his senses numbed beyond compare and even so, he’d had no excuse for producing, signing and backing this imagery as his own.

All three graces photographed in this ensemble, Soo Joo Park, Herieth Paul and Gemma Refoufi could’ve been, should’ve been, would’ve been, if it hadn’t been… this Ka-Pow! (on a side note: pink makeup is definitely happening! hurray for pink!)

Tom Ford Fall 2013 ad campaign for women

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Garance Dore Is Going Retail With Marc O’Polo

Chances are that you may not be aware of it, but the next logical step in a fashion blogger’s curriculum, beyond the First Row&Backstage Pass&Freebies, is a fashion collection. For some fashbloggers, this is their lifelong dream come true.

Garance Dore, however, is not your average fashion blogger. She’s fashblogging royalty, the blue blood of street fashion photography pours through her veins and keep us inspired with her ever-so-funny and witty approach. For those of you who were literally living under a stone and weren’t au courant, Garance Dore and Scott Shumann aka the Sartorialist have formed, for a couple of years now, the golden couple of fashblogging. Because together, they get even more coverage and attention than they would on their separate blogging ways.

So Garance is already living the dream. Her collection with Marc O’Polo is like a bonus. The extra crystal slipper in her already crammed up shoe closet. But, then again, it doesn’t hurt (for Marc O’Polo) to have a formal engagement with the much esteemed fashion blogger as the past has taught us that unbranded drawings of fashion bloggers on various t-shirt is bad legal news.

Long story short: starting this August, you can buy Marc O’Polo t-shirts and sweatshirts with Garance Dore’s lovely drawings on. Wwd counted a total of eight models in five colors. So if you’re a real fan, you’ll buy one of each and keep the economy running smoothly, like our dear friend, Appollonia sais!

Garance Dore Marc o Polo

Annie Leibovitz Photographed Katy Perry For Vogue US July 2013

Katy Perry, post divorce, is going through some kind of rebranding. Part of which, make no mistake, is this Vogue US July 2013 cover. In an on and off relationship with John Mayer, Katy Perry is going for a ‘fresh, romantic look’ as the cover title announces it.

Annie Leibovitz, as always, performs her epic photographic magic on Katy and, although to my eyes, her face looks half-sleepy, half-medicated, I’m certain that fashion amateurs and pop music fans alike will see some kind of Snow White beauty in this image. I like the overall composition of the cover, it’s clearly far from being the fashion/model cover work we’ve been expecting from an edition of Vogue magazine, but being lead by the steady celeb-hand of the one and only Anna Wintour, we can surely understand and accept this Vogue too. It’s not bad, it’s just playing it all on the fame capital of the cover personality.

Katy Perry romantic cover Vogue US July 2013

Scenes From Robert Pattinson’s Dior Ad Campaign

And because we just wrapped up the playtalk about Kate Moss’s next (un)cover project, let’s see what other rumors circulate around the fashion block! Well, well, well! If it ain’t Robert Pattinson, the other half of the Robsten ex-couple! He’s said to have been filmed in quite the explicit advertorial for Dior Perfumes as their next spokesperson come this fall.

Given the broad diffusion of the ad campaign, I doubt that the rumors are true: word is that Robert Pattinson has a lovely bed-time with not one, not two but three ladies just to prove the effective irresistibility of that particular Dior fragrance. If whoever wrote that scenario had in mind some sick retaliation for Kristen Stewart much publicized affair, chances are that the rumors are true. If this is yet another (just as sick) marketing maneuver to obtain more publicity previous to the launch of the actual ad campaign, we’ll just wait and see…

All we have for the moment are these scenes from the Dior ad campaign with Robert Pattinson. Or so they say. Are you familiar with the scenes from any of Mr Pattinson’s movies? could this be cutout from a movie’s context?

scenes from Robert Pattinson Dior ad campaign

Cutest, Easiest Summer Temporary Tattoos

Summer is here, so it’s time for a cute, lovely temporary ink. If you will. Sephora has it ready for you, just a stamp away! Didn’t you ever wanted an anchor on your wrist like Kate Moss? Since we just talked about her? See, one way or the other, everything is interconnected.

Truth being told, I think these stamps are lovely and easy to use, fail-proof and more appealing than a classic decal/sticker. You can even make your own ensemble from the three motifs available: skull, star and anchor. Mix’em, match’em, just be careful not to wear it in the rain as I hear that it washes away pretty quickly. On the other hand, the applicator only costs $8, so it’s not that dramatic, but not quite the average classic ink either…

temporary tattoo

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PlayKate This January!

Have you heard that one about Kate Moss gracing the pages of Hugh Hefner’s glossy magazine for men? While I understand that this must be more like ‘yeah, how about we do that too?’, I will only ask the honest question: what’s there to show? Something, a side of Kate Moss that we haven’t already and that we (and the rest of the world) don’t know by heart?

In her long career, she’s been photographed up and down with less or more clothes and the pose below, for Juergen Teller’s camera, is just a modest example of how rock’n’roll Kate Moss can be. While Refinery29 reports that the shooting already took place, rumor has it that she won’t see the newsstands light until January. Like one of those festive end-of-the-year issues… Because, really, what more could you wish from Santa that you haven’t already seen a thousand times before?

Oh, wait?! Is that a desperate attempt from Mr Hefner to broaden his audience and expand his accounts in the fashion territory? Not that his accounts and fashion wouldn’t normally collide behind close doors…

Kate Moss Rock n Roll photographed by Juergen Teller

Dare To Wear Matching Outfits With Your Significant Other?

I’ve been doing this since before I married my Adored Husband. And, just like this lovely couple whose story I recently read and who’s been playing the matching dressing game for a loooong, long time, I never felt it was a problem. It’s about a feeling of closeness and togetherness.

Fully aware of the mother-child coordinated outfits fashion (more like ‘out-of-fashion’), I raised this issue hoping to get more feedback from you. It goes significantly against the trends but substantially builds a personal style. Which would you prefer? I go for the latter as our style is an ever-evolving sum of experiences and circumstances applied yet again to an extremely varied portfolio of events and personalities.

I prefer having a distinct personal style than being fashionable. Especially in our consumerism society when anyone can buy and wear anything regardless of oh-so-many good-taste criteria (leggings and/or skinny jeans are simply not suitable for every body type, in spite of how obtuse you think I’m being by saying this out loud)!

But I digress, making this too much about myself and what I like instead of telling you the lovely story of this lovely couple who’s been lovely match-dressing for over 35 years! Nancy and Donald Featherstone have developed a twin wardrobe that would make even the most ferocious fashionista blush with envy! Coordinated tops and bottoms filling four wardrobes carefully stacked two by two and suitable for any and all occasions!

matching outfits couple Nancy Donald Featherestone

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Joan Smalls, Woman Of Steel. The Amazing Project That Almost Was!

I sometimes wonder how men really see women… Strong women, beautiful women? Beyond the immediate threshold of a pleasurable adventure? Is there really a spiritual, valid social point to some men’s fashion perspective? It’s rhetorical.

But not too much. Barnaby Roper worked out a lovely short film with Joan Smalls suggestively titled ‘Woman of Steel’. Yes, she does deliver a strong pose, like Roper explained, but this video is more likely to induce a confusing vision and I would strongly advise you to stay away from it should you be epileptic or experience dizziness and/or disorientation while trying to watch ultra-dynamic imagery assembled into the video included after the jump!

Straight from the concept storyboard, the maker of this very fashionable movie cuts a chunk of the audience and just disposes of it on the route to the actual production chambers.

Joan Smalls Woman of Steel

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