August 15th, 2013 by kpriss
When it comes to haircuts, I’m a pretty classic girl and I like my wavy, frizzy hair more on the long side. But short haircuts seem to be making a comeback this year as more and more famous ladies chop off their long locks in favor of a more or less radically short pixie cut.
The ‘pixie cut’ became a fashionable haircut statement ever since the 50s when Audrey Hepburn’s really short hair made all the hair rage after her Roman Holiday movie. Mia Farrow is one of the original pixie girls and an entire plethora of famous beautiful ladies followed suit along the years among which Twiggy, Jean Shimpton, Kate Moss or more recently Natalie Portman or Emma Watson. The short haircut fashion keeps coming back, it’s up to us whether we choose to follow it or not.
The latest adepts of the pixie cuts are: Beyonce and Coco Rocha. However, I also threw two more in the mix, for inspirations reasons – Miley Cyrus and Robin Wright.
August 14th, 2013 by kpriss
While still under the menacing ‘last season’s trend’, nail art is slowly but steadily passing in last when it comes to this fall’s beauty ad campaigns. Cosmetics giants are putting all their money where the stars are so that we, completely blinded by their shine and fame, we’d just ravage the beauty counters in search for whatever they’re selling. Because we need that. We need whatever they’re selling for the promise of eternal beauty and fame, supreme recognition and adoration.
Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman and Diane Kruger were all contracted as spokespersons for three different brands in their respective beauty ad campaigns. Cate Blanchett is famously representing Giorgio Armani’s SI perfume ad campaign, a job that earned her a $10 Million paycheck. (there’s more under the cut, don’t miss the video after the jump!)
August 12th, 2013 by kpriss
There are fashion books and then there are fashion books. Which do you like most? No, haven’t omitted anything in the phrase above: from one point on, all fashion books look the same. Just like all fashion magazines look the same. What sets them apart? Us. Our personal preferences and moods.
As such, I found two very interesting projects turned into books for our visual festin, seasoned with heavy fashion hearts, style seeds and a nice reality dressing. I’m sure there are many more out there, at least one for every taste and dressy conviction, but this selection is just as unique as you. Or me. And we just love one-of-a-kind fabulous finds, don’t we?
Urban, modern fashion with bikers and classic jeans. Who wouldn’t feel enriched by this visual experience?
August 9th, 2013 by kpriss
It’s a comeback day: our favorite Bride is slowly but steadily getting back in the fashion game, one sip at the time. She has been shooting for the renowned Campari calendar with Koto Bolofo and the behind the scenes teasers are just as intriguing as they are pleasant. More so, since the theme of next year’s calendar is pretty interesting: ‘Worldwide Celebrations’ and a rumored participation from one of the world’s most interesting and talented actors, Benicio del Toro!
It’s always good to see Uma Thurman, in print or on the big screen. But while I may be rejoicing her comeback, there’s also a very important mention to keep in mind: Campari calendars, besides casting the famous&the beautiful (Penelope Cruz was the star of the 2013 Campari Calendar while for 2012 we had the pleasure of admiring the always-futuristic Milla Jovovich) are also renowned for heavily retouching the celebrities/models posing in their pages.
August 8th, 2013 by kpriss
Well, hello there! look who’s back in fashion: Daria Werbowy! And she’s not shy about it either, claiming her reigning crown with not one but two Vogue covers and an ad campaign styled by Carine Roitfeld for Diane von Furstenberg, shot by Sebastian Faena.
I already said something about Daria’s Vogue Paris August 2013 issue cover, it’s time to talk about her inside pictorial as well. Except I’ll be brief about it as it’s not on my alley. Photographed by David Sims and styled by Emmanuelle Alt, Daria looks uncomfortable and uneasy, like a wet cat in a screen test for headbands. I’m not hyped about fall temperatures and the inevitable moisture and frizz, cold humid wind and muddy gardens, but for a pre-fall issue of a magazine as prestigious as Vogue Paris, this is a rather disappointing visual experience.
August 8th, 2013 by kpriss
As Emmanuelle Alt got us used to, her Vogue Paris issues pages usually belong to the same familiar faces. For August, Daria Werbowy takes the cover but Anja Rubik has the most interesting pictorial in my perspective. Practical and spectacular fashion rolled into the same photo session – what’s not to like?
also: this may very well be considered Vogue Paris’s way of paying a modest tribute to the notable baby event rocking the British Royal House this moment as almost every pictorial (including the cover) alludes to UK’s Royal Baby joy (don’t stop here, hit the jump to see the outfits!)
August 7th, 2013 by kpriss
A while back, our ever present paparazzi released a disturbing image of fashion’s sweetheart of the moment, Cara Delevingne, dropping a wee plastic sachet containing a small amount of white powder… Fashion is no stranger to the powder-scandals (Kate Moss knows better) but the audience’s sensitivity to this matter is so acute that H&M decided to drop Cara from all her contractual engagements with the Swedish Fashion retailer.
Pretty much the same scenario was applied to Kate Moss back in her crack days when she took some time off to swipe off her ‘dusted’ image. Luckily, she had some pretty influential and loyal friends (McQueen was one of them but also Rimmel kept her under contract, waiting for cleaner days) and she got back stronger than ever. Will that happen to Cara? Or….
Cara’s plan B will work better for her? Rumors about a possible movie role in which she was cast started surfacing the last couple of days. And what role might Cara be playing? a young, troubled, party crashing Londoner. Sounds made to measure, huh? If this proves to be true, then we’ll all know that the road to Hollywood is paved with white powder!
August 7th, 2013 by kpriss
Girls do love their dolls, don’t they? So it would be slightly unfair to only preoccupy ourselves with our fall wardrobe and ignore our dolls friends’s closet. More fashionable, the better!
So who’s dressing Barbie this fall? Design luminaries from the uber trendsetting London such as Fred Butler, Nasir Mazhar and Sister by Sibling. The special designs will be exhibited and sold through Selfridges where an entire department will be dedicated to Barbie and her fashion throughout the years and styles. But our beloved doll is a complete fashionista and she likes to keep an open wardrobe so the much-loved American label Coach is making its best to fit into her brand-full closet.