Yesterday Balmain launched their first hair products. According to the brand itself, the Balmain girl’s signature hair look is natural and shine with health. In this brand new line you can find everything from a misting spray called ‘Silk Perfume’ to ‘Session Spray’ – a spray that will (according to them) in an instant create those mussed locks and curls as the models on the brand’s runway has. Well, super exciting! I am not a big fan of hair products, but if I do use them they has to be natural (organic) and create that effortless look. You can find the products here.
So today the May issue of Vogue Paris hit the stands. Can’t wait to grab this issue, the editorials that I have seen looks amazing. In this issue focus lies on the Cannes Film Festival as well as Punk and the exhibition of ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’. The exhibition that will open at the MET in N.Y this May was also the inspiration of the Style.com Print’s third issue, something I wrote about here. I am really curious about this expo especially since both Style.com/Print and Vogue Paris has taking it under their wings for their latest issues, and I would love to see it. Freja Beha Erichsen is featured on the cover in a punk chic look shot by the amazing duo Inez & Vinoodh. Anyway, I couldn’t help myself to post an editorial that I liked from this issue styled by Emmanuelle Alt from one of the location they been to, the Sahara desert. I love the sport influences and Andreea Diaconu looks amazing.
Check out Altuzarra’s new Tumblr here.
The debut of the new magazine System is set to May this Spring and it is a deep-thought magazine about the fashion industry brought to us by an editorial board of very influential persons – Alexia Niedzielski & Elizabeth von Guttman (editors at Interview magazine and co-founders of Ever Manifesto), Jonathan Wingfield (former editor of Numéro), Thomas Lenthal (art director of the journal Paradis) and stylist Marie-Amélie Sauvé. Their aim is to explore the social environment of fashion in context of what happens when a designer leaves a fashion house or an e-commerce site overtakes a traditional retailer. First interview puts focus on Nicolas Ghesquière, who is photographed by Juergen Teller. I am really looking forward to this issue, not only because of the in-depth interview with Ghesquière but also since it is covering profiles such as Yves Carcelle and Azzedine Alaïa. For now, System will be released twice a year, and hopefully that will continue on.
Issue 4 of Style.com/Print is now released and the fourth magazines is called ‘The Rule Breakers’. Style.com wanted to precise the drive behind punk and the spirit of it – ‘which has never been more important or necessary than now’. For Fall 2013 they celebrate the people who has got the drive to question authority, the rewrites of established codes within fashion and to strive to cause mayhem for fun. Inside you will find an interview with talented Christopher Kane, who’s pieces also are featured on the cover. Underneath I have gathered some photos from the editorial with Kane’s amazing pieces, mostly dresses, with fantastic embroidery and cut-outs. You can also caught an interview with Renzo Rosso, the Italian entrepreneur, who has a portfolio of Marni, Margiela and Viktor & Rolf – and co-founder of Diesel. Just a draft from the interview is this: ‘The latest brand to knock (on Rosso’s holding company) was Marni, but Rosso appears to have his eye on other prizes, too. He bid for Valentino, and rumors recently circulated that OTB was in talks with ex-Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière about launching a new house under his name.’ A smacked magazine for Fall 2013! Go on to Style.com to order your copy of the 4th issue.
The luxurious crocodile shirt is a piece in the Hermès Spring 2013 collection and a part of the label’s chiffon crocodile shirt line. All of the tops from the menswear collection cost approximately between $60,000 and $100,000. The ancient fashion house has not only made fashionistas around the world raising there eye-brows. Peta says: “The highest price for this rather cheap-looking and ludicrous Hermès T-shirt is paid by the crocodiles who were bludgeoned to death or even skinned alive to make it,” Peta spokesperson Colleen O’Brien. “Peta suggests showing creativity, not cruelty to animals, and offering killer looks that no one had to be killed for to create.”
I love the idea of Hermès being such a fun and quirky brand online. If you visit their website you pretty much get a round of applause for just entering it. Anyway, this is no news (I think it have been running for a while) but I just discovered Hermès Tumblr, and I love it! Go and visit it yourself right here. The pictures of the several satin scarfs called ‘What Knot?’ looks so effortless cool and here you can see two of my favorite photographs by Nathaniel Goldberg.
One of the most iconic loafers of all time is the Gucci Horsebit loafer. This year the classic shoe turns 60 years, created in 1953. The loafers has been re-made in new colours and are available at both Net-à-Porter and My Theresa, in popping colors of suede and classic leather like black and white. Through the years the shoe has not only been loved and adored by fashion people but also royals and iconic legends.
On the premiere issue of Vogue Ukraine Daria Werbowy, not only cover the magazine, but also is featured inside in this beautiful editorial photographed by Steven Pan. Daria who is the ‘Nation’s Pride’ wears a gorgeous Prada fur on the cover and a couple of more bohemian styles inside the magazine (I love the tunics and the soft laid back looks). According to the editor in chief, Masha Tsukanova, the first-ever issue of the glossy magazine is ‘part glamour, part rock’n’roll, and part casual’. Nice! I am definitely checking in on the Ukraine issue of Vogue in the future.
I am very impressed over the latest Hunkydory ad campaign and collection. The Swedish brand was founded in 1996 and for me this brand has always been quite dull and boring…until now. The creative directors and co-founders, Ulrika and Christopher Bjercke has done an huge face-lift starting with the F/W12 and continued on this spring. They combine the rock-chic bohemian look very well and is now called the ‘Isabel Marant of Sweden’. For this spring we will see a lot of white looks from Hunkydory, as well as fringe details and thin knitted jumpers styled with sequin pieces such as skirts and dresses. Love the white thin ‘cowboy’ belt and the romantic white blouse! I am really going to try to get my hands on that stuff this spring.