Hooked on tumblr pages for the moment, and I know I recommended CR Fashion Book’s tumblr just a few days ago… But you shouldn’t miss out this one, the Altuzarra tumblr. Pictures and snapshots from the archive (like the pic above from their Resort 2012 collection) and daily news about the Atluzarra brand. By the way, how nice isn’t with classic Stan Smith’s? Not really the exact model in the picture, but similar…. Should really dig up mines, they are so cool. Hedi Slimane has done his interpretation on them as well, for Saint Laurent and you can find the white ones right here.
I must say I am starting to dig these boots from the Saint Laurent Fall 2013 collection. I wasn’t a big fan of the pimped-out ones when seeing the collection for the very first time. Somehow I just couldn’t cope with the fact that such a classy, timeless and fabulous brand as Saint Laurent when a bit mainstream and ‘hard-core’ showing of stuff that I basically could find at, well, Topshop (nothing wrong with Topshop though). I do love the fact that I have seen a lot of cool, timeless and classic pieces from the Saint Laurent in stores and web-shops. Apparently Hedi Slimane has created a ‘Permanent Collection’ that will be available all year around and which include pieces like leather jackets, denim, t-shirts and duffle bags that are all a great foundation in a wardrobe. I do like the idea of dividing the brand in such collections and lines. For the this campaign the creative director has captured Danish Freja-Beha Erichsen in the new Saint Laurent store in Paris (and the collection was a celebration of this new opening). Anyway the boots in this editorial is a pair I wouldn’t mind at all for this fall. By the way, great looks in this editorial from the latest issue of Vogue China, June 2013. Eliza Cummings looks effortless smart captured by Daniel Jackson.
For the moment I have got black on my mind and I wouldn’t mind these cool pieces in my wardrobe. From the top left: black leather loafers from Hermès, leather bomber jacket from Filippa K S/S13 as well as leather skirt from Filippa K S/S13, beautiful satin top from Lanvin, embellished boots from the Saint Laurent Fall and Winter 2013 collection, stiletto sandal in snake from Jimmy Choo (I love these!), slip-in sandals in black leather with gold details from Ancient Greek Sandals, canvas and leather bag model ‘1968’ from Balenciaga and a pair of aviators ‘Luxe Mirrored Sunglasses’ from Linda Farrow.
Just spotted this editorial in Numéro Tokyo April 2013 issue. I am having a soft spot when it comes to denim editorials, I just love it. Simple, cool, classic, and most important of all – so inspiring. Carolyn Murphy is styled in denim on denim paired with cool statement accessories, like the Saint Laurent S/S13 felt hat and leather harnesses. The editorial is photographed by Nino Munoz.
Since Hedi Slimane turned creative director for Saint Laurent there has been a few changes. First of all it was the name-change, which towards the public is the biggest change. But another great and utterly relevant aspect is the move of the creative studio. From the brand’s headquarters in Paris to sunny Cali, in fact to Los Angeles. So for this collection the main inspiration has been Californian Grunge. From the music to the invites were L.A-ified, with soundtrack from a San Francisco grunge band and art by the L.A painter Theodora Allen. Honestly I fell head over heels for Slimane’s first collection for YSL. The S/S13 collection was mind-blowing. But I was disappointed for this one. Where is the Yves Saint Laurent legacy? The vintage florals feels very unsophisticated as well as the sparkly over-pimped details on the boots. The dresses are fine, well cute, and fits for L.A. But for a fall collection? I’m skeptical. The highlights were the plaided shirts and the oversized cardigans, as well as the massive baby pink fur.
Okey, so I have found the most perfect pair of ankle boots and you’ll find them in Hedi Slimanes first shoe collection for Saint Laurent Spring 2013. They comes in black suede with a 90 mm heel and you’ll find them here. Classic but laidback cool for an everyday look. Simply the perfect combination.
Okey, so this is no news really, but since the logo switch is going to happen soon I just had to post it. After 45 years, Yves Saint Laurent, changes its name to simply Saint Laurent Paris. The new Artistic Director, Hedi Slimane has decided to change the name. This is actually quite common within the fashion industry, to shorten the name of the brand. For example Dior was before Christian Dior, Balenciaga was Cristobal Balenciaga and Versace had the name Gianni Versace. Hedi Slimane has actually done this once before. When he arrived at the post as Creation Director at Christian Dior Monsieur he just turned it into (the name we are familiar with today) – Dior Homme (by Hedi Slimane). It’s actually quite geniuos. The brand gets alot of PR and create a massive buzz around them. Even though fans all over the world are furious and cries their hearts out because of the logo switch (yes, no more YSL-logos). To be honest, I really like the new name and the new logo that comes with it. It is sophisticated, elegant and has this cool vibe. And I love that the brand connect their origin ‘Paris’ to the name. One thing I am not so excited about though is that the entire creation studio moves to Los Angeles instead of remain in Paris. Not a good move there, Slimane – french clothing made in California, US…?