Joseph Altuzarra presented one of his best collections so far for Spring 2014. Striped slinky shirts, raw denim, embroidered details, gold and silver metallic lamé paired to perfection with simple jersey pieces in melange grey and white. The New York based designer who has his studio at Howard Street in New York had taken inspiration from Greece and the mythology of the women in the Greek culture.
It has been a super busy week, and that’s why the lack of updates here on the blog. Both work in L.A and on top of that, prepping for an editorial. For the moment I am in New York, since thursday morning, assisting for a photo shoot that will take place today in Brooklyn. It’s for a fall editorial, and cover, with the top trends for Fall and Winter 2013. We have some great looks so can’t wait to see the result! The model of today’s shoot is the beautiful Hana Jirickova (above).
As you know, I am a big fan of StyleBy and for their 17th issue of the magazine the team went to New York and shot several editorials (which you’ll see when reading this issue). Anyway Columbine Smille has styled this jewelry editorial shot in a tiny hotel room in New York. The model, Luma, looks amazing as well as hair, make-up, clothing – and of course all the amazing jewelry including brands such as Cartier and Eddie Borgo. Very simple, luxurious and effortless cool, exactly the way I like it. The look I fell head over heels for was the one above – denim paired with denim, how cool? The editorial is photographed by Blaise Reuterswärd.
I have got jumpsuits on my mind for the moment! Such a beautiful piece to wear both during the day and for a cool and sophisticated evening look. I spotted these two black ones at Intermix, one of my favorite boutiques in N.Y. The one above comes from Parker. I love the fact that it is in silk as well as the spaghetti straps. Underneath you’ll find a one from Intermix as well, from ALC and is a crepe sleeveless model. You can find them both on Intermix online site, right here.
The ‘Twosome’ necklace from Swedish jewelry designer Efva Attling is currently on mind and I can’t let it go. It is such a beautiful necklace and I love the idea of the two rings linked together. One rounded ring, and one squared ring with the words ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’, Latin for ‘Love conquers all’. You can find the gold one here, and the silver one here. Efva who is currently living in New York, opened her first store in the states a while ago, matter in fact in fashionable Meatpacking in N.Y.
Python-print is very hot this season! Don’t know how to wear it? Start with baby steps, like implementing a t-shirt in your wardrobe. This one comes from Proenza Schouler, and you can find it in one of my favorite Soho boutiques, Kirna Zabete.
There has been a lot of black and white graphics at New York Fashion Week this season, and Proenza Schouler is no exception. The exccentric duo behind the brand, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, has been working with tweed bouclé (with implemented leather) and guipure lace in this collection, a more sophisticated side that hasn’t been seen before. We could spot a lot of laser-cut details in the collection, both dresses and shoes. One laser-cut material looked like a fusion between leopard and hearts and made a beautiful pattern – a pattern that also was printed on the leather clutches in the model ‘The Large Lunch Bag’ (love the name). For this collection they have implemented fur details in the bags – we could spot shearling and black pony-hair (again!) that created a lovely combination between the coat and bag. There was one piece that was just absolutely amazing and that was the chain dress with hundreds of thin threaded chains all worked together in modern armour. Over all the collection was amazing and I love the idea of a slight more sophisticated vibe over Proenza Schouler but still remaining the playfullness and the utterly cool looks.