Live from LondonSeptember 16, 2013
We’ve been posting fast and furious from London Fashion Week.
photography Anne-Marie Michel for Papierdoll
Falguni and Shane Peacock Backstage #NYFW SS 2014September 11, 2013
What’s there to do before a full on runway show? Wait backstage, get the order of the looks… in order and make funny faces while photographers snap away.
(photography credit: Kevin Kane for Papierdoll Magazine)
Front Row at Jenny Packham #NYFW SS 2014September 11, 2013
Always interesting to see what the celebs and fashion intelligentsia is doing in the front row. Here’s front row at Jenny Packham:
Alexander Wang / Annie Leibovitz Merino CampaignSeptember 7, 2013
While we’re covering Spring 2014 Fashion, Alexander Wang and Annie Leibovitz have released an mini-film professing their love for the luxury fabric merino wool. On the face of it you’re thinking okkkkay… wool, but the video is an interesting look into how Wang approached his Fall 2013 collection and yes, his approach using merino wool.
KW Everywhere All at Once (and in Stella McCartney)August 28, 2013
Stella McCartney’s a one woman celebrity resource, recently outfitting nearly every single female a-lister you can name (and some you can’t). Kerry Washington joined in on the fun (in addition to the fact that she’s uber ubiquitous in every best dressed celebrity style list). So the Stella/Kerry combination seemed to make all the sense in the world. Here she’s in Stella McCartney’s mysteriously titled look 31, a visually playful dress with lips charms and adornments throughout.Karen Ehrenström
Beyonce in Eugenia KimAugust 8, 2013
Celeb spotting in latest fashion wares is always a fun past time for some of us here. Here’s our favorite R&B star married to a hip-hop impresario riding a bike in BK. Yup she’s always wearing something from a beloved designer’s collection, Eugenia Kim
Sinesia Karol 2014 ResortJuly 22, 2013
Spent the weekend in Miami with our publisher Sam who apparently moved down here because he enjoys being out in ridiculously hot weather (can’t wait to return to NYC). We attended the Sinesia Karol show during Mercedes-Benz Miami Swim fashion week and I can fully say without any reservations she is my favorite swim designer. The myriad of colors, cuts and patterns showed just a skill in design that you’re used to seeing out of Paris. Sinesia Karol’s collection makes you want to stay in spin class for one more hour to get sculpted for her swim fashion. See photos below.
Try to Make her Look BadJuly 1, 2013
Some would say that it’s hard to make Kate Moss look bad. They’d say the stylists and the photographer that works on a Kate Moss shoot has an easy job. But you have to marvel at how good they get her to look even in what amounts to fashion utility boots.Karen Ehrenström
The Instagrammish Philip Lim Ad CampaignFebruary 4, 2013
While there’s serious doubt as to whether Mario Testino and his ilk have anything to worry about, it’s safe to say that Instagramm is making amateur photographers look real good (or as close to good as you can get without buying a $5,000 camera). Which is why when you first look at Phillip Lim’s social media cum app intense ad campaign you have to wonder exactly what the influence was fashion or Instagramm?
PS: The collection is a must have this season.Karen Ehrenström
The Gated Community that is Valentino CoutureJanuary 24, 2013
The Paris Haute Couture shows are going on right now and one immediate thing came to mind when I saw the Valentino show it feels somewhat closed off. Yes it’s an elegant experiment with this overriding theme of walled off intricately detailed embroidered (and as Cathy Horyn of the New York Times put it) “curled ironwork”. Horyn is uncharacteristically forgiving to designers Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri (though she still managed recall their tumultuous beginning at the fashion house).
What is it about this collection that stirs the pot? It’s that obvious image of large foreboding gates that wall off something that might tempt. It’s not ethereal, it’s grounded in the present world. But there’s no telling if this is a statement or simply a design decision. With haute couture we’re always supposed to believe it’s the former and not the latter. Whatever it is, this closed-off, embroidered Valentino collection, is beautiful and shows what is looking like a design resurgence for the company.Karen Ehrenström