Written By , on December 3, 2014

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Vogue’s December issue has a great feature with Bradley Cooper on the Elephant Man Broadway production. Annie Leibovitz shot the feature and it is indeed beautiful with all of her signature touches (usage of contrasting color , depth and the richness of palette). In the feature, Cooper details his conversion from actor to man with such a strong disfigurement, of the original Elephant Man film he states in the feature, “I was entranced by the film making and the performances and just crushed by the plight of this guy”.

The feature is in Vogue’s December 2014 issue on news stands now.
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Written By , on October 8, 2014

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The Enfants Riches Déprimés Hat is not for the price concious, but there’s an argument or some sort of platitude that art doesn’t have a price. Rita Ora seems to agree wearing this fetching Enfants Riches Déprimés Hat. Visit the site here.


Written By , on September 30, 2014

 Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona

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Beyonce – Etnia Barcelona

If you find yourself wanting to wear the same pair of shades recently adorned by Beyonce, Cara Delevingne, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Alba, Vanessa Hudgens and Isla Fisher, your proverbial prayers have been answered. Launching today is a new collection of eye-wear from Etnia Barcelona. The eyewear line comprises an impressive array of designs from the Wild Love in Africa Limited Edition Collection. It’s available on the Etnia Barcelona site today.


Written By , on September 29, 2014

Reese Witherspoon Ocetober 2015 Vogue

Reese Witherspoon Ocetober 2015 Vogue

If you’re only halfway through the September 2015 Vogue bible, then the October 2015 issue of Vogue will be ready for you when you’re done. Already in subscriber mailboxes and hitting news stands in the next day or so (October 1st, 2015), Witherspoon is presented as an actress on a mission with her film production company that focuses on strong female roles and her upcoming movie Wild, Vogue’s “get” for October is a good one. Visit Vogue online to see the article.


Written By , on September 17, 2014

photography Jarka Hrn?árková

photography Jarka Hrn?árková

Another recent shoot published on Papierdoll. This one featured models wearing basics from the likes of H&M. That coupled with very little make-up set the tone for a good fall foto story. View all the images here.


Written By , on September 16, 2014

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Warrior – Kat Marks – Designer Accessories

In case you missed it, we published last Friday a startlingly beautiful foto set of accessories designer Kat Marks collection. The designer illustrates what you can do, if you take accessories design to the Nth degree. Definitely worth a look in full screen. View the foto story here.


Written By , on February 12, 2014

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It says something about the level you’re working at when each individual look for a show is scrutinized to the minute detail. We got a chance to get a look at exactly what that level of detail is when a makeup master divulged exactly what went into creating a look for a collection. In this case, it was Shiseido’s Dick Page who created the looks for the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. He outlines how a makeup afficianado can work on and get the look and this inspiration behind the creation:

 

·         Inspiration: “Japanese ninja meets BMX bike sportswear – the look is quite real and natural, but also a little tough.”

·         Products:

o    Eye: A dark, solid outline of Accentuating Cream Eyeliner in Black (1) and Perfect Mascara Full Definition in Black (BK901) create “spikey, clumpy lashes” for a heavy out-all-night look.

o    Lip:  The Skincare Protective Lip Conditioner adds moisture without shine.

o    Face/Cheek: A light wash of Sheer and Perfect Foundation removes any redness for a clear, natural complexion.

 


Written By , on February 6, 2014

Towards the end of the Spring/Summer 2014 collections in New York, I remarked on how varied and interesting the collections for New York Fashion week were. They were some of the strongest collections primarily because although New York tends to reflect the most commercial tastes, there are signs of art behind a smattering of the collections. Some of the collections displayed would never be sold in stores, but they’re more conceptual. London is filled with examples of shows of that nature. Just take a look at any of Gareth Pugh’s collection from 2008-2010 (some would even argue recent collections). The Tilly and William collection that was showed in September is an example of this thought process. Sure, there’s a commercial aspect behind the collection, but when looking at it, you see more art than a price tag at a local Nordstrom’s.

That’s a hope I have for fashion collections being shown for the Fall in New York. Yes, the overarching point is to make money, but let’s home there’s some artistry involved (and a wow moment or two).

P.S. The gallery below shows the artistry that was the Tilly and William SS 2014 Collection.


Written By , on December 3, 2013

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It’s as if Rachel Roy created this specifically for Hilary Rhoda’s body. Rhoda was outfit completely in Rachel Roy wearing the Wool Crepe Cut Out Gown from the Fall 2012 collection, the gold body chain from the holiday 2013 collection and black leather lacey sandal from the resort 2014 collection.


Written By , on September 7, 2013

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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.


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