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.


Written By , on January 3, 2013

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The New York Daily News published a list of the top Vogue models of 2012. Not many surprises here as they selected models we’ve seen in Vogue this past year and in previous years. Some of the faces include Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Toni Garrn, Kati Nescher, Isabeli Fontana and Joan Smalls. You can see the full list by clicking here. Spoiler note: Karlie Kloss was named most popular Vogue model of 2012.


Written By , on December 13, 2012

The Miu Miu holiday windows at Prada are on display now and they are beautiful, classic and unencumbered with excess. Intricately designed with (according to Prada’s press release) 19th Century European Palais and literary cafe’s in mind, the views contains a mix of oriental inspiration and western influences. The windows are on display throughout the holiday season and eternally in photos.


Written By , on October 2, 2012

Was able to log on to the new Intermix shopping site today and was thoroughly impressed. The brand has put together a bunch of great features. On the whole we’re not breaking new ground here, but the site makes it oh so much easier to shop than in the past, and is comparable to other industry leaders. You have a nice tool kit that follows you wherever you go on the site (floating on the right side of the page). You can immediately see what’s in your shopping bag by moving the mouse over the bag icon and you can easily log into your account. Not bad.

What’s the selection like you ask?

Same great Intermix selection of items. The homepage on first visit had a Helmut Lang blazer and a bunch of other items easily added to my virtual online shopping bag. If there were any real complaints they were minor. As an online shopper I’m accustomed to sections that drop me right into a selection of items. Intermix elegantly breaks down the number of items you can select from a master hierarchy of items: tops are subdivided into blouses, sweaters, tees and a weird section called “Night Out”. I know what “Night Out” means, but if we’re going with different events, as opposed to the practical application of what’s being worn, I say go whole hog: “Night Out”, “Casual Dining”, “Fun with Friends”, “Hot Date”… you get the picture.

Another tiny gripe is the font size on some of the pages. Not a major deal since press ctrl + fixes that, but I kind of want to read what I am buying in an easier fashion.

As said before, these are not major distractions, and they do not detract from what’s a great shopping experience. Intermix, this is a win.

Visit Intermix Online here.


Written By , on September 20, 2012

I’m late on this one, but had to re-blog. Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress made a return, except this time in the form of a meat corset with matching meat boots. The meat corset consisted of the corset itself with matching meat thong (you read that right, now read it again). Somewhere someone at PETA has his/her eyes rolling in the back of their heads, foaming at the mouth and writhing on the floor in a seizure like convulsion.

Sidenote, is it me or has she gained some weight?


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