Fashion Spot: Valentino

Valentino Ad London
Valentino is one of the world’s key creators of sumptuous, history-making couture. While there is an obvious price tag associated with such intricate craftsmanship, I have never understood the need to stick solely with stark, stuffy advertising. After all, Valentino was one of Andy Warhol‘s inspirations in the Seventies. With that in mind, this week’s Fashion Spot is my interpretation of a frivolous (though expensive) lifestyle wardrobe; a little more retro and a little more reckless than the norm. Poor boyfriend.

Parisian Kate

Kate Moss Vogue Paris Cover
Kate Moss has just been granted the historical honour of gracing Emmanuelle Alt‘s second cover of Vogue Paris since becoming editor-in-chief. The May 2011 cover pulls off a risky interpretation of the phrase ‘must-have item‘ by using faceless models to grab Moss from the edges. Fun fact? Princess Kate (…at least to the fashion world) was on Carine Roitfeld‘s first Vogue Paris cover ten years ago.

Human Landscaping

Diamond in The Roughage New York Times
Allergy sufferers beware of The New York Times‘ Style offering, T. While gimmicks are tiresome, Robbie Spencer‘s prop styling is too captivating to categorize. Photographed by Richard Burbridge, “A Diamond in the Roughage” holds the key to Summer splendor; Tati Cotliar could go to battle with the best of The Garden Girls. Photoshoot worship. View Full Post

Lauren Conrad Does It Online

Lauren Conrad Beauty Department
Big announcement with little press: fashion favourite Lauren Conrad has been ‘guest editing’ Allure‘s Facebook page this week and recently updated with “My new beauty site is launching right now!”

We all raised an eyebrow. New beauty site? Well, it’s here! The Beauty Department – a collaboration with hair stylist Kristen Ess and makeup artist Amy Nadine – is a beauty blog with tips, trends and more. Though it’s a baby for now, it’s set to be a guilty pleasure for both those who watched her grow up on TV, and the online mass of pretty people looking towards the beauty future. Good luck, LC!

Personal Best

Personal Best Vogue Italia
I love seeing ‘hated’ models raise the bar above the supers. Vogue Italia are offering a prime example with “Personal Best” in their April 2011 issue. Three unusually gorgeous women – Kristina Salinovic, Daphne Groeneveld, and Lindsey Wixson – were blessed with the styling of Edward Enninful and lenswork of Steven Meisel in order to produce the fashiongasm you see here. Brilliant in every way. View Full Post