Tale of the Unexpected

Harpers Bazaar Tale of the Unexpected Katie Fogarty
Imagine Hermione Granger in Janaminau, Chanel, Dior, Roger Vivier, or Valentino Haute Couture and you get “Tale of the Unexpected“. With some of the best styling I’ve seen this season from Laurent Dombrowicz, the very structured photos are more than brought to life by photographer Benjamin Kanarek. Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong pulled this gem out of nowhere.

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Lady Gaga Has No Sex, She’s Just a Homeboy

Lady Gaga Jo Calderone Homeboys Dont Smile Vogue
Jo Calderone (also known as Lady Gaga) is once again breaking gender barriers with the help of her long-time friend and stylist Nicola Formichetti – this time by way of Vogue Hommes Japan #5. With the mind-melting Nick Knight on lens, the ‘biker boy‘ qualities of Stefani Germanotta‘s alter-ego in “Homebody’s Don’t Smile” make for some illustrious images. Continue reading


Day Five of PFW – John Galliano

John Galliano PFW Runway
We all want to know what or who inspired John Galliano‘s show at the Opera Comique. Birds are telling me that it was con artist extraordinaire Maria Lani from the Twenties who convinced (ahem, scammed) over fifty leading artists of the day (including Matisse) to paint her portrait and then would flee with the paintings in tow. In this tribute all models were styled differently, each with a theatrical performance walk of their own. Like cotton candy with a Japanese taste, the British designer put on a real experience. Coco Rocha in tight pigtails for your time, below. Continue reading


Day Five of PFW – Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan PFW Runway
I call for a round of applause in the name of Central Saint Martin‘s Hussein Chalayan. In an intimate gallery in Le Marais, the wunderkind commentated over a short film he had directed as an alternative to a runway show. This is a collection with a plethora of complexity. Influenced by the “surreal aspects of Japanese culture“, tunics and circle-cut shorts were so on target they actually looked like they were floating. This is a unrestrictedly gifted designer. Continue reading


Day Five of PFW – Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille Runway PFW
There has been such a profusion of white-based collections over Spring/Summer 2011‘s four fashion weeks that it has become offensive. As part of the trend, Alexis Mabille managed to get off the hook. Though completely neutral, his full skirts and signature bows had a refined dexterity. This is the kind of stuff women reach for when they want something a little bit fabulous in their day. Continue reading