Lula Magazine Spread With Cintia

Favorite Lula spread

Lula might be my favourite fashion magazine (though they kill it with music and art showcases as well). With an eternally retro feel combined with all of the most incredible and interesting talent of recent years, every issue is a visual delight. There is something almost friendly about the writing, styling, photography, and illustrations that are splattered across the 3lb-in-weight issues. It’s what every young girl dreams she finds to stick on her bedroom wall.

In celebration of their fifth birthday, Fiona Leahy designed a celebratory pop-up shop in Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge that opens today! They’re giving away Chanel goodies with every purchase, and definitely giving you reasons to purchase with Erdem, Miu Miu, Rodarte, Sonia Rykiel and Charles Anastase exclusives.

Fourth Floor. 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RJ.

Over the past four years – amongst a sea of chisled faces – one has really stood out to me. 22-year old Liu Wen – a dimpled Chinese beauty with the ability to sell fashion like she was doing it in the womb.

Liu hit the big time in 2008 when she walked for Chanel, HermΓ¨s, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenzo, and Maison Martin Margiela for Paris Fashion Week. Just seven months later, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Balenciaga, ChloΓ©, and Louis Vuitton were added, as well as walks in New York and Milan. As time goes on, her work gets more diverse and enchanting ie. a fragrance contract with Calvin Klein’s one and ck, the French Vogue calendar, a DKNY campaign, and the best runway shows possible (Christian Dior 2010 Couture, hello?).

Including these prestigious credits, she also was the first asian model to walk the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show runway last year and has recently been announced as the new face of Estee Lauder. Cosmetic contracts tend to be a jackpot for any model and EL companies represent a million-dollar win. She’s an asian sensation.

Just over a month after Sarah Burton is announced as the new Bosswoman of Alexander McQueen, we get a sneaky peak at Resort 2011. She is showing a complete understanding the brand and is visibily striving to keep his legacy alive through almost identical technique.

One word: YES!!