Jac Jagaciak W Korea
The incredibly flawless Monika “Jac” Jagaciak covers the October 2011 edition of Korean W magazine looking gorgeous thanks to the cosmetic hands of Christian McCulloch, hair skills of Diego da Silva, lens of Steven Pan, and fashion styling of Tina Chai. Homegirl has won almost every essential ad campaign this season, including Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Valentino, Chanel Beauty and Jill Stuart.

Secreto Bosque Ymre Stiekema
Do werk, Ymre Stiekema! For Harper’s Bazaar España‘s issue for September 2011, they Bazaar Gods (photographer Gonzalo Machado and fashion stylist Leticia Riestra) brought the beautiful model in for an ethereal photo shoot titled “Secreto en el bosque”. It’s beyond beautiful, and checking all of my clothes-lust boxes; YSL cape coat and an absolute abundance of Dior. Tick tick. View Post

Badgley Mischka SS12
Mark Badgley and James Mischka would have to try pretty hard to let me down, and it seems they are only getting better. The structural side of things (brocade, shantung, linen, etc) played against their typical use of chiffon and jersey, while the garments were punctuated with bright lemon hues down to pomegranate and marigold.

I hate to say it in the palava that Galliano has put himself in, but there were definite flairs of recent-day Dior Haute Couture (if it were ever on a tighter budget, of course). If you wanted a sense of the show itself, I reccomend the track “Add Ends” by When Saints Go Machine, from the Spring/Summer 2012 soundtrack. Like Candyland on some classy medication. View Post

Michelle Williams Marilyn Monroe
First Marilyn Monroe came back to life to shoot a Dior commercial, and now she’s on the cover of Vogue? That is either some very impressive CGI frame work or actress Michelle Williams dressed up to channel her Marilyn Monroe best on the cover of the fashion bible. (Clue: it’s Michelle Williams). The impactful photo was taken by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz for the October 2011 issue to promote Michelle’s upcoming film, “My Week With Marilyn“.

Kristen Stewart W Magazine
It’s not Brooke Shields, it’s not Lindsay Lohan, it’s a Barbarella-haired Kristen Stewart on the cover of W Magazine‘s September 2011 issue! What a knockout. With the combination of her white Max Mara mohair and wool sweater plus a swipe Rouge Dior lipstick in Angélique Beige, she has retro, chill-out glamour down to a tee.

Inside the editorial, shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, she continues to vamp it up in Junya Watanabe, Dolce & Gabbana, Theory, and the same Gucci dress Beyonce Knowles wore on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK.

My favourite segment from the accompanying interview:

Twilight was your college, and you graduated, in a way: You became Bella Swan at 17, and now you’re 21.
Yeah—and that time has been sort of nuts for me. In film, I have chronicled every stage of my life since I was nine. And it’s more intense now, obviously, because I’m not in control of it anymore.
You’re not in charge of your life?
No. Not really. Not if I want to think solely about what I really like to do. It’s a funny thing: You want so badly for people to see what you do—you’re proud of it—and I like the effect that movies have on people. But the attention can also make me uncomfortable. In certain situations, people say to me, “C’mon, what’s wrong with you?” I apologize. I love what I’m doing, but I’m a little uncomfortable.

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