Steven Meisel Linda Evangelista
I am so, so impressed with the way W Magazine have been thinking outside of the box in regards to their content. In what is probably the most innovative use of a fashion spread I can recall from W, their November issue features nine ads scattered throughout the pages that are completely phony.

For example, in “Lavex-les bien” (above), Edward Enninful chose to style the iconic Linda Evangelista in a ‘classic’ shampoo ad. With each ‘ad’ lensed by Steven Meisel, the overwhelming cheese-factor of each photograph is pulled off beautifully and expertly.
View Post

Lanvin Dance
Though I wasn’t blown away by Lanvin‘s Fall/Winter 2011 campaign images (featuring Karen Elson and Raquel Zimmermann ‘dancing’), I was definitely intrigued. Dancing campaigns are usually chosen to show us the movement and texture in the garments, where the Lanvin shots were almost frozen stiff.

Then came the Steven Meisel-shot campaign video. It is the missing puzzle piece, thank the Fashion Gods. In the short-ish clip, we see Raquel, Karen, and two male models doing some poker-faced choreography to Pitbull’s “I Know You Want Me“. Never did I think I would see the day Lanvin would embrace Pitbull. It is delightfully tongue-in-chic, and expertly wrapped up with a little boogie from Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz. Tres cute.

Muse 25 Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen


Muse #25 has rolled out eight collectable covers that feature Gisele Bündchen, Jamie Bochert, Karen Elson, Natasha Poly (NSFW, and seems she has misplaced her arms), Isabeli Fontana, Malgosia Bela, Guinevere van Seenus (NSFW), and Carolyn Murphy. The classical images in the collection entitled “The Modern Muses” were shot by Luigi Murenu. Brava. View Post

Tom Ford Womenswear Vogue
As the year comes to it’s editorial end, Tom Ford previews his six-years-late return to womenswear in “Mr. Ford Returns”. The Vogue spread was photographed by Steven Meisel and styled by the empowering Edward Enninful. The beauties are all big-time, with the likes of Karen Elson, Stella Tennant, Amber Valletta, Joan Smalls, Anja Rubik, Carolyn Murphy, and Edita Vilkeviciute in the gorgeous garments. View Post

Beyonce at Tom Ford

Beyonce arriving at Tom Ford. All we will see for months!

Tom Ford will probably go down as the numero uno show of New York Fashion Week. When Anna Wintour, Joe Zee, Nina Garcia, and Carine Roitfeld can do nothing but praise you, it is pretty much set in stone.

The models selected were as follows:
Abbey Lee Kershaw, Amber Valletta, Anja Rubik, Carolyn Murphy, Catherine McNeil, Chanel Iman, Daria Werbowy, Du Juan, Edita Vilkeviciute, Freja Beha Erichsen, Monika “Jac” Jagaciak, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss, Karen Elson, Lakshmi Menon, Liu Wen, Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, and Stella Tennant.

In addition to the models, Ford selected celebrties to showcase the parts of the collection, which included: Marisa Berenson, Rita Wilson, Julianne Moore, Farida Khelfa, Lisa Eisner, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Lou Doillon, Rachel Feinstein, Emmanuelle Seigner, Rinko Kikuchi, Beyonce and Daphne Guinness.

Each look was shot by Terry Richardson but won’t be available till January.

And now, a roundup courtesy of our our favourite fashion Tweeters.

Fabulous fun sexy glamour see-thru shirts and Beyonce wiggling in silvrr and gold and black mesh python pattern modelling at tom ford (@HilaryAlexander)

Tom Ford gorgeousness: silk fringe gown, crisp tuxedos in blk and white, leopard pantsuits, corsets under peekaboo gowns and lace kneeboots. (@MrJoeZee)

Sorry guys. No unofficial pics at Tom Ford allowed. But trust me, it was a visual smorgasboard of refined chic and sexiness. #NYFW (@MrJoeZee)

Tom Ford’s show, which is yet to start, has already redefined intimacy, modernity, luxury, and what is power in the fashion industry. (@DerekBlasberg)

Ultra glam at Tom Ford. Presented like an old couture show, Tom narrated his parade of chic, sexy clothes on “women that inspired him”. (@MrJoeZee)

Very private Tom Ford Show: just the cream of the editors and Solange Knowles in the front row. (@VogueParisLive)

Tom Ford’s show is a couture-style presentation, where Tom (HIMSELF) introduces every model and garment. The entire effect is breath taking. (@DerekBlasberg)

“And she just turned me straight…” Tom Ford sighs, referring to Joan Smalls (@DerekBlasberg)

Very private Tom Ford Show: Terry Ridchardson shoot the show in exclusivity! I do also the new portrait of Tom… (@VogueParisLive)