Tush Magazine Overdose Masha Novoselova
This upcoming Tush magazine photoshoot is just right. Titled “Overdose“, Armin Morbach photographs Masha Novoselova covered in a literal description of the industry; excess. Incorporating naked Barbie dolls with Rochas and Jean Paul Gaultier, there is an interesting balance between right and wrong, vulgarity and beauty. The ‘skinny struggle’ topless shot with a Claudia Becker cape is more than fashion; it’s curative commentary from stylist Katrin Gerhardy. Brava, team. View Post

Willow Smith Designer Rip Off
Willow Smith is my favourite. Her loco romper, glove, and slouch boot outfit was also my favourite AMA ensemble since she paired it with a lemon and sunshine yellow ruffled harness that is now causing quite a stir. Apparently the custom-made armpiece is a ripoff of a Mother of London design. Uh oh.

While Mother of London harnesses are styled a little too kinky for a ten year old to wear, the duplicated design is pulled off with that hair-whipping ease we love her for. This, unfortunately, doesn’t make it okay. Mother of London designer Mildred von Hildegard has been quoted as saying “I’m disappointed and saddened that this will negatively impact my business. My original design is now recognized in the mass media as someone else’s work, and it’s very hurtful on both a personal and professional levels. I hope this can be resolved, and I wish nothing but the best to Willow.”

Since Willow’s usual stylist Mariel Haenn was unavailable to style the mini-Smith on the night of the AMAs, the stylist to blame is being kept under wraps. Haenn said “…to be honest I have no idea who ‘styled’ her or the designer. Wish I did. I don’t ask my clients who they used when I’m not available.”

Family Circus W Paolo Roversi
Holy bologna. “Family Circus” in W‘s December issue is my fairy tale dream come to life. Any time you ask Paolo Roversi to do his thing you can expect something incredible. The standard of this collaboration with stylist Alex White, though? Bananas. Go ahead, swoon over the ultra beauty of Lindsey Wixson, Arizona Muse, Anais Pouliot, and Britt Maren. View Post

Lela London as Clara Bow
Charlotte Cave is a London legend. Now 20 years in the industry, she has styled the hair and makeup of everyone from Coldplay to Ellie Goulding (hair lust) and has recently opened up her first salon in Clapham Old Town.

The intimate salon is salmon-coloured with spotlight accents, and a bares no resemblance to the impersonal ‘hair factories’ that London seems to home at every corner. Everything you get here is purely personal with no detail spared. In partnership with Sisley cosmetics, your visit begins with a rave-reviewed face mask and is followed by a mini manicure with a slew of Chanel and OPI nail polishes to choose from. Then comes the make-up. Charlotte knows every tip and trick in the book and her talent is just extraordinary. Don’t miss out.

Yesterday, partnered with her sweet-as-pie stylist Sven, I was curled, teased and coiffed into a modern day Clara Bow for the Playboy party I was attending in the evening. They completely transformed my long, unordered mane with not a snip in sight. I truly believe nothing is impossible at the hands of Charlotte Cave and her terrific team. Check out the website to experience your own piece of beauty heaven.

Winter Wonderland Vogue China Du Juan
For someone who hates lens flare, I am surprised I like this as much as I do. Vogue China does winter right for the sterile-sounding “Winter Wonderland” in their December issue. Du Juan is an image of chilly perfection thanks to galvanist production of stylist Yi Guo and photographer Richard Ramos. View Post