Expression Figurative Anna de Rijk
In my time as a make-up artist for Chanel, I never dreamed of using their cosmetics to create something so fabulous. In Vogue Paris’ “Expression Figurative”, we get a final glimpse of Carine Roitfeld‘s beauty legacy. Shot by Inez & Vinoodh (Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin), Anna de Rijk is the canvas of creativity for stylist Melanie Ward, and essentially an inspiration to the makeup gurus of Youtube alike. View Post

Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley – the co-founder of YouTube – has stepped down from his position as CEO of the company to work full-time on his menswear label, Hlaska. In the most basic of reviews, the clothes are overpriced. There are plain hoodies for $135, boring blazers for $425, and canvas belts for $75.00; it’s just a completely uninspiring snooze fest. I don’t understand how a business mind can hope to make this work.

“We make wallets, bags and shirts we’d want to see sold in stores. In that sense it’s exactly like YouTube. We wanted something that wasn’t available, so we built it ourselves,” Hurley said, except that…yes…plenty of wallets, bags, and shirts are available. In a struggling economy. For less.

The name? “It’s a combination of Hawaii and Alaska. My business partner, Anthony Mazzei, and I love the dichotomy. Alaska and Hawaii are hot and cold states, small and large, and represent the last of America’s expansion. It’s that tension that we love.”

Tension, indeed. All I can do is wish him the best and continue to support my boyfriend’s choice of cheaper and better quality garments.

Nicole Farhi LFW Runway
Nicole Farhi was inspired by Christo‘s “revelation through concealment” technique, and her show at London Fashion Week was definitely a revelation. To me, it was all about the details; perspex belts, bodies wrapped in canvas straps, and abstract prints to ‘add a little something’. Unlike a lot of designers this week, Nicole didn’t venture too far from brand expectation, and was one of the designers that had no need to. Classic womenswear. View Post