Manish Arora SS12
I will say it for the rest of my life: no matter what direction he goes in, Manish Arora is a motherfreaking genius.

What do we all love Arora for? The theatrics. The fun. The playful transcendency. All of which are readily available for Spring/Summer 2012. Those, and a wholly intended introduction to slightly less wild, though just as incredible, ready to wear garments. All sharp, futuristic, and significantly witty. If someone can own a dégradé effect of black and white butterfly-wing sequins trailing into a feather-packed midi dress, they deserve abundant praise.

As for his design debut at Paco Rabanne in just a few days? He says “…that’s going to be a show“. Eep! View Post

Stefan Eckert
German haute couture fashion label Stefan Eckert enlisted the help of motion-graphics designer Tim Jockel to create one of the most incredible fashion shows I’ve ever seen.

According to Jockel’s Vimeo account:

The question was how to communicate the philosophy behind the new collection of German “Haute Couture” fashion designer Stefan Eckert in a better way. The answer was the world’s first complete 3D holographic fashion show. I teamed up with director Florian Sigl to create the visual concept for the show and how to express the collection within this special medium as best as possible. After shooting with a high speed camera I did all stages of post production, from 3D to motion graphics to compositing.
The result was one of the biggest holographic projections ever which creates a complete optical illusion and breaks the rules of time and space on stage.

Watch eleven minutes of unedited genius below:

Justin Bieber Kelly Kapowski
KAPOW(-ski)! I really, really tried to not get Bieber Fever. I did. Then along came his outfit from Sunday night’s MuchMusic Video Awards – an outfit that may have nailed me in a Justin-sized coffin.

The Biebs showed up in a $24 homage to my childhood idol, Saved By The Bell’s Kelly Kapowski (otherwise known as actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), under a pale pink blazer. Sartorial genius.

I am this excited:

Nicola Roberts Beat of My Drum
After years of girl band success and front row seats at every fashion show, my heart – the one that beats for Nicola Roberts‘ pale, quirky fabulosity – was feeling a little blocked in her absence.

Her new song, “Beat of My Drum“, is my musical pacemaker. In the video, she wears an asymmetrical, printed silk Suno jacket from Resort 2011, as well as ruffled bikini bottoms from their Spring/Summer 2011 offerings; it’s just…visual genius.

Nicola Roberts
Yesterday, she visited BBC Radio 1 on a promotional run, donning a multi-purple Joanne Hynes/Helen Steele Fall/Winter 2011 sleeveless smock dress to do so. Sensational.

Arizona Muse Live Bed Show
My girlcrush of the year (Arizona Muse) took the magazine of the year (Love) to bed. Captured through the lens of Willy Vanderperre, “Live Bed Show” in Love #5 took Olivier Rizzo‘s styling genius to the front lines. The beauty is invincible. View Post