“Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough.”
– Daniell Koepke
OOF. I try not to harp on about it, but when it comes to fashion styling, I believe no-one beats Grace Coddington. Case in point number 736352829? “Eternal Optimist” from Vogue US’ March 2012 issue. The casting choice alone was phenomenal: we have Caroline Trentini, Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Frida Gustavsson, and Aymeline Valade – all heavy hitters with a true transformational presence.
With Craig McDean on lens, Grace has pulled together a Fifties-inspired masterpiece without being contrived. Just look at that set design. Bow down. View Post
Prabal Gurung was the show covered in multi-coloured highlighters and gold stars for my Fall/Winter 2011 agenda. For a reason. The model lineup alone was spectacular – Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, Liu Wen, Mirte Mass, Jourdan Dunn, Constance Jablonski, etc. Gurung is one of the dexterous few that can match eccentricity and elegance. By washing silk faille, dip-dyeing fur, braiding organza, and throwing ostrich feathers where it counted, the collection was ‘personality‘ defined. Take a note from Prabal if you’re looking to work some prestigious comfort. See the top five looks below. View Post
How do you make a Jason Wu and Jourdan Dunn fan happy? Let Dunn make her first NYFW Fall/Winter 2011 appearance in the most incredible “Lady in Red” Fashion Week Moment so far. Then let her close the show. In a lace mask. Model squee. Other rah-rah-sis-boom-bah Wu-moments involved a mirrored runway that was properly prepped this time (I’m looking at you, Jason Wu Model Fall Palooza Spring/Summer 2010). The Michelle Obama favourite did not dissapoint; it was positively opulent, with use of over fifteen types of lace. There was an overwhelming sense of accessibility in juxtaposition with the extravagant. Top five looks are below! View Post
Hate the name, love the spread. While this shoot from Vogue Italia‘s February issue is titled “The Blackallure” (have we ever seen a “Whiteallure”?), each Emma Summerton-worked shot is a masterpiece. That perfect lighting is hitting the faces of Ajak Deng, Aminata Niaria, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Lais Ribeiro, Kinee Diouf, Melodie Monrose, Rose Cordero, and Sessilee Lopez. Glorious. View Post