Category

inspiration

inspiration

a new beauty by craig mcdean for interview magazine august 2014

modeandthelike_anewbeauty1

I’m easing back into blogging, so I thought I’d start with something simple to get the juices flowing: an inspiring fashion editorial styled by Karl Templer and photographed by Craig McDean. Though these avant-garde pieces aren’t necessarily wearable for day-to-day life, the silhouettes and juxtaposed textures are visually-surprising and thought-provoking. Any time I see an editorial that plays with shape in such an extreme way, it makes me think about fashion in a different light. Are these ensembles “flattering,” and does it matter if they’re not? If the body is a canvas, then what are these outfits saying? What story is this editorial telling? How do these ideals of beauty and style differ from fashion norms that we see on the street? I don’t have definitive answers to any of these questions; this is just a chain of thoughts that occurs whenever I’m met with an unusual shoot that I find aesthetically pleasing in some way.

Continue reading

inspiration

kurt cobain + nirvana by jesse frohman

Why is Kurt Cobain so mesmerizing? These photos, taken soon before his tragic demise, are grunge perfection. The chipped nail polish, the patched pants, the leopard coat, the layers… and of course, the Jackie O-inspired sunglasses. A crisp white, commanding an attention that was little sought by Cobain, who shirked the spotlight when the world wanted more…

Continue reading
inspiration

kremi otashilyska by greg kadel for numéro #144

Words can’t begin to express how obsessed I am with this editorial. Photographer Greg Kadel and stylist Bill Mullen elevate the goth-grunge aesthetic to a whole new level of glamour, and I’m digging it. I’m already a big fan of chunky knits, plaid, army green, and sparkles; I can’t wait to pull these elements together to a similar effect—though with a little more polish, and a little less disheveled hoboness.

Continue reading

inspiration

anna selezneva and malgosia bela by ezra petronio for self service s/s 2010

I love the slightly over-exposed, Polaroid-like feel of these photos. Bela and Selezneva remind me of sultry seventies gals, and matched with the heavy-handed makeup, glitter, and black garb, both models radiate a minimalistic glamour. I’m also obsessed with the idea of a different colored shadow on each eye, especially the combo of blue-violet and teal… I can’t wait to try it.

Continue reading

inspiration

a glimpse at “dior couture” by patrick demarchelier and ingrid sischy

Pairing the meticulously-crafted creations of Christian Dior with the magic of distinguished fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier is nothing short of a dream; now, it’s blossomed into a 239-page reality. Last week, Rizzoli released “Dior Couture,” a tome of the famed fashion house’s haute couture archives.

Authored by former Interview Magazine editrix Ingrid Sischy, the book is comprised of garments from each designer’s era. The stunning silhouettes, exquisite fabrics, and delicate details of post-WWII and recent collections are elegantly revived, while the portraits taken by Demarchelier are works of art unto themselves. This peek into the book’s pages is all the convincing I need to feel enamored, and it’s now officially at the top of my Christmas list.

Continue reading