Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart on the Cover of Interview Magazine

Interview is one of my favorite magazines to look at because of there artistic take on things. They not only focus on fashion but art, music, and culture really giving the full effect of the industry that I love so much. With the new movie Snow White and the Huntsman coming out soon the magazine featured Kristin Stewart and Charlize Theron. Sometimes I am not so in love with Stewart, but this is by far my favorite photo shoot of her and I have to say she really does look mature. Charlize Theron, of course, looks stunning in all the shots, shot by Mikael Jansson. With the actresses seeming to rule the red carpet lately, stylist Karl Templer gave them a bad-ass clothes to shoot in giving the pictures an awesome dark aura. 

Stewart is wearing a gorgeous Lynn Ban necklace with RJ Graziano earrings and on Charlize is a Nina Ricci necklace... that I'm slightly obsessed with.
Kristen Stewart wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo top with a Dries Van Noten coat. The belt is Yves Saint Laurent and the clutch is Valentino.
Charlize Theron wearing a beautiful Tom Ford with Calvin Klein collection shoes; the coat in her hand is Belstaff and her ring is Lynn Ban 
Kristen is wearing Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci (dress, slip, scarf, belt, gloves); the coat is Maison Martin Margiela 
Charlize is wearing a Tom Ford top with a Carine Gilson slip, and the coat is gorgeous Lanvin; the clutch is Bottega Veneta with Calvin Klein collection boots
Kristen is wearing Alexander Wang jacket and pants with a Belstaff blouse and a Carine Gilson slip top; to accessorize she has a Valentino clutch and Yves Saint Laurent shoes.
Charlize is wearing Bottega Veneta with a Gucci belt with an added NY vintage buckle. To accessorize she is wearing a Yves Saint Laurent cuff and a Salvatore Ferragamo necklace.

Kristen is wearing a Versace dress with a Donna Karan; accessorizing with Chanel cuffs, a Prada bag, and a Amy YuHsuan Chen scarf.
Theron is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo blouse and camisole with a Michael Kors skirt and Calvin Klein coat; accessories include a Nina Ricci necklace and the Calvin Klein collection boots.
Love this shot! Stewart is wearing an Emilo Pucci dress with a VBH clutch and the Chanel cuff. Theron is wearing an Yves Saint Lauren coat and belt with a Tom Ford blouse and a Salvatore Ferragamo necklace.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Best Dressed: Cannes Film Festival 2012

This year at the Cannes Film Festival all the ladies brought their best attire. Celebrities such as Jane Fonda, Shailene Woodley, Eva Longoria, fashionista Diane Kruger, Jessica Chastian, and others looked fabulous as they walked the red carpet for premieres. Of course German actress and fashion icon, Diane Kruger, out-shined most with her stunning looks from day one in her blue Giambattista Valli couture. But I would have to say there were few this year that were disappointing when trying to show off there best looks.
Diane Kruger in Balmian Spring 2012 for a guest appearance for Le Grand Journal 
(her entire wardrobe for the Cannes Film Festival 2012 was by far my favorite; she never had a bad moment)
Jessica Chastian in Alexander McQueen at the Moonrise Kingdom premiere 
Naomi Watts in Marchesa at the Madagascar 3 Premiere
Natasha Poly in Gucci at the Vanity Fair and Gucci Party
Natasha Poly looking stunning again in a Gucci Fall 2012
Liu Wen in Roberto Cavalli at the Amour Premiere

Eva Longoria in Marchesa gown and clutch at the Moonrise Kingdom premiere

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chanel Pre-Fall 2012 Ad Campaign

As I opened up the June W Magazine this week I noticed Chanel released the pre-fall 2012 ad campaigns! I love when ad campaigns slowly start seeping out because they are so fun to look over and interpret alongside their brands fashion show. Back in December Karl Lagerfeld premiered the pre-fall collection in Paris at the Grand Palais. The clothes were a clear combination of Bombay and Paris; between the silhouettes and the classic tweed usage it was a great show. 
In this campaign, styled by Carine Roitfeld, They made the apparent connection between Bombay and Paris again making a lovely picture. And of course the beautiful Daria Strokous did a great job at looking fabulous dressed head-to-toe in Chanel.

The Heel Sandal

1. Laminated ZARA Heel Sandals - 159: I absolutely love these and are now on my must have list. They could be worn in so many ways; casual with boyfriend jeans and a loose shirt or dress them up with leather leggings and colorful flowy shirt.
2. Urban Outfitters Deena & Ozzy Studded Wood Sandal - 69: Stud's have been my number one accent for a while for accessories, so they really make these shoes perfection.
3.Giuseppe Zanotti Multicolored Patent Leather Sandal - 695: These are just awesome and would be a eye-catching item to add to your closet. They would definitely be cute with your little black dress
4. Topshop REFLECT Metallic Heel Sandals - 120: LOVE. Topshop has a huge selection of heel sandals but these immediately caught my eye. I would love to put on electric blue skinny jeans and a loose fitted top with these shoes. They have a very strong resemblance to a pair of Celine shoes (look it up and you'll 100% agree with me) so that is probably what drew my eyes so quickly to them.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Resort 2013: Chanel

To put in my own words, I believe Karl Lagerfeld's inspiration was truly to recognize the shift of government in France. You can notice the Marie Antoinette era peaking through the dress with a modern rock and roll twist. The collection premiered in Louis XIV's gardens at six o'clock in the evening with Cara Delevingne taking the lead walk. It really did look like true bliss altogether, and his ending dresses were magnificent. 
View Chanel Resort 2013

Monday, May 14, 2012

Karlie Kloss Joining Team USA?

With the summer Olympics kicking of in London at the end of July, Vogue had some of the hottest male athletes come and pair up with model Karlie Kloss for the June 2012 cover story. Vogue interviewed each one of the athletes about their prospects for the upcoming months. Photographer Annie Leibovitz did such a fantastic job capturing what fashion editor Tone Goodman put together for Karlie Kloss and the athletes. 
Here are some of my favorite pictures from the shoot including the cover:
Soccer player Hope Solo, swimmer Ryan Lochte, and tennis player Serena Williams
Karlie Kloss in a Vera Wang silk organza and tulle dress with a Jitrois corset belt
Karlie Kloss wearing Victoria Beckham with Gymnast Jonathan Horton in Adidas pants
Karlie Kloss wearing a Oscar de la Renta pleated dress with track and field athlete Ashton Eaton in Nike shorts
Karlie Kloss in a Stella McCartney (gold lame fabric) with swimmer Ryan Lochte
Karlie Kloss in a beautifully draped Haider Ackermann top and skirt with silk-mousseline fabric; Ryan Lochte wearing Speedo USA bottoms 
Karlie Kloss in a Versace suit with Swarovski Elements and the Bryan brothers are both wearing K-Swiss shirts and shorts
Karlie Kloss in a fabulous Alexander McQueen silver-sequined dress, embroidered mask and platform sandals with the Bryan brothers
Karlie Kloss in a Oscar de la Renta sequined guipure lace dress with Manolo Blahnik pumps; Dwayne Wade who is on the USA basketball team is wearing Jordan shorts and shoes

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Met Costume Gala 2012

This year the Met Gala, hosted by Anna Wintour, was quite a success with guests such as Gwyneth, Kanye, and even Tim Tebow (who showed up in a fantastic Ralph Lauren purple label tuxedo). Everyone came in dazzling gowns with fantastic color and drape. A lot of the best dressed had gowns with particular embroideries and accessories that really made the dress look eye-popping. Most of the dresses I favored happened to have gold in it, whether it being the dominant color or it just being used as accents, it really made the dress timeless.
Here are some of my favorites from the night:
My favorite! Met Gala chairwomen, Carey Mulligan, in a Prada halter style dress with silver and gold sequins and Neil Lane jewels
2nd best for sure! Camille Belle in Ralph Lauren... a fantastically beaded dress giving it a twenties inspired look
Lana Del Rey came in a custom embroidered Joseph Altuzarra gown and cape.
Scarlett Johanson in a Dolce & Gabbana dress
Renee Zellweger in an Emilio Pucci dress
Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries wore a Donna Karan Atelier gown with fantastic chiffon fabric used to make a perfect drape.
January Jones from Mad Men wore Versace with a gorgeous Cartier necklace
Lily Collins from Mirror Mirror wearing a Valentino gown
Cameron Diaz in a champagne embroidered silk Stella McCartney gown
Diane Kruger in a crepe silk Prada gown with an Ostrich feather trim... I'm strangely in love with this dress
And the hottest couple award goes to...
Tom Brady in Tom Ford and Gisele Bundchen in Givenchy 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

It's the Most Colorful Time of Year

With spring here and summer coming, it is always the time for vivid floral apparel to come out in the fashion world. But this year I have noticed companies take color to a whole new level. Even street style has made this colorful trend global. So to give your closet a makeover lets take a look at different ways to style your color.

Here's a look at street style:
New York City, New York
Milan, Italy

Paris, France
I also want to show you a couple ad campaigns that are extremely creative and visually attractive ...

Urban Outfitters is using the desert (almost Coachella type style) theme to tie in the tribal/indie colors, then adding in nudes and denims to neutralizes the looks

J. Crew has really taken a turn since Mickey Drexler took over the company in 2003. The company simply looks more luxurious, and dressy with a vintage touch that just adds to the elegance of the merchandise. The most recent catalogs have been absolutely eye-popping and we constantly talked about it in my visual design class this past spring. You can definitely tell that color was the focus...

So start layering on those colors. Mix them with wild prints. Tame the look with neutrals. Its as simple as that.