Posts tagged styling
Posts tagged styling
We’ve now established that there’s such a thing as an ‘It Scarf’. No lies. Just ask the New York Times.
Fashiony types have finally figured out that the humble silk square is super versatile and can be used as a neck scarf, turban, top, skirt, whatever.
Well, now, scarves are also showing up on shoes. Sandals, to be more precise.
These lovely things are from the people over at Avec Moderation.
They’ve introduced a capsule collection of leather shoes that are hand made in Italy. The range is all about using classic and simple styling, with interesting texture and vibrant colour.
The scarf tie flip flops are available in 16 colours. Too cute.
Zimbabwean model, Nyasha Matonhodze seems to be growing from strength to strength. Her latest accomplishment is landing the cover of the sixth edition of LOVE magazine.
The 16-year-old beauty started her career as a finalist in the UK Elite Model Look competition in 2009 and went on to sign with Elite Models in Paris and Milan.
In September 2010, she walked for Louis Gray, Loewe, Jonathan Saunders, Ungaro and Louis Vuitton.
In November last year, she appeared in Wonderland. This year, we’ve seen her in V magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and Teen Vogue.
In February 2011, she walked for Halston, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Ungaro, Loewe and Vuitton. Busy, busy girl!
Nyasha’s also one of the faces of Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2011 ad campaign.
Judging by this interview in New York Magazine, she also has a good head on her shoulders. Here’s what she says about the pressures of the industry:
If you’re not strong-minded, modeling can knock your confidence quite harshly. Every day you’re judged on your look, and more so today you’re judged on your personality. With that said, a lot of us are 15 or 16 years old, so some girls could really take the criticism personally. What we have to understand is that there’s not something wrong with us per se, we just aren’t a right fit with the client.
Nyasha means business: Louis Vuitton campaign, V editorial, Wonderland, Teen Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar.
Walk!: Emanuel Ungaro, Marc by Jacobs, Michael Kors, Loewe and Vivienne Tam.
[LOOK BOOK LOVE] These are the new looks available on the Asos website under the trend ‘PsychoBilly’ (what an unfortunate name for a trend!). PsychoBilly = a cross between teddy boy and punk rock (oh, ok, thanks!). Regardless, what a cute smiley natural haired model! We love.
You can blame my obsession with colour block on Kirsty (ELLE SA’s senior fashion editor). She produced this amazing shoot for ELLE’s May 2011 edition and it has ‘I want’ written all over it.
Kanye’s shouted designer Phoebe Philo out in his music, so I’m not surprised by his love for Celine, but I was surprised (extremely pleasantly surprised) by the fact that he wore this gorgeous shirt from the design house’s Spring/Summer 2011 ready-to-wear womenswear range. He pulls the look, which was originally shown at Paris Fashion Week, off very, very well.
Kanye doesn’t have a happy history with festival performances (remember the fiasco at Bonnaroo in 2008?), so I’m sure many of his fans are relieved that dude slayed at Coachella.
As entertainment, West’s set was captivating, a festival performance unlike any other, and one that often showcased the artist and the artist alone on a minimal stage.
This was not, in short, the kind of set one typically sees from one of the world’s biggest stars. West came to Coachella to work, to do away with any sideshows, and instead to get straight down to business. It was a brave statement — a take-me-or-leave-me-type assertion with a carefully laid-out set list.
West declared this Coachella performance his “most important” since his mother died and said he had dreamed of performing “Power” on the Coachella stage as he was writing it
West appears to work as if he’s always the underdog and is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. He said he was humbled to “be able to close the show and see you love me after everything I read and saw on TV said the opposite.” He then rewarded the crowd with touches of some of his biggest songs — “Gold Digger” and “Stronger” among them — before disappearing under a giant cloth only to reemerge with “Runaway.”
As you well know, I’m feeling turbans. Loved this little editorial in Ebony magazine.
May 2011 Ebony Magazine. 5 ways to wrap it like a Fashionista.
The glorious Dame Vivienne Westwood turned 70 last Friday … Happy belated birthday!
The doyenne of British fashion gave a wonderful, insightful interview in Wall Street Journal and I honestly wish I could be this cool by the time I hit her age.
In the morning, I practice 15 minutes of yoga.
I very rarely watch my own fashion shows, but the makeup for my Fall 2011 show was just brilliant. Andreas [husband & creative director] went to the makeup artist and told her, “Make them look like horses.” They looked like they came from another planet, it was like this amazing parallel universe.
I call 1970 “The Beginning of the Age of Nostalgia.” The hippie movement politicized my generation. When it ended, we all started looking back at our own history, looking, in my case, for motives of rebellion. So Malcolm McLaren and I invented this urban guerilla look. One of Malcolm’s slogans was “Rubber Wear for the Office.” It really was alternative at the time to take S&M and pornography and turn it into fashion. You can’t do that anymore. But, when I look back, it was only a look, and it was just a marketing opportunity.
My beauty secret is absolutely no sun.
Now, I don’t put any faith in youth. I do to the extent they’re always idealistic, but the last lot of them have been brought up to be heavy consumers.
I think men are much more insecure than women. In history, women had an awful lot more power and influence, from Greek prostitutes to the women who ran the salons right up until the first World War. I think that feminists have definitely underestimated the role that women have had historically. I think I would be insecure if I were to be a man; there’s so much pressure on you.
We would like to live in Paris. We’d love to get a little apartment; it’s quicker to go to Paris from London these days than to go to Oxford.
The signature dish I make at home is beef Wellington.
The best way to get exercise is cycling.
The secret to a good marriage is tolerance. Don’t expect anything. I’m quite secure in my marriage. I could be wrong; if I am, I don’t really care, actually, because I am so committed to this relationship.
Chanel Iman in Oscar de la Renta.
There’s a great article on Oscar de la Renta over at NY Magazine’s The Cut blog.
I loved what he says here:
My role as a designer is to dress the comfortable woman, to make her feel her best. At times I remember back in the seventies when women’s lib, and women integrating herself in a so-called men’s world. A way to be part of that world is to dress in a pants suit in beige or gray. Today, a woman knows being a woman, feeling like a woman, putting on lipstick, feeling wonderful is very important. The power of her femininity is an important asset. I keep saying this is the century of the woman.
I’m so in love with this editorial in US Vogue’s March 2011 edition. It features some of the fashion industry’s top black models in bohemian inspired spring looks.
Styled by Edward Enninful and shot by Norman Jean Roy, models Ajak Deng, Joan Smalls, Jourdann Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman and Anais Mali look absolutely amazing.
The models are shot alongside well known black creatives such as John Legend, Savion Glover, Antonio Douthit and Anthony Mackie.
Catch the behind-the-scenes video at Vogue’s website here.
This is why I’m planning on dusting off those knitting needles and making a snood. How yummy. I also forgot where I found this picture, but I’m guessing I found it on Facehunter, maybe?