Topic: necklaces

Gallery: Alexis Bittar’s New Lookbook Is Bizarre, Hallucinatory & Worth Checking Out

Gallery: Alexis Bittar’s New Lookbook Is Bizarre, Hallucinatory & Worth Checking Out

Fashion and Hollywood favorite Alexis Bittar–the man behind so many insane statement-making cuffs and cocktail rings–has unleashed his Resort 2012 lookbook upon the world and it is… crazy? Awesome? Relentlessly weird? The sprawling set of images features a mannequin (which is typical for the brand) in dozens of strange, kaleidescopic collages with recurring graphic themes like stripes and the great outdoors (lot of plants, animals, mountains and bodies of water), but you’ll have to see it for yourself. More »

Gallery: Man Repeller And DANNIJO Made Some Nice Jewelry Together

Gallery: Man Repeller And DANNIJO Made Some Nice Jewelry Together

I’ve admired Man Repeller (a.k.a. Leandra Medine) for quite some time. Her blog contains a daring version of fashion that’s often inspired by menswear, and while it’s not generally a look I’m advanced enough to pull off, I like watching other people do it. Recently, Medine tried her hand at designing jewelry in collaboration with her friends at DANNIJO, and the resulting line, MR. DANNIJO (get it?) is pretty nifty. It contains some long-running MR obsessions (mustaches, bolo ties), as well as some fresh concepts from DANNIJO. Let’s take a look. More »

Gallery: BeyoncĂ© Pushes The Limits Of The Term “Necklace” In August Issue Of Complex Mag

Gallery: Beyoncé Pushes The Limits Of The Term "Necklace" In August Issue Of Complex Mag

It’s almost more like a breastplate, no? The spectacular chest-hugger is a creation of Armani PrivĂ©, which means you probably can’t have one. But I’m not sure anyone not named BeyoncĂ© Knowles could pull it off, anyway. She rocks it pretty hard in Complex’s Thierry le Goues-shot photospread; the accompanying feature is worth a read, too. I’ve included some salient quotes.
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Retro Snap: Richard Avedon

Retro Snap: Richard Avedon

Dovima With Peals, Richard Avedon.

I really like this picture, but it also makes me a bit sad. Dovima is my favorite model – mostly because she loved comic books, science fiction and was generally kind of a nerdy oddball. She was one of those people who seemingly had a glorious youth only to have an obscure end (she ended up working as a restaurant hostess). Of course, she might have been quite happy doing that. But still. Surely it must have been a bit difficult to go from capering in a ballgown among the elephants to telling people it was going to be a twenty minute wait. In this picture you can see the moles and crows feet and it’s clear that she’s no longer at the height of her beauty – but the expression on her face is still so priceless that you can see why Avedon would always consider her the greatest aristocratic beauty of her day.
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