Are we to recontextualize the somber, romantic clothes? Are all models kinds of prostitutes? WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? More
Topic: Saskia de Brauw
David Bowie has a new music video. Normally we wouldn’t be posting about this–despite David Bowie’s long and storied history of being one of the most stylish humans of all time–but apparently he decided to make this one extra special for us and smother the whole thing with Fashion. More
Last week, we met Casey Legler, a striking female artist working as a male model (she’s even on the men’s board at Ford). We were so very excited to encounter a female trailblazer of this sort, after a few seasons dominated by Andrej Pejic. Apparently, though, we spoke too soon, because right out of the gate this week comes the brand new Spring 2013 Saint Laurent Paris menswear campaign, starring one of our favorite models, Saskia de Brauw… who happens to be a very beautiful woman. More
Okay, we promise this is our last 2011 round-up (it is, after all, 2012). We’ve already sifted through the best red carpet looks of last year, its most controversial advertisements, the best and worst dressed and the most annoying… now we must celebrate all of its best fashion models. This year saw Karlie Kloss shoot for the title of supermodel, Crystal Renn land her first (and much-deserved) Vogue cover, the startling debut of Saskia de Brauw, the rise of Arizona Muse, the continuing reign of Freja Beha Erichsen and the all-out domination of Andrej Pejic. Check out these and more of the year’s top models, then tell us your favorite. More
Karl Lagerfeld doesn’t sleep: between his many designing duties (Chanel, Fendi, Lagerfeld) and collaborations (Macy’s Impulse), the man’s also a full-time fashion photographer, makes everything from wine labels to perfumes and has to devote an hour or two a day to hating ugly children. Still, he managed to fire off another collection: this time for online shopping powerhouse Net-A-Porter.
The first images from the 2012 Pirelli calendar are here, and they’re so naked I couldn’t even make a slideshow out of them because it would’ve put, like, twenty nipples on our homepage. Let’s take a look! (And/or bookmark it for when you’re not at work.) More
Marc Jacobs to the movies? -Styleite
Do good $10 jeans really exist? -Refinery29
Michelle Obama opts for Tracy Reese. -Poshglam
Classic coats for plus-size women. -The Frisky
The top 10 free fashion-centric iPhone apps. -The High Low
An extremely disturbing Smurfette makeup how-to. -StyleList
Some warm Fall coats on a budget. -College Candy
Take Halloween costumes to the bedroom? – YourTango
Fall-appropriate fragrances. Betty Confidential
…And beauty. -Birchbox
So, here’s a weird one: we were so distracted by the spectacular runway set and the exceptionally lovely clothes that we didn’t notice a bizarre little detail at Chanel… Subtly affixed to the otherwise pristine faces on the runway were little pearls, below lips and on noses, along the ears and at the eyebrow. Like piercings. Or moles…? More
Not really. But Florence Welch was there. And she performed a song while standing on a clam shell! Like the Birth of Venus, only with expensive shoes and some shit. More
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Love magazine is making quite a splash with its August issue: rolling out a bunch of different covers, featuring established top models (Lara, Mariacarla), up-and-comers (Daphne G), and young Hollywood muses (Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning). The covers are all striking and moody (each star is crying, after all) but none of them so much as approach the darkness of Mert & Marcus’ editorial within, What Lies Beneath. Starring a cadre of major models–Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Saksia de Brauw, Kristen McMenamy, Guinevere van Seenus–and alludes to sex, death, myth (Leda & the Swan!), and a nightmarish mix of all three. Also, it’s full of nudity, so be warned. More
This is the first shot of Versace’s Fall 2011 campaign and it appears the house is experiencing a seachange. More
But would we welcome a portrait of, say, Tory Burch with an open wound in the pages of Marie Claire? More
A little while back, I had a minor freakout when Carine Roitfeld cast a then-(mostly) unknown Dutch model named Saskia de Brauw to be the face of her final cover at Vogue Paris. I freaked out mostly because Saskia is 1) awesome looking and 2) 29, which is (unfortunately) straight up old for a model to breakthrough. It’s a striking, strange, slightly unnerving cover (the polar opposite of Emmanuelle Alt’s inaugural cover featuring Gisele Bundchen) and here’s the accompanying editorial, which also features whitehot new-ish comer Daphne Groeneveld, who was, alas, at the more common age of 15 when she appeared on the cover of her first French Vogue. The shoot–lensed by Mert & Marcus, styled by Carine–has a seedy, off-putting, voyeuristic feel to it, as if the images were nothing more than stills from security camera footage. What do you think? Was this a strong way to go out? (Also, it’s Vogue Paris, so there’s some nip. If your workplace is not down with mostly-unsexy Fashion Nudity, you may want want to stop at slide 12). More
Let’s all just take a moment to say, “Damn, girl.” More