Monday, April 15, 2013

Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's trailer!

Bergdorf Goodman is the epitome of luxury, located on one of the busiest blocks in New York City and most iconic corners of any city in the world. When I was a young girl the first thing I would make my mom do each visit to New York was take me over to Bergdorf’s to see what the fantastical window displays had in store. Like the always-ornate windows sprawling the 5th Avenue storefront, Bergdorf’s is more than just about fashion. From a shopper’s perspective, no other retailer in New York, let alone the world, provides the same experience as one gets at Bergdorf Goodman. As a retailer, BG transports shoppers to a fashion wonderland that doesn’t feel like a store; take the homey-vibe of the second floor shoe salon or the BG restaurant on 7 that seems like a mere extension of your own dining room. Luckily, the retail powerhouse is now moving from its trademark location of the past 111 years and onto the big screen.
Iris Apfel in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
Karl Lagerfeld in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
Filmmaker Matthew Miele has been working on the documentary – appropriately entitled, Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s – for over two years. Over the course of several months Miele interviewed everyone from fashion legends such as Iris Apfel to actors, socialites and countless of Bergdorf’s top vendors – from established, international fashion gods like Karl Lagerfeld and Giorgio Armani to members of New York’s new guard such as Thakoon, the Proenza boys and the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I saw a rough cut of the film in September but after six additional months of editing the completed piece is finally coming to New York theatres on May 3rd.
Thakoon in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler in Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s
My favorite storyline of the film has to be the piece centered around one of Bergdorf’s unstoppable forces who is fairly unknown by the public – senior director of visual presentation, David Hoey. Matthew was lucky enough to get full access to Hoey and his creative team as they spent months designing and prepping the install of Bergdorf’s 2011 Holiday Windows – dubbed Carnival of Animals. There is nothing like the day right around Thanksgiving when the purple curtains come down and the windows are revealed. Crowds of people gather all day in the freezing cold to get a glimpse of each window’s opulence. The excitement transports me back to my childhood when I would make visits to store and not even go inside. There is no doubt a similarly enthusiastic crowed will be gathered around theatres come the film’s release in less than one month!
Bergdorf Goodman 2011 Holiday Windows
Bergdorf Goodman 2011 Holiday Windows

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First Look: MAC Archie’s Girls Makeup Collections

MAC’s next big makeup collaboration has the 12-year-old girl in me very excited.
It’s ARCHIE COMICS, you guys. Betty! Veronica! All recreated a lá MAC.
I always thought I was a Betty at heart — the quiet girl-next-door with a sweet disposition — but the Veronica line of makeup? Full of vampy reds and moody purples? Dang, I might be swayed toward the dark (haired) side.
Take a sneak peek at the Betty and Veronica “Archie’s Girls” collections:
Sugar-sweet peach and bubblegum pink personifies the cheerful, innocent Betty.
The Veronica line — deep red, purple, navy, etc. — is as bold and daring as the dark-haired heartbreaker herself.
The entire “Archie’s Girls” MAC Collection is available online January 30, and in stores February 7…just in time for Valentine’s Day.
So which are you? A Betty or a Veronica?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

MAC Grey Friday Collection

MAC Grey Friday Collection for Winter 2012

Celebrate the busiest shopping day of the year with MAC Grey Friday, a colour-coordinated Lipstick and Lacquer duo in dark, sultry shades. Featuring MAC Grey Friday Lipstick ($15 USD), a black-grey with silver shimmer, and MAC Grey Friday Nail Lacquer ($16 USD), with silver suede pearl.
Available November 23, 2012 only at MAC Times Square Store in NYC

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DIOR Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012

Sneak Peek at the Dior Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012!
It doesn’t get any more glam than Dior! Here's the  limited-edition Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012, available at Dior counters now!
Enjoy these sneak peeks
Sneak Peek at the Dior Grand Bal Collection for Holiday 2012!

Victoria Beckham in Elle France

Victoria Beckham chats to and is shot exclusively by Karl Lagerfeld, in signature black and white set, at the house of Chanel on the iconic mirrored stairs and lounges on sofas. Dressed in top labels alongside Chanel, such as Lanvin, Alexander McQueen & Giorgio Armani for Elle France.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Acne Paper

Photographer Roe Ethridge teams up with Missouri-born model Karlie Kloss to merge the charm of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the attitude of Working Girl in this Acne Paper preview. Shooting in vintage black and white, Ethridge channels modernist greats such as Cecil Beaton and Helmut Newton to put a contemporary, downtown spin on couture and cocktails.

Vogue November Magazine Covers

  1. Vogue Brazil - Constance Jablonski by Henrique Gendre
  2. Vogue Netherlands - Anna de Rijk
  3. Vogue Mexico - Aline Weber
  4. Vogue Turkey - The Art Issue by Taner Ceylan


The Animal Issue; featuring Anna Selezneva, Constance Jablonski, Crystal Renn, Daphne Groeneveld, Edita Vilkeviciute, Ginta Lapina, Jac Jagaciak, Liu Wen, Sigrid Agren, Toni Garrn & a Dog. All Photographed byTxema Yeste.

DIOR Magazine

Double trouble Julia Frauche & Caroline Brasch Nielsen wear cinch-waisted RTW autumn/winter 2012-13 collection by Dior. 'Parisiennes' is shot for the first issue of Dior Magazine, the duo sport luxe wavy locks, neutral makeup and whom play-up to the camera and are candidly shot around Paris by photography duo Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer.

Harper's BAZAAR SPAIN November 2012

Benjamin Kanarek had the privilege to photograph Skyfall's Bond woman Bérénice Marlohe for the cover and fashion editorial for the Spanish version of Harper’s Bazaar. Dressed in glamourous, sophisticated attire form the likes of Prada, Chanel, Dior in a mysterious atmosphere, in the exceptional location of the Hotel De Crillon, in Paris. Video Direction by Frédérique Renaut, Styling by Sohei Yoshida, Make-Up by Angélik Iffennecker at Marie-France Thavonekham, Hair by Patrice Delaroche at Labelagence.

ELLE November Covers

  1. Elle Netherlands - Ping Hue Cheung, Nadia Giramata & Charon Cooijmans by Duy Quoc Vo
  2. Elle Denmark - Esther Heesch

On the Newsstand...

  1. Flair - Laetitia Casta by Sean and Seng
  2. Jalouse - Kate Moss by Sonia Sieff
  3. WSJ Magazine - Kasia Struss
  4. Amica - Bianca Balti

On the Newsstand...

Alexander McQueen Resort 2013 cover Vogue Australia

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MAC Holiday 2012 Collections Overview

MAC is notorious for releasing many collections of all sizes around the holidays- it can be a little overwhelming! So here it is in one mega Mac holiday post!
Each year MAC seems to put out similar collections- the sets of mini lip glosses, the travel brush sets, the luxury set and the charitable sets as well. I’ve noted a few collections below that might help you find what you’re looking for!
Several of these collections launch Online on October 23, 2012 and are available in store on October 25, 2012 (North America) and November 2012 (Internationally).

MAC Glamour Daze Collection for Holiday 2012MAC Fabulousness 5 Smoky Eyes ($39.50 USD / $47.50 CAD)MAC Fabulousness 5 Neutral Eyes ($39.50 USD / $47.50 CAD)MAC Fabulousness 5 Warm Eyes ($39.50 USD / $47.50 CAD)

MAC Holiday 2012 Collections

  • Guilty Passions (The mini sets of lipglosses and crushed pigments)
  • Fabulousness (The eyeshadow palettes)
  • All For Glamour (Fabulousness) (The eye, cheek & lip palettes)
  • Primped Out (Fabulousness) (The travel brush kit sets)
  • Making Pretty (The luxury collection)
  • Glamour Daze
  • Hang Up The Glamour
  • Divine Desire / Sinfully Chic
  • Viva Glam It Up (The Viva Glam set for MAC AIDS Fund)
  • Kids Helping Kids (The greeting & gift cards for MAC AIDS Fund)

The Age Of Iris

91-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel stars on the cover of the art issue for Dazed & Confused. Shot by Jeff Bark at Apfel's home in Manhattan and styled by Robbie Spencer in Rei Kawakubo’s 2D Comme des Garcons collection, a perfect snap of her zen-meets-baroque style, and of this unique woman.

Bazaar November Covers

  1. Harper's Bazaar Australia - Emily Blunt By Jason Bell (Subscriber's Cover)
  2. Harper's Bazaar Australia - Emily Blunt by Jason Bell (Newsstand Cover)
  3. Harper's Bazaar UK - Salma Hayek by Paola Kudacki
  4. Harper's Bazaar US - Nicole Kidman by Terry Richardson

Ad Campaign: Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 12.13

A story of pure seduction and mystery unravels within Berlin's gilded Russian embassy. The two different souls of a sensual and refined woman and a rigorous and cosmopolitan man cross paths. A role-play between Kate Moss's unmistakable femininity, Karmen Pedaru's reserved beauty andSean O'Pry's striking appeal unfolds amidst a geometrical play of mirrors and fabrics that recreates the environ of a fairy tale palace, photographed by Mikael Jansson - Salvatore Ferragamo

VOGUE November Covers

  1. Teen Vogue - Demi Lovato by Jason Kibbler
  2. Vogue Germany - Saskia de Brauw by Daniel Jackson
  3. Vogue Korea - Carolyn Murphy by Cass Bird
  4. Vogue Spain - Penelope Cruz by Tom Munro

ELLE November Covers

  1. Elle Poland - Karolina Waz, Emilia Nawarecka, Maja Salamon
  2. Elle France 19th October - Victoria Beckham by Karl Lagerfeld
  3. Elle Italy - Charlotte di Calypso
  4. Elle Spain - Amber Valletta by Matt Jones

Heavenly Creatures

Vogue Australia shoots 'Heavenly Creatures' dancers; Amber Scott, Amy Harris, Christopher Rodgers-Wilson, Sarah Thompson, Adam Bull, Halaina Hills, Jake Mangakahia Ty King-Wall are away from the bright lights and adoring crowd, the raw beauty and power of the Australian Ballet shines on the beachfront as the sun rises, photographed by Will Davidson.

Lady Dior Web Documentary Episode 3: Metamorphose

Friday, October 12, 2012

Louis Vuitton Presents Stephen Sprouse Leopard Collection

Fashion designer and artist Stephen Sprouse was known for his pioneering approch on the 1980’s mix of ‘uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown punk and pop sensibility’. Directed by Anita Fontaine, Louis Vuitton now pays tribute to the artist and his avant-garde vision and released a video feauturing the Sprouse typical Leopard prints on LV canvas and dresses, after the luxury brand already honored the designer with a collection including flowers and neon Louis Viotton monograms in 2006. Watch the video here first.

Vintage Vendredi: George Michael 'Freedom'

Supermodels (including Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista,Christy Turlington, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and male models John Pearson, Scott Benoit, Mario Sorrenti, Peter Formby and Todo Segalla) 

Vintage Vendredi: Calvin Klein F/W '93

Vintage Vendredi: John Galliano '98

Vintage Vendredi: Givenchy Haute Couture F/W '99