25 June 2010
23 June 2010
Tattoos are now more popular then ever. Many celebrities have one or more tattoos, including actors, actresses, pop stars and sports stars. Even models are joining the trend. Many go for small discrete tattoos, but some are more daring, with large designs on prominent parts of the body. But many modelling agencies try to dissuade their stars from markings. So, are tattoos on models totally inappropriate? Kate Moss has got several small tattoos but I have never really noticed them in her fashionshoots or ad campaigns. Then again, would the shoot or ad campaign be less beautiful if we did see her tattoos? I don't think so. Photographer and blogger Tommy Ton from Jak & Jil was shooting streetstyle photos during the Men's Fashion Week for GQ in Milan last week and it was striking how many 'streetstyle tattoos' he captured..and, yes, I do like these photos!
17 June 2010
Well, let's talk about Rika or even better Ulrika Lundgren. She is a stylist-turned-designer, born in Sweden and she started her label Rika back in 2005. Her style is a bit rock'n'roll mixed with romantic vintage and a little bit of the clean Scandinavian aesthetic. She chose her favorite symbol, a star, to be her trademark. French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld is a big fan of the bags and Rika also has been seen on style icons such as Helena Christensen, Alexa Chung, Chloe Sevigny and Kate Moss, to name a few. The label is currently sold in more than 50 of the best stores all over the world. Ulrika still lives and works in Amsterdam with her husband and two sons. And oh yes, I bought this T-Shirt.....;-)
13 June 2010
This week Stella McCartney showed her resort 2011 collection in New York in a very relaxed ambiance. She had a rooftop party were guests were sipping at margaritas and eating organic ice cream while the models were posing and walking by. It was a colorful collection of mini cocktail looks and crisp tailored jackets (this season in salmon, azure and white) for which Stella is known. There were beautiful botanical prints and the lace she used looked very fresh in all the several other fabrics. Check out these amazing photos by Hanneli Mustaparta. I love Stella's very relaxed look in the black and white photo!
12 June 2010
7 June 2010
Our Lara Stone has signed an exclusive deal with Calvin Klein for three of their brands' ad campaigns. Lara will appear in advertisements for Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans this coming fall. 'She was the perfect choice for the new campaign because she is a woman who stands for conficendence and sensuality' said creative director Francisco Costa. It is the first time in years that the fashion name is using the same beauty to front all three lines!