Quote of the Day

“The best view comes after the hardest climb” – unknown

Photos by Ming Nomchong ||Styling by Alice Roberts

Photos by Ming Nomchong ||Styling by Alice Roberts

Upgraded Tuesdays || Parris Goebel

Parris upgrades any day – damn’t she’s otherworldly! This video is from 2012, and the precision and musicality blows my mind! By the way it’s real time not sped up. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you reach 2:30 time in the video. Enjoy ;) xx
P.S Let’s not even touch the styling in this video. Too on point for words.

Louis Vuitton || The Spirit of Travel

“To Travel is to Live”

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“A journey to the extremes of elegance” – Carine Roitfeld

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“The journey is the destination: getting there is not as important as the experience of going.” – The Spirit of Travel from Louis Vuitton

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Shot in South Africa by Peter Lindbergh, styled by Carine Roitfeld, and starring models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell.

LOUIS VUITTON SPIRIT OF TRAVEL CAMPAIGN

Big City Shell || Styling Project

A little insight: Last year I attended Blanche Macdonald Centre for Fashion Merchandising and one of my favorite classes was Styling, taught by the notable Tyler Udall. (Google him, he’s done your fashion dream job and more…) Below is half of my final project for the class. We were asked to style two looks and come up with the complete creative for both. We were also in charge of finding hair & make-up gurus, the perfect model, the clothes/accessories and anything else we could muster up on a student budget to help jazz up the photo.  Here is what I came up with for my second look (and my favorite of the two). Share if you like.

BIG CITY SHELL: Shoot Concept
I am really inspired about how people become so closed off and shield themselves from others in their daily lives. There is a complete loss of connection with reality and a loss of spirit. Everyone is so consumed with their phones, celebrity gossip and time. People (myself included) who live in big cities, subconsciously create barriers from others and are careful to trust anyone, even themselves. This thought along with adoring the harnessing Rag & Bone did for Spring 2011 really fabricated my shoot idea.

To demonstrate my concept, I wanted to showcase the innocence and kindness we all carry within by having the model in delicate fabrics and create metal or leather harnessing as an overlay.

To add to the shell concept, copious amounts of jewelry was used as well as rings on every finger to create make-shift brass knuckles. Unfortunately, after cruising through multiple naughty shops down Davie Street, there was not one harness I would be able to return.  (Not surprised, considering where I was looking.) With so little time left, I still could not fathom the idea of buying a non-refundable $200 leather and metal harness from an X-rated shop for a school project…Luckily hours later,  I found four belts at H&M to use as a harness instead. I used one to wrap around her neck, one around her waist and the last two made an X across her chest. I borrowed silver jewellery from various friend’s closets and used silver because it would contrast well with the brass harnessing. I was unable to use metal pieces in her hair like I originally planned, but instead used a black scarf to intertwine in her bun.  I found this mesh lace dress from American Apparel and thought it added the necessary vulnerability for the “under-shell” and besides, who doesn’t like a little black bra under white? Voila!

Dress: American Apparel || Harness: H&M || Jewelry & Shoes: Stylist’s own

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Photographer: Andrew Volk

Stylist: Kate Wotherspoon

Hair: Jeanna Brayford
Make-up: Jeffery Ho & Joyce Yeh
Model: Tia Haraga
Teacher: Tyler Udall

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Interview Magazine || Keira Knightly + Karl Templer + Mert & Marcus = Perfection

I’ve never had the urge to smoke… until now.  Mert & Marcus could persuade you to do anything with their captivating photography.  Am I right or am I right?!

Karl Temple’s styling in this editorial just throws me over the edge. You can just tell by this photo how soft the leather is on that jacket, just look at it!  Don’t forget to give notice to the fabulous pleated pants either.  I am loving the way he has her wearing the motorcycle jacket. It’s so sexy and interesting,  it should be called “intersexting”!  Okay, maybe not…but I may try this at home and then head out for a cocktail.

Again, some Karl Temple fancy stylework!  He simply drapes the jacket over her shoulders instantly giving the photo a subtle desperation and edge. I am thinking he should just style me and I’ll chop my hair off, darken it, somehow get some amazing cheekbones and be Keira for a second…Amazed.

Enough said.

Check out the article and interview by David Cronenberg here!

www.interviewmagazine.com

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