Friday, January 25, 2013

The Taming of the Shrew

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes,  John Galliano is back with a studio gig with
Oscar de la Renta. The deal, which lasts for three weeks, was originally brokered by the most powerful woman in fashion, Anna Wintour.

Oscar explains, 'John and I have known each other for many years and I am a great admirer of his talent...he has worked long and hard on his recovery and I am happy to give him the opportunity to re-immerse himself in the world of fashion and re-acclimate in an environment where he has been so creative. Everyone in life deserves a second chance, especially someone as talented as John. I think life is about forgiving and helping people...I think John is doing all the right things.' 

It's been a couple of years since that fateful evening when John Galliano was caught on film telling a Jewish couple that Hitler was his baby daddy. The fashion world was shocked and he was consequently banished from the House of Dior. Disgraced, he locked himself in a dark cupboard with nothing but his thoughts, his moustache and a truckload of Absinthe for company. Knowing full well that alcohol- the very thing that got him into trouble in the first place- was the last thing he needed, John drank himself silly and was said to have had  lengthy soul-searching conversations between Monsieur Dior and the green fairy.
Ok, I made up the bit about the dark cupboard. What, it's Friday night and I'm staying in. I need to entertain myself somehow! Sheesh.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Master Storyteller

Self portrait, Eglingham Hall, Northumberland UK, 2008

There are no words to describe renowned British photographer, Tim Walker's work. His sets are legendary as they are extravagant and his photographs suck you in on a fantastical fairytale journey. Walker prefers to shoot on location and insists on capturing all of his images on film. Both imaginative and creative, he has definitely brought fashion photography to a whole new level. 

 'All of my photos are linked to the things that made me dream as a kid.'

Lily Cole on Old Vogue Cover, 2004                      Coco Rocha and Giant Glove, 2006

Lily Cole and Giant Camera, 2005
Italian Vogue

 Lily Cole and Spiral Staircase
Whadwhan, Gujarat, India, 2005

 Karen Elson, Alex Gilbert and Dolly, London, UK 2008
British Vogue

Malgosia Bela and her soldiers,
Glemham Hall, Suffolk, UK, 2009
Italian Vogue

Lily Donaldson & Jonas Kesseler with Spitfire,
Glemham Hall, Suffolk, UK, 2009
British Vogue

 Karlie Kloss and Broken Humpty Dumpty, East Sussex 2010

Lily Cole 'Earthquake Damage',
Whadwhan Palace, Gujarat, India, 2005

Malgosia Bela and Tim Burton, 'Tim Burton’s Tricks & Treats', October 2009
Harper’s Bazaar

Kristen McMenamy, Dame of Thrones, August 2012
W Magazine

Kristen McMenamy, Dame of Thrones, August 2012
W Magazine

Kristen McMenamy, Dame of Thrones, August 2012
W Magazine

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

'There's very little that goes on in Dallas that I don't know about...'

Hey y'all!
Karl Lagerfeld has just announced that the next Métiers d'Art show will be held in.....
Dallas, Texas. 
Yes, you read that right.
The Lone Star State.
The home of JR Ewing.

I want to see Sue Ellen walking
down the catwalk wearing streaky mascara with an extra large drink in her hand, shouting 'I'm going to drink myself into oblivion!!!!'

Can't wait to see what the Kaiser comes up with this time. I expect to see a lot of pearl-studded Stetsons and green eye shadow.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ave Maria

Riccardo Tisci's muse and best friend, Mariacarla Boscono poses for Givenchy's Spring Summer 2013 ad campaign with her baby, Marialucas in her arms. The striking photo is styled by Carine Roitfeld and shot entirely in black and white by digital manipulators, 
Mert & Marcus.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Gucci Goes Gaga Over Manga

When was the last time you touched a comic book? Even better, when was the last time you touched a Manga comic book whilst touching yourself? Come on now, don't be shy...
Well, perving will be at an all-time high once the window installations that Gucci Creative Director, Frida Gianini have commissioned from famous Japanese manga artist, Hirohiko Araki, are unveiled worldwide. 
Apparently, the manga female character is called Jolyne Cujoh. She inherits a Gucci keepsake from her mum. This then propels her to go on a journey to unveil the mystery behind the keepsake blah blah blah...
Can you tell that I'm not a fan of Manga? Or Gucci for that matter? Whatever, it's my blog and I can rant if I want to.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Fei Fei Sun, the first Asian model to grace the cover of Vogue Italia, shot by none other than Steven Meisel.