Thursday, 2 August 2012

Louis Vuitton x Mos Def

Louis Vuitton’s new campaign stars Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, reciting some of Muhammad Ali’s speeches, as a tribute to ‘The Greatest’. Created by Ogilvy Paris and directed by Stuart McIntyre of Steam Films, the vides see Bey moving inside a dark, sinister, boxing ring recounting two poetic speeches made by the boxing legend while graphics from Niels Show Meulman elaborate on the words.  The campaign comprises a dedicated website containing recordings of Ali’s notorious speeches, and photos. Two more films are set to follow in Autumn, “Float” and “Life”.

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

SHOWstudio: Fashion Fetish - Lily Donaldson

SHOWstudio have launched a novel project under the alluring name of Fashion Fetish, which has been created exclusively by women in fashion. The ongoing project has featured performances from the likes of Liberty Ross, Daphne Guiness and Dash  Zhukova.

Monday, 30 July 2012

Wishlist: Louis Vuitton Waffle Maker

Don't really have to say much about this. Designed by  LA-based artist Andrew Lewicki, who has previously designed Oreo Cookie shaped manhole covers. If you can't afford to have a Louis on your arm, I guess second best is in your stomach?

Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 Lookbook

Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer and creative director of Louis Vuitton, has provided a preliminary glimpse at his Spring/Summer 2013 collection as part of Milan Fashion Week. The collection harmonises a nostalgic memory of Bugsy Malone, inspiration drawn from the F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night, and an echo of the French Riviera. Expect to see a line boasting carefully tailored suits, piercing pinstripe, 
trilbies (which I’m usually completely hostile towards), belted trench coats and a sprinkling of all-over colourful, summer appropriate prints to accompany your lychee mojito on the beach. Plus, it's always pleasant to see Cole Mohr in a tux. 

Just some of the collection:

Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott Collection Lookbook

Following the success and reputation of Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott's first collection together, their second collaboration did not disappoint in terms of stuffed animals and epileptic levels of flashing colours. They also enlisted the help of director Nabil Elderkin, who has worked along side so many massive names, including Frank Ocean, Bon Iver and Kanye West. Elderkin created a video lookbook for the collection featuring pink-haired model Charlotte Free.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Pastel Leopard-print Nail Art Tutorial

I've seen this design done by loads of nail artists recently, so I thought I'd give it a feeble attempt. This is my first try, but I will be doing it again as its so versatile you can do it with pretty much any two nail varnishes.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Anna Dello Russo to design for H&M.

H&M announced this morning that Italian style legend Anna Dello Russo, creative consultant at Vogue Japan, would be joining their team as their new accessories designer. She's known for her outlandish style, and has been seen donning a certain "egg" fascinator at last year's Met Ball. Anna, or ADR as she's also known, said about the range: "As a stylist I know accessorization is essential: it is the personal touch to any outfit. With these pieces everybody can have fun, turning an ordinary day into a fantastic fashion day."