Friday, December 9, 2011

Chanel Paris-Bombay

I've selected my favorite looks from Chanel's Metiers d'art collection, Paris-Bombay. The set for the catwalk show inside Grand Palais was decorated for a Raj with banquet tables, hugh chandeliers (one can hope that the audience saw through them), golden plates, fruits and sweets as far as the eye could see. The models walked in front of a dinner for royalties wearing a lot of silk fabrics but also classical Chanel tweed. The garments surprisingly didn’t scream India (none of the models wore saris) but the accessories really helped with that bit; the models had Teekas on their forehead hanging down from a head accessory, a shawl covering the hair or a turban on the head, jewellery chains hanging from the hair attached to the nose. These were the details which gave some extra Indian magic.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Flaunt Magazine

Me with James Franco's ass under my arm
Last week I met up with two guys who both work for Flaunt magazine. We had some Champagne in their hotel room at Hard Rock Hotel (the photo above is from the lobby) and thumbed through the magazine. I'd never heard of this cool paper before and I don't understand how it could've passed me by. Later I googled Flaunt and rediscovered something, I'd seen their editorials at the Fashion Gone Rogue site a couple of times. One of them really caught my eye with supermodel Stephanie Seymour rockin "only" and lots of Azzedine Alaïa creations. A couple of spreads like that in a paper makes one impressed - to have a model wear solely one designer.
Something else I found out after my research was that they really have the most stunning covers like the two below which are prime examples: Naomi Campbell sitting in front of a wall of bleach packages, a hole in the wall shows us a war zone outside, next to her is a machine gun.. I could comment a lot more about this but I'll leave it at that; the other one with Joaquin Phoenix is memorable and it could well have been Johnny Cash setting fire to his guitar. But not only this, the content of the paper was really intriguing.
This specific number I got from my friends actually had a lot of interviews plus pictures of cast members of Boardwalk Empire (my favorite tv-show right now). Which means photos of too cool for school Paz de la Huerta (my style icon of the month some time ago).

Naomi Campbell

My breakfast and Flaunt magazine (the James Franco ass issue actually has two covers, this is the one on the inside) on the table.

Givenchy Skirt

Karlie Kloss shot by Greg Kadel and styled by Elisabeth Sulcer. The two really outdid themselves this time, just look at all of the photos from this Numero #129 editorial: here. This Givenchy skirt is really cool and exactly what I want to wear tomorrow.

Ashley Smith in a skirt that shows a lot of skin. It's daring and sexy, precisely what Givenchy stands for.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My weekend - LA and a Masquerade

On Friday night we went to see the band Lord Huron play at Mondrian's Skybar, which just so you know has the most amazing view over Los Angeles. Beautiful music filled my ears, their sound are very similar to Fleet Foxes but still with a bit poppier sound. The audience were dancing in front of the pool, I was surprised no one jumped in. After the Mondrian Session we drove a block or two on Sunset Boulevard to find ourselves at Chateau Marmont's bar.
On Saturday we made our way to Ruby Room to attend a fashion show and the theme for the night wasmasquerade (everyone was supposed to wear Venetian masks) . I purchased the first one I could find, nothing special - not like the ones that people wore to Vogue Paris 90th anniversary masquerade ball.


Lord Huron playing at Mondrian

Outside Chateau on Sunset


Monday, December 5, 2011

BLK DNM

Johan Lindeberg left his brand J Lindeberg a few years back, having designed there for 13 years. He said it was a tough decision and it took two years to get used to the idea, adding that “Helmut Lang did it and also Yves Saint Laurent towards the end, left their company which had their name”.
Today he’s focusing all energy and design skills on his new label BLK DNM. He’s moved from Sweden to New York where the label has its store and where Johan is seen frequently out and photographed by Style.com. Purple Magazine editor-in-chief, and friend to Johan, Olivier Zahm is a splendid contact to have in the fashion world. Zahm recently shot the J Lindeberg Biannual Book (see video below.) BLK DNM is having a busy fall, opening a pop-up store in Stockholm and launching a new perfume, Perfume 11 BLK DNM (the perfect Chritsmas gift.)

Today's Craving - Balenciaga Heels

Photo: Stylist Tekla Knaust