Saturday, December 17, 2011

Smashbox Studios Party

Last weekend I attended the FACE/OFF competition and party at the famous Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood. It's a big and fresh warehouse they've transformed into an enormous photo studio (almost like a hangar) where many of the covers and editorials you see in fashion magazines and other leading lifestyle papers are shot.
When I first walked into the building from a side entrance I walked through a gallery where all of the nominated photos in the competion were hanging. There are four categories: fashion, advertising, celebrity and editorial. I told my crew I thought the striking photo of a woman floating in a pool with a huge red fabric underneath her was my favorite and a possible first place candidate (later I heard the news that it had won).

Winner: "Watercolors" by Joshua Kogan

Friday, December 16, 2011

This Month's Style Icon - Josephine de la Baume

Josephine de la Baume doesn't only have a name which sound exotic, she's also a former Agent Provocateur model and as you can tell by "de la..." she's French. Recently she married Mark Ronson, a British DJ. The first photos I saw from the wedding where when checking Purple Diary (Zahm a friend to the couple.) Later I saw photos in Vogue (US) that showed the beauty of Josephine's wedding dress designed by Zac Posen. If you have such hot haircolor and dresses like in these photos you're well deserving to be one of this year's Style Icons. Remember, December is one of the most important months for me because it's the time when one reflects over the fashion year that has been. This girl really made her mark this year and it ended very well for her with a beautiful wedding (cover story in the magazine Jaoluse) and one of the best dressed at the British Fashion Awards.
Mark Ronson and Josephine de la Baume at their wedding day

November's Icon: Julia Sarr Jamois
October's Icon: Caroline Sieber
September's Icon: Abbey-Lee Kershaw
August's Icon: Paz de la Huerta
July's Icon: Lou Doillon
June's Icon: Shalom Harlow
May's Icon: Patti Smith
April's Icon: Rosie Huntington Whitley
March's Icon: Keira Knightley

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Back Home in Sweden

How better to celebrate the arrival back home (Stockholm) than with some beautiful photos taken by Sølve Sundsbø. He might not be from Sweden but he's still Nordic and his exhibition "Pictures from Savage Beauty" is showing here in town at Gun Gallery and ends in two days (18 December). I'll have to see it this weekend, looking forward to it very much. These pictures are from Vogue China (December), Carra Delevingne looks like an angel wearing only white throughout the editorial. I fell for the Louis Vuitton dress (above) and subsequently the Givenchy piece (below).

Sunday, December 11, 2011