Fashionista Week In Review: YSL Rebrands Under Slimane, Kate Upton Takes Over the Internet and the Best of Resort, Part Two
Saint Laurent Paris Does The Timewarp: On Wednesday, we reported that Yves Saint Laurent might be dropping the “Yves” as a means of rebranding the label under the direction of Hedi Slimane, and the very next day the storied fashion house confirmed, sending countless tweeters, bloggers and writers into a tizzy. We, on the other hand, started to think about what would happen if other design houses were to do the same.
Kate Upton’s Busy, Busy Week: The busty blonde graced the cover of GQ (which coincidentally channeled Azealia Banks in her latest music video for “Jumanji”), spoke onscreen about her love of America (and large breasts) and even taught Jimmy Fallon how to Cat Daddy. How’d she do it all? With some seriously genius self-marketing skills.
Asian Beauty Products That Might Just Save Your Skin: Okay, so maybe they won’t save your skin, but they’re certainly bizarre and intriguing enough to warrant a test-run. From charcoal shampoo to a chin contour mask to collagen-boosting marshmallows, we’re curious to see what will be first to hit the shelves of Sephora first (or, alternatively, be banned by the FDA).
“At first I thought that I was going to do something really sexy and really strong, and then as my ideas started developing I realised that wasn’t the right direction.” — Mario Sorrenti.
It’s not often enough that we get insight into the process of development that is the very basis of the fashion industry. It’s even rarer to also hear of its abandoned ideas. And yet that’s precisely what you’ll get from from the ‘making of’ the 2012 Pirelli calendar documentary.
Spanning 21 minutes, the documentary takes you behind the scenes on the photo shoots for all of the calendar’s key looks.
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It started out with a hint of the extreme, with overtones of an attitude that said “I play a six string” and the Devil may care. But like so many things, the return of the quiff to popularity has eventually seen it evolve into something more refined. Scrap that. Refined is totally the wrong word. The style of quiff may have changed but this is still an attitude-infused hairstyle, it just happens to be a very different attitude. One where the six string doesn’t matter, the Devil doesn’t get a show in, and the look sits somewhere between the moody and the broody. Think James Dean and a desire to get laid and you’re on the right track.
So in 2012 the quiff deviates from something solely early-rock to include a variation that is a whole lot less Gene Vincent and a whole lot more Elvis. Yes, Elvis was probably of your parents’ generation, but a combination of hair and hip thrusting made him stand out and, as it stands as a 2012 men’s hairstyle, that’s precisely what the quiff is about: standing out with the hope of hip thrusting.
After the break we’ll take you through the two interpretations of 2012′s quiff, giving plenty of pictures, how tos and hints for the fashioniser who wants to make this hairstyle his own. You can read on for that – but if you’d like to keep up to date with our forthcoming 2012 trend guides, be sure to subscribe to Fashionising.com’s newsletter or RSS feed.
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The bustling energy from fashion weeks around the world has affected each one of us. Be it a wardrobe cleanse or a shopping expedition, everyone is inspired. But it’s not just about what we’re seeing on the runway.
The real magic happens away from both the catwalk and the harsh lights of the press pit, and is certainly one of the key assets in making the clothes (and models) look magnificent. Yes indeed, we’re bantering about backstage beauty.
The spring 2012 runway shows saw an avalanche of looks inspired from various eras, historic muses and street style looks. But adhering to Fashionising.com’s motto, we’ve filtered out the best of the trends for 2012 so you don’t have to go to the trouble of hunting through the hundred-gazillion styles.
Our full beauty bible feature is about to arrive, so to kick things off and to help us narrow the guide down, we sat down with Australia’s self-monikered ‘king of the runway’, Napoleon Perdis during his trip back to his hometown, Sydney.
When a new camera comes on the market, we’re all lights, camera, ACTION!
Be it the most recent SLR, the newest iPhone App or a new way of shooting Lomo, we’re undoubtedly all on board. From candid catwalk snaps to luxurious editorials, photography fuels fashion.
Now that the novelties of Hipstamatic and Instragram are wearing off, and the vintage vinette of the Diana camera is acquiring (ironically) old, the business is on the search for some thing new.
Take into account it located, in the form of the Lytro cam. A techno-revolution, this year’s debut breaks the mould of conventional photography with a no focus, light-field concept.
Written by Daniel P Dykes
Since the sudden departure of Carine Roitfeld from Vogue Paris, the title has become one thing of a magnet for criticism. Some has been topical, the title’s direction towards the too easy has oft been pondered, although other criticism has surely seemed more significant: take the two accusations of copying and stagnation for instance. Be it backwards or forwards, with Europe’s high-summer break over it is time for Vogue Paris to take an additional step along the path to change both its own and fashion’s. Following all, fall 2011′s fashions are on the horizon and the magazine itself requirements to claw back its lustre.
So it is that the title turns to Lara Stone for its August 2011 cover, the supermodel photographed searching off into the distance. And it is a pose that is somewhat allegorical given that we as readers will be seeking to the title to not just help show us the via the coming fashion season, but also to see precisely what Vogue Paris’ future holds.
You can see the full cover soon after the break.