Tim Walker has shot the fierce and inspiring Tilda Swinton in a surrealistic fashion adventure for the current issue of W Magazine. Styled by Jacob K, “Stranger Than Paradise” features Spring fashion from Giorgio Armani, Haider Ackermann, Francesco Sognamiglio, and others.
I have seen such beauty as one man has seldom seen,” wrote the English eccentric, poet, and surrealist collector Edward James as he gazed into the heart of Las Pozas, the fantastical jungle paradise he built in Xilitla, Mexico.
Hoping to embrace that liberated realm of the imagination and unconscious so familiar to James, the photographer Tim Walker and the actress Tilda Swinton created a series of phantasmagorias inspired by artists Salvador Dalí, Giorgio de Chirico, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington, and other James muses and collaborators.
In an homage to a photograph Man Ray took of James, Swinton wears a pair of leather typist’s gloves made for her by her friend Olivier Saillard, the director of the Musée Galliera, in Paris. “He printed the letters of the keys of a typewriter on them,” says Swinton, “which is particularly meaningful to me, who refused to take a typing course, in favor of a path to art school.”
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BEYONCÉ KNOWLES is the new face of H&M, and we have the full campaign to share exclusively for the first time. The singer stars in the Swedish retailer’s new high summer advertisements, modelling a series of bikinis and beachwear inspired by her individual style. The singer also gave “personal input on the pieces seen in the campaign”, confirmed a representative for the brand.
The print and billboard images – which see her reclining on beach sun lounger and posing in swimwear by the sea – were shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin in the Bahamas earlier this year. The adverts will introduce the star: “Beyoncé as Mrs Carter in H&M” – tying in with the name of her upcoming world tour.
“I’ve always liked H&M’s focus on fun affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements – fire, water, earth and wind,” said Knowles. “It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island. It felt more like making a video than a commercial.”
The summer campaign features swimwear and beachwear pieces – including a bikini from the H&M for Water collection, which raises money for WaterAid. The print adverts will launch alongside an accompanying television commercial – featuring a new Beyoncé song, Standing On The Sun.
“H&M’s summer campaign starring Beyoncé is an epic fantasy, with glamour, drama and also a sense of paradise,” said Donald Schneider, H&M’s creative director. “It was amazing to watch her on the shoot make it all look effortless – a quality that makes her such an icon for women around the world. The campaign is the essence of Beyoncé, and also the essence of H&M this summer.”
As men, we should know how to do a lot of things: to be the ultimate provider, business man, builder, dresser, creator, lover….the ultimate man. Thus we begin the How To’s segment. A guide for the ultimate man.
There are a lot of how to tie a bow tie tutorials out there in Youtube, I found that this one is the best as it eliminates the person’s hands.
Ardes or as he likes to be called Dez, fashions himself to be diverse in all aspects of life; friends, culture, sports, food, fashion, technology, art.You name it, he’s most likely into it.- “Variety is the spice of life.“Follow me @Ardez
By now, I’m sure that most of you have heard the newest track by Kanye West, “Way Too Cold”. (Changed from the title “Theraflu” after the Theraflu brand didn’t take to kindly to wild child Mr. West using their likeness.) Well this video, directed by @Ash_Innovator, is all kinds of awesome! There is no word indicting that this is the official video, but nonetheless, it is quite enjoyable. Is it possible to see this video and not crack a smile at this adorable little child going hard “rapping” Kanye lyrics (I tried and failed )? It may be semi-inappropriate but it’s all in good fun.
Nice? Photo via The Fashion Bomb
Every season at the beginning of fashion week, Pantone releases its predictions of what 10 shades will be the most popular on the runways. The feeling for spring? Practical colors, particularly nautical-inspired blues, and Pop Art-inspired shades, such as pale lemon and chartreuse green, are going to be big news. Here’s the full spectrum for spring 2013… Taking Tangerine Tango‘s place as the “It” color of the season is Monaco Blue, which the Pantone Color Institutes’’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, touted for its picturesque-meets-practical qualities in an interview with WWD. “There is sort of a stop-the-world-I-want-to-get-off feeling. People want dependably stable colors,” Eiseman said. Which of these spring 2013 hues do you hope to see become a big color trend on the runways this week? Which one would you be most likely to wear?
As mid-term week approaches, college students start to get lazier when it comes to putting on a fresh face before stepping out of the dorm. Wouldn’t it be great to look casual and trendy at the same time without even trying?
Fashion experts have long been debating the easiest way to add a flare of sophistication to a simple outfit. But I have found the secret in a commonplace accessory: glasses.
(courtesy of http://www.seeeyewear.com)
Glasses are your go-to secret weapon. When confronting fashion in college, might at first seem counter intuitive When walking around campus, I only see thick-lensed frames pop up on faces of computer science nerds or on athletes battling pink eye. Most college students have their seventh-grade frames stashed away in their bottom desk drawer for emergency purposes only.
But the fact that the majority of college students opt for contact lenses makes wearing glasses unique. And if you pick out a super cute pair, it can add a new layer of personality to your look that feels just as refreshing as a new makeover.
Whether you’re one to plan your outfits days in advance or you barely manage to roll out of bed in time for class, a perfect pair of glasses can give you a nerdy chic twist that adds an unidentifiable spark to any look.
I discovered my power weapon in a pair of glasses from an eye-wear boutique in Boston a couple of years back. While satisfying my shopping cravings on Newbury St., I stumbled upon SEE Eyewear. Their window display glinting with colorful and retro-style frames lured me into their basement store, where I spent hours trying on various frames before settling on a pair of ruby red specs with tortoise shell lining the sides.
SEE’s carefully crafted frames might edge on the pricier side of your budget, but the quality makes up for the cost. Their stores can be found all across the country and have grown in renown throughout the years. Just this fall, SEE Eyewear was featured in magazines including Marie Claire, Seventeen, People and GQ. As a lover of SEE since the very start, I know that their newly acquired prominence does not go unwarranted.
(courtesy of http://www.seeeyewear.com)
Whether you choose SEE or another local eye-wear boutique, make sure to choose a pair of frames that fits your face shape. Experiment with colors and dare to be bold! Glasses can make a statement that says a lot about your personality, so make sure your pair accurately reflects you.
Your ass would shop online.
As I write this understand, it’s Thanksgiving, I’m a bottle of champagne in and I’m still sipping cider. I have to work tomorrow, on the most sacred shopping day ever, Black Friday. I want you all to understand your need to get a deal is causing me to be to work at 6am tomorrow. I’m expected to clock in and have a smile on my face at 6am. You know what I should be doing tomorrow at 6am? Still drinking or at the very least sobering up.
Working on Black Friday is the biggest bunch of bullshit I’ve ever experienced in my life. Retail workers are dragged away (literally!) from their families and left overs to feed the rabid need of people who don’t really like their family members and need an excuse to leave the house at midnight to go shopping for “deals”. Fuck your deals and your family issues. Don’t drag me away from my Champagne or cider. I love them both. I love leftovers and I love my dog and husband. I don’t want to be away from any of these things consecutively at any given time. Sadly the major mall I work in thinks differently.
I think you should shop online. You read that right; shop online! Don’t drag my ass out of my drunken stupor at 6am because you need a deal on pajama bottoms and poorly made t-shirts. Click a link and add that shit to your shopping cart on Amazon. Let the poor retail workers of America sleep. Bad enough their are 5 shopping weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas! That’s five weeks of holiday music by Justin Beiber on rotation! Imagine the personal hell of Justin rapping over a holiday beat. Go ahead, Google it, I’ll wait. Shopping online eliminates the need to go out into the masses where the chances of catching a cold or flu are higher. You could slip on melted snow entering a mall. You could lose your child or worse your iPhone! Dear god think of your iPhone.
Shop online. You won’t have to deal with a tired cashier or a worn out stock room person or the manager who got bitched out by his wife about the holiday shift he had to work. Because YOU the American Consumer just HAD to get a deal on those pajama bottoms and that poorly made t-shirt. I think if you asked, most retail workers would rather work a long Saturday shift than the Friday shift after Thanksgiving. We’ve had time to re-up and relax. We’ve had a chance to spend time with the family we barely get to see. We get some rest. We just want to rest, like you.
“The Shop Girl” is a 20-something East Coaster just tying to pay the bills and keep her head above water. Her extracurricular activities include: Whiskey, crushing on boys with beards who also like whiskey and all things fashion. (duh.) That photo is totally not her.
Cool confidence is the ultimate final accessory a woman needs to complete any outfit. Welcome the fall season with a crisp new look that flatters the figure and lifts the spirits. Be confident knowing that the clothes and accessories selected re-energize the spirit as cool confidence shines through to welcome this fall season.
Creating the Perfect Fall Wardrobe
Clothes trending this fall include leather pants and skirts, velvet textured pieces and vibrant, art-inspired fabric designs. As always, classic pieces like the little black dress, a cashmere sweater, a neutral colored cardigan, a silk blouse, a classic turtleneck and a great fitting pair of jeans are musts this fall season.
Accessorizing Fabulous Fall Outfits
To complete a fall look, be sure to have these choices in shoes: the classic pair of pumps, knee high boots, slip on walking shoes and a few hip pairs of heels and wedges.
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For a day out enjoying the fall weather that leads into an evening of dining, pair a turtleneck with a cardigan and leggings. Slip on a favorite pair of knee high boots and accessorize. As night approaches, ditch the cardigan and jazz up the jewelry -
add a bold necklace, more bangles and big hoop earrings for a night of fun.
Fall Days Exploring
Getting ready for a day of galleries and hot spot cafes? Opt for a funkier fall outfit. Velvet textured pants with a silk blouse, or a cashmere sweater with great fitting jeans make fantastic fall day choices. Slip on comfortable yet stylish walking shoes for a day of art and coffee, a perfect plan for a crisp fall day.
Fall Evening Events
For those preferring a cozy fall day indoors, but the night out, the little black dress for evening works wonders for flattering the figure and boosting confidence. Add a pair of diamond studs, then slip on a pair of sexy, black classic heels for a head turning combination.
A few fall wardrobe items paired with an energized spirit makes any outfit combination this fall one to flaunt the confident.Anya Sarre is one of Hollywood’s most influential trendsetters. A nationally recognized celebrity stylist, Sarre is known for her impeccable eye and ability to tie any look together with the perfect accessory. Named “Best Television Fashion Stylist” for her appearances on Entertainment Tonight, The Insider and countless other media outlets, Sarre is the go-to fashion expert for Hollywood’s biggest celebrities.
The European pop group Kazaky is not your average “boy band.” With their dance-ready beats and fashion feats in razor-sharp stilettos, the fearless foursome is carving out a niche all their own.
There was a time when Kazaky was just a ukrainian group that only the gays knew about. But my how things have changed. In just a few years, the boys have gone from being a group of unknown dudes in heels to being featured in this month’s upcoming V magazine. Along with being madonna’s eye candy in her ‘Girls Gone Wild’ video, they can now add Nicola Formichetti and famed photographers Inez & Vinoodh to their ever growing list of celebrity followers.
Bravo boys! can’t wait to see guys make middle america choke on your high heels & barely there ensembles
picture via The Fashion Bomb
I’ve always admired Adidas‘ creativity. Especially the one it takes with its Originals Collection. Whether it is the shoe that “give you wings” with its Jeremy Scott collection or a recent collab with Opening Ceremony, I usually pick Adidas first in certain categories. That’s why I was very disheartened when I saw the new JS (Jeremy Scott) Roundhouse shoes featuring orange shackles. Though, I’m sure, Adidas and Jeremy Scott never imagined that their wild and spunky creativity would be taken out of context, indeed it has. The Facebook post garnered 2,823 comments to date with many mixed emotions.
So, what do you think? Are these shoes painful reminders of slavery/prison, or are they simply just pushing the boundaries of fashion and worth the $350 price tag come August?
Also, do you think that African Americans are too sensitive when it comes to issues that can be perceived remotely close to anything racist?