Photo: Ludvik Herrera
Model: Emmaline Heckmann
Hair/Makeup: Katie Callais
Wardrobe Styling: Chelsea Richards
Dress: Alexander Wang
Bikini: Agent Provocateur
Sandals: United Nude
Photo Editing: Ryan Ayslworth
Stop motion, collage, black and white, texture, classic tailoring, beautiful, angular models, metallics, and….wait for it…..florals (?!)
Everything I love most in one campaign. Art direction win.
Summer time is party time, and that means you need clutches to go with your cocktail dresses. Here are 50 of my favorites from SS13.
If the collection with its deep plunging necklines and heavily structures snakeskin skirts and sleeves isn’t enough to have you firing all cylinders at once, the double parts in the hair stand out as my favorite styling of the season so far.
I can vividly remember the elation I used to feel as a little girl on rainy days. Those days, recess was cancelled, and I, like a miniature version of the recluse I play today would sit in my seat quietly, reading my little books.
Those days, dressing for school saved me the anxiety of being coated in my mother’s favorite 90′s styles: bright colors, permed hair, blinding patterns, puffy jackets. On the rainy days it was predetermined:I would don my traditional yellow rain slicker and my tall boots. A shiny, tiny silhouette adorned topped with a mass of wet, black hair; my pale face and wide coal eyes not yet acquainted with stinging stains that mascara wonts.
Wanda Nylon invites strong nostalgia with her SS13 Rainwear collection. She gives the audience permission to be plain and perfect: quiet and strange; or big and bold: collared and trimmed, a melding of natural scape and industrial runoff. She appreciates the subtlety and the uniqueness that each puddle holds, the pale translucence of some shallow pools contrasted by heavy opaqueness of those that are deeper, some clear atop tarps and trees, some littered with bits of gravel and rock, and some still coated with oils dropped from passing pollutions. Nylon fearlessly incorporates this chaotic magic into each magnificent piece, as the child I incorporated it into each splashing leap.
3.1 Philip Lim is coming with me back into the 90′s this season. A perfect balance of texture, print, patch, and motion, the fabrics outshine the original grunge era by replacing the heavy textile with light silks, and maybe some chiffon viscose or modal!? (I can’t wait to touch these to find out). The behind the scenes photos of this ready to wear line really take the cake over the runway photos, and I look forward to seeing 3.1PL on the streets this season. My pick from Mr. Lim this year is the black overalls, if you anyone is feeling generous.
As if the collection wasn’t enough to delight the senses of the ladies this spring, I suggest boys and girls alike spend the next 1 minute 15 seconds watching the following video, Trickers, a grand display of 3.1 Philip Lim’s Men’s for Spring/Summer 2013. Extremely well-built “trickers” Jason Mello and the adorable Micah Karns flip around in all of their glistening glory, showcasing every angle of each incredible piece (which has literally no fusion with the women’s line, but totally scratches my sexy ninja man itch, so it’s cool!) Filmed by creative genius Jacob Sutton.
Look beyond the childlike “Oh my Goth” title of Gail Sorronda’s SS13 collection, and like me you will fall in love with the sophistication of her these dark, yet magically blithe designs. Sorronda toes the line between heavy and weightless, drawing upon the nostalgic circus imagery to evoke a feeling of merriment in the SS and F13 “Oh My Goth” lookbook.
Top on my bucketlist of things to do while in Australia in 2014 is to have a physical rendezvous with the pieces. GS is definitely on my list of designers to watch in the coming years.
Lately I’ve been seeing white dudes everywhere rocking Sperry’s. Why is this happening? Is this man’s revenge on women for decided mom jeans were cool? OK, let me break it down, white people: your hipster movement sucks. Out uglying each other is getting us nowhere. Being “hip” means being cool, and being cool means not being ugly, ever. So quit it. If you want to put some prep in your step, do it a little more “I’m in my 20′s” than “I’m in my 50′s” (even if you, my beloved reader, are in your 50′s). These are the Converse Sea Star S II ox. Please buy them and make my hot dude dreams come true (but for the love of christ, buy them in black.) Also, stop wearing dirty shorts. This new dirty short look is making me hate you and NEVER want you undressed in my presence.