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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello are an Argentinian duo (once a married couple) who create sharp, quirky and sexy fashion stories for many magazines. Numero in particular. They explore many different themes and ideas of female sexuality in their work, managing to explore fetishes and fantasies that are provocative without ever being crass.
Working as a team is always complicated- sometimes one will style and have the ideas whilst the other concentrates more on the technical side. Sofia and Mauro prefer to take it in turns to shoot, Mauro starting and shooting for 2-3 minutes, then stepping back whilst Sofia starts working with her camera. Later, they’ll edit the images together.
‘C’est la miniature que Tanaka Tomo a fait’
There are so many miniaturists in the world (we have no idea how they do it!) but we liked ‘Nunu’ the best. Her work is so innocent and adorable. The little candy suitcases, tiny cupcakes and other objects that you wouldn’t even think they’re small because they are just perfectly done with every single detail, pretending to be the actual thing. It just brings a smile to our faces!
Finally the 50s and the 90s together! Call it sweet; call it grungy; this emerging quirky trend can not be put in any category. Pink is back, that’s for sure. Everyone is referring to Clueless (1995, the American comedy by Amy Heckerling, starring Alicia Silverstone.) and diner-, skater girls of the 50s. With her catchy pop hooks and striking cinematic image, Lana Del Rey is the perfect example of this trend. The fusion of nostalgic glamour and hip-hop emerges through both her image and music. Love it or hate it this is what summer is going to look like.
‘The film portrays a girl being aroused by a man in the room next door touching flowers. The house seems to shake as if she has some kind of telekinetic powers that are only activated at times of stress,” the artist and director Calum Macdiarmid explains, before adding “The end of the film is about the awkward moment after sex; its all good fun when the music is playing and everything reaches a climax. But then there’s that moment straight after, where you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and you think ‘what on earth was all that about?’
From lipstick application to shimmering backstage solitude, Michelle Williams’s transformation into the world’s most sexiest woman is documented in this personal project by Brigitte Lacombe, French photographer. ’Michelle was as close as you can get to becoming Marilyn; aware of my presence, but really in Marilyn ‘s world,’ she said. Lacombe flew to London at Williams’s invitation, for a dressing room portraiture session and these photographs are the amazing results.
Williams must surely be nominated again for an Academy Award as Best Actress (the real Marilyn, of course, never won an Oscar).
It’s incredible how much undersea action there’s been on the catwalks this season: from Donatella Versace’s sorbet colored shells to Giorgio Armani’s classic silhouettes and fabrics in deep aqua, and right up to Karl Lagerfeld’s full-throttle ocean-floor Grand Palais spectacular for Chanel with pearls. It’s like we’re escaping into an underwater universe.
But Sarah Burton tapped into something far more sinister – almost primeval. Her collection is melancholic, modest and majestic, honouring Alexander McQueen’s theatricality in a poetic way.
“I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme,” – Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen.
This backstage film is really cool, created by young filmmaker Sean Frank, featuring exclusive footage.