Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, March 2009 It’s the last day of 2012 and before you start putting on your shimmering makeup and sequined dresses, get inspired. From the vogue america archives, here’s a slideshow of our favorite party looks in Vogue, where you can spot your favorite models, Met Gala hosts, and socialites, all in their black-tie best source vogue.com
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. – Hal Borland We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. – Edith Lovejoy Pierce Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and […]
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. It’s likely that at least one person will ask you what your resolutions are for the year ahead. Whether you like to make them or not, research has found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions. Yet as you know, it’s not so easy to keep your resolve as life returns to normal and your old habits of mind […]
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Aries You focus on your private life this week and spend time with friends to evoke the tough and intense moments you went through. You are proud of all the decisions you made and you want to make more life changing decisions. Uranus is a strong planet that encourages Aries to take action and to make their own personal revolution. 2013 will confirm that direction, just a little calmer than 2011 and 2012. You enjoy New Year’s Eve with family. […]
It may be debatable if “the unexamined life is not worth living,” but everyone should certainly take the coming of a new year as a reason to reexamine her closet. BAZAAR recruited ten stylish insiders to tell us how they’ll be updating their approach to fashion for 2013. Claire Distenfeld, Owner Fivestory “I’ve loved the year of 2012 and all the patterns and colors that it had to offer. I find myself simplifying things when looking into the new year. I’ve honed in […]
A PARTY is the perfect opportunity to try out a more daring make-up look than you might normally, and the autumn/winter 2012-13 catwalks were rife with beauty inspiration for the season’s soirees. If you’re wearing black, then why not add a pop of colour with Anna Sui‘s quirky blue liner, Stella McCartney‘s cobalt mascara or Thakoon‘s striking red lips? Or perhaps you’re going for a more smouldering look - Gucci‘s vermilion lips or Jason Wu‘s feline emerald eyes should do the trick. So, whatever you […]
Looking back at Vogue’s covers over the last twelve months, it’s easy to conclude that 2012 was an amazing year. From Olympic glory with Serena Williams and Hope Solo to record-breaking success with Adele and Rihanna, our cover subjects proved how beautiful excellence could be. Actresses Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Marion Cotillardwowed us with Golden Globe–nominated performances while stars Emma Stone and Keira Knightley thrilled us in epic blockbusters. And who better to celebrate the monumental 120th Anniversary Issue than the monumentally original Lady Gaga? Meryl Streep January 2012, photographed by Annie Leibovitz Taylor Swift February 2012, […]
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Wendy Rowe spills her secret for the perfect smoky eyes “Don’t apply kohl eyeliner directly to the eye anymore, first draw a little on the cheek, then apply the liner with a beveled brush directly to the lash for a smokier look.” Wendy Rowe, Beauty artistic consultant.
Lipstick for Madonna The result of an exclusive collaboration between Make Up For Ever and Madonna’s personal make-up artist Gina Brooke, Aqua Rouge #8 has been created for the MDNA world tour. The make-up artist and runway cosmetic brand worked together to create an iconic red lip lacquer, designed to be perfect color for Madonna. “The most important thing when looking for a lipstick is to find a reliable shade that lasts” explained Gina Brooke. “We only have a minute and a half between […]
The night’s face challenges are many: hours-long, sweat-inducing dance-offs; multiple sips from a Champagne glass; Instagram photo shoots; and that fateful kiss at midnight. So, to help you prepare for this party-rocking night, we asked five makeup artists for their tips and tricks. Read on to hear from editorial artists like Lisa Story (clients include Amber Valletta and Karen Elson), Kate Lee (Anne Hathaway’s go-to), Tracy Murphy (Jennifer Connelly, Rashida Jones), Molly Stern (Reese Witherspoon, Michelle Williams), and Laura Mercier […]
The show outside of the shows is here to stay and one thing that has become evidently clear from the street style parade is that more is more. Whether wearing baroque embellishment, layers upon layers of jewelry, or mixing and matching prints from head to toe, established experts like Taylor Tomasi Hill, Caroline Issa, and Tamu McPherson continued to display the best trends of the year, while fresh faces such as Anne-Catherine Frey and Sofía Sanchez Barrenechea added an eclectic touch and created looks that were anything but […]
From Alexander Wang’s hotly anticipated debut at Balenciaga to simply stepping out of stilettos into sturdier heels, there’s much to be excited about in the coming year. Alexander Wang’s First Collection for Balenciaga Having proven himself as one of America’s strongest young designers, Wang takes off for Paris. We can’t wait to see his vision for the storied French house. Photo: Monica Feudi /Feudiguaineri.com First Lady Michelle Obama’s Inaugural Ball Dress Four years ago, the First Lady catapulted Jason Wu into the national spotlight when she wore […]
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It’s never quite clear what causes something to make the successful transformation from runway look to ubiquitous item in stores and in closets.This year, it was a particular playful time for women’s style: Futuristic ensembles were a modern and welcome addition to any wardrobe, sweet pastel hues became the unexpected color choice on the red carpet, and an extra sparkle in embellished or baroque touches was spotted on everything from collars to bags. As the year ends, we look […]
FN(Footwear News) picks the standout shoes on and off the runways this year (listed in alphabetical order), from embellished heels for fall ’12 to sexy sandal-boots for spring ’13. Alexander Wang Photo by Steve Eichner Brian Atwood Photo by Regina Smith Popp Celine Photo by Giovanni Giannoni Chanel Photo by Delphine Achard, Stephane Feugere, Xavier Granet, Dominque Maitre and Regina Smith Popp Charlotte Olympia fall ’12 Photo by Fairchild Archives Christian Louboutin for Marchesa Photo by Giovanni Giannoni Dries Van […]
SEEING DOUBLE: Melissa magazine’s more fashion-minded readers might do a double take when the 2013 summer edition of Plastic Dreams lands in their mailboxes. The lead fashion story, “A Colorful Dream,” looks strikingly similar to one that ran on the cover of W Korea in March. Alek Wek is on the cover of Melissa’s Brazilian edition, but a fashion flashback can be found on the back cover, which features seven models in rainbow-colored wigs splayed about on a pastel-colored set. The […]
From Kate Moss playing naughty and nice to a fresh-faced Carey Mulligan wearing a white lace bra and a tattooed, Rock of Ages-costumed Tom Cruise, take a look back at 2012 through W‘s provocative covers. CAREY MULLIGAN JANUARY 2012 Hair by Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble; makeup by Aaron de Mey for Lancôme at Art Partner; manicure by Ashlie Johnson at the Wall Group. Prop styling by Ali Gallagher at Jed Root LA. Fashion: Nina Ricci’s raffia tweed jacket and cotton bra. Tacori […]
Saying “Merry Christmas” is second nature to us during the holiday season. Let’s discover some other traditions and how they started. The tradition of sending Christmas cards started in 1843 in England. Before then, greetings were written by hand, and it became almost impossible to send one to everyone you knew. It started as a way to remind people about the need for taking care of the poor. The first card was illustrated by John Callcott Horsley, had the phrase, […]
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Hedi Slimane has been all over the fashion radar for his work at Yves Saint Laurent, but it appears he hasn’t left his passion for photography behind. For Vogue Russia’s January issue, Slimane shot the lovely Ms. Lara Stone in his preferred black and white. Lara Stone Credits for this picture: Hedi Slimane (Photographer) Sarah Richardson (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Didier Malige (Hair Stylist) Rose-Marie Swift (Makeup Artist) Megumi Yamamoto (Manicurist)
For the Spring 2013 campaign, Miu Miu took a page out of parent brand Prada‘s book, choosing to forego the hard casting decisions by hiring every girl that made it to the short list. It was a varied bunch of model types: the only thing Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Arizona Muse, Malgosia Bela, Bette Franke, and Martha Hunt have in common is that they’ve now all been photographed by Inez & Vinoodh for Miu Miu’s Spring 2013 ad campaign. Images courtesy of Miu Miu
Credits for this pictures:Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (Photographer) David Bradshaw (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Melanie Ward (Fashion Editor/Stylist) Giovanni Bianco (Art Director) Other people in this campaign:Joan Smalls - Model Kacey Carrig - Model Kate Moss - Model Veit Couturier - Model Daria Werbowy- Model Edward Wilding- Model
Melvin Sokolsky (born in 1938) is an American photographer and film director. Born in New York City, Sokolsky had no formal training in photography, but started to use his father’s box camera at about the age of ten. Always analytical, he started to realize the role that emulsion played as he compared his own photographs with those his father had kept in albums through the years. “I could never make my photographs of Butch the dog look like the pearly […]
T BY ALEXANDER WANG F/W 12 Daniel Jackson – Director Alexander Wang is always on the pulse of what is happening right now, so of course he enlists musician of the moment Azealia Banks for the F/W film for his spinoff line T by Alexander Wang. The high energy clip captures the youthful, in your face and effortless cool of Wang’s clientele and Azealia’s charm.
DIOR SECRET GARDEN Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin – Directors Who else could take Versailles and transform it into a whirlwind fashion moment? Dior’s show stopper video was as much a tribute to the power of the iconic French brand, as it was a showcase for the clothes themselves.
IN THE DESERT SUN Michael Pitt – Director Hard-edged pieces from Ann Demeulemeester set against a beautiful desert backdrop and filmed in a way that is elegant and engaging.
PRADA F/W 12 – CHESS Steven Meisel – Director Prada is the thinking woman’s fashion brand, so of course Miuccia would have her print clad beauties settling down for a nice game of chess. Meisel’s video version of the fall campaign played like the start to a particularly avant-garde art film with an exceptionally beautiful cast.
ISHIKO Santiago & Mauricio Sierra (Cadence New York) – Directors An ethereal trip into an manga-inspired fantasy land, Santiago and Mauricio created vivd world all their own and Ginta Lapina played muse in head to toe Azzedine Alaia. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if your favorite high drama anime came to life, take a look at this clip created just for MDC.
FANCLUB Ruth Hogben – Director Ruth Hogben is known for her stark fashion films for the likes of Gareth Pugh, but that doesn’t mean that she can’t do soft and sweet. Her vintage cinema inspired clip for Louis Vuitton, is pure glamour straight out of the studio system days.
KRAV MAGA SELF DEFENSE Nick Knight – Director Most fashion films offer a glossy break from reality, but Nick Knight’s self defense series for Showstudio gave practical advice in a glossy package. Sure, you probably won’t have to fend off attackers while wearing Givenchy, but a little Krav Maga knowledge is a good thing to have. Lara Stone’s ability to maintain her model poise, even while kicking some serious butt leaves us in awe.
A THERAPY Roman Polanski – Director With Roman Polanski directing, Sir Ben Kingsley and Helena Bonham Carter starring and a full-fledged premiere at Cannes, Prada’s mini film was the most star-powered of the bunch as well as one of the most entertaining. Most films created for fashion focus simply on visuals, so this clip with it’s cheeky plot was a welcome breath of fresh air.
The holidays aren’t the only time to shine. Designers are getting into the spirit for pre-fall with rich embroideries and metallic jacquards for day and night. Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2013 Photo By: George Chinsee Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2013 Photo By: Courtesy of Prabal Gurung Vera Wang Pre-Fall 2013 Photo By: John Aquino Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2013 Photo By: Courtes Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2013 Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2013 Photo By: Thomas Iannaccone Nicole Miller Artelier Pre-Fall 2013 […]
Socialite, fashion icon, interior designer, business woman …. Need I say more? Hope I’m not forgetting anything! Her spectacles, signature look, lend Iris Apfel a startled look. If she seems surprised, she has good reason. Mrs. Apfel, the subject of a string of museum exhibitions, a coffee table book and even a fashion advertising campaign, has long been a magnetto those devotees of fashion who worship her style. Born August 29, 1921 Iris Barrel in Astoria, Queens, New York, Apfel is […]
INSPIRATION IsaDora Holiday Make-up 2012 Northern Lights is a collection of sparkling colors inspired by the Nordic winter wonderlands and its beautiful nature: • White (Snow) • Silver (Stars) • Dark blue (Night sky) • Purple (Northern lights) • Golden browns (Lynx) In addition a touch of red – the core color of the holiday season! PERFECT MATT LIPSTICK Satin matt lips with a comfortable feel. Perfect Matt Lipstick has an intense luminous matt finish and is pleasant to wear all day […]
W Magazine March 2012 Cover Steven Klein – Photographer | Edward Enninful- Fashion Editor | Paul Hanlon - Hair Stylist | Val Garland - Makeup Artist | Jack Flanagan - Set Designer | Marian Newman - Manicurist There were so many incredible Kate covers this year, but this was by far the most original. Depending on how you look at it Kate Moss is a sinner or a saint and for March’s W she played both roles for Steven Klein in covers that showcased that classic Kate versatility. Klein’s status as […]
From the over the top fashion spectacles, to the simple images brimming with quiet beauty, these are the glossy magazine stories that captivated us in 2012 – the loved, the hated and the fiercely debated. THE EVERCHANGING FACE OF BEAUTY Ph. Sølve Sundsbø | W Magazine | Lara Stone & David Agbodji - Models | Marie Chaix - Fashion Editor/Stylist | Sam McKnight - Hair Stylist | Lisa Butler - Makeup Artist | Mike Pocock - Manicurist Solve Sundsbo’s epic tribute to beauty was projected 40ft high at W’s spectacular fashion week fete. Most stories […]
The best ads of the year went beyond simply pushing product, they sold an image that was aspirational and pushed the boundaries of their brand’s identity. Take a look back at the ads that caught our attention and held it during 2012. Prada S/S 12 Steven Meisel – Photographer | Katryn Kruger, Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez, Guinevere Van Seenus, Natasha Poly, Ymre Stiekema – Models Vintage glamour is a theme that has been run into the ground, but Meisel and Miuccia make it feel fresh. Hot rods and […]
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Once you get past the main editorial and its glossy tribute to the timeless Jerry Hall, the new Vogue Italia offers you a look at another iconic blonde beauty of the 1970s. Though perhaps lesser known than some of her disco-era ilk, Donna Jordan ranks among the most influential models of all time. Before Lara Stone was even born, Donna was the bleach browed, gap-toothed beauty who set the trend. Whether she was being shot by photographers like Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Oliviero Toscani, or appearing […]
The holidays are upon us now, and publishers are celebrating them with lavish, rich-looking books on topics from fashion in impressionist paintings to the history of Chinese silks to the intricate worlds under glass in the windows at Bergdorf Goodman. “Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity”(The Art Institute of Chicago/Yale University Press), edited by Gloria Groom, is designed to go with a major exhibition of paintings in France and the U.S., which is coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New […]
Lancôme Crackers usually contain miniature sewing kits, jokes and paper hats, but these altogether more stylish alternatives feature tiny versions of Lancôme’s bestselling beauty products, from its Hypnôse mascara to its famous Bi-Facil make-up remover. Chanel One of the most exciting things about Christmas (for us) is the arrival of Chanel’s limited-edition Le Vernis colour. This year it’s the sophisticated Malice, a deep and shimmering burgundy perfect for festive parties. Ciaté Have you ever seen a more covetable advent calendar? […]
Vogue cover, January 2012 Florence Welch helped Vogue see in the New Year, her Botticelli-esque hair, sky-blue eyes and matching draped pleated dress shimmering from the cover of the January issue. Francesca Burns saw her first shoot as fashion editor, while features director Jo Ellison interviewed the stars of Steven Spielberg’s version of War Horse - including the director himself. Photo By Mario Testino Vogue cover, February 2012 Arizona Muse introduced spring with a colourful cover, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. The spring/summer 2013 trends supplement […]
Its name is Mila by Mila Schön, and it is the new collection of the historical Italian house of fashion. A collection with a young and cosmopolitan mood, created especially thinking about today’s it-girls and their innovative way to mix different styles, influences and genres, in continuous evolution. Their characteristics? Intriguing silhouettes, geometries, very colourful prints and innovative fabrics. Even the corners dedicated to the sale will totally reflect the brand’s philosophy, thanks to the contemporary music, luminescent graphisms and some video and photo installation source […]
Renzo Rosso Photo By Andrea Delbo Marni RTW Spring 2013 Photo By Piero Cristaldi MILAN — The deal is finally done. Aftermonths of speculation, Diesel chief Renzo Rosso is expected to confirm today that he has taken a stake in Marni through his holding company, Only the Brave Srl. It is understood the deal will help Marni’s expansion around the world. In October, Marni’s chief executive officer Gianni Castiglioni, told WWD he was seeking a financial partner to support the company’s growth and retail […]
Once again Rome welcomes 100 Alberi d’Autore (100 designers’ Christmas trees) the charity initiative by Associazione Sergio Valente As every year, timed with the Christmas holidays, Associazione Sergio Valente launches the charity project 100 alberi d’Autore. 100 names from the fashion (from Fendi to Tom Ford, Bulgari, Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton) and the entertainment business joined the initiative and came up with their own re-interpretation of the Christmas tree. The initiative kicked off with a gala evening that took place on Thursday […]
Worried that you’ve put off making New Year’s plans and now it’s too late? Not to fret, these six getaways are memorable and—perhaps more importantly—available options to book now. St. Petersburg, Russia Dr. Zhivago, Anna Karenina, snow-kissed eighteenth-century buildings, fabulous museums, extraordinary ballet and opera—St. Petersburg in winter is as romantic as it gets. And for New Year’s, two magical hotels in this Venice of the North have some great packages that are still available. At the magnificently restored, 130-year-oldGrand Hotel […]
LONDON — Tom Ford will show his first, on-schedule runway show during London Fashion Week in February, the British Fashion Council confirmed on Wednesday. Ford, whose show will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, joins another newcomer to the schedule, L’Wren Scott, whose show will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17, as reported in WWD. Julien Macdonald will return to the London catwalk schedule for the fall 2013 season, with a show set for Friday, Feb. 15. Manolo […]
Look 1 – Lily – Casual look For her sporty look, but at the same time very sophisticated, today Lily chooses jeans by Met and white top by Cèline and an over navy coat by Jil Sander. For a boysh look she wears lace-up shoes by Church’s and suede bag by Fontana Milano 1915. For a more sophisticated look Lily chooses ankle boots by Chanel with metal details and animalier shoulder belt by Orciani Look 2 – Fanny – Dark Trench Today Fanny decides to wear leather black pants […]