Thierry Mugler F/W 1995
Model: Amber Valletta
Illustration for the cover of Whitman Children’s Book Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Lisa Cant by Joshua Jordan for Elle Germany October 2014
Good morning sunshine! Here’s a look I did using the namesake shade from the upcoming VENUS palette. I call it ‘nu-grunge’ because it’s not a literal replica of the grunge look from the 90s, but a modern-day interpretation. 😁 Let me know how you like it and stay tuned for another shade reveal today - it happens to be my favorite! 👀 #limecrimeVENUS #thegrungepalette #nugrunge
Me and my girlfrand Jessi Jae Joplin!! Modeling THE COOLEST threads from http://devowevo.com and rocking THE SICKEST kicks by YRU!!
It’s been so long since my last real post but I’m sure you know by now that I’ve just been through a lot of tragedy and am still trying to get back on solid ground. The world around me feels like it’s just shattered over my head. And Im all cut up and bruised. It’s been really hard to find motivation for anything. I’ve been staying in Texas (my home state) for the last few weeks to try and get some normalcy, and I’m beginning to see a light at the end of this tunnel….however dim it may be.
Ok so now that I’ve gvot that off my chest back to the clothes!! I really really love Devo Wevo. I first discovered them a couple years ago when a music producer friend asked me to sing a demo for him but he couldn’t afford my rate (ahem i wasnt gonna charge him anyway but…), so he acyually bought a pair of mary jane leggings from this company and i was in loooove at first site. And then later I became friends with the owner online and when she came to LA to visit we kicked and the rest is history. These beautiful pictures were taken by the masterly Travis Seale. I just adore how they came out!!
Imagine sitting in a grassy field where the birds are singing and the music is flowing freely. A tambourine girl in your favorite band throws you a flower from her hair and you catch it in clasped hands with enough joy to fill the heart of any blooming flower-child. A fashion show is like a rock concert in the sense that it can leave you paralyzed with sentiment. Just like Jimi Hendrix’s Star Spangled Banner, the Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2015 collection evokes one word: classic. The models seemed to be floating down the runway as if they were dazed and confused, if you will. They looked like they were headed on a journey to Woodstock in 1969.
Complete with fringe, paisley and psychedelic prints, “the show was a stylist’s triumph, layering the infinite gorgeous possibilities of color, pattern, and weight into persuasively coherent outfits” (Tim Blanks). Cotton candy stripes contrasted miss-matched patterns. Masculine silhouettes were adorned with a hint of feminine sparkle and sweaters were hemmed with transparent sequins. A look with a shimmering bandeau worn over a long blazer exemplified the masterful layering when paired with a flowing midi-skirt. Overall, the collection served a clientele of hippie-clad festival-goers who understand the values of investment pieces i.e. Dries Van Noten pajama trousers and bermuda shorts.
The show was a transcendent dream and told the story of “a girl who loves the full moon but also the sunlight” (Vogue). Inspired by John Everett Millais’ Ophelia and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Van Noten created a tranquil and organic setting for his designs. Coming from a man whose gardens contend Versailles, a mossy, earth-like carpet was among the magical creations for the show. At the finale, the models gently marched down the runway and perched themselves on the vast green space. They lied down and braided each other’s hair as the music, lights and sounds of birds slowly faded away.
Watching the show was truly a spiritual experience - not because of the technicolored dreamcoats, but the simple fact that the righteous finesse of fashion’s messiah keeps everyone believing that innovation and creativity still thrive. Just like the bands that took the stage during “3 Days of Peace & Music,” Dries Van Noten has proven further that natural talent and a devotion to craft will rest easily in history.
Sasha Pivovarova on the cover of I-D magazine, Fall 2014
The Jeweled Skeletons were originally found in catacombs beneath Rome in 1578, and distributed as replacements under the belief they were Christian martyrs to churches that had lost their saint relics in the Reformation. However, for most, their identities were not known. The receiving churches then spent years covering the revered skeletal strangers with jewels and golden clothing, even filling their eye sockets and sometimes adorning their teeth with finery. Yet when the Enlightenment came around they became a little embarrassing for the sheer amount of money and excess they represented, and many were hidden away or disappeared. Koudounaris tracked down the dead survivors. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]