It’s hard for a hardened fashionite to admit love to a single publication, being that there are sooo many options, and no mere mortal has the time, or the bank account, to purchase and privy all the amazing editorials produced each month in lesser known titles like Acne Paper or Purple Mag, which is why it’s refreshing for me to be able to admit that Harper’s is my hands down, favorite big box, kind of the equivalent of Walmart to Dazed & Confused‘s mom & pop, fashion glossy.
Flair Magazine brings sexy to a neutral level with a bondage-themed spread for the October 2012 issue. Model Eniko Mihalik is photographed by Robbie Fimmano on a surgical table in pieces from the likes of Hervé Léger, Bulgari and Maison Martin Margiela, styled by Sissy Vian.
- This is the cover of Azealia Banks‘ upcoming EP, 1991. [Styleite]
- Harrods is celebrating Queen Elizabeth‘s Diamond Jubilee with 31 redesigns of the St. Edwards Crown — what she wore to her coronation in 1953 — by the likes of Mulberry, Lanvin, Valentino, Bulgari and Tiffany’s. [Fashionista]
While he may have denied and denied dealings with Dior, Maxime Simoens is becoming part of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton family nonetheless. Bernard Arnault is said to be investing in the 27-year-old couturier’s eponymous line, only weeks after his departure from Leonard.
Madonna sure knows how to make an entrance — that is, in haute couture on the backs of dozens of semi-clad, muscle-bound men. Meanwhile, that’s how I’d like to enter every room from now on.
It’s an election year and in that spirit, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have already turned in their votes for president. The twin titans have hired François Kress, the current president and chief executive officer of Prada USA, as the new president and chief operating officer of The Row.
Wall Street Journal was occupied by women of the 1% persuasion that drenched themselves in $60 million worth of gems, diamonds and other precious stones for a shoot that required 16 armed guards. Though the diamonds themselves are worth protecting, these legendary women might attribute to the level of concern. Joan Juliet Buck, former editor of French Vogue shares her tremendous personal style and some insight into style points she cannot live without. And other formidable fashion elders let us in on what makes an older woman stylishly strong.
Luxury fashion brand Salvatore Ferragamo has announced the online launch of their first fine jewelry collection just in time for holiday shopping.
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- Natalia Vodianova hosted a who’s who of couture-clad fashion glitterati for her White Fairy Tale Love Ball at Valentino Garavani‘s Chateau de Wideville to celebrate the end of Paris Couture Week and raise dollars for her charity, Naked Heart Foundation. [Fashionologie]
Christina Aguilera is quickly becoming my favorite diva trainwreck, especially since everything’s relatively quiet on the Whitney Houston front. Apart from flubbing the National Anthem, nearly falling at the Grammys and passing out in Jeremy Renner‘s bed, Aguilera also called her brother’s girlfriend a whore and threatens to fire anyone who even suggests she might have a drinking problem. Xtina hasn’t inspired me this much since belting “Beautiful.”
These bags are beyond extraordinary. Matthew Williamson found some vintage inspiration when he designed his Bulgari handbag line.
“I had a pretty free brief,” the designer told InStyle UK, “so I skimmed the archives from about 1950 forward and came across the hexagonal shapes of the clutches that I embossed on the leather and that are also a part of the kaleidoscope print of the fabric bags. I added my own heart print for synthesis.”
If I don’t get my hands on one of these, I’m going to cry. But they’re clearly going to be hella expensive. “Obviously the Bulgari customer, who is a woman who appreciates great quality, glamour and luxury,” Williamson said. “In a way, they are the same principals of my own customers, although I see my line as slightly more bohemian and more relaxed.”
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