Friday, 8 June 2012

In The Schedule

Farewell old week and hello weekend- we made it through another busy week.  I've got some great reads for you to schedule in for this weekend, so get comfy and be transported on a fashion shoot with some serious haute couture gowns, glimpse inside a fashion stylist portfolio, listen to the models talk, enter a giveaway for a gorgeous fine art print from photographer Carla Coulson, and flip through the pages of the latest Adore magazine - phew,... I'm exhausted.  Here we go...


+  Kristen Stewart photographed by maestro Mario Testino for the cover of Vanity Fair July issue.  And inside an editorial featuring Kristen wearing new season haute couture - va voom!  She might come across all too cool and a bit beatnik-ey but there's something haute in this chick when she's wearing dollars worth of couture for these pages -  I think it's in the eyes!  More images via Vanity Fair.   Here is also a video interview with Kristen about the editorial with Mario.  Aah, those gowns - if only for a day!

+  Stunning images from stylist Valentina di Pinto's portfolio - the shoot titled Springtime and captured through the lens of Tony Kim for Glamour mag.   More beautiful images here.  Valentina was recently snapped for Citizen Couture wearing the most gorgeous double breasted coat here - I want one!

Valentino  /  Giambattista Valli Fall 2012-13

+  Do you ever have a great idea only to find out days or weeks later that someone has already come up with something similar?  I hate that feeling... well how do you think someone as big as designer for a major fashion house feels?  Sometimes it really is just coincidence and that rule - 6 degrees of separation!  See more similar fashion at Into The Fashion here.

Coco Rocha wearing Yves Saint Laurent suit, Prada shirt, Lanvin bowtie- Photo Ben Hassett

+ Do you feel like you constantly have to re-evaluate where you're going or what you're doing?  You know, something like updating the 5 year plan to satisfy creativity, happiness, contribution and yourself?  We all have to do it right?  Well top models do this as well... Read an interview with Karolina Kurkova, Angela Lindvall, & Coco Rocha and their strategy after catwalk modelling  via NY Mag here.

Winter Light Montmartre  Copyright Carla Coulson

+ For all you Francophiles out there (I know it's not just me) - do you want to win this absolutely stunning 20x30 fine art print of Paris stairs bathed in light from talented photographer Carla Coulson that will transport you to Montmartre in seconds?  Yes I hear with gusto!... well you can if you enter this fabulous and generous giveaway over at Carla's blog here.    Oh my goodness, please pick me Carla, I have the perfect spot for this print on an empty wall... pretty please!

Julie Christie in Darling
+  Does your style favour Brooke Shields, Michelle Pfeiffer or Julie Christie or Jean Seberg?  W magazine lists classic actress in classic looks from the movies here.   

Or perhaps you fancy your perfect shape to be more turn of the century Edwardian lady of the house, or a 20's flapper, or 50's new look?  This interesting article sees 4 actresses try on some distinctly tailored pieces from these and other eras that gives them an insight on how one would actually move around in the pieces from a era gone by-  via More Intelligent Life, via Automatism.

+  If you're thinking of re-decorating this issue of Adore magazine has your white walls covered - whether you're into pastels, bronze, tropical, dark or neutral colours... the pages are jam packed with ideas to please.  It's definitely an art issue, interviews with artists, illustrators, designers, and decorators.  Oh, and they also have an Adore online store too - just to make it easier for you to edit the look!

Rita Hayworth 1939 / Photo Gene Kornman 

+  And finally, this weekend is also the Queens Birthday long weekend (I know she's a Taurus and really had her birthday at the end of April... but!)  its a long weekend here and it marks the opening of the snow season.  Now, if I were a skier extraordinaire the slopes would be perfect for the next few days if the recent icy blast of cold weather is anything to go by - but alas, this photo above perfectly fits my image in the snow....totally unco-ordinated!   

Have a good weekend and rug up!  brrrrr


C said...

The Kristen S. editorial is absolutely fabulous!!!! and the pastel trend is one of my favorites!
Have a lovely weekend!!!!

classiq said...

I want that coat too! That print is beautiful! I hope you win it! Off to see the W magazine list and doesn't Rita look adorable in that photo? Great links, Helen.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
PS: Nadal is in the final. Let's see who joins him now. :)

Neda said...

I can't wait to enjoy your links this weekend! Have a great one! xx

Audrey said...

Again, such a great schedule to visit. Oh yes that picture of the Montmartre. I have an empty wall too! move over sweetie, this is mine, ahhahha..LOLxx

Have a great weekend Helen!

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