Friday, 22 February 2013

In The Schedule

The end of another week brings with it some downtime hopefully and a chance to enjoy a little more summer sun (with sunscreen of course!).

Here's my list of things I found earlier this week on my travels...

+ You know what makes the year go faster? ... It's the endless schedule of fashion weeks!  Usually there are so many photos of shows, gowns, shoes, accessories & makeup that it ends up a blur and by the end of it I can't quite remember what the next season will be about.  But one thing that tends to jump out at me is colour and structure, especially when captured through the lens of Jamie Beck as the Marchesa Fall 2013 collection was above.  Grand entrance making gowns, bold painterly colourways, refined intricate embroidery the collection was inspired by a Goya painting.  And they would fit perfectly on the red carpet during the Oscars next week don't you think?  More images here.

Susan Sarandon wearing Diamond Pave, American Natural Pearl and Monstone Double Pendant

+  Jewellery brand Ten Thousand Things  from NY is celebrating it's 20th year with a collaboration with photographers Inez & Vinoodh to capture one off designs worn by some of famous fans and loyal customers.  Fans include Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore and Kristen Stewart wearing an array of bold and sculptural pieces.   The designs will then be auctioned online and all proceeds going to a charity of the celebrities' choice.   The photography is stunning and designs equally so!   I think that is a fantastic initiative and a great way to give back both by the brand and by the celebrity.  More images here via V Magazine. 

+  In her new placement as Global Director at Harpers Bazaar, Carine Roitfeld styles the March 2013 issue with Spring's newest looks.  Vuitton, Dior, Alaia, Lanvin to name a few, shown in bold, in your face images by photographer Kacper Kasprzyk.   The issue is jammed packed with heaps of new seasons news (so much so, that I haven't even had a chance to turn a page yet!)... check out these few photos via Harpers Bazaar and a video of the shoot here.

+  Karlie Kloss shot for Vogue Espana by Alex Lubomirski via Design Scene.  I just loved the light in this shot above.

+  I love weddings and the journey through dress fittings to the big day don't you.  Well, then you'll love this photo journey of Photographer/Blogger Candice Lake's big day in Sydney and the fittings with Alberta Ferretti (no less!).  Her wedding gown covered in hand notched lace, beads and drapes and another dress for after the ceremony (above) just speak volumes of the delicate craftsmanship and light as air chiffons encrusted with beads and lace that is synonymous with Alberta's style.  Just beautiful!    More images via Vogue here.

Wendy Parkinson in Hardy Amies Suit
1956 Vogue

+ Finally, if you're visiting London from 1 March to 12 May, then head over to National Theatre and view the Norman Parkinson's Century of Style exhibition.  Capturing images from the 40's to 90's of the royal family, actors of stage and screen, music stars and of course fashion, Norman Parkinson left a legacy of images that are instantly recognizable and imbedded in our minds exuding glamour, style and the nonchalance of another era.   More images here via Vogue UK.

Have a splendid weekend...


classiq said...

Great links, Helen! How I wish I went to that Norman Parkinson exhibition! Suan Sarandon and Julianne Moore, they look amazing in that campaign! Off to check Carine's editorial. Have a wonderful weekend!

C said...

Wow, that wedding dress pic is amazing! And here, we have a weather report of rain, cold and even a bit of enjoy the weather for the two of us! Have a nice weekend!!!!!!

Rachel {little bits of lovely} said...

How incredible was Candice Lake's wedding? The pictures are so dreamy and romantic, and I thought her dress was exquisite! Marchesa's collections are always so elegant and that pink dress is just amazing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Helen! xx

fashionsensitive said...

I like that image from Vogue Spain, Helen, too! And as a Marchesa fan, I have to admit that I am glad to see those "other" pictures of the collection (I am just too tired of the same looks caught by vogue and instyle.

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