I can’t wait for the moment when I pack my duvet parka under the bed, yeeha! Because this Spring sees some seriously lovely trends hit the shops, from electric dreams to The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is set to hit our screens this year. Red hot 1920’s lips and Dark Silver beaded and sequinned waterfall tops and dresses inspired the runways, see Halston Heritage, Galliano and Marchesa. Perfect for floating through Spring weddings and summer nights.
Oh starry, starry night…expect dresses and t-shirts to turn you into a cosmic and celestial being, inspiration taken from NASA’s space imagery not The Care Bears..! There are some awesome pieces out there such as Jimmy Choo’s diamante scarf, and gorgeous Christopher Kane Galaxy-inspired print dresses retailing at £220. Expect less astronomically priced versions at Topshop.
Sticking with the wow-factor you’ll need sunglasses to take in all the bright electric shades - tangerine, colbalt blue and lemon yellow against clashing pink will saturate the high street rails, and it seems that its ok to wear two or three shades together like a Rainbow. (See Jil Sander).
Inspired by Led Zepplin in their heyday, Seventies glamour is making a comeback - over the top fringing and Scraggly long hair. Flares too. I can see Glastonbury’s fields awash with tassles and frayed scarves this year. Topshop’s Unique collection has a mix of chiffon crop tops, low cut flares and frayed scarves, of course this concoction can only be worn with crimped hair. Good luck.
If you are planning to compete with the bride at a wedding this summer, then this is certainly the trend for you. White dresses adorned the catwalk at Dolce and Gabbana, and they are gorgeous! Like something out of a Tsar’s dream, these beautiful beaded snow-white dresses satisfy everyone from the embellished Princess mini dress to the diamante beaded bolero. Yum!
Thank Goodness the maxi dress is back this year, we thought it was a one-hit-wonder, phew! You’ll see it in bold prints and colours, less floral and more statement. Also back on the rails is the James Dean leather jacket, and Tan accessories to match summer dresses, so good news is you don’t have to buy a completely new wardrobe! Enjoy!
Awesome street dancers, brought a tear to my eye! Very poetic -
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Bastien Bonizec, Tom McNeilage for GQ STYLE AUSTRALIA — SPRING/SUMMER 2010 “FINE LINES” by Johan Sandberg/ Styled by Wayne Gross
This seasons’ style heroines are the glamourous grunger and the dreamy librarian. Invest in a big chunky woolly cardigan, and elegant, luxurious skirts in royal blue and purple. On the catwalk, D&G teamed beautiful floral skirts with chunky ski sweaters and thin leather belts. Anything goes, but its all about mixing and mashing up texturs and warm, autumnal colours. Imagine you’ve just been at a ball all evening, its 4am in the morning, sitting on the dewy grass with your friends all you could find in the wardrobe of the stately home you hired is an oversized mens’ jumper. Thrown over your midnight blue organza ballgown you are the glamourous grunger. For style inspiration, google Michael Kors, D&G, and Marc Jacobs.
Next up we have the dreamy librarian, lost in her romantic daydream wearing an old fashioned palette of burnt orange, fawn and smoky grey. The look is bohemian, but with masculine accents, the ‘sensible’ shoes and reading glasses. Wear long, flowing dresses with black knitwear and elbow-length gloves with a chunky mohair cardigan. Hair should be worn long and flowing, not a hair straightener in sight. Designers who heralded this style on the catwalk included: Ralph Lauren and Kenzo. Have fun mashing it up!
This article was featured in ‘Suit Yourself Magazine’.
A focus on Dancers - sartorialist style! -
Introduced to this by my good friend dance producer Tia Hassan. love it.
Last week my husband and I went to a private showing of Terry O’Neill’s work at the Hotel du Vin in Bristol. I’ve always been a fan and had Terence Donovan, David Bailey and Brian Duffy’s work drummed into me from an early age by a mother who lived on Kings Road and danced through the 60’s with a medium format camera slung over her shoulder.
O’Neill acheived great success documenting fashion, moving onto rockstars, celebrities and the royal family, catching them unaware and ‘in the moment.’ Among his most iconic images is of his ex-wife Faye Dunaway shot lounging next to a swimming pool at a hotel in Beverley Hills, the morning after winning her Academy Award. This picture, and my favourite from his collection are below. His pictures sit in a class of their own. What a difference from the overstyled, retouched celebrity portraits that we see today!
It inspired us to shoot on film from now on - we’re bored of digital!
I worked with Claire on a fashion editorial shoot last year, and became a firm fan and avid follower of her work. Claire is a freelance Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist whose diverse work varies from commercial, fashion, editorial through to high fashion. Her influences include the wonderful Italian Vogue, Pat McGrath (ID, Vogue, MaxFactor) and Alex Box (Gareth Pugh, Lagerfeld, Rankin). Check out some of her work below.
Picture Credits for images 1 and 2 above: Photography Sarah Jones http://www.sarahjonesphotography.co.uk
Hair & Make Up Claire Salter http://www.clairesalter.co.uk
Hair & Make Up assistant Amy Davies
Styling Danielle Saville
Model Emilia @ http://www.premiermodelmanagement.com
Picture Credits for images 1 and 2 above:
Photography Sarah Jones http://www.sarahjonesphotography.co.uk
I met Mike on a course at Central St Martins, and have been raving about his work ever since. The mikevensel brand is futuristic, minimalist sportswear made of simple, yet luxurious eco friendly materials.
Mike trained in architecture and he designs, makes and photographs his own collections. As well as this he edits his own online and offline magazine ‘Kitten’ from his base in LA.
I’ll let the work speak for itself…Pictures below are from previous collections. To find out more about Mike view http://www.mikevensel.com/
Gosh I love this. My colleague Matt Freeth, editor at Aspect Film and Video & Rebel Virals and formerly of Collision Films has just finished editing this new music video for the electro pop duo ‘To My Boy’. The concept of the rotating planets in the video sits in line with the group’s album, ‘The Habitable Zone’. The title, say the duo, ‘came to us one night when we felt like we were being dragged off the surface of the grassy globe into outer space.’
Matt used Adobe After Effects, Apple FCP Motion, Maxon: Cinema4D and Photoshop to create this video. It was shot on location near Swindon.
Among other music videos, Matt edited the amazing ‘Blood’ video for the Editors in (2005) and the Mystery Jets ’ The Boy Who Ran Away’ (2006).
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Check out To My Boys’ MySpace page at: