Creature from the Gucci Lagoon

Creature from the Gucci Lagoon

Since Alessandro Michele’s appointment as the creative director for Gucci, the world has gotten a lot more interesting. For A/W 17 he was influenced by science fiction films from the 50’s and 60’s. Pulling inspiration from classics like The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Forbidden Planet, Alessandro has proven that Gucci will transcend through space and time.

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Legs Are Not Doors

Legs Are Not Doors

If there’s one thing that everyone knows about me, it’s that I am in a permanent love affair with Proenza Schouler. One of the things that I admire most about the duo is how they’re constantly evolving. As each season goes on, they release new collections that show no signs of slowing down and evident proof of how they’re continuously pushing themselves outside the box. Finding new ways to use materials, taking classics to the next level, and asking “what if?” then going forward with reckless abandon are only a few ways that Proenza Schouler are making waves in fashion.

For their Spring/Summer 2015 campaign, the designers collaborated with Harley Weir and Jen Brill for a fashion film starring some of their favourite faces. Chloë Sevigny, Liv Tyler, Binx Walton, Fei Fei Sun, and more come together in a monologue that has no discerning meaning yet is a great representation of a woman’s sensuality and sexuality.

What do you think of the film?

Tom Ford S/S 2015 Campaign

Tom Ford S/S 2015 Campaign

These are a few of my favourite things: Tom Ford, Daphne Groeneveld, Carine Roitfeld, and Inez & Vindooh. I suppose all the aforementioned “things” I mentioned are actually people but I was taking a page from Julie Andrews book of listing things that make me happy. Nothing made me happier though than finding out that all the people I listed above came together for Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. Starring Daphne Groeneveld and Binx Walton, styled by Carine Roitfeld, and photographed by Inez & Vindooh, the photos speak for themselves. Tom and Carine are two peas in a pod and go years back, they’ve even worked hand in hand with a younger Daphne before. The photography duo of Inez & Vindooh themselves are known for their creative prowess and I admire the couple their ability to put their work first and still lead a happy married life. The campaign oozes sex appeal yet the models still look sophisticated. More than anything, I missed seeing Daphne’s presence in the fashion industry and I hope to see her as the face of more campaigns this season.

tom ford ss 15 tom ford ss 15 2{images via Yahoo News}

Joan Didion for Céline

Joan Didion for Céline

Don’t tell me I was the only one whose heart skipped a beat when the image of Joan Didion donning her signature shades for the Céline Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign came to light. As a writer, I’ve always admired her literary work, and her ethos of minimalism. I’ll admit: I’m a hoarder. I have a terrible time trying to part with anything I own because I believe everything has its own significant value. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to realize less is more and this campaign is another sign of how living simply is never a bad idea. Phoebe Philo, Creative Director of Céline, drew influence for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection from the 70’s so it’s fitting that she would want to partner with someone like Didion who was a recognizable face in that period, and ever since. When you think of Céline, you picture an effortlessly cool girl. The same goes for Didion. Both the brand and the woman encompass the same value that it’s less about the clothes and more about the life you live in them.

It looks like it’s time for me to empty out my suitcase and start re-thinking my packing process (more on this later)! I doubt I’ll ever be able to travel as light as Didion herself (her famous packing list has been quoted so many times) but this campaign has made me re-evaluate the importance of ease and simplicity in all walks of life, starting with my wardrobe.

joan didion for céline{image via Vogue}

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for Balmain SS’15

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for Balmain SS’15

When I was first brainstorming what to write for this post, I came up empty. It’s pretty self-explanatory why Olivier Rousteing would cast Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, as they’re friends of his, and have been photographed in his clothing numerous times. Balmain is the perfect brand for the celebrity couple to represent – both the brand and couple encapsulate sexiness and sophistication.

In his words, Olivier saidFor this Menswear campaign, I wanted to capture a moment of love. Kim and Kanye are style icons and friends. Together, they represent love, beauty and diversity – they are a new modernity. This is more than a campaign, it expresses something beyond clothes – it is a celebration of love and friendship. It is a new statement for Balmain.”

Balmain 1 Balmain 2 Balmain 3 Balmain 4{images via Racked}

 

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn for Burberry Spring ’15

Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn for Burberry Spring ’15

The one thing I love about this time of year (besides the holidays of course) are the unveiling of Spring 2015 ad campaigns. It may sound silly to some, but for me, it’s a time to indulge in beautiful images of models wearing the pieces we’ll be seeing all over the place next season. Burberry is a brand that always creates widely talked about ads. Last season, they had Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne pose together for the My Burberry campaign, and now they’ve brought together Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn for the first time. All four of the models are high profiles in the industry and hailing from Britain, yet the supers had never starred with the heirs to their thrones. The Spring 2015 campaign is great because they are both models who have more to offer than just their looks, as they’re both huge fixtures in their home country. What better way to celebrate a new season and collection than by bringing two of Britain’s best together? The accompanying video is really cute and worth watching as well.

Burberry Spring 2015 Burberry Spring 2015 2 Burberry Spring 2015 3

{images via StyleFashion Gone Rogue}