Archive for September 16th, 2010

September 16, 2010

Goes Tribal

Credit: Fashion Gone Rogue

Julia Jamil by Davy Linggar for Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia August 2010

Fierce.  This is warrior-chic done right.  Every shot is colorful and creative, well-styled, and beautifully set.  And to think I was excited about the Daria warrior shoot back in March.   This blows that out of the water completely.    The jewelry and accessories are spectacular.  They really drive this editorial.  I don’t know much about it, but it seems to me that this has a very Indonesian feel to it.  And I don’t mean this in a condescending way but rather in an appreciative way.  Tribal is what some editors strive for when they’re being cute, but they actually rarely achieve it.  There’s a sincerity about this.  Not to mention, this setting.  If I got to shoot in a place like this, I would totally be inspired.

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September 16, 2010

Preen Spring 2011

Credit: MODELS.com

Lovely beautifully crafted collection.  This is one of the best of the week for sure.  Everyone came out of Preen absolutely raving about this collection.  And one can easily see why.  With the quintessential New York palette, Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton manage to create a polished pulled-together look anyone would want in their wardrobe.  What’s so perfect about this collection is the clothes’ ability to fit effortlessly in our every day lives.  But a chicer life.  One where we are chicly encased in beautifully crafted clothes with a movement that suits the fast pace of life nowadays.  Moreover, its power is in its ability to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

The pieces are well wrought with an emphasis on the waist enough that it brings to focus the shape of a woman’s body without tripping too far into the retro 50s.  This is a sophisticated collection with thoughtful embellishment.  There is an attention to silhouette and detail that signifies high quality work.  Moreover, this collection transitions effortlessly the minimalist movement of Fall 2010 into Spring 2011 without taking any of the glamour and luxury.  Bravo.

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