Sunday, 23 November 2008
I am just smitten by French magazine Dealer Deluxe. Firstly I adore the cover girl who still looks beautiful even though she is biting her lip and is wearing the best American Indian head piece that I ever laid eyes on.
And the shoots are just so gorgeous, languid, dreamy but gritty, bordering on quirky but with that added pinch of sensuality. Right up my alley! The only problem is that it currently produced quarterly, which means a torturous wait until the next issue.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Les Chiffoniers Autumn Winter 08/09
Famous for their PVC pant that Kate Moss chose to wear at Glastonbury, this English label's winter collection photographed on Daisy Lowe mixes glossy black, with sequins, silk chiffon and exposed zippers. Perfect for rock stars or those dating a rock star.
You can see more at www.leschiffoniers.com
Friday, 14 November 2008
I am loving both of these books because they are in interview format. Which means I have been able to just pick them up and read as I please.
If you are into photography at all, then you should read Image Makers Image Takers by Anne-Celine Jaeger. Absolutely brilliant, you gain insight into not only the creative process, but also the business side of photography. So if you ever wanted to know what inspires Mario Sorrenti or Anton Corbijn. Or how the picture editor of the New York Times Magazine, Kathy Ryan, makes the decision on who to hire to shoot the next fashion spread? Or how David LaChappelle's brain works? This is the book for you.
Fashion Now: i-D Selects the World's 150 Most Important Designers has drool worthy photography and asks deep questions such as 'Is designing difficult for you and, if so, what drives you to continue? Awesome.