On haute couture & that famous quote

30/01/2015

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015
This season, more than ever, couture week made me think of hands, les petites mains, and beauty they

Stylish quote

29/01/2015

Karolina Sikorska in Out of imagination | Vogue Thailand May 2014 (photography: Nat Prakobsantisuk, styling: Jirat Subpisankul)
"Fashion feeds us with the feeling of an ephemeral; and that probably is what makes it so charming."

Thomas Lenthal

Photo source: Karolina Sikorska in Out of imagination | Vogue Thailand May 2014 (photography: Nat Prakobsantisuk, styling: Jirat Subpisankul)

Feast your eyes: Spring 2015 Couture videos

28/01/2015

Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2015
Missed the shows? No problem. They are all here, for your eyes only. Take the front row seat and enjoy.

















Photo source: Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 via vogue.com

The age of supermodels

27/01/2015

supermodels are back on runway | maggie riser, naomi campbell, gisele bundchen, amber valletta
For as long as it existed fashion has always been about youth, fantasy and being a tool for women

Andrea Diaconu in Paris

26/01/2015

Andrea Diaconu in Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 | Vogue Spain February 2015 (photography: Benny Horne, styling: Sara Fernandez)
I think the nostalgia for Paris is retuning... I miss the perfume-scented air, the most beautiful

Natalia Vodianova, Vogue Japan & memories

25/01/2015

Natalia Vodianova in Vogue Japan March 2015
As soon as I saw Natalia Vodianova on a cover of the March 2015 issue of Vogue Japan I thought how much the photo reminded me of her previous work with American Vogue and Craig McDean back in 2002-2003 - not that I am comparing, I love all three shots. I guess it's just a little bit of "ah, the good old times" sort of feeling...

Natalia Vodianova in Runway to reality | Vogue US November 2002
Natalia Vodianova in Best friends |  Vogue US September 2003 (photography: Craig McDean)
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in Vogue Japan March 2015, Natalia Vodianova in Runway to reality | Vogue US November 2002 and Natalia Vodianova in Best friends |  Vogue US September 2003 (photography: Craig McDean)

Nutrivia | Honey

Raquel Zimmermann in Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 campaign (photography: David Sims, make-up: Lisa Butler)
Once a month we are going to switch from talking about nutrition as such, and instead focus on some of the most wonderful and delicious foods and their amazing properties.

Lets begin with honey, which I consider to be a nature's miracle. Historically, honey has been one of the most thought after foods and reliable folk remedies: Egyptians perceived it as the God's food, the Romans used it on wounds and the body of Alexander the Great was preserved and embalmed with honey.

I remember having a jar of it at home at all times - it was one of the staples in a typical Russian household, something that was bought annually and enjoyed in a variety of ways. As a kid I was mesmerise by the appearance of honey: for the first few month the liquid would resemble a melted amber and then, slowly, turned thick and buttery, often so firm that we could slice it. 

Linden was the most common variety since the linden trees grew in abundance in our region, but we also favoured the wild forest and clover honeys - though as a kid I was never too keen on their caramel colour and found the flavour a little too strong for my taste. 

The appearance of honey will depend on its source. Acacia, linden, raspberry and sweet clover are very light. Clover and sage will have an "antique gold" hue. Sunflower, pumpkin and mustard are bright yellow. Buckwheat, chestnut, forest and heath honeys resemble light caramel and the cherry and citrus ones - the dark.

I remember my grandma explaining to me that, when it comes to choosing the one, it is important to bear in mind that honey isn't just a sweet treat or something pretty to look at, but also a very powerful natural medicine, and has to be respected and understood. 

What is the most fascinating about honey is it's antibacterial properties and nutritional content. The lighter the honey, the most inhibiting agents it will contain - not only they keep the content fresh for years (even centuries!) by killing bacteria, the enzymes also take care of our health when we add a little honey to the daily diet.
honey: nutrition, tips, trivia | how to use honey in diet, beauty recipes | via fashioned by love

Nutritionally, 40% of honey is fructose, 40% - glucose, 18% - water and 2% vitamins and minerals including vitamins group B, A, C, D, E and K, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper, manganese, zinc, boron and silica.

The balance of minerals in honey is very similar to the one of the blood plasma, thus good for maintaining levels of haemoglobin. 

The fructose and glucose also make it a wonderful source of concentrated energy to support the body during physically-challenging tasks.

Most honeys will help to maintain healthy digestive, nervous and cardiovascular systems, deal with insomnia and, thanks to the enzymes, will support natural liver detoxification and regeneration.

It is also a natural tonic that supports protein and fat metabolism as well as absorption of magnesium and calcium (think healthy bones and sense of tranquility and calm)

Majoran, thyme, linden and acacia honeys are good for lung problems and colds. Melissa and thyme will relief digestive issues, especially when combined with the priobiotic-constaining foods like natural yoghurt or kefir. Your heart will appreciate lavender and mint, whilst the kidneys will enjoy some chestnut or clover ones.

Although this hasn't been fully supported by research, some find that consuming local honey can eliminate or relieve the hay fever symptoms.

Old philosophers believed that everyone after the age of 45 should eat a few teaspoons of honey combined with raw nuts to live longer and look younger. Cleopatra also used it in a bath, combined with goats milk, to make her skin soft and velvety.

REMEMBER:

* The practice of beekeeping dates back to at least 700 BC. It was found in the Egyptian pyramids and was still edible - just another proof of its amazing antibacterial qualities!

* When buying honey, stick with the local ones as much as possible. Apple and cherry blossoms are common in the UK, lime blossom - in china, orange blossom - France and Spain, eucalyptus and borage - New Zealand, thyme, lavender and rosemary - France, clover, buckwheat and linden - Eastern Europe. 

* Always, always, always ensure that you buy raw honey - the stuff sold in supermarkets and even some health food shops is often processed, mixed and heated, turning the good stuff into a sugary sweet syrup taking away all of its benefits (and in fact, it can affect your health by raising blood sugar and lipids). If unsure, go for Manuka honey - it is always raw - 5+ or 10+ for general health or higher - if you need extra support.

* Always choose honey in glass jars - plastic is just nasty both in its appearance and its toxic effects on your health and reproductive system. 

* Honey stays runny for several months, until about october of the year during which it was collected. 

* Do not give honey to babies under 12 months.

* Honey is highly concentrated, so you don't need much to experience its goodness - 1-2 tsp per day is enough. Don't eat it on its own to maintain healthy blood sugar levels - always remember to add protein (say, nuts) or consume within an hour after a meal.

* Use it as a beauty treatment, too. Add to your bath, DIY a body scrub, apply a little on your lips when they are dry and need a bit of TLC, use as a face mask (however if you have sensitive skin, rosacea or excess facial hair, you may need to be careful) or mix with coconut oil, eggs+cognac or olive oil for a nourishing hair treatment (let me know if you would like me to share my favourite beauty recipes).

Photo source: Raquel Zimmermann in Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013 campaign (photography: David Sims, make-up: Lisa Butler)

Dewy & natural make-up look

23/01/2015

Dewy and natural no make-up make-up look inspired by Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012
I seem to have a reoccurring obsession with faces - I've always loved studying them, especially the eyes and expressions, the lines. I used to draw them when I was a teen. 

Now, having successfully, and sadly, caged the artists in me, I just look at photos. Some of them, ironically, are from the fashion shows, with the make-up and all - I guess, this has something to do with the paradox of living in a female state of mind.

Dewy and natural no make-up make-up look inspired by Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012
The made-up faces that attract me the most are all very natural, the no-make-up-make-up kind, not only because I prefer the bare look, but it also seems the easiest one to achieve (as I naively believe). This idea created by Diane Kendall with MAC for Carolina Herrera Spring/Sumer 2012 is exactly what I am after - the face as nature intended, only flawless and polished. 

According to MAC... 

FACE

* Apply Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 with Foundation Brush No. 190 to lightly hydrate and even the skin tone

* Follow with Select Cover-Up using the brush as above, only where needed

* Use Powder Blush Brush No. 129 to apply Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Palette as a contour under the cheekbones

* Gently blend Sheertone Blush in Bllushbaby downwards on the checks in the Sculpt contour

* Dust Powder Blush in Modern Mandarin over the apples of cheeks with Powder Blush Brush No. 129
* Finish with Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk dusted over the high planes of the cheeks to highlight

EYES

* Apply Pro Paint in Deep Brown with Shader Brush No. 242 over the eyelids and then blend upwards with a clean Blending Brush No. 217 to diffuse the edges

* Use Fluidline in Blacktrack applied with Eyeliner Brush No. 209 through the upper lash lines assuring that the inner corners of the eyes are not neglected. 

LIPS


* Add Dish It Up through the centre of the lip

* Apply Preferred Pink Trend Lipstick Palette with finger to finish the lip with a hint of shine

hair styling ideas
And lets not forget about the hair... Use Moroccanoil to tame the fly-aways and add extra shine. 

Photo source: Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2012 via style.com

Inspiration: Veronique Leroy Pre-Fall 2015

22/01/2015

Veronique Leroy Pre-Fall 2015
I remember feeling rather grumpy when the first Pre-Fall collections have emerged. Now

Yves Saint Laurent comes to England

21/01/2015

I have a feeling Pierre Berge may have a secret, or not to secret, plan to make 2015 the year of Yves Saint Laurent. First there was a book and now it's an exhibition that will be staged at the Bowers Museum this summer. The Barnard castle, a French-style chateau, chosen as "the perfect setting" will welcome the most iconic Saint Laurent designs created during his 50-year career. 

The list of 50 outfits that have never been shown outside Paris before includes the 1965 Mondrian dress, the very first smoking from 1966, the 1976 Russian, Dyaghilev-inspired, collection pieces, the Safari suit from 1966, the jumpsuit from 1968, the black laced-back evening dress from 1970 and the couture pieces from the 1988 Van Gogh and Georges Braque-inspired collections, just to name a few well-known pieces.

Veruschka in a lace-up Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket photographed by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue Paris July-August 1968
Vibeke wearing a grey stripped suit (le smoking) photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue Paris 1975
Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal will be opened from 11 July until 25 October 2015. For more information visit The Bowers Museum.

Photo source: Veruschka in a lace-up Yves Saint Laurent safari jacket photographed by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue Paris July-August 1968, Rue Aubriot, Vibeke wearing a grey stripped suit (le smoking) photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue Paris 1975, Marina Schiano in Yves Saint Laurent black dress, Fall/Winter 1970 haute couture collection, photographed by Jeanloup Sieff for Vogue Paris 1970, Yves Saint Laurent's Studio: Mirrors and Secrets & Yves St Laurent

Stylish quote

Karen Elson wearing Versace in Karen takes flight | V magazine March 2011 (photography: Ryan McGinley) via fashioned by love
"Never be afraid to break rules or barriers or invent something new - and if you love fashion, then you need to be able to do that."

Donatella Versace

Photo source: Karen Elson wearing Versace in Karen takes flight | V magazine March 2011 (photography: Ryan McGinley)

Anthony Vaccarello named Versus creative director

Anthony Vaccarello becomes Versus Versace new creative director / nthony Vaccarello at Antony Vaccarello Spring/Summer 2014 via fashioned by love / british fashion blog
Just over a year ago Anthony Vaccarello designed a capsule collection for Versus Versace - a move that

Gucci's new creative director

Alessandro Michele Gucci New Creative Director
After weeks of speculations and names dropping, Gucci seems to have finally agreed on their new creative director. According to Bloomberg, the prize ticket went to Alessandro Michele, the name we may not yet be familiar with per se, but will need to learn as the 42-year old designer has just debuted his first menswear collection for the brand offering a totally new, young and fresh version for Gucci - the full concept overhaul that only took him just over a week to achieve.

Sources confirmed that Francois-Henri Pinaoult, the Kering SA's CEO, who attended the show on Monday, has approved the appointment of the new designer. 

Alessandro Michele joined the team at Gucci in 2002. In 2011 he was named Frida Giannini's associate directly responsible for the leather goods, shoes, jewellery and homeware. In September 2014 Michele was also name creative directory of the Gucci-owned porcelain brand, Richard Ginori.

Alessandro Michele Gucci New Creative Director
Photo source: fashionweekdaily, TheTimes

Inspiration: grey & camel

20/01/2015

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2015 via fashioned by love
One of the most beautiful colour-combinations that works every time and here are two looks from the Pre-Fall 2015 collections I seem to unable to stop thinking about: Michael Kors and Stella McCartney. I'd most likely swap the Kors shoes for some form of heels, but other than that it's pretty much the way I'd love to wear my greys and camels. 

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2015 via fashioned by love
 At Stella, it's the shape of the skirt worn with a fitted sweater that really appeals to me. Besides, I can never resist a beret...

Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2015 via fashioned by love
At Kors I adore the idea with the sleeves and tiny pearls that elevate the polka dot to something a bit more fun, luxurious and tactile. 

Just a little something for my "inspo file" - and yours, if you like.

Photo source: Michael Kors Pre-Fall 2015 & Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2015 via style.com

Daria in Madame Figaro

19/01/2015

via fashioned by love | Daria Werbowy in Madame Figaro November 2013 (photography: Nico, styling: Julie Gillet)
It's going to be another busy week here... The brain is already tired of the very thought of it and yet, somewhere

Nutrition | How to stay healthy in winter

17/01/2015

via fashioned by love | Sogni e risvegli, Vanity Fair Style August 2014 (photography: Pamela Hanson, styling: Sciascia Giambaccini)
I spent a few minutes thinking of the perfect name for this post, but at the end decided that simplicity is the way to go in this case. The tips will be simple, too, but if you follow them you may find yourself spending a lot of time enjoying the season and all the good things it brings, rather than sitting in bed with a box of tissues.

Without further ado, lets talk about nutrition, the immune system, lifestyle habits and the environment - the four essential elements that can have a major impact on your health, chances of catching a cold or flu and, should the worst happen, recovering as quickly as possible.

via fashioned by love | Sogni e risvegli, Vanity Fair Style August 2014 (photography: Pamela Hanson, styling: Sciascia Giambaccini)
CENTRAL HEATING & HYGIENE

* Indeed, we all need a warm house to live in, no question about that. However, turn the heat too high and you are likely to create a perfect environment for the germs that just cannot wait to multiply and affect you. The air and heating also tend to make the mucuse membranes inside your nose, mouth and eyes more susceptible to the invisible invaders.

The best solution is to keep the indoor temperature at a comfortable levels, say, around 20C and choose the clothes to wrap into for the extra warmth. Remember to open the windows a few times a day to let the air circulate. You may also want to use organic lip and nasal balms or, even better, raw virgin organic coconut oil (it's antibacterial and moisturising) to keep your skin moisturised and prefer it from cracking (any damaged skin is another convenient way for the viruses to sneak into the body). And get outside as much as you can! It's not just for fun, but for your health, too (and going out sunscreen free will stimulate the natural production of vitamin D, another anti-cold vitamin). 

* Wash your hands frequently. One study found that 50% people caught colds because they didn't wash their hands properly. Instead of relying on anti-bacterial washes that often contain hormone-disrupting triclosan, choose organic washes containing marshmallow root, oregano, olive leave, grapefruit seed extract or colloidal silver. Anything with coconut oil is also brilliant. If you want to keep it simple and reliable, go for Dr. Bronner soap - a fabulous multi-tasker!

via fashioned by love | Sogni e risvegli, Vanity Fair Style August 2014 (photography: Pamela Hanson, styling: Sciascia Giambaccini)
THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

It is a very intelligent mechanism capable of fighting many viruses and invaders. A weakened immune system will increase your changes of catching a cold or flu, to make its health a priority and look after it well.

* Avoid stress. People who are under stress are more likely to become ill during winter according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Stress is well-known for having a negative impact on our immunity as it causes the loss of vitamins and minerals required by the body during the challenging times. Find a way to relax - maybe start your day with some yoga or meditation, lit up an organic scented candle, use a few drops of lavender oil in your shower or put a few drops on a pillow (This Works Deep Sleep can be your little helper in a spray form).

* Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep is known to weaken the immune system. A double-blind controlled study in Psychosomatic Medicine found persons who suffered from disrupted sleep had decreased levels of natural killer cells indicative of a weakened immune system. 

Aim for 8 hours of sleep every night. A 30-minute nap during a day (if your schedule allows such a luxury) can also be extremely helpful. 

* Stay active. Exercise raises the body's level of natural killer cells and may reduce susceptibility to upper respiratory infections. Exercising for 20-30 minutes is perfect. Remember that long sessions of intense training lasting anything between 60 and 90 minutes are a form of stress, so if you overdo it, you will also increase your chances of catching a cold.

Remember the "hygiene rule" whenever you hit the gym because the air and surfaces may contain the germs to avoid. Always wash your hand and never touch your face whilst exercising (unless you already washed your hand, of course).

* Don't overburden your immune system with toxins from cosmetics, make-up and common household products. Switch to organic and natural - there's so much choice out there, it would be a shame not to.

via fashioned by love | Sogni e risvegli, Vanity Fair Style August 2014 (photography: Pamela Hanson, styling: Sciascia Giambaccini)
NUTRITION

* As the cold season approaches we often find ourselves eating more comfort and stogy foods rather than salads and bright coloured vegetables. At the same time the foods we do eat might have lost some of the vitamins and minerals due to seasonality and storage. This is why it is vital to make sure that your diet contains a variety of brightly coloured fresh vegetables and fruit to give you plenty of vitamin C, a nutrient required for the healthy immune system.

* Also enjoy some food sources of zinc - a mineral known for its ability to strengthen the immune system. Good options are cashew nuts, pumpkin seeds, shellfish, tahini, sesame seeds, crimini mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, venison, turkey, natural yoghurt and miso.

* Eat a few raw brazil nuts every day to top up your selenium levels. Various studies have shown that the immune system becomes stronger if you supplement your diet with selenium. It also seems that selenium supports the cells called cytokines that send important signals to the immune system.

* Add garlic to your meals. The little guy is famous for its antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties. The latest scientific research says that slicing, chopping, mincing or pressing garlic before cooking will enhance its health-promoting properties by releasing a powerful compound called allicin (the one responsible for the garlic'y aroma and its "bite"). To maximise the amount of allicin, leave the chopped garlic to sit for about 15 minutes whilte preparing the rest of your ingredients. Remember that garlic isn't suitable for everyone, so if you take any medication or have digestive problems or allures, always check with your doctor first.

* Use your secret weapon against the cold also known as probiotics. The tiny bacteria that go under many complicated names and live in your gut may have a positive preventative effect against the colds. Many studied have pointed out that you don't need to take them in a form of a supplement to increase the effect. Instead find them in natural organic yoghurt, organic kefir as well as miso and fermented vegetables such as sauerkraut.

On a side note: nowadays many doctors rely on antibiotics prescribing them routinely to people who don't need any, say, when they have a cold or feeling "under the weather". Yes, I do believe the antibiotics are important and can safe lives, but there should be a valid reason to take them.

I often see clients who have been on and off the antibiotic medication because they couldn't "shift an infection" or common cold. The reason is that the antibiotics wipe away not only the bad bacteria and viruses, but also the good ones, too, leaving the immune system weakened and open to any potential harmful invaders. If you were on antibiotics, once or several times, relying on the food sources of probiotics in order to restore the gut flora may not be enough and you will need to discuss a possible probiotics supplement with a nutritionist. Don't choose it yourself, though - it is only the professional who will be able to select the right one for you taking into consideration the type of bacteria your body needs as well as the quantities and quality of it.

* Another secret weapon is raw coconut oil - take some every day in its natural state. It's antibacterial and helps the liver to rid the body of toxins.

* Avoid refined carbohydrates - sugar, white rice, white flour, semolina, cous cous, white pasta etc. as they rub your body off essential nutrients whilst not delivering much in return. Sugar, sweets, sweet drinks, soft drinks, alcohold and anything refined suppresses the immune system, weakens the virus-fighting white blood cells and promotes inflammation. As a result you may find it difficult to shift even the most common cold or will find yourself catching them several times a season.

Needless to say, any processed foods should be forgotten, too. Your body is too precious to be fed with junk.

Go for the nutritious kinds of carbs instead, especially brown rice, quinoa, oats and millet. Your can replace the sweets with fruits (including a little organic dry fruit), raw chocolate made with a little agave nectar or a little (1 tsp daily at most) raw honey. I do realise that honey is a kind of sugar, but the raw kind (or Manuka honey if you can't find the local one) is antimicrobal and antibacterial and can do wonders (I can tell you more about the honey in one of the future posts). 

* Chicken soup made with whole organic chicken and vegetables - the broth acts as an anti-inflammatory remedy and also helps to clear the mucus. Many Russian families have relied on this solution for centuries and it really does work. Choose green and bright vegetables rather than the starchy ones (celery, onion, cabbages, Brussel sprouts, broccoli should make the main bulk. If you have to have potatoes, go for the sweet ones - use my vegetarian idea, just replace the stock).

* Use cinnamon, ginger and turmeric in your foods - they are antibacterial, warming and add amazing flavour to the dishes.

* Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of filtered water and herbal (not fruit!) teas. And if you do catch a cold, increase your fluids.

See... It's pretty easy to be healthy - all it takes is a bit of discipline and some positive attitude. 

Photo source: Sogni e risvegli, Vanity Fair Style August 2014 (photography: Pamela Hanson, styling: Sciascia Giambaccini)

Camel trip

16/01/2015

via fashioned by love | The Row PF 2015
Paraphrasing a well-know saying, camel is always a good idea and thankfully there will be plenty of

Yves Saint Laurent's Studio: mirror & secrets

15/01/2015

Stylish quote

14/01/2015

via fashioned by love | Aida & Ieva Aniulyte in Twin peaks | Marie Claire US May 2011 (photography: Simon Burstall, styling: Isabel Dupre)
"Fashion is like an amazing blend of commerce, travel, and creativity - of studying what people were about during a particular time."

Reed Krakoff

Photo source: Aida & Ieva Aniulyte in Twin peaks | Marie Claire US May 2011 (photography: Simon Burstall, styling: Isabel Dupre)

Ford returns to Gucci?

via fashioned by love | Tom Ford may return to Gucci
Honestly, the news are just getting more and more exciting. Tom Ford is rumoured to be

Changes at Reed Krakoff

via fashioned by love | Reed Krakoff Spring/Summer 2015
Reed Krakoff has stepped down as the company's CEO leaving his position at the namesake brand to Harlan Bratcher, the former president and CEO of Armani Exchange. The decision was made in order to give the designer more time to focus on the creative process and the accessories in particular. 

via fashioned by love | Reed Krakoff
Krakoff is planning to introduce a line of lower-priced styles to appeal to a wider market drawing from over twenty years of experience working for iconic American houses including Ralph Lauren and Coach as well as his own New York-based label that he turned into a global fashion brand.

via fashioned by love | Reed Krakoff handbags
For us it means that he won't be presenting a Fall/Winter 2015 ready-to-wear at New York fashion week, but there will finally be a collection of beautiful handbags and shoes that have the quality and the contemporary elegance Reed Krakoff has been renowned for, but are more affordable. 

Photo source: Reed Krakoff via Interview magazine, Reed Krakoff official website, Reed Krakoff Spring/Summer 2015 collection stylebistro.com

Stolen glamour

13/01/2015

Style classic gets reinvented this season and makes it to the very top of Autumn/Winter 2014-15

Cathy Horyn returns to fashion

via fashioned by love | Cathy Horyn photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for V Magazine May/June 2001 | Cathy Horyn returns to fashion
Cathy Horyn, one of the best and unbiased fashion journalists, is retuning to fashion WWD announced yesterday. The former New York Times critic left the publication last February to care for her partner Art Ortenberg who passed away that same month. 

Her new position as critic-at-large for The Cut will run until the end of the year with a potential to be extended further. Although this hasn't been disclosed, it is believed that Horyn will be covering both spring-summer and fall-winter collections for the online platform run by The New York magazine. 

I can already see some designers feeling a little nervous... 

Photo source: Cathy Horyn photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for V Magazine May/June 2001

John Galliano debuts Margiela Couture

12/01/2015

via fashioned by love | John Galliano Maison Martin Margiela Couture Spring/Summer 2015
"Castaway" was the first thought that went through my head as I saw the photos

Astrid

via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
I've always thought Astrid made the most beautiful mermaid. Absolutely adore her.

via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
via fashioned by love | Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow)
Photo source: Astrid Berges-Frisbey in Dream Weaver | Elle US August 2014 (photography: Dan Martensen, styling: Vanessa Chow) via M.A.P.