Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oscars: Best Dressed Celebs

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford

Angelina Jolie (and her awkward leg, lol) in Atelier Versace

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Elizabethan Revival: Mary Katrantzou Fall 2012

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live in the Elizabethan era, Mary Katrantzou provides you a glimpse of that period through her Fall 2012 collection. Katrantzou showcases English opulence and aristocracy through her usage of licentious textures and lavish shapes and prints. 

Katrantzou’s eye for architectural shapes and construction transmits into a one-of-a-kind innovative and erratic aesthetic. She reported to collaborating with Lesage, the famous haute couture French embroidery house, to develop embellished fibers and sequined textiles for her collection. 

I’ve already done the peplum and hourglass,” she said backstage, “so I was looking for different silhouettes.” Instead, for this collection she uses everyday items such as spoons, a typewriter, hedges, pencils, and hangers to plaster onto the embroidered prints.

The collection synthesized Spanish influences with early 17th century faddisms. Tulip and a-line skirts, of which fitted flawlessly onto models’ waists, resembled similarity to hoop skirts and farthingales, prominent pieces in fashion during the 1600’s. High-necked chemises added onto bold shoulders giving the illusion of importance and nobility. Scarlet reds, emeralds, and canary yellows cemented onto whimsical prints to create luscious tinctures as if a box of crayons arrayed itself tranquilly onto the fabrics. Structural, body-conscious silhouettes accentuated onto model’s bodies to fit every curve, angle, and flection. Every piece presented a fluid, but soft eleganceas that to revive the mold of the Pre-Victorian style. Polish ornamentations such as suede ankle boots, bright pumps, and acicular togs paired with every article conclusively.

Katrantzou doesn’t just create clothesshe creates art. Every article and piece in the collection looks like it belongs in an art gallery or museum in Paris. Katrantzou emphasis what London Fashion Week is all about and stands for: innovation, creativity, and individualism. 

Read more for the full collection..


Friday, February 24, 2012

Caroline Sieber in Christopher Kane S/S '12


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Street Style: French Women Cherish Classic Pieces

Name: Maud Aumis
Age: 34
Located: Paris, France
Occupation: Public Relations agent for a French television firm
Personal style: Classic & chic
Favorite designer(s): Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Sandro
Favorite fashion piece: "Jewelry always makes a statement."

  • Thrifted top & bag
  • Hèrmes scarf
  • Zara skirt
  • Ash shoes
  • Chanel glasses
  • Tiger Eye necklace

All photos Copyright © Nicholas Vo


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Street Style: Becky Loves Colorful and Loud Clothing

Name: Becky Vanderway
Age: 26
Located: New Jersey
Occupation: Fashion stylist
Personal style: Loves colorful and loud clothing

  • Alice & Olivia top
  • Thrifted necklace
  • American Apparel leggings
  • Calvin Klein coat
  • Jeffrey Campbell shoes


Inside Tory Burch's Southampton Home

via Vogue.com


Femme Fatale: Reem Acra Fall/Winter 2012


Friday, February 17, 2012

"Glamour in Staad" - Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2012


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Alexandre Plokhov Menswear Fall/Winter 2012

Alexandre Plokhov debuted his Fall/Winter 2012 menswear collection earlier tonight at the Runway at Exit Art. Amongst the guests included Tommy Ton, fashion photographer and author of the blog Jak & Jill, Vogue editors, bloggers, and photographers, ranging from the New York Times to Style.com.

Backstage: Hectic. Models, dressers, hair and makeup artists jaunted swiftly trying to prep for the show. Casting directors lined models up alphabetically for rehearsals and photographers lurked in corners trying to get good quality shots. 

Front Stage

Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil

All photos Copyright © Nicholas Vo


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Frida Gustavsson for H&M Summer 2012


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Top 5 Campaigns of the Season

1. Prabal Gurung: Candice by Daniel Jackson 

 2. Prada: Natasha, Elise, Katryn, and Ymre by Steven Meisel

3. Jil Sander: Natasha, Daria, Clément, and Aiden by Willy Vanderperre

 4. Lanvin: Aymeline, Marte, Aaron, and Johannes by Steven Meisel

5. Proenza Schouler: Natasha by Willy Vanderperre