Donnerstag, 29. Oktober 2009

Craig Lawrence: my knitwear king

Inspired by Craig Lawrence's amazing SS 2010 knitwear collection I spent my weekend knitting an incredible big black scarf with a nice cup of tea in front of the chimney. Ok, I did a more simple and decent version, since I am not a Central Saint Martin's graduate, and took my inspiration rather from Rick Owens' dark spirit than from "soft sweets and luxurious cocktails" (cf. the collection's press release) but me too, I will do fabulous loops with my new scarf....

check out Craig's blog

all images from Craig's agency, take a look on the whole collection, it's just amazing!!

Dienstag, 27. Oktober 2009

What Women Want. "I love you" Magazine

When I first hold this new German magazine (no worries, it's all in English) in my hands I wasn’t aware of the fact that this is a women’s magazine - for women and written by women. I just was really fascinated and enchanted by their beautiful combination of words, poem like citations and visuals. Above all I was captured by its personal, even kind of naïve approach just to print what they love.
I really like the texts and little interviews done and written by editor in chief Christiane Börndner, the fashion shoots under the creative direction of Alexx & Anton and all these refreshing surprises I won’t tell you….

The second issue is out right now, so go for it!!

Samstag, 24. Oktober 2009

looking through a veil

Folds. Since a little while I am fascinated about folds, drapery folds, and the way human bodies change through drapery. A rag is the most simple form of cloth: just a piece of fabric. This photograph published in the new issue of Volt magazine shoes in a very exemplary way the impact of clothes on the human body, their interdepency which for me is the essence of fashion.
Where does the fabric end and where does the body start? Where is the boundary? They cannot be seperated anymore, yet is the drapery transforming the body? Is it folding the women's breast and skin? Is it even deforming the harmonious body? The skin seems to fold up and to degenerate the body.
Through the veil the body even looses it's limitation against the background: where does the face end? it all seems to become one substance.

(unfortunately they didn't publish the photographer's name on their website, to find out!)

Its actually the very same motif of the veil which fascinates me in this amazing shoot with Lara Stone for French Vogue's October issue (this shoot showing a colored Lara Stone in an ethnological decor provoked a serious debate on the role and place of colored models and racism in fashion. see the video of the discussion on cnn and follow the discussion on Kristina Gisors' blog)

© by VOGUE PARIS/ Photographer: Steven Klein / Styling: Carine Roitfeld / Make-up: Stéphane Marais / Model: Lara Stone

all images via on of my favorite german blogs: coûte que coûte

Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2009

Put your red shoes on!

Upcoming summer I wanna wear RED shoes.
My favorite styles are all from the new Parisian luxury footwear brand:

Aperlaï Paris

The label has been launched during last Fashion week by Burak Uyan, formerly working at Givenchy, Giambattista Valli and Alessandra Lanvin, and Srdjan Prodanovic. They convince with a new, fresh architectural design - citing Bauhaus architecture, Tadao Ando or Oscar Niemeyer as inspiration - and offer splendid flats and high-heels produced by Italian artisans for next summer.

click here to see their website: coming soon