martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

All fun and fussy

Julia Saner goes fun and fussy in this Sharif Hamza editorial for Industrie Magazine. The childlike drawn frame makes it even better.

In a strange land.. Pierre dal Corso

Pierre dal Corso shot Johanna Feldmeier for Schön! Magazine, 
there's something that reminds me of the Grimm brothers...

Work it up girl!

These street style editorial from Sasha Pivovarova by Inez & Vinoodh reminds me too much of  Madonna circa 80's. The hairstyle and the layering had me at the first glimpse in this June/July editorial for Vogue Paris.


Arizona Muse and Freja Beha by Karl Lagerfeld for Vogue Germany June 2011

All that jazz...

jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

Cover Lust

Natalia Vodianova for L'Officiel Paris June / July 2011
Abbey Lee Kershaw for Vogue Nippon July 2011
Sun Fei Fei by Gan for Harper's Bazaar Singapore June 2011 

martes, 24 de mayo de 2011

Baby Blue

 Charlotte Cordes by Koray Birand for Vogue Hellas June 2011 // Hanneli Mustaparta 

Since I saw Hanneli wearing that baby blue bag, I've been obssessed with the color. It's a mixture between innocence and delicacy or maybe it's because my first nephew it's about to be born next week and it's a boy. Anyway, Vogue Hellas had my in the cover, love at first sight.

Arizona's time

Arizona Muse by Kasper Kasprzyk for Dazed & Confused, styled by Mel Ottenberg

Arizona gets all wet in this Dazed and Confused editorial and still she rocks every peace of garment she's wearing but most of all, she rocks amazingly that bob-got-wet look.

lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

Viktor & Rolf Perfection

Karolina Kurkova for Viva! Moda by Marcin Tyszka // Elena Perminova by Stockholm Street Style

This is just perfection, two sides of the same coin. Eccentricity vs. gorgeous minimalism.

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011

Physics 101: For every action there's an equal and opposite reaction

It’s been a while since Galliano’s polemical scandal of anti Semitic commentaries. I didn’t want to talk about that because it didn’t feel right to me. But today I’ve been reading several articles and posts related to the weird commentaries Lars Von Trier said in the press conference of Melancholia, in Cannes. I’ve been reading conclusions, judgments and accusations towards him. Before you go further reading let me tell you something. I’m not defending anyone; I’m not making excuses or agreeing with someone. I only want to express what I think is a reality nowadays towards what’s politically correct and the thin line that separates it from the politically incorrect actions.

I’ve been analyzing for a while what happened with Galliano when only a few days ago Lars Von Trier said “he was more of a Nazi” (because of his German roots) and he “understood Hitler”. Of course everyone was outraged, those kinds of comments just don’t go unpunished. Yesterday, with immediate effect, the Cannes board of directors decided to consider Von Trier a “persona non grata” for the festival. For a while every review of Melancholia was eclipsed by the continuous information of Von Trier’s comments and their consequences. Is it justifiable? Was he being sarcastic? Did Cannes board of directors overreacted?
Through Internet I’ve read multiple accusations. Ones say he just went nuts but it’s fair enough he gets punished for that. Other ones say he should only be seen for his work, only focusing on Melancholia and how great/bad it is.

There’s no correct position for that. Even if we claim to be objective or subjective we will be taking sides in the image vs. work debate. The truth is we no longer live in a world where you can think “freely”. It’s true we have more ways to express, and Internet has blessed us with multiple windows to self-expression but with this freedom comes an awfully big responsibility. I’m using the same argument we do when we discuss about curriculums vitae vs. Internet image. Until what point is it allowed to judge us for our thoughts? Can we no longer separate work from personal life? Sadly, the conclusion I’ve reached is no. We live in a world where we are surrounded by media in overwhelming ways. Every little thought poured on twitter or facebook is going to be recorded forever, open to other people to see it. We will be judged for those thoughts.

Unfortunately we can no longer think that whatever we say is going to go unnoticed, and that goes for us, simple users of Internet. What about celebrities and worldwide-recognized figures as Galliano and Von Trier? Do their work justify what they said? Does it mean that for them to have a private life we need to ignore whatever they do outside their work? Years ago the answer would have been yes. But we no longer live there. You just can’t expect to say something so polemic and go unnoticed. Not in a world where media is an extension of our minds and thoughts, where every piece of information about you is available for everyone to see. Privacy is a utopia now, at least for people with media exposure.
I’m pretty sure both Von Trier and Galliano regret their commentaries. They’ve not only overshadowed their work but have also demonstrated a big piece of their personality. Either it is related with Nazism or stupidity they have shown a part of themselves.

Of course we can’t forget about the hypocrisy of media. One-day media hates you, the other it loves you. If there’s something juicier (work, gossip, whatever) that can overshadow the previous scandal, it will be forgotten, just to make room for new news.  The old say “you might forgive, but never forget” applies here perfectly. The media might forgive Von Trier for his comments if Melancholia wins the Palme D’Or (I’m not saying he will). But they will never forget. He might as well be considered in a future as a director with that typical case of verbal diarrhea, just one of those directors. Crazy dude but what a genius.

A piece of advice for us, readers, consumers, audience? Don’t take sides. Be objective. Read, inform. Know the context of things and think, what would you do if you were in their shoes. Would you like to be judge by something stupid you said while drunk? Take that as a lesson. Watch your image.
A piece of advice for the media exposed people? Wake up. We no longer live in a world where you can say something racist, sexist, homophobic, narrow minded, intolerant, etc. and go unnoticed. Don’t pretend your actions have no consequences. And that goes as well for all of us.

Tale of a fairy

Chanel's short film for the cruise collection presented in Antibes last week. Star by models Amanda Harlech, Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Baptiste Giabiconi, Brad Koening, Jake Davies, Mark Vanderloo, Oriol Elcacho, Sebastien Jondeau, Seth Kuhlmann and Anna Mouglalis. Directed by Karl Lagerfeld. 

L'Amour Fou

I'm really excited to see L'Amour Fou. Not only pictures one of the most iconic designers in history but it's also about art, love and everlasting relationships. Even though it's the directorial debut of Pierre Thoretton his compromise with the story goes beyond just directing. As he told to Dazed Digital, he started filming about their art collection Laurent and Bergé had and ended up realising the collection was them, their mad love. About the title, Thoretton said "I chose it myself – it is also the title of a book by André Breton and a film by Jacques Rivette. But that’s not what it was about. It’s just that their relationship was mad love. 50 years, that’s just mad. And that’s what we all want – true love."

If you want to read more about the interview go here.

Natalia in cinematic ways...

Natalia Vodianova by Peter Lindbergh in Vogue China June 2011
This is just too Wong Kar Wai don't you think?
Natalia is one of my favorite models and I can't even tell you
how much I like Lindbergh's photography.

miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011


Carolin Loosen by Robert Jaso in Diorissimo for Marie Claire Russia May 2011
 The Pushkin Museum of Moscow is not the only 
one paying homage to one of the biggest maisons in fashion.