Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008


From the moment the press stills leaked, I knew this dress would be legendary...

"If the '30s costumes in "Atonement" look a little too good to be true to the period, Jacqueline Durran has done her job well. A far cry from a stuffy period drama, "Atonement," based on Ian McEwan's novel, opens on a singularly sweltering summer day in 1935..."
'Atonement': The Past Made New -LA Times

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Czech Mate

One of my favorite editorials
shot by Michael Thompson

Friday, January 18, 2008

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2008

After a couple of mediocre seasons (yes, I said it) churning out beautifully constructed but ultimately awkward silhouettes, futurist high-tech fabrics, and a couple of regrettable shiny pantsuits, Alber Elbaz has reinstated the classically elegant and luxurious femininity he so exquisitely executed in earlier Lanvin collections. This may just be the most beautiful pre-Fall collection in the history of pre-Fall collections!
view entire collection

Monday, January 14, 2008

Meanwhile, In Florence...

George Herms, Adam Kimmel, & Dan Colen with
Purple magazine's Olivier Zahm.
"Adam Kimmel is a model of efficiency. On a single evening during Pitti Uomo in Florence, the New York designer previewed his Fall collection for the fashion press; devised a lookbook with his photog brother, Alexei Hay, featuring a who's who of the New York art scene; and, finally, sat down with friends (Zoe Cassavetes, Olivier Zahm) and family (Mom, Grandma) for a banquet at the prestigious Istituto d'Arte in his honor. "Yeah, it looks like I got my stuff together," joked the 28-year-old. "But really all I can take credit for is the clothes. For the rest, I have to acknowledge the folks that came out here with me."
'Big Night' -Style

Purple magazine's Olivier Zahm with Camille Bidault-Waddington
& Michael Amzalag.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Current Inspiration: 70's Fashion

"Opening Act"
W Magazine
shot by Claudia Knoepfel
dressed by Kate Mossman

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Science of Sleep

"...dreams are never exact "replays" of a conscious experience - something discovered in earlier work by the Stickgold lab, and confirmed by our findings. Instead, we take real-life events as a source for our fantasies: nearly half of those who took our survey rated their dreams as only vaguely, or not at all, similar to the waking events that had influenced them..."
The Science of Dreams - Telegraph