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Tag: gowns

‘La Petite Sirène’ | Elena Potapova By Danny Christensen For Haute Living Magazine | July 2012

Model Elena Potapova embodies the evanescing mermaid in this breath-taking editorial; featuring designs by Artists: Zac Posen, Valentino, Lanvin, Bottega Veneta, Chanel, Herve Leger, Carolina Herrera and more. Ethereal images by Danny Christensen; for the Spring/Summer issue of Haute Living Magazine. Donning a palette of sea foam and sky, Elena channels her inner siren through frosty gazes and her wild platinum mane. The story was styled by Jilian Sanz, with looks composed of soft, flowing silhouettes and feminine accents.

Hair: Bok-Hee @ Streeters

Makeup: Hector Simancas @ Factory Downtown

‘L’été’ | Preview | Jessica Sikosek And Mary Reschar By Fox Harvard For The Libertine | The Summer Session | June 2013

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Shot on location at the abandoned, but soon to be restored, 1926 YMCA building; editorial ‘L’été’ is a rustically romantic roman à clef, of models Jessica Sikosek and Mary Reschar, styled in gossamer looks by the designer Kim Hendrix.

Conceptualize by progressive talent Fox Harvard, this fashion story blends the demure with the dilapidated, refined with rachitic; yielding an entrancing depiction of unabashed opulence, against a backdrop of rough austerity. The two young sirens vacillate effortlessly between gritty and glam in a series that will subtly stay with you. Enjoy!

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‘Some Enchanted Evening’ | Complete Editorial | Josephine Skriver By Yelena Yemchuk For Harper’s Bazaar UK | December 2012



Edits: The Libertine

‘Tender Is Life’ | Annemara Post By Karel Balas For MilK Magazine #36 | June 2012

“In the high season of weddings, MilK wanted to celebrate the magical moments of family gatherings; where you dream that time is suspended. Inspired by the delicate jewelry line, Piaget Rose, we composed a wardrobe embodying summer qualities such as light airiness, and gauzy silhouettes. The colors of the dresses are sweetly reminiscent of  precious stones in a whirlwind of soft nude and beige colors, faded and lit from within in golden light. Time stops to contemplate the sheer beauty; adorned by precious talismans.”

Photos: Karel Balas 
Stylist wife: Elisa Nalin
Stylist Children: Melanie Hoepffner
Photo Assistants: Claire Benedict and Israel Way
Assistant Designer: Marie Dehé
Hairdresser: Nicolas @ Artlist Eldin
Makeup: Helena @ Vasnier Artlist
Beautiful children: Bruno Le Roux

Designers: Roberto Cavalli, Piaget, Bonpoint, My Dear Baby, John Galliano, Ralph Lauren, Christian Dior, Virginie Castaway, Gallucci, Valentino, Dior,  Azzaro, Noro, Mimisol, PEPE, Chloe, Lanvin Resort, Armani Junior, Boss, Repetto, Elie Saab, Sergio Rossi, Benetton, Stella McCartney Kids,  Jacadi, Little Paul & Joe, April Showers by Polder, Sonatina.

‘Flourishes’ | Hedvig Palm By Julia Hetta For Elle Sweden | June 2012

Opera-Ready Looks For Fall | From Harper’s Bazaar | December 2010

Model: Julia Hafstrom

Magazine: Harpers Bazaar, December, 2010, United Kingdom

Photographer: Jason Kibbler

Stylist: Vanessa Coyle

The Big Bang Theory: Marchesa

As many of you have probably noticed, I very rarely post the endless runway image series that you see on so many blogs and fashion sites around fashion week time. Once in a blue moon I will post a collection that I want to live in…but for the most part, ‘fashion’ is so much more than just this one element (the clothes) to me.

The fashion world I chose to live in; the one that I personally find so inspiring; requires so many more vital elements to create a true fashion heartbeat. I think the obligation of the industry is not only to produce nice clothes but also to provide inspired art direction, expert photography, natural beauty ( human, earthly and still life), mood, moving energy, escapism, social commentary, human interaction, and experiments in the diverse potential of sexuality, etc., etc., etc… I seek these elements out in everything I post; in the hopes that people who don’t have their own emotional relationship with fashion, will see something inspiring and feel that stirring within themselves for the first time. Likewise, I hope that people much like myself, who so dearly love the fashion high, but occasionally lose faith in the entire industry and the potential of the medium itself…may see something revolutionary and feel their faith restored.

It’s such a relief after a long month of combing the magazines and blogs with a puzzled (sometimes disgusted) look on my face, to flip a page and suddenly feel transported. ‘Something new! Something beautiful! Something…not weird!!!’ Haha. Glee, is the only word to describe it.

Well ladies and gentlemen, after that fairly involved diatribe…forget all that!

For the first time, in a long time, I’m sliding out of my chair….over ‘just clothes’!!! Holy Mother Mary… I have no idea what she looks like, but I’m pretty sure I know what she’d wear: Marchesa Spring 2011 Collection:

Exquisite, inventive, original, and absolutely beautiful…each peice is a meticulous work of art in and of itself. Not only are the gowns dreamy, but the each contain highly sophisticated architecture. Although the theme of the line is obviously over the top enchanting, the design team never cops out by repeating fabrics, patterns or silhouettes. There appears to be a years worth of craftsmanship in every piece. I’m sure we will see many celebrity debuts on the Red Carpet next year.


Dear me, the textures, the embellishments, the SHOES!!! Ok, look on and lust away! Xo,


 And I wanted to include these lovely show captures by Michael Donovan, (also from Marchesa 2011 Spring RTW show)…Enjoy! 

Alberta Ferretti | Fall | 2010

Good thing I’m alone in private…I’m drooling;)

Model: Sigrid Agren, Monika Jagaciak
Photographer: Paolo Roversi

The Princess Of Puerto Rico


Magazine: FutureClaw, Issue #4, of 2010, (#4 of 2010)

Model: Wanessa Milhomem

Photographer: Nicolas Routzen

Once Upon A Time

There lived a beautiful princess in a far away land…


Model: Amanda Norgaard, @ Viva (Paris), Supreme (NY)

Photography: Carlotta Manaigo

Styled by: Sheila Single

Magazine: L’Express Styles, French weekly, 2010