Eleven years of Juergen Teller’s photographic (and quirky) genius resulted memorable myriad ad campaigns for Marc Jacobs. Calling on the unique faces of the decade’s most interesting cultural icons — including musicians, actors and other notables – Teller’s instantaneously distinctive style combined with the arguably peerless Marc Jacobs brand makes for a coffee table book that’s helluva lot more intriguing than the National Geographics that adorn 87% (and that’s a scientific number) of the country’s coffee tables.
The Amore Necklace from Aitch of London is a unique take on the traditional heart pendant. From multiple silver chains hangs a silver heart with the word “love” engraved in different languages, showing the recipient you’re caring and fashion forward this Valentine’s Day. We, personally, would like to take a trip to every country where the languages stamped on the necklace are spoken, but that’s just us.
Lea T. has held the fickle fashion world’s attention since she came out as Riccardo Tichi’s muse and appeared in Givenchy’s Fall 2010 ad campaign. She’s appeared in French Vogue in a definitely-NSFW shoot and walked the runway for Alexandre Herchcovitch just a few days ago in San Paolo Fashion Week.
Not suprisingly, her popularity is far from waning, as evidenced by her appearance on TWO of three Love magazine covers for the Spring/Summer 2011 issue – one smooching Kate Moss and one solo. Of course, this begs the question: Is this because Lea T. is a transsexual (pre-op, if you saw French Vogue) and it’s uber-PC and so “modern,” or is it because Lea T. is a great model? If she weren’t a transsexual, would she have achieved the same level of success?
Lip pencils usually give lips a matte hue, but leave it to Francois Nars to come up with another innovation in the over-saturated lip product market. The Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil hydrates with Vitamin E and hyaluronic and glosses with hyaluronic spheres. Plus, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re using a crayon on their mouth? We do!
$24, available in six par-for-the-course richly luscious colors at NarsCosmetics.com.
Fendi launched their first children’s collection last week at Pitti Bimbo – Italy’s fashion week for kids — with an adult-sized runway show. Elle reports that head of accessories, Silvia Venturini Fendi, describes the collection as:
Easy chic style and a sprinkling of irony for the ‘little’ FENDI ones,” because children are always looking to incorporate some irony into their wardrobes. As for the babies: The baby girls’ collection plays with neutral shades of cream and of traditional pepper-and-salt nuances revisited with big buttons, little bows and monogram fabric inserts in the traditional mahogany colour, which distinguishes the Fendi maison.
Are they, though, looking to incorporate irony into their wardrobes? We thought children just wanted to either wear the same outfit five days in a row or wear weather or situation inappropriate outfits that exasperated their parents. Maybe it’s the parents’ looking at their children as both physical and sartorial extensions of themselves that’s resulting in children’s clothes’ increase in importance. Either way, the show is really cute and jealousy-inducing for those adults (ehem, us) that can’t afford the adult version of said clothes.
We just died and went to literary heaven! Oh, hello, Wordsworth, Dante, Shakespeare and friends! You know we love anything literary. And anything literary and fashionable? Mon Dieu. We’re down for the count at that point.
Check out our latest obsession: Littlefly Literary Jewelry from Jeremy May. He creates one-of-a-kind rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets by laminating hundreds of pages from books together, coating them with a glossy finish and placing them back in the book from whence the pages came. Truly breathtaking!
Jeremy May, you’ve got some new stalkers on your hands.
You can commission your own masterpiece by contacting Jeremy May here.
The Spring/Summer 2011 Louboutin lookbook by Khuong Nguyen shows the shoes, not on feet, but strapped to rockets, carried by umbrellas and pulled by balloon animals. It has a Murakami/Alice in Wonderland feel – literally and figuratively putting Christian Louboutins in another dimension. Somehow, our Jeffrey Campbells don’t seem as exciting. Hmmm.
Check out the Missoni Spring 2011 ad campaign, featuring members of the Missoni family (I wish my family were so fashionable!) and Leighton Meester. Shot by the famous Juergen Teller. Tres colorful, no?