Luckily SilkSoFine managed to say congrats and ask some brief questions from Dorothea Gundtoft stylist and fashion writer right after winning the Danish ‘Stylist of the Year’ prize by ELLE. It was such a great occasion because Dorothea has just finished writing her first book on Scandinavian fashion published worldwide by Thames&Hudson back in February 2013. In addition she’s also being the creative mind and curator behind the Fashion Scandinavia movement, which we got to see during London Fashion Week. The book, as well as the initiative of such movement gives a comprehensive insight to Scandinavian designers’ distinctive and diverse approach to design. It’s just as much about established designers such as Henrik Vibskov, Acne or COS, as about the up-and-coming successful new generation like Anne Sofie Madsen or Wood Wood. To get back to the interview Dorothea basically said she is in coma yet and will probably only realise it the next day…We hope this moment came by now, and this will give an extra to continue her great mission. Congratulations once again!
Glücklicherweise konnte SilkSoFine Dorothea Gundtoft, Stylistin und Modeautorin, direkt nachdem sie den dänischen ‘Stylist des Jahes’ Preis von ELLE entgegengenommen hat, gratulieren und einige kurze Fragen stellen. (more…)
British supermodel and tanning icon, Kate Moss, has been announced as the new face (and body) of St Tropez’s fake tan campaign. The images, which were released last morning, include photos of Kate lounging around the pool wearing nothing but the tan itself, while in another shot dressed in a stunning white costume that enhances her perfectly golden skin. I guess that St Tropez’s collaboration with Kate gives them the ultimate stamp of approval on the quality of their products and will attract many more loyal customers. One of the best known beauty skincare experts in the world, Nichola Joss, who’s work is routinely featured in the highest profile magazines, including Vogue, In-Style and Marie Claire was also on board to create Kate’s look with flawless finish, and let her shine again.
Das britische Supermodel und Tanning-Ikone Kate Moss wurde als neues Gesicht (und Körper) der St Tropez Fake Tan Kampagne ernannt. (more…)
Rio Fashion Week is held twice a year in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. As with its Sao Paulo sibling, Fashion Rio aims to bring Brazilian and Latin American fashion to the runway and attract the attention of the world. The designer range mostly showcases local talents such as Oh Boy, tng, Cantao, Andrea Marques and one of our favourites: Blue Man. For Spring/Summer 2014, luxury swimwear creators Thomaz and Sharon Azulay of Blue Man presented a truly tropical collection full of kaleidoscopic prints and colours, and mixing in some baroque elements for the next season for both men and women. The show, held at the exquisite Marina da Gloria venue, just boosted the perfect contrast of tropical and baroque. The styling wasn’t any less impressive; the effortless braid-crowns and statement single earrings perfectly completed the looks, while the makeup was kept minimal with some glow, for that perfect beach skin. If you haven’t had enough reasons to visit Rio yet, here is one more 😉
Die Rio Fashion Week findet zwei Mal im Jahr in Rio De Janeiro, Brasilien, statt. Genau wie Sao Paulo, zielt Rio De Janeiro darauf ab, brasilianische und lateinamerikanische Mode auf die Laufstege zu bringen und die Aufmerksamkeit der Welt auf sich zu ziehen.Die Bandbreite an Designern zeigt überwiegend lokale Talente wie Oh Boy, tng, Cantao, Andrea Marques und einer unserer Favoriten: Blue Man. Für Frühjahr/Sommer 2014 präsentieren die Erschaffer von luxuriöser Bademode Thomaz und Sharon Azulay von Blue Man für die nächste Saison eine wahrlich tropische Kollektion voller kaleidoskopischer Muster und Farben, gemixt mit barocken Elementen, sowohl für Männer als auch für Frauen. Die Show, die am exquisiten Schauplatz Marina da Gloria abgehalten wird, verstärkte auf perfekte Weise den Kontrast zwischen tropischem und barockem. Das Styling war nicht weniger beeindruckend; die mühelos geflochtenen Haarkränze und ein einzelner Ohrring als Statement machen den Look perfekt, während das Make-up minimalistisch gehalten ist und mit einem Schimmer für die perfekte Strandbräune sorgt. Falls ihr bisher noch nicht genug Gründe hattet, Rio zu besuchen, dann ist hier einer mehr;)
For sure we have either heard of Coach, or what’s even better, had experience with purchasing some luxurious goods from their online store… Coach was founded in Manhattan back in 1941 and ever since the store is known for its prime quality leather goods, which lately got completed with a range of outerwear, scarves, sunwear, fragrance, fine jewelry and related accessories. To speak more about their genially creative approach, Coach and Advanced Style creator Ari Seth Cohen have teamed up to create ‘Generations of Style’; a short film series you must see. It features a few of our (and I bet your) favorite bloggers and street-style icons, such as The Man Repeller, Susie Bubble and Nadia Sawar of FrouFrouu. The vision and idea is based on the fact that while you are little, you so much look up to your mom’s or grandma’s style, and also the historical realisation that trends keep on repeating themselves time after time; just think about vintage or old-school adidas sneakers…There is so much to be learned from the older generation, right?
Bestimmt habt ihr von Coach gehört oder noch besser, habt schon einmal luxuriöse Stücke in ihrem Online Store gekauft… (more…)
This controversial fashion film is the result of the collaboration between Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton ‘s Art Director and Katie Grand, Editor-in-Chief of British LOVE Magazine, has rather split the crowd. Dutch fashion magazine Blend, titled their short film feature ‘Glamorises Prostitution’ by saying it all and indeedly right. The exclusive editorial video features the latest Louis Vuitton collection – where ‘underwear turned daywear’ was a concept – worn by models like Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Georgia May Jagger or Isabeli Fontana as they are ‘doing their filthy jobs’ in the dark alleyways of Paris. I guess you need to have an open mind (a very open mind) to actually take in such sort of art, if it can be called one, and realise it’s purpose and creative side. Mostly Marc Jacobs has been blamed so far, by fashion critics, top lawyers, French parties etc…but when in this era fashion was about pure reality, innocence or anything ordinary? Frankly, never. There has always been seducing, fantasy, filth, fur; the things you want but know you will never be able to attain. The film will definitely propose further questions/scandals where there will be no conclusion; what was done once, cannot be undone, no matter how strongly Marc shifts off the responsibility to Katie.
Dieser kontroverse Fashion Film ist das Resultat der Zusammenarbeit zwischen Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuittons Art Director, und Katie Grand, Editor-in-Chief des britischen LOVE Magazine, und hat die Menge gespalten. Das niederländische Magazin Blend benannte den Beitrag zu dem Kurzfilm treffend und wahrhaftig mit Recht ‘Glamorises Prostitution’, Verherrlichende Prostitution. (more…)
An energetic explosion of collage animation, print mash-ups and funky soundtrack are the elements through Mat Maitland’s recalled a proper pop-jungle world. The soundtrack – courtesy of electro-pop artist Buffalo Tide – well followed the colour-vibes and rough movement-flashes in the video. / Eine energische Explosion aus animierten Collagen, Graphikmixen und einem funky Soundtrack. Dies sind die Elemente in Mat Maitlands Pop-Jungel Welt. Der Soundtrack – von electro-pop Musiker Buffalo Tide – passt sehr gut zu den Farbimpulsen und den groben Bewegungs-Flashes im Video. (more…)
‘The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be’ – claims Bill Cunningham and being apparently right. When a year ago Garage Magazine started to film this short documentary, its point was to examine the street-style phenomenon. The film was out just in the right time, the circus over the street-style versus bloggers theme has never been so accurate as it is now. (Just think about Suzi Menkes’ The Circus of Fashion scandal.) Fashion Journalist, Tim Blanks’ monologue brings together the thoughtful opinions of the biggest street-style photographers like Tommy Ton or Phil Oh, Susie Bubble and Hanneli bloggers, Alexia Nieziedski co-founder of System Magazine, Sabina Marshall stylist and Vika Gazinskaya fashion designer. The thoughts evolve around today’s democratic fashion world, which has been compared with reality shows where absurd amount of photographers and bloggers are keen to capture their idols’ current outfit with almost a hysterical struggle. ‘What’s next?’ – asks Tim Blanks in the end, by leaving it an open question. And who is to decree whether this is right or wrong, whether it results Gods or monsters?
“Die best Fashion Show ist definitive auf den Straßen. Das war schon immer so und so wird es immer sein” – sagt Bill Cunningham und hat offensichtlich recht. (more…)