By now, you probably have a sense of how much they at StyledOn love Robert Verdi. He is is charismatic, charming, and deliciously sassy – not to mention he has incredible taste. His Luxe Laboratory is an event space that is just that: luxe.
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Sent to photograph and report back over at Sacramento Street a stroll though Manhattan’s Chelsea Gallery District to the Elle Decor Modern Life Concept House to get some inspiration and learn a thing or two about A-List interior design!
Check out the wonderful article by Lauren Larson about this space and it’s conceptual designs over at Caitlin’s Interior Design wonderland blog Sacramento Street! xo
To celebrate 100 years of the elegant female figure taking pride of place on Rolls-Royce cars, the photographer Rankinhas been commissioned to take 100 photos inspired by the Spirit of Ecstasy. The first two photos have been released featuring Rankin’s wife Tuuli Shipster, a model, in a close-up photograph of her rather symmetrical face and a full-length picture of her in profile draped in fabric in a pose that echoes the Spirit of Ecstasy’s sensual stance.
From now until August, the Rankin exhibition will travel the world, unveiling the photographs. As well as UK locations, including Sunningdale and London, the exhibition will be seen in other premium destinations including Dubai, Monaco, Singapore, Aspen, Tokyo and Pebble Beach, USA.
Iman is a Somali-American fashion model, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie.
While still at university, Iman was discovered by American photographer Peter Beard, and subsequently moved to the United States to begin a modeling career. Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue a year later in 1976. She soon landed some of the most prestigious magazine covers, establishing herself as a supermodel.
With her long neck, tall, thin frame, fine features, naturally straight hair, copper-toned skin, and exotic accent, Iman was an instant success in the fashion world, though she herself insists that her looks are merely or typically Somali. She became a muse for many prominent designers, including Halston, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, and, in particular, Yves Saint-Laurent.
Iman credits the nurturing she received from various designers with having given her the confidence to succeed in an era when individuality was valued and model-muses were often an integral part of the creative process. She is signed to TESS Management in London.
Above, from left: Prada Fall’11 image courtesy of Redken; Esteé Lauder Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Island Oasis Eyeshadow Palette, available at Esteé Lauder; CoverGirl Brow & Eye Makers, available at CVS; Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Rosy Nude, available at Dior; Shakuhachi Fall’11 image courtesy of Napoleon Perdis; J. Mendel Fall’11 image courtesy of Redken.
Above, from left: NARS Limited Edition Eyeshadow Duo in Dogon, available at NARS; Sue Devitt Luxury Lash Mascara in Black Widow, available at Sue Devitt; CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast in Onyx Smoke, available at Ulta; Fresh Supernova Mascara, available at Fresh; Lanvin fall’11 images courtesy of Redken.
Above, from left: MAC Surf, Baby! Eye Shadows in Saffron and Surf USA, available May 26 at MAC; Derek Lam spring ‘11 image courtesy of Esteé Lauder; Peter Som spring ‘11 image courtesy of MAC; Givenchy Le Prismissime 9-Colors Eyeshadow Palette in Acid Lights, available at Sephora.
“The Tale Of A Fairy” is Karl Lagerfeld’s new Chanel Cruise 2012 Film featuring Amanda Harlech, Kristen McMenamy, Freja Beha, Bianca Balti, Baptiste Giabiconi, Brad Kroenig, Jake Davies, Mark Vanderloo, Oriol Elcacho, Sebastien Jondeau, Seth Kuhlmann and the film star – Anna Mouglalis. Check out the 30 min film after the jump:
His highly desirable and beautifully tailored collection fuses modern tailoring with traditional craftsmanship. Drawing inspiration from his fascination for the small dots, lines and circles printed onto white paper that his Mother and sisters used to create crochet lace – he created patterns which were converted into pieces of crochet and put into panels of his sophisticated black and white collection. This complex technique of combining crochet into the luxurious menswear fabric creates a dichotomy between what is traditionally seen as male and female. The detailing of the pattern cutting, the sharp fit and the mixture of Italian manufacture, japanese fabrics, hand stitching and crochet (produced by close family members) makes his collection luxurious and desirable but also hugely personal and emotional.