Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Proenza Schouler boys talk to Chloe Sevigny for Interview

Chloe Sevigny, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are pretty much the best combo. So the fact that they got together to do a piece for the March issue of Interview magazine is great news. It's a good five-internet-pages long and worth a read, but I have collected my favorite quotes and pieces below.

McCOLLOUGH: It's Proenza Schouler. So many
people still say Shooler.
SEVIGNY: It's Schouler, as in late for school. I think people think Shooler is more sophisticated that Skooler.



McCOLLOUGH: There's definitely more stress. If anything, the biggest stress these days are these pre-collections. They eat up so much of our time. We don't have a design director, so Lazaro and I, for the most part, do everything ourselves on a design level. HERNANDEZ: Like, 90 percent of what you see.
McCOLLOUGH: We just finished this pre-fall collection on Saturday, and we have three weeks to start prepping the show for Fall/Winter.
SEVIGNY: Why do you have to do these mini-collections?
HERNANDEZ: It's the bread and butter.


SEVIGNY: You always go back to fluorescents. Is it an influence from rave culture or Body Glove, or simply being a child of the '80s? We were just bright and happy people. [laughs]
McCOLLOUGH: I think all those colors are super-nostalgic of our childhood.
SEVIGNY: I want to see you incorporate more Grateful Dead styles.
McCOLLOUGH: I know! We've toyed around with going there.
SEVIGNY: Or even more ethnic, Guatemalan-type things.
McCOLLOUGH: We're exploring Liberty prints, but a different take on them.


SEVIGNY: It looks like the same person drew these.
McCOLLOUGH: We draw very similarly.
HERNANDEZ: That's Jack's. That's mine. That's mine; Jack's; mine; Jack's. Do you know how you can tell? My drawings look right, his look left. Because he's right-handed and I'm left-handed.


Source: Interview

Orange

I'm totally obsessed with orange lips right now - they are fresh, bright and fun. More youthful than red but less girly than pink (although I am also currently obsessed with bright Jil Sander pink). I finally got my hands on a great orange in the form of MAC's Morange lippy which I find works great if you put MAC's Genuine Orange pencil underneath. I've worn this every day since I got it, and probably will do so again tomorrow.

Wearing white linen dress made by me.
Sources: Style.com, Google Image Search,

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zambesi Winter 11 Campaign

With all the tragedy and devastation pouring out of Christchurch following the horrific earthquake yesterday, shit like blogging just feels petty and irrelevant. But I feel okay to post some stoic, homegrown content like the stunning winter campaign from Zambesi as a distraction from all the heartbreaking news coverage. It is a beautiful set of images, so please enjoy.






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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Karen Walker Eyewear 2011 Campaign

There is plenty of summer left here, which means plenty of excuses to get your hands on some new eyewear to keep out that UV. Checking out Karen Walker Eyewear's achingly cool new lookbook (and new website) is a great place to start. The campaign for the 2011 collection is like the lovechild of Jil Sander and Village Of The Damned, seen the the eyes of painter Peter Stichbury. This of course mean's its is creepy, cool and so so awesome.



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Rag|Ship X Gina

Here's another collaboration Chelsea and I worked on after we shot at The Department Store. This time we spent a lovely afternoon with the gorgeous Gina Morrissey. It captures that idyllic late spring weather and the imminent summer and features beautiful spring pieces from Sherie Muijs, Juliette Hogan and TwentySevenNames.








Photographer: Chelsea Jade Metcalf
Styling: Emma Gleason
Model: Gina Morissey

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Amber in Jil

Any excuse for a bright flash of that spring Jil Sander. This time it's nostalgic, cinematic and saturated.

Vogue US March 2011 Amber Valletta by Steven Klein
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue

Liv in Proenza

Liv Tyler, spring Proenza Schouler and a shabby beach setting is pretty much the perfect combo. Also some much needed summer inspiration.




Purple Fashion S/S 2011 Liv Tyler by Theo Wenner in Proenza Schouler 

NYFW: Rodarte Fall 11

The Mulleavy sisters took Rodarte in a dreamy, rural, nostalgic direction for fall. It was Days Of Heaven, prairies, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Kansas - and it was all so good. The full skirted looks in tonal wheat hues were my favorites.


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Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Men Of Mr Porter

The much anticipated Mr Porter (elegant older brother of Net-A-Porter) finally launched today for founding members. Naturally it ate away most of my morning. It really is quite a stunning site, with not only and amazing edit of products but style icons, sartorial advice, timeless essentials, men of note and more. Also naturally, it's chosen style icons are pretty much perfection - the ultimate in handsome, educated, cultivated and a little dangerous men. Many of their favorites are also mine too, and here they are below.





 Click through for Terence Stamp, Miles Davis, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Dustin Hoffman

NYFW: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 11

I love the use of pink, black and grey at Lim. Cute but not too cute.
Source: Style.com

Friday, February 18, 2011

Karen Walker Fall 11 "North" More Backstage Shots

Because this collection is still at the forefront of my mind, here are some more backstage shots.





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NYFW: Reed Krakoff Fall 11

Reed Krakoff is one of the few designers I consider to be paving a new road in fashion with intelligent, progressive design that is also considered and measured. The standouts of the Fall collection, as usual, was the outerwear and knitwear - as were the tonal grey looks. Cool and fresh. Also, the hair is pretty great and best of all totally imitable.




 Source: Style.com

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Everything Looks Better On Yellow

Yes I am still obsessed with colour, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. What could possibly make some colour-blocked, bright looks better? Why shooting them on yellow obvz. And adding white socks. Bold, simple, cute.

 Numéro Tokyo March 2011 "Colour Me Juicy" Anna Selezneva by David Vasiljevic