Tulle-Time

Dazed & Confused magazine never fails to impress me, and February’s issue is pure perfection. Shot by Josh Olins and styled by Katie Shillingford, the editorial features Magdalena Frackowiak in the stunning gowns designed by Viktor and Rolf. The Dutch designer duo, whose collections are more like wearable art than ready-to-wear, are best known for their avant-garde concepts and outrageous designs. For S/S 2010, the designers focused on one material: tulle. By densely packing and then layering the fabric into a solid mass, Viktor and Rolf showed us a totally different side of the fabric we normally associate with ballet tu-tus. Dazed & Confused’s editorial is a fantastic representation of this collection – just take a peek at the photos below and you’ll know exactly what I mean.

(If you haven’t already, you should check out the entire S/S 2010 collection from Viktor and Rolf right here.)

Chanel Ad Campaign S/S 2010

As the spring issues begin to hit the stands, so do the all of the new ad campaigns for the season. First up: Chanel. Lagerfeld chose to steer away from the barnyard theme we saw at Chanel’s Spring/Summer show back in September, and instead opted for a little Latin flair for the fashion house’s spring 2010 ad campaign. Shot in Buenos Aires, Aregentina by Karl Lagerfeld himself, the campaign features Claudia Schiffer, Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen and Lagerfeld-favorite Baptiste Giabiconi. Schiffer works it in head-to-toe Chanel, including an embellished black flared skirt dress with black chiffon detail at the neckline. The ad also features Chanel’s classic boucle jackets in creamy shades of white paired with sheer stockings with lace-up detail (sure to be a must-have this season). It looks like abandoning the hay bales for haciendas was a smart choice for our favorite Parisian fashion house – and proof that you really can take Chanel anywhere.

What do YOU think?

Favorite Find: GADABOUT

Whether you’re still working on those holiday thank you notes or just need a fresh set of stationery, you should check out Gadabout. Designed by Hanna Brooks Nation, the notecards are super chic and totally customizable. All of her notecards are impeccably designed and monogrammed (not to mention, cleverly named) and are printed on 5×7, 100 lb. stock. Even better? The prices are ATM-friendly – $45 for a set of 25 cards (including envelopes). You can choose from over 60 designs on her website, or if you’ve got something more specific in mind, you can contact Hanna and she will be happy to design something especially for you.

“Mudan”

“LBD”


“Bringing Up Baby”

“Life Starts All Over Again When It Gets Crisp in the Fall”

“Zura”

Adorable, right? I’m already on my 3rd set. Head over to Gadabout today and place an order for yourself.

Secret Garden

It’s hard to imagine the spring season with the Arctic blast just outside our doors, but H&M is making this task a little easier (and giving us something to look forward to) with their new Garden Collection. Inspired by the ’70s hippie-chic look, the romantic collection is full of relaxed silhouettes and vibrant floral prints. The girlish pieces are bright and whimsical – just what you need in your spring/summer ensembles. The collection is totally affordable too, with the most expensive piece at $60 and most of the items falling between $15 and $30. And if the budget-friendly prices aren’t enough, the collection is made using sustainable materials and recycled PET bottles and textile waste, making is 100% eco-friendly. No buyer’s remorse here.
Look for the collection when it hits H&M stores in March.

Roll Call

Happy New Year, readers! We’re back from hiatus with lots of new inspiration and ideas. Let’s start 2010 off with my favorite spread from the January 2010 issuse of W. Captured by Craig McDean, this 10-page spread features the best of the best of the S/S 2010 collections – Dolce, Lanvin, Chanel, Hermes… they’re all here! This editorial of ethereal dresses and edgy accessories (not to mention all of our favorite models) gives us a preview of what we have to look forward to in 2010.