Sunday, April 20, 2014
Every Bride's Dream Just Walked the Runway at Monique Lhuillier
The title of Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2015 bridal collection might as well have been what any bride would call a wedding gown from the designer: "My Ethereal Daydream." From clouds of tulle to tiers of signature Chantilly lace, from cascading hemlines to architectural silhouettes, each dress captured Lhuillier's whimsical vision.
This whimsy took true form in colour. Among a smooth palette of silk whites and classic ivories, there were subtle shades of pistachio-green, blush, and even a little something blue — in the form of a hydrangea-hued gown that stood out from the pack. And yet, the smallest details weren't forgotten: elaborately jeweled headpieces, effortlessly draped veils, and silver ankle booties made this collection not just about the dress. And one by one, each bride took her place on a stark set straight out of a John Singer Sargent portrait, which was Lhullier's dream after all.
Monique Lhuillier Bridal Backstage
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Jules Goury, Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra, 1842-45. Smithsonian Library.
The Chateau de Morson, Normandy, France
"I am profoundly enchanted by the flowing complexity in you."
John Keats, from a letter to Fanny Brawne dated 5 November 1820
Hobbit premiere in Berlin.
"Lumiéres du soir" by Javier Vallhonrat for Vogue Paris February 1992
-Tatiana Nikolaevna in a letter to Anna Vyrubova, December 1917
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Josephine Skriver Gets Tribal for L’Officiel Mexico by Andrew Eye
Tribes of Spring–Danish model Josephine Skriver wears some of the season’s most attention-grabbing prints and patterns with a neo-tribal edge in the April cover shoot from L’Officiel Mexico. Fashion photographer Andrew Yee of Atelier Management shoots the blonde beauty in designs from labels such as Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Fendi selected by Christopher Campbell for the glossy’s new spread. Also, make sure to check out the debut issue of L’Officiel featuring Anais Pouliot. / Hair by Keith Carpenter, Makeup by Robert Green