Photo: Belgium Elle, September 2010
Can’t begin to describe how cool these shoes are. But I bet they sound amazing when you walk.
Photo: METAL, Nov/Dec/Jan 2009/10
Loving the perforated leather, sheer silks, flowers and layering in these looks by: 3.1 Philip Lim, Unique, Paul Smith, Simone Rocha, Michael Van Der Ham, Proenza Schouler, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander and J.W.Anderson
And the awards for the collections with the best…
- Silk pyjamas… goes to… Celine
- Looking a bit mad… Meadham Kirchoff
- Confusing your boyfriend… Charlie Le Mindu
- Use of crimping… Unique
- Looking like a fruit salad… Stella McCartney
- Doing double denim circa. Britney and Justin Timberlake… Just Cavalli
Leather: lasting, masculine and rock and roll. The inimitable leather jacket, worn on rock stars like Dean and Springsteen, and waif models like Moss and Chung, is not going anywhere. It is still here, with even more buckles and studs than before. Pilot and biker jackets beef up men and give women the boyfriend look. It’s the perfect jacket all year round, particularly during British springs when you need an extra layer of warmth.
I asked Natalie Kingham, International womenswear buyer for Matches what she thinks is the reason for leather’s longevity, ‘the success of leather always comes down to styling and colour ways, but equally it depends on the designer. Leather jackets are consistently a key trend and for spring and summer 2011, Matches have bought into the biker jackets from Burberry Prorsum and Givenchy.’
As much as I love my classic black leather jacket (like Chung’s, above), I think spring calls for softer styles. Suede, dusky colours, sleeveless ones and elongated lengths. These are on my imaginary shopping list, and the indigo/violet long suede Acne jacket is at the very top of it…
Love the blush coloured gauzy cotton shirt tucked perfectly into leather shorts
Saturday = denim. Lots of it.
Photo: Russh #40
Whilst drinking Moët at a boozy dinner sometime last year, Johansson and Tim Walker conceived the idea of a story based on cinematic icons. Walker’s romantic and theatrical style has worked perfectly with Johansson, and the shoot is fun, beautiful and iconic. On the left Johansson is adorable as Giulietta Masina in La Strada and on the right, looking dapper as Buster Keaton.
See the rest of the shoot here
Photos: W, June 2011