For an all-out bad girl look, we love how Neiman Marcus’ Styling Director paired the Habitual Elle Motos in Woodland Coated with workwear staples and biker-chic leather in this recent editorial. Shop the look here.
From the cheeky mind of Father John Misty frontman Josh Tillman, these original artworks are charming send ups of contemporary magazine covers. As much as mock headlines like “Other Numbers + Words” poke fun at print publishing conventions, we sense at least a little affection for the joy that glossies bring us within the parody. After all, imitation is the sincerest form, sardonic or not!
For off-duty dressing without the resignation of sweats, we turn to separates in sensual materials and edgy prints, like Mary Katrantzou’s modal-and-cashmere Landscape scarf, paired with our comfy-but-glam Habitual Eve in Deep, a Nordstrom exclusive. Add a brimmed hat by WoodWood to ward chills with on-trend style, and you’re totally not in business. Also pictured: Protagonist tee in 3-ply silk and Rag & Bone Bannon booties.
Imagine checking into this pink palace and finding the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton and Willem Dafoe as guests… This poster for Wes Anderson’s next flick, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” has us looking forward to the fantasy. Watch the trailer here.
If you pored over the liner notes of Sonic Youth’s album “Dirty” like we did, you’re already familiar with the deadpan pop of artist Mike Kelley, who died of apparent suicide in 2012. While cut short, his work goes far beyond those cover art images of readymade stuffed animals, which MoMA shows in their Kelley retrospective that opened at their P.S.1 space last weekend and runs through February 2, 2014. The show paints the full picture of an artist that, as his friend Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth said, “was on a ride, and he just didn’t quite know how to get off it.”
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Photographer David Scheinbaum’s new book, “Hip Hop, Portraits of an Urban Hymn,” looks at Mos Def’s, Pharrell’s and other performances from a baby boomer perspective—but results are anything but “outsider.” From The Pharcyde to Yelawolf, stars are captured by the dutiful father-turned-fan (his obsession started after taking his son to concerts) with an intimacy that celebrates talent and positivity. Images like this one of Nas (who recently turned 40) make us as nostalgic for the ’90s as we are excited about the movement’s future.
The high-low mix continues to dominate the fashion compass this season and Neiman Marcus nails a biker-feminine take on the concept with their recent editorial pairing Habitual denim with au courant Los Angeles destinations. J’adore! Check their new site Cusp and Neiman Marcus to purchase the styles shown and more.
Following earlier snoozy shows in Europe, all-out spectacles—like Rick Owens’ fierce step dancers and the postmodern Eden at Dior—reaffirmed Paris as the godmother of giddy drama and fun in fashion this season. Not that we didn’t love London edginess, the sense of tradition in Milan or of course NYC’s chic pragmatism, but visions such as Karl Lagerfeld’s tongue-in-cheek art gallery pushed cultural boundaries with fully articulated fantasies in just the way fashion should.
At Lanvin, Alber Elbaz went after our own hearts with an homage to lamé. “Stonewashed, vaporized, slashed, and broken,” according to Style.com, this crafted treatment of the material itself shares our approach to creating the ultimate washes and makes for clothes that are similarly a joy to wear.
Rick Owens also showed a collection that proved dynamic in real life, opting to show how by replacing models with teams of dancers whose defiant sneers, stomping feet and combative movements made for the most talked-about event of the week.
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Raf Simons continued on his path of expertly delivering Dior into the present. The collection, from its space-age cutouts to metallic ball gowns, fused the alien with the classic just as the dripping Garden of Eden setting melded lush natural vines and artificial neon flora.
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For Chanel, Lagerfeld’s neo-sincere ode to art came in the form of the white-walled space and oversize artworks that lent the affect of an amusement park, while the clothes themselves carried through a similar playful interpretation of an art student’s wardrobe.
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In the most bittersweet show of the season, Marc Jacobs took his final bow at Louis Vuitton after 16 years, but not without inky feather headresses atop pants and slinky dresses that conjured flapper showgirls dipped in 90s grunge. Bravo.
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