Joe Zee goes bold with the styling of the Elle December 2010 cover by dressing Jessica Alba in resort pieces. Pulling from Dior(jacket and denim shorts), Bulgari(saphire necklace), Miu Miu(leather belt), and Tony Duquette(cabochon bracelet) for the non subscriber’s cover, he runs the risk of being labeled as anachronistic by the masses. For the subscriber’s cover he runs the same risk by dressing Alba in Miu Miu(satin top) and Sequin(glass pearl stretch bracelets). While I’m almost positive that the cover was an attempt to find the right month to show Resort collections on magazine covers, during the seasons they are intended to be worn, if the people over at The Fashion Spot are any indication, this isn’t the month.
If it would have been me, to be honest I would save resort for a November or even October cover. If not, and I had to shoot it in December, I would try to make it a multi cover issue, having the Resort cover sent to more tropical locales, or other places that I believe the cover would suit. I definitely respect Elle for the effort though.
Ruled by Mercury, Gemini-considered the smart and versatile planet-has a fashion editor’s eye
Back during fashion week at the last moment I managed to find out about Elle‘s Fashion’s Next. I immediately wrote it off as Elle‘s version of CFDA/Vogue Venture Fund, but caught the livestream no less. It’s not the same though as CFDA competitors seem alot more skilled and experienced while Fashion’s Next are mere students and still mainly see fashion as an art form. My judgements are quick and sometimes harsh so I was surprised when I found myself liking a few of the designers. As the show came to a close some of my favorites included David Yoo, Caroline Hust, Jessica Castellano and Christina Yi. It’s funny because it seems that Elle, Maybelline, and Kate Spade agreed with me as my top three favorites all won prizes. Hopefully we’ll hear more from them, expecially David, but until then… I’ll keep up with the likes of Loden Dager.
So editorially, Elle has never, in my opinion been the strongest magazine I subscribe to, but they do give me nice editorials. I’ve always felt that the magazine is great when it comes to accessories and it just so happens that my favorite editorial, Power Play, features them. Shot by Horst Diekgerdes, Lakshmi Menon thrills me in pieces from teh likes of Cartier, Balmain, David Webb, Givenchy, Chopard, and David Yurman. Brian Molloy layers these pieces over simplistic tops and creates a sultry editorial that happens to be what I believe is the best out of the bunch.
Marc Jacob’s Spring 2011 collection was flawless-modern, pragmatic, and wearable
–Andre Leon Talley
So this issue included small features on the CFDA Finalists and these would have to be my favorite two. As you all know Prabal Gurung(left)was no doubt one of my favorite shows of the Summer/Spring 2011 show season and it just so happens that I didn’t really pay attention to the menswear shows that happened during New York Fashion Week. Because of this Loden Dager(right) almost slipped through the cracks. Thankfully though, the brand did not and has in fact secured a place in my heart… now only if we can transfer that to my closet!
This editorial, shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by fashion editor Tonne Goodman, was my favorite of the issue. It was a tough decision, with Grace Coddington‘s two spreads putting up a good fight, but in the end, Sasha Pivovarova won out.
So, this would be a first for us! On 803 Markese Street, we’ve never featured a contest. I’ve wanted to do it for a while now but I just don’t have the resources/connections to do it and so now we are kind of sliding into the process. Whereas this first contest isn’t for 803 specifically, we are assisting a magazine with it and you are allowed to vote here. Here’s how it works:
Under the clip you will find 5 delightfully soft, pink tinted pictures. At times they could be described as frothy but they remind me of a flowing pink night gown. Anyways back to the contest. All of these pictures are possible covers for the next issue of Dujour Magazine. Yes, you’ve read right, you will be picking the cover of the _______ Issue of the magazine. That reminds me, we haven’t been told what issue this is. Except for that’s part of the competition too. Along with your pick for your favorite cover that you will put in the comments also try to guess what the theme of the issue is. Use the covers to assist you, and you could possibly win a goodie bag from Dujour Magazine. As of now, you have 6 days, and the votes will be tallied and the winners revealed. Have a voice, and jump in the comment section.
Whereas I don’t have the name of this editorial, I do love it. The color palette, the flowy textures, all of the fabric. I fell completely in love with the editorial in Vogue Italia. Kenzo and Versace are shot on Alana Zimmer by Greg Lotus. The jewelry pieces anchored the very airy editorial. There are no words to describe my love for this particular editorial.