Friday Fierceness!

Ralph & Russo Haute Couture S/s 2016

The finale look from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2016 Haute Couture show: Multi-layered tulle gown, featuring duchess satin bustier and kimono sleeves stretching beyond a three-metre train, all embroidered with 3D silk and metallic thread-work, silver bullion, silk organza petals, pearls and crystals. Image REX

Designer: Ralph & Russo
Jewels: Chopard
Hair: Stephen Low
Makeup: Debbie Finnegan
Model: Isabeli Fontana

-January 25th, Pavillion Cambon Capucines, Paris

Versace Pre-Fall 2016

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

Following the success of her last runway show, it’s clear that Donatella Versace is still riding high, as her newest collection fabulously picked up exactly where Spring left off. Simply put, the Versace Pre-Fall 2016 is impressive. It showcased a version of the Versace woman that’s much different to anything previously seen. This season Ms. Versace steered clear of her signature ultra- sexy, hyper- glamourous evening wear and instead, focused on modern daywear. Far less flashy than previous seasons, much of the lineup was conservative by house standards, but with the Versace attitude and sense of luxury remaining as fierce as ever.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

Ms. Versace revamped traditional daytime looks with sportswear-inspired elements to create a solid array of polished business casual ensembles with an ultra- cool urban attitude. Heralding an updated urban wardrobe for today’s powerful woman, the collection was smart- at times even intellectual- and is based on Ms. Versace’s idea of modern femininity: a woman who is predisposed to glamour but, isn’t unaware of practical needs. This woman is sharp and commanding, but unabashedly sexy and subtly feminine in her dress. She favours precise tailoring and sharply engineered construction over frills and fancy, and is unafraid of introducing a heavy dose of urban chic into her everyday wardrobe.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

Sleek cuts and minimalist tailoring were standout features of the collection and made for an impressive intersection of functional, body-conscious styles. Upon these sturdy foundations, Ms. Versace built coats and jackets of controlled proportions, that when paired with slim ‘peg legged’ trousers or short, sexy pleated skirts, created a look that qualified as a streamlined version of the iconic hourglass silhouette. Fabrics were dense yet malleable, giving the shapes a sculptural (almost molded) feel with a soft edge.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

The sleek cuts made the collection’s sporty vibe especially noticeable: mini-dresses were constructed with the performance precision of a scuba suit, there were dropped-shoulder bomber jackets, pleated elastic cuffs, stirrup trousers, sturdy visible hardware, molded jackets, graphic striped belts and wide cuffs in bright contrasting colours that referenced retro ski gear.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

It wouldn’t be a Versace collection without some sexiness coming into play, however this season’s offering displayed sexy in new and non-traditional Versace ways. Sheer panels covered up curved cutouts, while shapes skimmed rather than clung to curves. Feminine details like jewelled flowers and delicate pastels were toughened up with grommets and leather whip stitching, while multiple embellished straps and harnesses added dimension to the girlier looks.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

Surprisingly enticing, this collection was effective in creating decisive silhouettes while bringing a definite dose of Ms. Versace’s much loved masculine/feminine comparisons. Hints of mannish tailoring restrained curving, body conscious silhouettes, making them feminine but not girly, and brought a continuity throughout the collection. Skirts and dresses were done in menswear patterns like tweed and houndstooth, masculine pieces (more tailored suits and outerwear) were covered with printed micro florals and sober wools were covered with tiny rubberized flowers. Masculine/feminine comparisons aside, this is also one of Donatella Versace’s best forays into the realm of urban dressing.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

“Versace on the streets,” is how the collection notes described it, and sure enough there was a heavy dose of urban subculture to be seen in the bright graffiti prints, extensive patchwork, chunky leather loafers, lace-up boots, and hard-edged embellishments like decorative leather stitches, studs and grommets.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

This however, is urban wear as seen through the Versace prism, and the brand’s trademark luxury showed through in every piece: graphic pink scratches turned out to be prints on patterned satin, “mended” sweaters were sewn with sturdy leather stitches or riveted with brass hardware, patchwork patterns appeared in leather and fur, and geometric knitwear patterns were revealed as elaborate intarsia.

Long story short, Pre- Fall 2015 was a purified form of the traditional Versace ethos- but stripped of all the unnecessarily frilly ephemera and elevated to a place that it sure to set a new standard for future releases.

Versace Pre-Fall 2016. Image VERSACE

Pre-Fall 2016 is one of the most graphically interesting collections that I’ve seen in a long time, and definitely one of the most well executed collections that Ms. Versace’s done.

It’s the first time I’ve ever fallen completely in love with an entire Versace collection!

Xx – Ana

Friday Fierceness!

Valentino Spring 2016 Campaign

Valentino S/s 2016. Image MAISON VALENTINO

Models: Alice Metza, Cameron Traiber, Greta Varlese, Kirin Dejonckheere & Tami Williams

Valentino S/s 2016. Image MAISON VALENTINO

Photographer: Steve McCurry

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Stylist: Riccardo Ruini

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Hair: Patti Bussa

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Makeup: Petros Petrohilos

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Best Looks of the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016

The logo of the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards 2016. Image BFCA/A&E NETWORKS

The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards took place on January 17th, 2016 at the Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, with stars of both the small and large screens assembling to honor the finest achievements in 2015 film making.

Falling between the ultra-glamourous Golden Globe Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards generally has a much more laid-back vibe. It’s by far one of the more casual events on the Awards Season calendar, with attendees dressed more for a fancy party than for the the formal affairs of other award shows. That doesn’t mean that the stars disappoint when it comes to their Red (Blue in this case) Carpet outfits though!

Here are my favorite looks of the night!

Kate Beckensale

Kate Beckinsale looked absolutely divine in this gorgeous Monique Lhullier gown, which was flawlessly paired with Guiseppi Zanotti heels, a Kotur bag and Butani jewels. Image REX

Helen Mirren

I’ll admit bias- Dame Helen Mirren would have to wear something really hideous for me to hate on her red carpet style. She knows what looks good on her and works this knowledge to the nth degree. This printed chiffon Dolce & Gabbana gown with dainty Kwiat jewels was perfection! Image REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Kristen Ritter

This sparkling Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown looked perfect on Kristen Ritter. The colour was gorgeous and her accessorizing was on point. She paired her gown with Stuart Weitzman shoes, a metallic Jimmy Choo clutch and H. Stern jewels. Image WIREIMAGE

Yael Grobglas

I love the simplicity of Yael Grobglas’ look. Everything about it was properly done. From her understated Black Halo Eve gown and delicate Bulgari jewelry to her sleek hair and makeup, this was a perfectly orchestrated look. Image REX/STYLE BISTRO

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The asymmetrical neckline bothered me, but there’s no denying that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s head-to-toe Yves Saint Laurent look one of the highlights of the night. Image GETTY IMAGES

Kirsten Dunst

I kind of preferred this layered Chanel Haute Couture dress as it appeared on the runway on a model with more vibrant natural colouring than Ms. Dunst- the silver and cream of the gown washed her out completely. Besides that, she looks really great- it’s a beautiful gown and it fits her body and personal style. She accessorized it well with satin Roger Vivier pumps and gorgeous Fred Leighton jewels. Image GETTY IMAGES

Bryce Dallas-Howard

Bryce Dallas-Howard has been looking particularly lovely this awards season, and this sexy Balmain dress was no exception. It fit her like a glove and looked perfect when paired with Edie Parker accessories and Jacob & Co. jewels. Image REX

Helen McCrory

Helen McCrory’s eye catching Burberry Prorsum look was one of the highlights of the night. I love that colour! Image GETTY IMAGES/STYLE BISTRO

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross is one woman who could make anything look incredible. Her Randi Rahm gown is so-so at best, but her natural poise, bearing and beauty make it an outstanding look. She chose accessories by Sophia Webster and Rauwolf and some gorgeous Neil Lane jewels. Image GETTY IMAGES

Judith Light

Many people hated Judith Light’s Zac Posen ensemble, but I think she looks quite good. She’s working the hell out of it and it’s obvious that she loves what she’s wearing. Her handcarved Nina Runsdorf jade, emerald and diamond earrings were standouts. Image REX/WIREIMAGE

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Proof that a model can make almost anything look good, I kind of like Abbey Lee Kershaw’s bizarre ruffled fishnet Balmain gown. Yes, the look is crazy, but it actually works! Especially since she kept her styling simple with sleek hair, natural makeup and understated jewels by Hoorsenbuhs and Sylvia & Cie. Image GETTY IMAGES

Zoë Kravitz

Leave it to Zoë Kravitz to wear something daring to an award’s show. Her Dior Couture separates were a welcome pop of colour to an event otherwise dominated by neutrals. I love the colour and cut of the garments, but I’d prefer the look more if the top wasn’t so shiny. I absolutely adore her Dior diamond jewelry and rhinestone studded Sophia Webster sandals. Image REX

Leslie Mann

This was one of the prettiest looks of the night- Leslie Mann looked fabulous in this ombré beaded Monique Lhullier gown, Christian Louboutin heels and Borgioni jewels. Image GETTY IMAGES

Carrie Keagan

This is actually a very well done look! Carrie Keagan’s bright Fouad Sarkis Couture gown was set off perfectly by some stunning Coomis jewelry, and was further enhanced by her effortlessly glamourous hair and makeup. Image REX

Portia Doubleday

If a sheer dress had to make it onto an award show carpet, I’m happy it’s an interesting one- this Novis number’s bright embroidery saved the outfit from looking too plain. Portia Doubleday completed her look with a deep blue Farod Barum bag, but she could have elevated it greatly by adding some jewelry and toning down the severity of her hair. Image REX

Lily Rabe

The cutout is a little odd, but I quite liked Lily Rabe’s sequinned Marc Bauer column gown. Image GETTY IMAGES

Courtney Eaton

I’ve seen her on the red carpet a few times before and I can’t help but wonder if she’s trying to look fierce by keeping her face locked in that permanent expression. I mean, if I were at an awards ceremony dressed in head-to-toe Valentino I’d be smiling like there was no tomorrow. She looks good, but her expression annoyed me to no end. Image GETTY IMAGES/THE FASHION SPOT

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander’s patterned Mary Katrantzou gown is a bit odd, but it suits her and she looks fabulous. I’m glad to see her wearing something other than Louis Vuitton to an event (she’s a brand ambassador) and this is a nice change. Her jewelry is Vuitton and it’s gorgeous, and as a jewelry lover I can’t think of a better way to represent the brand! Image GETTY IMAGES

Constance Zimmer

Kudos to Constance Zimmer for wearing graphic stripes on the Red Carpet- this Tracey Reese dress looks great on her! The styling is really on point too, with understated Loriblu pumps, a Kotur bag, and Nigaam jewels rounding out the look perfectly. Image REX

Jean Smart

I really hate the sleeves on this Marc Duggal gown, but overall, Jean Smart looks fab. I particularly adore her jewelry, especially that fabulous L’Dezen ruby and diamond ring. Image REX

I mean, LOOK AT IT! J’adore! Image GETTY IMAGES/TOM AND LORENZO/L’ DEZEN BY PAYAL SHAH IMSTAGRAM

Marisa Tomei

I ‘m shocked that I like this look so much, but Marisa Tomei is quirky so it works on her. This short, brightly patterned Zuhair Murad dress would have been overwhelming if she’d been styled differently, but worn here, with understated accessories by Tamara Mellon and Tyler Alexandro, and simple Niwaka Collections jewelry, it looked absolutely fab! Image GETTY IMAGES

Xx – Ana

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

Did you ever think you’d need a pailette covered jacket in turquoise blue? What about a pencil skirt with the same sequinned detailing in red and silver? I never thought I’d really ever want anything like that either, but after viewing Altuzaara’s newest Pre-fall collection I NEED them in my life!

Those are just two of the many highlights to be found within Joseph Altuzaara’s newest offering, which toes the line between fabulousity and functionality to stellar effect.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

Mr. Altuzara went the experimental route for Pre-fall 2016, by creating an offering that’s much more relaxed than anything that he has previously done. The look is quite practical, with functional and chicly understated garments that all have a bit of quirky flair. Relaxed sweaters, t- shirts, embellished vests and printed stretch-waist trousers may be much different from the Altuzarra’s signature tailoring and sexy detailing (skintight pencil skirts slit to mid-thigh, unlined lace blouses, sheer tops with plunging V-necklines anyone?), but brand lovers need not worry about these new developments since they’re entirely fabulous.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

It’s the first time I’ve seen such diversity in Altuzarra’s designs, with the designer experimenting extensively with new fabrics, shapes, and prints. He drew inspiration from three special-to-fashion decades- the 1930s, 1960s, and 1990s, to bring about his newest offering, but adapted his designed with his inspirations in such a way that he created something entirely new. “Playing with the idea of retro, but making it modern and wearable for today”, was how he described it at a presentation. It’s clear that he succeeded in doing just that. The look is retro but not overly so, with elements from each decade being combined and hybridized to create looks that would be chic in almost any era and time.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

Definite modernity was achieved with the implementation of bright colours, patterns and embellishments of sequins and outsized pailettes that brought his designs straight into the modern world. Printed pencil skirts, shirtdresses, button-front blouses and trimed military-style jackets have been shown for decades, but here, when printed with bright polka dots or cricket striped, or heavily embellished with blown-up paillettes on necklines and hems (or on entire garments), the looks are entirely new. Each outfit was spectacularly styled with soft leather “shooties” (high-heeled shoe + bootie), trim leather belts, pretty resin earrings and new versions of the popular Altuzarra saddlebag to create looks that were at once grounded, but fabulous.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

The extensive colours and textures may have seemed fanciful- but these were wearable garments, stabilized by Mr. Altuzarra’s sharp pragmatism and incredible eye for detail. Had it been done by another designer, the kookiness of this collection could have easily gone awry and it could have spiraled into being overpowering and comical. But Mr. Altuzarra deftly handled his work, melding all the parts of his design vision in such a way that everything worked.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

By incorporating many of his signatures — the peacoat, the shirt dress, the sequined gown — the designer was able to create a line that had a “much wider range of end uses”, than most and give a clever nod to the transitional feeling of the season itself. These garments are meant to be worn regardless of the occasion, and there’s endless room to mix and match among looks. Who knows, a turquoise sequinned jacket may just find it’s way into some daytime wardrobes this year!

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

Pre-fall 2016 was also a season of firsts for the designer, as it marked the launch of the new “Shadow” capsule collection of packable, wrinkle-resistant stretch jersey pieces. The range of six classic Altuzarra silhouettes — two blazers, a pencil skirt, pant, top and dress, is intended to, “act as a uniform”, for clients, by building a base of core products where existing and future Altuzaara customers can build a customized collection of their own. “The idea is that you can buy a few of them, you can buy the whole collection and you can wear them together or separately”, Mr. Altuzarra explained, “…there is a need and desire for comfort, ease and pragmatism”.

Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2016. Image ALTUZARRA

His interest in building pillar products and core categories that are both easy to wear and comfortable, is the work of a designer with his eye on the future. What a great showing and I can’t wait to see what developments will come out of this in time.

XX – Ana

Best Looks of the 2016 Golden Globe Awards

The logo of the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. Image HFPA

The 2016 Awards season is heating up! With the Golden Globe Awards over and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards all following in swift succession, the stars are kicking their fashion games into high gear.

The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards took place on January 10th at the the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California and there was some seriously fab fashion on show during the event! Most of the starlets turned out looking their best, and here are my favourite looks of the night!

Cathriona Balfe

Hands down, my favuorite look of the night! The Outlander star dazzled in a black lace Alexander McQueen gown and Neil Lane jewels. Image GETTY IMAGES

Kate Bosworth

Everything about this look is perfect! I adore the gown (it’s Dolce & Gabbana), the jewels (Norman Lane), and the hair and makeup. She looks fantastic- and most importantly, she looks like a star! Image GETTY IMAGES

Eva Green

I don’t know why so many people hated this look. (Wifey looks amazing – Estevan) Yes a sparkling Elie Saab gown is Eva Green’s red carpet uniform, but she looks fantastic every time she steps out. She finished her look with Repossi jewels and I love it! Image REX

Rosie Huntington-Whitely

The future Mrs. Statham sparkled in this hand beaded Atelier Versace gown, Jimmy Choo sandals and Niel Lane jewels. I wish she’d adjusted her bodice to smooth out the wrinkles though. Image GETTY IMAGES

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst’s fabulous Valentino Haute Couture gown was a one of the highlights of the night. It’s velvet, which often doesn’t photograph well, but the gown was stunning from every angle, especially when accessorized with Salvatore Ferragamo heels and glittering old-cut Niel Lane diamond earrings. Image GETTY IMAGES.

Sophia Bush

I noticed her jewelry first, specifically that cabochon ruby ring. Sophia Bush exuded pure glamour in this Narciso Rodriguez gown, Sophia Webster accessories and Matin Katz jewelry. Image GETTY IMAGES

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore’s sequinned Tom Ford gown and Chopard jewels were gorgeous, but her hair ruined the look for me. She still looks great, but an updo or a ponytail would have elevated this look immensely. Image REX

Zendaya Coleman

This colour looks great on her! Zendaya Coleman stunned in this tiered lace Marchesa gown and jewelry by Yoko London and Lydia Courtielle. I would have had my hair in a modern updo or high ponytail though. Image GETTY IMAGES

Lady Gaga

I originally didn’t like this padded Atelier Versace number but it grew on me, especially since it reminds me so much of the one worn by Madame X in her famous painting in the Met. Lady Gaga played into this perfectly, by posing dramatically all along the red carpet. She looks phenomenal and accessorized well with Brian Atwood heels and Neil Lane diamonds. Image AP

Amber Heard

I knew this was Gucci from the second I saw this gown! Amber Heard hasn’t looked this good in a long time. Image GETTY IMAGES

Jane Fonda

Not everyone will like Jane Fonda’s ruffled Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown, but I adore it! It’s eye catching, unique, and utterly regal. It’s also a testament to her presence that she could pull such a busy look off without looking overwhelmed, but she wore it like a queen. The styling was flawless as well, with Jimmy Choo heels and Chopard jewelry rounding off the look perfectly. Image GETTY IMAGES

Zoe Kazan

Zoe Kazan may have looked a little washed out in this pale Miu Miu gown, but it’s so pretty that I can look past that point. She looks good! Image GETTY IMAGES

Bryce Dallas-Howard

Bryce Dallad Howard looked lovely in this embellished midnight blue Jenny Packham gown and Irene Neuwirth earrings. Image GETTY IMAGES

Portia Doubleday

She looks like a disco ball and I love it. Portia Doubleday literally sparkled in this sequinned gown by Naeem Khan. Image GETTY IMAGES

Calista Flockhart

While I do think that Calista Flockhart’s look would have been greatly improved with a more elaborate hairstyle (a bun perhaps, or a sideswept twist), there’s no denying that her embellished Andrew Gn gown was beautiful. What a gorgeous colour! Image GETTY IMAGES

Jenna Dewan-Tatum

I adored this glittering Zuhair Murad Haute Couture gown on the runway, and seeing it here only intensified my feelings for it. The neckline is a little off for her but Jenna Dewan-Tatum looks really good. She accessorized well with Stuart Weitzman shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. Image AP

Laverne Cox

I liked this Elizabeth Kennedy gown from the moment I saw it on the red carpet, but when I saw that back I loved it. Laverne accessorized well with Brian Atwood shoes, a metallic Nathalie Trad bag and Lorriane Schwartz jewels. Image GETTY IMAGES/WWD

Lily James

The gown is very princess-y (it’s Marchesa), but I can look past that since Cinderalla obviously showed up to serve FACE! Her jewelry is by Harry Winston, but I’m only noticing the fire she’s giving the camera. WERQ! Image REX

Viola Davis

I loved Viola Davis in this bejewelled Marchesa gown- those cascading sleeves are everything! She accessorized well with Stuart Weitzman heels, a bejewelled Judith Leiber clutch and Jacob & Co. jewelry. Image GETTY IMAGES

Melissa Benoist

I’ve seen this look likened to a bedsheet, but I’m defending it because I’ve just ordered a skirt with the same print. Melissa Benoist was a floral beauty in this printed Monique Lhullier tulip dress, accessories by Stuart Weitzman and Judith Leiber and Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Image WWD

Cate Blanchett

Someone had to bring crazy couture to the red carpet and I’m happy that that someone was Cate Blanchett. She and Tilda Swinton are the only ones who have the presence to pull something as wild as this fringed Givenchy Haute Couture gown off without looking like a complete mess. Her styling did much in the way of preventing that, with perfectly done hair and makeup and pretty but understated jewelry by Tiffany & Co. The colour was the only thing that I had against this gown, since that pale pink washes the beautiful Miss Blanchett out. Naomi Campbell has worn this gown in white, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it in black at a party somewhere, and I think that if this gown had been done in one of these plainer colours, the look would have been much more successful (especially in black, or even deep blue). Image GETTY IMAGES

Gina Rodriguez

I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d seen Gina Rodriguez’s blue Zac Posen gown before and that whoever wore it first wore it much, much better. She looks really good though, especially since she accessorized with Jimmy Choo shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. Her skirt was a little crushed, but that can’t be helped. Image GETTY IMAGES

Then I remembered who wore a gown like this first:

Rihanna at the 2014 Diamond Ball, looking like a queen in a similar Zac Posen gown. Image GETTY IMAGES

Gina, sorry girl, you didn’t stand a chance.

Overall, pretty fab!

– xx Ana

New Year, New Things

Eugenia Volodina by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia Suppliment, 2003. Image VOGUE ITALIA/STEVEN MEISEL

Hi everyone! I know it’s late, but Happy New Year!

2016 is finally here and since a new year always brings new things, I’m happy to announce that many new things will be happening on the blog!

Naomi Campbell by Mert & Marcus for Interview Magazine October 2010. Image INTERVIEW MAGAZINE/MERT & MARCUS

You’ll be seeing more from us, with more posts written both by Estevan and myself appearing much more regularly than they did last year. Better yet, they won’t just be about new collections (although we’ll still be posting reviews of both womenswear and menswear shows), you’ll be seeing more Red Carpet looks, fashion tributes, favourite editorials, Trinidadian fashion events, designer interviews and even a few articles on Caribbean hot spots and favourite hair and makeup trends!

Gisele Bündchen by Vincent Peters for Big Magazine. Image VINCENT PETERS

Sounds great doesn’t it! We’d also like to hear about what you’re interested in seeing more of- more new designer reviews? More content about Trinidadian designers? Styling tips? Or maybe you’d like to suggest articles about specific designers, models, icons or trends that you’d like our perspective on. We LOVE interacting with you all, so let’s chat even more!

Daphne Guiness by Markus & Koala for S Moda Magazine, January 2016. Image S MODA/MARKUS & KOALA

2015 was an odd year for us, and especially for me. I was juggling so many things that I often found myself unable to devote as much time to producing quality posts as I would have liked to. The same goes for my brother, who edits every post, and with our work and travel schedules, it was often difficult to synchronize our lives to post regularly. However, with all the work put in last year, things have smoothed out a lot and I’m excited to announce these changes that you can expect in the blog.

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Thank you to all of our readers! Our love and best wishes to each and every one of you. Stay fabulous!

-xx Ana & Estevan

Friday Fierceness!

Balmain Spring 2016 Campaign

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Models: Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer & Naomi Campbell

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Photographer: Steven Klein

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Creative Director: Olivier Rousteing

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Hair: Shay Ashual

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Makeup: Yadim

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*This is so fabulous that I couldn’t pick just one shot! The full campaign is on our Facebook page!

Friday Fierceness!

“The Collections”- Harper’s Bazaar UK February 2016

Gown: Stella McCartney. Image HARPER’S BAZAAR UK/ERIC MADIGAN HECK

Model: Kasia Struss
Photographer: Erik Madigan Heck
Stylist: Leith Clark
Hair: Tomi Kono