Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Karl Lagerfeld Stars in Volkswagon Ad

Oh uncle Karl...

Nuff said.

Of course his favourite model and muse Baptiste Giabiconi is also subtly snuck into one of the shots.

 We hardly see them apart these days...

Source: Highsnobette

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Lacoste SS11 "Unconventional Chic" Campaign Revealed

Lacoste's new "Unconventional Chic" campaign reveals a 180-degree flip from its previous image, replacing the brand's fun and playful attitude...
FW10 Ad Campaign
SS10 Ad Campaign
FW09 Ad Campaign

...with a rather sombre high-fashion dip.

The SS11 campaign features fashion's "it" clan Anja Rubik, Liya Kebede, Jon Kortajarena and Noah Mills.

Has newly appointed creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista gone too luxury on Lacoste to stand by for a next step similar to his predecessor Christophe Lemaire's?

Source: WWD

Man Of 2011: Michael Pitt

A celebrity face to look out for in 2011 is current Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt. Featured most recently in Interview and Nylon, and previously starred in YSL's FW09 Mens Paris Fashion Week video, Pitt is on his way to be an A-list both in fashion and in Hollywood. 


Credit: Nylon, Interview

Gisele for Balenciaga SS11 Campaign: That Wig!

Currently enduring the long and painful process of growing out my hair to attempt long lustrous Gisele locks, I was at first in shock when I saw Gisele's new gig with Balenciaga. 

If the one woman who works those locks best chops them off, why should I bother?

Ok hang on... it's a wig. Bedhead hair here I come!

Source: WWD

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Versace SS11 Campaign Face: January Jones

SS11 ad campaigns are kicking off to a great start!
January Jones bares all for Versace's SS11 campaign for the fashion house to place more focus on its handbag collection, which features a great deal of Versace's signature Greek fret motif.

"I am always on the lookout for the next Versace blonde", says Donetella of the 32-year-old Man Men star on WWD , "and in January I feel I have found a perfect Versace woman for the 21st century. She is chic and elegant but deeply sensual too.”

Madame Versace, I can't agree more.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

A little sidetracked from fashion and design, relating more generically to our (or my) Christmas lists that are becoming longer and longer every passing year.

Have you watched Family Guy's Christmas episode yet? If not, watch it! Here's a short prelude:

There's something ethical whilst naughty about Seth MacFarlane that's very intriguing to me.
Christmas list item #1: Meet Mr. MacFarlane.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Back from India!

Another Angle took a short break from the net for a photoshoot in Mumbai, India.
What a paradise of colours, colours, and more vibrant colours!

...and those piercing eyes! Beautiful...

The photoshoot was an explosion of Indian cultural signatures: Kathakali dancers, Laksme the elephant, a classic Ambassador with Miss Universe sprawled atop, festive's a sneak peek to whet your appetite:

More to come later...!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Valentino x Gap...Here We Go Again!

Didn't get enough of Lanvin x H&M? How about Valentino x Gap?
This collection is more selectively distributed: Gap's new Milan store on Carso Vittorio Emanuele on 20th November onwards, Colette in Paris, two Gap stores in London (Oxford Street, Dover Street Market) on 27th November onwards.
If you are lucky enough to be in one of these cities, go NOW. 

Chiuri and Piccioli  said: 'We love mixing different cultures and we have been excited to mix gap’s timeless essentials with our roman culture of Couture. It brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap's fashion staples, synthesizing the current trend of combining luxury with basics.'

Not the most wearable but definitely the most desirable.

Credit: Dailymail

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Felder Felder

Came across goth-chic twins Annette and Daniela Felder's FELDER FELDER the other day. No wonder they have such a huge celebrity following, I love their play on feminine rock n roll !

Here are a few looks from Felder Felder SS11 Collection:

Epilogue: Lanvin x H&M...Now What?

What happens after you buy your Lanvin H&M? Do you brave the winds and wear it on a night out despite risking "double trouble" or store it until four years later?
Conclusion: you've just got to rock it and hope you look better than the 6 foot supermodel wearing the same dress next to you. Just feel fabulous in that dress; those oversized ruffles are magical.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Eek! Tom Ford is Back!

Are you excited? I'm excited.
Tom Ford's long waited SS11 womenswear collection.
It's been six years Mr. Ford.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Asians Can Look Good Blonde...if you're Ai Tominaga

It is the second season we have seen catwalk veteran Ai Tominaga blonde and I am loving every second of it!
SS11 Louis Vuitton
SS11 Reed Krakoff

FW10 Givenchy
FW10 Chanel

The only other Asian, in my opinion, who can truly pull off blonde hair is Daul Kim (R.I.P).

Both Ai and Daul have their natural charisma to add sophisticated cool and edge to a colour that tends to turn perfectly normal people exceptionally such (extreme comparisons to make my point):

What do you think?