Karlie Kloss photographed by Hedi Slimane

21st December 2011Fashion

Lensed by designer-cum-photographer Hedi Slimane, it’s a photoshoot that plays to Kloss’ strengths and sees evocative lighting and shadowing set against the svelte lines of Kloss’ figure  for the February 2012 edition of Vogue Japan. Styled by Mika Mizutani.

Prada Daze. The Spring 2012 Campaign by Steven Meisel

20th December 2011Fashion

The spring 2012 campaign from Prada enlists a cast of all star models and newer faces including Natasha Poly, Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema, Katryn Kruger and Kati Nescher. Steven Meisel returned this season to photograph the girls at a gas station–an appropriate location for a collection featuring colourful car motifs.

Watch. The Visionaries: Tom Ford documentary

19th December 2011Fashion, Film

When Ford talks about being laughed at for wanting to make a movie and gives a tour of his design studio. Director Michael Bonfiglio, who followed Ford — all access — from his return to womenswear in September 2010 through this past February when he opened his Los Angeles store, says of filming the designer: “I … Read More

Merry Christmas from Dior

18th December 2011Fashion, Film

[youtube=http://youtu.be/MwiPQ7VE1gw] Dior have released their 2011 Christmas Story which invites us into their enchanting Golden World of a Dior Christmas. Dior celebrates the holiday season in gold with an exciting array of bags, shoes and accessories.

Matthew Bourne’s Christmas Nutcracker at Sadler’s Wells Theatre

17th December 2011Christmas, Performance

[youtube=http://youtu.be/GPcf0T1ENBQ] One of the most popular dance productions ever staged in the UK, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! returns to Sadler’s Wells this Christmas to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a limited seven week run. The Nutcracker is traditionally a celebration of sweetness – both the sentimental and saccharine kind – and one of the many joys of Matthew Bourne’s reinvention of the … Read More

Christmas Card Animation & Window Display by Rob Ryan

16th December 2011Christmas, Design, Film

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/12130571 w=640&h=450] If you’re coming into Charing Cross train station in London this winter, look out for the Coutts bank window on the other side of the road. Rob Ryan has created a Christmas window for them to raise money for Kids Company. Incorporated into the windows there is a stuffed Elephant, a Dolls House and … Read More

V&A Christmas Tree by Studio Roso

16th December 2011Design, Exhibition

  To celebrate the festive period, the V&A has commissioned design duo Studio Roso to create a Christmas Tree for the Grand Entrance of the Museum until January 5th.  The handmade ‘tree’ is made up of 3.3 miles of elastic cord and will reach over 4 meters high. A total of 1500 individual strands have been combined to create … Read More