Saturday, October 24, 2009

Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic

I have been meaning to write posts about models that I like but have just been putting it off (I know, so bad!) but this would be a good one to start off. Model Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic are definitely one HOT couple!

The following editorial appears in the latest issue of Man About Town photographed by Camilla Akrans:

Of all the pics, my favorite is the second as I find it very sensual, oh-such-a-tease. Past editorials that have both of them featured would be in the Russian Glamour magazine. Following are two shots that I liked from that editorial:

And some more shots from another editorial for a magazine this past April 2009:

Anja Rubik hails from Poland while Sasha Knezevic is Yugoslavian. They are both currently signed under Next Model Management. They were featured together in the GAP holiday campaign last year and have since been together.

What do you think of them as a couple? Hot or not? Definitely sizzling hot to me!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Preview Video - Jimmy Choo for H&M

Apologies once again for the lack of posts. I have been busy with informational interviews (as a strategy to securing a job!), dealing with some pest issues, and moving my things out from storage. I reckon there will be no outfit posts for quite some time until I am absolutely certain that I have the pest issue over and done with. Sad, but true.

Anyway, here's a video on a preview to the collaboration between Jimmy Choo and H&M as mentioned here earlier. The video features picks from Tamara Mellon, the founder and President of H&M.

I am excited to see the accessories in person especially the chain necklace, the studded belt and the pair of caged heels. The collection is set to hit stores come November 14, 2009.

Friday, October 9, 2009

François Nars the Make-up Artist and Photographer

François Nars is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the founding of his eponymous company by combining two of his favorite things — beauty products and photography — in a new book.

Nars, creative director and founder of the company which bears his name, did both the makeup and the photography for the book, “15x15,” which is published by Chandelier Creative and is due out in mid-November for 30 days only at

“When you do something for 15 years, you want to do something fun but [that is] still a nice piece of work. Plus, the Nars brand people wanted me to do something to remind people I’m still here,” Nars said with a laugh.

Concurred Louis Desazars, chief executive officer of Nars, which was acquired by Shiseido Co. Ltd. in 2000: “It is a good opportunity to raise brand awareness — and we’re proud that we’re celebrating the anniversary in a unique way.”

Like Nars’ earlier book, “X-Ray,” the portraits are intended to transform their subjects into new personas — but the twist this time is that there are two inspirations for each shot, an iconic image, person or emotion and a classic Nars product. The book features portraits of 15 celebrities: Marc Jacobs, Isabella Rossellini, Amber Valletta, Dayle Haddon, Naomi Campbell, Amanda Lepore, Daphne Guinness, François Vincentelli, Natasha Poly, Lisa Marie Smith, Olivier Theyskens, Carla Gugino, Shalom Harlow, Tyson Ballou and Jennifer Jason Leigh. “Basically, I wanted people who reflected my taste, friends and people I admired for their look and talent,” said Nars. “I love the way Marc looks, but also what he is and does. I tried to pick people not just for looks, but for talent.

Shot of Marc Jacobs

Among the varied images: Nars’ photo of Jacobs was inspired by a Richard Avedon image of Sixties supermodel China Machado and Nars Dovima Nail Polish (a tomato-red shade named for another Sixties-era supermodel who was a favorite of Avedon’s.) “It is really an homage to Avedon, who I’ve admired for years,” said Nars. Proceeds from Jacobs’ image will go to AmFar. Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour was Nars’ inspiration for his portrait of Valletta. The Nars lipstick of the same shade, a sheer beige, was the product used in the shot. Profits will go to The Friendly House. Haddon wears Nars’ Butterfield 8 Lip Lacquer in a shot inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s role in the movie of the same name. Her proceeds will benefit WomenOne. Isabella Rossellini appears in a Junya Watanabe top wearing Nars’ Misfit Duo Eyeshadow. Her portrait references her most recent project, Green Porno, a series of short films examining the sex lives of bugs. The project was written and directed by Rossellini and features her. Proceeds of her pictures will benefit The Guide Dog Foundation.

“There’s something very different on every page,” said Nars. “You don’t get bored.”

After each celebrity was shot at Industria, Nars handed them a Leica camera and asked them to shoot pictures of their own, using the product used in their Nars portrait as an inspiration. These shots, like the book and the celebrity portraits, will be available for sale for 30 days at

Just 1,500 copies of the $80 book will be produced; each will be hand-numbered. Any copies that do not sell on will be sold via

Every penny raised by the book, Desazars emphasized, will be donated to charity. Each celebrity chose a pet charity, and all proceeds from the sales of that person’s photos and images will be donated to his or her charity. At least $150,000 is expected to be raised. “We all have to give — there is a lot of need out in the world,” said Nars.

Social media, including Facebook and Twitter, will be used to promote the book, as will the 15x15 Web site, which will go live Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. during a cocktail party Jacobs and Guinness are holding in Manhattan to celebrate the project.

Nars has a number of other projects in the pipeline, including a freestanding store in New York City in 2010, another makeup book and a Tahiti-inspired book slated for a 2011 release. As well, a 15th anniversary party will be held Dec. 10 at Barneys, where the brand launched in 1994.

*article taken from here*

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spotted: Rachel Weisz

Spotted: Rachel Weisz decked in Marc Jacobs Resort 2010 outfits

I definitely love the cut and design of the leather jacket. The quilting detail on the shoulder adds character to the jacket while the lapel and the hardware are other details that makes this jacket stand out from your regular and ordinary leather jacket!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yet Another Sneak Peek

Here's another sneak peek at my indulgent splurge:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Random Inspirations

Apologies for the lack of posts! Have been busy cleaning the new place that I will be moving to. Have been crashing at a kind friend's place for far too long, so its time to move out! Hopefully once I moved into my new pad I might have more pics to post for my outfits as I am currently just living out of my suitcase. Heh.

Anyway, here's a bunch of pics that were of inspiration over the past week or so.

Victoria Beckham and her dresses in classic silhouette can do no wrong! Of course, toting a Hermes Birkin is yet another classic staple in her wardrobe along with those sky high Louboutins.

Emma Watson, the new face of Burberry and the one of the main cast of Harry Potter dresses like her age. It is so refreshing to see a starlet like her dressing up in her age as opposed to trying too hard to look all grown up. She is definitely classy unlike the other Hollywood starlets like Vanessa Hudgens, Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan or Miss Socialiate Paris Hilton, all of which I detest. I apologize if you happen to like either one of them. They are just too trashy in my opinion.

Kate Lanphear, the Style Director for Elle magazine is a definite stand-out. She does not conform to the rest of the folks in the fashion industry by dressing up all girly and trendy. Her style is totally androgynous and rockin' it all out in studs regardless of trend du jour.

I am getting bored with my style and am toying with the idea of chopping my locks to sport a similar hairstyle like hers. I am broke and therefore have no $$$ to shop, hence the next best thing is to don a new hairstyle! I am thinking of waiting till I go home in December for my brother's wedding to chop off my locks but we'll see how long I can withstand the temptation. I usually tend to keep my hair longer in the colder months, by the way so this is totally an impulsive thing.

Okay, enough with my ramblings. Till the next post!