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Matt Gunther: The Captivating Eye of Urban Storytelling

June 13, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Matt Gunther is an acclaimed American photographer and director known for his evocative, richly textured images that often capture intimate, candid moments of everyday life. His work spans across a variety of genres, including portrait, landscape, and documentary photography.

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Stanley Kubrick: From Photography to Filmmaking

June 21, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Before becoming a renowned film director, Stanley Kubrick spent several years working as a photographer for Look magazine, which was a rival to Life. In 1945, as a 17-year-old, he sold a photo to the publication for $25 that depicted a newspaper salesman mourning the death of President Roosevelt. A year later, he was hired as a staff photographer, a position he held until 1950.

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Fabrizio Ferri: A Multitalented Force in Photography, Directing, and Composing

June 26, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Julian Everett

Fabrizio Ferri is a renowned Italian photographer, director, and composer who has made significant contributions to the world of fashion, art, and music. Born in 1949, he began his career in photography and swiftly rose to prominence due to his remarkable talent and unique aesthetic.

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Oliver Rousteing's Balmain Pre-Fall Collection: A Dialogue with History

July 1, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

At just 36 years old, Olivier Rousteing is already 12 years into his tenure as creative director of Balmain, making him the fourth longest-serving creative director in luxury fashion. His youthful vitality allows him to continually reinvent his designs to avoid becoming repetitive.

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#oldvoguecs: A Throwback to Jan Kralicek's Vogue CS Era

July 22, 2023 in Photography & Visuals by Charlotte Sinclair

Social media, particularly Instagram, is home to countless fashion-related hashtags, each serving as a virtual gateway to a specific aesthetic or era. Adding to this diverse collection is the #oldvoguecs tag, a tribute to the vibrant and dynamic work of Jan Kralicek, the former Creative and Fashion Director of Vogue CS.

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Sheila Jansen's Vogue Netherlands Cover and Story: A Summer Moodboard Staple

Aug. 6, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

The cover and cover story of the latest issue of Vogue Netherlands, featuring model Sheila Jansen, is an essential addition to any summer moodboard this year. The entire visual narrative is the product of a unique collaboration between Jansen, who also served as the creative director for the shoot, and stylist Esmeralda Tan.

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Luca Guadagnino Shines in Prada and Cartier at the Venice Film Festival Red Carpet

Aug. 31, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

Film director Luca Guadagnino, known for cinematic masterpieces like "Call Me by Your Name," recently graced the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival. Making waves in the fashion world, Guadagnino chose a stylish Prada ensemble for the occasion. But what truly stole the spotlight was his opulent Panthère de Cartier brooch, priced at a staggering $155,000.

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Debut of Zomer: A Fusion of Fashion and Storytelling Captivates the Industry

Sept. 5, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Fashion shows are usually the medium to display a designer's new collection, but for the brand Zomer, founded by designer Daniyal Aituganov and Dazed fashion director Imrah Asha, the intrigue started well before the runway lights come on. Their debut show is scheduled for the upcoming Paris Fashion Week, and anticipation is already high, thanks to their masterful storytelling campaign.

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"Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier Collector" Exhibition Opens at Palais Galliera in Paris

Sept. 7, 2023 in Travel & Destinations by Charlotte Sinclair

Beginning on September 27th, the Palais Galliera in Paris will host an extraordinary exhibition titled "Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier Collector" (Exhibition Link). The showcase will display a curated selection from Alaïa's extensive archive, which he meticulously collected from 1968 until his death.

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Tiffany & Co. Teases High Jewelry Magic with Blue Book Collection

Sept. 8, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Guess what, darlings? Tiffany & Co., the blue box everyone's been lusting after since, well, forever, has unveiled the first 25 high jewelry pieces from their latest Blue Book Collection. And let me tell you, it's not just a revelation; it's a full-on sparkling epiphany!

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Area's Fall 2023 Couture Collection: A Faux-Fur Fantasy

Sept. 11, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

In a daring move that aligns with the ethical fashion movement, Area's latest Fall 2023 Couture collection went down a path much-tread by Matthieu Blazy and delivered a mind-bending illusion. At first glance, the items in the collection appear to be made from fur, but upon closer inspection, they're revealed to be made of fabric with a "fur-like" print. The result? Some of the most environmentally friendly "fur" outfits made from denim, puffer jackets, and even dresses.

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Jenna Ortega Stars in the New Dior Joaillerie Campaign by Victoire de Castellane

Sept. 11, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Jenna Ortega, the rising star of Hollywood, takes center stage in the latest campaign for Dior Joaillerie. The collection, masterfully created by Victoire de Castellane, the Creative Director of Dior Jewelry, epitomizes the essence of luxury and sophistication that Dior is renowned for.

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Mowalola Spring-Summer 2024: Fetishizing Pain and Revolutionizing Fashion Norms

Sept. 16, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Last night at London Fashion Week, all eyes were on Mowalola Ogunlesi as she unveiled her much-anticipated Spring-Summer 2024 collection. The showcase featured an unusual mix of elements—ranging from classic oxfords with long socks to double skirts and "two-in-one" t-shirts. Even supermodel Irina Shayk graced the runway, intriguingly sporting a black eye.

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Swarovski Launches Galaxy Collection Featuring Lab-Grown Diamonds of Exceptional Quality

Sept. 20, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Charlotte Sinclair

In a remarkable blend of innovation and luxury, Swarovski has unveiled its Galaxy Collection, featuring lab-grown diamonds that mirror the quality of natural diamonds. These cultured diamonds meet rigorous standards, classified as G+ in color and VS+ in clarity.

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Kim Jones Reveals His Most Streamlined Collection Yet for Fendi Spring/Summer

Sept. 20, 2023 in Fashion & Style by Julian Everett

Sleek, sophisticated, and meticulously curated, Fendi's Spring/Summer collection under Creative Director Kim Jones marks a new standard for the fashion house. Stripped of excess and overflowing with purpose, the collection is a testament to restrained luxury.

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Sharon Stone's Legendary Playboy Photoshoot, July 1990: A Pivotal Cultural Moment

Nov. 14, 2023 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

In July 1990, Sharon Stone, already a rising star in Hollywood, graced the pages of Playboy magazine, marking a pivotal moment in both her career and the cultural landscape of the time. The photoshoot, captured just before her breakthrough role in "Basic Instinct", showcased Stone's charisma and undeniable presence, transcending the typical expectations of celebrity glamour.

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20 QUESTIONS: RON HOWARD

Feb. 15, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Charlotte Sinclair

Litle Opie has grown up and become a hotshot film director. Apparently, goin' fishin' with Andy and hanging out with the Fonz paid off. Not to mention an assortment of serious TV-film roles, a lead in "American Graffiti" and an apprenticeship ("Grand Theft Auto") in the Roger Corman school for budding directors. To Ron Howard's recent big-screen credit are "Night Shift" and "Splash." We asked Contributing Editor David Rensin to meet with Howard in Hollywood as he was putting the finishing touches on "Cocoon," just released. Says Rensin, "Ron Howard does not look dumb in a mustache. Aunt Bee would be mighty proud."

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20 QUESTIONS - MICHAEL MADSEN

Feb. 27, 2024 in Models & Actresses Photos by Julian Everett

Michael Madsen can easily look like a thug. The 37-year-old actor (and brother of actress Virginia Madsen) has certainly played his share—from the ominous Mr. Blond in "Reservoir Dogs" to the hazardous Rudd in "The Getaway" to the threatening Mr. Blonde in "Free Willy," and as Susan Sarandon's boyfriend, Jimmy, in "Thelma & Louise." These are his leather-knuckle, screwface haz 25 others, some you probably wished to know. And he's written a recently published book of neo-Bukowski poetry titled "Beer, Blood and Ashes."

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