Eyes: the window to Prabal’s soul? New York Fashion Week is in full effect and this weekend I was mesmerized by the powerful sapphire blue makeup in Prabal Gurung‘s FW 2012 collection. The above shot of Candice Swanepoel, taken by Nina Westervelt (MCV Photo, via Refinery29), captures a behind-the-scenes moment that was likely more erratic than it appears. Candice is the face of his Spring 2012 campaign, and this striking beauty look reinforces the link between the transformative model and the popular designer.
Bustiers, leather fringe, ripped denim, and maxi skirts, all done in sun-baked, earthy hues like ochre and rust, make up the majority of Evil Twin‘s new S/S ’12 lookbook. The overall feel can only truly be captured by a weekend at Coachella (or a slightly more gothic Woodstock), but we think the Aussie brand is as close as you can get to a sun-beaten desert without booking a plane ticket to California.
With names like the “Joplin” and “Brown Sugar,” Evil Twin isn’t trying to hide where their inspiration comes from. Think rocker meets hippie meets cowgirl, and anything that would help you get in touch with your wild side. If you need further explanation, we can put it in clearer music terms for you – they’ve dubbed the lookbook “Black Magic Woman,” after the 1968 bluesy rock single from none other than Fleetwood Mac.
I find something very sexy about a casual tee paired with high heel shoes. If you’ve never done this, I recommend you try! It says “Yes, I’m hot” but still very down to earth… a.k.a., approachable. Let me show you how it’s done with Miss Leah’s outfit, and maybe you can take a stab at it this glorious long weekend!
Blot on that red lip for an extra touch of badass and you’re done. Statement tees work best for me — it’s gives your crush a reason to come talk to you… (Maybe we should turn this into a how to get a the guy post?? I kid). At the end of the day, always dress up for yourself. You are more than worth it!
The Standard Hotels and WeSC know a thing or 2 about traveling in style: one is a premier boutique hotel group catering to the trendy and fabulous, the other is a lifestyle brand with international clout. Clearly the Standard Culture appeals to WeSC Activists given the design and art sensibilities of both entities. To commemorate a capsule collection, WeSC artists including Cheryl Dunn, Giovanni Reda, Steed Lord, Beth Riesgraf and FriendsWithYou compiled short films for each of the Standard Hotel locations.
The collab consists of luggage tags, wallets, phone cases, and passport holders in solid leather, assigning colorways according to the cities that The Standard calls home (New York, Downtown LA, Hollywood, and Miami). Finally, the cherry on top is a set of headphones to drown out those crying babies and rowdy frat boys on your flight.
Shop the collection for a post-holiday gift to yourself (wouldn’t it be nice to plan a weekend getaway with your tax return?)! To delve further into the collaboration, check out the videos below and head over to WeSCpedia for the full breakdown.
Job at Karmaloop? I’m a photo editor and blog photographer for Karmaloop. I graduated this past summer with my BFA in photography and I am so lucky to have found this position, I love it! We get to see all the new products that come through and make them (and the gorgeous models) look beautiful. I also shoot for the blog – working on Wear it 3 Ways, Look of the Week and the Men’s Blog!
Describe your personal style: Rock & Roll with lots of glitz….oh and lot’s of black!
Favorite part of the holiday season? Definitely being with my family and people that I love…the holiday’s make me feel like a kid and bring back amazing memories, I love that! Oh and eating/drinking to much, falling asleep early and not feeling guilty about it!