Kings of Cool

From This

Proenza Schouler FW 13

Proenza Schouler FW 13

To This…
The Proenza Schouler boys remind us why they are the Kings of Cool…

Proenza Schouler SS 13/14

Proenza Schouler SS 13/14

Images: via style.com,  proenzaschouler.com

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Cool Summer

Today celebrates the First Birthday of ModaMaison!
Swim maven’s- here’s some of the sexiest new swimsuits around for the Summer season. Get your beach on.
Shanna3Jets by Jessika Allen swimsuit Shanna6Christie’s swimsuit from I.M Boutique
Missoni Home towel from MyerShanna4Eres swimsuit from Sylvia Rhodes LingerieShanna1La Perla swimsuit from I.M Boutique 
Shanna2Eres swimsuit from Sylvia Rhodes Lingerie
Missoni Home towel from Myer

Shanna5Eres swimsuit from Sylvia Rhodes Lingerie

Stockists
Jets by Jessika Allen (www.jets.com.au/)
I.M Boutique (www.imboutique.com.au/)
Sylvia Rhodes Lingerie (www.sylviarhodeslingerie.com.au/)
Myer (www.myer.com.au/)

Photographer: Michael Naumoff
Stylist: Sarah Bonett
Hair and Make-up: Gavin Anesbury
Model: Shanna Jackway/ IMG

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Embracing Gatsby style

Art Deco is all about symmetry and balance, so it’s no surprise that it resonates with me. It’s been my favourite period since I remember learning all about it way back in fashion college. Maybe it’s the bold geometric shapes that I love, or the lavish over-the-top ornamentation.
The Art Deco movement began at about 1908 in Europe and remained popular until about the end of World War II. The Chrysler building in New York, of 1928, is a beautiful example of art deco architecture.
What forms the Art Deco signature? Look for curved lines contrasting with sharp lines. Repetition of everything including lines, trims, shapes. Geometric versions of motifs representing nature like suns, shells, waterfalls, and leaves.
Because travel during the Art Deco period was popular, the interiors were often influenced by the colour palettes and textures from global surrounds. Think Egyptian pyramids and the types of materials seen on African safari like animal skins, ivory and mother of pearl. A typical Art Deco interior would posess bold patterned wall coverings, black and white vinyl check flooring or parquetry, linear cut fireplaces, grand curved staircases, a palette of glossy black, white, oyster and beige, and shades of green and red. Shortly I’ll be posting more about the latest Deco interiors to inspire, so stay tuned.
ArtDecoSource: Flikr.com/Annough Lykin Miss V, dreamstime.com, paloma81.blogspot.com, www.artdecoworld.com, www.norcorp.com, georgenantiques.com, storiesbystella.com, http://www.interiordesignipedia.com

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Maticevski’s Moment

In between designing for the Sydney Dance company’s production of Les Illuminations and featuring his beautiful pieces in International Exhibitions, Toni Maticevski has found the time to head back to Paris for the Resort collections, following a memorable show at Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week and interest from International buyers. In my mind, contrary to many ‘fad’ Australian labels, Maticevski is an all-round designer with true skill, who’s  nurtured his brand and career for longevity and similarly to that of a luxury international fashion house, starting on Couture bespoke pieces for clients, trying his hand at menswear and participating in licensed deals with big brands. Now with the Spring Summer collection (shot exclusively for ModaMaison below) dropping into stores, the launch of an online store, and the success of some new international accounts, it’s so exciting to see which adventure Maticevski will take next.
maticevski1Maticevski Universal Oversize Coat, Superior Leather Skirt in White Snake, Double Wrap Belt
Robert Clergerie shoes from Myermaticevski6Maticevski Aumont crocodile stamped leather jacket,
Eiffel Y wrap belt harness, Superior leather skirt in White Snake
Nina Ricci clutch from Myer maticevski2Maticevski Debut Trapeze Dress, Eiffel Y wrap belt harness
Robert Clergerie shoes from Myer
maticevski3  Maticevski Inception Zipper Dress, Double Wrap Belt
maticevski4Maticevski Captivation Leather Top
maticevski5Maticevski Thief Racer top, Ruby Neo-Prene Skirt
Robert Clergerie shoes from Myer

MATICEVSKI (www.tonimaticevski.com)

Photographer: Michael Naumoff
Stylist: Sarah Bonett
Hair and Make-up: Gavin Anesbury
Model: Leah/ London Management

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Modern Opulence

In the modern world we live in, the power of simplicity rules for home styling.
Our lives are so cluttered with popular culture and social media (in amongst the important stuff) that people with busy days often lean towards a more minimalist home where the mind can breathe. Scandinavian design has been dominating for some time now and I think it’s because of this overload.

But I don’t think an appreciation for the old-world should be lost. A Venetian mirror can look just as comfortable in a minimalist setting as a frameless one, for example. And a French bed head can add the right amount of spice to a room if its surroundings are simple. There’s no denying that opulence has taken a back seat in the modern home, but here are some ideas for the way technically ‘busy’ or ‘loud’ furnishings can add interest to clean home styling.
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Image source: frenchbedroomcompany.co.uk, venetiandesign.in, bellafigura.com, cocorepublic.com.au,

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Monochrome for the Home

I’ve never been one for colour.

In fact, my flirtation with colour goes only as far as my fashion styling requirements for work over the last 14 years.
My wardrobe proudly boasts not an inch of bright colour. I remember wearing white to my first ever Mardi Gras party. And plain black to my 21st. My home is a blank canvas of white, only updated with neutrals that tempt me and trend-based patterns that occasionally catch my eye. My bed sheets are white, my valance is black. The kitchen is all white except for a stark black De Longhi kettle and toaster combo. And my car? Black…

It’s not that colour scares me. It’s more that the absence of colour calms me…
So it comes as no surprise that the interiors that resonate with me most are those with a crisp monochromatic palette. Some of the most elegant apartments I’ve set foot in have been void of bold hues . The timeless, minimalist approach is what I always remember.

Manhatten stripes, complicated geometric focal points, and character-filled art-deco trimmings- it’s all about the black and white.
B&W7B&W6 B&W5B&W8 B&W4  B&W2B&W3 B&W1 B&W9Some time soon, I’ll be sharing the latest licorice home trimmings I’ve fallen in love with, that you can get your hands on too.

Image source: mylusciouslife.com, theinterior-zone.com, belleinspirations.blogspot.com, mydesignfile.com.au, freshome.com, digsdigs.com, creamylife.com, creamylife.com, hotstyledesign.com

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Great Scot! it’s CHANEL

The heavy tweeds and luxurious knits shown in the CHANEL pre-Fall 2013 collection was all in ode to Scotland and the land of the green, and it came with all it’s opulence. The androgynous feel that makes up CHANEL’s signature came from Scotland originally when Coco had spent some time there with her lover the Duke of Westminster.

Th show took place at Linlithgow, where Mary Queen of Scots- the inspiration for Lagerfeld’s collection, was born almost seven centuries ago. Below are some images of the collection, shot exclusively for ModaMaison.
07-965resizeCHANEL Tweed jacket, jeans, metallic boots, shirt with detachable bow and tartan brooch
08-1034resizeCHANEL long dress, tartan cuff and flap bag. Stylist’s own throw09-1136resizeCHANEL ‘Sporran’ tassle handbag

All items available at the CHANEL boutique (www.chanel.com)
Images shot exclusively for ModaMaison

Photographer: Michael Naumoff
Stylist: Sarah Bonett
Hair: Gavin Anesbury
Make-up: Nadine Monley for Chanel
Model: Stephanie/Chic Management

Source: Style.com

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Regal Rubik

This morning I stumbled across possibly the coolest shoot in the world. EVER. And trust it to come from style bible, Vogue Paris.
This is what fashion is supposed to be about; using pretty clothes as a tool to portray humour, substance and creativity.
The Queen of England gets a punk makeover by stylist Emmanuel Alt in Inez and Vinoodh’s pictures, where Anja Rubik wears Dior, McQueen and Saint Laurent to name a few. Anja_Queen1Click below to watch Anja dance, smoke a dart and flip the birdy!
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Images by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Paris Vogue August 2013
Source: FashionGoneRogue.com

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Christian Lacroix Papier

ChristianLacroixPapierFlamboyant couture house Christian Lacroix has released a new range of paper journals, note books and beautiful cards, new to Myer. The inspiration for comes from the designer’s catwalk designs, celebrating all things French and ‘Joie de vivre’. Decorated using gold foil and flocking, these are a beautiful addition to the home office.
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Cartier’s Paris Nouvelle Vague

Cartier is a brand that certainly needs no introductions. Although I’m not into the house’s emblematic ‘Panther’ pieces, I’ve long been a fan of the Love bangles and the Juste en Clou nail jewellery line. The Collection Paris Nouvelle Vague by Cartier is to be launched this evening and it’s so disappointing that I’ll miss it because I’m interstate. Taking cues from 1930′s architecture, one of my favourite era’s where art-deco reigned supreme, the collection is inspired by the moods of a Parisian woman, and has looks named after a line-up of different character traits like ‘voluptuous’, ‘emancipated’, ‘mischievous’ and ‘sparkling’.
Watch this space to hear more about the Paris Nouvelle Vague collection.
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