Marni’s new atmosphere

Be gone bold prints! Away geometric confusion! Be rested, 50′s silhouettes.

Marni has entered a new era.
Although they still did manage to sneak in a few pairs of their signature child-like anti-fashion flatforms, their Fall 2013 is strikingly different to the collections past. Not only did they show a sombre palette of masculine blacks and browns, sending their tertiary brights on hiatus, but Consuelo Castiglioni has chosen to reveal prints of a woody hinterland on a very straight-up-and-down silhouette. Great for hiding those big Milanese lunches.
Castiglioni’s ‘Austere but Romantic’ collection was softened by way of fur trimmings, velvet and brushed mohair. It was beautiful Winter texture’s all over, just as it should be, making this my favourite Marni collection.One undeniable ‘FAIL’ for me was the Yeti-style ugg boots that aren’t attractive anywhere, not even on Catherine McNeil, and therefore not worthy of showing you on this column. It will damage your retina’s.
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p.s Moda Maison loved seeing Sydney model fave Eva Downey debut on Marni’s runway. She also walked for Jonathan Saunders and Christopher Kane in London this season. Hot to trot.

Images via Style.com

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Nature’s Finest.

naturellementIf i was rich, and had the money to splurge on the world’s finest jewels, lathering myself in diamonds and precious stones of all hues and saturation’s of the colour wheel, then formed into quirky shapes representing nature, it would undeniably be Cartier.
Opening tomorrow is The Cartier Naturellement exhibition, being held at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Hall for one magical day only, Friday 22nd February 2013.

The exhibition celebrates the history of the secret garden of Cartier, where the wild and majestic felines come together with exotic birds and colourful insects and plants. Cartier’s long-time fascination with nature dates back to the early 20th Century. The forms of a flower have become the maisons’ signature identity, even long before it’s obsession with the animal kingdom. This is displayed in each collection, bringing modern flora and fauna-inspired pieces into three-dimensional keepsakes for the jewel boxes of lucky ladies around the world.

Below, a sample of the historical evolution of Cartier:
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Images supplied courtesy of Cartier.

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Miranda Kerr by Hedi Slimane

In general, I don’t love Miranda Kerr in an editorial capacity- I find her much too commercial a model to translate in to something organic and natural (fitting word choices considering we are talking about Miranda!). However, this being her first cover for (ModaMaison favourite) Jalouse magazine’s February edition, I felt I had to re-post this. The styling, mood and a doe-eyed Miranda was still captivating behind Slimane’s lens.
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Images via Lazygirls.info

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Anna Selezneva by Camilla Akrans

A TRUE fashion photographer- here is more Camilla Akrans perfection to feast your eyes on. This is for the new Blumarine campaign.
Always makes the girls and the clothes look divine.


Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

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ELLE goes eclectic for Spring 2013

An example of the edit from my shoot this weekend for an international ELLE edition, out in May 2013.
I selected from the Spring 13 collections from Chanel, Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Burberry. Mixed with Christian Louboutin and accessories from Cartier, Mawi, Erickson Beamon and new aussie label Ryan Storer.
The shoot was crisp white, meets sparkle on the beach. Touches of Neon gave the looks the fun Australian 90′s vibe.

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Surely! it’s Shourouk!

Parisian jewellery designer Shourouk is flying through the fashion industry at lightning speed. In just a couple of short seasons, Shourok has been flaunted in fashion shows, film clips and movies and is fast becoming a house-hold name. Famed also for it’s popularity amongst street-style fashion maven’s (mainly for it’s bold and catching colours and consequently the ability to capture the attention of blog photographers), Shourouk’s signature style of ‘luxury and elegance’  makes each item a little statement piece of art.
Available worldwide. For stockists see www.shourouk.com

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Cribs of the rich and famous

One of my all-time favourite things is to glance inside the homes of celebrities and famous fashion personalities.
Courtney Cox is one celeb with serious home style. Friends co-star Matthew Perry is another who’s taste in real estate I really admire. Any one of his homes in Malibu or the Hollywood Hills are desirable.
Of the rich and famous who’s style I like to monitor, some of them are avid property movers. Superstars  like Kylie Minogue, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Taylor Swift all buy and sell property regularly.
Below are some notable places most could only dream of owning…

Tom Ford’s LA house
www.curbed.com

Miley Cyrus’ Studio City, CA home
www.casasugar.com

Rihanna’s Pacific Palisades mansion
www.usmagazine.com

The library inside Karl Lagerfeld’s Paris apartment
www.thefashionistyle.com

Taylor Swift’s elegant bathroom in her Nashville, Tennessee abode.
www.casasugar.com

The California mansion of Hillary Duff
www.latimes.com

Sophia Coppola recently sold her home in NoLita, New York.
www.casasugar.com

Carine Roitfeld’s Paris home
www.sharedesign.com

The most amazing taste in real estate- this is Matthew Perry’s Hollywood Hills property.
www.topcelebrityhomes.com

Kylie Minogue’s South Kensington, London pad
www.casasugar.com

Light, bright and white
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s Brentwood, CA home.
www.casasugar.com

 

 

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Before the Dawn

Finally, here are the images for Poster magazine, shot by photographer Nicholas Samartis. I first mentioned model Marthe Wiggers and this story back in October, so here is the full shoot.
Moving on from last years ‘fetish’ fashion, we wanted to take black and leather in to a more layered, tailored direction, mixing Marni, Chanel, Givenchy and Balmain. Enjoy!

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On the First day of Christmas

My true love gave to me:
Magnolia grandiflora tree  (www.onlinetrees.com.au)

HAPPY CHRISTMAS  love from ModaMaison.com

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On the Second day of Christmas

My true love gave to me:
Lanvin crystal and cord clip earrings: £367 (www.net-a-porter.com)

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