Monday, December 31, 2012

Charline De Luca S/S 2013

"I will keep applying architect skills to my collections, trying to continuously develop interesting and surprising shoes"

Carlotta De Luca

Education "I graduated in Architecture at the New York Institute of Technology. After this I decided to follow my passion for shoe design and attended the Central Saint Martins School in London."

What's next
"I wiil keep applying architect skills to my collections, trying to continuously develop interesting and surprising shoes, and one day who knows...on a bag collection too!"

Good Stories
"I love to wear accessories with animal and insect themes, 5 or 6 of them all together…"

Personal Style "Man vs. Woman: I love to wear masculine pieces adding a feminine touch. What I look for in clothes is the shape that they generate on the body and black is a must all year round."

All time favorite designers are
Coco Chanel, Thierry Mugler, Alexander McQueen.

All time style icon is
Diana Vreeland

The greatest dream "One my Charline De Luca boutique in NYC!"


Current City

How do you define fashion?
"Fashion is a form of art and expression. For me fashion is my life."


Friday, December 28, 2012

Meadham Kirchhoff X Lilien Czech

"Jewellery was one of the starting points of the collection, I watched that documentary about the auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery and I got really jealous,” Ed Meadham tells Dazed Digital about the story of his and Benjamin Kirchhoff’s SS13, ‘Meadham Kirchhoff, A Cautionary Tale’.

Taylor built a myth around herself for her obsessive consumption of diamonds – the ice cube 33.19 carat ring Richard Burton bought the actress in ’68 was a third character in their relationship.

For Meadham Kirchhoff’s take on magpie excess, the designers partnered with traditional bohemian glass jewel maker, Lilien Czech to create Victorian-leaning pearl embellished tiaras, clamper bracelets, drop brooches, hair clips, rings and long earrings. They then added more, with crystal covered tights, shoes and beauty spots on the models.

“I wanted the collection to be about the dream of escape and absolute richness in all senses, the jewellery to be enormous heirloom type pieces with huge stones. I want the wearer to look and feel like the richest princess possible," Meadham continues.

A suffocative trip of excess, one which even Marie Antoinette might’ve baulked at, this season continued the designer’s roll of killer, transgressive collections. The concept will follow through to shop floor as jewellery is to be sold in sets of approximately five pieces. It’s all or nothing.


Anne Vyalitsyna for Harper's Bazaar Turkey's January 2013 Cover Shoot by Koray Birand

Accessories, clothes,'s all good!

Anne – Leading model Anne Vyalitsyna graces the January 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Turkey, starring in a glossy cover story shot by Koray Birand. The Russian stunner dons a wardrobe of colorful resort pieces styled by Mahizer Aytas. Lush waves by hair stylist Ali Yilanci and red lips by makeup artist Rachel Goodwin complete the sumptuous, sun-drenched looks.