The launch of VOGUE ARABIA is not only a milestone for the Arab fashion scene, it is a milestone for the world of print and online media itself. In a historic move for a Vogue magazine edition, it first launched as a digital website in October 2016 before focusing on print from Spring 2017.
The magazine will be distributed in several Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz is the Editor-in-Chief of the 22nd edition of Vogue. The publication is a partnership between Condé Nast and Dubai-based media company Nervora.
In the beginning of this month, I had the honor to receive the first print edition as an exclusive preview and I absolutely adore this issue, which is published in Arabic and English. The cover features model Gigi Hadid, who is half Palestinian and half Dutch, photographed by Inez and Vinoodh. Visually, undoubtedly this is one of the best Vogue covers of all time.
“In one poised photograph, she communicates a thousand words to a region that’s been waiting far too long for its Vogue voice to speak,” says the Editor-in-Chief, Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz.
Arabia’s fashion awakening is here. Stay tuned for more.
Graphic silhouettes stand out against an immaculate background like an arty collage. For the S/S 2017 ad campaign, Karl Lagerfeld plays with contrasts as he captures the metamorphosis of a contemporary creature, one minute a pop Lolita, the next a cyber punk. Bold colours or black and white, close-ups or bodies in motion, the campaign highlights the explosive combinations from a collection that is feminine and yet ultra-modern.
Both gentle and daring, a dress in navy blue silk crêpe and lace is coupled with the comfort of an embroidered tweed jacket whose motif echoes an electronic circuit board.
Beneath a knitted cardigan the lace of a playsuit in satin crêpe is revealed, while a coat in off-white silkand lace covers a black babydoll worn with suede booties adorned with touch fasteners. Opposites attract as the feminine spirit of lingerie fuses with the singularity of new materials and playful references to the online world.
The silhouettes combine striking pieces and an accumulation of pieces of fine jewellery. A silk jacketwith a hypnotic print is embellished with sautoirs and necklaces in white or yellow gold, diamonds and multi-colour cultured pearls, and with rings and earrings in white gold and diamonds, from the Plume de CHANEL, Sous le signe du Lion, Camélia and Ruban collections. The high-tech aesthetic of two J12 watches in white ceramic completes the look.
A series of resin and silvery metal cuffs accessorise a patent leather jacket worn with the BOY CHANEL handbag, the iconic House handbag revisited here in a perforated white leather version.
A fanny pack nonchalantly clashes with a multi-colour cotton tweed jacket and skirt ensemble worn with a yellow crêpe de chine blouse.
Finally booties or ballet flats, low-heeled shoes that play with detail, liberate the movements of this digital Amazon.
Inventive and mischievous, the S/S 2017 campaign recreates the energy of the Data Center Chanel runway show. And the free spirit of the House of CHANEL gazes ever forward to the future.
Personally, I am so in love with this open back little black jacket to the right. And Arizona Muse was the perfect model for the campaign. Bravo, Karl Lagerfeld! Well done!
Today, I had an amazing day in NYC that was filled with so many outstanding impressions and special moments. One of them was meeting Carolyn Murphy, who has been the face of Estée Lauder for 15 consecutive years. The minute we spoke, it was a match made in heaven.
She is not only so beautiful from the outside but also from the inside. Before I tell you more about this special encounter, I would like you to get inspired by her extraordinary outfit.
WELCOME TO NOW It’s a new era at Tommy Hilfiger. We’re breaking the old-school rules of the runway and giving instant access to our Fall 2016 Hilfiger Collection and the new TOMMYXGIGI capsule. These are our greatest hits, remixed and restyled for the digital age and shoppable the moment the lights go up. We look to the classic codes of our 30-year arsenal––nautical, sport, rock-n-roll, Americana––and give everything a modern day swagger. We’ve played with proportions and fabrics, making signature details pop. It’s nautical meets street; inspired by Gigi Hadid and designed to be worn as you like it. This is the show I’ve always wanted to present. A true democratization of fashion, so get on board––this is #TommyNow. – Tommy Hilfiger
Such as Tom Ford, who presented his first-ever in season fashion show for F/W 2016 this week in NYC, Tommy Hilfiger is living the «now» moment with #TOMMYNOW. As I told you earlier this week, «see now, buy now» is in full effect and digital becomes more important than ever.
And Hilfiger, the «American Dreamer», has set the bar high for any future fashion events with a set design that was truly outstanding including a 40-foot ferris wheel, a public carnival, food, games and of course his new muse Gigi Hadid that has launched her capsule collection with the brand simultaneously. Tommy Hilfiger’s runway shows had always been amazing but this one was absolutely special. The show was live-streamed and immediately shoppable on Tommy.com. In addition, all Tommy Hilfiger retailers and locations across the globe have now everything available for purchase.
Explore the collection that offers everything Tommy Hilfiger stands for, the famous «classic American cool» style and the amazing set design below.
This season, PRADA brings you a delicate new addition to the Prada Candy universe. Inspired by fashion, music and the pop culture of the ’60s, Prada Candy Kiss is composed around one single note, an overdose of powdery musk that is wrapped up in orange blossom and vanilla.
The Prada Candy family from left to right: Prada Candy Kiss (2016), Prada Candy L’Eau (2013), Prada Candy (2011) and Prada Candy Florale (2014).
Under the creative direction of Miuccia Prada, Daniela Andrier has created this delicate gourmand cocktail that is quite addictive, oriental, sweet and powdery, evoking thousands of kisses.
The campaign was shot by Steven Meisel who transformed US model Lexi Boling in a seductive pop icon.
Prada Candy Kiss is available as Eau de Parfum in three different sizes: 30ml (CHF 82.00), 50ml (CHF 110.00) and 80ml (CHF 140.00).
For the first time in 17 years, Donatella Versace and Bruce Weber reunite for the Italian House’s F/W 2016 ad campaign. The photographer responsible for some of Versace’s most iconic images returns to the famed fashion brand for the first time since 1999. Starring Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Dilone in a series of tableaux, some real-life and some fantastical, the images were shot in Chicago and, in classic Weber style, womenswear and menswear are shown together. The large cast of men features real-world discoveries such as a bodyguard, a singer and dancers, as well as models Trevor Signorino, Charlie Kennedy and Marcus Watts.
Bruce Weber said, “When I first spoke with Donatella about going to Chicago she said, simply, – yes, let’s pack up and go! – Donatella has always been an adventurer and not only does she treat me like a prince, she treats me like family – and the feeling is mutual. The most important thing to me, after all these year, is that we can still laugh together”.
Karl Lagerfeld has chosen Cara Delevingne as the face of the S/S 2016 CHANEL eyewear campaign. Since 2012, the young actress has been a close friend of the House and of Karl Lagerfeld. She has walked the runway several times and appeared in different campaigns.
For the S/S 2016 eyewear campaign, she sports a very urban and contemporary look wearing pieces from the CHANEL AIRLINES ready-to-wear collection. The new must-have shades have been presented on the catwalk last October during the S/S 2016 show: an ultra-graphic, mirrored mask with a quilting effect engraved by laser.
Other eyewear models for this summer are:
The Plein Soleil 2016 collection revisits the two-tone – an emblematic House signature – and is inspired by tie-dye motifs. The colours subtly melt into the acetate, sliding progressively from black into blue on the cat-eye sunglasses, and from black into white on an oval optical.
The Bijou 2016 eyewear collection draws inspiration from another CHANEL code: the camellia. The temples of the butterfly shaped sunglasses and a cat-eye optical are adorned with an abundance of camellias in metal and enamel.
The campaign has been shot by Karl Lagerfeld and is expected to be released in April 2016.
In the magnificent setting of the famous Forte Belvedere in Florence with stunning views over the Tuscan city, Salvatore Ferragamo launched their newest fragrance. A creation dedicated to women who like to play with their different characters. “My life is a play” is their credo.
When I arrived in my hotel, a game waited for me: a little bag filled with wooden letters. I was asked to come up with the possible name of the new fragrance that would be presented in the evening. As I love playing scrabble, I did a pretty good job and wrote the actual name «Misteriosa» which I didn’t know at that time yet. I took a photo on instagram as proof.
Luciano Bertinelli, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums, unveils the new scent.
“My life is a play” was also the theme of the exclusive cocktail party and gala dinner. We were welcomed above the city of Florence with stunning installations by Patricia Urquiola. The perfect backdrop for the newest addition to the Signorina family, «Misteriosa». The new oriental fruity scent offers an innovative olfactive interpretation of black shades with a strong gourmand core.
Top notes: Wild Blackberry and Neroli Middle notes: Orange Blossom and Tuberose Base notes: Black Vanilla Mousse and Patchouli
Photographer Zhanna Bianca, Massimiliano Giornetti, Grace Hartzel and my humble self.
A dance performance, a gourmet menu and many more surprises waited for me. I had the honor to be seated next to Massimiliano Giornetti, Creative Director of Salvatore Ferragamo, and the special guest star on scene: top model Grace Hartzel, the new face of Signorina, with whom I had a lovely conversation.
What does it mean to you to be the face of this new fragrance? It makes me feel so wonderful! It has always been my dream to be the testimonial of a luxury fragrance brand. Working with the Salvatore Ferramamo team was so amazing, they are all fantastic and we had so much fun.
What was your immediate thought/emotion when you smelled Signorina Misteriosa for the first time? I could feel the unpredictable, daring and mysterious belladonna phantom and become her.
You like Mangas, you cut a bang yourself which gave you a lot of success, you seem to do everything your very own way. Today, you were the star on the dance floor. Are you a Signorina Misteriosa? And if you feel like it, please tell me why. Yes I do feel like a big part of me is her, because I love to be independent and do things my own way.
What do you like most about Mangas? I love how it’s such a different world. It’s so fantasy. The characters are very inspiring, and the artwork is beautiful.
What would be the best advice you would give to a young upcoming model friend? To express your own style and personality. Have inner strength and be kind.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What would be your biggest dream to come true? I want to pursue music and acting.
Graze in 3 words. Joy , groovy, cosmic.
On stage: Luciano Bertinelli, CEO of Salvatore Ferragamo Parfums, with Grace Hartzel.
What a great night. Later, Grace and I went on the dance floor. That is the beauty of life. We can choose every day which one of our facets we are going to interpret. Let the play start, but always remain the same person!
Signorina Misteriosa is available now as Eau de Parfum 30ml (CHF 69.00), 50ml (CHF 99.00) and 100ml (CHF 129.00), as Duschgel 200ml (CHF 40.00) and as Bodylotion 200ml (CHF 45.00).
During Haute Couture S/S 2016 fashion week in Paris, Jean Paul Gaultier hosted a show that took the audience to the the wild clubbing days of the 80s, when Le Palace in Montmartre, was the center Parisian night life such as Studio 54 in New York. It was an homage to the creatures of the night, models with big hair were smoking cigarettes and drinking champagne while strutting down the runway in signature looks such as tuxedos, pajama suits, lingerie dresses and bomber jackets.
Gaultier’s style is unique and so are his catwalks. Nobody else is able to transform a fashion show into a party. I am always leaving in a good mood, ready to dance and party myself.
In the evening, to celebrate the occasion, Jean Paul Gaultier invited a few lucky ones for a spectacular dinner at theGrand Colbert. A night to remember, and not only by the surprises. A contortionist painted in gold welcomed the attendance while they had a cocktail.
Talking heads out of food cloches got lost in a surreal very funny conversation. The surprise showcase of Beth Ditto and Allanah Star, a Parisian night figure, popping out of a cake to wish the House of Gaultier a happy 40th anniversary, were some of the highlights of the dinner. Complete craziness abounded at the Paris brasserie, which gathered longstanding close friends including Farida Khelfa, Victoria Abril and Blanca Li, who at one point began chanting in unison “Jean Paul, Jean Paul.”
Among the fashionable guests was also Daphne Groeneveld who stars in Jean Paul Gaultier Classique‘s new fragrance campaign captured by fashion photographer Miles Aldridge.
Later the evening evolved into a dance fest, after each guest was given a cardboard mask with an image of Gaultier’s face to sport. A night to remember. Have fun exploring all the fun moments.
The scene at the Jean Paul Gaultier party
Alexina Graham, Daphne Groeneveld and Soo Joo Park
Jean Paul Gaultier with Blanca Li, Victoria Abril and Farida Khelfa
Manuel Puig and Marc Puig
Jose Manuel Albesa and model Hugo Marquez
Talking to Farida Khelfa
Marc Zaffuto and Emmanuel d’Orazio
Here you can spot me to the left taking great shots of Beth Ditto’s performance.
She is such a love! Beth Ditto, you literally rock!
A great honor to be invited by Monsieur Gaultier to such a spectacular dinner.
DJ Kiddy Smile
Reunited with Catherine Baba after our trip to Columbia last December.
Swiss girls: Erica Martinez and me
Alongside four decades in fashion, 2016 marks the first year the Gaultier fragrance label is being developed by Puig. The television ad is for both perfume blockbusters — Le Male for men and Classique for women. Its backdrop is a factory but, of course, with a twist à la Gaultier. While all of his iconography is evident — think women in corsets and men sporting striped shirts — the setting is industrial. Gaultier himself also appears in the clip, appearing at the very end of the advert.
The new advertising for Jean Paul Gaultier Classique
The new advertising for Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male