Inspired by her travels and affinity for tribal influences, she recently collaborated with Swarovski on a 9-piece collection featuring her birthstone, turquoise, as well as feathers & crystals. Each piece includes a delicate leaf shaped engraved with her signature. Prices range between $100 & $200.
Hot on the heels of his just-released album, "The Next Day" is an upcoming retrospective *David Bowie is* opening March 23, 2013 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. More than 300 objects will be on display, exploring the creative processes of the man, including some sartorial gold designed by one of the men behind The Man: the Japanese fashion designer responsible for Ziggy Stardust's hyper-glam early-70s wardrobe.
Kansai Yamamoto was born in 1944, opened a boutique in Tokyo in 1968 and then began expanding into other countries. His Japanese heritage and westernized silhouettes - not to mention his grand "Kansai Super-show" spectaculars - attracted the trenderati of the day en masse.
Lead by Bowie, who borrowed some of his designs for a performance at Radio City Music Hall. "He's neither man nor woman," noted Kansai in 1973, "which suited me as a designer because most of my clothes are for either sex. I love his music and obviously that has influenced my designs but most of all there's this aura of fantasy that surrounds him. He has flair." To this day, Kansai's avant-garde costumes and iconic platform boots continue to resonate with artists including Madonna and Lady Gaga. (And me.) (image & quote: source)
House of Liza, which specializes in a keenly-edited selection of rare vintage fashion pieces from the last few decades, currently has some fabulous Kansai treasures in stock, including this sequined jacket, embroidered dress, shoulder-flap jacket & printed shopper.
While studying French at the Sorbonne, Cali native Angela Caglia fell in love with that particular passion of finely-complected French filles, skin care. "I was mesmerized by the elegance and tradition of French women caring for themselves and their beauty rituals," she recalls. Enough so that she returned to Paris to study & work alongside a well-known French esthetician. She later landed stateside, where she's spent the past 16 years tending to many an A-list complexion & is now in collaboration to start her own line of skin care goodness.
FASHIONTRIBES: As an aesthetician in Los Angeles, what is the most common skin issue
ANGELA CAGLIA: The most common is sun damage. I also see a lot of clogged pores which comes from their active lifestyles; lately,
I have many women in their thirties starting to break out for the first
times in their lives. I treat with LED light therapy, peels & extractions. Because skin is a barometer for many things in ones life, especially health, I focus on educating my clients on how to care for their skin and make any necessary lifestyle changes.
FT: Such as? AC: Wear sunscreen every day - SPF 30 or higher. For night: use peptides, retinoids & night serums.
FT: If you can only get one treatment per month which should it be? AC: Hydra facial treatment. It is good for all skin types, even sensitive. It exfoliates and deep cleanses the pores and refines texture while plumping your skin up with hydration!
FT: Typical day for you? AC: Wake up, coffee, check emails, read my flipboard articles on my iPad then get ready for gym. Then I grab a green drink & head to work; I usually have between 7 to 9 clients a day. I come home to a glass of wine and make dinner with my boyfriend.
...eye cream? Anything with caffeine in it. It's perfect to stimulate circulation under the eyes for puffiness and dark circles. I like one by a cult favorite line called 100 percent pure. It's all natural and made in Napa and it costs around 20.00.
...Los Angeles Day Spa? Ole Henriksen Body Spa
...food for your skin? Salmon. It's filled with omega oils and my
skin is glowing the next day. I am making it tonight for dinner too
with steamed broccoli. Also, berries and nuts are fantastic.
...local resource for beauty products? Sunset Plaza Beauty Boutique. They hand-pick some of the best beauty
...part of the your job? Making my clients look ten years younger!
...lunch spot? Chateau Marmont on the patio.
...regimen for great skin? Wash your face, moisturize it, protect with sunscreen. Every day. Also, get monthly facials.
...Los Angeles based skincare line? I love Glamglow. It's a Hollywood-vibe packaged mask. One of my clients
started the line a few years ago. The mask exfoliates and brightens. It
has won best beauty mask for two years at Neiman Marcus.
... skin care on a budget? Ole Henriksen products are affordable; they are all under $45 so they're not really expensive like other lines. For a drugstore brand, I like Salma Hayek's line of skincare for CVS.
- interview by Kelly Croteau
About Kelly: She recently interviewed Hollywood stylist Anya Sarre for Fashiontribes, as well as fashion insider Laurie Pike of mystyle.com & model-turned-jewelry-designer Barbara Adler. Her work has also appeared in Ask Miss A, Project Lena & Malibu Magazine. She recently interviewed Pose co-founder Alisa Gould-Simon, one of Refinery29's Top 30 Under 30.
A new exhibition showcasing the Kaiser's photography just went up in St. Moritz, Switzerland at Galerie Gmurzynska through March 23, 2013. "Karl Lagerfeld: Fire Etchings" is a collection of large-scale backlit glass on which images of models Freja Behan Erichsen & Aymeline Valada and the rapper Theophilus London have been etched onto the surface using fire. Gmurzynska has repped Lagerfeld & his photography for over 20 years, during which time he's also had solo exhibitions at the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New
York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; and the Chateau de Versailles.
- Lesley Scott
(photo of Lagerfeld: Sabine Brauer/Galerie Gmurzynska)
Designing her main collection for Spring 2013 found Miuccia Prada in a pensive frame of mind. "Dreaming is forbidden, nostalgia is forbidden, to be too sweet is not good," she mused backstage after her nostalgia & Japonisme inspired show. "Everything we used to feel historically, now you can't enjoy." Ah but you can, Miuccia! In one of these fun superdry tshirts - inspired by the same things as you: nostalgia, in particular vintage signage & retro Americana biker culture by way of Japan and their winning way with eyecatching graphics.
The tees come in a colorful array of hues and graphic styles, but the must-haves are definitely the classic white tee & either the rockabilly stripe or Ramones'esque one in red. The Japanese characters are pronounced (I think) as "Kyokudo kanso shinasai" which instruct the wearer to "(Please) Dry it (or yourself) extremely". And while I'm not sure if David Beckham, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have all complied, I do know they're fans of the brand. And why not? The tees are fun, fab & (extremely) fly for the fashionisto in your life.
[Note: This was written in partnership with Cult. The words are mine.]
Girlfriend gets criticized for her looks which I've always thought pretty meanspirited, but even her most enthusiastic detractor couldn't possibly find her that distasteful looking they'd be willing to mete out such heavyhanded Photoshopping.
This cover of Harper's Bazaar China for March 2013 honestly made me wonder if they used a wax version of SJP from Madame Tussaud's since the real thing perhaps had a scheduling conflict at the last minute and wasn't available.
The classic color & cut of the Max Mara trench nicely balances the zippiness of the navy & white mismatch-but-match of the stripes. And of course there is the of-the-moment shoe: the pointy white pump which promises to freshen up everything you already own.
Invest in a pair now. Wear them. Now. Enjoy them...N-O-W!
An interesting new twist on the shop-a-torial meets fashion-community concept is Vaunte, created by two of the founding VPs of Gilt Groupe. Combining editorial with e-tail - both new & gently used designer threads & bling (don't worry - they're picky & editorially-minded...like you!), they give you a peek into the coveted closets of tastemakers like Lela Rose, writer Jill Kargman, socialite Alexandra Lebenthal and the Woolworth sisters (yes, *that* Woolworth) and then make it possible to buy upwards of 20 items from each of the various wardrobes. Meaning all the names a fashionista lives for: YSL, Celine, Loubie, Chloe, Lanvin, Givenchy, Chanel, Gucci, Alaia, Prada...
2. Apply a few pumps of volumizing mousse evenly from roots to tips for lift and texture.
3. Using a medium-round boar-bristle brush, blow hair dry.
4. Clip extension pieces into the crown of your hair, making sure to leave enough out on the perimeters for coverage. "If your hair is fine or a bit short," adds Marcia, "I suggest using clip in extensions to achieve P!nk's 'Marilyn' style. Approximately 3 pieces should do the trick."
5. Spray hair with a heat protect styling spray (her pick: White Sands Liquid Texture Firm) and use a medium-to-large curling iron to curl your entire head. The leave it for a few minutes to cool completely.
6. For streaks of playful color, apply Hypercolor Hair Powder with a makeup brush. Then set the style with a medium hold hairspray, teasing the roots a bit before combing through the curls for this sexy voluminous look.
For this rockabilly pompadour, start with dirty hair.
1. If your hair is really clean, add a bit of a mattifying powder.
2. Section out the crown area and create volume with a large-barrel curling iron. As each curl is formed, pin it out of the way before moving to the next section of hair.
3. Take a nickel size glob of pomade and rub hands together, applying to the sides and back.
4. Brush sides back. If hair is too long, secure with bobby pins.
5. Take pins out of the crown, tease and run fingers through the curls. Spray with White Sands Stuck Up Mega Hold Hairspray for maximum hold and volume.