Unleash your ideas & insight

Search & collect the content that’s booming

The artist was a reluctant photographer – yet from the 1920s to ’40s, the Surrealist vision he brought to fashion photography helped elevate it to an art form in its own right


Engagement score
909

She accessorised with a high street buy


Engagement score
841
Website: nytimes.com
2020-11-06 19:05:56 UTC

The photographer Priscilla Rattazzi brings to life the amazing, endangered Hoodoo rock sculptures of southern Utah.


Engagement score
319

The 96-year-old photographer, who remains active, contributed to the French humanist school of photography.


Engagement score
205

NBCUniversal has set plans for its first “creativity summit,” an online event July 16 primarily for media buyers and press that will culminate in a sneak preview of the 30 Rock upfront …


Engagement score
15


First it was the closet tour, then it was the shelfie: The social media humble-brag has evolved from an ostentatious display of designer shoes and bags, then luxury face creams organized by color. The 2020 version then, of course, is the luxury candle. Over the last six months of lockdowns, quarantines, and stay-at-home orders, we had to take our virtue signaling into our own spaces, leaving the candle to take the helm as this year’s status symbol. “Nowadays scented candles are used the same way as we have always been using perfumes: as a way of adding personality, but to our homes,” notes Elisabeth Heier, a photographer, stylist, and visual storyteller based in Oslo, who says the current chaos of the world is forcing us to look to our spaces for much-needed comfort. “In Scandinavia, lighting candles—especially during autumn and winter—is associated with hygge, or coziness. Being able to do it in an even more stylish way adds to the popularity of the candles. When you combine that with the luxurious feeling of lighting an expensive candle to relax and enjoy at home, it makes them a status symbol.” So then how did the Le Labos, Diptyques, and Byredos of the world replace Yankee Candle? For one, a $68 candle feels like a luxury, but it’s cheaper than a Chanel 19 bag or a Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Tote by about 5,000 percent. And though, sure, you could very well display your Manolos on your mantle, that type of showmanship is generally unwelcome in 2020. But there’s nothing intrinsically garish about a candle. It’s meant to be out in the open, burned just so. When mid-century modern became the decor style du jour, if you weren’t keen on replacing your IKEA dresser with a chartreuse credenza or your coffee table with a slab of travertine, it was easier to start with what went on top: coffee table books replaced magazines, and candles would lay just so in orange-tinted lucite trays from places like Coming Soon and Bi-Rite. Furthermore, unlike other home ware or beauty products, a candle can take on a new life after it’s gone: the makeup brush holder, the receptacle for loose odds and ends—a trend that a Diptyque spokesperson said started organically from customers who “wanted to give another life to this beautiful object.” After all, even after it served its original purpose, it feels silly to discard your Santal 33, especially when it has such long-lasting Instagram potential. When the minimalist wave hit the scene around the same time that Instagram became a viable marketing tool in 2014 or so, brands like Byredo and Boy Smells—who had simple but distinct branding—hit big. Suddenly, brands didn’t just have customers—they had communities.  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Hannah Rathbun (@hannah_rathbunn) on Sep 12, 2020 at 2:39pm PDT



“Our pink label became more iconic than we could have ever imagined,” says Matthew Herman of Boy Smells, who adds that the Instagram phenomenon took him and co-founder David Kien by surprise. “It was by no means specifically designed to be an Instagrammable object, but we’re thrilled to see it in homes all over the world, dressing the vanities, coffee tables, bedside tables, what have you.” Julien Gommichon, president of Diptyque Americas, adds that its now-iconic oval logo with dancing letters hasn’t changed in the nearly 60 years it’s been around, but that “the launch and growth of social media have opened the brand to a wider community.” But as the style set searches for the next best thing, smaller labels like Glaze Studios and Ann Ringstrand with similarly unfussy designs have enjoyed a more recent uptick in fans. Similarly, as we’ve all replaced our commutes with in-home offices, we get to peek inside each other’s homes more than ever, something Byredo founder Ben Gorham credits as part of the brand’s success this year. “We literally [have] insight into someone’s home and personal behaviors,” he says. “What I love about Instagram is that the response is instant,” he says. “I love to see people tagging us, seeing how people use our products.” Lex Pott, the Swedish interior designer behind the eponymous label that became known stateside for its dual-wicked candlesticks, says he likens it to a sculpture or a piece of art within the home. “I always learned that the art on the walls of people, their bookshelf, and the interior can tell a lot about a person,” he says. The recent popularity of candles specifically “shows that people want an object that represents [something more]: meeting people, eating together, or reading a book on a rainy evening with a candle. Maybe I’m too romantic, but for me, a candle [sets] the atmosphere.” Luxury fashion houses have been releasing candles—oftentimes limited edition or as gifts to friends of the brands—for decades. Paco Rabanne gave out white candles at its spring 2020 re-sees in Paris, and Nanushka sent a mini version of its wax candle with its press information to editors earlier this year. When LOEWE’s Jonathan Anderson debuted a collection of candles for retail sale in September, it felt like the perfect pivot for a luxury label who could no longer stage its much-anticipated runway show. Influencers like Christie Tyler of @nycbambi took to Instagram to document their in-store searches for the candle, which sold out swiftly.  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Christie Tyler (@nycbambi) on Sep 19, 2020 at 8:28am PDT



“When I joined LOEWE, I already had in mind to create candles and add an olfactory dimension,” Anderson said in a release last month. He continues: “Tactility is key for me, as LOEWE’s ongoing engagement with the art of ceramics testifies. The ribbed Terracotta pot that holds our candles is based on a 5th century BC Greek mug I bought at an auction several years ago. In the rhythmic purity of this incredibly old object, I find unquestionable modernity and function: It offered the perfect template as a container for our candles.” While those with an art history degree can thoroughly appreciate the thought that went into designing the $175 candle ($90 for the small; $375 for the large), the rest of us can understand its objective beauty. Besides, with America in the middle of a pandemic, an election, and a reckoning on race relations, it’s a bizarre time to show off a new four-figure handbag purchase—and the candle sells for much less than the brand’s other newly released products, like its iconic Puzzle bag. Of course, this is not dissimilar to the much-documented lipstick effect. Candles are the low-hanging fruit of the decor world, and with more people at home than ever in 2020, it’s easier to buy a candle than replace your couch or refinish your floors. Because of this, some brands like storied French brand Maison Louis Marie have seen an uptick in sales: “It’s clear that because of COVID-19 and people staying home, there seems to be a huge interest in making sure one’s home smells nice,” Matthew of Maison Louis Marie explained via email. Herman of Boy Smells credits the candle as a simple way to “shift moods and inspire optimism” in 2020. He adds that there was a growing demand for product throughout the pandemic, and though wholesale orders tanked, the brand had a 1,200 percent increase in online order volume in the spring. He credits the existing e-commerce infrastructure with its success. “We’ve been fortunate to outpace our initial sales goals for this year, with numbers continuing to increase,” he says. “We’re now hovering at being 1,000 percent above plan for the year.” While there’s quite a bit that goes into staging a home for a photo, an Instagram-ready vignette is a less time-consuming undertaking. Add to that the satisfaction that comes with buying something that feels luxurious for much less than the price of another fashion it-item, and it’s no wonder the lowly candle became one of 2020’s most popular purchases. After all, it doesn't require any steaming, primping, or complicated poses to look good.




Engagement score
8

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enlisted celebrity fashion photographer Lee Morgan to capture their Remembrance Sunday photo shoot in Los Angeles.


Engagement score
0

Six years ago, Norman Jean Roy walked away from his career behind the camera. These days, he’s baking bread.


Engagement score
0

Photographer Tyler Joe captures the best looks off the runways.


Engagement score
0

Addressing the historic exclusion of marginalised people in fashion with access and advice is helping diversity, and brands are jumping on board.


Engagement score
0


The narrative around shopping has changed with the onset of the pandemic. Whether it’s because of financial situations or simply a shift in priorities, many are trying to buy fewer items but of higher quality. We are learning about the importance of tailoring and mending to extend that garment’s life in our closet. If you’re wondering if this is a brand-new concept, it’s not. It’s how men have been interacting with fashion for decades. It’s not that men don’t have trends; they just don’t cycle through them as quickly. Men have always interacted with trends at a much slower pace than women. “Trends come and go over the course of years, rather than seasons,” says menswear expert Josh Peskowitz, whose résumé includes stints at Esquire, Bloomingdale’s and Moda Operandi. The rate is “waaaaay slooooowwwwer,” adds celebrity stylist Ilaria Urbinati. “We are still on the Hawaiian print shirt craze that we were doing with Rami [Malek] during Mr. Robot season one press.”  


“Trends come and go over the course of years, rather than seasons.”

 

Whereas “women are generally driven more by trends and influence when it comes to how they dress,” adds Aaron McWilliams, senior men’s merchandising manager at The RealReal. “Men, on the other hand, have always gravitated towards what they know and are comfortable with. We’ve seen this a lot with men shopping our site.” Men often want “classic staples like Gucci loafers and a cashmere sweater that they know will fit comfortably.” Instead of jumping from trend to trend, men have a tendency to invest in fewer, better pieces. “When it comes to actual apparel, style-conscious men are willing to put down money on certain items because they know they will be in style for a number of years,” says Peskowitz. It’s a pretty safe bet.  


“Take the last decade: Menswear went through Italian tailoring, workwear, preppy, streetwear, athletic gear, and technical/outdoors clothing,” he continues. “Most of the building blocks are the same, it’s just the moving peripheral stuff and the statement pieces. So nothing really ends up going away, it just becomes another tool in the toolbox, as an old friend of mine at Esquire magazine once said.” That’s partially because almost everything in menswear stems from the suit. For more than a century, it has been the default. “Regardless of what your style was, if you were more of an English Mod or an Armani kind of guy, it was still a suit that you wore,” says street-style photographer Scott Schuman, otherwise known as the Sartorialist and author of the recently published Menswear.  


“Most of the building blocks are the same, it’s just the moving peripheral stuff and the statement pieces.”

 

One major thing to come from men’s reliance on suiting is that it strengthened their relationship with their tailor. Fit, Schuman believes, is the biggest difference between men’s and women’s fashion. “Men are used to having a suit either made or having the sleeves shortened or the pants shortened or whatever. Where women, I think they want to be in and out of a look so quick, in and out of a trend, they don’t really think of keeping their clothes for a long time, so there’s no need to have them altered perfectly.”  


The irony here is that all these things, which are contradictory to the stereotypes of women’s fashion, actually align with the sentiments women have been expressing since the onset of the pandemic. As so many of us have been forced to reassess our relationship with clothing, the general narrative of “buy less, buy better” has emerged with a vengeance. Invest in your clothes, tailor them to fit, etc., etc. These notions quickly foray into the conversation of stylea long-term knowledge of what you like and what looks good on you, versus fashion, a trend-driven, of-the-moment cyclicality. Whether it looks that way or not, style has always been the basis for menswear. “There’s still a strong association to maybe not fashion, but style for men all across the spectrum more so than women,” explains Schuman. “My dad would always say, ‘I don’t care anything about fashion,’ but he cared about style. He wanted to look like all the other guys at the golf course. He didn’t want to look more crazy or less crazy. He just wanted to fit in.” Their definition of style may read a little different than women’s for fundamental reasons.  


“There’s still a strong association to maybe not fashion, but style for men all across the spectrum more so than women.”

 

“With men, it’s almost more an expression of their comfort zones and their own sense of selves and the way they wish to be portrayed as a person. With women, it has more to do with how they want to be portrayed aesthetically,” says Urbinati. Fashion has traditionally served different purposes for the two respective genders, but those harsh lines don’t exist anymore. “Although, I do feel those lines are blurring more and more these days. Women want to express themselves more and more, and men care about how they look more and more.”  


 

“Stylewise, men’s and women’s wear have been interweaving quite a bit the last couple of years.”

 

Not only have we canceled events, but we’ve canceled corporate jobs (whose dress codes were already relaxing) and other outings that provide cause to dress up. Similar to that of women, men’s fashion is broken up into tribes, to which their clothing corresponds. You’ve got the corporate guy, the streetwear guy, the sports-fan guy. “You know who that guy is and what kind of job he has because he’s dressed very much like that tribe,” says Schuman. Once you eliminate jobs, sporting events, etc., the only requirement for our clothing boils down to comfort—a genderless concept. Not only has our current lifestyle negated the differences, but it has fueled the similarities. “I think you see the most overlap right now in comfort dressing. Silhouettes have gotten looser for both genders. Pleats are back. All shoulders are dropped, and fabrics are soft and textural. Men and women are wearing the same sneaker styles, and there’s always been a lot of overlap in colors,” says Peskowitz. Work-from-home looks are often characterized by sweatpants, hoodies, sneakers—all unisex clothing items, for the most part. Because our lifestyles are now so similar, our clothes are reflecting that.  


“I think you see the most overlap right now in comfort dressing.”

 

Will the differences bounce back once our lives resume their normal cadence? We’re not so sure. Men’s and women’s fashion were trending towards each other even before the world was put on pause because men’s and women’s lifestyles and daily routines are more similar than ever before. “Since dress codes have relaxed, the [men’s] wardrobe has had to meet the expectations of a man going from work meetings to a social engagement with a stop at a PTA meeting in between,” says Peskowitz. “When your life includes meetings and airplanes and soccer games and dinners out all in the same week, your clothing has to be versatile and comfortable.” Sound familiar, ladies?   Top photo: Getty   Want more stories like this? Why DIY-Inspired Clothing Is Our Favorite Trend of the Moment What Does Power-Dressing Look Like for the Next Generation? Who Do We Actually Get Dressed For?


Engagement score
0

The designer speaks to Rachel Tashjian about bringing his feminine fantasy to Maison Margiela menswear. Photographer: Reto Schmid. Sittings Editor: Matt Holmes.


Engagement score
0

INTERVIEW Joshua Williams, the host of NewsBytes and creator of the weekly podcast series, Retail Revolution, has been gaining attention for his in-depth conversations with special guest speakers such as photographer Nigel Barker (America's Next


Engagement score
0

Have you been looking for a new camera bag to protect your camera in style? If so, check out our list of the best camera backpacks of 2020.


Engagement score
0

We chat to those leading the rental fashion revolution to find out


Engagement score
0

Miki Nakatani plays a high-powered fashion photographer loosely based on director Mika Ninagawa in the Netflix series "Followers."


Engagement score
0

The 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday unveiled its feature film lineup for its 19th edition running April 15-26 in NYC. The fest, presented by AT&T, said it is continuing its tradition of cham…


Engagement score
0

The photographer, stylist, film director and editor-in-chief of independent African lifestyle magazine Nikkou shares his vision for the future of fashion.


Engagement score
0

Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit by a photographer who claims the retailers are selling t-shirts bearing photos he took of late rapper Tupac Shakur. According to photographer Danny Clinch’s suit, which was filed this week in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the retailers have made use of photos that he shot for Rolling Stone magazine in 1993 and 1996, without permission do to so.


Engagement score
0

A spokesman for reality stars Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s label said on Sunday it only sold two “vintage” T-shirts with late rapper Tupac Shakur’s image on them before pulling the pricey tees from stores. The Kendall + Kylie brand released a statement in response to the lawsuit filed on Friday by famed music photographer, Michael Miller, who shot the images on the shirts. The lawsuit  accused the Jenners of using two images of Shakur without authorization from Miller.


Engagement score
0

Just two months after the end of her second copyright infringement lawsuit, fashion model Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid was sued for a third time, on September 13, for copyright infringement for posting paparazzi photos to her social media accounts without the license or permission of the photographer.


Engagement score
0
2020-11-30 19:12:54 UTC

Ms Jessica Ho, 25, single, freelance photographer, fashion stylist, illustrator. Read more at straitstimes.com.


Engagement score
0

DUBAI: Saint Laurent has unveiled its Menswear campaign for Spring 2020, starring Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek. The 38-year-old who has been announced as the new face of the Parisian maison appears in a series of black-and-white images, captured by fashion photographer David Sims, for the campaign, wearing Saint Laurent creative director Anthony Vaccarello’s latest collection of slim-cut trousers, military-inspired jackets, sequined pants, silk boleros and expertly-tailored jeans.


Engagement score
0

A new publication from Japanese fashion photographer Takay celebrates the avant-garde elegance of Yohji Yamamoto’s designs, as showcased by some of Japan’s most noted figures


Engagement score
0

Photographer Jonathan Hallam was one of the few photographers ever allowed to take pictures inside Maison Martin Margiela


Engagement score
0

Ruffles, bell sleeves, military coats—famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker captures this year’s trends.


Engagement score
0

The late Karl Lagerfeld was remembered over the weekend on what would’ve been his 87th birthday. On September 10, friends, family and celebrities took to social media to post tributes for the German creative director, photographer and fashion designer who passed away in 2019 from cancer.


Engagement score
0

There is no SUV with tinted windows.


Engagement score
0

Prada, Givenchy, and more in a steam-punkish world styled by Anna Trevelyan.


Engagement score
0

Danskin has decided to step it up by signing actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum as its latest spokeswoman.


Engagement score
0

Siblings and second-generation models Kaia and Presley Gerber, the genetically blessed offspring of supermodel Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, are the newest faces of Calvin Klein Jeans’ global advertising campaign, the New York based label announced Thursday.


Engagement score
0

In this new fashion story by Edward Enninful and photographer Ethan James Green, *W* highlights modeling's new faces of the season.


Engagement score
0
Website: papermag.com
2020-12-01 04:09:17 UTC

UK-based photographer and director KAJ explores the beauty of body and movement, coupled with bold, freeing fashion.


Engagement score
0

Honeybees are the influence behind a fashion show collaboration coming to Mr. Smalls Theatre this weekend. A trio of artists — Stuart Frick of Pittsburgh, who makes hand-painted clothing, the Pittsburgh-based band Hunnycomb and Pittsburgh painter and photographer Mariah Wild – got together to incorporate the insects into their assignment


Engagement score
0

Honeybees are the influence behind a fashion show collaboration coming to Mr. Smalls Theatre this weekend. A trio of artists — Stuart Frick of Pittsburgh, who makes hand-painted clothing, the Pittsburgh-based band Hunnycomb and Pittsburgh painter and photographer Mariah Wild – got together to incorporate the insects into their assignment


Engagement score
0

The veteran war photographer lent his eyes to fashion


Engagement score
0

EXCLUSIVE: Mk2 Films, the sales wing of French major Mk2, is creating a private online market that will launch initially with its latest slate of documentaries. Titled ‘Reality Beyond Fiction…


Engagement score
0
2020-12-02 11:46:31 UTC

When students visit Lehman College Art Gallery’s latest exhibition, they’re posed with a question: “What’s your fantasy structure?”


Engagement score
0

The Ashmolean explores the work of the miller’s son from Leiden while the National Gallery looks at a 17th-century Dutch master of secrecy and sin


Engagement score
0

The interwar years in Germany were magical for a photographer – a time of airships, cabaret, automobile races and gorgeously daring fashion.


Engagement score
0

Mental-health maintenance, expressive style, and preparation are key.


Engagement score
0

The McKinnon 35L Camera Backpack is a fantastic blend of fashion and function, adding some unique customization and expansion capabilities making it a perfect combination of gear storage and daypack/travel bag.


Engagement score
0

Words by Chidozie Obasi, journalist and editor of @fuuuckingyoung. Far from being frivolous, fashion has shaped minds and careers through design, Here, we asked three black creatives - photographer Daniel Obasi, designer Shanna Bent and model Eva Apio, to share their own experiences, and how they write their own narrative through creative process.


Engagement score
0

To appease children looking for a little Ho, Ho, Ho when coronavirus restrictions are screaming No, No, No, shopping centers are getting creative this year, placing St. Nick behind plexiglass and offering virtual visits.


Engagement score
0

Thirty of our favorite stories published this year, from The Times and beyond.


Engagement score
0

Clyde Sukeforth, who scouted Jackie Robinson, Roberto Clemente and Sandy Koufax and signaled to the Dodgers' dugout that Ralph Branca was ready to face Bobby Thomson, is in the Hall of Fame not as a player, but as a painting.


Engagement score
0

Twilight actress Ashley Greene is starring in a new DKNY Jeans campaign shot by German photographer and director Peter Lindbergh.


Engagement score
0

The accomplished fashion photographer hopes to grow her up-and-coming commercial career at the company.


Engagement score
0

Including a chef, a photographer, a musician and a Game of Thrones star


Engagement score
0

Shot by photographer Albert Watson, the designer wanted to capture the energy of the clothes instead of his usual army of models


Engagement score
0

When is a fashion or beauty image art? Cath Pound explores the remarkable work of the legendary artist Man Ray whose ‘strangeness’ raised the status of the medium.


Engagement score
0

Inspired by A Bigger Splash, set on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria and starring Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes, Sawday’s Nicole Franchini selects 10 gorgeous Sicilian retreats


Engagement score
0
2020-11-06 20:12:56 UTC

Photographer who brought humour, and a background in reportage, to his fashion images of models in unlikely situations


Engagement score
0

When fashion designers, retailers, and families attend Vancouver Kids Fashion Week, they expect to see models donning the latest in children’s fashion. But at an event last October, attendees saw scientists as well. Researchers from Michael Kobor’s lab at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, had set up a booth to showcase some of the model organisms they study. The fashion twist: Those model organisms later appeared on the runway, on a line of outfits created by fashion designers. Mechanical engineer Angela Chang and designer Harry Umen came together to create the “Luminous Firefly Dress,” aiming to evoke ideas about how body gesture, light, color, and sound enhance personal expression. Image credit: Howard Eglowstein (photographer). The collaboration between the Kobor lab and the fashion school at Vancouver Community College in British Columbia, Canada, started several months earlier. The researchers were desperate for ways to share their work with a new audience. Some lab members work on human genetics and epidemiology; others on basic research using animal models. The intricacies of the latter research, they found, weren’t easy to share with the general public. “The model organism research is just as important, but not as visible,” says graduate student Samantha Schaffner, who studies the epigenetics of Parkinson’s disease. Schaffner and her colleagues started brainstorming ways to introduce these model organisms to a wider audience and quickly landed on the idea of a collaboration with a group outside of science. Initially, Schaffner and her team considered a wide range of art collaborators, from illustrators to jewelry designers. But Schaffner remembered another creative field from her childhood: Her mother managed a children’s clothing line, working with fashion designers to create hats called “Sam’s Tams.” Imagining the possibilities of colorful and eye-catching model organism-themed fashion, Schaffner suggested the lab contact the fashion …


Engagement score
0

The fashion photographer and documenter of 60s London looks back in the company of old friends and lovers in a raw and surprising memoir


Engagement score
0

The Edmonds Diversity Commission’s film series continues this Saturday, Nov. 14 with a double-feature virtual showing starting at noon. The. movies are: On Beauty – From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family) and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left...


Engagement score
0

DUBAI: Australian singer Kylie Minogue this week appeared on the pages of The Guardian Weekend wearing Beirut-based label Ashi Studio. The “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” hitmaker just released her 15th studio album, “Infinite Disco,” and joined forces with the publication for a four-outfit shoot lensed by London-based photographer Jens Langkjaer and an interview to celebrate her newly-released musical project. In the spread, Minogue was a vision in an all-white, feather couture jumpsuit from the fashion house, founded by Saudi-born designer Mohammed Ashi.


Engagement score
0

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Accra’s fashion week cancelled due to coronavirus, photographer Carlos Idun-Tawiah captures the talent of the new wave of designers who would have been showcasing their work


Engagement score
0

In the grounds of an opulent hotel an hour outside Cannes, the guests’ heads are being turned by the sight of a striking, swimsuited figure full of life, radiating energy and working the camera like a pro. In front of her, photographer Ellen von Unwerth is beaming from ear to ear at the scene developing in front of her. A few feet back, the ES team is collectively doing the same. It is clear that Irina Shayk knows how to bring a very special brand of fun to a fashion shoot.


Engagement score
0

The broad and often contentious topic of pricing one's photography services can be a mind-melting process for new professional photographers or for those that are less business-savvy — but it needn't be so difficult. This video not only looks at the ways in which photographers can raise their rates, but also why every photographer should periodically increase their prices. Fashion photographer and retoucher, Kayleigh June, offers some great advice in this video.


Engagement score
0

Tennis Hall of Famer John McEnroe never thought his wins and losses would one day become punchlines in a coming-of-age scripted Netflix about a first-generation Indian American teenage girl. Yet he's embracing it.


Engagement score
0

From Tomo Koizumi to Kozaburo, photographer Tsukasa Kudo shoots the work of the fashion talents embodying the city's irrepressible energy.


Engagement score
0

Photographer Mark Kean and stylist Ondine Azoulay ask one model to dress up, and down, in leather, lace, and Moschino Couture.


Engagement score
0

Some animes deserve a larger fanbase and more support but end up being truly underrated, even years after their initial release.


Engagement score
0
2020-11-30 15:14:38 UTC

From Prada’s upcoming Sotheby’s auction to Nicolas Ghesquière taking on the role of photographer for Louis Vuitton


Engagement score
0

FASHION CLIMBING: A MEMOIR WITH PHOTOGRAPHS, BY BILL CUNNINGHAM. Preface by Hilton Als. New York: Penguin Press, 2018. 256 pages.BILL CUNNINGHAM WAS A NEW YORK INSTITUTION best known for his columns in the New York Times,“On the Street” and “Evening Hours,” which featured photographs documenting everything in fashion from street trends to high society gatherings. Cunningham lived his life in thrall of beauty, working his way from clothing delivery boy to stock boy to milliner to fashion reporter to beloved street photographer, his trajectory interrupted only once by a brief stint in the military.


Engagement score
0

The photographer took a trip this summer with i-D's Fashion-Editor-at-Large Ib Kamara.


Engagement score
0


When we polled friends of Coveteur to see how their shopping habits had changed these past few months, we found that many people were diverting their dollars typically spent on fashion to home decor. And, well, it makes a lot of sense when you put it into the context of our current lifestyles—for those who can work from home, not only are we getting dressed up much less, were spending way more time than usual in our homes. So of course we want to spiff it up where we can. Below are all of the items our staffers are buying, of both the practical and decorative nature, to add a little more intrigue to their homes.


Jessica Teves, Head of Content

Forme Life Full Studio

$4,290

The FORME Life studio is one of the things I’m most excited about—it does double duty as a chic and elegant mirror (designed by Yves Béhar) and also functions as one of the most engaging and motivating home fitness tools. It has a wide range of classes suited for my mood and energy level, and since it’s so sleek, it’s going to be perfect in my living room. I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever return to a gym after this! *Sponsored

Buy

Rigaud Paris Cyprès Candle

$99

I can’t say enough about this heavenly smelling candle—I’ve had them in my apartments and homes for years, and they truly are the best. The scent is rich and vibrant, and the simplicity of the design feels like an elegant accoutrement to any tabletop or coffee table.

Buy

Christofle Vertigo Small 3-Part Silver Appetizer Dish

$420

All snacks look so much chicer in a silver bowl (it’s a fact). I love this three-part dish from Christofle for its functional design and ability to give my entire family a nosh of choice (read: nuts, chips, crackers, etc). Total win!

Buy



Halle Lagatta, Associate Creative Producer

Merry Farm Pottery Bud Vase

$36

I’m a stan for handmade pottery, because the truth is I’m a failed ceramic artist myself. Despite many attempts at mastering the wheel, my fingers are far too clumsy and my wrists too weak. Whenever I see a beautiful ceramic piece, my jealousy subsides and I calculate the fastest track to obtaining it. That “gotta have it” feeling was overwhelming when I visited the Merry Farm Pottery studio in Martha’s Vineyard last week. I walked away with two beautiful Bud Vases, and I cannot wait to visit again to see what else they’ve cooked up in the kiln.

Buy

CB2 Vida Resin Bookend

$25

As I make small attempts to add color to my apartment, adding this bright pink cube to my bookshelf feels like a victory. As a chronic overthinker, coming across these bookends simply made me happy! I love the shape, the color, and will have fun mixing and matching them with other oddly shaped things currently in my online cart.

Buy

Anthropologie Flatwoven Augusta Rug

$398

Filed under: adding color to my apartment (see above). I am so excited to see this rug splayed out under a mid-century modern dining table I inherited from my grandparents. I know the pinks and yellows will make the mahogany table and black leather chairs pop in the perfect you-have-to-see-it-to-believe-it kind of way.

Buy



Olivia Kenney, Creative Producer & Social Media Manager

July Air Conditioner

$349

Somehow, someway, I have made it seven years in New York with no AC. Partly because after the first year it felt like a race to be the most Parisian I possibly could, and partly because—air conditioners are just ugly?! Lo and behold, the window unit got a massive face-lift (it was about time!). This customizable and super-modern AC can cool a room in no time, and it’s a no-fuss install! 11/10 would recommend ditching your old unit and swapping it out for the August, or joining team AC late like me!

Buy

CB2 Braided Jute Large Pouf

$159

Poufs are another one of those items you never thought you would need enough to buy. These simple braided circles make for a cozy extra seat out on my patio or even as a footrest inside near the couch. It was the perfect little upgrade to add seating without introducing any large piece of furniture.

Buy

Aimé Leon Dore Unisphere Ashtray

$60

Ashtrays have made some serious improvements over time. On top of the fact that I am a big fan of tchotchkes of all varieties—I have become a collector of ashtrays as I find them to be the perfect centerpiece next to a few good coffee-table books in any room. This one in particular is larger than your average, making it a real statement piece!

Buy



Camille Freestone, Writer

Tangkula 5-Tier Wood Leaning Shelf

$93

If your bedroom is as small as mine (NYC residents will understand), you’ll know that storage is hard to come by. As I can only fit so much under my bed...this bookshelf is perfect since it takes up a lot of vertical space but not much horizontal space.

Buy

Vintage Mirrored Tray

I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect vintage tray for my dresser. Not only are they pretty as a standalone item, they work as a display for other eye-catching objects—jewelry, candles, etc. Etsy has a ton of supersweet options that you can’t get anywhere else.

Buy

Oka Small Zabiya Decorative Vase

$30

Having fresh flowers around the house has an astronomical effect on my mood. There’s something about the appearance mixed with the smell that is so appealing. This modern blue vase provides an interesting contrast to a feminine flower. Plus, it can stand alone without a flower, as well.

Buy



Hannah Baxter, Senior Beauty Editor

KJP Linen Screen Printed Twisted Checkerboard Pillows

$70

I have a pillow problem. Seriously, my Brooklyn apartment is bursting with different styles because I simply can’t control myself when I see a new one that I love. This optical-illusion checkered baby belongs on my couch, plain and simple.

Buy

Dyson Pure Humidify + Cool

$800

Consider me an official adult, because I now own the fanciest humidifier and air purifier on the market. If you’re cooking up a storm lately, it’s a must for keeping your space free from odor (and occasional smoke), and my indoor plants and my skin equally appreciate the extra humidity. Bonus: It’s also completely silent.

Buy

Malin + Goetz Cannabis Supercandle

$150

I’m one of those people who has to have a candle burning constantly. It brings me a sense of zen—plus, they smell delicious. If you want the scent to really fill up your space, I suggest getting a multi-wick style. This earthy bergamot, sandalwood, black pepper, and orange blend is absolute heaven, no matter the season.

Buy



Rachel Pickus, Creative Associate

Yew Yew Half Circle Ashtray

$60

Since our (slime-green!) collaboration, cannabis brand Yew Yew has expanded their line of ceramic pipes to include sleek half-circle ashtrays. Their simple yet functional design is enough to make any minimalist happy, with serene colors that are complementary to any home. And even if you’re not a minimalist (guilty!), one of these will be the perfect addition to your coffee table’s chaotic assortment of objects.

Buy

Urban Outfitters Ansel Table Lamp

$89

In my most recent internet spiral, I spent hours online looking at vintage Murano glass mushroom lamps. While they’re not exactly budget-friendly, I’ve become smitten for their sleek, funky shape. Which hopefully will indicate my level of excitement when I discovered this affordable version from Urban. Now the dilemma is what color to choose…

Buy

Tyler Mitchell I Can Make You Feel Good

$54

Back in pre-pandemic times, I had the pleasure of viewing Tyler Mitchell’s solo exhibition “I Can Make You Feel Good” at the ICP. I left feeling moved by the powerful messaging and whimsical experience of viewing his photos in person. Since then, the wildly talented photographer released his first book, commemorating his body of work over the past few years. As someone whose love language is most definitely photo books, I can’t wait to add a copy to my bookshelf.

Buy



Jacquelyn Greenfield, Editorial Production Fellow

Aaronya Paints Ascension

$42

I painted my room about two years ago, and for some reason I haven’t put up any photos—my college degree is still sitting in its frame on the floor. Since it’s been long overdue to hang things, this print will be the first to go up. I’ve been following this artist for quite some time now, and I think it’s great to see our culture represented in art.

Buy

The Container Store Large Drop-front Shoe Box Case of 6

$54

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t bought sneakers during this time. With nowhere to go, my sneakers have been piling up in their boxes with no more space on my shoe rack. I think it’s time to invest in these shoe boxes—the perfect way to store and display my favorite kicks.

Buy

Hey Dewy Portable Facial Humidifier

$39

Since going back home to Florida, my allergies have been insane. Knowing that I’m not going to stay here forever, I wanted a humidifier that I can take back to NYC when I’m ready. This one is perfect for the size of my small nightstand and even has a built-in night light.

Buy




Engagement score
0


While the restrictions on air travel may have made those European escapes unlikely this summer, local road trips to nearby retreats seem to be the rescue for those of us still looking to indulge in a little holiday. Every summer we tend to put the new European design hotels on our summer hit lists, like the Hotel Les Roches Rouges and the Hotel Mezzatorres of years past, and often neglect the local spots in our own backyard. Fortunately for New Yorkers and New England folk, some new, buzzy design hotels are opening their doors for the first time this summer. From outdoorsy escapes in the Catskills and the Berkshires, to a surfer’s paradise in the Rockaways, to a tech-forward retreat in Nantucket, road trip options are abundant this season. So save that money on airfare for next summer, because ahead, we’ve rounded up the best new hotels to visit within driving distance of New York and New England.  



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-1-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



You can now turn your day trip to the Rockaways into a stylish weekend getaway with The Rockaway Hotel—the first design-focused hotel to open on Rockaway Beach. The hotel is accessible by public transportation, such as ferry, subway, and city bus for local New Yorkers, and will function as a community hub for locals. The Rockaway Hotel is the brainchild of Jon Krasner and Michi Jigarjian of 7G Realty, and Terence and Dan Tubridy of IGC Hospitality, whose shared passion for the beach, arts, food, culture, and wellness helped create the unique experience of a stay here. The unpretentious, urban beach getaway hosts 50 guest rooms, a restaurant, rooftop bar, an all-day café and coffee shop, an outdoor pool, spa, and more. “We’re excited for guests from around the globe to meet our friends from the local community through programming, pop-ups, and our wonderful staff,” says Dan Tubridy.  




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-2-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



Opening in August, Life House’s Rami Zeidan is expanding his tech-forward and community-driven brand with a new, locally rooted property in New England’s beloved Nantucket. Set in a federal-style mansion with a rich history of hospitality dating back two hundred years, Life House Nantucket is reminiscent of the ease of an innkeeper’s residence. Rooms and shared spaces are decked in raffia and cane-webbed furniture, and cushions and shower details are swathed in botanical fabrics, contrasted against the jewel tones of a traditionally federal-style New England home, encapsulating the nuances of Nantucket’s storied past and present. While there is no restaurant on the property, Life House will be partnering with rotating local chefs, restaurants, and bakeries to offer complimentary light dining options served in the courtyard, terrace, or lobby throughout the stay. Like all other Life House properties, the hotel will have digital room keys connected to the hotel’s app, along with an optional social network, should you choose to connect with fellow guests and locals throughout your stay. COVID-19 updates can be found here.  




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-3-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



Newport has long been known as a New England retreat, and this summer it got even more idyllic with the opening of Phil Hospod’s new hotel, The Wayfinder. The Wayfinder combines all the charms of Newport into a thoughtfully designed and locally curated space. The hotel is conceptualized by local talent, including artisans, soap makers, linen makers, and restaurateurs; the local flair can be seen in every part of the guest experience. In the same vein as honoring the local communities, The Wayfinder was built into an existing Newport property and aims to have close to 0 percent single-use plastics, with in-room glass water bottles and hydration stations throughout the property. The hotel will also partner with Save the Bay on beach clean-ups. Authentic activities to engage Rhode Island residents and Newport visitors will also be available—think sunrise yoga, beach workouts, live music sessions, and a rotating roster of Rhode Island food trucks. Additionally, the hotel will host monthly art fairs and local flea market pop-ups showcasing Newport’s local artists. COVID-19 updates can be found here.  




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-4-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



Montauk, the Hamptons’ scenic yet unpretentious fishing town, is swarming with new hot spots, like the recently renovated Gurneys and Hero Beach Club. Though it may be the beachfront hotel Marram Montauk, owned by hospitality company Bridgeton, that really blows us away. The property is set just steps away from the world-renowned Terrace surf break and features 96 guest rooms, an open lobby, a locally rooted retail space, fire pits in a communal courtyard, an outdoor pool, and a South American café run by acclaimed Argentine chef Fernando Trocca (who has lent the space this summer to Donna Lennard of il Buco). The hotel’s commitment to barefoot luxury is seen in every room, with a refined design approach that combines light, muted tones, handwoven rugs, woody details, and photographs by renowned beach and surf photographer Brian Bielmann, along with minimalistic art from musician and artist Sean Spellman.  




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-5-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



The Berkshires is the ultimate retreat for those seeking the serenity of nature in a quaint New England town with rich history and culture. Tourists, in the resurgent town of North Adams, is a project by a diverse team of creatives, including developer Ben Svenson of Broder, Eric Kems of Bright Ideas Brewing, Scott Stedman of Brooklyn magazine and Northside Media Group, and John Stirratt of the Grammy Award–winning band Wilco. The partners describe the space as an artful union of design and culture, which can be seen throughout the property. Architecturally designed to mirror a traditional motor lodge with doors opening directly to the outdoors, each room features high ceilings and an advanced air circulation system that replaces the fresh air in the room every 60 minutes, bringing the outdoors into the space. Some rooms even have treehouse-like lofted bunks to accommodate larger groups. The ranch house from the existing property has been renovated into the hotel’s main lodge, adjacent to the patio that overlooks the pool and a nature preserve. COVID-19 updates can be found here.  




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-6-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



“Come as strangers, leave as friends” is the motto at Lyon Porter, Jersey Banks, and Phil Hospod’s newest Urban Cowboy 68-acre wilderness retreat in the Catskills, just two and a half hours from New York City. In true Porter fashion, Urban Cowboy Lodge blends rustic high design with playful details, mirroring the mood of adult summer camp. The rooms and lodge are whimsy and dreamlike, offering recreational activities ranging from hiking, skiing, and fly fishing to on-site activities like bingo, s’more making, and dining at the communal restaurant tables. While it’s the perfect place for an outdoorsy escape, the lodge elicits community culture. You’ll surely share your experiences here with fellow campers—er, we mean guests.   Top photo: Read Mckendree   Want more stories like this? The Ultimate Summer Entertaining Guide So Your Dream Trip Was Just Canceled. Now What? What to Eat and Drink for Every At-Home Summertime Activity



Engagement score
0

Martin Parr meets 'My So-Called Life' in this fashion story by photographer Alex Lockett and stylist Alison Marie Isbell


Engagement score
0
Website: coveteur.com
2020-11-30 20:14:54 UTC


If everything goes according to plan, all of us at Coveteur will be wearing a swimsuit *multiple* times over the next few weeks. Our company Google cal reveals upcoming vacays to Miami, the Dominican Republic, Bermuda, and more, and as such, we’re taking stock of the swimwear we already own and looking to fill the gaps with new pieces—from sleek, plunging one-pieces to animal-print bikinis. Need a few more pieces for your summer travels and weekends at the pool? Here are 21 Coveteur-approved options.  



Leah Faye Cooper

Editorial Director




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-2-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-2-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-2-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. Prism Rajni Denim Swim Ipanema Top: In celebration of Prism’s tenth anniversary, the London-based brand collaborated with Rajni Jaques on a capsule collection of denim swimwear, and it’s all I want to wear to the beach. I especially love this underwire top, which I plan to pair with a high-waist skirt when I’m (unfortunately) not by a body of water. 2. Haight Plunge-Neck Tie-Waist Swimsuit: As much as I love my miniskirts and crop tops, I’ve been in the mood to dress slightly more sophisticated recently, and this includes dressing for the beach and pool. This stunning one-piece is just what I’ve been looking for—someone book me a cabana and order an aperol spritz! 3. Robin Piccone Skimpy Side Tie Bikini Bottom: I own these bottoms, and while the ties are quite small, the coverage in the back isn’t that skimpy, and the material is incredibly stretchy and lightweight, so there’s no digging into your sides. With the matching top, it’s one of my favorite suits.  



Noah Lehava

Director, Lifestyle and Talent




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-5-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-5-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-5-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. Hunza G Domino Swim in Nude: Their site nearly broke when Rosie Huntinton-Whitely posted a vacation pic wearing this one-piece but I’ve been a fan of the brand since long before their viral fame. The crinkly fabric makes them one-size fits almost all, which means you can eat all the fries and aperol you want without feeling stuffed in your swimsuit. 2. Oseree Lumière One-Shoulder Slip in Lila: I can’t get enough of sparkly bikinis these days. It’s like KiraKira but make it 2019. 3. Tropic of C “The C” in Sage: Who better to create a perfect bather than Candace Swanpoel? Her designs are classic, flattering, and just the right amount of sexy. I love the barely-there straps for barely-there tan lines.  



Daniella Deutsch

Producer & Market Associate




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-8-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-8-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-8-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. Summersalt The Fused River: Summersalt was recently introduced to me and I am so very glad to be acquainted. The line is not only size-inclusive but also sustainable. This full piece in particular caught my attention as it can also double as a body suit to be worn for summer activities. A halter neckline is always a sure fire way to seal the deal. 2. Mara Hoffman Leopard Print Swimsuit: Mara Hoffman is always a magician with prints and this style is no exception. I personally am still holding strong to leopard prints for the coming months, so this guy certainly fits the summer ‘19 aesthetic. 3. Ganni Cutout Floral Print Swimsuit: Last year I scored a Ganni swimsuit in the final weeks of summer sale months. While the suit was perfect I only really had it for the last bit of the season. This year I am planning ahead and investing in a full piece I know will take me through many beach days and poolside hangs.  



Rachel Pickus

Social Media & Affiliate Coordinator




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-11-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-11-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-11-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. Made by Dawn Charlie Top + Arc Bottom: Let it be known, Made by Dawn is truly *the* place for your neutral swimwear needs. With a wide range of shades and styles, these minimal pieces are a worthy investment. 2. Pale Swim Marais One Piece: While I’m kicking myself for not discovering this suit sooner, there’s no denying this is the most perfect one-piece I’ve found to date. Layer it under a pair of cut-offs or a cute sarong and you have yourself a bodysuit as well! 3. Rachel Comey Revival Top + Keena Bottom: Contrary to the other categories in my closet, when it comes to swimwear I lean towards the more understated options. That was until I stumbled upon this purple Rachel Comey set that I didn’t know I needed…  



Jacquelyn Greenfield

Editorial Production Fellow




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-14-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-14-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-14-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. J. Crew Eco One-Shoulder Cut-Out One-Piece: I like to think of my one-pieces as a statement swimsuit (something I wouldn’t mind getting a weird tan line from!). 2. Kith Women X Myra Swim Diego Top + Mia Bottom: I am still very much in love with the neon slime green trend. The Australian swimwear brand Myra Swim teamed up with Kith to create this minimal yet eye-catching design that I can’t wait to get my hands on! 3. Skin by SAME Leopard Triangle Top + String Bottom: I’ve been wanting an animal-print swimsuit for quite some time now, but I didn’t want the print to be too loud. After a very long search, I found the one! The pattern is very subtle but gets the point across.  



Hannah Baxter

Senior Beauty Editor




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-17-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-17-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-17-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. Mikoh Capri Top + Puka Puka Bottom: Your girl loves a checkerboard print. Mikoh makes the most comfortable and functional suits ever so obviously I need to scoop this up for the rest of my summer travels. 2. Cami and Jax Ariel One-Piece: Surfing is my new favorite activity at the beach, but avoiding a sunburn when you’re on the water all day takes more than just sunscreen. A one-piece with sleeves is my secret weapon for keeping my skin safe. 3. Matteau Petite Triangle Bikini Top + Boy Briefs: There is nothing more chic than a classic black bikini that also fits you like a damn glove. Matteau’s line of minimalist swimwear cannot be beat.  



Jodi Taylor

Editor




[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-20-0-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-20-1-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]



[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_shoppable_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-20-2-0"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




1. Ice Studios x Melissa Simone Bikini: Always a fan of Renell Medrano’s photography (she’s the woman behind Ice Studios), I’m not shocked that I’m head-over-heels obsessed with her first-ever swimwear collab with Melissa Simone Swim. With elastic straps on the side, it’s essentially foolproof for any ocean waves, crucial for a day at the beach. 2. Ookioh Blue Como Top + Monaco Bottom: My eyes lit up when I came across this blue bikini. They lit up that much more when I realized that the brand, Ookioh, is L.A.-based and sustainable. Don’t be surprised if this bikini makes an appearance on my Instagram sometime very soon. 3. 437 Swimwear Leopard Sanders Bikini: Admit it: You can’t go wrong with a leopard-print bikini. It’s a must-have for vacation, which I just so happen to be going on next week.   Want more stories like this? 12 Swimsuits We Can’t Wait to Wear What Coveteur Editors Wear to the Beach 10 Indie Swimwear Brands We’re Loving in 2019


Engagement score
0

Hailed as China's top talent in fashion photography, Chen Man was not only selected by Piaget as one of its 10 Extraordinary Women, she was also hired to photograph the campaign as well.


Engagement score
0

Hailed as China's top talent in fashion photography, Chen Man was not only selected by Piaget as one of its 10 Extraordinary Women, she was also hired to photograph the campaign as well.


Engagement score
0

Photographer Claire Rosen captures the event.


Engagement score
0
Website: fstoppers.com
2020-11-30 20:51:05 UTC

Molly Baber is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and fashion photographer creating conceptual works that evoke blood, death, and feminine power, as well as a subconscious fantasy through ritual, divination, and mythology. Currently based in Brighton, UK, she is inspired by the macabre, occult, and women's rituals. Baber is forever expanding her craft by assisting other photographers, working on film sets, collaborating with artists, and exhibiting personal works across the UK and Europe.


Engagement score
0

The rugged Danner hiking boots with red laces that Reese Witherspoon donned in the film "Wild," displayed in a Lucite box in one corner of her Beverly Hills office, would never make the cut for the actress' latest endeavor: a genteel line of Southern-inspired women's apparel, accessories and home…


Engagement score
0

EXCLUSIVE: Cream Productions, the company behind CNN’s upcoming docuseries The Story of Late Night, is set to develop feature documentaries with activists Indrani and GK Reid. Indrani is an Indian-…


Engagement score
0

The Italian brand known for its fine cashmere and wool attracts new audiences with a new campaign that celebrates Mother Nature.


Engagement score
0



Kristen Turner turned a lot of heads with her recent (and timely) launch of Mae Jones Magazine, which she describes as “a magazine like Vogue that represents Black style and glamour.” The fashion industry vet started her career in fashion PR before she ventured into wardrobe styling and then creative direction and photo production. She has produced content for major brands such as Nordstrom Rack, Target, Juan Carlos Obando, Johnny Was, and more. Basically, Turner has experience in just about every area that you’d need in order to found a magazine. One of the benefits of working in the editorial world, like Turner does, is that you get to play with the most fantastic fashion available. You create glamorous editorials with models clad in glistening sequins and voluminous tulle, which is why it’s always intriguing to see how the editors tasked with styling those fantastical spreads translate their eye for style into their everyday outfits. We sat down with Turner to discuss how she shops, “borrowing” clothes from her mother, and the lack of representation in the industry.  

[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-0-0-1"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




When did you first fall in love with fashion? “I always remember fashion being a part of my life. I would spend a lot of time in my mom’s closet (even though, technically, I wasn’t allowed to be in there). It was a small closet, the wood garment rods packed with clothes, but to a four-year-old it seemed huge! I just liked being in there. I remember thumbing through the racks and looking at the labels. Labels meant nothing to me at that time, and they definitely didn’t represent any financial value. I was just so curious about everything having to do with the garments hanging in front of me, even the fabrication. “Her jeans were Jordache, her silk blouse had a label that said ‘Palais Royal,’ and she had a gold chain belt that she wore all the time. It was label-less, but I do remember it having gold cherub angels hanging from it. I will spend the rest of my life ‘borrowing’ things from my mom’s closet. I use the air quotes because it’s a high probability that ‘borrowed’ items will never be returned.” How would you describe your personal style? “Classic and chic, but with a flair of the dramatics.” In your eyes, how can fashion fit into the larger conversation going on in the world right now? “Unfortunately, the fashion industry has a real representation problem. There aren’t enough Black people in front of or behind the photographer’s lens. The recent events in this country have opened the closets and unveiled the dirty laundry that Black people who work in fashion have known for far too long. We’re simply not represented. Now that we’re all aware, we should be focused on growing a more diverse industry by hiring more Black models, Black photographers, Black stylists, Black marketing directors, Black graphic designers, and Black creative directors. It’s time to mainstream the beauty and creativity of Black and brown faces in fashion.”  

[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-0-0-3"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




Do you have a uniform? “Generally, when I head to set for a photo shoot, I’m wearing a black t-shirt, my Levi’s high-waisted Wedgie fit jeans (their icon jean that also comes in plus sizes, which makes me happy), and my white Nike Cortez sneakers with the black Swoosh. The Cortezes are the only pair of sneakers I own, and I go through at least two pairs a year. There’s usually so much going on during shoot days, and what I’m wearing is the last thing on my mind, so I just keep it simple.” How does your editorial work influence your personal style? “I love for the photos we produce for Mae Jones to be a fantasy and full of drama, and I guess my personal style is kind of the same way. I keep it pretty classic, but then add a touch of drama just to keep things interesting. A bold red lip, a bright color, a dazzling statement earring, or an interesting shoe. Something that will make you go ‘Oh wow! I love that!’” What do you let yourself splurge on? “It’s not wardrobe related, but I spend an obscene amount of money on fashion magazines (mostly the European ones) and coffee-table books. I’m a tactile person, and sometimes a Pinterest board doesnt cut it for me. I need to feel the pages of the paper. Also, perfume.” What has been your favorite purchase of all time? “Normally I ‘borrow’ anything designer from my mom’s closet, but years ago I purchased my very own Louis Vuitton roller from a thrift store. It was less than $1,000! I took it to the LV boutique, and they confirmed it was real. I was so excited! I love thrifting, and to stumble upon such a gem was especially thrilling.”  

[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-0-0-5"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




What accessories are on your current rotation? “Gold hoops, a delicate gold necklace that originally belonged to my grandmother, rhinestone statement earrings, repeat. I’m a creature of habit. I stick to what I know.” Do you prefer the in-store experience, or would you rather shop online? “Online! Nothing excites me more than coming home to a pile of boxes from my favorite retailers. I pour myself a glass of wine, put Arenta on Pandora, and turn my living room into a fitting room.” What would your closet be full of if money were no object?Lingerie, actually. I believe in the importance of a good foundation—good undergarments. My favorite bra and matching panty set cost $185. A little steep for my blood, but if money was no object, then…” How has your style evolved since you first entered the fashion industry? “I went to a private school most of my life, so I was trained to rotate between a few key pieces. There was a strict rule book that had to be followed, and it didn’t leave much room for self-expression or individuality. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve definitely had to retrain my mind to allow for more risk taking, to wear what I like, and to not feel obligated to follow a trend just because everyone else is wearing it. My days of walking around and seemingly matching my peers are behind me.”  

[siteorigin_widget class="the_coveteur_image_widget"]","after_widget":"","before_title":"

","after_title":"","widget_id":"widget-0-0-7"}}" />[/siteorigin_widget]




What does your current WFH wardrobe look like? “I pretty much wear a white terry-cloth robe 24/7. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve put on ‘real’ clothes since March.” Who are your favorite small fashion brands of the moment? “I’m really loving what 11 Honoré is doing at the moment. They’re an online boutique that carries an edit of clothes from some of our favorite designers, but in extended sizes (1226). Badgley, Cushnie, Mara Hoffman, Siriano. I’m technically what the fashion industry describes as an ‘in-between’ size. Shopping can be frustrating because I fall in love with something only to realize they didn’t cut it in my size. If I fall in love with something on their site, it definitely comes in my size. “Recently, 11 Honoré launched their own private label collection, and it’s exquisite! The Nina dress is perfect for summer and will transition nicely into fall.” What era of fashion is your favorite, and why? “I fluctuate between my love for the mod minidress and all-black-everything ‘beatnik’ trends (à la Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face) of the ’60s and the high-fashion, ultra-glam, more-is-more trends of the 1980s. The outfits worn by Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in Scarface will forever be some of my favorite fashion moments.”




Engagement score
0

Photographer Pierre-Ange Carlotti takes us backstage at Jean Paul Gaultier's final runway show, and we revisit our 1994 interview with the iconic designer.


Engagement score
0

Frame founders Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson opened their L.A. flagship store at the Grove late last month. Now they are looking to further expand their popular fashion brand along with opening more stores by the end of next year.


Engagement score
0

Working for a legend often isn't what it's cracked up to be. Sometimes, it's more. A Texas photographer reveals what it was truly like with an iconic star.


Engagement score
0

The Puerto Rican fine art photographer and artist Edwin Antonio is a massively renowned personality in the historic art and fashion industry. Inspired by the success of his book "Runaway Dreams", the artist has decided to set foot into the world of electronic music in style by releasing his debut album by the same name, that is out now via [...]


Engagement score
0

When fashion makes a parrot look grey! In fact, the gossip bird featured in this shoot by photographer, Tory Smith, ...


Engagement score
0

New Victoria's Secret guidelines are part of a wave of self-reflection in modeling and retail about the treatment of people whose faces and bodies help sell clothes.


Engagement score
0

What did renowned makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin carry in his makeup kit?


Engagement score
0

The ultimate woke watch is made in partnership with Alexi Lubomirski, founder of Creatives4Change, which urges the fashion industry to avoid animal-derived materials.


Engagement score
0

Photographer, brand manager, budding style icon - for our May edition of Style Heroes, it's all about Arnold Wong (of Attire House).


Engagement score
0

Walter Schupfer was born and raised in a small village just outside of Vienna, Austria. Discovered by Helmut Lang at the age of 15 he soon after made his pilgrimage to America where he began his career as an internationally recognized fashion model. From the moment he embarked on his travels his objective was to satisfy his wanderlust and go in search of discovering the world of opportunities that awaited abroad.


Engagement score
0


When you shop vintage, instead of trying to replicate an exact trend, you are typically falling in love with a piece because it speaks to you personally. The world of vintage fashion is exciting because it is not restricted to the trends of the current moment, but instead offers up the history of fashion in a selection of pre-loved garments. By default, vintage collectors are often your most stylish friends because they have been able to cherry-pick their favorite items over decades versus only those popular today. The same logic applies to Object Limited founder Anna Gray—her killer style is evident in her covetable vintage collection. Despite her vintage niche, Gray knows the entire fashion industry well. She spent 11 years working in what many call “fashion proper,” switching up her titles from PR to stylist, model to editor, writer to photographer before she founded Object Limited. “Though my job titles were varied in their descriptions, the end goal was always to sell more clothes,” Gray explains. “I burned out, questioning why we were all stuck in a bummer cycle of constant production.” The Object Limited app, self-described as being “like shopping your cool aunt’s closet,” boasts the most amazing vintage finds. It is “an online and IRL inclusive community of good-taste, conscientious consumers.” Not to mention, Gray herself is a haven for styling inspiration. In a series called How to Wear Stuff, she walks you through unique yet classic ways to pair your vintage finds. But be warned, her Instagram is a rabbit hole of innovative ensembles and you may not come out for hours.  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Jul 1, 2020 at 11:05am PDT




When did you first fall in love with fashion? “I’ve always loved adornment. My parents had me when they were very young, so I was the only kid in their friend group for years. Their cool, creative adult friends would come over, and I would force them to play dress-up with me. Then my brother, Eli, was born, and he became my tiny clothes horse. Labyrinth was my favorite movie (still is?), and I was totally that older sister obsessed with astrally projecting myself into whimsical fairy-tale worlds through clothes and imagination.” How would you describe your personal style? “I get this a lot and never know how to answer. Comfortable? Aiming-for-elegant, perhaps? I get dressed depending on the weather and how far I’ll be walking that day.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Oct 14, 2018 at 9:04am PDT




Do you have a uniform? “The way I feel like presenting my body to the world changes every day. Sometimes it’s very femme with ruffles, sometimes I dress like JFK, sometimes I look like a camp counselor. Today I am quite literally dressed like Ace Ventura, Pet Detective so…make of that what you will. I do have a penchant for loud pants. That’s a recurring theme.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Mar 30, 2020 at 8:20am PDT




What do you let yourself splurge on? “I’ll pay more for a vintage designer piece. I just bought a pony-hair ’90s Celine bag from the Michael Kors era that is covered in logos. I love her a lot. It wasn’t a lot of money ($150), but more than I usually spend because I thrift/secondhand buy most of my clothes.” What has been your favorite purchase of all time? “This one is hard! I live with Brie Welch (a stylist), so we sometimes buy things together that we share. Recently, we found this amazing pair of Dolce & Gabbana pants made of different-colored strips of leather and ribbon. Hard to explain, but very, very amazing. Very Mick Jagger. But that’s just the most recent excellent thing. I also love my Marimekko-print pants that my friend Maggie found on Etsy. And a pair of clear shoes with tortoiseshell heels from Object Limited.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Feb 18, 2020 at 8:50am PST




How does your career as a vintage collector influence your personal style? “I am less interested in trends than when I was working in the aforementioned “fashion proper.” Having the new great trending thing isn’t important now that I have a deeper understanding of how cyclical it all is. I buy and wear items that fit, are made of nice materials, and say something special. I also save a lot of money by not buying contemporary clothing that falls apart or loses my interest in a season or two.” How do you differentiate between curating Object Limited and shopping for yourself? “Object Limited curates itself! All of our vendors have their own aesthetic and style that comes through in their finds, their styling, and their photography. It’s very cool! The pieces I sell on Object Limited are either items that I love but am ready to give a new life to in the hands of someone else, or pieces that aren’t quite my size but I don’t want to tailor. Essentially, I buy what I like and put it back in the ecosystem.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Mar 31, 2020 at 8:19am PDT




What are your favorite retailers for vintage? “Object Limited! (I have to.)” Would you rather shop for vintage online, or in person? “Good Q. I’m an avid, constant browser of all of the sites: Object Limited, DePop, Etsy, The Real Real, Vestiaire Collective… I like looking to look. Back when we could travel, I would make sure to hit flea markets, thrift stores in all of my destinations and regularly made trips to far-flung Goodwills and Salvation Armies. But now we can’t do that, so I’m exclusively online browsing. There’s no replacement for in-person vintage shopping, though. The tactile experience is paramount!” What would your closet be full of if money were no object? “My closet is actually very perfect right now! I’ve been collecting for so long and would like to say, as a 31-year-old, that I pretty much have my style figured out. (Maybe that will change in five years, who knows.) I could definitely spend extra cash on organizational techniques.” Do you have a mix of vintage and new in your closet? How do you balance the two? “Definitely a mix of the two. I try not to buy anything new (except socks, underwear!), but I receive kind gifts from nice brands that I enjoy supporting via social media. People often ask ‘How do you make vintage look modern?’ And my suggestion is to mix eras so as not to look too costumed. Mixing and matching colors is also a shortcut to making outfits look more cohesive even if the pants are ’80s and the top is Y2K.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Aug 28, 2019 at 1:06pm PDT




Dress up, or dress down? “Up, definitely.” Who are your favorite style icons? “Just went on a deep-dive search of ‘Barbara Hepworth in studio’ that resulted in some satisfying stylish-but-utilitarian looks. Lot of hair scarves and chunky necklaces with a chore jacket. Deeda Blair! Amazing style, amazing brain. I gravitate towards humans that enjoy stylish expression, but it comes off as an afterthought. I just made that up, but it sounds right.” What does your current WFH wardrobe look like? “I guess I am employing the elasticated waists in my closet way more. Knit pants with men’s shirts. I haven’t worn heels in a while. When it was cooler, I was still wearing jeans to retain some sense of normalcy. Or because I’m a masochist.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on Jul 30, 2019 at 2:47pm PDT




Who are your favorite small fashion brands of the moment? What designers are your favorite to find vintage? “For vintage: Singulier MTL, O La Roche, Maj Kiosk, Vaux Vintage, Seven Wonders, Narro Vintage, Face with a View Fashion, Shop Myrgle, Chambers Vintage, Habitual Vintage, M. Melo Shop, Oasis Mini Mart, Hall Of Wonders, Paso Collection, Chrome Jelly, Shop Suki. “I leave most of the designer hunting to the true experts, but I do love finding old Galliano, JPG, Celine, Anne Klein, Ocean Pacific for summertime, Pucci, Ralph Lauren, Escada. There’s also a brand called Anna Gray, no joke, that friends stumble upon from time to time and send me photos of.” If you could only keep three pieces in your closet, what would they be? “This one is hard! I would keep my Marimekko pants, my purple Catherine Malandrino leather duster, and my vintage Missoni cat-eye sunglasses. Can I have one more? I’d like to add my Miu Miu two-tone slides.” What era of fashion is your favorite, and why? “Just before the French Revolution because it was so ridiculous and luxe. Clothing is an indicator of style, of status, of exclusion or inclusion depending on who is wearing it. Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI were all “Fuck it, we don’t care about poor people! Where are my new silk brocade slippers?” and then were executed for ignoring the people! And maybe we are seeing something similar in the world now? With clothes specifically and the collapse of the fashion industry as we know it. I could probably write an essay about this, but I feel like this interview is already too long.”  


 
View this post on Instagram
 

A post shared by Anna Z Gray (@annazgray) on May 17, 2019 at 7:27am PDT






Engagement score
0

Some fashion photographers are known for hyper-conceited attitudes and nasty personalities -- traits that aren't usually shared by infant photographers.


Engagement score
0

Titled “Mai Troppo,” which means “never too much,” the new campaign alligns with the maison’s flamboyant approach to high jewellery. Roman jeweller Bvlgari’s latest advertising campaign “Mai Troppo” is deeply rooted in flamboyant Roman exuberance. Lensed on the streets of Rome by Swedish director and photographer Johan Renck – who is known for his uncompromised […]


Engagement score
0

The fashion house's Creative Director Daniel Lee teamed up with pioneering photographer Tyrone Lebon to create a stirring meditation on manliness.


Engagement score
0

Call it the documentary that almost never was. "The Times of Bill Cunningham," Mark Bozek's portrait of the late, legendary fashion photographer, began as a one-minute video clip for an awards ceremon


Engagement score
0

Thanet’s teenage music and fashion photographer Sterling Chandler has been involved in a new shoot with activist Patrick Hutchinson. The images caught by the Chatham & Clarendon sixth former, f…


Engagement score
0

Your search is limited to 3 results from each channel. If you want to see more results, please upgrade your subscription.
Pick a plan