White fire, black ice

Some pictures aren’t meant to keep you guessing for long, laying out bits and pieces of a reality that’s stripped down to its bare essence, lacking any signs of embellishments, yes, but never meaning. Other photographs instead appear to be conceived to shape up a string of fantasies alone, never seeming quite real but inviting one to at least hope that what they paint is…
Black Ice by Carola Doornbos
Black Ice by Carola Doornbos
Black Ice by Carola Doornbos
Black Ice by Carola Doornbos
Black Ice by Carola Doornbos

LOA S/S ’14 look book

A garment always feels more special when it’s hand-made. Lidia Aguilera’s young label LOA features the kind of unique finishings and embroideries that can’t be found in mass-produced product: a mix of the folklore, traditions and craftwork from Aguilera’s home Island of Formentera with the freshness of spring trends and the cosmopolitan vibe of modern Barcelona.

Very Sexy: Karlie & Doutzen for Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret can easily be charged with accusations of doing a lot of the same, same but the formula clearly nets them millions of profits, so why change it? The latest campaign for the “Very Sexy” push-up bra (aren’t they all?) is very sexy indeed, filled with night time city lights in bokeh form, Doutzen Kroes’ Angel waves, and Karlie Kloss’ infuriating combination of rock…
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy '14 Collection
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy '14 Collection
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy '14 Collection
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy '14 Collection
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy '14 Collection
Victoria's Secret Very Sexy '14 Collection

Stone Cold Fox x Beach Riot S/S ’14 look book

Purveyors of vintage-inspired modern bohemian chic – Stone Cold Fox – and cool-girl beachwear maker Beach Riot put their heads together. The resulting collaboration is what you might expect: vintage-inspired, modern-bohemian, cool-girl swimwear. The look book accompanying the collaboration brims not just with on trend bikini details like cutaways and ruffles, but also adorable retro styling to inspire any summer’s day.

Falling hard for pretty pastels

Pastels within themselves are an incredibly delicate group of colors, rather heavenly than sensual, particularly pretty and sweet, but not often enough imagined to look sexy or intense. That’s why they require a certain passion to go against their soft nature if the ultimate purpose is to turn them into an irresistible display. With Atif AbuSamra behind camera, pastels are finally allowed to spell out…
Pastel Passion by Atif AbuSamra
Pastel Passion by Atif AbuSamra
Pastel Passion by Atif AbuSamra
Pastel Passion by Atif AbuSamra
Pastel Passion by Atif AbuSamra

All black mystery: in Paris

Turns out there are multiple ways to create a mysterious look out of an all black outfit – and I snapped several of them in the same place a few minutes apart. The first was edgy layers, the second urban Zorro, the third consisted not of any sheer blouses or Gaucho hats, but of a beautiful face shrouded in a black scarf.

Fete Champetre S/S ’14 look book

Kimberley Gordon’s photoshoot work allows you to get lost in the sensual poses and sheer tulle of Fete Champetre’s spring / summer 2014 look book, all the while overlooking the limited selection of clothing. Who needs more than a few white tailored pieces, some bandeaus and boy shorts, when you have a set of images so grabbing in mood?

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