As the world mourns the passing of American icon Oscar de la Renta, we reminisce on 12 of our favourite gowns from his past few years. It's these kinds of designs that made him so beloved, and that the runways and red carpets will sorely miss.
Off-duty model style is a whole different game. These girls know how to keep it simple yet chic as they flit between castings and shows. Here are 15 of the best model looks from the streets of New York.
Throwback to a bittersweet summer painted in black and white, to quiet waves and clear skies, to an easy kind-of-life tied to the sea, and a wardrobe made out of nothing but glorious bikinis, all sexy, sleek, effortless. Signing the return to solitude and bliss is the ever beautiful Maria Popova, photographed by Sergey Korolkov, just as she becomes one with the darkness of the…
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Maybe it’s because she appears to have been traveling all across the universe, sporting visible marks that speak aloud about another kind of reality, or perhaps it’s because she appears to belong to another dimension all together, but something about Melissa Tan’s silver-stained beauty screams otherworldly, and in more ways than the obvious. Being photographed in timeless black and white by JC adds to the…
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The extraordinary detailing and ethereal qualities of Sarah Burton’s fall / winter 2014 designs for Alexander McQueen can be seen all the more closely in the collection’s simply photographed look book. But in the black and white palette, the practical hemlines and modern cuts is also a very evident wearability. Even the exaggerated voluminous sleeves and embellished evening gowns look magically understated.
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It’s like the best of two worlds melted in order to shape up the portrait of the modern-day woman, the one who knows how to be equal parts graceful and edgy, striking and effortless, confident and delicate. She’s the one to make a statement out of utter simplicity, and a point out of beauty, and when photographed in black and white, she puts everything in…
There are questions that beg for straight answers, questions that have the response written all over them, and then there are questions that set entire fantasies in motion. Like what if Talisa Quirk would rule the world, would the seas rise at her word, would the universe turn icy cold, would colours disappear leaving nothing but trails of white smoke behind? Engraved in utter silence,…
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Home, ease, comfort, intimacy: a simple word paving way for others just as meaningful, a word describing what is sometimes hidden to the naked eye and so obvious to the heart, mind and soul. All about contentment, about unambiguous beauty, about the fine thread twisting together a celebrated familiarity with a laid-back sensuality, Simon Everiss‘ black and white photo shoot is dreamy and then some.
NSFW Photo gallery included.
Think botanic and it won’t be a second before your mind stars drawing flower-patterns and efflorescent structures endlessly mixing and matching in all of their beauty; try visualizing botanic luxe and you won’t be looking at austere silhouettes soaked in washed out colours, except when photographed by Walter Maurice, who sees that the minimalism and the verdant become each the other’s opposite and complement.
We’ve seen her dressed in black, rocking fitted bandage frocks and lush neon swimwear, always a vision, always to be captured by Sergey Korolkov‘s lens. Enveloped in nothing but the gentle black and white shades, Maria Popova bares it all for the camera, surrounded by solitary cliffs and crystal-clear waters, revealing at last a body fit for a goddess.
NSFW Photo gallery included.