Its hard to believe Ulyana Sergeenko is only on her fourth season as a designer. Feels as though we have loved her forever. It’s her old-fashioned and wonderfully over-the-top looks she ever so perfectly achieves season after season. The spring collection was inspired by an imaginary trip on the Orient Express, with stops in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Stepping off the train is a movie star – or femme fatale, donning hourglass corsets, capelets with hand-painted fringe, pants with intarsias of narrow bands of silk, silk jumpsuits with hand-embroidered cotton buds, and billowing skirts. Check out all the intricate details that went into the collection at Vogue España.
Our week was MADE after seeing this crazy adorable video Vogue put together with their February cover girl, Lena Dunham. The Girls’ star is riddled with anxiety about her very first Vogue cover shoot. I mean, what normal person wouldn’t find themselves in the same predicament?! Have no fear. Editor-in-large Hamish Bowles is to the rescue, dishing tips from supermodels past. Love this funny girl!
Minju Kim, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, won H&M‘s annual design competition last year and had small capsule collection sold at select stores and Opening Ceremony in October. I’m kicking myself for missing the boat on this – perhaps the anticipation of Marant-insanity threw my attention off kilter. Kim brings her fascination with Manga to life, with inventive silhouettes – the leather collar worn over a pleated trapeze dress and the wavy edged, cape-like sweater are insanely cool. And the bright yellow jacquard cocoon coat?! Forget about it. Can’t wait to see more from this talent.
I love this mid-century home in Palm Springs. Renowned architect William Cody originally built the home in 1962 and after it was restored nearly 50 years later, it still maintains it’s original charm. Can you spot the sunken tub? So retro!
Never before had I heard of Ter Et Bantine until this mohair-like, floral printed jacket caught my eye. It’s stunning. And so is the rest of the collection with its wearable array of outerwear, skirts and trousers – all very understated and elegant. Not to much is known about the illusive designer, Manuela Arcari, despite having been with the label since it’s launch in 1992 however, Ter Et Bantine is now on our radar.