Vogue US September 2012 | The Vogue 120 by Norman Jean Roy

Vogue US September 2012 cover, Vogue US, Mert and Marcus, Lady Gaga

Sports is out! Fall is in! The conclusion of the London 2012 Olympic Games brings us to the onslaught of ultra thick September issues and no prizes for guessing who is the winner here. The Vogue US September 2012 issue is literally the biggest issue yet with 916 pages, surpassing the previous world record held by the Vogue US September issue of 2007 by a whooping 76 pages!

How apt as well, that Vogue celebrates its 120th anniversary this very month; yes the magazine was founded in September of 1892. Out of all the fashion publications out there, –at the top of my head– only Harper’s Bazaar can claim an earlier birth date.

Lady Gaga graces the cover for the second time in Marc Jacobs but the highlight for me has got to be The Vogue 120: The Stylish Singers, Designers, Actors, Models, and More (Under 45) of the Moment. Hitting all the nails on the head, this list is essentially a names-you-need-to-know list. Sadly, not all of them made it to the editorial; imagine if they all did!

Check out who made it to The Vogue 120 editorial by Norman Jean Roy below.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles, Raf Simons, Diane Kruger

Raf Simons and Diane Kruger.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Karen Elson, Sarah Burton, Christopher Bailey, Stella Tennant, Stella McCartney and Claudia Schiffer.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Peter Copping, Erdem Moralioglu, Emilia Clarke and Ruth Wilson.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Riccardo Tisci and Rooney Mara.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Phoebe Philo and Marie Piovesan.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Vanessa Traina, Jenna Courtin-Clarins, Prisca Courtin-Clarins, Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Claire Courtin-Clarins, Lauren Santo Domingo, Shala Monroque, Alexia Niedzielski, Lily Kwong and Elizabeth von Guttman.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Jennifer Lawrence.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, and David Neville and Marcus Wainwright.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Peter Dundas and Caroline Trentini.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Olivier Rousteing, Joseph Altuzarra, Anthony Vaccarello, Chanel Iman, Kate Upton and Candice Swanepoel.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Nicolas Ghesquière and Kristen Stewart.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Karlie Kloss, Liu Wen, Arizona Muse and Joan Smalls.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Florence Welch.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

A$AP Rocky, Kati Nescher, Dylan Rieder, Zoë Kravitz, Alexander Wang and Azealia Banks.

Norman Jean Roy, Vogue US September 2012, Vogue US, Hamish Bowles

Dominique Young Unique, Tali Lennox, Mickey Sumner, Christopher Kane and Cara Delevingne.

Images Courtesy of Vogue

2012 CFDA Fashion Awards | Red Carpet, Winners and Honorees

2012 CFDA Awards, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in The Row

The 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards –also known as fashion’s version of the Oscars– have finally concluded and here are the full list of winners and honourees (winners’ and honourees’ names in bold).

Womenswear Designer of the Year
Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler

Menswear Designer of the Year
Patrik Ervell, Billy Reid, Simon Spurr

Accessories Designer of the Year
Alexander Wang, Reed Krakoff, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear
Joseph Altuzarra, Chris Peters and Shane Gabier of Creatures of the Wind, Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno

Swarovksi Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear
Antonio Azzuolo, Todd Snyderm, Phillip Lim

Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Accessories
Tabitha Simmons, Pamela Love, Irene Neuwirth

Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award
Tommy Hilfiger

International Award
Rei Kawakubo

Founders Award, in honour of Eleanor Lambert
Andrew Rosen

Media Award, in honour of Eugenia Sheppard
Scott Schuman and Garance Doré

Fashion Icon Award
Johnny Depp

Surprisingly –or not– first-time Womenswear Designer of the Year nominees Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row edged out the Proenza Schouler boys and Marc Jacobs. This proves that celebrity or not, if you have what it takes, you can make the cut. Yay for Kanye West and co.

Johnny Depp as a Fashion Icon? Right. Moving on.

Although less spectacular –in my opinion– than the Met Gala red carpet (fashion’s red carpet equivalent of the Oscars), the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards red carpet had some standouts. Check out what caught my eye below.

2012 CFDA Awards, Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning in Proenza Schouler

2012 CFDA Awards, Karen Elson

Karen Elson in Proenza Schouler

2012 CFDA Awards, Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth in Altuzarra

2012 CFDA Awards, Hilary Rhoda

Hilary Rhoda in Rebecca Minkoff

2012 CFDA Awards, Lily Collins

Lily Collins in Marchesa

2012 CFDA Awards, Shu Pei

Shu Pei in Vera Wang

2012 CFDA Awards, Arizona Muse

Arizona Muse in Diane von Fürstenberg

Image Credits: aceshowbiz, styleite, businessinsider, ca.finance.yahoo

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign | Natasha Poly by Willy Vanderperre

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, Natasha Poly, Willy Vanderperre

The Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign showcases yet another set of studio images shot by Willy Vanderperre but this time featuring Natasha Poly who replaced Zuzanna Bijoch. In only their fourth ever ad campaign, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough are proving to the industry that simple and fuss-free ad campaigns without any gimmicks can also be effective.

This season, it was all about colour, prints and texture combining beautifully to form garments that speak of eclecticism at its best. For accessories, their bags continue to delve into new frontiers and I have no doubt that their shoes will be on everyone’s Spring/Summer 2012 must-have list.

Check out the rest of the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign featuring Natasha Poly by Willy Vanderperre below.

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, Natasha Poly, Willy Vanderperre

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, Natasha Poly, Willy Vanderperre

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, Natasha Poly, Willy Vanderperre

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, Natasha Poly, Willy Vanderperre

Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2012 ad campaign, Natasha Poly, Willy Vanderperre

Image credits: proenza schouler/willy vanderperre

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign Preview

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld wears his own clothes, Carine Roitfeld in Rick Owens.

The Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall ad campaign features Carine Roitfeld herself, her daughter Julia Restoin Roitfeld, her son Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld and a host of other names including fashion stylist Marie-Amelié Sauvé, jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane, fashion personality Dasha Zhukova and models Naomi Campbell and Natasha Poly. Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the Carine’s World-themed Barneys Fall Campaign features a myriad of black outfits from the likes of Azzedine Alaïa, Proenza Schouler, Givenchy, Balenciaga, Fendi and The Row. Check out the rest of the Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign Preview below.

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Julia Restoin Roitfeld wears Givenchy.

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Carine Roitfeld wears Rick Owens. This image will also be featured on the cover of the Barneys’ women’s designer book.

Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign, Carine Roitfeld, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Victoire de Castellane, Marie-Amelié Sauvé, Mario Sorrenti, Natasha Poly, Dasha Zhukova
Natasha Poly wears The Row.

“Our goal with the campaign was to create a personal experience with someone who has extraordinary style like Carine.” -Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman

The Carine Roitfeld for Barneys Fall Ad Campaign will launch in Barneys’ stores, barneys.com and various September fashion magazines come September.

Image credits: Barneys/Mario Sorrenti, WWD

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Ad Campaign | Zuzanna Bijoch

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 ad campaign, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough

The Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 ad campaign has just been unveiled and it is Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough’s third ever ad campaign. Shot by Willy Vanderperre at New York’s Milk Studios and styled by Marie Chaix, the Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 ad campaign stars Zuzanna Bijoch.

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 ad campaign, Lazaro Hernandez, Jack McCollough

Strong and graphic colour-blocking is emphasised here mashed with Native American/Southwestern-inspired tribal prints that were the main highlights of the collection. A visual feast and vibrant ad campaign if you ask me.

Image credits: proenza schouler/vanderperre