FRANCISCO FRIDAY!

It’s a rainy dreary day here in New York, so we thought we’d serve up a little eye candy for all the ladies out there (and a few of you fellas, YOU know who you are ;-)) We are writing about Francisco Lachowski, one of the hottest male models to hit the “global modeling scened” since…..well, since forever! He was born on May 13th 1991 making him a mature 20 years old. His career started in 2009 when he won a contest in Sao Paulo. He’s an ethnic mix of Brazilian and Polish, or in other words “beautiful and more beautiful”. He’s walked for almost everyone including Versace, Dolce & Gabanna, D Squared, Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Mugler, Armani and many more.

He has VERY passionate fans, including this tumblr page: http://ilovelachowski.tumblr.com which installed a clock to countdown the SECONDS until his Birthday!

DOES HE EVER WORK WITH A SHIRT ON?

Thankfully not.

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From Macaroons to Makeup…YUMMY!

A delicious collaboration between French pastry house Laduree and Japanese cosmetics brand Albion, we bring you makeup MEANT to be ‘cakey’!

Macarons from Laduree

 

We would never have thought about it, but I guess that’s what make the Japanese so clever. What more perfect inspiration for a makeup line than these beautiful pastel shades of the most famous french pastry.

 

Albion announced the release of a Spring 2012 collection, out this month, of blushers, concealors and powder puffs, all inspired by and created in partnership with Laduree. 

 

The highlight of the line, dubbed Les Merveilleuses de Laduree (fancy French for The Wonders of Laduree), is this Face Color Rose Lauderee (above), available in three appetite inducing shades. Pressed into the shape of rose petals and housed in a Faberge-ish egg receptacle, it’s a gift fit for a Russian….errr French….uh, I mean Japanese sweet face princess.

 

The Cream Cheek Base

Pressed Cheek Powder

 

Here are some OTHER examples of makeup that’s almost good enough to eat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

As they say, “A MOMENT ON THE LIPS, A LIFETIME ON THE HIPS!”

 

 

 

Life After Modeling?

This time between New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week brings about questions about transitioning in the modeling world. In this article by New York Magazine, Jada Yuan interviews Karolina Kurkova, Angelina  Lindvall, and Coco Rocha on their thoughts about their futures. Isn’t it a bit crazy that models have an incredibly short shelf life and have to think about what they will do when their careers are over at age 23? Ageism is so intense in the modeling world that the Council of Fashion Designers of America issued a plea for designers and modeling agencies not to let girls under the age of 16 walk in New York Fashion Week. But not everyone complies.

Other models have tried their hands at acting, music, photography, and launching clothing, beauty, and jewelry lines… but not everyone makes it like Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, and Chanel Iman (who now runs a $25 million cosmetics company).

More and more, models in the industry need to learn how to balance building a brand that will ease the transition out of the industry without screwing up their active careers in modeling.

First Looks at the Marni for H&M Collection!!

We’ve shown you the preview of the collection and the commercial Sofia Coppola directed, but finally here’s the whole collection! The collection is of superb quality and they actually stay true to the real Marni. Still, the best thing about the collection is the price. The most expensive piece if an $129 coat with most items around $80. Here are our favorite pieces looks from the look book.

Vera Wang – Ravishing and Beautiful

Vera Wang’s fall collection was anything but lackluster. Vera Wang contrasted many different textures, hemlines, styles and colors for her breathtaking collection. Some of our favorite looks are below:

ICB – First Ever Online Runway Show

On February 15th, Prabal Gurung debuted his new ready to wear fall collection for ICB, the Japanese label that is relaunching in the U.S. this fall. But what’s fascinating about ICB, which stands for International Concept Brand, is that ICB hosted its show entirely on a virtual platform, making it the first ever online runway show. The show was available on Digital Fashion Shows, a platform for runway shows created by the fashion PR firm KCD.

What the online fashion show lacks in excitement and showmanship, the show made up for it in efficiency and ease. The concept was created by KCD in response to changing attitudes towards fashion and a perceived need. We all know how hectic fashion week can be with the crowds of paparazzi and hordes of attendees. Online fashion shows can be viewed anywhere and at any time, eliminating lots of waiting and frustration. Additionally, younger people in the industry are conditioned to viewing clothes online before they see them in person. Still, the show was invite-only.

Another component adding to the convenience of the show is the ability to take notes, mark favorite looks, and email photos with the notes to friends.

We also loved the show for the pops of color, artistic prints, and architectural skirts and dresses.

Favorite Looks For Fall 2012

In case you’ve been missing out on the action, here’s a taste from many different collections. These are some of our favorite runway looks for fall:

Vera Wang

Anna Sui

ICB (International Concept Brand)

Proenza Schouler

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