Saturday, 17 January 2015

Kate Moss' Most Iconic Photoshoots

Since Kate Moss turned 41 yesterday, and she is one of my ultimate style icons, I thought now would be an appropriate time to take a look back at some of her most iconic photoshoots from over the years. Most of my favourites were shot by Testino, who is also somewhat iconic, and happens to be my favourite fashion photographer, so... 

Enjoy. x

1990 Shot by Kate Garner. Whilst these photos are of a 16 year old Kate, they only came to light in an exhibition called "Kate Moss - Revelation", at the Art Cube Gallery, Paris, in 2014.  

Where it all began... The Calvin Klein photo shoot with Mark Wahlberg that launched Kate's career as a model in 1992, shot by Herb Ritts. This photoshoot was the inspiration for the new Calvin Klein ads, featuring Justin Bieber & Lara Stone. 

Shot by Ellen von Unwerth, 1992. 

Shot by Peter Lindbergh for Harper's Bazaar, 1994. 

Kate Moss for Italian Vogue, December 1995. 

Mario Testino, 1996. 

Shot by Steven Klein in the 90's, with Naomi Campbell. 

Forbidden Fruit; Kate Moss for Mario Sorrenti. 

Mario Testino, 2002. 

Agent Provocateur, 2008. 

Kate Moss for i-D, Winter 2010, shot by Alasdair McLellan. 

As the face of David Yurman eyewear, shot by Peter Lindbergh. 

Shot with her daughter, Lila Grace, by Testino for Vogue US, September 2011. 

Elle France, 2011, shot by Sonia Sieff. 

Vogue UK, 2011, Mario Testino. 

With Naomi Campbell, shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott, for Interview Russia, 2012. 

For W Magazine, shot by Steven Klein, 2012. 

Vogue UK, 2012. Shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Pigott. 

Shot by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue, June 2013. This is one of my favourite photo shoots, so sixties & Brigitte Bardot-esque. 

Shot by Mario Testino for Allure, 2013. 

By Patrick Demarchelier, February 2014. With Catherine Deneuve for Vanity Fair. 

Cara & Kate, Mario Testino, 2014. For the launch of the "My Burberry" fragrance. 

Finally, for Vogue Italia, shot by Peter Lindbergh in 2015, completely unphotoshopped. It's fair to say she is looking pretty damn good for a woman of 41. Long live Queen Kate! 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Spring/Summer 2015 Favourites

Christmas has been and gone without even a trace of snow, and it's around this time of year that everybody gets a little depressed. It's for this reason that i'm looking ahead to summer; something to look forward to during those long greyish months ahead.

Here are a few picks from my favourite SS15 Ready-To-Wear collections.

Valentin Yudashkin

This collection was by far my favourite from Paris Fashion Week. Based on a French garden, the outfits look like something from a fairytale. From sheer fabrics to lace, I would wear it all. (I am going to have to do a separate post about this collection, I just love it so much).




Perhaps one of the most talked about shows, (only Karl Lagerfeld could hold his own protest at a fashion show, complete with quilted Chanel megaphones), where Street Style was the inspiration for Parisian "Boulevard Chanel". Although, this collection still pulls together classic Chanel heritage, as it showcased it's definitive tweed, watercolour-esque silks, and signature striped cardigan dresses. J'adore! 


Elie Saab

For me, Elie Saab is the god of evening wear. He can do no wrong. His 'plunge into the ocean' themed collection subtly nodded to the 70's and included intense shades of orange and blue, as well as elegant pastels and lace. Some of the dresses could pass as wedding gowns, made bold with the use of colours and ombré textiles. 



Claire Waight Keller's collection of bohemian inspired outfits for Chloe mixed urban with romantic and created the perfect summer vibe. Suede mixed with lace and camisoles, these pieces could be worn on a beach in Ibiza or a at a summer wedding.



The 18th century romanticism in the Valentino SS15 Ready-To-Wear show was absolutely stunning. Based on the tradition named the "Grand Tour", where tourists explore the art, culture, and traditions of Italy, the pieces in this collection were beautifully intricate and detailed, and yet somehow elegant and simple, all at the same time. I adore the white eyelet lace dresses and jumpsuits, perfect for a summer soirée. 


Sophia Webster

I am a huge fan of Sophia Webster shoes, and her SS15 collection has definitely got me excited for summer. The 'jungle rave' that took place in Southbank at London Fashion Week contained adaptations of existing styles such as 'Riko', and 'Coco'. Flamingo's, peacocks, and aztec prints were abundant in a range of exotic colours, and whilst these shoes aren't for the faint hearted, they sure are eye candy.