Aleksandar Skoric for Zoran Dobric

What makes a designer like Toronto’s Zoran Dobric, known for hand-painting each of his mineral-hued prints, want to work with another artist for the first time?

“Well,” says Dobric, quite seriously, “Saša obviously has really good triangle skills.”

Saša is short for Aleksandar Skoric, a 35-year-old Calgarian who moved to Tokyo in 2004 to make and teach art. A friend of Dobric’s for 10-odd years, he’s done logos, web and packaging graphics for the designer since 2005.

via FASHION Magazine | Art + fashion: Aleksandar Skoric for Zoran Dobric.


Iman Wants Models With Personality

The supermodel Iman believes modern models should have more personality.

The fact that young models aren’t asked for opinion when clothing or makeup is chosen for them disappoints Iman. She thinks designers and models need to work more closely.

The supermodel – who was named Fashion Icon of the Year at 2010 CFDA Awards – said:

In my day it was, ‘Do you like that? Would you wear it that way?’ You could be your own person. And nobody walked the same way on the runway. Don’t get me wrong, there are great girls today. But they have lost that role, of collaborating with the designers. There is not that relationship anymore.”

The 55-year-old beauty felt very flattered when she was given the award and said she would agree to be dressed by young designer Alexander Wang.

She told the New York Times newspaper:

The award came as a surprise but it does the ego good. I plane to take Alexander up on his offer to dress me now!”

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Young love: Storia d’ amour by Kalle Gustafsson

Some photographers just know how to create a story. Kalle Gustafsson is, without a doubt, one of them. This pictorial from Shufti magazine is perfection in its every frame. The vintage quality and the European setting give it a Roman Holiday feel and it’s a summer of love that leaves you wishing you were there in that golden moment.

via Young love: Storia d’ amour by Kalle Gustafsson > Fashion Photo Shoots > Blog.

Get Glowing Skin From Head to Toe

Come summer, we all want a bit of that Edward-in-the-sunlight sparkle—and while a bit of bronzer may banish the blahs, why stop there?

via Glowing Skin Tips – ELLE.

A New Twist on the Braid Trend

“The inspiration was Anna Karina, the model-slash-actress from the ‘60s who played muse to director Jean-Luc Godard,” says Jason Wu of his resort 2011 collection. “She was really chic and had this great French gamine style.” As for the accompanying hairdo, Wu says, “It’s a girl who just presses her hair back and does a braid herself—I wanted it to be effortless and airy.”

via Braid Trend – Braid Hairstyles on

Sexy one-piece Swimsuits

Halter, bandeau, and more—we’ve found the most body-flattering styles out there.

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