Totally in love with this editorial in February’s Nylon Magazine. On point mash-up of Surfer Girl vs Raver Kid.
I am openly addicted to fashion magazines.
It’s a known fact that I’m hard pressed to make it through a run to the drug store without grabbing a glossy on the way out. I HAVE TO BUY FASHION MAGAZINES. Even if I have five at home that I just bought and that I haven’t even read yet…
Today, I was standing in the check out line at The Grocery Store with my rice cakes and coconut milk and I was staring at the magazine rack, so pretty, so shiny, all lined up and beckoning…BUT I WAS STRONG! and was like, NO, MAGAZINES, I WILL NOT BUY YOU! I did good today, guys. Today was a good today.
SO, you can imagine HOW EXCITING it is for a fashion mag junkie like myself to get free ones at fancy, hip hotels like The Standard, where I stayed last month. They had V and W and this GIGANTIC book of all the Fall 2012 ad campaigns. ALL OF THE ADS. and then there was Bullett. HOOOWWWW had I not discovered Bullet* yet?
*Probably because I buy my fashion magazines at The Grocery Store. #limitedoptions #ishouldprobablysubscribetosomething
Anyway. BULLETT IS AMAZING! Every editorial is genius. Like, how good is this one featuring the F/W 2012 Dolce & Gabbana Collection. Peep it:
PHOTOGRAPHER: Charlie Engman SET DESIGN: James Orlando STYLIST: Melissa Rubini Hair: Wesley O’Meara at Wall Group using Oribe Makeup: Asami Taguchi at A’telier Colorist: Zoe Wiepert at Bumble & Bumble Model: Vasilia at Supreme
ps I spent the last many hours trying to find the perfect song to listen to. This was the last one of the night. #iloveyoufiercely:
Deadly beauty might be my favorite kind. Gathering Halloween inspiration from this editorial, She Has Waited Too Long by French magazine, Ever.
and LA in the morning. Adventures ahead.
‘Til death do us part,
x + o,
Art Direction and Styling: Marissa Essex
Hair and Makeup: Kalyn Benaroya
Model: Sierra Quitiquit
Love it when work things turn into friend things! Produced this shoot for a school assignment and got a good friend out of it.
Sierra is a big, tall ray of sunshine. Totally sporty but totally girly, too. As her Instagram bio reads: Skier. Model. Yogi. Surfer. Lover.
And a huge thanks to Kalyn for the hair magic and collaborative energy! I love working with you, my talented, gorgeous friend!
I know fall fashion is trending and I’ve already got my hands on some damn good September issues (still waiting on Vogue and Gaga. EEEEEeee! #cantwait ) but gosh people, it was nearly 100 degrees today. Let’s hit pause before we delve any deeper into layers, boots and fur (or boots with the fur, whichever your preference) and take a gander on some summer ’12 editorials well worth peeping. you.are.welcome.
I’ve been sitting on this draft for way too long. Now that I wasting my life away waiting on a delayed flight in the Portland airport, it seems like a great time to hit publish!
By this time tomorrow I’ll be in New York City.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn.
See you on the other side, darlings!
A shit ton of summer editorials, Wildfox up first. #FAVE
Goodwood Summer Magazine 2012 // Photographer: Rafael Stahelin // Model: Samantha Gradoville // Styling: Michelle Duguid // Images via Oracle Fox blog
Magazine: Relapse, Decade’s Issue // Editorial: ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ // Hair: Elin Nyberg // Makeup: Keila Rivera // Style: Taylor Jergens // Model: Francesca (Streamline) // Photography: Jon Stars
Magazine: Vogue China, June 2012 // Editorial: ‘A Bigger Splash’ // Hair: Malcolm Edwards // Makeup: Val Garland // Manicure: Mike Pocock // Style: Nicoletta Santoro // Model: Doutzen Kroes // Photography: Sølve Sundsbø
Sunshine, I’m not ready to bid you adieu just yet. Cheers to a few more warm nights of revelry and the best
Indian late summer* we’ve ever had.
(that term is so not P.C.)
Speaking of Indian late summer, the lookbook below exudes all sorts of the like. It’s got that perfect Moonrise Kingdom, vintagey, teenage-angst thing going on. If I’m old enough to be nostalgic, it certainly makes me long for an age when we had so much fun we forgot what day it was.
Editorial: ‘Cabin Fever’ for 80′s Purple // Editor: Kevin NoMSG // Style: Julia Galdo // Model: Wylie Hays (Next) // Photography: JUCO Photo (Redeye Reps)
Greetings Loved Ones,
Came across these photos during one of those Internet rabbit trail wanderings. I was looking for a different editorial and made this happy stumble-upon, the MariaFrancescaPepe Jewelry A/W 2012 Lookbook:
I would adorn myself in these jewels everyday if I had the resources to! So very Gothic Goddess.
Speaking of goddess, my dreams came true and I saw Florence and The Machine play Edgefield last night. Still on Cloud 9. And yes, I definitely fan-girled out and was right down near the stage, in the “pit”, pinned in on all sides by equally eager fans along with whom I sang and jumped and danced my heart out.
From my IG feed, a few more pics there.
Florence is a presence, a concoction of light and love with a heavy dose of the ethereal. It was like some celestial queen had come down to hold court with us, she was so regal but then so free too. Running and spinning all over the stage but then having these moments of real connection with the crowd. I swear to gawd our eyes met for a brief moment. WE HAD A MOMENT, GUYS. IT WAS REAL. I think she must have been trying to tell me something telepathically, like, “Come to London with me and we’ll be pals and we’ll go shopping together at vintage boutiques and have whirling dervish dance parties.” It’s really crazy what can happen in the 0.54 secs of a meaningful look! #TRUESTORY #FORTHEMOSTPART #BUTPROBABLYNOT
Here. This is not at all a quality video but it’s a tiny bit from last night:
Carry on, my beings of light. May the Universe shine upon you,
The first article I remember reading about Kristen Stewart was in Nylon, several years back, like, 2007 (whoa guys, that’s like, ages in entertainment news life). Anyway, the K-Stew Nylon interview was conducted in some off-the-beaten-path diner and the topic was how Kristen was not the average starlet running the Mickey Mouse club circuit and also, how she was a tough young thing who swore like a sailor. In short, she was still flying low on the Hollywood radar as somewhat of an unknown and didn’t give two shits about the fame game. Flash-forward to now and she’s a Hollywood obsession and the subject of more gossip rag headlines than one could count and she still doesn’t give a damn. Too cool for school and I love that about her. It’s her apparent disdain for the limelight and and all that red carpet nonsense that makes me want to be her friend. K-Stew, have your people call my people?
Regardless if you’re a Twilight fan or not, it’s undeniable that the girl looks fan-frickin-tastic in the July Vanity Fair spread (photographed in Paris by Mario Testino. read: mayjorrrr). And the corresponding article by Ingrid Sischy is a fine piece, too. Read it and peep it:
Givenchy Haute Couture
Christian Doir Haute Couture
Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture
Valentino Haute Couture, Heather Huey headpiece
Christian Dior Haute Couture
Frands, did anyone see Snow White and the Hunstman? I actually kind of really wanted to go see it. Don’t tell me the end if you’ve seen it…
If ever there were a girl worthy of girl-crushing, it’s undoubtedly Freja Beha Erichsen. She is BADASSNESS in human form (that’s probably not a word but I just made it one). I mean, who doesn’t love her? Or love to look at her. Notably, she’s one of the most tattooed models in the industry. I think the last count was 16. See for yourself:
In other news, I recently joined the Tattoo Road Trip team (Sweet tits, yo! hashtag fucking excited!) and shortly, you’ll be able to peep tattoo/fashion related pieces yonder, penned by yours truly. I’ll keep you posted…
p.s. not sure the source of all the Freja photos, the first two are from an editorial for Twin Magazine shot by Boo George. For more skin and ink pics, peep my Pinterest. (yeah that’s right, I pin, too. hashtag melted crayon.)
p.s.s. I got A’s for Spring term. Now that school’s out of summer, I can get back to caring for my poor, neglected blog. Thanks for hanging in there, faithful readers, while One Lone Magpie took a backseat to my educational pursuits. Lots of cool ish to come!
love you loads,
I take my obsessions seriously. When I love something, I really LOVE it. Like, the way that big monster from Looney Tunes loved Bugs Bunny (“I’m going to hug him and squeeze him and name him George!”) ‘Cause really, there’s no sense in half-assing it. If you’re crazy about something, than own it. #lifelessonnumber465 #yourewelcome
That said, let me tell you about a little thing I’m currently OBSESSED with called UNICORN HAIR! or ombre hair or dip-dye hair and chalking, whatever means you need to get the lovely pastel magic seen below. The trend has been around for awhile and shows no signs of calling it quits. Which means YAY FOR ME and anyone else in love with this look!
All this talk of magical hair power has me considering dying mine multiple colors again like I had it last summer and the summer before that and than all the way back to junior high when I used Kool-Aid to dye it. Which, by the way, has more permanent results than you’d think…#oops.
Gaze to your heart’s content:
K, going to bed now. I had plans of catching up on Gossip Girl and doing zero amounts of homework ‘cuz it’s my “SPRING BREAK, WHOOOO!” but I actually want to sleep more than I want to catch up on the over-the-top but oh-so-glamourous-n-fabulous fictional lives of Upper Eastsiders.
P.S. All images via Pinterest.