The perfect companion for globe-trotting escapades, this Zimmermann swing dress is a beautiful way to stay cool in the heat. Throw on over a bikini or wear with wedges for an evening of cocktails by the sea. The dress features a black, pink, green and taupe floral print silk, a sleeveless cut with skinny shoulder straps and a black and cream stripe trimmed top edge trim. The loose fitting dress has a drop-waist skirt panel with a frill edge detail and easily slips on. Available to purchase from MatchesFashion.com.
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Last week director Sofia Coppola was honoured with the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award at the Women In Film’s 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards. For the event Sofia wore a black dress with a white peter-pan collar detail paired with clear heels and a Louis Vuitton clutch bag. Continue reading to view additional images of her look.
In the early 20th century, the desire to see clothing in motion flourished on both sides of the Atlantic: models tangoed, slithered, swaggered, and undulated before customers in couture houses and department stores. The Mechanical Smile traces the history of the earliest fashion shows in France and the United States from their origins in the 1880s to 1929, situating them in the context of modernism and the rationalization of the body. Fashion shows came into being concurrently with film, and this book explores the connections between fashion and early cinema, which arguably functioned as what Walter Benjamin called “new velocities”—forces that altered the rhythms of modern life.
Using significant new archival evidence, The Mechanical Smile shows how so-called “mannequin parades” employed the visual language of modernism to translate business and management methods into visual seduction. Caroline Evans, a leading fashion historian, argues for an expanded definition of modernism as both gestural and performative, drawing on literary and performance theory rather than relying on art and design history. The fashion show, Evans posits, is a singular nodal point where the disparate histories of commerce, modernism, gender, and the body converge. Available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com Now.
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Tom Ford recently released the Fall 2013 advertising campaigns for their Womenswear label and Eyewear collection. For the Womenswear advert models Soo Joo Park, Gemma Refoufi, Herieth Paul, and Zuzanna Bijoch, show-off Ford’s “Comic” themed dresses while Oli Tyler, Conrad Bromfield, and Juan Betancourt huddle up to represent the latest additions to Ford’s popular range of glasses. Both campaigns were photographed by the designer. Continue reading to view additional images.
Singer Taylor Swift attended the 2013 Fifi Awards in New York City yesterday. For the event Taylor chose to wear a white silk plissé halterneck gown with a sheer insert from Italian brand Emilio Pucci paired with jewellery by Lorraine Schwartz. Continue reading to view additional images.
Venessa Arizaga’s fusion of whimsical charms, rhinestone embellishments and woven chains will instantly transform the simplest of looks. Team this My finest hour necklace with a classic white tee, to let the metallic hues pop. This gold metal flat chain necklace has a black cord woven top edge, a triangular shaped rhinestone embellished centre detail and three fine chain drop features, one featuring a bone pendant, one with a heart pendant and the other has a bear pendant. The necklace has an adjustable lobster claw fastening with a logo engraved metal disc charm detail. Available to purchase from MatchesFashion.com.
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