GIVENCHY Graphism & Geometry

Graphics and geometry are Riccardo Tisci's clear premises this spring summer 2010. And his prints bring a whole new dimension to the basic black and white color palette.

Drapes, Arab influences and Roman tailoring from the sixties are reflected in the designer's use of proportions and details.

His prints evoke psychedelia and his style reflects the rock look that celebrities like so much. Overall, the collection demonstrates the strength of this haute couture designer.

The ad campaign is full of graphic icons worn by models like Natalia Vodianova and Mariacarla Boscono, Tisci's muse, who was photographed this time by Mert & Marcus.


GUCCI Blue Paradise

Frida Giannini has revamped her image: she leaves aside her coral ad campaigns full of characters, night and youth and brings back the essence of luxury and aspiration.

Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot have created a fantastic tribute to hyper-realist illustration from the eighties. It's an ode to the color blue, the tropics and saturated colors in an amazing mise-en-scene and postproduction that experiments with crystals and exaggerated optics.

Models Ryan Kennedy and Natasha Poly add to the sexy, luxurious, attractive ad campaign.

The glamorous collection features references to the disco universe of the 80s, a revamped feminine chic look and lots of little black dresses. And for him there are summery, geometric pieces inspired by Rio de Janeiro.



It's been a while since vodka brand Absolut teamed up with the fashion industry. For their new ad campaign, they invited prestigious fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth to work her magic. Her subjects? Some cocktails, Kate Beckinsale and Zoey Deschanel.

Ellen von Unwerth used Bloody, Tonic Twist,Crushand Cosmo cocktails to create the photography. The concept was designed in collaboration with her muses, actresses Kate Beckinsale and Zoey Deschanel.

The acidic green tone of Tonic Twist shows Kate as a sexy blonde, while in Crush she's a belly dancer. Zoey's cocktail of choice was Cosmo, a futuristic cyber-disco.



Her style is iconoclastic and architectural, with geometric shapes. And her shoes are already a British icon. Here's a pair of Chrissie Morris's original, feminine shoes...


I'm continuing to bring you the most exclusive fragrances on the market. Today it's Stoned, the perfume created by Solange Azagury-Partridge. The former creative director at Boucheron brings us a true jewel of a scent.

Her speciality is jewellery, that's why she defines Stoned as a liquid gem. It's a sweet scent - it actually smells like a sweet covered in patchouli. The top notes include Italian bergamot and rose, while the middle notes are jasmine, labdanum, heliotrope and bourbon vanilla.

A very interesting addition to the fragrance is the microscopic granules of diamond powder that give a unique shine to the skin. The bottle is reminiscent of the background of its creator - it's a true jewel.

MUSE #20

Issue number 20 of Muse magazine brings us a hot cover page entitled Lindsay Exposed. The controversial actress is the star of the issue, which was photographed by Yu Tsai.


Designer Rad Hourani decided to complete the creative process of the collection by taking charge of the photography for the ad campaign. Nick W is the star of the show, and the hair stylist was Andre Gunn.

LANVIN Zig in Colette

Here's the limited edition Lanvin Zig Zag. It's based on one of their classic High Top models and it features a striking zig zag print. It's available in the Colette online store...



This has really been Camilla Skovgaard's year. Lots of celebrities have fallen for the iconic style of the Danish London-based designer.

Celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens and Beyoncé have been seen wearing Camilla's creations. And we all remember Rihanna at the American Music Awards wearing the Danish designer's shoes with a bandage dress.

In fact, the American singer has worn Camilla's shoes numerous times. And the designer recently found out that she was nominated for the British Fashion Awards.

It's been a crazy year. As well as seeing celebs wearing her creations, Camilla has drastically expanded her sales outlets all over the world. Of course the key to her success lies in her style, which emphasizes shapes, fluidity, severity, sophistication and character. She is more than deserving of a place of honor in stores like Joyce in Hong Kong, Harvey Nichols in London and Saks in NYC.


WE ARE HANDSOME Handmade Swimwear

Nave is an interesting swimwear collection created collaboratively by Oscar & Elvis Swimwear and We Are Handsome. Their ambitious idea was to fuse art, fashion and swimwear - and the result looks really good...

This limited edition collection is fun, cool and different. The swimsuits are handmade, using lycra as a base and printing the material with interesting illustrations and photos, many of which come in an eighties style.

The prints were created using high-density dyes and sublimation techniques. We Are Handsome worked individually on each print to make each piece unique. Take a look at the photos - both the concept and the campaign are fascinating.



A small ornamental button mounted on a short post for insertion through an eyelet, as on a dress shirt.

You've probably noticed that studs have become an iconic detail this season, they're all over bags, shoes, blazers, trousers... The rock-style detail is everywhere this season, though really it's a timeless classic.

From Marc Jacobs and Chloe to Karl Lagerfeld, Balmain and Giuseppe Zanotti, everyone is falling for studs. Some designers prefer a more chic version, and others go for a coarser style.

Today we're showing you some essential pieces so that you can sport a studded look this season - everything from Balmain and Miu Miu to Alexander McQueen...

DEREK LAM Spring 2010

To follow up on what he did last season, Lam brings us his spring 2010 ad campaign. Model Ginta Lapina is lost in the desert, in a campaign photographed once again by Solve Sundsbo. Lam loves polka dots...


REEBOK Christmas 2009

This Christmas, Reebok bring us their new Pump Omni Lites. The sneakers come in a truly wintry color palette, combining a check print with a warm chocolate brown tone.



While we await the arrival of the Spanish edition of Bazaar next year, we're whetting our appetite with this month's Singapore issue. The cover features Liu Dan in a photo taken by Mr. Gan, under the direction of Kenneth Goh. They've captured a brilliant moment...


CHANEL Shanghai

This month, Chanel is opening an exclusive iconic store in Shanghai. China has become a key market in the luxury fashion industry, and Karl Lagerfeld wanted this store opening to be really special.

Very soon I'll be able to tell you all about the new store. But today I wanted to show you the collection created exclusively by Lagerfeld for the new store in Shanghai.

As you can see, the line features everything from their classic quilted bags in muslin silk and red, which is an essential color in tribute to the Chinese flag.

The brand's iconic tweed jackets come in red and gold. We love their printed muslin silk stoles and their multicolored imitation tweed jackets.

For him, there are satin trousers and wool blazers with a Mao neck. A total tribute to the country's culture...


QUA Winter 09

This season, Marcelina Sowa is the face of Korean brand Qua. The ad campaign was photographed by Erik Madigan, who made the Polish model look like a sparkly fairy...


Dita Von Teese has become a truly iconic figure on the European fashion scene. This new issue of Harpers Bazaar brings us folklore touches, a Lacroix dress and the face of the burlesque diva...


A few months ago Swarovski released their Fashion DJ Headphones, which were made with Swarovski crystals. And this week, at the NARS party, we saw Marc Jacobs wearing them...


LEOPARD For this winter

Feline prints are timeless - the essential icon recurs season after season in collections. Here at "I AM NOT A FASHIONIST" I want to bring you some of this season's best feline print accessories - clutches, bags, gloves, shoes, belts...

The leopard print is one of the most emulated feline prints in the world of fashion. From Fendi bags to Christian Louboutin stilettos, the print returns to the stores each season.

Emulating a real-life leopard, the print comes to life at night, with a wild touch that dominates any style. Take a look at our leopard selection - it features everything from Top Shop to Longchamp...


The Kiehl's brand are linking with the world of contemporary art, in a collaboration with New York illustrator Kaws. Their limited edition body cream is going on sale in Colette Paris. It's sure to be such a hit that it'll soon be in stores around the world...

The famous artist has flooded his iconic colorful work with the American brand's classic labels. 100% of the profits will be donated to various charities like Les Orphelines Du Sida.

The initiative is launching a limited edition of the brand's classic body cream, in four different formats selling at $77 or $26.


JAMIE DORNAN More than a model

Jamie Dornan is already a well-known face, thanks to his ad campaign for the Dior Homme fragrance. Jamie was born in 1982, and he comes from Belfast in Northern Ireland. His career to date has been eclectic - he's spent time working as a model, a musician and an actor.

His cinematic career includes an appearance in the Sofia Coppola film Marie Antoinette, and a role this year in the film Shadows in the Sun, thanks to his friendship with Keira Knightley. He is also part of the folk music group Sons of Jim. But his most lucrative work is in modelling.

He has starred alongside Kate Moss and Eva Mendes for Calvin Klein, and his face has appeared in campaigns for Dior, Levi´s, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Aquascutum...



Marios Schwab is definitely one of the top names in UK fashion. And this week, at the premiere of the film After Life, Christina Ricci was spotted wearing a Schwab dress.


ADIDAS... The Nizza

The Nizza is a classic old-school basketball shoe that is both iconic and timeless. This version of the Nizza is a direct copy of a museum model from the early 80`s. This version features a textil upper and is inspired by elements of Adidas archive as part of the "523 Pack"

DYPTIQUE L´Ombre dans L´Eau

Today we're bringing you a classic Dyptique fragrance created in 1983. L´Ombre dans L´Eau, created by Serge Kalouguine, has hints of blackcurrant and Bulgarian rose that evoke masculine notes from a garden.

We love the green notes, and the tranquility that inspired the scent. While blackcurrant dominates, the fragrance also has notes remiscent of damp ground after a night of rain.

And in the distance is the scent of roses. This essential, unique classic is a unisex fragrance, and it costs $120...



This winter Yasuhiro Mihara brings us a collection that travels from an elegant Parisian influence to a revamped, nomadic exploration. Mihara was born on the island of Kyushu in western Japan. He started out in the fashion world in 1994, designing shoes while studying at Tama University.

After just five years his shoe collections had become an icon of Tokyo, and he decided to expand into the ready-to-wear industry.

In 2000, he began an
interesting collection with Puma, which continues today. For now, we'll leave you with the photos from his fall winter 09 campaign...


This month Thomas Wylde has captured many of the UK's fashion magazines with this campaign. Cato Van Ae is striking in the dramatic photo...



Maximilian Von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert created the new Escada Sport campaign. The creative direction was by Markus Mahren, who collaborated with stylist Jodie Barnes and model Luca Gadjus.

V December 09

Natalie Portman appears on this month's V issue with a new electrifying look. The photographer was Mario Testino, who features inside the cover too, talking about Rio alongside Gisele Bundchen. And V also bring us Sigourney Weaver and Charlotte Gainsbourg...


HARPERS UK December 09

In a photo taken by Alexi Lubomirski, Victoria is held up as the icon of British fashion on the cover of Harpers UK. Inside the issue is a special on how to choose the perfect cocktail dress, and there's a list of this year's best dressed women.



Louis Vuitton brings us a bright, colorful campaign to present the Cruise 2010 collection. The model, Isabeli Fontana, was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier. Take a look at the accessories...