Saturday, August 14, 2010

new ::

addicts collective has been given a new face list.

:: same content, same me, just improved.

the new template is easier to navigate, hopefully, and better formated to view images. you can view posts individually, or check out archive to view them in the typical scroll-able blog format.

this page will stay as is, as an archive of my first 369 posts. I hope if you're following me you can re-direct to the new site at the same URL, happy reading!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Christian Dior Couture ::

John Galliano's Couture collection for Christian Dior showed in Paris last week, taking a giant cue from the world of flora and fauna.

the layered dresses, skirts and shoes all referenced different types of flowers with delicate layers, bold shapes and intricate painted fabric. according to Tim Blanks of, Galliano was inspired by nature itself as well as flower photographers Irving Penn and Nick Knight.

the head pieces of brightly colored cellophane, on top of the curly petal inspired hair, were made by Stephen Jones and were the final touch to the "just bought from a florist" feel.

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:: John Galliano. images via

Valentino Couture ::

while the collection started off with classic shapes and colors, the Fall 2010 Valentino Couture collection " a dark side of first love" quickly moved into another realm.

a literal take on the dark side of first love, the designers brought forth a feeling of being caged in with a bird cage around the models upper body, pinning in her arms. a similar skirt on another look and feathers found on the footwear brought the collection as a whole into a storybook type of presentation.

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:: Valentino designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri. images via

Elie Saab Couture ::

Elie Saab's Fall 2010 Couture Collection was presented on a slick runway with a black backdrop, a decision that not only let the collection of deep, heavy pieces be foreground but gave them a chance to be seen in detail.

although the collection has been viewed as old fashioned by many, there were some amazing pieces throughout- none more so than the wedding gown of silver and gold that finished out the show.

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:: Elie Saab. all images via

Givenchy Couture ::

Riccardo Tisci's Fall Couture collection for Givenchy was 11 looks in total. the designer showcased floor-sweeping, heavliy draped dresses in shades of white, nude or gold under ornate jackets. lace, fringed feathers, beading and leather were incorporated in intricate detail.

each color pallette was on view in a separate salon. not having witnessed first hand, Tim Blanks of explains in detail the experience here.

one can only imagine the chilling effect the viewing of this collection would give. the feeling of life and death, flesh and bone... love.

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Armani Prive Couture ::

Giorgio Armani's Fall 2010 Armani Prive Couture collection brought back a touch of grace and beauty. the classic old-hollywood silhouette's mixed with a mix of menswear had me wanting to steal almost every piece shown. especially the capes.

the designer stuck with neutrals, and incorpoated lacquered wood accessories, adornments and buttons to many of the looks.

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:: Giorgio Armani. all images via

Chanel Couture ::

Karl Lagerfeld's Couture collection for Chanel started off on a dark and serious note. blood red jackets and black ensembles made their way out first, but thankfully, a sea of whites and creams, deep navy's and light mesh pieces began to follow.

the pieces were embroidered and beaded, and trimmed with velvet and fur. the line seemed more F/W than couture, until the final intricately detailed dresses came through at the end. overall, pretty...but i don't really have more comments.

on a side note, Peter Philips did an amazing job on the make-up; the soft skin and light eyes with a pop of deep red on the lip really stood out. and the light natural hair whisping over the eyes...perfection.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

LV ::

the newest Louis Vuitton ad's, shot by Steven Meisel, showcase designer Marc Jacobs take on the woman's form for the fashion house's F/W 2010 collection. three models, three generations of super models, all in form flattering, or rather curve flattering, dresses that take on a 1950's feel.

the ads, meant to invoke a feeling of almost "catching" these glamorous models backstage, are shot in such a beautiful light. Christy Turlington has never looked better.

:: images via nitrolicious via Louis Vuitton.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

crush ::

everyone's allowed a girl crush, right?

RISD Grad and current NYC- based designer Katie Gallagher creates pieces that are both transitional and unexpected. and her personal style and aura is just ridiculous.

directly after graduating from RISD the up-and-coming designer showcased her Spring 2010 collection to rave reviews at New York Fashion Week. her F/W 2010 collection "the heart of the woods and what I found there" followed suit, bringing her stark straight-forward aesthetic into the collection and into the entire presentation as a whole.

:: check out images from her F/W 2010 collection, below.

:: images via Katie Gallgher

:: Elle showcased Katie's personal style, below, for's wardrobe chic.

: her cat, Sveata (russian for sweater). it's ridiculous hot cute this cat looks- she has natural fur boots.
:: images via Elle.

Monday, June 14, 2010

new ::

Agyness Deyn, the british pixie model/actress/singer launched her online lifestyle magazine over the weekend, NAAG.

with a focus on fashion, beauty, places and culture, creative director Deyn and her editor in chief/friend Fiona Byrne focus on everything from must have lipsticks to up and coming bands. all of the articles, according to NYmag, are written by the duo's journalist friends.

"It's places that we go, things that we buy, products that we use," Byrne explained. "We're writing it for our peers, and we hope people who hang out with us in New York and London will find new stuff to be obsessed with. But we also want girls in Ohio to be able to go on and find stuff, too. The fashion, for example, will be aspirational, but accessible. "- Deyn to NYmag during NY Fashion Week last february.

stay tuned.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

object ::

SHOWStudio's Object Fetish series has featured atypical pieces by Prada, YSL and Vivienne Westwood. the videos content are written and narrated by Alex Fury, explaining the story behind each of the products, which range from clutches to socks.

one of the newest objects is Chanel's faux fur twined "ice cube minaudiere" bag from the F/W 2010 collection. Fury goes into detail on the collection, the signature Chanel elements found in the bag (namely the CC logo as a closure and the chain, both pieces "plucked" from the Chanel 2.55 handbag) as well as Lagerfeld's tie in of the bag with the collection as a whole.

in true reporter style he dips into a great question, one im sure many fashion critics have asked and will continue to ask of any designer who dares to dream- "Who would wear this?" watch to hear his answer. wink, wink.

:: the newest object in the series is the Martin Margiela's "box". now by saying box, it is exactly that; a tie box-turned-clutch taken from shop stock and lined with napa leather.
Fury's comments on the "box's" aesthetic in regards to Margiela's view on anti-branding ::

"This is a supreme example of designer double-speak - a box as bag, packaging with which to package your own belongings. In essence, they're selling you an empty box, and the wink-wink nudge-nudge irony implicit in that will hopefully be understood by Margiela's astute, intellectual clientele. The humour under Margiela's work - both the man himself, and the team that has proceeded him - is often lost in the intellectual cant thrown around the house. There is certainly a wicked sense of humour in this bag."- excerpt from the article.

:: definitely a series worth mentioning, and checking out. thoughts, lovely readers??

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


candids beat out posed shots 9 times out of 10.

:: Tommy Ton's shots from before the CFDA Awards last night are perfect in their imperfections. love. check out the rest here.

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craving more CFDA Awards action?

:: check out the article "Are the CFDA's Wilder Than the Oscars?" by Interview Magazine here, red carpet coverage from WWD here, and Fashionista's best dressed picks here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

daily ::

check out Vogue UK's website to catch a glimpse of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's daily ensembles...since searches of the beautiful Editors-daughter are out of date, here's the best way to be on the same thought process.

:: past months have looked at Daisy Lowe, Olivia Palermo, British Victorias Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Alexa Chung (all worth checking out and catching up with- after Julia).

Friday, May 28, 2010

attention ::

the offical LOVE Magazine site has launched.

:: there's a lot going on, a lot to see, a lot to distract you...delve in now; this may take you awhile.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

shoot ::

excited to post some of my amateur behind the scenes photography from the 'club scene' for the Kastle featuring Armani Reign and Domonique shoot last week for "Walking Away".

I came in pretty last minute and styled Khara (in a mix of our personal wardrobes) and Domonique (in a Walter by Walter Baker Romper) below.

Make-up by Gareth Ward ( use him or find him at Barney's at Copley, he's amazing!)