Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Model Muse - Abbey Lee Kershaw

Abbey's new hair colour. Note: the unique sunglasses she wears are by Australian brand Ksubi, formerly known as Tsubi.

Eclectic street style. How does she pull this off?

Vogue Australia, May 2009

Vogue Australia, May 2009

Guilty Brotherhood, S/S10 by Greg Kadel

'Lunaire' in Numéro by Liz Collins

Numéro #110 by Greg Kadel

Abbey Lee Kershaw for Chanel Fall 2011 RTW

Abbey Lee Kershaw backstage at Fall 2011 RTW

Abbey Lee Kershaw would have to be the best (super)model offering from Australia since the ethereal Gemma Ward. She appears to have no inhibitions and has a look that is so malleable, she can be anything. This is obviously why she has been in such high demand for editorials, advertising campaigns (Mulberry, Chanel...), and of course, runway shows. She is a favourite of Karl Lagerfeld, is regularly photographed by Greg Kadel and Terry Richardson and appears to have much more to achieve in fashion. It is refreshing to see such a unique look, a strong catwalk model, and a capturing photographic presence. This is rare among models and I would suggest that she could definitely make it as one of the most important models of this decade and the next. As with Eniko, much of Abbey Lee's photographic work involves nudity, hence I have refrained from posting such photographs, but if you would like to get the whole picture of her work, you can find it at Fashion Gone Rogue. Some of it is tasteful and others I would question the fashion value of. Many thanks to FGR for the use of their editorial pictures.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Model Muse - Enikő Mihalik

Eniko Mihalik. Need I say anymore? I was astounded to find that nearly every fashion editorial or photographic work she has ever taken part in is aesthetically just beautiful. Every model in the Model Muse segment is chosen due to their particular aura that shines through in all of the work they do. This is a rare quality for any model to have. I'll let you be the judge. But please note: there were some photographs which were particularly good examples of Mihalik's work that I deemed to be inappropriate for this blog due to the level of nudity. These photographs are certainly of great relevance but I think it should be up to the individual as to whether they would like to see them or not.

Photos courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue - see Eniko Mihalik for a range of her latest fashion work.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Chanel Pre-Fall 2011

Karmen Pedaru

Alina K

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Frida Gustavsson


Ginta Lapina

Ginta Lapina

Karmen Pedaru

Lauren Brown

Megan McNierney

Natasha Poly

Sasha Pivovarova

Svea Kloosterhof

And just when I thought Chanel could not get any more impressive... they do. This Pre-Fall collection is as inspired as any other Fall collection and I'm astounded by the ingenuity of the theme. There seems to be a mix of medieval and byzantine stylings. One of the most beautiful features is the suede-looking leggings/boots. The colour combinations are traditional and rich-looking, but the modern tailoring makes this collection a brilliantly innovative and signature Chanel collection. The first outfit pictured (modelled by Karmen Pedaru) is a great example of combining the elegance of Chanel whilst making it appear casual - the embellished sandals are a perfect addition. As you can see Karl Lagerfeld is all about the details and he does not disappoint. I have a feeling this will be an extremely popular collection. I hope that it receives enough coverage by the fashion media and bloggers.