Friday, December 30, 2011

Go-Sees by Juergen Teller

I recently made myself an early christmas present and purchased this book from a reseller on Go-Sees by Juergen Teller was published back in 1999 by Scalo (doesn't exist anymore unfortunately but was one of the big art book publishers back then) and printed by Steidl (very popular art book publisher today). The book contains lots of portraits of young girls by Juergen Teller that visited him in his atelier in London during the late 90s to present themselves in hope to maybe get the photographer's attention for a consideration in the future. Those visits are called go-sees in the fashion industry. As more and more agency called Teller if they could send some models to his atelier, he told them not to just send the ones the agencies thought were interesting or pretty but to simply send all of the girls they have. So the book presents a really nice demographic study of models in London back in the late 90s.

© Juergen Teller and Scalo

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wish List #4

I have been pretty obsessed with shoes and socks lately, which lead to several new purchases and also a lot of internet researching about different brands, materials and manufacturers (mainly UK-based ones). Sanders, Mark McNairy and Our Legacy shoes are all made in the same factory in the UK. Alden and Crockett & Jones might produce some very fine shoes but they just don't suit me yet. Those are two facts I have learned in the past week. Socks shouldn't be neglected and add a nice finishing touch especially if you roll up your trousers. While browsing many online shops over and over again I came across a lot of nice pairs that would make a fine addition to any wardrobe and I put my favourite ones together above. My next pair of shoes for spring will definitely be from Tricker's (these are perfect!!).

Friday, November 25, 2011

Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011 Ad Campaign

I wasn't aware that Miu Miu had such a beautiful ad campaign this season. Hailee Steinfeld was photographed by Bruce Weber and she somehow fits really well despite her young age. It seems to become normal to use very young actresses for ad campaigns (think Marc Jacobs). I don't mind as long as the outcome is as pleasing as this one and it's not sexually offensive.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bits And Bobs #68

White Shirt & Scarf & Jeans by Acne, Sweatshirt by Uniqlo, Blazer by Albam, Shoes by Our Legacy for Très Bien Shop, Wool Socks by Falke

Temperature dropped over 10 degrees over the past week and it's suddenly near the freezing point. But I shouldn't be surprised as it's soon December anyway. I am keeping myself warm with layers. Love comfy sweatshirts for that, my wool blazer from Albam and my gigantic scarf from Acne. I recently got these derby shoes from Our Legacy in collaboration and exclusively for Très Bien Shop, which is my favourite online shop. I seriously spend each day a few minutes to look through all the things – fashion candy for my eyes. Back to the shoes. I love the chunky crepe sole and the smooth soft calf leather and the contrast stitching. I was surprised how comfortable they were to walk with. To keep my feet warm I got some thick wool socks in addition.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Vogue Salon Zurich

The past two weeks were terribly busy and they didn't really leave me any time nor energy to update my blog. I want to share with you some backstage photos I took last Friday at the Vogue Salon (during Fashion Days Zurich). I was actually planning to continue with a new outfit entry, but that might have to wait a few more days. See some more backstage photos on my Visual Diary.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colourful Socks

Image Source: Mr Porter Facebook Page

I have been neglecting colourful socks for way too long and only recently have I discovered what a pretty nice touch the right choice of the right coloured socks add to an already complete outfit.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Visual Diary Update #8

Well I didn't exactly update my Visual Diary but I created this little website as sort of overview of my recent photographs. I wouldn't call it a portfolio yet but maybe that's what it is after all. Have a look here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Bits And Bobs #67

T-Shirt by Weekday, Denim Jacket by Albam, Shoes by Nike, Jeans by Acne, Dotted Socks by Uniqlo, Glasses by Moscot

I've been wearing lots of sneakers lately. Walking around the whole day in town at a certain pace makes your feet hurt a lot no matter how soft your leather shoes are. And I actually really like the new models Nike has been putting out based on some of their old sneaker models. I have featured this denim jacket before and I still love it, made out of the softest denim cloth I have ever touched and with large handy pockets to carry around all your stuff – no need for a bag. Too bad you can't properly see the little dots on the socks on the photo as they add a nice detail.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Street Files Zurich

Nadia Prohic and David Suivez photographed by me for PIG Magazine #94 (Street Files)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Little Dutch Girl

Lara Stone photographed by Angelo Pennetta for New York Times T Style Magazine Travel Fall 2011 (via TFS)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011