Thursday, July 20, 2006

Jonathan Rhys Meyers for Versace

He still thinks he's ugly, or at least that's what he tells the girls.” The lead-in comment, published in an article on Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ fan website, suggests that the 29-year-old Irish heartthrob is a modest character whose personal view on life hasn’t changed much since starring in Mission: Impossible 3. As the article develops, the journalist reveals another, less discreet side indicating that the county Cork boy, who was brought up in a tiny council flat, turned down a Prada advert some years ago. “It wasn't enough money!” Rhys Meyers admits, and continues that money is a “hugely important” issue for him these days.

As Vogue presents Rhys Meyers as the new face of Versace today, one can only assume that he must have given the whole actor-turns-model appearance a second thought. Photographed by Mario Testino in a New York studio in April, the portfolio of images will run worldwide in select fashion and lifestyle magazines from August onwards.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Rinze Van Brug - The Greatest Show on Earth

Hanging out in Amsterdam with graffiti buddies in the 90s, Rinze Van Brug has come a long way. Depicting two very different extremes in his work - one that is serious and considered; the other is creative and playful – Van Brug’s love of story is evident in the development of his works. Influenced by the vivid beats of electro music, his strong graphic design compositions evoke a dream-like ambience. The exhibition “The Greatest Show on Earth” (one of the images shown here), showcased at the Confused Gallery in London earlier this year, and is particularly interesting.


Monday, July 10, 2006

Carrot Cut

All due respect to Chanel, but who would've thought Levis, of all denim labels, would pull off two exciting denim stories in one year? In February we mentioned their collaboration with Lover; a collection that sold like hot cakes. This time around, the San Francisco headquartered cult label are at it again with a new denim cut. Reaping inspiration from the streets of Tokyo where kids are clearly just going for it in the style stakes, Levis have created an unconventional style called ‘The Carrot’. Its streamline cut, baggy upper half and tapered ankles makes the name quite appropriate. Combining skinny and slouch, this style is certain to take the streets by storm as we’re leaving the hyped-out skinny jean era. Serious kudos Levi!

Labels: ,

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Chanel’s Take on Denim

Not often do we see 'off the red carpet frocks' at couture shows. At Chanel, models were dressed from toe to thigh and from fingertip to upper arm in denim. The Thursday morning show featured jewel-knuckled fingerless gloves, that stopped just short of the shoulder to leave a bare strip; a sort of softer impression than the Karl-look we're used to these days. The most talked about addition were the thigh-high denim boots that were prevalent throughout the show. Deeply cool.

Labels: ,