Now that we've had a couple weeks to let this year's September issues seep in (it's still August mind you) our office is abuzz with all the upcoming fashion trends! As one of our senior staffers accurately put it, "Fall '13 is all about the split bootie, fur, embellishment and all things Saint Laurent!" We couldn't agree more.
This year the September issues were BIGGER THAN EVER with some even reaching novel status - we see your 902 pages American Vogue! With that type of coverage there is sure to be some crossover when debuting the it-pieces of the season. We've compiled a short list of the items that seemed to be everywhere over the past two weeks; from red carpet to high-art collaborations and of course the glossy pages of our favorite fashion mags.
Gucci - Feathered Dress: $22,000
Birds of a feather frock together! This Gucci-feather situation first hit our radar back in May when stylist Cher Coulter dressed model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for the MET Ball. Leave it to Coulter to be ahead of the trend. The dress has since been shot on Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker and Nina Dobrev to name a few.
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Gucci F/W13 - Look #49
Jennifer Lopez - W Magazine - August 2013
Nina Dobrev - Cosmopolitan Magazine - September 2013 - Hair by John D / Starworks Artists
Sarah Jessica Parker - Harper's BAZAAR - September 2013
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at 2013 Met Ball - Styling Cher Coulter / Starworks Artists
Miu Miu - Polka Dot Scarf: $230
Thank Heavens for the Miu Miu scarf! With fall's emphasis on heavy coats and serious tailoring, this polka-dotted accessory brings a much needed sense of whimsy to the fall fashion landscape. But even more than being shot on models Xiao Wen Ju and Joan Smalls, for Vogue China and ELLE respectively, this may be the most art-inspiring print of the season! Director Hiam Abass commissioned Miu Miu marionette's for the houses featurette series Women's Tales, LOVE magazine created spotted Minnie Mouse ears for their 5th Anniversary cover starring Georgia Jagger and artist Artaksiniya took the scarf obsession to the next level with her colorful illustration.
Miu Miu F/W13 - Look #2
Georgia Jagger, LOVE Magazine - Autumn 2013.
Model Xiao Wen Ju, Vogue China - September 2013
Model Joan Smalls, ELLE - September 2013
Miu Miu marionettes, Instragrammed from GirlInMiuMiu (@girlinmiumiu)
Miu Miu scarf illustration by artist Artaksiniya.
Saint Laurent - Wool Star Cardigan: $1,290
For all the fashion obsessed searching for a chic way to channel your teen angst, look no further than the star-spangled Saint Laurent wool sweater. The coveted shrug had way too many sightings to count but we narrowed it down to three editorials starring Hollywood phenoms Chloe Moretz, Zoe Deschanel and Amanda Seyfried. Could this be the official sweater of the Fall ingenue?! One thing's for sure, if you're going to rock this look a smoldering glare is your best accessory.
Saint Laurent F/W 13 - Look #2
Zoey Deschanel, Marie Claire, September 2013
Amanda Seyfried, Elle Magazine, August 2013
Chloe Moretz, Glamour Magazine, September 2013.
Lanvin - Plate Necklace: $1,195
We admit when we first saw these glam-plates coming down the Lanvin runway last Spring we wondered if they were too "quirky" to be taken seriously by the fashion elite. Yes, Carrie Bradshaw made ghetto-gold nameplate necklaces a thing back in the ots but this is 2013 and these necklaces are huge! Is the world ready to wear their emotions on their…chests? The Fall editors think so! The blingy charms were spotted on the September covers of Seventeen and ELLE magazine and in a colorful Vogue UK shoot with model-of-the-moment Cara Delevigne.
Lanvin, Fall 2013 Ready-to-wear runway, Look # 1
Cara Delevingne Vogue UK - September 2013
Kate Upton ELLE - September 2013
Lily Collins, Seventeen Magazine - September 2013. Hair by Mara Roszak / Starworks Artists
Tom Ford - Zebra Dress: $11,600
Animal prints are back in a major way this fall. It's like designers put the names of every exotic creature in a hat with every fabric known to man and chose at random: Giraffe-print silk trenches at Burberry. Leopard-print wool sweaters at DKNY. Faux snake-skin bikinis at Jeremy Scott!
Perhaps the chicest piece to come out of this fashion mashup comes from luxe master Tom Ford, with his zebra dress. The other contenders never stood a chance against those micro sequins, sheer cutouts and fur spine. Fashion chameleon Rihanna wore it on the set of the new A$AP Rocky video. It also popped up in the editorial pages of W Magazine and in a striking Harper's BAZAAR cover featuring supermodel Christy Turlington and the words "Fashion Runs Wild." Indeed!
Tom Ford, F/W 13 - Look # 38
Tom Ford, W Magazine, "Fierce Creatures" editorial - September 2013
Rihanna, A$AP Rocky Video shoot - August 2013
Christy Turlington, Harper's BAZAAR, June 2013
More Starworks Aritsts News...
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Vogue Espana - April 2013. Hair color by Tracey Cunningham for Starworks Artists.
Emily Vancamp, FASHION - April 2013. Hair by John D for Starworks Artists.
Ashley Benson, Seventeen - April 2013. Makeup by Mai Quynh for Starworks Artists.
Juno Temple, Wonderland - Feb/March 2013. Hair by Aviva for Starworks Artists.
Hayden Panettiere, NYLON March 2013. Makeup by Jeannia Robinette for Starworks Artists.
Emily Vancamp - FASHION April 2013
I love working with Emily! She's so cool and easy to get on with. We shot this cover story at Siren Studios in Hollywood. The hair inspiration for the cover look was full bodied waves with a great side swept bang; a very "cover worthy" style. After we shot a few cover looks in studio, photog James White decided that we should go for an edgier and more moody look for the inside shots. We moved the shooting location into the stairway of the studio which really lent to a more gritty vibe. We did a couple of hair looks there. The first look was kept down (kind of like the cover) but the texture was more piece-y and tousled and the wardrobe changed to a darker palette. Then we did a great up style, that they used on the inside. We all just LOVED the moody set up!
SWA hairstylist John D
Ashley Benson - Seventeen April 2013
Ashley's wardrobe for the Seventeen shoot was red, white and blue and very American. So, I thought it would be fun to go peaches-and-cream for her makeup. I used Chantelcaille Cheek Shade in Wind to create her skins peachy tone and finished the look off with Ashley's signature smokey eye. She looked pretty and friendly, perfect for a day shoot. We shot at a ranch and I remember it was freezing that day. The whole crew was in down jackets and boots and Ashley was in cut-off shorts and tank tops. You'd never know from how happy she looks.
SWA makeup artist Mai Quynh.
Juno Temple - WONDERLAND Feb/March 2013
Juno is so naturally cool! She walked in with a gigantic coat on and the most amazing flowing wild red hair and I just wanted to spotlight her natural coolness! I used Fekkai COIFF Bouffant-Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel, which is my go-to product when I want to create a matte messy texture and volume at the same time. Then I used my fingers to rough dry the product in with my fingers. There was no brush used the whole day! Then I used my other favorite product which is ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray all over from roots to ends. It was a very overcast chilly Sunday morning and everyone was very sleepy and moving slow. Then Juno walked in with a huge smile and her electric hair and it felt like the sun had just started to shine!
SWA hairstylist Aviva.
Hayden Panettiere, NYLON April 2013
The wardrobe from the Nylon shoot were very 80's; colorful and fun. I knew I wanted to do a raw/cool look for the makeup and focused a lot of attention on the eye. I used a lot of black eyeliner and elongated the eye using eye shadows. We left the rest of the face raw to make sure the look stayed young and fresh. I think it went great with the 80's glam clothes.
SWA makeup artist, Jeannia Robinette.
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