Category: STYLE DICTATORS

13
Feb

COLOUR IT FORWARD

We often talk about the heritage of colour trends and how they inspire contemporary derivatives.

A prolific figure in the Danish modernist movement, Jacobsen is known as much for his minimalist, cubic architecture as for his furniture design. Introduced in 1955, the Series 7 went on to become one of the most  recognisable silhouettes of mid-century modernism, and this month it is relaunched in a selection of original colors and wooden veneers by its Danish producer, Fritz Hansen. “It is simple, elegant and inoffensive, yet also daring in its shape which has allowed it to transition from being very much a 50s chair, to being completely timeless,” explains Jana Scholze, Curator of Modern Furniture and Product Design at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, “it’s something the eye never gets tired of.”

Referencing the work of legendary choreographer Busby Berkeley, photographer Leandro Farina plays musical chairs with Jacobsen’s iconic Series 7 in this kaleidoscopic short. “I wanted to capture the precision and symmetry that characterises Busby’s work and the slender, uncomplicated shape of the Series 7 chair was just right for that,” says Ferina, whose still lifes have featured in Wallpaper*, GQ and British Vogue.

It’s no surprise we’ll be seeing a similar colour focus for AW12!

VIA. NOWNESS

05
Feb

A VISION FOR COLOUR

Renowned for her creativity and eye for colour, 90 year old design visionary Iris Apfel has recently collaborated with MAC to bring a new colour collection.

Derivative of our beloved Schiaparelli the Party Parrot and Pink Pigeon lipsticks are the perfect type of shocking balanced with the foresight of the season to include Oriele Orange the tangerine nail polish we’ve been looking for.

You better get up early, as this new collection from the old bird is flying off the shelves.

See what I’m doing here?

 

IMAGES VIA. HAUTETALK

04
Feb

TOM FORD THE CREATOR

The architect of style, Tom Ford has undeniably changed the fashion landscape.  Driven by a true knowing, he has a unique ability to look back to project forward to deliver an expression through fashion that is a perfect indicator of a contemporary pulse.

His muses are unique individuals that have overcome their internal conflicts and are comfortable in their own skin, a mirror perhaps?  Being philosophical in knowing that his window of relevance will one day pass, like all creatives he just seeks clarity, for silence to drown out the noise, so he can feel rather than think.

“Style for me is someone that figures out who they are, what works on them, what they feel good in and develops that, develops their character and the outer expression of that, is what is their style”.

We all live in our own world, he just makes it more beautiful.

Tom Ford, it is yours, vivre chaque moment.

Get the new Tom Ford Nail Lacquer from Neiman Marcus
Tom Ford image is via a great interview from The Talks.

10
Jan

INTERVIEW WITH A STYLE DICTATOR

Trish Nicol, knows Style. She has built a successful luxury PR agency around it.

She demonstrates, pure confidence and understated elegance. We asked the PR Style Dictator about her enamel and style secrets.

What’s your enamel (ad)diction? CND Shellac, Fedora

What’s your style diction? Classic elegance before trendy.

What is your one style absolute? A black tailored designer suit jacket. It makes any outfit look elegant.

Trish Nicol is the founder and director of The Trish Nicol Agency a premium Public Relations and Event Management company. Check out their Luxe blog for the latest fashion directions.

DICTATOR ESSENTIALS
01. Fedora by CND Shellac
02. Alexander McQueen Leaf Crepe Blazer, Net-A-Porter
03. Santos de Cartier Timepiece

What does Trish’s colour choice say about her? Buff off the coating and varnish the truth… Get the book now.