"The One and Only," styled by Grace Coddington & photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue May 2014
A 1948 photograph by Cecil Beaton of models wearing gowns by Charles James that ran in Vogue serves as the inspiration behind Tim Walker’s latest editorial featuring Grace Mahary, Maja Salamon, Ola Rudnicka, Codie Young, Esmeralda Seay-Rynolds, Nastya Sten, Sasha Luss, Alexandra Kivimaki, Alice Cornish & Fei Fei Sun that appears in the publication’s May 2014 issue. The retrospective exhibition Charles James: Beyond Fashion, which Hamish Bowles previews for this story, opens next month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Models in the image recreating Beaton’s 1948 photographed are all pictured wearing paper dresses and jewelry created by Rhea Thierstein.
Lula magazine Issue #18
Lula magazine is back with a new issue! Though Leith Clark is busy launching her new print project, Violet, new editor in-chief Sheila Single and creative director Maja Kolqvist have been busy preparing for a new issue of Lula, the first without any direction from Leith. Three covers revamp the magazine with the help of model and illustrator Langley Fox, the twin sister musical act Say Lou Lou, and the Swedish singer Lykke Li. As fashion editor at Numero and contributor of Purple, Vogue Italia, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, Single hopes to preserve Lula’s spirit.
In an interview with the Telegraph, Single said, “We wanted Lula to be bold but continue to have a personal take on creativity. The first move was the appointment of Maja Kolqvist, who re-drew the Lula logo and found a font that would make the magazine perfect for reading. Then I brought in a young, diverse team to shake up Lula’s soft and romantic identity. With a new team naturally came new collaborations with photographers, writers, stylists and artists, who interpreted our vision and our theme of sisterhood in a way we could never have imagined.”
As the new issue hits stands on April 22nd, Lula will be one to watch as it is re-magined by Single’s watchful eye. Legions of devoted Lula lovers are expecting the new team to maintain the magazine’s reputation as it undergoes changes. And surely, with 17 beautiful issues under her belt, Clark is expecting the same.
Ten Films: 2014
As an avid list-maker and film-lover, it is no wonder that I keep several different lists to keep track films I want to watch and films I have seen. Admittedly, researching developing films, directors, and actors is one of the most exciting prospects for me every year, and this activity alone results in a collection of Film Festival catalogs, endless Google searches, and movie-trailer binges on YouTube.
As the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival takes place in New York City this week, I have once again taken to updating and creating more lists.
These are just ten of the films I am most excited for this year:
To all of you Lula magazine lovers, especially those of you lucky enough to live in the UK… Violet by Leith Clark launched today!
Now adding editor-in-chief to her lengthy resume, Leith Clark launched Violet Book S/S 2014 this morning. Of the name of the magazine, Clark said, “I called it Violet for a lot of reasons… Namely because it’s a strong word, my favorite scent, my favorite Hole song, my goddaughter’s name, and also the name of my mysterious great-aunt who I only met once—she wore a kimono and pink lipstick and had naturally shiny silver hair. I was very little and she made quite an impression on me.” Clark had help conceptualizing the magazine from her fashion-savy friends including Luella Bartley. And just as Leith’s Lula magazine became a staple in the fashion industry, Violet Book will undoubtedly make a similar impression.
On the cover: Brit Marling photographed by Amanda de Cadenet
Kate Moss for Topshop
Kate Moss first created a line for Topshop back in 2007, and her return as supermodel turned designer has been highly anticipated. Describing the range as more sophisticated than her first, the supermodel has debuted key pieces of the collection in this month’s issue of British Vogue.
See every piece of the collection here.
80’s Comedown Machine by The Strokes