It's a new year, a new start, and a pilot stardom for Chris Petersen walking his first season for the men's fashion week for Fall Winter 2012 in Milan & Paris. This Californian native made appearances at Dolce & Gabbana, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Vivienne Westwood, Christian Lacroix, & Givenchy. Not too shabby for a first season especially being booked by highly elite designers. He embodies everything a male model should be: young, elegant, edgy, & masculine. I love the fact that he has this inviting look to him that makes you want to look at him more than 2 times. He's currently my model muse for me personally. He has that bad boy vibe that I can't get enough of with a soft edge at the same time. I think male models that can have both hard/soft can inspire photographers and fashion stylist that create a certain feel to photograph. And did I mention his incredible sexy bone structure and flawless appealing body, jeez I probably couldn't even look at him in the eye if I had to style him for a photo shoot since he's that beyond gorgeous. Expecting to see more of him in editorial shoots, ad campaigns, and upcoming fashion shows.
This Minnesota native, Mike Spadino featured in the current issue of Vogue Hommes International magazine. He has a look that reminds me of what the male models looked like during the 90's: Masculine, Alluring, and Sensual. I am hoping to see more of him in the upcoming mens fashion show and fashion editorials. Wouldn't it be interesting to see him and Isabeli Fontana together photographed by Steven Meisel?
When I first laid eyes on Simone Nobili at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 show, I instantly knew this young Italian stallion has what a male model should look and be like. He has a very youthful yet classic beauty with the dark hair and fair skin. He hasn't done much shows but I'm hoping he can be recognized in the fashion scene. He defines sensuality and elegance through his bedroom eyes and innocent stares. He stated in an interview that he describes himself in three words, "Introverted, solitary, and strange." which I thought appealing.
Jessica Miller to me is a classic women that portrays poise and classic. It's all in her eyes and subtle sex appeal that all just works so well. She was gaining popularity during the early 2000's but does here and there works for editorials and ad campaigns. I just adore her look so much. It would be nice to see her on the cover of Vogue Italia sometime soon. Lets go Steven!
For the month of July 2011, theirs a new kid on the block in the fashion scene. His name is Benjamin Eidem hailing from Sweden. This newbie definitely put himself on the map to stardom opening for Prada & Louis Vuitton for Men's fashion week Spring Summer 2012. I am just struck by his youthful & natural beauty. His innocent big round eyes, wavy dirty blonde locks, defined bone structure, and did I mention his define abs & pecs. Though he may seem to have the innocence, he for sure has one killer bod that you will never forget. I'm sure he's going to land major fashion magazines covers, editorials, and huge ad campaigns. I am for sure going to keep an eye on this Swedish hunk.
It's been awhile since I lost blog and now it's time to updated the trends of this spring summer season. I can't get enough of the denim on denim ensemble. Mainly a medium light wash denim trouser shorts folded hem with a matching long sleeve button down shirt. Paired with a tan braided leather belt and flat strap sandals gives this look a mix between western with a fashion classic forward twist. I did try to attempt this look for L.A. Gay Pride 2011 this past June. But let me just say that Mango had a huge sale so I was able to purchase this entire look half the fraction price. Lastly, Vladimir Ivanov is looking hotter than ever, don't you agree?
Finally, a masterpiece moment that Steven Meisel's for Vogue Italia May 2011 of Kristen McMenamy on the cover. I love the icy long locks and the pale bright lighting. It brings a certain innocence and sophistication. Everything is just right on this cover. And the title: "Swimwear" is a smart idea of this theme. And this is what I love about his work is that he always captures an image that doesn't state the obvious of beauty. You have look within the imagine to find the beauty. This was all taken shot at the Chelsea hotel in New York. It has a bit eerie feel but very artistic and melancholic which I expect in a Steven Meisel cover shot.
I didn't realized for the longest time how stunning Brazilian supermodel Leticia Birkheuer really is. I think she's a chameleon when it comes to beauty in every aspect. Whether she's a dark brunette shown here at the Versace Fall Winter 2003 show or as a natural dirty blonde. I'm actually her supermodel status isn't as overrated like other supermodels out there. But I do believe she deserves to be on a Vogue Italia cover by Steven Meisel. How can a natural not be shown on a coveted magazine. She's definitely on my top fav list. She has such class and poise with a dynamic personality. I think now a days she's into acting in some Portuguese soaps. Hopefully she can make a huge comeback fashion scene.
Few weeks back, I was looking through some male casting videos for Major Models, Why Not Models, & etc. I came across this all American boy name Jeff Tomsik. I remember seeing his casting video awhile back but after seeing him a second time, I'm having second thought about his look. He is one of those rare All American white boys that have that certain charm and charisma. After seeing his up close and personal video of who he is as a person and where he's from made me liked him even more. He comes from a small humble town in Ohio. What makes him an "it boy" for me is his eyes and killer body. He has those bedroom eyes that make you want to fall on a cloud of heaven. Crystal sky blue with a puppy eye feel. And talking about his body, can someone hose him down. Define pectorals, abs, torso, and everything more. He's an all in one male model that every women and gay guy wants all to them self.
You can never ever go wrong when it comes to Polka dot. I used to not be a fan of it but now I'm going crazy about it. It brings more life to the clothes with a cool and fun attitude. I just loved what Michael Kors did for his Spring Summer 2009 collection. It was about bold prints and strong statement pieces. This modern fitted dress that shows the midriff is so sexy with the ring detail. It's definitely a new way to look at new proportions and sex appeal without stating the obvious. If I were a woman, I would love to wear this on a cruise ship on the Caribbean sea. Pair it with white patent leather wedges and a red clutch bag for more of a statement look without being to overdone.
I find it so genius of the citrus fruit print on a fabulous chain white leather bag by Stella McCartney. It's bright, bold, and summery with pure optimist. This is a great bag to own that can be worn with almost any sweet pastel tones of sage, lavender, sky blue, and chiffon yellow. I would wear this bag out at the south of France Riviera on a yacht boat all in a white ensemble with opaque black Ray Ban aviators. Now that would be a statement stopper.
I've been wanting to blog about my most favorable supermodel: "Isabeli Fontana" that graced the cover of Vogue Brasil November 2010. She still holds classic, sensuality, and exotic. She has been around for more than 10 years already and is still going on strong. I love the fact that she has a such a define bone structure and crystal sky blue eyes. I bet if she were a man, she would still be hot. But not just looks wise, she is a mother with a heart of gold. It's amazing for a woman to look this good and be a mother. I think she's one of the rare supermodels that still deserves to be on the coveted covers of Vogue Italia. Come Steven & Franca, make this happen!
Lately, I've been thinking where are the good outside style of settings to do a fashion photo shoot. I came across this photograph of Anna Jagodzinska in a simple cute urban coffee shop wearing a cashmere long sleeve top and a matching cashmere beret beanie. But besides the clothes, what makes this photograph stand out to me is the natural lighting coming through the window. It has a raw and natural feel without looking so studio or photo shop perfect. I don't know who photograph this but it's one of my favorites at the moment. Another idea for my Iconic photography portfolio to create.
The ideal of taking something classic and modernizing it is what fashion truly means to me. For instance, this translucent long sleeve tuxedo top in a navy blue color with a snug fit is the ideal finish. I love the fact that you can semi see through it yet it still stays classic with a smaller fitted collar and cuff. Paired with darker navy blue trousers style on top with a long john finish ankle at the bottom. Neil really understands what simplicity mix with modern fashion is about. Not a lot of men out there would wear this but I think if the right guy wears it, it's definitely a show stopper with a subtle sex appeal has it going on. If I had the body, I would so rock this look at Gay Pride Festival in Sydney, Australia. Dressy with a relax fit all in one.
One of the biggest trends that I am looking forward to this coming Spring Summer is bold horizontal pin stripes on double breasted blazers. An important piece that can be worn with almost anything: jeans, pencil skirt, full skirt, mini, rolled up shorts, or over a chiffon dress. I love the clean lines and easiness it has. It reminds me of rich fabulous when during the early 90's that would wear it with high waisted pants and have that graduated bob haircut. So far, I haven't seen a lot of designers out there that has been featuring this look but I'm hoping it won't be played out when I finally get my hands on a piece. All by Max Mara Spring Summer 2011.