End of the Spectrum
Black + brown = dull? Think again. Daiane Conterato plays with an understated palette like a pro, matching the band on her wide-brim fedora to her chocolate-brown sweater. A cozy, mottled scarf in a low-key loop adds a hint of brightness and a snuggly, nubby texture that looks right next to a plush fur chubby.
Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2012 debuted this week and, not surprisingly, Julia Nobis (Ford) figured prominently in the presentation by bookending the collection by Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough with opening and closing looks.
All-American heartthrob next door in one shoot (see his prep-perfect Sperry Top-Sider ad) to broody introvert in the next, Ford Men Direct’s Logan Macrae has got range. So do his gift choices. From gentle reminders to be thankful to a cashmere scarf he handpicked for his mom, Macrae’s list runs the gamut from simple to stellar. Click to see his picks.
The Cut commissioned a “cinemagraph” portrait of Crystal Renn and released it Wednesday afternoon. The process perfected by Jaime Beck and Kevin Burg, which is the digital equivalent of amber fossilization, isolates subtle movements of an image and endlessly loops them as an animated GIF. In the case of this cinemagraph, Crystal’s digital likeness is poised to dance out eternity aboard the 6 Avenue Local, which is something straphangers do every rush hour, though considerably less chicly than Crystal Renn.
Get ready to see a lot of Adriana Cernanova (Ford Women). This fall, after a yearlong competition, the Slovakian beauty was picked from a field of thousands to star as the new face of Wonderbra. In addition to that body of work, Cernanova recently shot a Dior Homme commercial with campaign face Jude Law (on a speedboat off Cap d’Antibes, no less), and has walked for designers from Prabal Gurung to Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy. Should the women in her life be expecting a push-up? Click through for her holiday favorites.
Badgley Mischka yesterday unveiled its Pre-Fall 2012 collection making abundant use Erjona Ala (Ford) in the process. The in-between seasonal line by designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka played to the label’s signature strength, evening wear that is both luxurious and wearable.