Perhaps the most meaningful personal shoot of the year comes every December. We sit down and talk about what the year meant and how to capture that in a photograph. How to express where we were at that time. I shoot the annual Ann Street Studio holiday card photograph in the same format each year, on a 4×5 film camera with black and white Ilford film. This year’s image crossed continents twice from start to finish. It begins in France, taken in the afternoon light of Provence with
Get the look: Sunglasses | Coat | Sweater | Jeans | Booties | Scarf So you remember when I wrote about my favorite $20 sweater? Well I now own it in four colors! I guess when I find something I like, I tend to buy it it multiple color ways if I can. It’s super soft and slightly boxy, which I’ve found works well with higher waisted jeans. I have also been loving forest green with pink lately and decided with this combo, I would pair it with my favorite camel coat I bought from J.Crew.
If you watched the Oscars red carpet earlier this evening and popped a blood vessel trying to mentally extract any semblance of “trends” from the veritable free-for-all of noteworthy ensembles, rest assured that your struggle is justified. It’s also a strong indicator that the celebrity stylists were simply doing their jobs well. Unlike fashion week, the purpose of red-carpet style is not to act as a harbinger of trends present or future. The purpose of red-carpet fashion is to…
The weather was seriously so different than any other Cali trip we have been on! We were only able to get in the pool twice because it was so cold! B kept asking to get in the pool, so one night I made our bathroom into a “pool” at the hotel and convinced him it was way better He is such a little fish! He would swim all day, every day if we had a pool! Lately he has been SO scared to get in anywhere he can’t touch! I don’t know what it is but he hates being in the
Forget about that spreadsheet for a second and cast your eyes over something that will both entertain and serve you no purpose in life. This is your weekly hit of interesting facts for men - stuff we've always wondered but never bothered to find out about. Well no more. From human killing plants to why there's so much damn oil in the Middle East, this is your bar banter refined for the Magnificent Bastard. Plants That Can Kill You See those little green things growing in your yard?
When Scotland developed its play strategy, it went like- “ ‘Open space allows children to be physically active and challenge themselves so they sleep and eat well and form healthy habits that will stay with them for life.’” This makes it clear that the need for activity and play is still vital in a kid’s life. How you do it and how well you hone your kid, is a matter that has to be seen. But then again, parents are often confused about the lack of play area and centres in Mumbai or other busy
In an ideal world we would all have amazing skin, we’d metaphorically high-five and then talk nonstop about what it’s like to have real life, airbrushed skin. Now I don’t know about you guys but I am in a complicated relationship with my skin. One day it seems to love me, and the next it will become so hard to deal with it makes me just want to grab 50 tubs of ice-cream and watch 50 hours of Gossip Girl repeats. I don’t even like Gossip Girl. I’ve always self-diagnosed my skin and bought
I don’t know what makes a more compelling story angle: that Vogue Runway has officially eclipsed the boundaries of time and place to provide a published review of a collection while it is happening 2,500 miles away or that Prada’s Fall 2017 collection was basically a combo platter that had something for everyone and yet nothing for anyone. If you feel like that doesn’t make sense, it’s probably because it doesn’t. But seriously, look at those clothes! According to
“The stripe is a timeless classic” Ever since my first trip to Paris, I have always had a number of striped shirts, tees and blouses on rotation in my wardrobe. During my French New Wave phase, that and a pair of classic jeans with ballet flats was all I needed. Now they still have a special place in my heart, but I do like to style things a little differently...Here Charelle wears a soft, tied back blouse by Backstage paired with distressed white denim and two of my favourite
To inaugurate Milan Fashion Week this afternoon, Gucci showed a collection called “The Alchemist’s Garden” for Fall 2017. The invitation read, “What are we going to do with all this future?”; the 120-look runway show featured both men’s and women’s. It was decidedly maximalist, which is the single most effective word to describe Alessandro Michele’s design style and ironic, too, given the show notes (future) and the overwhelming references to the
Add a dash of colour and reduce the size. That's the secret formula TAG Heuer have employed in their popular Carrera Heuer-01 timepiece which first debuted in back in 2015. The watches will now come in an easier-to-wear 43mm case whilst colours will extend to intense black, navy blue and cognac brown across six new references in steel and matching ceramic bezel. The same mechanics will be utilised in the Swiss brand's proprietary Skeleton Manufacture Chronograph which affords a central
I feel like women fall into two camps: You are into directional block heel style with the current v-cut front as an added bonus. You wear them with more experimental pieces. You relish overtly ruffled blouses, re-worked denim pieces and oversized anything. Or you are the classic timeless type, think Kate Moss. You live by blazers, skinny jeans and own staples that transcend trends. I see both sides all over my Instagram feed. First pair: Topshop GINA V-Cut heels Second pair: Gianvito
Lately I have noticed that more and more I am drawn to photographing older couples when I am traveling. I always wanted Advanced Style to not only represent personal style, but also they ways in which we can continue to imbue our lives with a sense of purpose, connectedness, creativity, passion, fulfillment, vitality and spirit, well into our elderhood. Companionship takes many forms as we move through life. There is much to be learned from couples who have been in life long relationships, but
I had such great response to my post on going freelance over a year ago, that I thought it was time to share some more tips, in partnership with Cluse. These aren’t necessarily just for the self-employed, but are based on my experience going from working full-time, to freelance, and to now, being the director of my own creative studio.I consider myself very lucky to be surrounded by a network of creative women who are achieving success and pushing boundaries in their fields. It’s the best thing