Zana Bayne

23rd October 2015 | Alice Taylor

I just had to show you some of the beautiful pieces by New York based designer Zana Bayne who makes artisan leather accessories for women and men.

From her website: 

Zana Bayne began her namesake brand in NYC with her debut handcrafted leather collection in 2010. She moved to NYC and made it her permanent residence in 2009 where she began developing her leather accessories and harnesses after graduating with a BFA in Conceptual Art from San Francisco Art Institute and having lived in Berlin for some time. What initially began as a project requiring Bayne to single-handedly create leatherworks out of her apartment has quickly grown into a brand which is produced by a team in Manhattan’s “Garment District”. Throughout the company’s growth, Zana Bayne has remained a fiercely independent female designer.

Zana Bayne’s designs are known for their quality and artisanship as much as for their shapes and how they play on the lines of the body. Her signature and defined hourglass silhouette evokes a sense of refinement accentuating the style of the individual wearer. The Originals Collection was first introduced in 2010 with its unique high-end take on S&M-inspired aesthetics. The brand has since expanded into glamorous seasonal and permanent collections of ornate and embellished leather works including skirts, bustiers, bras, and belts along with a Men’s collection and a complete line of handbags.

Her leather works have been worn by celebrities and icons of art and culture including Madonna, Marina Abramovic, Rei Kawakubo, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, and more.

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via: Zana Bayne


25th March 2015 | Alice Taylor

I’m really drawn to this strappy lingerie line, Ludique, created by Romanian designer Ruxandra Gheorge.

Ludique derives from Latin ‘ludus’ and embodies the duality of the feminine spirit.

Created and developed by Romanian designer Ruxandra Gheorghe, Ludique personifies the amphibious condition of the feminine spirit highlighting both seductive and confident nature and delicacy and grace which define femininity.

Fine and precious, as a second skin, the lingerie is created only with high-quality fabrics and trimmings integrating cutting-edge designs combined with elements from Romanian art and mythology. The lingerie pieces excel in graphic cuts, which reflect the brand identity, and integrate junctions of delicate and precious materials with daring elements creating a pleasing mixture of functional and erotic lingerie.

Ludique products are created and handcrafted in limited edition and convey the Underwear as Outerwear trend through a diverse range of lingerie items reflecting femininity, sensuality, spirituality, sophistication and boldness.’

Savage Beauty

3rd March 2015 | Katherine Jane

Hurry up and open… I am impatient to see!

The V&A will be presenting Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in two weeks. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows.

Via: V&A Museum

A Sip from Kate’s Breast

21st August 2014 | Katherine Jane

British supermodel Kate Moss has had a champagne glass modelled on her left breast courtesy of London restaurant 34.

The special glass has been made to celebrate Kate’s 25 years working in the fashion industry.

Of course, legend has it that the first ever champagne coupe was modelled on Marie Antoinette’s left breast, which is the inspiration for this new version by artist Jane McAdam. Kate said “I was excited to participate in this project, what an honour to be alongside Marie Antoinette – she was a very intriguing and mischievous character. Champagne is always associated with celebration and happy occasions and I had fun creating this beautiful coupe.”

The glass features a ‘Kate’ signature and accompanying heart at the base. You can get your hands on it from October at 34 and its sister restaurants The Club at The Ivy, Daphne’s and Scott’s.

Via: Huh Magazine


13th August 2014 | Alice Taylor

This editorial for Love magazine is titled Stripped and photographed by Mario Sorrenti.



Models are: Alina Levinchinkina, Binx Walton, Issa Lish, Jazmin Willis, Jing Wen, Julia Nobis, Kendal Jenner, lanley Fox, Matilda Lowther, Mica Arganaraz, Shannon Clagett, & Ysaunny Brito

Dsquared2 Underwear | Steven Klein

18th June 2014 | Katherine Jane

It’s not so much that this blog is biased towards stunning fashion images of female models – well it is, but by default – it’s just that there are so few genuinely great arresting images of guys doing the rounds.

So, imagine my excitement, when I saw these images of models Travis Hanson & Rich Stinger for Dsquared2 Underwear’s 2014 campaign photographed by Steven Klein.

Via: The English Group

Artist Or Predator?

18th June 2014 | Alice Taylor

NY Magazine: Is Terry Richardson an Artist or a Predator?

Terry Richardson, displaced from his old photography studio on the Bowery by a high-end fitness chain, was at his new space, an unadorned floor-through loft down the street. Wood floor, tin ceiling, brick walls interrupted by white swaths of Sheetrock. Four employees sat working quietly on Macs. Pandora was tuned to Elvis Presley Radio. “It’s insane, the internet,” Richardson was saying. “Totally craziness. Like a little cancer. People can just do whatever they want, say whatever they want, be totally anonymous. It’s totally out of control.”