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The Definition

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by James Field

Candice Swanepoel for the Fall 2011 Tom Ford Ad Campaign

The Contra Mundum Performance x Daphne Guinness

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2011 by James Field

Daphne Guinness is my hero. Yes, that is a strong statement but its true. Aside from being the heiress to the brewery empire, she is a true artist in every sense of the word. From the release of her short film “The Murder of Jean Seberg” to many of her own pieces on display at the current Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Met, to her outstanding performance in the windows of Barney’s in her customer made feather Mcqueen dress, she holds the highest bar when it comes to creativity. Her latest project consisted of making jewelry, and not just any piece of jewelry, a diamond glove. Taking over 2 years to create and designed and part owned by world-renowned jeweller Shaun Leane, Daphne entitled the armoured glove Contra Mundum, which is latin for ‘against the world.” Guinness revels in the idea of armour as she states “I dislike the idea of jewellery being like a price tag around someone’s neck. It needs to be something else – and there is something extremely magical about armour.” The piece is crafted from white gold and platinum and features over 5,000 diamonds including bird shapes woven intricately into it. It is a true marvel of artisan jewelry crafting and there is absolutely nothing like it in the world. The arm was molded to fit Guinness’s arm exactly and she recently showed the glove off in a small  performance at the White Cube gallery in New York.

Guinness laid on a stone effigy in the middle of the White Cube gallery for over 2 hours while observers and guests watched the performance. Her good friend Tom Ford was in attendance and leaned in to give her a kiss, which was meant to be an honorable act for a deceased loved one, they even shared a smile. Guinness wore her custom-made, crystal body suit which was one of the last pieces ever made by her beloved friend, the late Alexander Mcqueen. The eerie and morbid feel of the performance was off set by the sheer beauty and skill Guinness exudes. The glove is on display at the White Cube gallery and will be also featured in the Daphne Guinness exhibition with F.I.T in September.

Tom Ford Fall 2012 Collection Look Book

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2011 by James Field

Mr. Ford Return’s x Steven Meisel

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2010 by James Field

This past New York Fashion Week im pretty sure most of you didn’t know that Tom Ford held a private fashion show at his Madison Avenue boutique. Aside from the fact that he held a show that nobody knew about, what was even more astonishing was that he previewed his first collection of womenswear. Beyonce, Solange and my dream woman Daphne Guinness were all models in the private show, among other big names (which no cameras were allowed in) that featured his womenswear collection. Ultimately this amazing editorial for US Vogue was shot by Steven Meisel and has just been released. It features Mr Ford posing in his own suits I’m assuming, among drop dead stunning models in absurdly decadent and beautiful pieces. I can’t wait to see more of the full collection! Enjoy

UPDATE: Check out the video that has just been released. AND…please watch Daphne Guinness at the end of the show. #PERFECTION


Soap On A Rope

Posted in Obsessions with tags , , , , , on March 3, 2010 by James Field

Tom Ford Men's Cleansing Bar $18

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