We’re celebrating the launch of a new brand today at Nordstrom—Viva Vena!, a lower-priced line from Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai, the ladies behind Vena Cava. We are as much in love with the playful prints and colors as we are with their new Fashion Film. We also love a good reminder that it’s important not to take yourself too seriously.
Fashion Film—winner of the self-styled “Best Fashion Film Ever” award—stars Lizzy Caplan and is directed by Matthew Frost.
From elegant bow-tie blouses to iconic smoking jackets and chic color-block shifts, we’ve always been crazy for designs by Yves Saint Laurent. Now, thanks to “L’Amour Fou” (Crazy Love), the new YSL documentary by Pierre Thoretton, our obsession has grown to include the designer’s beautiful homes in Morocco and France.
YSL Summer Eyeshadow Duo; Photo of Villa Majorelle via Wikipedia by Rogier van Staveren
Narrated by Pierre Bergé, YSL’s longtime life and business partner, the film traces the acquisition and sale of the couple’s stunning art and furniture collection. It’s a visual feast to see these incredible objects displayed in the rooms where they were enjoyed—and the highlight is Villa Majorelle, an exquisite residential oasis in the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.
Designed in 1924 by the French artist Jacques Majorelle, and purchased by YSL and Bergé in 1980, the house is the architectural equivalent of Pop Art in the desert: painted an electric shade of Majorelle Blue with lemon-yellow trim that contrasts brilliantly against the landscape.
We’d love to wander along the walkways of Majorelle’s enchanted garden. But until we make the trip, we’re indulging our sense of adventure (and infusing our beauty routine) with the villa’s palette. Enter the YSL Summer Collection Eyeshadow Duo. Look familiar?
Earlier this year the fashion industry lost one of its greats, Alexander McQueen. As a tribute to the life and genius of this award-winning, industry-changing man, Nick Knight has created this stunning film. A respected and well-known photographer, Knight is also the director and founder of SHOWstudio—a fashion & art Internet broadcasting channel.
On his piece, which celebrates and pays homage to McQueen’s creations, Knight writes: “This film is my way of speaking about a very unique and important person who changed my life. My desire was to speak in some way about the dark and the light contained within Lee, and within us all.”