photography Nan Goldin

realization Valentina Ilardi Martin

Issue VII





The spring/summer 2009 collection was constructed after looking to the artists Robert Smithson, Dan Flavin, James Turrell, Walter de Maria and Olafur Eliasson, as well as the films"The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Donnie Darko," "Star Wars," " THX 1138" and "2001: A Space Odyssey." The delicate dress on the left comes in white and tan leather with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS embroidered silk tulle, followed by a tan pleated leather cutout dress and, on the right, a tan leather slashed top with matching pleated skirt and double belt. Three tan cutout leather leggings are worn with gold and beige heels trimmed by electrical wire. The grey, tan and cream knit headpieces from the fall/winter 2007 collection finish the looks.

The fall/winter 2012 collection was inspired by the pastoral beauty of the great plains, particularly seen during the golden hours of dawn and dusk. An off white embroidered wool top is worn over the taupe and beige floral guipure skirt, cinched by a layered leather belt. The burgundy leather cutout and cuffed boots reveal the appliquéd burgundy polka dot cashmere tights.

Northern California, giant Redwood trees, and the 1970's suburban sprawl inflect and inform the RODARTE spring/summer 2011 collection. The denim blue jacquard cut-off shoulder jacket, with the waist shaped as an hourglass, is worn with a denim halter top and the chartreuse plaid linen and rust striped chiffon skirt. The Ming blue print issued all over this silk dress. The Redwoods inspired printed dress, in chocolate and caramel, is ribbon embroidered with a moss guipure lace skirt and wood panel print silk draping. In carved wood, the wedges, with Ming printed leather or in gold with embossed leather, are worn over white sheer socks.

KÉRASTASE "Double Force Control Ultime" is the extra-strenght hold, multi-protective hairspray for weakened hair. Concentrated fixing polymers create firm styles with a protective, extra-strength hold. A protective shield helps prevent UV damage.

This pale pink silk gauze pleated dress, with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and metal beaded sleeves, belongs to the fall/winter 2007 collection.

Both dresses from the fall/winter 2010 collection are embroidered linen and tulle with cheesecloth, fringe, handmade wool and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. White tights are worn over white hand-crocheted socks and cream and white leather candle heels.

From the fall/winter 2010 collection, the cream and white leather shoes, with the illusion of the heel as a melted candle dripping wax, were designed by RODARTE and produced by NICHOLAS KIRKWOOD.

The fall/winter 2007 collection was inspired by The Renaissance. The pale pink silk ganze pleated dress with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS embroideries features metal beaded sleeves. A gunmetal paisley jacquard top with its matching skirt are both with SWAROSKI ELEMENTS. The gold guipure lace pannier skirt with folded collar blouse is warmed by a grey hand knitted cardigan. NARS "Optimal Brightening Concentrate", is the advanced radiance-boosting serum that instantly brightens skin and revitalizes the complexton.

The spring/summer 2010 collection was inspired by the California Condor and the idea to using aged, painted, shredded and sandpapered fabrics to meticulously construct beautiful garments. The first dress on the left is black and red woven leather with leather braid. In the center there is a black wool cobweb dress with cheesecloth feathers and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS. On the right there is a hand woven leather braided jacket and dress, and a laced cage skirt with macramé and crochet fringe knit shell.

The white tulle long john tops with blue embroidery, pants, cashmere bra and knit cashmere underwear belong to the fall/winter 2010 collection. KÉRASTASE "Nectar Thermique" is a leave-in nourishing heat protectant for dry hair. The product protects hair from the harmful effects of heat-styling tools while nourishing, softening and moisturizing hair. NARS "Vendanges" lipstick is in a semi-opaque plummy brown, with a subtly glossy shine.

Inspired by the paintings by Thomas Gainsborough at the Huntington Library in Pasadena, California, the spring/summer 2007 collection features details such as feather appliqués, bow collars and handmade flowers. An exquisite construction is evident in this two panier dresses. The one on the left is proposed in white silk, the other in white and black satin, and silk gazer. The looks are styled with black and white diamond pointy toe heels. KÉRASTASE "Ciment Thermique" is a thermo-protective reconstructive milk for weakened hair. Complexe Vita-Cinem reinforces the intercellular cement to help strengthen and fortify the hair from within.

The colors and board brushstrokes of Van Gogh influenced the spring/summer 2012 collection. The drop waist sunflower print dress is in seafoam satin cloque and pleated crinkle silk chiffon. The "Duo Eyeshadow" warms the eyes with the "Madrague" tone by NARS.

The fall/winter 2008 collection juxtaposed the starkness of Japanese horror films with the subdued innocence of Dega's dancers, resulting in a gothic yet ethereal collection. The dress here is proposed in red, black and white, with cobwed tights, spike studded heels and gloves. "Nico" Blush gives the skin a natural glow and the "Larger Than Life" Volumizing Mascara strengthens the eye-lashes, both by NARS. The black hand knitted hat is in tulle.

This spring/summer 2008 collection was inspired by the Mulleavy's take on Japanese manga. The outfits feature the bright and psychedelic colors of Japanese anime. The sheer black top with wave embroidery, and pleated skirt, are matched with an oversize rubberized linen hat. The loose hand knit dress, cardigan, and underwear in an eclectic blue, are worn with a blue silk and wool hat.

From the fall/winter 2009 collection, there is a grey hand marbled leather and lace blouse and a grey hand marbled and printed leather strapped jacket with wool trim. "Bengali" is the tone of the warm eyeshadow by NARS.

From the spring/summer 2009 collection, this fragile dress comes in white and tan leather with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS embroidered silk tulle. KÉRASTASE "Elixir Ultime" is an extraordinary blend of beautifying oils for ultimate softness and shine. This product delivers a powerful cocktail of emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for shine and suppleness.

The fall/winter 2012 collection was inspired by the Australian landscape, featuring deep rusts and dusty browns. On the left, there is the dusty brown, black, and rust crinkle silk chiffon tiered and ruffled gown. On the right, a rust and black sequined fringed tulle dress cinched by a brown leather belt with a silver metal star buckle. KÉRASTASE "Lumiere Liquide" is the luminous perfecting essence for dry lengths or ends, a lightweight serum that leaves hair shiny with a silky texture, airy feel, and frizz free fibre gloss throughout.

The Mulleavy's childhood among Northern California's Muir Woods and 1960's sculptural forms were the starting point in the creation of the spring/summer 2006 collection. This grey pleated georgette gown is strengthened by the black wool incisive lines.

The floor-length grey column silk charmeuse gown with chiffon waves belongs to the spring/summer 2006 collection. "Undress Me Multiple" is a pink nude highlighter shade with a wash of fairy glitter. Tiber "Larger Than Life" Lip Gloss imparts intense color and brilliant shine. Both by NARS.

From fall/winter 2006, this burgundy silk and georgette dress has a feather bow belt and is worn with white tights and burgundy heels, "Mambo" is the shade of the NARS Eyeliner Pencil on the eyes.

The beloved waves are on display here in black wool pleated coat, worn with white tights and thrilling belted heels, from the fall/winter 2006 collection KÉRASTASE "Fiber Architecte" seals and repairs very damaged ends. Hair fiber is reconstructed both inside and out, restoring its strength and shine.

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