Indonesian supermodel and celebrity Fahrani Empel (Fa’ for short) is not just a pretty face, she is multi-talented; from designer to award-winning actress to activist of preserving Borneo’s rainforests. One of her latest projects is CAST Eyewear (casteyewear.com), a label based in Bali that produces bold, fashion-forward sunglasses.
Heidi Klum swaps high glamour for glam rock in a fashion film/music for The Hunger Magazine#2 and sings her way through dive bars and tattoo parlours. So turn up the volume for Heidi as she “Turn Up The Night”! Photographed by Rankin. Rock chic looks styled by editor Maryam Malakpour featuring Felder Felder, Thomas Wylde, Roberto Cavalli and many more.
“Easy Born Wild Ride”, photo shoot for Qvest #42 fall 2010 by Los Angeles based photographer Jason Lee Parry. Featuring the two beauties Masha Rudenko and Nadiya Chenko. Jason was featured on BTB for the first time back in April 2010, and said this about what inspires him: “- Living in a tent in my living room and drinking whiskey for days on in, that’s when the ideas really start to flow. Or any kind of fort will do. 60′s and 70′s playboy mags, old motorcycle films, Jim Morrison’s Poetry, long road trips with little cash, recklessness, total freedom to be myself, Guy Bourdin, long walks at 3 am, my beautiful humble woman, activities that have no meaning, bad weather, complete confidence without cockiness, being with people who do before they think, Very Small Towns and Villages, just doing shit that’s out of the ordinary.”
With her razor-sharp platinum locks and androgynous, punked out look, inspired by Catholic iconography, skateboarding and Norwegian metal bands, the American Elle style director is a fashion world fixture and a style icon.
Previous to working in the United States, Kate worked for eight years in Sydney at Vogue (Australia) and Harper’s Bazaar (Australia). She then returned to the USA where she landed a role at Harper’s Bazaar. It wasn’t long before she was offered the role of senior fashion editor at Elle and then style director.
She thinks of herself as a fashion geek, claiming her style is more “potluck”.
“You can use fashion to hide, but it’s only magic when you use it to express who you really are.”“My closet, however, is filled with studs, chains, rock ‘n’ roll T-shirts, and black skinny jeans. The clothes that feel most like my own skin are the ones that are a little aggressive, a bit punked out: Balenciaga shoes and YSL blazers—I could blow my life’s savings on Givenchy and Alaïa.”“If you asked me who my style icons were, I’d say I began with old-school heavy metal. I love the androgyny and the glam. In high school I covered my bedroom walls with Axl Rose posters. Appetite for Destruction was out, and I trailed Guns N’ Roses’ tour bus in my Honda Civic. I had these amazing, skinny, tight-enough-to- cut-off-your-circulation acid-wash jeans with an inky blue plastic zipper that ran up the seam, purchased at Spencer’s Gifts at the mall. I had begged my mom for them. They were part of a look: slouchy suede boots, oversize suede jacket, outrageous jeans. Breaking the suburbatopian mold by wearing metalhead garb definitely wasn’t something one did to fit in with the cool kids in Fairfax, Virginia.”
Source: elle.com, wikifashion.com
I’ve been obsessed with tattoos ever since I got my first.
Rihanna’s tattoo of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti-one of the most famous women of the ancient world-an icon of feminine beauty. Shot by Terry Richardson for Rolling Stone. For GQ Magazine.Bambi Northwood-Blyth and her bambi tattoo.Cintia Dicker. Love her tattoos. And she is so incredibly beautiful.Isabeli Fontana. Angel wings and her son’s name (Zion).Lily Donaldson.Feathers. Symbolic to dreams. One conclusion to this meaning is how the feather is usually portrayed in the dreamcatcher. When you think about a feather, it has the ability to travel and move freely in life. It is believed that white feathers in dreams symbolize a fresh start spiritually.Erin Wasson and her feather tattoo. Flair 2006.Birds are symbolic to freedom, love and soaring heights. Getting the birdies inked on body could be a way of personifying your inner free spirit. If you wish to carry the expression of your flying-high instinct in the form of a body art, a bird tattoo could just do you the full justice.Leighton Meester Marie Claire UK December 2010.Kate Moss.Supermodel’s Abbey Lee Kershaw mini owl.Fahrani Empel.Russian model Anja Konstantinova and her cute Matryoshka (Russian Doll) and dinosaur. Shot by Pierre Toussaint for Oyster # 92Anja for Wildfox Swim.The Star is a symbol of truth, spirit and hope. Their very existence speaks to the struggle against the forces of darkness and the unknown, and their fixed nature brings the suggestion of order and destiny, and it is on this structure that astrology is founded. In the Tarot, “The Star” is the seventeenth card in the Major Arcana, which signifies hope and the uniting of spirit with matter though the mediation of the soul. Catherine McNeil Numero#90 February 2008.
For Allure November 2012.Vogue Australia November 2012.Erin Wasson. Low Luv Campaign Spring 2012.
Freja Beha Erichsen.Marhgaux Lonnberg.
Muse to the Rolling stones, Anita Pallenberg (born 25 January 1944, Rome, Italy) is an Italian-born actress, model, and fashion designer. She was the romantic partner of Rolling Stones multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Brian Jones and later the partner of the guitarist of the same band Keith Richards, from 1967 to 1979, by whom she has two children.
Photography Sybil Steele
Assistant Kuni Takanami
Styling Marissa Sidoti
H&M Ashlea Penfold
Set Design Tahl Rinsky
Featuring Australian rockers THE DELTA RIGGS
and fashion/jewellery from SPELL Designs
I’ve been dreaming about leather pants for a long time. And finally found these cuties on Etsy. From left Kate Moss in Balmain leather trousers.Kate Moss wearing Balmain leather trousers in Elle France August 2012.
Leather jacket is one such clothing which is always in trend no matter what time of year. They have played a major role in women fashion and came so far with an incredibly long time. It has been the only one thing that has never truly gone out of fashion in this ever changing world of fashion. It’s their distinctive appearance which blends with different style and types of clothing seamlessly and makes any outfit so much edgier.
Anna Selezneva rocks biker style for Vogue Paris November 2012. Brigitte Bardot. Natasha Poly in Vogue Spain November 2011. “On the Road”. Kate Moss in vintage leather jacket Vogue Australia march 2009.Aminaka Wilmont asymmetric leather jacket.Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2010.Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2011.Gareth Pugh leather jacket. Barbara i Gongini Fall/Winter 2013.Barbara i Gongini leather jacket.Freja Beha Erichsen in Rick Owens.Rick Owens Blistered Leather Jacket Classic.Rick Owens shearling leather jackets.Freja Beha Erichsen in Balenciaga and Rosie Huntington Whiteley wearing Burberry.Model Anna Selezneva.Kate Moss in Balmain.All Saints Lavine Leather Biker Jacket.
Coco Rocha studded leather jacket.
Vivienne Westwood Anglomania “Bayonet” Black Leather Jacket.