water for elephants

Say you got lost in thick, tropical jungle, possibly somewhere in Thailand, and surprisingly only the kindness of a herd of elephants help leads you back to civilisation. If you were the gorgeous model Samantha Grandoville I wouldn't be surprised to hear that a pack of wolves assisted you 'Jungle Book' style. The animal interaction, lighting & photography really capture the deep, humid, sensual mood of the tropics. The retro hair and makeup is spot on sexy. And I love the styling, I want every outfit for my next island holiday!

buy at Topshop
buy at Topshop

Editorial images: POP SS11/Sean & Seng/Tamara Rothstein (stylist)/Samantha Grandoville (fashiongonerogue)


spring brings a bite from the east

The following editorial highlights the Spring '11 collections, and I think there is a strong modern-asian edge to many of the looks that is subtly sexy. There's inspiration here for everyone. Love the photography, lighting & shadow, styling and body language. I love the Dior.

Above editorial images: 'Spring Is On The Way' Harper's Bazaar Russia Feb '11/Luis Sanchis/Natalia Alaverdian (stylist)/Irina Lazareanu, Annabelle Tsaboukas & Wang Xiao (tfs)


fruit of my loins

Editorial images: ROUGE Magazine Spring 11/Stockton Johnson/Antoine Neufmars (art direction)/Miao Bin Si, Ma Jing (fashiongonerogue, author-made collage)

Take your cue from the fruit bowl at your high-end Singaporean hotel buffet breakfast, I'm talking for the uninitiated (from mid-left clockwise): mangosteen, dragonfruit, durian, rambutan, lychees, mangoes/papaya and persimmon. Don't be shy, the more in the colour cocktail the merrier.

Key features to note are the sculpted cheekbones and highlighted angles of the face, combined with strong eyebrows and black-rimmed, heavily mascara-ed eyes. These form the basis along with glowing skin for the bold, clashing looks. And personally, I think lining lips when using bright lippie is a must :)


nudie of the week: ming xi

  Warning: after viewing you may start to show signs of Asian fever. This is not gender specific.

Editorial images: Vs. Magazine SS11/Mark Squires/Alicia Lombardini (fashion editor)/Ming Xi (fashiongonerogue)
Quickie: Born '90 / Shanghai, China / 178cm / Eyes: Dark Brown / her real name is Meng Yao Xi / a finalist in the '09 international Elite Model Look Contest


tom ford the teaser

A preview of Tom Ford's opulent AW11 collection was released for us normal folk recently in a short look book video format which I've embedded below for your viewing pleasure. Featuring the top bevy of models the liberally accessorised collection has a distinctly elegant oriental feel, making it a perfect fit for our current theme.