10 fashion coffee table books to love in 2015

Gorgeous coffee table books are always the perfect gift for any fashion, style or art lover – and of course, for all the hair and make-up artist among you! And hey, if no one buys one for us, we’ll just find an excuse to buy one for ourselves, right? Here are some of our swoon pieces for 2015!

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art_and_makeup-2 “Art & Makeup” by award-winning make-up artist Lan Nguyen-Grealis [buy on Laurence King]

With 200 images and looks inspired by the worlds of art, sculpture, cinema and performance art, and references like Picasso, Warhol, Marie Antoinette, Cleopatra, Mad Men and The Great Gatsby, this one is a must-have for any hair and make-up artist! [buy it here on Laurence King]

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eliesaabbook-1 eliesaabbook-2Elie Saab [via Assouline]

best-coffee-table-books-24Arthur Elgort [via The Tempted – buy on Barnes&Noble]

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swans-1 swans-2 swans-3SWANS – The Jet Society [via Assouline]

best-coffee-table-books-34Icons of Vintage Fashion [via The Tempted – buy on amazon]

9781408130766McQueen! [get it here on bloomsbury]

best-coffee-table-books-5Kate Moss [via The Tempted – buy on amazon]

  best-coffee-table-books-7 shoe-book-1 shoe-book-2The Shoe Book [via Assouline]

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Bedazzled [get it on amazon]

Sooooo tempting, right? Which one are you craving most?
Or what other favorites on your wish list these days should we know about?

London Menswear SS 2016 – our favorite picks

The London Menswear Spring Summer 2016 shows were full of surprises again, and anything BUT boring, let us tell you! While ready to wear collections will of course not be as exuberant as the pieces on runway shows, it seems there will be some bold moves on the horizon for gents next spring!

Lots of great inspirations hair and make-up artists can play with in photo shoots (we can’t wait to use some of them in the next classes of our hair and make-up school!) A few of the highlights we loved:

Alexander McQueen Menswear Spring Summer 2016 in LondonBold patterns and prints, here from Alexander McQueen (photo via kenton magazine)

style.com-gucci-mensewar-ss2016Gucci (via style.com, photo:Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

Versace-Spring-2016-Menswear-Collection-MIlan-Fashion-Week-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLOVersace (via tomandlorenzo photo: IMAX Tree)

style.com-menswearss2016-pringleofscotland-nudenudes: here by Pringle of Scotland (via style.com, photo:Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

style.com-menswearss16-etro-nudeEtro (via style.com, photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

style.com-menswearss2016-etro-ethnicexotic cultural influences, here by Etro (via style.com, photo: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com)

Astrid-Andersen-Menswear-SS-2016-London-asianinfluor here, with Asian inspiration, by Astrid Andersen (image via graveravens)

Versace-Spring-2016-Menswear-Collection-MIlan-Fashion-Week-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1military patterns – here from Versace (via tomandlorenzo photo: IMAX Tree)

style.com-menswearSS16-gucci-brightcolorsbright colors, here: Gucci (via style.com, photo:Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com)

Astrid-Andersen-Menswear-SS-2016-London-brightsor by Astrid Andersen (image via graveravens)

Astrid Andersen Menswear Spring Summer 2016 in LondonWe also saw quite a bit of spacey iridescent fabrics! (here: Astrid Andersen – via deux hommes magazine)

All in all, many strong creative directions are awaiting us for next spring! Which inspiration would you like to play with in a project?

 

menswear SS 2016 fashionshows in London

Hello again fashion lovers, fellow hair and make-up artists and fashion professionals! In a few hours, Spring 2016 MENSWEAR collections will show on the runways in London. Even though menswear often stands in the shadow of the typically more creative and colorful women’s fashion, it’s quite interesting to observe what’s happening there too. And of course, for any fashion industry professional, knowing the current global trend inspirations is always relevant, whether they’re easily visible or appear in subtle nuances (as often is the case with men’s hair styling and fashion).

A few interesting glimpses from the last menswear fashion shows with the Fall Winter 2015 collections: Menswear FW 2015_Lee RoachMenswear FW 2015, Lee Roach. Eastern influence, asymmetrical

Menswear FW 2015_Oliver SpencerMenswear FW 2015: Oliver Spencer. Tweeds and patterns.

Menswear FW 2015_Xander ZhouMenswear FW 2015: Xander Zhou. Fresh interpretation of western style.

Menswear_FW_2015_Lou DaltonMenswear FW 2015: Lou Dalton. minimalism, subtle details, hard and soft

{All above images via the fashionisto}

Peek over this Friday and Saturday onto the London Runways for live coverage (NOWFASHION for instance is great!), or see our favorite menswear SS2016 picks here next week!

 

Circus inspired fashion editorial in Vogue Germany

Did you guys see the circus inspired fashion editorial in the recent Vogue Germany? The circus theme is such a great fashion shoot theme – so creative! We love it! (and yes, as you may know, this theme inspired our very own Bjoern von Rotz so much that he decided to use it as name for his Swiss hair and make-up school). Ready for some fierce and fabulous fashion shoot eye candy? Here goes!

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We love the fusion of punk, fashion and circus in this shoot! Great creative interpretation, and the shoot team created a really powerful photo series, don’t you agree? Click here to see the more photos!

CREDITS: Photography: Luigi & Iango (London: Streeters London, Los Angeles: Streeters Los Angeles, New York: Streeters New York) | Hair: Luigi Murenu (Streeters New York) | Make-Up: Luigi Murenu and Virginia Young (London: D + V Management , New York: D + V Management), Manicure-Maki Sakamoto, Set-Jesse Kaufmann (Los Angeles: FRANK REPS LA, New York: FRANK REPS NY) | Stylist: Patti Wilson | Models: Vanessa Moody, Ondria Hardin, Maartje Verhoef, Anna Selezneva, and  Snejana Onopka

Venice Biennale 2015: modern art meets historic architecture

For those of you who weren’t able to visit the 2015 Biennale Venice, we picked a few highlights which we found particularly interesting. Lets kick off the week with a bit of art, to infuse our work and our minds with fresh inspiration!

In the 400 year old Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Spanish artist Jaume Pensa displayed “Together“, an installation of two large sculptures, engaging with each other and the surrounding impressive renaissance architecture in an intriguing discourse:

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rapture “Rapture” by Camille Norment at the Nordic Pavillon – photo by Antonieta on instagram

Indonesian sculpture artist Eddi Prabandono exhibited his famous Vespa sculpture in the Palazzo Griman:eddiprabando{Image via Eddi Prabandono’s instagram}

Italian Artist Loris Ceccini created a very clever presentation by choosing this venue for his sculpture:loris-ceccinisculpture by Italian Artist Loris Ceccini {image via instagram}

Mircea Cantor_labiennale2015Artist Mircea Cantor, sculpture “Rosace”, 2007, drink cans, plexiglass, aluminum
Courtesy Rennie Collection. Photo by Ugo Carmeni, spotted via artwise curators

Which pieces are your favorites? Explore more of the 2015 Biennale with hashtag veniceart2015 on instagram!

Wishing you all an inspired week!

dream job hair and makeup artist – a view behind the scenes

If you’ve been dreaming of becoming a hair and makeup artist for a while, fashionshoot behind the scene glimpses always make your heart beat higher, right? The Swiss TV channel faces.ch just started a new season of “FACES STUDIO” – a make-over show where you can see how fashion creatives work together in fashion shoots. We’re very excited that the hair and make-up artist in the show is our very own Bjoern Von Rotz, founder of the hair atelier Room of Design and the international hair and makeup artist academy the circus, Zurich!

Here’s one of the recent episodes, have fun!

FACES STUDIO – Staffel 5 / Folge 4 from FACES on Vimeo.

Don’t you just want to jump in and work on fashionshoots like this too, now?

Speaking of which… a new masterclass is starting at the end of this May at the hair and makeup academy the circus if you have big dreams and want to become an international hair and make-up artist, this is the perfect opportunity. Apply today, spaces are limited! Good luck, and have fun!

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