We don’t count many couturiers that make us dream away by the sight of their dresses. Addy van den Krommenacker is an exception. No wonder he can count Hollywood stars and royalty amongst his clientèle. We were delighted to have lunch with him for the launch of the special edition of his fragrance.
It reminds me when I (Digi K), used to ask my grandmother to make clothes with swatches of cloth she had left for my Barbie dolls. I think that’s when my sense for styling came about. Combining Barbie’s clothes from the shop with tailormade couture made by grandma. Did you actually know that the usage of miniature dolls to show couture was a frequent activity after the second world war? It inspired Louis Vuitton’s shoe designer Fabrizo Viti, who is himself an enthusiastic collector of dolls…. Watch the video:
Couture-pieces are precious and delicate, so try and find occasions- besides parties and galas- to wear these frocks, not easy! Elle Italia has found a new way to wear couture. While rollerblading! You wouldn’t come up with that one right?
Photographer Alexei Hay put model Liya Kebede on rollerblades, and this is the wonderful result….
When my colleague and I were in Paris during the Fashionweek in 2008, we took a little trip on the ‘bateau mouche’ along the Seine. A young model that we recognized from the shows was also on the boat, accompanied by an older guy. We were both hoping that the guy was either her dad or her bodyguard…(we think her dad, cause you don’t hug your bodyguard).
This young girl was Karlie Kloss. Now 16 years old and the face of Marc Jacobs’ new fragrance ‘Lola’.