“La mode et la musique.. c’est identique!” Karl Lagerfeld ’s witty remark could not be more fitting a description of the genuine love affair between fashion and music. And since PLASTIK too is a firm believer in the art world’s most sacred liaison, we decided to honor it with the release of our very first CD compilation.
“Diamands et Macarons” is not your usual music album, for it is simply a pure PLASTIK* product. Each melody is immortalized within the soundtrack of time; each lyric is engraved so deep in your mind it has become part of your daily lingo; and each track is haunted with the memories of an image that once lived on our pages, and thus your walls or creative subconscious. “Diamands et Macarons” is that music box from your childhood that got lost in your adolescence. But most of all, it is the soundtrack that has inspired our ideas and nurtured our process of building visual stories for your viewing pleasures. Diamands - with a “d” - because it is an eclectic fusion of Anglo-Franco hits that have earned PLASTIK’s stamp of approval. Whether you install it in your car’s CD box, or download it on your Ipod, this selection is guaranteed to be the mantra of your day and the radio station of your thoughts.
Find “Diamands et Macarons” CD inside your copy of PLASTIK for a chance to listen to our favorite tracks including “Betty Davis Eyes,” “Foule Sentimentale,” and Lagerfeld’s “Something A La Mode.”
It would feel rather odd to read about fashion’s winter trends while you are soaking up the sun at La Plage, or sweating more than your mojito at Capitole.
But then again, think of Lindsay Lohan; stuck in “orange” overalls(that don’t even go with her complexions) for whole 90 days – in fashion talk, that is like missing out on an entire cruise collection!On the catwalks of New York, London, Milan, and Paris, one statement stood out: MAD MEN.
The drama series has inspired fashion’s most influential names to switch the trend radar into the 1950s and early 60s: the era that shaped the American printing culture through an endless reproduction of false advertisement, brainwashing billboards, and immoral social conduct.
Watch the new season 4 of “Mad Men,” which premiered July 12, on cable television.
Although women were classified as sex objects, the 50s brought us ironically the most ladylike looks of the century. Everyone from Miuccia Prada to Louis Vuitton has presented his own version of Joan Holloway or Peggy Olson for the Fall/ Winter 2010-2011 collections.
To learn more about the looks from “the lipstick era,” turn to Candy’s Closet on page 100 for a full review of this winter’s hottest trend in
The nostalgia towards the 50s and 60s is but a natural progression in fashion, given a lot of today’s visual influences that celebrate this period’s aesthetics, like Tom Ford ’s debut movie "A Single Man" and Beyonce's video “Why Don’t You Love Me” – both released earlier this year.
In keeping with the trend, PLASTIK brings you its latest visual feast: “Sugar Mama.” Set in a fictional neighborhood, “Sugar Mama” is an ultra chic depiction of the 50s mama-about-town and not-so-desperate-housewife. This shooting story, which marks our second collaboration with Spanish photographer Raul Docasar, takes you on a journey to her typical day; whether she is on a mission to get her son’s birthday cake, or strutting in her hood like no-one’s business - whatever “Sugar Mama” does, she does it in style! After all, she is the one who brings the “sugar” to the house, non?
Turn to “Sugar Mama” editoral on page 126 and watch the video on our facebook group.
Freja Beha Erichsen is not just another Swedish model who dropped out of high school, hitch-hiked with a model scout, and became an über model overnight. Oh well, she is. But then again, Freja is the leader of the modeling pack in 2010. Besides being on almost every bloody magazine cover and editorial, there are three things you need to know about our it-girl of the month:
-She is the most tattooed supermodel on the circuit today (16 in all, and counting!)
-She already has designer items named after her.
-She has been the darling of the fashion world’s power names: Karl Lagerfeld shot her as the face of Chanel in the F/W 2010-2011 ad campaign; Carine Roitfeld handpicked her for the August cover of Vogue Paris, after they collaborated on an editorial photographed by Terry Richardson alongside Lara Stone (the other favorite); and Loic Prigent featured her in his backstage documentary “Les Filles En Vogue” with other fellow models Sasha, Natasha, Constance, and Sessilee.
To read more about Freja Beha Erichsen, turn to “IK* Girl” on page 106 and watch her in “Les Filles En Vogue” - now available on DVD and YouTube, produced by Loic Prigent.
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