May 18, 2015

Confirmed: H&M x Balmain!

This is my wish come true, my favourite designer, Olivier Rousteing and H&M confirmed a collaboration for this year!! H&M collaborates with a high-fashion designer/brand every year to create a collection which are super-afordable and this year it's Balmain!

Olivier Rousteing went to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas last night, accompanied by his models and friends, Jourdan Dunn and Kendall. The two models were wearing an Balmain x H&M outfit on the red carpet! 

About the collaboration Rousteings says that "H&M allows him the unique possibility of bringing everyone into the workd of Balmain get a piece of the dream and create a global #HMBalmainnation." That way he can 'talk to his generation', which is his 'main aim as a designer.'

I can't wait to see what Olivier, from Balmain, which is the epitome of French luxury worn by modern day icons such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, and H&M will whip up for us!! After collabs with Versace, Isabel Marant and last year with Alexander Wang it'll sure be MAJOR!! (yeah I really said that.)
The collection for women and men will be available in selected stores worldwide and online from November 5. 

Samiya Cusman

S A M I Y A is on

Source: H&M

February 23, 2015

Confirmed: Doutzen Kroes and Karlie Kloss are no Longer Victoria's Secret Angels

In December, last year, Doutzen Kroes appeared on a Dutch talk-show, RTL Late Night, where she mentioned that she might leave Victoria's Secret because she has gotten lots of interesting offers from big brands, however she wasn't sure of it. A few days ago Ed Razek, senior creative of VS, has confirmed on Instagram that not only Doutzen but also Karlie Kloss have ended ties with the lingerie-giant. 

February 10, 2015

Doutzen Kroes for Vogue Netherlands March 2015 Collector's Issue

To commemorate Doutzen Kroes' 30th birthday, Vogue Netherlands has dedicated their March spring-fashion issue to the beauty. As result the Collector's Issue consists of three different covers capturing three sides. The three covers where shot in three different places, New York, Los Angeles and Amsterdam by three photographers, Nico, Jan Welters and Paul Bellaart. Duy Vo has also captured her friends and family in black-and-white photos. The complete story featuring lots of black-and-white images remind me of a famous quote by Ted Grant, the photojournalist; ''When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!''

The powermom cover where she's wearing a Ralph Lauren dress and a Cartier watch featuring her two kids Phyllon and Myllena-Mae was shot by Paul Bellaart and is by far my favorite. The gold and white contrast is perfect and I love the styling by Jetteke van Lexmond. It shows a strong, powerful and beautiful woman with the love for her family. The cover was shot in New York and the make-up was done by Mo KaradagTake a look at a behind-the-scenes video here. 

Doutzen Kroes door Nico - Vogue Maart 2015 Preview - Nieuws - Fashion

The cover with the big hair done by Christiaan Houtenbos where she's wearing Chanel and her eyebrows are bleached is gorgeous! The cover was shot by Nico, the make-up done by Mo Karadag and styled by Saskia van Langevelde. The cover is a great fashioncover which also has a sixties vibe to it. The cover was shot in Amsterdam. Take a look at a behind-the-scenes video here. 

The third cover was shot by Jan Welters, styled by Marije Goekoop, hair was done by Giannandrea, make-up done by Mo Karadag and shot in Los Angeles. Doutzen is wearing a denim Gucci dress and Tiffany &Co jewelry. The cover makes me long for the summer and reminds me of her Castaway editorial for Vogue UK January 2013 shot by Josh Olins. Take a look at a behind-the-scenes video here. 

Also take a look back at her ten-year modelling career here! The three covers are available today (10 February, 2015) so get your fave cover (or all three). Let me know what your favorite cover is below!

Samiya Cusman

S A M I Y A is on

January 23, 2015

Vogue Netherlands Collectors Issue featuring Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes turned 30 today! Happy birthday you divine being!! Vogue Netherlands has dedicated their March issue to celebrate her birthday. The Collector's issue consist of three different covers. The editorial images were shot in New York, Los Angeles and Amsterdam and include her husband and their two kids. Friends and family were also photographed by the Vogue-team.

The March issue will be available on February 10th. 

January 22, 2015

H&M's Modern Essentials by David Beckham

Always wanted the men in your life to dress more like David Beckham? Well now they can, on an H&M budget.
In addition to a new installement of David Beckham's Bodywear collection for H&M, he will be choosing his key-items of the retailer's spring line-up. 
He's not designing a collection but rather choosing his favourite pieces for spring from H&M's Modern Spring 2015 collection, pieces of personal taste and what he likes to wear daily. Essentials include a linen bomberjack and blazer, a poloshirt and a white-washed denimjack. All modeled by the man himself. 

The pieces chosen by Beckham will be called Modern Essentials by David Beckham and will be availlable for sale along with his Spring Bodywear collection on 5 March. The collection will be celebrated with an accompanying campaign video shot by the famous director Mark Foster.
Foster said it was Beckham's "acute eye for cinematic storytelling that struck me during the filming of this campaign." Adding that "He doesn't make H&M clothing look good, he makes it look great. "

Watch the behind-the-scenes video above. 

Samiya Cusman

January 1, 2015

Fashion Highlights of 2014

And welcome 2015! 2014 Has been a great year with many highlights, let's look back at some of the highlights of this year in fashion and look back at the highlights of 2014 here.

Samiya Cusman

December 31, 2014

Top Models of 2014

Take a look at topmodels of 2014, better keep an eye out for these ladies!
Click here to see the list of 2013.

Bette Franke; Fossil F/W 2014 - l'Officiel The Netherlands September 2014 - Roberto Cavalli F/W 2014

Kate Grigorieva; M Missoni F/W 2014 - Numéro November 2014 - Elie Saab S/S 2015

Julia Bergshoef; Hermès S/S 2015 - Gucci Cruise 2015 Campaign - Proenza Schouler Resort 2015

Ming Xi; Elle China May 2014 (with Amber Anderson) - Elie Saab S/S 2015 - Diesel Reboot S/S 2014 Campaign (with Ryu Goda)

Anna Ewers; Versace S/S 2014 - Vogue China October 2014 - Miu Miu S/S 2015

Andreea Diaconu; Vogue US September Issue 2014 (Fei Fei Sun and Vanessa Axente left to her) - H&M New Icons 2014 (Sui He, Nadja Bender and Jourdan Dunn left to her) -

Maartje Verhoef; Chanel Pre-Fall 2015 - Valentino F/W 2014 -  WSJ October 2014 -

Binx Walton; i-D Magazine Pre-Fall 2014 - Chanel F/W 2014 - Chanel Pre-Fall 2015

Grace Mahary; Chanel S/S 2015 - The Edit September 2014 (with Carla Ciffoni and Devon Windsor) - Opening Ceremony Resort 2015

Gigi Hadid; Tom Ford Beauty Holiday 2014 - CR Fashion Book S/S 2014 (with Shayne Cureton) - Chanel S/S 2015

Adriana Lima; Harper's Bazaar Greece July 2014 - wearing the Victoria's Secret Fantasy Bra of 2014 - Givenchy S/S 2015

Doutzen Kroes; Calvin Klein Reveal Fragrance 2014 - Vogue Turkey March 2014 - Born Free Charity Campaign 2014 (with her son, Phyllon)

Irina Shayk; Philipp Plein F/W 2014 - Linda Farrow S/S 2015 - Vogue España September 2014

Candice Swanepoel; Vogue Korea August 2014 (18th Anniversary issue) - Marc Jacobs S/S 2015 -

Sasha Luss; Dior Addict Spring 2014 - Vogue Russia January 2014 - Dolce Gabban F/W 2014

Hana Jirickova; Paco Rabanna Lady Million, Eau My Gold! 2014 - Vogue Thailand September 2014 -  Max Mara S/S 2014

Toni Garrn; Vogue Mexico September 2014 - Toni's Collection for Closed to help educate people in Africa with Plan International - Chanel S/S 2015 -

Jourdan Dunn; Balmain F/W 2014 (with Jackson Hale) - H&M New Icons 2014 (with Sui He, Nadja Bender and Andreea Diaconu ) - Scored a Maybelline contract!

Imaan Hammam; Vogue US September Issue 2014 (Arizona Muze and Edie Cambpell left to her) - Givenchy S/S 2015 Campaign - Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014

Kendall Jenner ;Chanel F/W 2014 show - Love Magazine F/W 2014 - Joans Smalls interviewing her new Estée Lauder colleague 

Honorable mentions: Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss. Gisele Bundchen, Anaïs Mali, Daphne Groeneveld, Sara Sampaio, Jasmine Tookes, Malaika Firth, Liu Wen, Anja Rubik, Saskia de Brauw, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Cato van Ee Caroline Brasch Nielsen and Josephine Skriver