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

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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