Thursday, 29 July 2010

PLAYING FASHION


Two of my garments in Playing Fashion Magazine

Photography: Nicole Maria Winkler
Styling: Emily Rajch
MUA: Stephanie Stokvik
Models: Sophie Dillon, Caroline Buist @ Select


Thursday, 15 July 2010

UNITED NUDE

Photography & commentary by 223 for United Nude.






I love all of these.


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Another gem from 1994
Found this little number while I was flicking through a pile of French Vogues from the 80's & 90's. I remember the days when I actually got a tight granny perm done at the hairdressers so I could brush my hair out like this.. Why? I'm not too sure, I've tried to get rid of all evidence this ever happened

Tuesday, 13 July 2010


YSL


Viktor & Rolf


Marc Jacobs

Monday, 12 July 2010

THE START OF SOMETHING NEW


Today has been quite exciting because it was my first day with my new intern Ella. The weather has been horrid but we've spent the day in my old college library, Leeds Art, sifting through loads of old Vogues then onto having a lovely coffee with a ridiculous amount of sugar, making me completely wired for about half an hour while we were hunting for fabrics..

We'll be starting on making samples of pockets, collars and cuffs tomorrow which sounds quite tedious but should be lots of fun! I'm on the hunt for someone who can knit and would like to help with my collection.. If you are interested or know anyone who would be up for it then drop me an email at mary@marybenson.co.uk

Hopefully I should be getting a lovely industrial 5 thread overlocker, button holer and buttoner (two of the scariest machines I have ever used, no joke) but as for an ordinary sewing machine, I'm having to use my 7 year old domestic which sounds and runs like a rusty old truck.. Oh the joys!

(Photo's from Vogue 1989)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Knitwear by my friend Matty Bovan

LARA STONE FOR VOGUE ITALIA

Lara Stone for Vogue Italia 03/10




Photography by Paolo Roversi

Styling by Olivier Rizzo

Credit: strawberryswing25

ACNE ONLINE.

Acne 'Joli' ankle boots

http://shop.acnestudios.com/
Viktor & Rolf

Saturday, 10 July 2010

I've been browsing through the resort 2011 collections and here are some of my faves. Enjoy!

Derek Lam




Alexander Wang (God I love this one don't I!)







Cacharel


Celine


Acne


Giambattista Valli

Friday, 9 July 2010

BALENCIAGA: RESORT 2011

Holy Moley I am in love!!

JAMES RHODES

Daniella Ferreira, 'Crazy Joanna' By James Rhodes.
April '10

SOGOL BIGLARI


Another Leeds art Vis Com graduate. Sogol's series of photographs can be found in Urban Outfitters, Leeds as individual silk screen prints.

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: FALL 2010 COUTURE

Dita Von Teese.... Babe!

KATE PRIOR


Kate recently graduated from Leeds Art College studying Visual Communication. How blooody good are these then???!




Thursday, 8 July 2010

BOTTEGA VENETA: RESORT 2011



Skin tight lycra and rubber pieces teamed with elegant double breasted tailored suits, effortlessly smart all in ones and great fly detailing. Simple designs with unusual details. That’s what’s really been grabbing my attention when looking through the resort 2011 collections.

CHLOE: RESORT 2011

My five favourite looks from the collection. The colour palette is smooth and calm and flows really well. Really like the fact that leather is not too overpowering. Love the simplicity..