Fashion does it Better

13-09-16

Model Talking: Our Picks for the Season and Beyond (Part II)

The show has begun and the frenzy's on (though we say this from the sofa, comfortably sitting and watching the game), Katie Moore went blond for Wang while the opening slot of the same collection went to a gorgeous Anique nobody seems to know (lovely surprise). Meanwhile Ellen Rosa steals the spotlights everywhere she walks. We're still doing our list(s), still picking our favorites, being picky, gathering our own gang of obvious favorites and personal sweeties with potential. And today we start our second round with newbie from... [Lire la suite]
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09-09-16

Model Talking: Our Picks, For the Season and Beyond (Part I)

Here comes september (everywhere comes september) and it was about time to take a pen again and put together a piece of pictures and paragraphs on the models we look at, we love to look at and would love not to stop looking at for the weeks to come and far beyond. Way too many names and as many beauty types has led us to divide this story in a few parts. Here comes september and with it golden leaves and showtime, here is the first chapter of our ''picks for the season'' starting with Amilna Estevao, already a favorite of FDIB for a... [Lire la suite]
31-08-16

Fashion Does It Better (than politics)

Tina Veshaguri for L'Officiel Manila. We love her for ages and her new look perfectly meets the way she moves. Indiah Lavers – she's got a card, we hope for some lovely debuts in New York City this fall. And we wish we were able to do this intro in a happier mood. Had a special meal for breakfast today: an article on Trump Models, and that wasn't a few enraptured lines to say how much the author was electrified by Katie Moore's newest digitals (as we are) or how mesmerizing are Tina Veshaguri's poses and gazes (as we are too,... [Lire la suite]
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26-07-16

Loving tender and smiling true unlike the baby sucking his very first lemon slice

We love Interview's short stories, maybe more than its main ones lately despite the high quality of those. Agnes Sokolowska's laundrette pictures were our highlights and delights some weeks ago, a twisted swimsuit series bringing to the table a new view on sweet summer sweatdrops. We may just praise this bedtime tale with the same might, on a day that calls for closed shutters at this time of the year everyone is warmly waiting for the night to fall or the storm to wash away their sunny gloom. Yap, the fact it stars Katie... [Lire la suite]
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22-07-16

Droplets of Perfection

We are always bloody subjective when we open our eyes and grab the pen, you know we are, and from the bottom of our subjective hearts, we may have to send thanks or chocolates to Dazed & Confused for the moment of perfection. We may have to praise Viviane Sassen's work again too for revealing Yasmin Wijnaldum's full power to our eyes. And, while many of Wijnaldum's previous photographs ticked all the boxes to be called still lives, this cover and edit combo is full of emotion and captivating, not just for the brilliant use of... [Lire la suite]
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26-06-16

Laundrette Lovebeat

Fashion: youth culture and cult of youth, a teaspoon of faux punk and DIY appeal done by somebody else. Young is to some magazines what glamour is to Vogue and in both cases hearts often fail to find a balance between geniune and gimmicky. And pretty ironical is how youth is so much of an obsession while so few young creatives get a real chance. Models are young, yeah, sometimes too green and we'd love them older, while photographers tend to get old while the younger ones are either starving shooting test images in their parody of... [Lire la suite]
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06-06-16

Let's String Together

We've always been fond of photographer/model combos that work as if both were born to collaborate together, especially those that are less obvious or less expected than Meisel and Viktoriya or Jansson and Daria. Unique creative connections for one day or a lifetime resulting in fashion bedtime stories handmade with love to get ready for the sweetest dreams – think of Chadwick Tyler with Ashley Smith or Ali Michael, David Sims with Alexandra Tomlinson for Vogue Paris, nearly ten years ago but hard to remove from visual memories.... [Lire la suite]
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04-06-16

No Time for Beanpoles!

She surely is no giraffe but shouldn't face too many issues to touch the sky. Lina Stensjø Simonsen is the sensation of this ending week after making a remarkable (and noticed) appearance on Gucci's runway. And competition was there too: many of the models walking the show were rather new and quality was... literally walking along them. But Lina stood out from the gorgeous crowd and could be spotted backstage on pictures worth editorial pages. Talking about printwork, the most heartbreaking hearbreaker of the moment (since she's... [Lire la suite]
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02-06-16

"In a world without melancholy, nightingales would start burping"

We've been thinking of Cioran with brand new brains and that's why we had to choose our favorite quote from him as today's title. It sometimes, yet pretty rarely, feels good to steal words from another mouth, another mind. Have been thinking of him, then, while working on artistic projects (painting and drawing, and the other way round, mostly), shaking themes like the uncanny beauty of the disease, the very thin line that barely separates ingenuousness (candeur in french, like candies, like sugary forms of beauty) from delusion.... [Lire la suite]
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31-05-16

Better be the Lovely Leaflet than the Boring Book

While FDIB used to be our daily commitment during half a decade, from it's babbling debuts to that four-and-a-half-year hiatus, now, nearly ten years after we had this wicked idea of starting this venture, we feel the rythm has changed, our peception of our page as a media has evolved. First because we have our personal lives and loves, projects and problems, and our entire world couldn't be limited to FDIB. Then, the world outside isn't exactly the same, the internet rules and habits are different. How relevant would be three... [Lire la suite]
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