Editorial: ‘Dark Star,’ Harper’s Bazaar UK, September 2013

(Styled by Cathy Kasterine, photographs by Tom Allen, model Iris Van Berne. Hair by Raphael Salley. Make-up, Thomas de Kluyver, using Chanel. Production, Johnny Bamford. Stylist’s assistants Benjamin Canares and Vincent Pons. Location: Dartmoor. Click on images for captions and gallery view.)

I had intended to feature a different fashion story as my first editorial post (which will follow) but then came to the realisation that since so much of this blog hinges on the Harper’s Bazaar UK ‘Dark Star’ shoot (as I explained in my first post) and since it was so beautifully done, that it would be good to include it here in full. The story begins: ‘Part governess, part queen of the night, this season’s heroine is a vision from a gothic romance on the wilds of Dartmoor.’ And you can be sure that its influence will be felt from exclusive department stores to the high street this season.

I always think there is such an ephemeral quality to fashion editorials: they are published, are circulated for a month, and then often disappear from sight; the best ones leaving their imprints on the imagination. Of course magazines are kept like treasures by some readers, and some of their images are available online for others who go looking; but often when photographs appear online the full styling credits are lost, so you have to guess as to what exactly the model is wearing.

So in case any of you who read my first post were wondering who created the incredible billowing black dress (Gareth Pugh: one of his ‘bin bag’ dresses, with a raffia-like quality) or pearl-studded coat (to order from Alexander McQueen), here are the styling (garments, accessories) credits to accompany the photographs. If you click on each image, it will bring up a gallery view and caption. All styling credits are also listed below.

Enjoy!

Bisou,

Sinéad

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From top, left to right: black wool and angora dress, Rochas. Black leather boots, Manolo Blahnik. Gold and ruby earrings, Stone Paris. Sequined and beaded silk dress, gold-plated metal crown, both Dolce & Gabbana.

Silk blend dress with Swarovski pearls, Emilia Wickstead. Boots, model’s own. Embroidered dress, suede belt, both Prada. Silver tiara, Maria Nilsdotter. Gold and ruby earrings, Stone Paris.

Cotton shirt, flannel skirt, cashmere and leather cape, all Hermès. Boots, model’s own. Black viscose and polyester dress, matching jacket, and resin necklace, all Christopher Kane.

White silk poplin shirt, black crepe skirt, both Balenciaga. Gold and ruby earrings, Stone Paris. Bin bag dress, Gareth Pugh. White gold and diamond earrings, gold and diamond ring, both Stone Paris.

Taffeta gown, Ralph Lauren Collection. Rose gold and diamond earrings; rose gold and diamond ring, Stone Paris.

Wool cashmere sweater, knitted flannel skirt, silk coat,  all Céline. Gold and ruby earrings, Stone Paris. Boots, model’s own. Black silk and lace dress, Gucci. Gold and diamond earrings, Annoushka. Black grosgrain ribbon, VV Rouleaux.

Silk blouse, Francesco Scognamiglio. Silk blend dress, Roberto Cavalli. White gold and diamond earrings, pendant, rings, all Stone Paris. Leather coat with pearls, chiffon and organza shirt with pearls, both Alexander McQueen.

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