New Face: Ellen Elias

Let me introduce you to a new face. A person that is on every Tumblr and Streetstyle Blog as soon as she enters any Fashion Week, any concert or party. Why? Because her look is absolutely unique and her energy intrigues everybody within a radius of 50m. Meet my friend Ellen Elias.

New Face: Ellen Elias
Ellen is a stylist based in Stockholm/Sweden and became a good friend of mine during my last visit in New York City. Not only is Ellen’s style on some next level shit, but she is absolutely humble. During an interview with Strangers & Candy she says: “The thing with me is that I don’t like to call myself a fashionista or being into fashion. I don’t like that label. It’s more about being creative. I like creative people and I like to call myself a creative mind. ”
New Face: Ellen Elias
Her works speak for her, but here is what I love about Ellen: she. herself, is part of her work. Like she is expressing it all of through herself, if that makes any sense… Talking about how she got into styling, she says:  “I was always into styling. Even when I think back to my childhood I used to style friends and family and forced them to wear different garments and outfits. So it was always an interest, but I never thought of it being something I could do professionally. And then when I grew up people were coming up to me and offering me jobs and asking me to style for this and for that. One thing led to another.”
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And there is so much more to get to know about Ellen, her work and her vision. So please make sure to read the full interview now on Strangers & Candy.

Pictures via Madeleine DC

Mario Testino In Your Face

I seriously will never understand why museums and artists do not allow us to take pictures from their exhibitions, especially when it’s photography. Like isn’t art there for to share it? Or are you so so so eager to make money out of it? And I will transform into a undercover agent every single time, gonna take pictures until I got the point why taking pictures is not allowed. So during Berlin Fashion Week for the first time in Berlin, the Kunstbibliothek – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin presents the work of the influential photographer Mario Testino at the Kulturforum.

The show Mario Testino In Your Face (20 January – 26 July 2015) presents the full range of his photographic work, in 125 images, placing particular emphasis on its provocative contrasts. If you don’t know how Mario Testino is by now, you definitely did something wrong with your life (just kidding). Check out Artsy’s Mario Testino page for more information about Testino. But the exhibition is dope as fuck (attention this post contains nudity!):
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Fashion Dolls

Not much talking today, just a plane sentence: when a fashion models literally becomes a fashion doll. “Panoplies” Magdalena Frąckowiak photographed by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Paris 2014.
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Chapter 2

I was mesmerized by Chapter 1, but Chapter 2 is just as dope.

For the cold season MISBHV goes back to where they re from in an effort to bridge the gap between the grainy Eastern Block nostalgia and the energy of New Europe. Instead of shooting a studio lookbook the brand is taking it to the streets of cities they love – Paris, Warsaw and New York!  And offering shearling coats, wool coats, biker jackets, all 3M reflective jackets alongside suede and neoprene pieces, this collection is in my opinion one of the best ones yet.

And I am ready for a Chapter 3: New York!
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Models: Emilia Nawarecka (Division), Anatol Modzelewski (Panda)- Photography: Gosia Turczynska – Hair & Make Up: Kentaro Kondo