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Editorial Loving: Paper Mag & Rodarte’s Star Wars Collection

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When the Rodarte AW14 collection ended with five sci-fi gowns featuring Star Wars, fashion editors were divided, some thought it was silly and a gimmick, others loved how fun and cool it was. I have to be honest I was on the fun and cool side. Sometimes fashion takes itself way too serious and I love that Rodarte do generally step out and do something different.

Granted I can’t see the average Joe wearing these pieces, or even a celebrity on a red carpet, but they really are made for an editorial shoot and I love that Paper magazine for their 30th anniversary edition took the five dresses to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch.

So the dresses were already cool, but now they have the creators seal of approval, plus they are being modelled by model-of-the-moment Ali Michael in a gorgeous setting, along with a few Star Wars most iconic characters, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Darth Vader. You don’t really get better than that!!!

I really do love fun shoots and this one by Todd Cole is certainly that. I think my favourite shot has to be the one with Luke Skywalker on the dress, I love how it blends into the setting.

Are you a fan of Rodarte’s Star Wars dresses?

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[Pics: Paper Mag]

Video Loving: Gorgeous Fashion, A Unicorn, & Elijah Wood – Can Only Be Rodarte

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Normally when you get a fashion film you have close-ups of the pretty and very expensive clothes, there is a gorgeous model or actress involved, and generally the narrative is very limited – because really the film is just a way off adding a digital element to the print campaign.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of fashion films, but I love that the Mulleavy sisters behind fashion label Rodarte are a more than a little kooky as this 13 minute short film is weird, beautiful and more than a little unexpected.

Teaming up with director Todd Cole and production company The Creators Project, the short flick ‘This Must Be The Only Fantasy’ is a clever, dark sci-fi-meets-fantasy masterpiece that goes beyond just selling the gorgeous spring/summer 2013 collection, which of course it does, but adds in newcomer Sidney Williams, a unicorn, a fairy and Hollywood actor Elijah Wood.

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Granted it is a little odd, you might be thinking at the beginning what do a group of weird-looking teens in LA have to do with a fashion label, but I love how it develops into a fantasy role-playing game where the teens have to embark on a journey that leads to them discovering a unicorn in the garden, a cloaked horseman, and alien-looking hooligans in order to rescue Elijah Wood from a video-game throne with the aid of a fairy, played by supermodel Guinevere Van Seenus.

As well as loving the sci-fi fantasy filled narrative, the slightly spooky original music by Beach House adds to the suspense of the short film, and the clothing just adds to the beauty – I love Sidney’s warrior princess outfit for her sword fight with the fringed leather.

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Check out the film below:

[Pics: Rodarte via ELLE.com]

Cover Loving: Katy Perry Scores Her First US Vogue Cover

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So the rumours were true, Katy Perry has finally been given her first US Vogue cover for the July issue, and she looks beautiful and ethereal in an off-the-shoulder embroidered floral dress, which looks to be Valentino but is actually Rodarte, teamed with a super bold red lippy.

The singer will be opening up about her love life in the accompanying interview, according to the cover lines, but as it doesn’t go online at Vogue.com until Tuesday, June 18, so we can only wonder if it will discuss her rumoured ‘blossoming friendship’ with Robert Pattinson.

Shot by Annie Leibovitz the cover really does show how photogenic Katy Perry is, she looks incredible and I think that is helped by the simple styling and her flawless make-up that really shows off her gorgeous porcelain skin.

I really do love it, but is anyone else thinking it looks a little like Rihanna’s cover last year, which was also shot by Annie Leibovitz?

If I wasn’t already wanting to buy to see more of Katy Perry – the clever peeps over at Vogue put ‘Rebooting Balenciaga – All Eyes On Alexander Wang’ as one of the other cover lines – I can’t wait to read that!!!

Are you pleased to see Katy Perry on her first Vogue cover?

[Pic: Vogue/Annie Leibovitz]

Star Trek Into Darkness: Zoe Saldana In Rodarte

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Who: Actress Zoe Saldana

Where: At the premiere of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek Into Darkness” held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California

Wearing: A nude embroidered tulle Rodarte dress from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with a gold and pearl cuff and matching earrings by Aurélie Bidermann, and orange and gold strappy heels

Verdict: I am not normally a lover of nude red carpet dresses but there is something different about this gorgeous Rodarte gown – it could be the sexy sheer panel to Zoe’s midriff, or even the Flamenco-style ruffles, or maybe it is just more gold than nude.

What I do know is that if anyone other than Zoe was wearing this it probably wouldn’t have featured on Fashionista Barbie, it wouldn’t have made me actually like nude, and it wouldn’t have made me rush out to the gym – her body looks phenomenal in this dress.

Finishing off her look are gorgeous pearl-accented jewels by Aurélie Bidermann, that cuff is spectacular, and I love how she has done her hair in a sleek low side chignon, it really does work well with her bold orange-red lips. As well as being impressed with Zoe’s red carpet looks I have also been loving her hair and make-up choices this promo tour.

Are you a fan of Zoe’s latest red carpet look?
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