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Featured Article: Paul Taylor Eyewear Black Label 2014 Collection



Box Knox

Iconic Sydney-based eyewear designer Paul Taylor just released a new collection, The Black Label 2014 Collection, which was inspired by the Golden Age of 1950’s–one of his favourite genres. The designer prescription glasses, sunglasses and fashion eyewear comes in various classic, glamorous shapes with soft yet colorful palette such as duck egg blue, olive, crimson red, creamy white, charcoal and turquoise with pearlescent glossy finish.

Cat eyes, and square frames are quite synonymous with the particular era, Paul reworked his signature cat eyes style in a more subtle oval shape suited to the everyday wearer. He has also added other retro styles for both men and women reminiscent of this stylish and glamorous age.

“I prefer to mean more to fewer, rather than a little to the masses. Life is too short to wear boring eyewear so I create for those who want to stand out and make a statement” says Paul Taylor.

Our favourite frame is the strong square shaped Box Knox which comes in aqua and black crystal fleck, rich red mottle, tortoiseshell and black. Maren–designed with Paul‘s beautiful friend in mind–is slightly curved and incredibly flattering on female face with divine colors of aubergine front with orange temples, red mottle, black, and white lace and crystal with a touch of glitter.

Paul‘s career spans over 30 years. He began as an Optical Mechanic and Optical Dispenser before turning his talents to the broader eyewear industry with his eponymous eyewear label, Paul Taylor. The Black Label 2014 Collection is entirely made in Italy, using mazzucchelli acetate. Paul also ensuring optimal comfort and protection for the wearer with a partnership with leading lens manufacturer, Carl Zeiss Vision.

The superb quality of the glasses, lens and unique designs earned him cult followers from celebrities (such as Sarah Murdoch, George Miller, Billy Connolly and the late Michael Hutchence), fashion designer (Jenny Kee) and fellow artists (Ken Done) to his loyal customers in Australia and abroad.

Maren


Clancy


Charlotte



Dolce & Gabbana Intenso Fragrance 2014 Ad Campaign


Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in a statement about working with actor Colin Farrell: “We are incredibly happy to be working with such a great talent. When we created this fragrance we immediately thought of Colin. He is the perfect embodiment of male strength and sensuality.” (source)


Ansel Elgort for Hero Magazine Issue 12


The monochrome cover was shot by Hedi Slimane. (source)


Shupette Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld 2014 Ad Campaign


The model is Josephine Skriver and of course, Choupette. The campaign itself was photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. (source)


Chanel Cruise 2015 Ad Campaign









UPDATED OCTOBER 09TH 2014: Added new campaign images with Brad Kroenig‘s son, Hudson and Joan Smalls by Karl Lagerfeld.

Joan Smalls is once again working with Karl Lagerfeld, and this time the Puerto Rican beauty is fronting Chanel‘s Cruise campaign. (source)

Click the links to view past campaign images of Chanel: Fall Winter 2014, Pre Fall 2014, Spring Summer 2014, Cruise 2014, Fall Winter 2013, Spring Summer 2013, Cruise 2012, Fall Winter 2012, Spring Summer 2012, Fall Winter 2011, Spring Summer 2011, Fall Winter 2010, Spring Summer 2010 and Fall Winter 2009.


Karl Lagerfeld & Esmerelda Seay-Reynolds for Spur Japan November 2014


Karl snapped the cover himself. (source)


Keira Knightley for Glamour UK November 2014


The cover with animal print was the special subscriber cover with concept by Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2012 covers featuring Jessica Brown Findlay, Sofia Vergara and Christina Hendricks, here to view 2011 cover featuring Amanda Seyfried, here for 2010 cover with Dannii Minogue, and here for 2009 cover with Jennifer Aniston.



Alexander Wang for H&M 2014 Ad Campaign


Alexander Wang taps athletes Andy Carroll (soccer player) and Rivaldino dos Santos (kickboxer) for the campaign of his long awaited collaboration with Swedish retailer H&M. Top models Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann, Isabeli Fontana and Natasha Poly are also joining the campaign that was photographed by Mikael Jansson.

The collection will hit H&M stores and online starting November 06th. (source)








Charlize Theron for Harper’s Bazaar Czech October 2014


Nico Bustos photographed the cover. (source)


Chanel Eyewear Fall Winter 2014 Ad Campaign


Karl Lagerfeld photographed model Charlotte Free for the new campaign of Chanel Eyewear. (source)





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