Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal in action in a new campaign for Tommy Hilfiger. He is seen in the locker room stripping down to his underwear, teasing the camera as he sheds layers.
Coach for Baseman
A Secret Order of creatures from the marvelous mind of Gary Baseman.
For spring, Stuart Vevers, Coach’s new creative director, was drawn to films like Lost Highway and True Romance and also to the work of the Los Angeles artist Gary Baseman, which he says has “an eerie, dark playfulness that I found appealing.” Baseman, who had his first major museum exhibition in 2013, at L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center, immersed himself in the brand’s archives and developed an in-depth character study of the Spring Girl. This included scribbling confessions in her diary; figuring out the songs on her playlist (the Smiths and the Velvet Underground are two of her favorite bands); and even coming up with her mascots, a secret society of imaginary creatures named Buster Le Fauve, Candy Darling, Kiki, Ziggy, and Iggy. “What I wanted to do was create a world that the collection couldn’t exist without,” Baseman says.
Coach's Spring Girl, is “too smart for the town where she’s from,” on a desert highway at sunset, dressed for adventure in Mod candy-color leather minis, pastel faux-fur coats, flared jeans, cropped jackets, platform slides, and clogs. Baseman’s characters jumped from T-shirts, off totes and studded shoulder bags, and played across sweaters sprouting tufts of fur. What appeared to be a leopard print on several skirts, coats, and bags was actually Le Fauve’s pelt.
“I think it has a kind of odd, cool, rock ’n’ roll attitude,” says Vevers, who cites the pattern as one of his favorite elements to come out of the collaboration. “Just the fact that it has Gary’s hand in it, to me, makes it really special and unique. That’s what you get from working with an artist; there’s something much more rich behind it.”
Jan is a well known model and fashion blogger in the fashion industry. Using fashion as a medium of self expression everyday, Jan van Vianen wanted a platform that outlined his work, thus JvDeux was born. JvDeux was set up to use fashion to inspire others daily through editorials, outfit posts and articles. Jan's aim with JvDeux is to showcase his work in the fashion industry while inspiring others to be the best form of themselves. Jan's original content is meant to make people question it's bizarreness, and reconsider the definition of what fashion can be.
JvDeux ( www.jvdeux.com ) is a blog aimed at anyone with a passion for fashion, delivering the latest in fashion trends, editorials, coverage of local events and articles to inspire everyday people. JvDeux strives to help others achieve greatness, and works closely with other local talent to create new material every month!
For all of these reasons we are Cuckoo for Jan and his magic fabulous world.
Model And Fashion Blogger
Twitter: @janvanvianen / @jvdeux Instagram: @janvanv / @jvdeux
Where are you from?
Prince Rupert, BC.
Whats your dream job?
To work on the editorial team for a well known fashion magazine. Work closely with the models and other creative people creating and executing editorials for the magazine while travelling the world to attend fashion events.
How do you describe your style?
Eccentric, wild, clean cut fashionista club kid.
Where do you get your style inspiration?
My own eccentric, crazy mind.
Which famous person ( dead or alive ) do you turn for inspiration?
What is in your bag at this very moment?
My MacBook, make up case, hairspray, aviator sunglasses, Dolce & Gabbana wallet, notebook.
Most sentimental wardrobe item?
Gold ring from my grandfather .
Which designers are you particularly excited about right now?
Moschino, Gareth Pugh, Walter von Beirendonk.
What are some clothing labels you cannot live without?
Unif, Oak, Oak + Fort, Cheap Monday, Jeremy Scott, DSquared.
Everyday go-to store?
Oak + Fort.
Which store would you choose to max your credit card?
I would choose to max my credit card at OakNYC.
What's the first thing you would do after winning a million dollars?
After winning a million dollars, I would put half in savings, make sure my dad and mom were properly set up then I would hire Britney Spears to do a private concert for me and my friends and then go hang out with Naomi Campbell.
If you could have lunch with anyone ( dead or alive) who would you choose and why?
I would love to have lunch with Iris Apfel. I feel her and I have similar style, or what I'd want my style to be like. I also feel like we would be like two sassy girls who sit on a patio in our big Chanel sunglasses, with all our accessories people watching and talking about models who fall and everything that is in at the moment. We also wouldn't be eating lunch, we'd be sipping martinis. I would love to pick her brain on how she got to her level and just be around the positive energy to remain inspired in my own fashion adventure.
Which famous celebrity do you see playing you in a movie about your life?
Zachary Quinto would play me in a movie about me. My movie would also be called "Just Jan".
If you could fly anywhere right now, where would you go and who would you bring with you?
If I could fly anywhere in the world right now it would be to Paris, France. It's always been my dream to go to Paris because I love to speak French and the fashion there is amazing. I would bring my best friend Chelsea cause she would be the best shopping, martini-sipping, sidewalk-strutting-dancing partner in crime.
If you were stuck on an island, what are 5 CD's you would bring with you?
Blackout - Britney Spears
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Birdy - Birdy
Femme Fatale - Britney Spears
Designer: Evan Clayton
Drink: Old Fashion
Perfume: Hypnotic Poison by Dior
Blog/ Magazine: www.racheletnicole.com
Restaurant: Stardust (In NYC)
Quote: "Do one thing a day that scares you."
Spot In the City: Any patio that has martinis, and any beach that allows me tan. Also Gastown is just beautiful.
We chatted with fashion designer and entrepreneur Stevie Crowne from =War Paint= . Click in the image to read full interview.
I'm thankful to Canada , the country that has given me so much, my boyfriend Jason who is my world and always makes my world pink, my family that I miss so much and have given me support and love through my whole life, my friends who have become my family and GOD for always be there watching over me. Blessings .