Tim Walker for W Magazine: Red Hot

The W Magazine December Issue cover is hands down one of the most beautiful of the year, and the editorial that Tim Walker photographed is absolutely stunning. Marion Cotillard wears Dior Haute Couture on the cover; inside the designers range from Gaultier Paris, Lanvin, Chanel, Valentino Couture mixed with edgy, out of the box designers. Atsuko Kudo (gloves and stockings), Breathless (latex rubber coat, pants, hat, hood, and gloves), Ariat International (boots) and one of my favorite new designers Iris Van Herpen (Plastic Dress) all represented in perfect harmony . Loving the set design by Andy Hillman as well, and including the Nutcracker soldier gave this series a lightness and humor which eliminated any sense of predictability.  The task of putting these completely different POV’s together in the fashion department fell on Jacob K, who’s talent is beyond obvious with the meticulous styling. The hair was crucial to the look and executed beautifully by Odile Gilbert. The makeup: simple, clean with bold lips, by Lisa Butler. I really have to give W props for this one, this is one stellar team who obviously work together in harmony and ultimate creativity. Merry Christmas to you too, W!!!!

Michele Llanos

free spirit gypsy with a background as fashion director, editor, stylist, jewelry designer, and showroom owner ; major travel junkie with a future trip to the cosmos on the bucket list. i'll probably be wearing Rick Owens