Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci advised German model Kris Gottschalk to shave her head.

I couldn’t help but notice the number of badass Sinead O’Connor crops sported by models during the S/S ’16 Fashion Week in Milan. And while the shorn look certainly isn’t for everyone (head shape really matters), I love how its harshness can actually accentuate the feminine, pre-Raphaelite beauty of girls such as up-and-coming model Ruth Bell, whom I happened to snap a picture of after the
Max Mara show.

My model close-up of Ruth Bell



The black and white outlines on this Raoul maxi skirt look like they came straight out of a colouring book.

I never excelled at art in school, but I’m getting a second chance thanks to the new colouring-for-adults craze. I’m loving Johanna Basford’s whimsical books like The Secret Garden and apparently, so is the runway – Vivienne Westwood Red Label and J.W. Anderson’s black and white patterns are just begging for a little crayon action.

Vogue Colouring Book (above left) has editorial pictures from British Vogue in the ’50s, while The Liberty Colouring Book features 43 prints out of the 40,000 in Liberty London’s archives.

I’m also eager to get my hands on the Vogue Colouring Book, which has historic fashion images from British Vogue circa 1950s, and The Liberty Colouring Book – now you can reimagine iconic vintage prints from the archives (if Liberty paisley wasn’t made for colouring in, I don’t know what is).


An adapted version first appeared in Female’s January issue, out on newsstands now. 

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