Friday, July 30, 2010

Fashion Photography: Sascha Mazzucco

At just 16 years old, Sascha Mazzucco is already showing promise as a fashion photographer. And why wouldn’t he—it’s in his blood.

His father, Raphael, is one of the world’s most sought-after and respected photographers, best known for his Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue covers and spreads. And mother Lisa-Marie is a classical-music photographer, as well as a former model and makeup artist.

Though it seems only natural that the Montauk teen would pick up a camera and follow suit, music was his first passion (he plays rhythm guitar in an East Hampton-based rock band called Renegade). It took an off-the-cuff photo shoot at his home a year and a half ago to ignite a flame he didn’t know existed. Now he’s shooting look books for clothing store Blue&Cream and flying to Kenya to snap location photos for the new Shompole Lodge brochure.

Whereas his peers might crack under such enormous pressure, Sascha takes it all in stride. Instead of spending hours agonizing over the composition of each shot, he prefers a simple point-and-shoot approach. The result? A raw beauty that’s especially evident in the portraits taken around Montauk on the following pages, captured with a simple click of the shutter. Look for more of Montauk’s majestic beauty in next week’s issue of Hamptons.


Beautiful work....I'd say he's well on his way to a successful photography career!

Holiday Accessory Trends: Glamourous & Edgy

Clockwise from top: JOOMI NYC's pearl and spike bracelet ($60); MAWI's gold "Costume Luxe" double-claw set-crystal and spike bracelet ($243); ROCK & REPUBLIC's tumbled nappa-leather "Saffon" peep-toe studded bootie ($180); LUCKY STAR JEWELRY's "Calypso" silver ring ($24); CONTEMPO's teardrop chain earring in gunmetal ($5); LEATHEROCK's black "lamber" leather purse with silver stud hardware ($120)

CONTEMPO’s gold double-stretch ring ($3)

CONTEMPO’s four-row box chain silver necklace ($9.50) and gold double-row chain necklace ($4.50)

LIQUID METAL’s nickel-plated mesh purse ($130)

ZIRCONMANIA’s antique brass and square crystal stretch cuff ($25)

JOOMI NYC’s pearl and spike necklace ($98)

REPORT SIGNATURE’s rhinestone “Clarkson2” bootie ($170)

CHAN LUU’s gold vermeil ring with faceted onyx stone ($82)

LULA by ANGELICA COTA’s black leather “Spike” belt ($65)

A.Z. by AZATURE’s gunmetal “Clasp Earrings” ($45)

NOIR's gold and silver pavé scale earrings ($45)

MAWI’s “Costume Luxe” tube bar and spike necklace ($225)

RODRIGO OTAZU’s silver-plated Swarovski-crystal pendant ($120)

MAWI’s gold “Costume Luxe” spiked hooped earrings ($144)

CONTEMPO’s gold cuff with chains and rhinestones ($5)

LEATHEROCK’s “lamber” leather clutch in metallic gunmetal ($115)

TWISTED SILVER’s “Funky Bracelet” in silver ($20)

ROCK & REPUBLIC’s tumbled nappa-leather “Jasmine” peep-toe studded pump ($148)

High glamour meets tough chic as heavy metals and spikes merge with precious jewels and refined silhouettes to create the most arresting accessories of the season.

Fashion Editor: N. Jayne Seward; Photographer: Ben Cope/; Stylist Assistants: Rhea Cortado and Cecily Haubner

DIRECTORY (All prices are wholesale): A.Z. by AZATURE Los Angeles (888) 494-6116; CHAN LUU The New Mart, Suite 1107 (213) 624-0856; CONTEMPO California Market Center, B1069 (213) 623-4124; JOOMI NYC Cooper Design Space, Suite 640 (213) 683-8086; LEATHEROCK

CMC B1069 (213) 623-4124; LIQUID METAL The New Mart, Suite 807 (213) 553-9290; LUCKY STAR JEWELRY Cooper Design Space, Suite 301 (213) 785-2201; LULA by ANGELICA COTA The New Mart, Suite 509 (213) 623-4481; MAWI Lady Liberty Building, Suite 201 (213) 955-6116; NOIR Cooper Design Space, Suite 640 (213) 683-8086; REPORT SIGNATURE Cooper Design Space, Suite 513 (425) 586-4940; ROCK & REPUBLIC The New Mart, Suite 1111 (310) 218-3432; RODRIGO OTAZU Cooper Design Space, Suite 219 (213) 627-9740; TWISTED SILVER The New Mart, Suite 807 (213) 553-9290; ZIRCONMANIA The New Mart, Suite 509 (213) 623-4481


I'll have one of each please...starting with the shoes!

Scarlett Johansson-D&G Make-up Ad Campaign 2010


Scarlett makes a stunning picture!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

"Vibrant Petals"

These "artistic renderings" from NOIR, certainly capture the attention...I personally couldn't choose between the two, so I'd have to get both! With a price tag of $328 (, I would consider them a worthwhile investment, as both are suited for wear year round, as well jazzing up a variety of looks.

"Sex Kitten"

Christian Louboutin ( This has to be one of the most fabulous of shoes for the upcoming season! They are at once, feminine, sexy and chic. I envision the likes of Marilyn Monroe or Dorothy Dandridge "slinking" about in an equally sexy dress or stunning, fur-trimmed lounge wear. If I owned a pair, when not wearing them (that would be as often as possible), I would have them prominently displayed as one would a decorative piece. They are after all, "that shoe!"

"On With the New"

Without ELLE’s assistants and assistant editors, all would be lost—literally. As the gatekeepers for every microtrend that races through our fashion closets—and our pages—they know how to spot a fashion moment almost before it happens. Here, they spill the goods on their favorite new designers. On the sexy side, there’s London darling David Koma’s tough minis and sculptural leather jackets; Victoria Beckham’s line of sensual power dresses; and Marcella Lindeberg’s French rock-star-wear debut, Paris68. For casual cool, try Carven’s affordable duffel coats, snag a cute plaid button-down from Caulfield Preparatory, or accessorize designer Erin Kleinberg’s soft minishorts and tees with Manhattanbased Ayaka Nishi’s nature-inspired baubles. Now that our rising stars have shared their secrets, all that’s left to do is shop!

David Koma (Kristen Shirley)

Sarah Schussheim

Jennifer Gach

Mitsu Tsuchiya

Seth Plattner

Jodi Belden

Erin Boyle


My personal favorites are David Koma and Mitsu Tsuchiya. Both are "fashion music" for the soul!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"The Fabulous & The Funky"

Tom Binns & Alexander McQueen

Roberto Cavalli

Haute Hippie & Tom Binns

Alexander McQueen & 3.1 Phillip Lim

Alexander McQueen

Victoria Beckham & By Malene Birger

Tom Binns & Anya Hindmarch

Michael Kors & Sara Berman

Moschino Cheap & Chic and Bottega Veneta

3.1 Phillip Lim & DKNY

Chloe & Temperley London

Temperley London & Fendi

Stella McCartney & Emilio Pucci

Fendi & Burberry

Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci & Stella McCartney

Temperley London & Bassike

Tom Binns