Joni Mitchell: the new face of Saint Laurent

Odd timing or a sign of the times? In the same week that Celine unveiled its SS15 face as Joan Didion, on Thursday night Saint Laurent revealed its own similarly accomplished campaign star: 71-year-old Joni Mitchell. Part of the Saint Laurent Music Project and shot by creative director Hedi Slimane at Mitchell’s home in Bel Air, California, the singer appears in three images wearing Saint Laurent’s leather cape, country hat and folk tunic. Granted, it’s not the first time Saint Laurent has used an older non-model

Icone: Iris Apfel

Iris Apfel is in the news so often these days that I thought it’s high time for us all to get to know her better and profile her on this site. She is a perfect example of how you can still be very active and hip at old age. It’s hard to believe that Iris Apfel is already 93 years old!
Born Iris Barrel in Astoria, Queens, New York, Apfel is the only child of Samuel Barrel, whose family owned a glass-and-mirror business, and his Russian-born wife, Sadye, who owned a fashion boutique. She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman, Apfel worked for Women’s Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson.

Joan Didion: CĂ©line's new 'cool girl'

Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.[1]

Icone: Jackye Burger

Jackie-1392Jackie Burger has been editor of ELLE Magazine since 2006. She has been extensively involved in the publication and has pioneered some of the most noteworthy projects for the publication, including the annual ELLE Talent Search campaigns which seek to create avenues of entry into the SA fashion industry for South Africa’s young people.

Most recently (May 2011) Jackie Burger introduced South Africa to the ELLE Female Factor Forum, a groundbreaking initiative, which is set to spark a national dialogue for women, and by women.

Jackie has been dedicated and in passionate pursuit of contributing to the fashion industry in South Africa for 23 years. After gaining marketing experience as brand manager for a leading fashion retailer, she was lured by the dynamic world of publishing. Jackie has been consulting fashion editor of Fair Lady, a selection of trade magazines, including Woolworths, V& A Waterfront and Visi, a high quality and exclusive decor magazine.

She has presented a fashion television series; did a number of fashion inserts for magazine-style programmes and consulted on brand re-activation projects for clients such as Lever Pond’s.

Jackie’s career accolades include:

  • Finalist in the 2001 & 2003 Mondi Paper Magazine Awards
  • Fashion Category Winner of the 2002 & 2005 Mondi Paper Magazine Awards
  • Fashion Category Winner of the Most Innovative Style Category at the 2003 SA Style Awards
  • Member of the Cape Town Fashion Council
  • Curator and panellist for the Annual Design Indaba
  • Gold Loerie for creative excellence for project management of the South African Fashion Awards 2005.
  • Editor of the Year in the Consumer magazine category, Pica Awards 2011
  • Winner in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Fashion; 2012 Africa Fashion Awards

Muse: Michele Lamy

MICHELE LAMY is a woman of many talents. Muse and inspiration to husband Rick Owens, sought-after stylist and celebrated fashion figure, her latest collaboration with jeweller and long-term friend Loree Rodkin - Hunrod - confirms what we already knew: she is one cool custom.