Monday, 27 October 2008

Fashion Porn

If you didn’t already know about Jak & Jil, you should get to know it without delay because fashion photographer Tommy Ton’s site and blog is about as hardcore as fashion porn gets, and it’s one of our top sites ever. As great as ‘real’ street style pictures are (from the likes of The Sartorialist and Facehunter), sometimes you just want to see how the pros do it, clad in the most incredible outfits from Balenciaga, Balmain, Margiela, Givenchy, Alaia… which is where Jak & Jil steps in, with its beautifully shot pictures of the fashion elite (it’s actually terrifying how chic the Paris Vogue team are) captured attending the fashion shows.

There’s something quite exciting about seeing high, high fashion clothes, which exist primarily in magazine editorials and adverts, being worn for real, and we love the fact that there are several sections dedicated to shoe porn – again, extreme shoes are more exciting when they’re actually being worn instead of just gracing the pages of magazines and the feet of models at shows. We’re glad there’s someone else who shares the mini-thrill we get at sighting someone wearing something super-covetable, fresh off the runway. We also love the layout of the site and the blog, and how he states who each person is and lists what they’re wearing.

As if all that isn’t enough, we also salute Jak & Jil for having many a photograph of Carine Roitfeld (editor of French Vogue, and embodiment of the word ferocious) who we believe is one of the most stylish people ever, with her intoxicating mix of French style and attitude, slightly subversive sexiness, and unbelievable clothes from top Paris fashion houses (mostly worn a season before they hit the shops):

Enough of this waffling: these pictures really do all the talking.
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Site (with archives and categorised images) here

3 comments:

  1. One of these days I'll give in to that shoes obsession I keep myself safe from... It's all about self control and volonte! But when you see shoes like these, it's.. well.. it's humanly impossible to resist drooling! (at least!) blue soles are so much more sensuous than red soles (that are becoming more and more vulgar and ordinary) and those Margiela worn by Carine.. Well, what can I say.. Some live for fashion. And that's all.

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  2. It's funny, I was thinking the same thing about the YSL soles.. I was going to post something about it, but the post was long enough as it was. Louboutin red is a classic but at the same time there's something very refreshing about the blue..

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  3. i'm addicted to porn. those shoes are just.. ahhh no words!

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