HEL looks is a street style exhibit happening this month in Copenhagen. The show features over 400 photographs taken last year in Helsinki, Finland, where everyone from junior high kids to 80-year-old grandmothers shows off their idea of personal style. It's an incredible exhibit, but going to Copenhagen is a little harder than getting to Williamsburg (though just as foreign, to some people). That's why the event organizers have uploaded the photos onto their webiste, where you can check them out from wherever you want. But maybe some Finlandia vodka is in order, just out of respect? HEL Looks presents Helsinki Gademode: Street fashion from Helsinki Nordisk Ministerråd og Nordisk Råd, Galleriet, St. Strandstraede 18, 1255 Kobenhavn K 10 January - 25 February 2007. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The 25 Best Fashion Editorials of 2011
It happens every year: Our ever-growing pile of fashion magazines inches higher with each passing month, and by the time December rolls around, we can barely sift through the hundreds of stylish images we bookmarked for inspiration. 2011 was no exception, and in a year that celebrated retro supermodels, androgyny, vivid colors, and plenty of experimentation in the beauty department, choosing our favorites was particularly difficult. The best editorials of the year ran the gamut from huge ensemble casts of blue-chip models styled by greats like Katie Grand and Carine Roitfeld, to intimate, one-on-one portraits of our favorite girls like Lindsey Wixson and Daria Werbowy. The acid brights that dominated the spring collections allowed for some pretty trippy trend stories last season, but the fall glossies featured much moodier imagery, with a number of gorgeous spreads in black and white. Here are the editorials from 2011 that will stay tacked up on our walls and fill our inspiration boards well into the new year—and beyond.