Monthly Archives: February 2012


JUMP ON THE KOOKY-MOBILE: Wes Anderson for Hyundai

Wes Anderson, him of the unusual-at-the-very-least type films, such as “The Royal Tenenbaums” and “Fantastic Mr Fox” has revealed two new adverts for car manufacturer Hyundai, both of which premiered at Sunday night’s Oscars’ ceremony.

Titled “Talk To My Car” and “Modern Life” and done in Anderson’s signature kooky style, the ads feature life according to Wes if there was a Hyundai in it, and are read in by Jeff Bridges. Cute and lovable, the ads have already become a hit in Youtubeville and won the hearts of old fans and new alike.


PROPERTY STARE OF THE MONTH: Thierry Mugler ups the game in New York

On the market for a hip pad in New York on the corner of Cool and 5th and with some serious fashion credentials? Look no further – Thierry Mugler has put his penthouse in Chelsea on the market for a modest price tag of just under $8.

Cough up the cash and you’ll be the proud owner of a stylish 4100 square feet duplex with two bedrooms and a terrace with ridiculously breathtaking views to South and West of the town, not to mention a design savvy interior and well thought out layout.

Not convinced just yet? Well, take a look at these pictures and tell us you don’t just feel like jumping on a jet and moving to New York.

For those of us not able to get the $8 from the local NatWest without a stocking over our head, this serves as a superb reference card on our next trip to IKEA.

(Images Sotheby’s via Trendland)



MATTHEW WILLIAMSON: A/W 2012: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Matthew Williamson A/W 2012: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

My Beautiful City was proud to produce Matthew Williamson’s AW 12 collection at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Happy Anniversary and here’s to many more successful years to come!






Jil Sander, Spring2009


And now time for a little tearjerker for the fashion lover – ahead of his move to Christian Dior, we take a look at some of Raf Simons’s best work at Jil Sander.

Born in 1968, the Belgian designer initially studied industrial design, but soon after moved on to menswear. He worked with Walter Van Beirendonck where he grew more and more interested in the work of Martin Margiela and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In the summer of 2005 he was appointed as creative director at Jil Sander, when the founder Jil Sander herself was forced out of her position after Prada SpA acquired the company. His first collection for the house was for Autumn/Winter 2006 and it was welcomed with standing ovations.

Cathy Horyn, the fashion writer for the NY Times and one of the most respected member of the fashion media wrote of his Fall 2007 collection, “On Tuesday a little-known Belgian designer named Raf Simons had the full attention of the fashion world. Mr. Simons’s collection for Jil Sander, his third since becoming creative director 18 months ago, was perfect. It will make everything else, I bet, seem a little contrived, a little clunky, a little silly.”

We may be sad to see Simons go, but this move marks a new beginning for both the house of Dior and that of Jil Sander – on the 24th of February Jil Sander herself officially announced her return to the eponymous label after 6 long years. For Simons it is a new creative challenge, one he was most certainly ready for.

A nod to Jil – Fall 2006

Colourama  – Spring 2007

















Metallic Minimal – Fall 2007

















Pretty in Pink – Spring 2008

















Comfort Zone – Fall 2008

















On the Fringe of Fashion – Spring 2009

















Lessons in Sculpture – Fall 2009

















Terrific Textiles – Spring 2010

















Grunge Androgyny – Fall 2010

















Going Quirky – Spring 2011

















The Age of Austerity – Fall 2011

















Back to White – Spring 2012

















Swan Song – Fall 2012

















(All images via


Alice in Wonderland Lost in The Dinosaurs’ Valley by Robert Binda

Alice in Wonderland Lost in The Dinosaurs Valley by Robert Binda

Up and coming  fashion photographer Robert Binda shoots in exclusive for Design Scene taking his elegant Alice in wonderland all the way to Dinosaurs Valley.

Worth a stare!



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H&M Magazine Spring 2012 : Abbey Lee Kershaw & Josephine Skriver by Terry Richardson

H&M Magazine Spring 2012 : Abbey Lee Kershaw & Josephine Skriver by Terry Richardson

Here we go again! An amazing combination of two of the most beautiful models and one of the greatest artists to date. The result? The creation of some Marni magic on the cover of H&M´s Spring 2012 magazine.