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april 2008

step into spring: fluttery floral fashions

an ode to

marc jacobs

polaroid sofia coppola

and the art of film

costume design $3.99 US

street style


new york’s powerhouse fashion industry

editor-in-chief Sarah Hardt

art director Sarah Hardt

features editor Sarah Hardt

photo editor Sarah Hardt

chief stylist Sarah Hardt

editorial models Kelly Langstaff Katie Alford Phillip Clark Alison Caprile Michael Rozynski

All rights reserved. Š 2008 Sarah Hardt, Louise Magazine

04. 2008

07 sofia’s choice

The inspirational styling of Sofia Coppola’s films


fashion hearts NY

A look at New York’s role in the fashion industry

20 chick flick A spirited girl themed photo editorial

table of contents 04 Editor’s Letter 05 Floral Frenzy: flower prints for spring 06 British Invasion: William Tomkin’s t-shirt designs 08 L’artiste; photo editorial 12 Polaroid street style 14 Wonderboy; photo editorial 19 Yellow Fever: brighten your look with shades of gold 26 An Ode to Marc Jacobs 28 The Naturalists; photo editorial 26 Thank You

letter from the editor After visiting New York City a second time a few summers ago, I immediately became inspired by the vast culture and bustling atmosphere. That same summer also marked the beginning of my heightened interest in fashion, partly due to my experiences in New York. That passion for New York and fashion is what inspired me to create this magazine: Louise. I’ve filled the pages with everything from my favorite New York designer, Marc Jacobs, to trends of spring we can all keep in mind while dressing on these nice warm days. Not only is Louise my middle name, but I think it perfectly captures the young and fresh spirit of this magazine as a whole. Although the days are growing longer, our life as teenagers is not, so now’s the time to make the most it, including all the simple things life has to offer. Put on your favorite flowing dress, let your hair hang down, and go barefoot for a while - you never know what little happy feelings may come of it.

Until next time,

Sarah Hardt Editor-In-Chief

Diane von Furstenberg

Bag by Fred Flare, $40


Ring by Urban Outfitters, $28

Tunic by Delias, $32

Shoes by Dr. Martens, $110

floral frenzy

Bracelet by Urban Outfitters, $12

Welcome spring with these flowery frocks

Watch by The Andy Warhol Store, $150

Flats by Nordstrom, $49

Pillowcases by Delias, $24

Skirt by Alloy, $26

Dress by Delias, $39


Perfume by Marc Jacobs, $55


Ring by Urban Outfitters, $18

Top by Delias, $32

inspiration: grn apple tree designs

british invasion

Britain-born college student tries his hand at t-shirt design

william’s designs

Hailing from Swindon, England, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Business student William Tomkins epitomizes everything you’d want to love in a Brit. Stylish, musical, and devastatingly witty, William shares with us his newest venture – t-shirt design. “My ideas for t-shirts basically come from what’s going on in my head,” explains William on a sunny Thursday afternoon, Spring Break fresh in the air, “I often turn doodles drawn in class into an entire design.” Finding inspiration from the incredibly innovative t-shirt/graphic design company Grn Apple Tree, William’s designs hold the main theme of “turning poetry or lyrics into a physical image.” His most public project includes submitting designs to Threadless, an online apparel store where members send in designs that are sent to a public vote, and if chosen, are printed and sold, but laments, “I need to get better a Photoshop first…” William’s newly added minor in Graphic Design is bound to help in that department. What’s next for this creative mastermind in the making? “I want to start making stencils of designs to sponge on t-shirts with fabric paint – see what people think,” William muses. “My friend Daniel Schwartz and I have been talking about starting side project together creating t-shirts.” With a future destined to be nothing but bright, we hope to see William’s designs on the backs of stylish young people alike very soon.


nsla a r t n i st


the virgin su


Being lost in Japan never looked so good until Sofia dressed her leading lady Scarlett Johansson in a sea of blues and greys for her 2003 film Lost in Translation. A picture perfect

Scarlett adventures through this foreign land, never missing a blonde-haired, pink-lipped stylish beat.


toin n a e i r a


Trapped in the confines of suburbia, each Lisbon sister of The Virgin Suicides wilts gracefully in flowing dresses and braided hair. A tragedy of sorts, this film ironically casts a beautiful spell on all audiences through its picture-perfect costume design.

sofia’s choice

With a pretty palette of pastels, Sofia’s most recent masterpiece Marie Antoinette is a delight to the eyes of any fashion lover. Each and every piece inspires fanciful images of Ms. Antoinette’s own french pastries.

The memorable styling of writer/director Sofia Coppola’s three tremendous films



Brittany Jackson, 15 David Crary, 17

the stylish youth Derron Yuhara, 17

Erika Montilibano, 17

Like the Polaroid camera that photographed them, these teen fashionistas and fashionitos will never go out of style

William Tomkins, 19 Trang Nguyen, 16

Ian Berry, 18

Hilly Hess, 16

Erika Reid, 18

Vogue, founded in NY over 100 years ago, is considered the world’s most influential fashion magazine

New York City’s Garment District, home to a majority of the apparel producing factories and design houses of the city

fashion s NY

Parsons School for Design on Fashion Ave. in NYC

Oscar de la Renta fashion show, NY Fashion Week

“New York was the place to be. New York was where style and fashion were most closely synchronized. New York dressed America.' Over time, New York and fashion have quickly become synonymous. Entire past generations and points in history can be presented through the dramatic trends of that time. Considered the heart of American culture today, its only logical that New York City also holds the title of the fashion capital. By the middle of the nineteenth century, American fashion centered itself in New York, booming especially during the high demand for clothes after World War I. Manufacturing apparel in highvolumes was necessary after wartime destruction and such a populous and industrial city became the idolized place. In today’s modern age, the fashion industry has expanded itself to become a massive and significant piece of culture—as illustrated from actors in films all the way to the very manner people present themselves to the world. New York City controls the world of fashion through its mass-market technology, support of designer talent, and influence on the media. This city leads the rest of America in fashion. By spreading trends that reach the entire population, New York shapes what we wear today. Developing technologies only further support the city’s cause as a cultural capital. The fashion industry in New York proves to be a creative and ever-booming force. Take it from the surrounding talents: New York fashion will never leave the building.

Tents at Bryant Park in NY, host to the city’s biannual Fashion Week

Members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, CFDA, a nonprofit NY-based trade group fulfilling a goal of supporting designer talent


Purse by Nine West, $39 Sunglasses by Urban Outfitters, $14

3.1 Phillip Lim

Shorts by Bullhead, $36

Proenza Schouler

T-shirt by Delias, $24

yellow fever

Shoes by Converse, $40

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, dress up your wardrobe with a touch of yellow

Scarf by Nine West, $42

Luisa Beccaria

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Ring by Urban Outfitters, $16

Dress by Delias, $44 Top by Delias, $26

Fisheye camera by Lomography, $38

Earings by Urban Outfitters, $12

Wedge sandals by Naturalizer, $69


then & now: marc jacobs One fashion designer’s unprecedented power in the industry Marc Jacobs is now. Marc Jacobs is the future. Never afraid to push the envelope, this worldrenowned designer represents the fast pace of American fashion, and has been doing so since the late ‘80s. He continues to be one of the most prolific forces in fashion, putting on more and more elaborate runway shows each season to the loving delight of all creative audiences. “I love that reaction of love or hate. It’s indifference that bores me to death,” Marc once said. His collections often hold a few common threads: bright colors, oversize prints, and voluminous layering, but in ways that truly hold a great spirit of how many woman want to dress. Perfectly combining youthful frocks with a grown-up look, Marc’s looks can be found on everyone from young celebrity fashionistas to stylish 40-something working women. With a perfectly in-touch view of the word today, lucky for us Marc is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon; “People don’t really want reality,” he has said. “They want surgically enhanced, scripted reality. The perversity of life today is so thrilling to me. It’s like a circus out there. It’s cartoon land.”


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