Archive for March, 2010

March 24, 2010

Masha Novoselova by Mario Sierra

Based off the comments from where I got this (Fashion Gone Rogue) a lot of people really hate this publication.  However, I really like this concept.  Polish and control is all well and good, but sometime’s it is just great to color outside of the lines.  I love this idea of messiness and it sounds really fun to paint splatter for a day.  Masha Novoselova is absolutely gorgeous and I like the little star tattoo peaking out from behind her ear.  For some reason, she rings off “dancer” in my head; possibly it’s the way she poses.  She is often on the balls of her feet and is in retiré position in shot 9.  I know models are supposed to be graceful already, but she has an added grace that I don’t see in most models unless they’ve danced.

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March 23, 2010

Atelier Versace Spring 2010 Lookbook

Kasia Struss looks absolutely gorgeous.  Not to mention Donatella has really outdone herself with this collection.  She most definitely should petition to be admitted as a couturier officially.  The dresses are beautiful pieces of art with Versace’s signature sexy cutouts.  This is sexiness without the sleaze, something Donatella Versace totally has down to pat.  I especially love the embellishment that flash tiny peeks of skin in that indigo dress as well as the fringed sides of the silver dress.  Creative and intriguing.

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March 22, 2010

Tiiu Kuik by Henrik Bülow

Beautiful art.  I just love the angles to her face not to mention the spectacular posing.  The lighting is absolutely perfect and the images created are breathtaking.

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March 22, 2010

Fashionable Contemplation

Now that I have some time I thought that I’d ponder about the subject I talk about constantly: fashion.  Although I am a bit sleepy…you have been forewarned about my state of being [part of it was written in the midst of fashion month; mainly the intro].

L-R: Stella McCartney, Haider Ackermann

What is fashion? And style?  Do they always coincide? I somehow think that style and fashion have become congruous in most people’s minds but they certainly don’t always coincide.  Fashion is a world I love and yet don’t fully understand.  I suspect that the industry insiders themselves don’t even fully grasp it.  However, that’s what makes it so exciting.  It is both definable and undefinable.  And in an age where the latest news tend to break on twitter and bloggers reign, it is even more undefinable.  I agree with Coco Chanel in that fashion is something that is fleeting while style always remains.  Because if one were to think about it, essentially fashion has a shelf life of 3 months-give or take- if one were to follow every single collection with: pre-fall, autumn/winter, resort, couture (both seasons), spring/summer.  And it’s always off.  Fashion always sets its sights into the future on what will be the next hit.  But there’s more to it.  I will not bore you with the tireless argument on the frivolity of the fashion industry (it IS clothes after all) or whether fashion = art (it is! so there! :P).  In the end, it still comes back to us as a consumer.  Even those who attempt to live “beyond” it or without it are living in it.  They just settle into denial instead.   But that is a debate for another time.

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March 21, 2010

Inspiration

I’ve been rather lax in posting inspiration.  Pure laziness I assure you.

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March 19, 2010

Ed Westwick Darling

As if I couldn’t love him anymore.  Just the way he speaks *swoon* hahahaha

March 18, 2010

Vision of Delight

After lighting the runway ablaze her intense stare and singlehandedly bringing back the bowl cut, she abandons her signature look for a softer blonder look.  Surprisingly, despite my reservations about Asian women going blonde, she looks good as blond.  It is a bit reminiscent of Daul Kim (who is still sorely missed) when she had gone blonde.  I almost didn’t recognize her because this hair softens her look quite a bit.  The photography adds to that romantic softness along with the styling of floaty summer dresses.   Camilla Akrans follows up well with her signature style. This is quite the spring editorial, making me long for warmer weather.

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March 18, 2010

Liya Kebede by Timothy Barnes

This photography is gorgeous and Liya is breathtaking.  From far away, she kinda looks like Zoe Saldana, who is equally breathtaking.  While I’m not exactly sure on the theme, I do love the darkly romantic quality to it.  Liya is graceful and elegant, quite like a ballerina with that pulled back bun.

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March 18, 2010

Blue Breeze

Love the lighting.  Vogue China always has beautiful tasteful editorials and lately there’s a central neutral theme in the styling.  Even if this is mainly a black and denim shoot, there’s a sandy wash that comes out.  Mark Segal has impressive work.  And Sigrid Agren is beautiful with her beachy waves and gold smokey eye.

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March 18, 2010

Kendra Spears by Lachlan Bailey

She really does resemble Cindy Crawford.  I love this black and white photography with the sporty All-American styled shoot.  One thing that’s awesome about it is while she’s breathtakingly gorgeous and lithe, you see the goosebumps and body hair in the close ups.  And it’s because she’s human.  Not some ethereal creature that is impossible to reach.  She is beautiful exactly as she is and there is no need for the extreme photoshopping that goes on for magazine shoots.

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