Damien Dufresne chose MakeUp in Paris to present “Skin”, his new book dedicated to make-up published by Editions Assouline. Indeed, I did the make-up, the photos and surrounded myself with a team of true professionals. Three years ago, on the first edition of MakeUp in Paris at the Espace Pierre Cardin, I decided to make those pictures by myself.
At first it was like a game, a sort of challenge and gradually I started liking it. You know, as a make-up artist and Art Director, I have always been next to the photographer and gradually the desire came to me to play this role too. It is legitimate at some time, I think, to want to go to the other side of the camera.
I have basically a passion for this job and this passion hasn’t withered, on the contrary; the photos that I take are before all make-up photos, photos of my make-up. Read more »
The British company, Burberry, lowered its 2016 earnings forecast by 40 million pounds ($62 million). Since 2009, it is the first time that its adjusted pretax profits fell by one percent because of exchange rate issues. (Ignoring those, profits rose by 7 percent.) Stock in Burberry fell 6 percent upon the news, its steepest decline since Oct. 2014.
Product-wise, Burberry, the newly introduced range of cashmere scarves was particularly successful. As always, trench coats were a top seller over the past year. However, this time Burberry has decided to simplify its trench coat and to offer only three fits and three colors to “reconnect the customer” to the style, as Bailey indicated in a webcast on Wednesday. Read more »
Last week Britney Spears thrilled the world by announcing her plans to launch a line of lingerie. The pop icon even modeled her merchandise in a sexy snap, which she posted on Twitter with the message: “Coming very soon… The Intimate Collection, by yours truly.” Victoria’s Secret immediately shut up shop because, well, game over.
Today (July 28), the 32-year-old shared another ravishing promo pic from “The Intimate Collection”. The “Work Bitch” diva models a white lace bra with rose detail against the softest mood lightingthis side of Mariah Carey‘s make-up trailer. She looks pretty but almost Read more »
BEN VAN BERKEL / UNSTUDIO for UNITED NUDE is working on a project of re-inventing the shoes. Thanks to the 3D printing, he is pushing the boundaries by creating a new type of shoes in a hard Nylon and all-new soft Rubber material. Each shoe will be available as up to 50 pair limited edition.
Ben van Berkel stated that “with the design for UNX2, we wanted todress the foot in such a way as to make its form partially visible, to highlight the mechanics of the foot and the visual effects that can be created by the shoe in motion.
We were particularly interested in the kinds of images the shoe could create, both when static and when in motion. When the wearer is still, the curve of the foot can be glimpsed within the shoe and the dynamics of movement are suggested by the curving vertical ribbons that envelop it. Read more »
Franck Sorbier, in his constant conceptual research on the future of Haute Couture and luxury, maintains his strategy in a post-apocalyptic area. He maintains himself the whole values of Haute Couture in this world, to keep the fundaments than others try to erase and to level down the profession in order to be able to raise themselves by a mechanical effect.
We are not at the limit of poetry but we are in pure poetry; a fashion concept looking like a Manet or a Van Gogh. More specifically a moment to forget this world so unfair.
Beautiful Memories are also the quintessence of fashion. And as Camus used to say, “the way you name things, can add to the misery of the world.” Is not it, Mr. Wargnier?
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Ruby set a world record at auction last Tuesday in Geneva. It was sold 30.33 million dollars by Sotheby’s. The auction house Sotheby’s offered the Burmese ruby 25.59 carats, a deemed extraordinary size for a ruby. The color “pigeon blood” of this stone, called “Ruby Sunrise” remains the most sought after of all. Mounted on a Cartier ring, this ruby was estimated between 12 and 18 million dollars. This is a record price for a ruby but also a record price for a Cartier jewel in an auction, Sotheby’s said.
At that same auction, it was also sold a unique pink diamond of 8.72 carats to have belonged to the niece of Napoleon 1st was sold $ 15.9 million. Read more »
Kim Kardashian launched a new line of clothing in Brazil. She hoped to win over women in a land where voluptuousness is often celebrated !!! She said at an event in Sao Paulo that her “simple and sexy” range of clothing aimed to reflect her own tastes and comprised clothes she would wear herself.
“I wanted to show the Brazilian woman and her curves,” the star of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” said as she unveiled the Kim Kardashian West collection for retail chain C&A, which has a strong presence in Brazil.
“In USA we have different opinions, different styles, and this was all me, so I could do whatever I wanted. I just went with everything I felt that I would really wear,” said Kardashian. Kardashian said she had worked hard to create a “simple and sexy” elastic range which can “adapt to any body type.” Read more »
In the 20’s, the Marinière or nautical style originally became popular thanks to Coco Chanel who turned it into a true fashion style shortly after, when she teamed the famous striped top with men’s pants or pants-and-blazer suits. Again in 1956, the fresh, playful and sensuous actress, Brigitte Bardot was wearing a stripped T-shirt on the set of Naughty Girl by Michel Boisrond.
In 1962, we see the same top on the silver screen in Jules and Jim by François Truffaut, as worn by Jeanne Moreau. From its initial popularity to that moment, lots of celebrities had embraced nautical style. Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Birkin,Edie Sedgwick and Marilyn Monroe.But let’s focus on present time. This timeless trend is much loved also by today’s celebs who interpret it every time according to new trends and to their individual style. Read more »
The former model went through studying philosophy, launched its own brand in 2011 and installed her fashion house in Moscow.
She has developed a sophisticated Haute Couture style though quite retro. She probably is the most promising Russian fashion designer. Her origins are her trademark. She draws her inspiration from the russian culture, mixing ancestral traditions and the newest inspirations from Soviet Union, which sweetened her childhood with at the forefront the influence of her grandmother who was recognised for her very occidental glamourous chic style.
She rewrites through his creations, the great Russian history highlighting the outstanding work of the craftpeople of the region as well as the disappearing traditional skills and know-how. Read more »
Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of 1,421,868, it is certainly a hustling and bustling place to be. It also used to be the former capital of the country, until 1997 when it moved to Astana.
Almaty is still the centre of commerce for Kazakhstan, with the stock exchange and largest banks located there including Kazkommertsbank, which is the largest bank in Kazakhstan, and one of the largest players in Central Asia. The Stock exchange is the largest in Central Asia and is responsible for a large proportion of the Countries economy. Plans are being developed to increase substantially the financial facilities, and currently under construction is ‘Almaty Financial District and Esentai Park.
Almaty literally means ‘city of apple trees’, and, because of its relatively mild climate, it has a wide range of apple trees. The Almaty area is said to be the genetic home for many varieties of apples and the area is often visited by researchers and scientists from around the world, in order to learn more about the complex systems of genetics, and also to discover the true beginnings of the Read more »
The creative genius of Christian Dior spans the decades. A by-word for Avant-Garde and new beginnings, Dior today denotes a new take on femininity and a particular definition of elegance, at once simple and sophisticated, and always ahead of its time.
In 1947, Christian Dior begins to rewrite all the rules of elegance and creates a new, sensual figure: The New Look. “Make me a perfume that is the fragrance of love.” With these ambitious terms in mind, he formulated his desire to create the perfume that would add the finishing touch to his designs, a perfume embodying all Dior’s signature hallmarks: Miss Dior. Read more »
Yiyu Chen was born in 1988 in Taiwan. She holds a Fashion Design BA of Shih-Chien University. She then studied one year in ESMOD PARIS for a Postgraduate Programme Createur Couture, where she learnt Haute Couture tailoring.
In 2012, she enrolled at the ArtEZ Institute of Fashion Masters for Fashion Design. During her study in ArtEZ she did an internship at Iris Van Herpen in Amsterdam. Once she had obtained her Master degree, she was one of the semi-finalists of H&M Fashion Award and one of exhibitors in Modebelofte of the Dutch Design Week 2014.
The concept of my graduation project is about the process how animals take over living space of human beings. Inspired by the documentary “Life After People”, in which it is demonstrated the extinct of human being in an imagined earth. I build up a Read more »
According to our source, the Schiaparelli fashion house has just nominated the couture designer, Bertrand Guyon, as its new creative director …
Reports have indeed surfaced this morning, speculating that Bertrand Guyon might be Schiaparelli’s new creative director. Guyon is a seasoned couture designer, who is currently with Valentino. Graduated from the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne he previously worked at both Christian Lacroix and Givenchy.
The Diego Della Valle-owned house of Schiaparelli has been searching for a new creative director since November 2014. According to rumours, Guyon was high on Valle’s wanted list.
Fashion is the most enhancing element in this modern world. The fashion style is portraying one’s physical appearance with clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup or body piercing and tatoo. Fashion has always been a part of our appearance and it is prevailing in different styles in day-to-day’s life.
Why people love to portray themselves in a more fashionable way? What’s driving them crazy over fashion? Only through your wardrobes and fashionable accessories one can showcase his/her precious body. People judge you by the way you dress. Even an unknowing person can easily approach you, if what you wear is good enough. Read more »
Fashion designers will certainly agree that the main source behind design is Inspiration. Spiritus means ‘Blow of God’. While being a fashion designer the basic requirement is that you must come up with some exclusive designs that are original in its nature. Inspiration sometimes serves as a magical and mysterious occurrence that helps the designer to blend his inspiration with his creativeness and produces a unique combination from that.
A hard working fashion designer is without any doubt an incredible and prolific artist who is able to create designs out of everything that he can see.
Designers always roam around with a notebook where they jot down the different things that they experience while travelling from one place to another. Read more »
Brazilian brand Lenny Niemeyer confirmed the trend with his low-cut one pieces featuring horizontal muticolored stripes in greens, blues and oranges. Rope detailing at the straps added a fun nautical twist to the look. “I create glamorous looks with distinctive elements”, says Lenny. “I design for the independent, chic woman and my suits are meant to highlight their femininity, beauty and charm.”
Lenny Niemeyer arrived in Rio de Janeiro, after moving from her childhood home in Sao Paulo. As she began her search for sophisticated bikinis with the sensual allure of a Carioca, she ended up finding a new talent. Lenny gave up trying to find bikinis that suited her style and took up a new career.
She hired a seamstress and with small amounts of fabric she started to Read more »
“Ilja Visser Group” is located in the creative centre of Amsterdam, in order to bring all levels of the company under one roof. The main office, design and atelier departments, showroom, brand store, and private client room are all located on the Prinsengracht. This is where her vision, giving women all over the world the opportunity to indulge themselves with beautiful fashion and lifestyle products, is applied.
This vision is put into practice through the mission of creating true, optimal product engagement and innovation in all operations. This is all combined with the development of a strong brand portfolio that will offer a valuable consumer experience and promotes a long-term loyalty. To ensure the values of high standard design and quality of both labels, the finest fabrics are selected, all details of production are meticulously monitored and a close watch is kept on current trends at all times
The supervisory board of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture has just announced the presence of Ilja as new “guest” member to the Paris couture collections calendar of July 2015.
Women feel very concerned about their look on the beach. Beaches and swimming pools can really be crual for women. Therefore it is very important to make sure that you have a remarkable outfit for good looking on the beach. You have several options ranging from tunics, super sized kaftans and even hot short to skirts. Unfortunately most people do not choose the right outfit they need to stay good looking on the beach.
If you are part of that group, stay with us. We will provide you with the right information to look and stay good while you are on the beach next Summer. Though, it is important that you Read more »
São Paulo shows presented a mix of historical and cultural references. It feels timely that local designers are starting to look within Brazil to create an authentic style, and in the front rows there’s a lot of enthusiasm about the fact that the collections aren’t taking their cues from Paris.
Quite different from the breakneck pace of the industry. Interestingly, she chose a proper timing of work and forced to go at your own pace.
With her, time passes slowly. Models wore long off-white dresses differentiated by such unexpected textures as fishnet, ropes, and soft fringe.
Raia, who believes in slow fashion, presents her collection only once a year, during the Spring season.
Maybe Mr Wargnier should take a look at bresilian designers?
Fashion never dies away what goes away definitely comes back after some time. Fashion revamps itself each time by bringing the old classical dresses or designs with a modern and innovative touch. It is also considered as the old wine in new bottle. If you ask the designers they will agree that the design and ideas on which today’s fashion world is working is borrowed from yesteryear’s designs and styles. The vintage clothing and accessories are very much in demand in the modern era. Vintage clothing encompasses a host of eras and time period like the flapper of the 1920s, bohemian of the 1960s, hipster of the 1980s and so on. With its base being so vast there is bound that everyone will have something for them.
Presentation of all these styles uniquely in your dressing sense can only be done through the vintage style. If you want to have something unique and exceptional for yourself then you can opt for this option. There is a misconception among the Read more »
On Madison Avenue, a cocktail party, and a dinner at CEO Mark Lee’s home is not something Barneys New York gives to just anyone. Such is the case for Isabel Marant, who was feted with a cocktail party and dinner last week. Of course, the sheer number of women strutting through Barneys’ seventh floor in floaty Marant tops and tight trousers during the party was enough to show that the designer is a sure hit among consumers. “I could have sold my company a hundred times, I could have designed other labels a hundred times, and that’s not what I’m looking for.” Read more »
Last Friday, French deputies voted to ban ultra-thin catwalk models, despite howls of protest from modelling agencies in the world’s fashion capital. “Anyone whose body mass index… is below a certain level will not be able to work as a catwalk model anymore” according to the amendment voted in the National Assembly lower house of parliament.
Agencies found employing models considered too thin could be liable for a fine of up to 75,000 euros ($85,000) and six months in jail. “The prospect of such a punishment will have the effect of regulating the entire sector,” said Olivier Veran, the deputy proposing the amendment, who said that similar measures had been taken in Spain, Italy and Israel.
Health Minister Marisol Touraine had previously said that young models should “eat well and look after their health”. “This is an important message to young women who see these models as an aesthetic example.” However, the National Union of Modelling Agencies has Read more »