Saturday, May 31, 2008
London (until Jun. 6th + 11th-16th)
Istanbul (Jun. 7th-9th)
Munich : opening of the Absolut exhibition "Selected" with my photos (Jun. 10th)
S�o Paulo Fashion Week (Jun. 17th - 23rd)
Paris Men's Shows (Jun. 26th-29th)
Stockholm Fashion Week by Berns (Jun. 30th - Jul. 4th)
Release dates of the next episodes of The londonfashiontrends Show on myspace.com/thefashiondesignonlineshow:
Jun. 6th: Mexico City part 2
Jun. 13th: Stockholm part 1
Jun. 20th: Stockholm part 2
Jun. 27th: Moscow part 1
Jul. 4th: Moscow part 2
This post is about one of the best Spanish-based illustrators: Jordi Labanda. Oh, and yes, I am a pink freak.
Notebooks covers. Aren't they lovely?
I really love this scene, everything looks so cool!
He has published two books, one in 2003, called "Hey Day", and the second in 2005, called "If I've seen you I can't remember it" (personal translation of the Spanish book). Now the RM Verlang publisher is publishing, for first time, the cartoons Labanda publishes each Sunday in newspaper' supplement "Magazine". There are five little books, at 8 euros each, I can say it's worth it.
*pictures from cervantes.com
I'm off on my summer holidays for a week or so, so I'm not going to be posting for a little while. I was going to do a big post this morning to make up for my absence, but of course I left the packing until the last minute and have been running around like a headless chicken (we all know the woes of packing a suitcase, especially last minute and with the 20kg rules in place). I shall be back soon, posting ideas and inspiration, and maybe even some from my trip (though the main reason of this trip is to forget about fashion and relax...but we know you can never truely forget about fashion).
Don 't miss me too much,
Friday, May 30, 2008
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How beautiful are these hats? I am completely dumb-founded by the sheer craftmanship invovled, and genius behind them. Nagi Noda is the Japanese artist/fashionista in question, having created adverts and the likes for many media based companies, as well as having his own fashion label collaboration. I stumbled across these in completely unrelated research to Susie Bubble's recent post Frutti Tutti, and even though they are by the same team, the final results are starkly different. I creative talent to be watched me thinks...
The images are shot by Kenneth Cappello, and you can view these images and the rest of his work on his blog. His blog features wonderful behind-the-scenes images of his fashion shoots and experiences.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I can't sleep. So instead of going to bed I'm reading. I've been cleaning out my closet all evening and I even painted my nails...it's been a while since I last paninted them. Might give sleeping a try after all now...or maybe I'm going to read some more and go into work late tomorrow. G'night!
This popularity has prompted other celebrities to sign up for a slice of the pie. Hence uber stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe, who has a show coming out later this year. However more pending are the shows by former Bond girl, Denise Richards who is keen to prove to the public what a nice person she really is despite a nasty divorce from Charlie Sheen and a fling with Richie Sambora; Bon Jovi's guitarist and hubby to Heather Locklear who was also a close friend to Richards. Denise Richards: It's Complicated airs on E! (Entertainment Television) later this month. Joining her is Living Lohan which shows Dina Lohan - Mum to troubled actress, Lindsay Lohan. We see her juggling her role as parent and manager to younger sibling, Ali Lohan who attempts to follow in her older sister's foot step. All I can say is that I hope that young Ali does not go down the road that Lindsay has by drinking and clubbing in excess. Reading between the lines I think we can be assured that this documentary is all about Dina. TV critic, Mary McNamara sums it all up in her review in the LA Times.
Here is the Jack Mackenroth sketch for Heather Tom's dress. The fabric is silk chiffon with a burnout floral pattern. Thanks Jack!
Emma is posting all of the news on Project Runway Australia. The Aussie version is in production now!
Click here to read an article about Victoria Beckham. Tim Gunn says he's blown away by how 'articulate' Victoria is about fashion.
Don't forget to watch Christian Siriano on Ellen today.
You have chosen "En Garde," the TRESemme-sponsored Season Four challenge as the one you would most like to see repeated in a future season of Project Runway.
We got some Kate Moss for Topshop samples in at work recently (as far as I know, they are already in the shops, or have been, so I'm not breaking any rules!) and I am really loving the details and techniques used...all of which I believe could be done by the most novice customiser (except the elaborate machine embroidery, top left).
My favourite one is the viscose blouse with light blue circles appliqued across the neck band, falling down the chest. A great way to add drama, and could be tried with different shapes, fabrics (who says they have to be fabrics?!). The jersey t-shirt with a knotted cross-back - which reminds me of finger knitting as a child - is a wonderful detail, which in my opinion would benifit from a LOT more knotting...almost piled ontop of each other in a random fashion, creating a slightly rugged volume (there I go again about neck/shoulder sculpting).
I think over the next few weeks I shall try out some of these techniques and create small sample pieces (like little pieces of textile) and post them for all to see.