Saturday, 31 July 2010

Model Behaviour: Shu Pei Qin

After reading through my delivered LOOK magazine, this weeks issue, I came across a model that I reckon I have seen plenty of times on the catwalk but honestly when I'm watching a show through live stream or catching up with the shows on I am looking at the clothing and the front row more so than the models, but models are really becoming something, since the 1990's when the supermodel became huge, models are becoming more known and recognised than at any other time.

Anyway so the model I saw in LOOK magazine, Shu Pei Qin, is stunning. The photograph of her grabbed my immediate attention- the gorgeous forest green coat that she was wearing is amazing and really looks great on her waif shape. Her legs are endless, her hair the darkest black and her look, stunning.
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If you want to read a great article on models replacing famous faces read here.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

A Style Icon.

Beatrix Ost-

My Most Wanted

New season in at ASOS today.....
TBA Self Stripe Silk Lounge Trousers

TBA Sleeveless Velvet Pocket Coat.

Mango Raw Trim Oversized T-Shirt

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A sprinkle of SALT

I admire Angelina Jolie as an actress, a woman, a goodwill ambassador and a style icon, so in light of her new film out in august, I have been keeping a close eye on Jolie's style choices for the premieres  and promotional events for SALT, which I cannot wait to see.

So far Jolie has attended many events promoting the film, wether she be in Moscow, Tokyo, L.A. or Mexico she has made some chic fashion choices....but I do question wether some are a little too safe, because I mean with her lifestyle, beautiful family and her amazing body she can crank up the glamour.

Here's a few....

Tokyo, wearing a Versace Gown. This is quite a simple choice but the cut of the gown is sexy and adds extra style.

Moscow, wearing an absolutely gorgeous dress, Angies make up and accessories are kept to a minimum, the dress can speak for itself. Her hair looks amazing too, a trademark of Angies-long and luscious.

L.A., wearing an Emporio Armani, sequined mini, chicly placed with nude Ferragamo heels. 

Mexico, wearing a Versace Strapless in classic white.

Jolie may wear plenty of black, with different fabrics and textures but I think it's her natural beauty that makes every ensemble look incredible.
My favourite? Gotta be the red floor length, her whole look is stunning.
I wonder how Evelyn Salt (her character) dresses being an CIA officer, maybe more black?

What is style?

Fashion is seasonal, style is eternal.

A Beautiful Stain

Whilst checking my internet world this morning I came across an article on Fashion156, seen through Twitter, discussing these gorgeous images.

I really love how creative and effective this shoot looks. The photographer, Iain Crawford, uses paint to create these amazing shapes on the models body. In a way I see it as a styling shoot. The paint thrown at different angles with different colours on a simple white background, creates the shape of clothing, especially the blue image: the paint has lost it's purpose and has taken on another role. The blue paint looks like a light, sheer fabric.


Tuesday, 27 July 2010


I love these window display's at Dover street market, these are part of their new window presentations.

Saturday, 24 July 2010


How amazing are these Oxfords, by Nicholas Kirkwood, they are very yummy.

Floral Camouflage for the fellas SS11

I have just got back from a Mini Beast Safari at my local country park, I really could have done with these yummy floral camouflage pieces to keep me hidden: especially the floral blush shirt from Paul Smith, it's been sweltering today.

Lanvin SS11

Paul Smith SS11

Paul Smith SS11

Miharayasuhiro SS11

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Los Abrazos Rotos

Today I finally watched 'Broken Embraces'. A film directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring the amazingly beautiful Penélope Cruz.

I saw a poster for the film at my local museum a couple of months ago, the movie poster itself was very striking, and simple. The image, which I love, doesn't necessarily give much away about the film, although the image plays with main colour of teh film The image looks almost Andy Warhol-esque, it really is stunning and shows the prodominant colour of the film, intense red. Anyway, so I bought the DVD instead and after watching it I really do wish I could have seen it at the cinema.

The film, visually was stunning. Penelope always looked incredible. Her character: a mistress to a man with a huge obsession is a woman with attitude, but one who is inlove and is caught in a jealous and aggressive relationship with a highly wealthy, well known business man. The film was very inspiring, I love looking at films for inspiration for photoshoots and styling ideas. With this film, as with many, I love how the costume designer, Sonia Grande, really used the characters' clothing as a tool to the scene. The art director too, Víctor Molero, has amazing visual talent.

My favourite part of the film has to be when Penelope is sat in hair and make-up just before shooting the film, preparing for her role and the team are playing around with hair ideas and almost making Penelope look like a replica of Audrey Hepburn: it's amazing how much a wig and change of make-up can really evoke a character. The lighting in the film really enhanced the clothing and the lucious colours: it reminded me almost of Juergen Teller's imagery, with his clean and clear sharp white light fashion photography. Another visual I noticed was the art directors choice of showing certain details but highlighting them more prominently, for instance when Mateo (the film director in the film) is filming his film and the camera highlights her surroundings, to really build up a character, I really like this and like applying it to the photoshoots I do. Whilst watching the film I just couldn't help but link the visual of the film to an older post of mine, where I looked at Robert Doisneau:Plam Springs 1960 collection, the colours and the fashion choices sent me write back to those images.

I loved the film visually and the plot of the film too, I just wish I could speak Spanish so I didn't have to read the credits and then I would be able to just devoir the visuals of the film.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Parisian Cool

After reading an article on about the Acne SS11 Menswear collection I became a very envious person of those fashion savvy able to see the collection at a trendy 11th arrondissement bar in Paris.

From what I have read: the presentation, the atmosphere, the casual non-chalent models and the yummy fabrics all evoke a casual, gorgeous ss11 collection.


Beautifully Contrast

I love clothing that has meaning and quite obvious contrasts: whether that be with the literal use of materials or the concept behind the garment so when I read an article on Dazed Digital about a new Central St martins graduate, talking about her orthopaedic inspired final collection, my attention was had.

The designer Egle Cekanaviciute, became inspired for this collection initially by a guy in the street wearing an orthopaedic collar, and then by noticing that more and more people needed orthopaedic help, and as Egle states about inspiration: 'It is closer to you than you think'. Egle's collection alone is inspiring for me, her attitude to fashion I admire: I love that she has fused something quite clinical with something very beautiful.

Also from a graphic design view I love the layout of this photoshoot: the concept page really highlights the fashion imagery more so.