Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Marchesa Fall 2008 Collection and Its Architectural Inspirations

Marchesa's Fall 2008 Collection paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth 1. It is mainly composed of evening gowns and cocktail dresses. The colour palette was mostly black, purple, red and ivory, with the one pale blue one-shouldered gown. Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig used ruffles, rosettes and lace.

The gowns were gorgeous, aren't they? But I'm sure you'll love them more after visiting Trendinista blog. Jill Sherman, author of the blog, studied the designs of Machesa's gowns and she was able to compile photos of the gowns with spires and pagodas that somehow looked like them. You'll never believe this, at first glance you'd probably think that the gowns were inspired by these architectural designs.

To view the rest of the compilation, visit Tredinista blog.


Flair Magazine April 2008: Hollywood Dreams with Flavia Oliveir

Have you seen the April issue of Flair magazine? Well, it has a spread featuring model Flavia Oliveira with an editorial title "Hollywood Dreams". Flavia portrayed an image of an aspiring model who seeks stardom, finds rejection, romance, publicity, boredom and personal epiphanies along the way.

In these photos, you will see Flavia smoking Nat Sherman Fantasia cigarettes in bright, spring-colored hues and holding a bottle of whisky. Do you consider cigarette and whisky as glamorous and fashionable accessories to an outfit or they're just self-destructive ?


Monday, April 28, 2008

H&M 2008 Swim Collection

The H&M's 2008 swim collection has been released!

According to the new H&M head of design,Ann-Sofie Johansson, the company made sure to incorporate colors and the ethnic trend. She said, “We wanted to create something very colorful and light, with stand-out print. We were inspired by hot holidays in Africa, India, Hawaii and South America; hence ethnic-style prints such as tropical flowers and leaves, ikat designs, dip-dyes and ombre effects.”

Grab each item from H&M swim collection because sunny days are ahead of us! Have fun under the sun. Let's sing:

Sunlight, oh, sunlight
Bring me the love I'll need to guide me
Shining deep inside of me
Sunlight, oh, sunlight
Show me the way



Miley Cyrus' Photo Shoot and Interview For Vanity Fair

After receiving some violent reactions, Vanity Fair officially released Miley Cyrus photos and interview for the upcoming issue of the magazine.

In the said issue, Miley was photographed with a blanket for a semi-naked effect. She also had a photo shoot with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus done by Annie Leivobitz in Calabasas, California.

Entitled as "Miley Knows Best", Vanity Fair aimed to know how she manage to be relatively normal between sold-out concerts, multi-platinum records, and a hit TV series, Hannah Montana; not to mention paparazzi on her tail and tabloid editors praying for her to pull a Britney.

Here's a glimpse of Miley's answers during the Vanity Fair Interview:

On Sex and the City: “It’s my favorite show! I love it! Obviously not the scenarios. But if you watch Sex and the City, like the way the friends are, the way that it’s dry and they all have distinct characters—that’s a thing we try to do on our show."

On the semi – topless photo shoot: “No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, This looks pretty, and really natural. I think it’s really artsy. [And] it wasn’t in a skanky way.… And you can’t say no to [photographer Annie Leibovitz]. She’s so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you’re like, O.K."

On whose career she’d like to follow: “Before, I’d say like Hilary Duff. But there can’t be a thousand Hilary Duffs. Then that doesn’t make Hilary special. And there can’t be a thousand Miley Cyruses, or that doesn’t make me special. That’s what a star is: they’re different. A celebrity is different. So, no, mostly I want to make my own path.

On being well-adjusted to the fame and public attention: “That’s just my personality. I don’t get shaken or stirred up over anything. Which can be a problem sometimes. I’m just, like, so no emotions. I just don’t let things faze me. I’m very much like my dad. My dad’s like this.”

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Crocs Inspired By Hannah Montana, High School Musical and Wall-E

Yes! You read it right, we will see more crocs in the market.

Despite of the spreading rumors that Crocs Inc. was having some bad times in the business, the company known for its colorful plastic shoes announced the launching of a line of shoes and accessories inspired by Walt Disney's shows "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical" and the upcoming Pixar-Walt Disney film "Wall-E."

The Hannah Montana and Wall-E inspired Crocs will be available this coming May while High School Musical footwear will be released on July. For sure, kids and teens will be waiting for these new croc designs.


Fashion Fuchsia: Hollywood's Fashion Color

Fashion fuchsia is often used in the fashion world, popularly used as color for clothing, shoes, and accessories. It is also one of the most consistently talked about color trends of the season. Way back in 1920's, Fashion fuchsia was known as Hollywood and in 1950's it was renamed Hollywood Cerise.

You want to own some fashionable Fashion Fuchsia items? Checkout the following items that can be bought from Net-a-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman & Victoria's Secret online stores. Thanks to Fashion Trendsetter for organizing these items, featuring my favorite Victoria's Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio.


Valentino's Haute Couture Spring 2008 Ads

Last time Valentino released some ads with faceless models , now the fashion house got some ads produced in the usual conventional way.

Valentino’s new Haute Couture Spring 2008 featured models in pairing delicate, soft styles with loud, geometric backdrops. I love the color composition of the ads and I'm sure, you'll love them too.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Gisele Bundchen In DT Mag and Volkswagen Commercial

Who can say that people are tired of Gisele Bundchen?

Since her introduction onto the fashion scene in the 1990s she has appeared in countless billboards and magazine covers, as well as numerous TV and print ads. Gisele is currently the face of more than 20 brands from different countries such as United States, Russia, Brazil, Italy, France, Mexico, Spain, Turkey, South Korea, Germany and Switzerland. She was also named as the world's highest-paid model.

This month, Gisele will be on the cover of DT, a Spanish magazine. She will also work with Sylvester Stallone for a Volkswagen commercial which will be shot in Brazil.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rumer Willis, Kristin Cavallari, Pete Wentz and Others For Op Ad Campaign

Rumer Willis, Kristin Cavallari, Christina Milian, Josie Maran, Pete Wentz, Corbin Bleu and Wilmer Valderrama starred the Spring/Summer 2008 ad campaign of Op, Wal-Mart’s junior’s line.

The campaign is called “OPen Road” and was conceptualized to celebrate Op’s historical open road California lifestyle, which the brand has represented since the original launch in 1972.

What a beach-y summer!



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Armani Exchange Spring/Summer 2008 Campaign

The summer sizzles with the new Armani Exchange Spring/Summer 2008 campaign called “Style Tribe”. The campaign oozes an intense mood of sensuality and style with a theme of escapism to exotic locations with your friends or “tribe”.

"Style Tribe" campaign was shot by Tom Munro at Ibiza and styled by Victoria Bartlett. It features beautiful models Izabel Goulart and Miro Moreira.The first batch of the campaign was released last January.

This enjoy some sun and pool party with the beautiful print ads from Armani Exchange.



Four Kate Moss On Four Vogue España Covers for May 2008

As Vogue España celebrates its 20th anniversary, Kate Moss was featured on the magazines four different covers of the same May issue. Although many were very surprised that a Spanish model or actress was not used to commemorate such an occasion, the magazine describes Kate as "the eternal muse of fashion". The photos for the covers were photographed by Nick Night.

Which cover is your favorite?

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Couture Bridal Gowns : Fall 2008 & Spring 2009

June is just almost a month away and some top designers presented their couture bridal gowns straight to the runway. It's a great opportunity for those who want to be a June bride, you'll have a peek on the hottest runway bridal gowns.

Reem Acra
Brides should look for Reem Acra if they want fanciful and playful gowns.
"This collection is about looking 20 years down the road. It's about the future. What's going to happen to my dresses? The young girls are going to go into their mother's closet and play with them. It's about having fun!" ~Reem Acra

Badgley Mischka
For a bride looking for Hollywood-style gowns, Badgley Mischka bridal collection is for her. Carmen Electra, Tori Spelling and Kristen Davis are just some of the celebrities who have worn their wedding gowns.

James Mischka and Mark Badgley designs for their Fall 2008 collection are classic and simple. They focused on a single highlight for each dress, whether a bead-encrusted neckline, simple rhinestone straps and belt or carefully placed embellished lace on the hem of skirt.

Oscar de la Renta

For his Spring 2009 bridal collection, Oscar de la Renta, showcased an array of 30 gowns. He included gowns for different characters, as well: Southern belles, Spanish dancers, high school sweethearts and classic Cinderellas, to name a few. The highlights for Oscar's gowns were elaborate embroidery, delicate lace and cascading ribbons, accordion pleated silk chiffon and layers that looked like petals.

JLM Couture

JLM Couture showcased bridal collections with a wide range of the latest styles in both wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses from Alvina Valenta, Tara Keely, Jim Hjelm and Lazaro.

Key looks for all four collections included trumpet and A-line silhouettes, strapless gowns, sweetheart and V-necklines. For bridesmaids, figure flattering empire/baby doll dresses were also a popular choice for the designers, and Jim Hjelm, Alvina Valenta and Lazaro all offered the choice of black for a bridesmaid gown that can be re-purposed, an increasingly hot trend for wedding parties.

Vera Wang Bridal

For Wang's Spring 2009 bridal collection, details like pleated organza ruffles or floral corsages on one shoulder, fractal-like spiraling hand-cut floral trains, hand-pleating or asymmetrically draped necklines and asymmetrically placed bows literally put a twist on the traditional bridal silhouettes, adding dramatic points of focus. Exquisitely rendered, these elements exuded not only luxury but also gave the dresses a modern sophistication that only good design can impart.

"We want to modernize the wedding vocabulary. It's something we struggle with every season." ~ Vera Wang