Friday, July 6, 2012

Walking, Talking Art Exhibit

I recently became very fond of a street style website called lookbook.nu.
This website is a place for fashion lovers, artists, photographers, models, bloggers and everything else in between to post pictures of their personal,ridiculously creative, sense of style. I have many style guru's whom, through their photos, inspire me and allow my brain juices to continuously keep thinking creatively. I wish there was a way I could thank them for sharing their beautiful minds but until then I will just send out positive vibrations towards them. 

Lina Tesch is a 21 year old MAGNIFICENT photographer living in Hamburg, Germany. Her style is unique, wildly creative, while still holds true to her continuous personal style. Although I love when people experiment with outrageous pieces, there is also a delicate art to keeping within a realm and when done correctly, I enjoy watching the number of combinations one could imagine whilst sticking to constrictions. Lina did not take the following pictures but do check out her photography. It is very inspiring and your eyes will thank you. Lina Tesch Photography


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Get Lost inside the Patterns

Prada Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012 Campaign
shot to perfection 

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Givenchy Resort 2012

The Givency Resort 2012 really caught my eye.
 I love how each model is fitted with an ensemble which sticks to one aesthetic element. The wild detailed patterns are fit with other intricate patters which, to my surprise, flow beautifully together.  The garments made from rather muted shades are constructed with futuristic shapes and the use of leather gives an extra touch of edge. 


Along with the line itself, I really like how the background was taken into a consideration. And what better background to represent your fabulous line than the streets of Manhattan. I very much look forward to see what Givency has in store for us with the Fall/Winter 2012 Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture lines. 

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Jean Paul Gaultier A/W 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier A/W 2012

This brilliant line accents furs in shades of pastel and natural colors worm as they would be during 1920's/30's. This line weaved components of 1920's fashion mixed with dominatrix-esque caged garments. The women's head pieces were inspired by those worn during the 20's/30 era focusing on the beaded vails and top hats that men worn during those years. 
The men's line brings in a new head piece which is a turban. Found among a few men within this collection as well as various other A/W 2012 collections. (post depicting this very trend is soon to come).



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Living in San Francisco, I had the blessed opportunity to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum. 
This exhibit is worth traveling hundreds of miles for, in my opinion. You are able to really get an idea of how much of a genius Jean Paul Gaultier is. There are dozes upon dozes of his original pieces being displayed on mannequins, some of which have faces projected onto them giving making them freakishly lifelike.  Along with fashion design Jean Paul Gaultier is a fantastic creative director and this exhibit was filled with his photography that has been featured in all major fashion magazines for over almost 3 decades. 


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Grace Coddington Vs. Anna Wintour

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The documentary The September Issue is a look inside the year length creation of the September Issue of American Vogue.


               During the film, the viewer is able to gain an in depth understanding of both Grace Coddington's professional position for American Vogue (creative director) as well as Anna Wintour's (editor in chief). After watching the film, I analyzed the Grace Coddington's position in the company against Anna Wintour's position. Throughout the film you see almost a power struggle between the two outrageously talented women. While Grace executes beyond compelling photography and with brilliant ideology she must conform to the vision Anna Wintour believes is best for the magazine. It isn't that Anna does agree with the overall concept that Grace has presented, it is that Anna, being pressured by investors, must produce a product that is sell-able


That right there is the perfect example of the ever going struggle artists have working for clients because the work executed will not be 100% from the soul

The reason I posted this is because I would like to know YOUR opinion on the subject matter. For those of you who have either seen this movie or have anything you want to say concerning whom you think should be more respected in the fashion industry and why--the creative end or the business end. Or maybe you would like to see the two merge into an "out-of-this- world LoveChild." If you have any knowledge of either of the two queens then by all means, share! If you have any opinions concerning art being connected by the soul and where it ends up after it has been approved as "sell-able"....ANYTHING really...i would love to know your compelling opinions

images from jaknjil

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Perfect Pair of Creepers

So, for a while now, I would say the time period of a year, I have been vigorously searching for the perfect pair of creepers. In my mind, the perfect pair has to be unique, one-of-a-kind, yet suited for a daily basis and wearable with any outfit. The Jeffrey Campbell creepers are right up my alley but they are so well known....I was looking for something new. Until I found a pair of creepers created by Barbierawk. She is holding a contest and one lucky winner will be chosen to win a pair of these magical looking shoes. Check out her work for yourself and you will see why I am OBSESSED. 

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go to her tumblr to see more images posted by this beauty or go directly to her store (linked above) to purchase a pair of her amazing, unique, FUNKY AS FUCK shoes!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MINKPINK for NastyGal

NastyGal hosted a contest for one lucky, creative, talented individual to win the entire MINKPINK collection for nastygal. VISA LOM is the lucky winner and she totally deserves it. Her mood board and alien inspiration is out of this world.
Literally.
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And now for the MINK PINK collection for NASTYGAL lookbook:

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here is some more lovely eye candy for you to stare at and hopefully are left with a dollop of inspiration:

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images from: nastygalblog & NastyGalxMINKPINK pinterist

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