Thursday, 4 October 2012

KILLING ME SOFTLY

Oh no! They are back. The super-pointy shoes are back. These images are from the Louis Vuitton SS13 show and let the trendsetters begin their fashionising wave on the killer shoes.

Aesthetically, they are very cool but my feet wouldn't agree with me.




Wednesday, 26 September 2012

LOS MELONES DE CAMILA

This is a remake of a Brazilian TV spot but turned onto "Argentina style", so funny!


Camila Melones from Art Now on Vimeo.


This is the real commercial from 1987.

GERMANO CELANT ON FASHION

I read today this brilliant interview with Germano Celant in Donatien Grau's column on Another Mag's website.Donatien Grau speaks with thinkers and creatives about fashion and its connections to contemporary creativity.

 I am posting here a small part of the interview, this specific part talks about the importance of fashion in history and I just think the big public should have this information - of the deeper roots of fashion in regards to political, social and economical events through out history.

You can read the whole interview HERE.

What is the role of history and art history in your conception of fashion?
It is a problem in fashion history, which is, today, still seen as something a bit superficial. Fashion has do with creating images, images to look at, images to abide to, and that played a major role in constructing a political awareness. It would also be a linguistic history of reality. Umberto Eco started it ages ago, but this history could play a major role in understanding art. Until, say, the French Revolution, art was fundamentally a representation of the divine. But inside of that representation there was a sense of reality. From the very moment that you represent a body, which can be naked, or idealised, it has to do with fashion: the fact that, at a certain moment in history, men were bearded or weren’t, is in itself a sign of fashion.

Would you describe fashion as a language and a discourse, as Barthes did?
In the 1960s, with semiology, we learned the logic of analysing signs. All signs became of equal importance. Someone like Warhol used every language in a very democratic way: he opened the way to a democratisation of language, in the way we look at advertising, at self-portraits, at painting... He used everything as a way to communicate. It was a great moment of democratisation, and also, of trivialisation, which is very much part of the concept of "pop". We have to deal with this democratisation of languages, which is not gone yet. The idea that something happened in every form of language, including fashion, is still an operation that is quite difficult to put together, and which remains very necessary.

"Fashion doesn’t consist of style anymore, but in the ability to jump stylistically from one style to another."

What does fashion have to do with intellectuality?A lot. Fundamentally, fashion is a language and a utility. And since there is no distinction between “pure” and “impure” anymore, there can be a constructive dialogue between the different languages: with art and architecture. If they don’t, they lose track with reality, which is so diverse. And the other thing is that fashion has a global audience, like cinema. Maybe it’s the reasons why intellectuals are afraid of fashion. Fashion, too, sometimes, is scared of becoming theoretical. But when they get together, they build a remarkable force.

Michelangelo Pistoletto "Venere degli Stracci"

Friday, 14 September 2012

INTENSE

Amazing advertising for Lady Gaga's new perfume "Fame", directed by Steven Klein featuring RV Wearable Sculptures.
It looks like I should be seeing this on a big screen, is really well done and this shows us what a big budget and loads of creativity can do.


Thursday, 13 September 2012

THINGS TRULLY BECOME...THINGS

Today I watched this BMW advertising and thought that it was a perfect example of what this blog is about and it's title meaning.

Here is the video:


BMW wanted to show a high performance speed from it's M5 car, fast as a bullet, and the concept they chose was to portray the famous photo of a bullet hitting an apple (as below). This idea - unconsciously or not - was what represented the idea of bullet in the most interesting and relatable way possible for a slow motion video.




Another video that came to mind which also was influenced by this photo was the AppleXBlackberry:



All this show how unconsciously connected everyone's mind is connected now-a-days, and the idea of Globalization reached another level, it evolved! We no longer can talk about ideas being stolen or things being copied. We are so globally connected that this makes our minds work together and think similar that people can have the same ideas and not have consciously or willingly copied anyone.

Today everything is an inspiration and everything is re-modeled therefore every thing becomes another thing and ideas already done are re-done but always with a different take or a specific change that makes that New.

Of course there are still piracy among us, when the copied are exactly a-like for other purposes. But in the creativity worldthere are more levels to be dealt with.


Cheers

Monday, 10 September 2012

LET THEM EAT US!

This is my latest published work at Let them Eat Cake, the story is called "Farewell, My Concubine" and it was shot in an amazing, stunning house in Bedford - UK.

I want to thank everyone from the team and the designers!


Dress and earrings by Shao Yen
Shoes, stylist's own


 Coat and bodysuit by Inbar Spector

Shoes by Xiao Zhou Zeng



 Top, overskirt and underskirt by Charlotte Helyar

Shoes by Martin Gaede
Earrings, stylist's own



 Top and skirt by Timur Kim

Earring and bracelet, stylist's own


Shoes, stylist's own



Dress by Apu Jan
Shoes stylist own



Top and Skirt by Rachel Chan
Shoes by Xiao Zhou Zeng
Bracelets stylist's own




Photographer: Olgac Bozalp
Fashion Editor: Marina de Magalhaes
Make Up: Michelle Webb
Hair: John Mullan
Nail: Margarida Marinho
Assistant Styling: Ana Rita Bracker
Assistant Photography: Emma Josey
Model: Chana at Models 1

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

APPRECIATING BEAUTY

I have been really late about posting my latest work, although, everything is in my website.
This is one of my favorite styling jobs, not because of the styling it self (which I love! - I'm always up for androgynous) but the whole package.
That's what I like about this photographer, Maria Molko, she knows how to create a nice mood around the girls and consequently the clothes - is the attitude that interests me greatly.
This shoot with model Anna Nevala can be seen here at Fashion Gone Rogue.

 Trousers by Xianfen Gu

 Jacket by Xianfen Gu

 Jacket and Shirt by Xianfen Gu

 Jacket and Shirt by Xianfen Gu

 Jacket by Xianfen Gu

  Jacket by Xianfen Gu
Trousers by Charlie May
Earrings stylist own

 Dress by Kate Williams

 Dress by Julie Eilenberger

Skirt by Zara


Photographer - Maria Molko
Make-up & Hair - Michelle Dacillo
Models - Anna N, Catia and Marianna J at M&P Models

Friday, 31 August 2012

GRAND BAZAAR

I just saw this shoot on TheOnes2Watch and I loved it! The styling is amazing, make-up as well. Everything is quite balanced together.








Photography by Begum Yetis
Styling by Dilara Fındıkoglu
Hair by Tayfun Kaydok
Makeup by Ufuk Celep
Model Kat Cordts @ Joy Models Istanbul


Thursday, 30 August 2012

A-HEAD-PIECE

This is a Photo shoot that I styled a few months ago published in Mile Mag summer 12 issue. It was definitely a fun day!











Photography - Laura Cammarata
Make-up - Michelle Dacillo
Hair - Adlena Dignam using Kevin Murphy
Assistant Photography - Clorinda Valle

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

MONUMENT FASHION IN LONDON

My lovely friend and great milliner Keely Hunter talked, on her blog, about Hatwalk that's been happening this year in London, I haven't seen yet but I think is definitely fabulous.

As she says, HATWALK 2012 takes over the streets of the city. Hatwalk is a celebration of British Millinery featuring 20 designers who have been given the challenge of dressing the heads of some of London’s famous landmarks - all of it is centered around a cultural walk around the city which guides visitors past the exhibits. 
The walk features everyone from Millinery royalty Stephen Jones & Philip Treacy - whom curated the event with Grazia Magazine - to millinery legend Shirley Hex, the great Ian Bennett, gracing the head of the Duke of Wellington and Grazia Magazine winner and fellow corkhead Sophie Beale designing for Sir Charles Napier. Check it out!

I cannot get tired of say how London is creative and how the city (and even the Queen!) embraces this creativity, letting people express themselves.














Tuesday, 7 August 2012

PLAYING NON SENSE WITH VAN DAMME

How would you say to everyone that this beer you have is really really cold?

Coors Light Beer chose to go non sense and every time I watch this ad it stays with me, just because is SO nonsense that is good! 

Why Jean Claude Van Damme? What's up with the love song and the fashion? 
That all-denim look with the Michael Jackson socks and shoes makes me bewitched - it's so wrong that makes the commercial nice to look at. I love Van Damme's weird acting, is just odd and works!


What you think??

Take my breath away......

Sunday, 29 July 2012

LET'S MAKE IT A (HORRIBLE) TREND

What the hell is going on in London lately? I am seeing so many girls and women wearing skin tone leggings, how did this spread like that? These girls look like they are bare naked in the street.

At first I thought: This is "butt" ugly!! (sorry for the pun). But then I started thinking that many fashion houses make big trends out of things which, at first, are SO wrong, and they make then awesome, they reinvent the ugly. 


So I will try not to reject this ugliness from the start because probably in about a month or so a very talented designer will come up with cool ideas for the skin tone leggings, things that give a Tromp L'oeil to it, like spikes on the knee area, etc...

Food for Thought!!











Here are some suggestions:





 Balls of steel