The glamourouse Hollywood of the 50`s was the leitmotif of Prada`s SS2012 campaign.
Marilyn Monroe`s legendary pleated dress and accessories used in this fashion period found their revival.
Features of Cadillac and Hot Rods could be seen in some of the prints, leather skirts and bandeau`s, dresses and purses which marked the area of Boogie-Woogie and Rock`n` Roll. One of the creations highlights is the “Hot Rod flamed” shoe.
Pink and blue summer coats in crochet or lace were displayed along with signature sunglasses from MM.
All in all a felicitous, feminine clothing line which unveils the diva in women.
Since 1996 when the Financial Times commissioned David Downton to draw at the couture shows his name has become well known in the world of fashion.
Before entering the market of fashion illustration he worked for 12 years on a wide variety of projects ranging from advertising and packaging to illustrating fiction and cook books.
Besides that, Downton launched the first-ever journal of Fashion Illustration ‘Pourquoi Pas’ in 2007.
*David’s commercial client list includes: Tiffany & Co, Bloomingdales, Barney’s, Harrods, Top Shop, Chanel, Dior, L’Oreal, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine and the V&A Museum. Moreover his portfolio includes portraits of models Erin O’Connor, Lily Cole, Linda Evangelista and Carmen.
Dita Von Teese
Gisele Bündchen is a sixth-generation German-Brazilian top model, born on 20.7.1980, in Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, where she grew up with her five sisters.
In 1993, 13-year-old Gisele joined a modeling course with her sisters Patrícia and Gabriela, at their mother’s insistence.
Although Gisele had set her sights on a career as a professional volleyball player or a veterinarian, she was discovered by Brazilian model scouts at the age of 14 while eating a hamburger in a diner during a school trip in Rio de Janiero.
Despite her father’s disagreement with her career choice, Gisele moved to the city. Two years later, she found herself in New York City.
The arrival of Gisele on the international fashion scene, in 1996, was seen by many in the industry as the beginning of a new move away from the look-of-the-moment trend of harsh, edgy images into a softer, sexier phase. Actually, Vogue editor Anna Wintour crowned her the “model of the millennium,” that same year Vogue called her “The return of the sexy model”. Rolling Stone declared her “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” in 2000 and Vanity Fair published an article titled “…And God Created Gisele” in 2009.
In 2000, Bündchen was dubbed the “Boobs from Brazil” for inspiring the 36,000 breast enhancement surgeries performed that year in Brazil.
It was at that time that Bündchen became one of Victoria’s Secret Angels (from2000 until mid-2007)
Besides modeling Gisele is also a very successful business woman. She has her own line of sandals called Ipanema Gisele Bundchen (pair of flip flops sell for as much as 230$) and is also the owner of a hotel in South Brazil, the Palladium Executive.
In July 2007, earning an estimated total of $33 million in the past 12 months, Forbes magazine named her the world’s top-earning model in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels.
On 26.2.2009, Bündchen married New Englands Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a small ceremony in California. In December 2009, Bündchen gave birth to a boy, who they named Benjamin Rein Brady.
In 2011, AskMen.com revealed their Annual “Most Desirable Women” list of which Bündchen along with Angelina Jolie and Beyoncé Knowles being the only women to make the list every year for ten years in a row.
In Spring 2012, she won three major spring campaigns – Versace, Givenchy, and Salvatore Ferragamo.
And we all hope that there will be much more to see from our supermodel on top!
Beginning her career as the cute good girl and step by step transforming into a good girl gone bad, with a different , sexy and unique style singer Robyn ‘Rihanna’ Fenty captured everyone’s attention and made people want more and more of her.
This is exactly what should define a true star and a style icon which is exactly what Rihanna has managed to become.
“I’m inspired by women who have that travelled, refined eye-
Women who can blur the line between design and art, who collect art to decorate their homes, who merge mismatched objects.”
(Vogue Japan’s editor-at-large Anna Dello Russo in Mary K. dress)
“I don’t care if my high heels hurt women.
If you can’t walk in them, then don’t wear them.”
French footwear designer Christian Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, designing dozens of styles with heel heights of 120mm and higher.
The designer’s goal has been to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as [he] can.” While he does offer some lower-heeled styles, Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier evening-wear designs incorporating jeweled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather, and other similar decorative touches.
-My August Moodboard inspired by Rose-
Being one of Hollywood’s most sought after costume designers Penny Rose has credits ranging from Evita to Shadowlands and Mission Impossible.
The film costumes that won the British-born designer particular praise from critics were those for Pirates of the Caribbean (The Curse of the Black Pearl)
-They even sparked a craze for ‘pirate’ on the fashion runways.
“My pictures are my eyes.
I photograph what I see—and what I want to see.”
Made by his cultural and commercial zeitgeist photographer Testino is known to be a well thought of creative partner in the fashion and beauty industry today. Having his shots published in magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair made him famous and leading photo shoots for many fashion and beauty advertising campaigns, (from Burberry and Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana and Versace) contributed to his clients great success.
As a portrait photographer he captures the actors, beauties and worldwide celebrities of the moment, as well as receiving royal commissions from The Prince of Wales, Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Diana Princess of Wales, and Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan.
Spring/Summer2012 collections are awash with soft, pastel hues – from blue, pink, lilac, spearmint and yellow.
The most dominant summer trend:
“Sweet-Sugar-Candy” is proof that being pretty can be “cool” again. Our summer muse loves florals and sweetie colours, but never gets a sugar rush, thanks to simple cuts and modern, doyly lace.
Diane von Furstenberg
1) Alexander Mc Queen– ring-embellished leather and suede dress
2) Nicholas Kirkwood– Geometric-heel printed silk-covered leather ankle boots
3) Karl Lagerfeld– Dahli faux leather dress
4) Amanda Wakeley– Asymmetric draped crepe-jersey dress
5) Azzaro– Net-sleeved wool-blend dress
6) Narciso Rodriguez – Leather and crepe dress