Saturday, 31 March 2012

Fashion Parade

I have stacks of amazing editorials that I have had saved for a while now, so I will be posting those, as well as with a varied selection of my favourite images from various publications, over the next few months. I don't think there is ever a bad time to share some inspiration. 

If you are a fan of Disneyland, giant ears, theme parks, feathers, embellished gowns or all of the above, then you'll enjoy the following selection of very fun photographs...

Publication: ELLE France, Dec 2011
Model: Heather Marks
Photographer: David Burton


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Ice Cream Cones and Butterscotch

Angela Servel  |  allure Korea  |  Nov 2011

Bambi Northwood-Blyth  |  Bergdorf Goodman  |  Resort 2012

Bambi Northwood-Blyth  |  Bergdorf Goodman  |  Resort 2012

 Cindy Crawford  |  Harper's Bazaar US  |  Feb 2010

Dioni Tabbers  |  Vogue Spain's Joyas supplement  |  Dec 2011

Eniko Mihalik  |  allure  |  Nov 2011

Magdalena Frackowiak  |  Vogue Japan  |  Feb 2012

Magdalena Frackowiak  |  Vogue Russia  |  Feb 2010

Marloes Horst  |  Morning Beauty Fashion Gone Rogue  |  Feb 2010

Sophie  |  Fashion Gone Rogue  |  Jan 2012

Oli Henderson  |  Fallen  |  #9


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Large eyes, tiny frame, massive talent

As you may well know, I have quite an obsession with the amazingly talented actress that is Christina Ricci, a love that has only bloomed from watching her as a child playing the notoriously morose Wednesday Addams in Addams Family Values to being completely captured by her astounding beauty through adult eyes in New York last May. And as promised, I am dedicating an entire post to Ricci and her extensive editorial back catalogue. Having scoured the Internet in all it's glory, I have tracked down some of the most stunning images of her I have ever seen. Tough job accessing these images and discovering their origin, I must say. Seriously, someone needs to create a website dedicated to listing actress' editorial images from fashion publications pronto. And if this already exists, if any of you know of one, please let me know about it as soon as! Whodatedwho is a good source for dates, etc. but only offers images of the covers and not those from the editorials themselves. I actually wasn't aware quite how many publications she has graced the cover off. I am not complaining, of course, I mean, who would? 

Arena, July 2004

 Bullett, A/W 2011 

 Bullett, A/W 2011 

 POP, A/W 2004

POP, A/W 2004

 BlackBook, October 2010

Vogue Italia, Jan 2007 

Oyster, March 2012 

Oyster, March 2012 

Emmy, Dec 2011 

Shot by Bruce Weber in 2000

 Now on my watchlist:
Now and Then (1995)

 Have you seen any of these films?
 Are you a fan of Ricci? What do you make of my selection of images?


Saturday, 17 March 2012

Designer: Gomez Gracia

Today I visited the studio of the charming Spanish-born London-based women's fashion designer, Patricia Gomez Garcia who has dressed the likes of American Idol winner Carrie Underwood for the 2012 Grammy Awards, supermodel Adriana Lima and actress Katie Holmes, for a friendly chat mainly about her work, as well a cheeky preview of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Gracia's design mantra is "sexy and confident", creating clothing for women who not only want to have fun with their look, but that do so with elegance and refinement. Many pieces were bold in colour and print with a palette of bright orange and fuchsia pink in abundance for Spring/Summer, as well as sophisticated and highly wearable tan leather dress and jacket, both lined with a bright pink silk, adding a colourful twist to an everyday basic and a flash of colour perfect for spring. 

As for custom made pieces, there were unique additions, namely an orange leather buckled back fastening added to a dress as requested by a girl from Miami for her prom. Black tie evening gowns, adapting interesting concepts to the wardrobe of the working woman and both eye-catching but pretty evening wear are all components that make up that of Garcia's design concept.

There were also a striking range of beautifully construsted garments for Autumn/Winter; the perfect mixture between edgy and elegance in the form of fitted dressed and a really great pair of two toned leather panelled cropped trousers (the zig-zag panelled skirt is shown below). Garments ranged from slight roll neck short sleeved panelled dresses, a sheer chiffon long sleeved top with heavily embellished cuffs and the most gorgeous embossed leather jacket with matching cut-out collared dress. Both the variety and attention to detail of Garcia's pieces is extensive; notably the array of fabrics, craftsmanship and uber femininity, a quality I particularly love about the clothing she creates. My favourite piece by far was the elegant light grey Swarovski-crystal embellished collar mini dress (shown below), the first item which caught my eye amongst the full rail. 

Having recently travelled from London to various international locations on business, including New York, Florida and Paris, as well as planning for the shooting of the Spring/Summer lookbook (the collection for which is available to buy online within the next few weeks), Gracia is adding to her already wide and established client fan base. On meeting her, it is clear immediately that she has a passion for making women not only look good, but feel amazing - and more importantly confident - in any one of her garments. I can only predict an amazing future for her. 

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