3.03.2014

OUR FAVORITE LOOKS FROM THE 86TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS

The Oscar's is undoubtedly the biggest night of the year in Hollywood. All around the world, people are excitedly watching to see who takes home the prestigious awards but another highly important part of the night is the outfits. The important questions are: Who's wearing who? Who wore the best dress? We had a look at all of the gorgeous stars and picked a few that really stood out on the red carpet this year.

Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
Looking absolutely stunning, the Nominee for Best Supporting Actress was graceful and majestic in this fitted strapless dress. The red gown by Dior had peplum detail and she teamed it with a backwards necklace to complete the look.

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Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein
Naomi Watts opted for a simple white Calvin Klein Collection dress this year. She looked elegant in the floor-length, cap-sleeved sequin dress, which was complimented by Bulgari  jewelry, including a spider's web necklace and a beautiful bracelet.

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Lupita Nyong'o in Prada 
The Academy Award winner wore a plunging Prada gown for undoubtedly the biggest night of her life so far. Lupita looked very regal in this light blue, pleated dress, and a crystal hairband was added, finishing off her Grecian look. It's no surprise that newcomer Lupita was one of the best dressed, as she has consistently looked beautiful at every event, successfully wearing bright colors and daring looks as she graces the red carpet.

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Amy Adams in Gucci
Wearing a navy Gucci gown, Amy Adams was a big hit as she stunned in this strapless number. The midnight blue dress was fitted with peplum detail, and the actress teamed it with colorful earrings and minimal accessories.

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Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
Someone who never disappoints on the red carpet, Kate Hudson opted for an old Hollywood style dress. This figure-hugging, low-cut gown was a big success and the beaded detail and cape made the look that much more alluring. Definitely one of the best looks of the night... very glamorous and classy.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani
Cate Blanchett wore a nude Armani Prive dress for the night. Always one to watch out for, the star made sure she made her way on to the Best Dressed lists with this strapless dress, embellished with Swarovski crystals. The flared skirt added some old Hollywood class to the night and Cate went for simple drop earrings to complete her look.

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Charlize Theron in Christian Dior
The blonde beauty looked flawless in this black mermaid style Haute Couture dress. With it's sheer straps and plunging neckline, there was no doubt that Charlize Theron completely owned this look. Choosing to let her dress remain the focus of attention, she opted for minimal jewelry, wearing a stunning 31-carat diamond Harry Winston necklace.

(Via HarpersBazaar.com)

2.03.2014

SPRING COUTURE 2014 - BEST PICKS

Spring couture 2014 is full of some exciting, adventurous collections from the best designers out there. We've picked some of our favourites so far and first is Valentino's stunning collection. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierepaolo Piccioli have impressed people everywhere with these clothes, with ballerina dresses and more muted, simple designs. It looks like the duo has been inspired a lot by scenery painters, with Piccioli saying "The artisanal tradition strongly relates to the basis of what we do in couture." As the designers absorbed things from their trips to Rome, especially when visiting the opera, they drew inspiration from hand-painted canvases and production design, bringing a new level of sophistication and innovative ideas to the catwalk.

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Karl Lagerfeld surprises us all with his Chanel collection, with another stunning set capturing everyone's attention. This set is white and a lovely metaphor for lightness and elegance. Talking about his idea for the clothes, Karl explained he wanted it to be feminine but very boyish. He said "no stiletto, no platforms, no Louboutins!" The clothes were modern and there was a vibrant, playful feel to it as the models ran/skipped/hopped down the staircase. The theme of freedom and being liberated ran throughout the show, even in the darker evening dresses, which oozed elegance and divinity. Colours used were predominantly pales, with a sprinkle of pastels and some metallics incorporated in the outfits, ensuring each element of the show blends well to create a chic look and "a different attitude," in the words of Mr Lagerfeld.
 

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Versace... WOW. Never one to be afraid to try new things or experiment with bold colors and designs, Donatella used daring cuts and riveting hoods on some of her pieces. With singer Lady Gaga (also the star of Versace's advertising campaign) sitting front row as her song 'Donatella' playing, the models began to walk down the runway. Donatella is known for welcoming rock/pop stars into the brand and this season, Grace Jones was a huge inspiration, with the hoods and sensational corsets. Of course, this wouldn't be a Versace show without bright colours, glitter, glitz and furs, so expect to be dazzled when you see the full runway pictures.

(Via Vogue.com)

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Jean Paul Gaultier is the next collection we felt needed to be one of our favourite picks. "Life is a butterfly! So all the collection is that!" are the words of Jean Paul Gaultier, who showcased his stunning line of couture pieces. The ideas were all innovative and brought a delightful touch of nature to the runway, as the chic ladies were then transformed into "showgirls", wearing burlesque style outfits and brilliant corsets. The idea of growth and transformation was prominent throughout and Gaultier never strayed from the theme of butterflies, ensuring there was an element of them in each of his outfits. Silk, mesh and leather were key materials used in this glittering, unique collection that is definitely going to be talked about and admired for years to come.

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The final collection is Armani Prive. While we were amazed by all of the Spring Couture 2014, this was another one that was beyond beautiful, with two clear themes running through every look: black and white movies, and his love for Asian culture. These are two themes we know Giorgio Armani is passionate about, as seen in some of his earlier collections. Now, he uses Indian shawls and sari fabrics in a variety of patterns and styles to bring a modern feel to classic looks. All the models had their heads wrapped in scarfs as they walked down the runway, which was a nice touch to each outfit. His evening selection was particularly jaw-dropping, and we can definitely see where he's drawn inspiration from old black and white movies, with no shortage of glitter and sparkles.
 
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1.21.2014

ADAXNIK INTRODUCE 'THE DARK WOLF' COLLECTION

Creative director Nik Thakkar has joined forces with womenswear designer Ada Zanditon as the duo come together for the second time to create 'The Dark Wolf' Collection. Showcasing this all-black line at London Collection's: MEN, the show was held at the glamorous ME hotel, not far from the home of London Fashion Week, Somerset House.

The stunning AW14 line was a huge success, featuring 11 confident, charismatic models who strutted down the runway to music by Kanye West and Mike Will Made It, with a few of them puffing on NJOY's e-cigarettes. The whole event was electric and had a rebellious, vibrant feel to it. The entire audience were in awe of the outfits, which ranged from biker jackets to bombers, long sheer shirts to hoodies and jumpsuits to capes, with each look styled by Alexis Knox.

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Stunning leather jackets are something Ada and Nik do incredibly well and there was a big focus on outwear, so it's likely this will be a trademark piece for future collections. After their first show together in June, they are now successful in knowing their target consumer, as their style is a creative mix of street-wear and sophistication, the perfect combination for the typical AdaxNik man.

The theme of brotherhood was prominent through-out the show, with the guys posing together with their arms around each other, which Nik clearly wanted as a strong theme. His brother Oz Thakkar directed the short fashion film which introduced the show. Take a look at the video below!

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Although black was the only colour used, the collection was in no way boring or predictable, with different fabrics, silhouettes and textures being used creatively. This definitely helped distinguish the two from other menswear designers... They found a way to make black-on-black consistently interesting as they dared to try out tunic-like pieces on the male models. This playful element tested gender boundaries with models like Jake Hold and others wearing versatile dress-like pieces or shirts just above knee-length.

Overall, the entire show was electrifying and powerful, with Snow Queen Vodka providing the drinks and each guest receiving one of NJOY's e-cigarettes. The show was of course going to draw in some high profile names, with singer Natalia Kills and model Jimmy Q among those in the front row, but this extended to the catwalk also, with Olympian Tom Brady and singer Aiden Grimshaw in the line-up. The collection itself was absolutely flawless, bringing a James Dean feel to modern day fashion.


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12.31.2013

STATEMENT PIECES FOR NEW YEARS EVE!

New Years Eve is always one of the most exciting times of year and an excuse to wear something adventurous and stunning. This year, why not say goodbye to 2013 by incorporating some of the years biggest trends into your outfit or looking back at some classics that never go out of style?

THE LBD!
A little black dress is always an option because you can never go wrong with this classic, timeless piece. It's effortless, stylish and easy to accessorize, so you can always add more to create a new look.


(Via MarieClaire.co.uk)

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SPARKLES!
New Years Eve is a time where you can opt for more daring options so sparkles and glitter are definitely a territory you can explore. Go for colors that stand out and don't be afraid to experiment with different cuts, styles and lengths!

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RED
A classy, glamorous red outfit is a great option. The choices range from daring playsuits to elegant dresses, but whatever you go for, red remains a classic color associated with poise and elegance. Accessorize with black heels and jewelry!

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GOLD AND SILVER
A great option to add a bit of glitz to your LBD is to go for something with some subtle gold or silver accessories to add some festivity to your look. Metallic options are always great to pair with something plain like a white shirt and they add sparkle! This is the perfect idea if you have an LBD in your closet and don't want to buy a new outfit because some jewelry, a handbag or clutch and some heels can create a whole new look.

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11.15.2013

GREY FIRE

Fall gloomy fashion in full effect displayed in Vision China's, November issue.











Photographer: Seiji Fujimori
Model: Rose Smith
Stylist: Katie Burnett
Hair: Yoichi Tomizawa
Make Up: Cedric Jolivet

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11.13.2013

Sculptural Silhouettes

Object 12-1, is an experimental project on the multiplication of material and sculptural silhouettes. Here Matija Cop presented this collection while a fashion design student. I love the shapes and texture of her designs. It has a prehistoric, yet modern look that is really eye catching. Well done Matija!




images via www.morfae.com

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