30 November 2012

Lazy Oaf - Capsule Collection







 
Lazy Oaf Capsule Collection shot by Viktor Vauthier
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24 November 2012

Saudi Designers That Make Us Proud: Vol.1

We've been keeping an eye on fashion designers in the region for quite a while now and specially the ones from Saudi Arabia, however I believe that we didn't do them justice on our blog, we probably interviewed some before and  met others but I believe we need to shed more light on these innovative fashion industry makers of today, tomorrow and the future. Here are my choices for the 1st volume of Saudi designers who've made a huge impact locally or internationally, I'm not gonna state more about them as I know if you've taken interest in reading this post you've probably seen & heard of them all. Lastly this post is simply a big thank you for their hard work, overcoming obstacles and always having an open mind regarding design and never compromising when it came to originality, you are wonderful and we simply wanted you to know it, thank you for making Saudi Arabia a country that produces fashion designers of a high caliber that leave  an unmeasurable effect on the world of fashion.

Written by: Amal Ismail
Photos: courtesy of razanalazzouni.com, urtoby.com, omarazure.com, .rk-designs.com
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21 November 2012

Fall Winter 2012 - Editorials & Styling We Loved







Lula Magazine - Fall Winter 2012, Editorial: Silver Angel
Model: Dorothea Barth Jörgensen, Hair: Hailey Brisker, Makeup: Ayami Nishimura
Stylist: Miranda Almond Photographer: Annemarieke van Drimmelen,Website: lulamag.com


Remix Magazine - Vixen | (fionaquin.com) Fiona Quinn@Vendrame - 
Hair & Makeup: Rachel Montgomery - Model: Ellen danes@IMG London
Retouching: Monica Chamorro

L'Autre Mag - (www.jennybrough.co.uk) Jenny Brough - Stylist: Siouxsie @ OB Represents (www.siouxsiestylist.com) - Model: Alex Rose @ Select - Set Designer: Harry Riley
Hair Stylist: Paul Donovan - Make Up Artist: Elizabeth Hsieh using NARS
special thanks to Water Flowers - Retoucher: Monica Chamorro



VISION CHINA | November Issue | Futuristic Style - Photographer: Jenny Brough  Stylist: Desiree Lederer - Model: Wylie Hays@Next - Make Up Artist: Megumi Matsuno@Carol Hayes - Hair & Wigs: Paul Donovan - Manicurist: Michelle Humphrey@LMC - Retoucher: Monica Chamorro




Ftape - © Jenny Brough - www.jennybrough.co.uk - Fashion Editor: Charles Adesanya - 
Model: Adina @ IMG London - Make Up Artist: Michelle Web - 
Hair Stylist: Jonathan Soons @ ERA Management - 
Retoucher: Monica Chamorro

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15 November 2012

Model Exclusive Interview | Juan Yanes

Modeling in today's fashion world is one of the most important industries and what would fashion be without a face and a body to represent it? Male and female models are important as they market and represent brands to the public. Our interview is with Juan Yanes, one of the rising new male models in Europe with experience and a great resume, starting at the EMA and working with A list models such as David Gandy...Here is our interview with the lovely Juan...

Agency: Traffic- Spain, Independent - Milan ,Red - New York.
Location: New York, Madrid, Milan.

Modeling...
Tell us about yourself...
I am an open-minded guy who is honest, and I like to enjoy what I do in life.
Tell us how your modeling career started? How were you discovered?
I was discovered by a talent agency in Spain and since then, I can't complain!
Why did you want to work as a model?
Well, I love fashion so much.. I like to stay stylish and to follow the new trends, so I said to myself why not work in this field?
When was your first big job as a model? and with whom?
It was with Eva Longoria at the EMA-2010, this was my first great shot and I was delighted to work with the lovely Eva. 
What has been your favorite shoot / campaign / work to date?
Without a doubt the campaign for the Iron Palace - Mexico with David Gandy.
Who is favorite photographer?
Sebastian Faena .
Do you still ever get shy in front of the camera?
At the beginning it's a must but after a while you relax and give your best, otherwise many pictures won't come out right.
What was your best modeling experience?
My trips to New York always are big experiences! Jejeje
What are the good sides and the bad sides of your job as a model?
The best part is travelling and getting to meet people, the worst part is the casting plus the fact that you can't be with your friends and family at all times.
Do you think attending a fashion modeling courses is important for a career in modeling?
I believe this is absurd, the most important thing is for you to believe in your self and to have the confident.

Personal...
Do you think you're good looking?
I prefer people answer this question.... jejeje .
How much time do you spend at the gym?
A lot of people ask me this question, well I go to the gym for 1hr and I run a lot as well! 
What languages do you speak?
Spanish and English.
You get to travel a lot for your work, what's your favorite city and why?
My favorite city is New York, It is full of life, of people, a lot of things to do
What is your favorite fashion week?
Milan, it has very much style
5 things you can't live without?
My dog, family, friends, books and music
If you weren't modeling what would you see yourself doing?
I finished my law degree, so I'll probably be a lawyer
What are your up coming projects?
Now I am in Spain for a while, and later I will go to Milán, New York and Miami
A word for the young people who are considering Modeling as a future career...
To be a model is a great thing, but it is hard and SOMETIMES you must have clear that you have to study also to have a better future.

For more on Juan's news & career you can follow him on Twitter: @JuanYanesGB
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11 November 2012

The Edge Your Closet Needs | John Lery




John Lery a brand hailing from NY to our surprise since we thought it was Japanese or Korean from the design is one the most fast growing edgy-punked style brands that are slowly becoming mainstream & accepted by many these days, its extraordinary and well made by hand pieces really make take more than a second look, so I warn you! you'll be mesmerized by the end of this post. Personally I like classic-chic items yet I found this brand utterly intoxicating, I'd recommend something from this any given day in a heart beat..



"JOHNLERY is a New York City based accessory line from Johnlery Itugot. We sell studded hats and accessories inspired by punk rock, indie fashion and glam rock. Each products is hand studded/crafted. He believes in individuality and self-expression and he wanted to bring that philosophy in to his design.We live in this society where individuality or uniqueness is considered weird, he wanted to help people to stand up and love themselves as who they are through fashion."http://johnlery.com 


Article by: Amal Ismail
Photos:courtesy of johnlery.com
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09 November 2012

Schield Designer Interview | Roberto Ferlito

Everyone that knows me knows that one of my most favorite accessories are Bracelets & Necklaces so its only natural that this campaign captured my attention few months ago and only by chance found out who the designer & photographer were! This brand is here to stay, it has the amazing Italian craftsmanship that is full of innovative design and vision, that's really what makes a piece timeless..Roberto and his team are honestly doing a great job and they are reaping the fruits of their hard work now, I really enjoy the idea behind each piece! You can find a skull, lime on a stick, stars, rabbit heads, ants and bees, all made with Swarovski..It's basically heaven if you like to add bizarre & glamor to your jewellery box..Here's what the designer had to say about his work and more..

Design..
You started your brand in 2009 tell us more about it and yourself..
Schield was born thanks to the collaboration with one of the most important Italian companies specialized in high jewelry. The stylistic choice of brand is aimed at a kind of girl who loves to play with the details and especially dares fancy. One of the distinctive concepts of Schield is the surprise effect, playing with shapes and subjects reinventing the volumes and shapes, so as to give a concept at first glance, but look closely you'll find  an unexpected detail that makes the piece typically Schield.

When did you realize you wanted to become a jewellery designer?
It all began with my first work experience. I studied in Milan for a year as a designer of women's clothing, when I finished the training, I got a job at Roberto Cavalli, which has allowed me a great career growth in creating jewelry, giving me the opportunity to specialize in a whole new world that makes me realize and let me know what my passion and fun was.

What inspires you to make a new piece?
Honestly, it's all very random, I like to imagine the new trend and make it my own, creating something that is both timely and unusual.

What was the first thing you ever designed?
The first piece I designed was the star bracelet, which is still required. It's one of the pieces that made Schield a recognizable brand and certainly wearing it does not make you go unnoticed.

Which items do you like making "necklace, rings, cuffs.."
I like to make all kinds of accessories but necklaces are my favorite because it's the accessory that enhances the most expressive parts of a woman's face: eyes and lips.

Do you have a favorite metal, stone that you love working with the most?
One of the materials that we use most is brass with a micron of gold plating which guarantees a high quality. Besides, thanks to the collaboration with Swarovski we use only Swarovski Elements to embellish our pieces creating wonderful pavè hand-finished making our collections prestigious.
 
Your photo-shoots  seem so artistic & imaginative, tell us more about your latest campaign & the concept behind it..    
The campaign perfectly reflects what Schield is, It tells of a girl who lives in a parallel world, almost hallucinogenic, in a surreal landscape that could be identified as a spring freeze. Photos were made by Spanish photographer Diego Diaz Marin. Together we were able to capture the spirit of the collection.   

"Schield Collection has been featured in many magazines and prominent fashion sites"
 
Personal..
What does style, design & fashion mean to you?
Honestly I don't give importance to these three words. For me, creating is something that comes from within naturally.
 
What are some of your favorite fashion websites, sites, magazines or books?
I often look at style.com  and Vogue Paris.

Name 3 fashion items you can't live without.. 
My look is very simple: I usually wear American Apparel t-shirts and Prada jeans and shoes.

Do you have fashion icon/icons, tell us about them if so... 
Carine Roitfeld and Marie Chaix are my favourite. Diego Diaz Marin is my favorite photographer.

Name 3 celebs or artists or fashion editor who you'd like to see wearing your jewellery..
Certainly Carine Roitfeld and Rihanna

Name shops you buy from religiously..
I often buy from Prada and American Apparel

Where can readers find out more about you and your amazing work?
Readers can find out more information on our web site: www.schieldcollection.com  or on instagram @ schieldcollection.

Winter 2012 Campaign Photographer by:  
Diego Diaz Marin


You guys can order your favorite from Schield Collection candy directly from their site:
http://www.schieldcollection.com/web/collection
Favorite Piece 1

Favorite Piece 2

Favorite Piece 3

 Interview Questions & Photo Collage by:
Amal Ismail
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05 November 2012

Trendy Tshirts | Coco De Coeur

We are currently in love with this american brand, I love the styling, photography  & the amazing graphic work on the tshirts and tanks!!want one sooo bad now..What they say: "Each item is custom made-to-order with eco freindly and fair trade materials. Distressed vintage Handcrafted Cotton Tee Made in USA, One size fits most (OS) All shirts are Unisex, "available in Crew Neck, Slouch & Tank"  Coco De Coeur.

Collage & Written by: lamodarabia.com
Photos:courtesy of  Coco De Coeur
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