Saturday, February 23, 2008

Favourite Fashion Illustrator Part 1

Maxime Touratier's luminescent illustrations are created by photographing light shining out of holes in black paper, as tourateir puts it,to 'reveal glittering, shimmering images like the universe constellated by stars' Prepared to be dazzled...

Interesting Shoulders

When i saw this purple creation for sell on ebay in January, i knew i just had to have it...Never had I got sucked into the whole ebay thing so i was a complete novice, I stayed up late counting down the minutes with nimble fingers i bidded with my hearts content and won! Yay! Anytime i wear it out it gets alot of attention particularly to do with the masterfully crafted shoulders...

picture from hipster vintage ebay store

And your gonna see alot more of interesting shoulders this autumn/winter 2008 with London fashion Week participants representing the shoulder brigade...I heart this trend..

L-R: Nathan Jenden, Gareth Pugh,Eley Kishimoto, Krystof Strozyna

Friday, February 22, 2008

Poltock and Walsh @ Circus

Just a small sample of Poltock and Walsh SS08 collection which is truly divine and available at Circus @ Powerscourt, South William st, check out their dresses which seamlessly combine colour, choice of fabric and construction for wonderful results..Here is them on the inspiration of their spring/summer debut...
"The inspiration for the Spring/Summer 08 season include Man Ray's early bondage images and the seminal works of architect Frank Gehry, which reflect the juxtaposed nature of Poltock & Walsh's signature looks, where organic frills are met with strict architectural lines. Geometric 'Y' structures, which run throughout the collection, form the basis for a cascade of exaggerated silk satin ruffs or support playful 'Gehry-esque' twirl skirts."

Monday, February 18, 2008

Michelle Ma Belle

I can not get over how amazing Michelle Williams looks in the new Wonderland magazine...I first remember hearing about Wonderland when the editor of the magazine went on Dragon's Den for financial backing. He wanted to create a style conscious unisex magazine and he has is one of my favourite magazines.

I have never been a major fan of Williams, but the combination of the photography and the make-up make for a visually beautiful portrait of her. The interview that accompanies the editorial was done before the tragic death of Heath Ledger and I must say she comes across as a genuinely nice person...Here is her on how motherhood has changed her...

"I feel like I didn’t have any relationship with my body before Matilda. Well I did, but it was just a bad one. After having my daughter I can’t judge myself in the same way. My body has done this totally miraculous but utterly ordinary thing. The downside is that my vocabulary has shrunk to the size of a pea."

Indulge the Inner Nerd

As Ciara informed me today they are selling nerdy eye glass frames in H&M, I also see they are selling them in American Apparel, I have been obsessed with glasses since i was a little kid. When i tried to fail my eye tests just so i could get a pair of glasses, fortunately or unfortunately for me, however you wanna look at it, it didn't work. Also, in my drunken haze i bought a pair of plastic fake glasses of a random guy in centra for 5 euro just so i could indulge my glasses fixation...Now nerdy eye glasses seem to be all the rage...Check out the ones below available from american apparel

Model Mondays

At last, I post on time for model mondays...this week it is the turn of model Flo Gennaro, 17 year old Argentinan beauty, who is tipped to be one of the hottest models of 2008. Her steady rise only began last February, where is debuted at the Marni, Milan Autumn/winter show. She is has now walked for Louis Vitton and Nina Ricci...I heart her so much, i love the way she can look so boyish yet beautiful, she has such striking features and her sticky out ears - complement her look so much.

Invisi - heels

I don't know how to feel about this trend...until i slip my feet in and experience the magic for myself...Can you imagine if they were the most comfortable shoes in the world? It's like fashion's answer to hoverboards... The first invisi - heels can be attributed to Marc Jacobs ss08 collection and now London Boy Gareth Pugh as taken them to the next level in his fantastical aw08 collection..Check them out below...

Gareth Pugh

Marc Jacobs

Cutesies Monday

So, i am being totally slack with my blog...but my life is crazy hectic in a good way busy..but to cheer myself up and you guys here is a cutesies video... Check it out...a ickle hedgehog with facial expressions...

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Dublin Fashion Week Photo Shoot For Totally Dublin

Check it out...Pick up a copy practically everywhere!

Photography: Lili Forberg
Stylist : Me
Make-up; Lara Ford
Hair: Aimee Murphy
Illustrations: Ian Downes
Model: Rachel Montague

Fashionably late with Model Monday's - eeek!

Ok, it is hard task to choose a suitable model that is not highly exposed but still is highly in demand...Solange Wilvert is one of those faces...may be not known to everyone but once her work is put in perspective - she becomes instantly recongisble...She is Brazilian, and has graced the covers of Vogue, Wonderland and been the face of Chanel, Calvin Klein, Gucci and Stella McCartney.
Solange On Modeling: "The best part is the possibility to travel, to get to know people and places that you never imagined. The worst is the pressed shoots and the change of makeup many times a day."

On?off Catwalk looks...

Stella McCarthy Advert

German Vogue

Model Card

Model Card

Next Models

Gucci Advert

Backstage at Chanel

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Model Mondays!

I have decided to start a new weekly post called model mondays where i pick a model and profile them and show some of their work..might be homegrown or international models...if you have any suggestions or your fav models..then make your presence known in the comment section! Yay heres to model mondays!

Team gang on amazing photee shot with rachel montague for totally dublin..blogging from lilis exclusive behind the are so lucky!