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MODEL PORTRAIT - LIAM (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos of male model Liam from ELMER OLSEN MODELS that I shot. MALE MODEL PORTRAIT MODEL: Liam  (ELMER OLSEN MODEL...

Monday, November 19, 2012

"CALM BEFORE THE STORM" AND "TUX CHIC AND SLEEK" BY JOSEPH BLEU

 Here are three beautiful editorials  from our friend Joseph Bleu.


 "THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM" 
BY JOSEPH BLEU

Model: Marcus Morris
Photographer: Joseph Bleu
Assistant photographer: Adam Fernandez
Stylist: Jamaal Singleton in selective pieces by Robert Geller, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Lanvin, Rad by Rad Hourani , Y-3, Dsquared2, Gstar, Tim Hamilton







Friday, November 16, 2012

DISNEY'S AND BARNEY'S COLLABORATION- ELECTRIC HOLIDAY

Here's the cute animation from Disney's and Barney's collaboration. It's fun to see all the fashion industry icons. Disney's Electric Holiday - Starring Minnie Mouse When Minnie Mouse spots a gorgeous dress in a store window, she's transported into a Parisian fashionista fantasy with guest appearances by Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga and other world-renowned fashion industry icons.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA COLLABORATION WITH H&M

Here's the video of H&M collaboration H&M with the iconic Maison Martin Margiela. The most representative pieces of Maison Martin Margiela are reproduced in updated shapes and materials and offered to the broad public as an exclusive synopsis of their history. The Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collection will be available in selected stores and online at www.hm.com/maisonmartinmargiela November 15th. I promised myself to stop buying fast fashion, but this is just tempting.

 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

AARON CHINN (L.A. MODELS) - GREY DAY BY EDWIN CABRERA

Male model Aaron Chinn who is I had a few years ago, now base in L. A. (L.A. MODELS) has a new look. Here’s the photo shoot I recently did with him.
 





Friday, October 12, 2012

FILM INSPIRATION: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (BY DAVID LEAN) 1965

The 1965 epic film, Doctor Zhivago directed by David Lean starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie is on my list of one of the most stylist films ever made. Despite of the mixed reviews it received, the film that is loosely based on the novel by Boris Pasternark, is still considered one of the highest grossing films of all time. The incredible acting, breathtaking cinematography, beautiful musical score and the gorgeous costumes make them one of the most memorable and influential films in pop culture. For a fashion person, it’s one of my favourite winter film to watch for inspiration.

Doctor Zhivago won a well-deserved 1965 Oscar for Best Costume Design. Here are some of few interesting story and fact about designing the costume for the film from Wikipedia.

 Annie Symons, the costume designer and her staff had to create more than 3000 costumes and 35,000 individual items of clothing for the cast. The characters of Zhivago and Lara each had at least 90 costume combinations, and six other principal characters had an average of fifteen changes each. By the time principal photography ended, a total of 984 yards of fabric, 300,000 yards of thread, 1 million buttons, and 7,000 safety pins were used.

 Geraldine Chaplin plays sweet and supportive Tonya, Yuri Zhivago’s step-sister turned wife. Her introductory scene shows Tonya hopping off a busy train from Paris at the Moscow train station in a fitted, pale pink dress and overcoat with matching fur hat and grey muff. The costume garnered much attention from Director David Lean. Costume Designer Phyllis Dalton had an argument with the Director because David Lean didn’t like the that same costume in pale grey with a black fur hat which was Phyllis first initial plan to be used for the scene because she thought that Geraldine would look so sophisticated on them. Phyllis then had a white version of the outfit made, which Lean rejected again since it made Geraldine’s teeth look “too yellow.” To satisfy David adamant request for a pale colour but not white for same outfit, Dalton then made another one in pink, which later on became the most beautiful and memorable outfit in the whole film. 

Director David Lean also made all his actors wear period undergarments beneath their costumes for added authenticity. 


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Monday, September 24, 2012

ART-"THE TAO OF LAUGHTER" BY YUEN MIN JUN

Contemporary Chinese artist Yue Min Jun best known for oil paintings depicting himself in various settings, frozen in laughter who became part of the “Cynical Realist art movement in China is having his first ever solo exhibition in Hong Kong. It will be the Hong Kong’s Harbour City third exhibition, there was the presentation of Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition “Dots Obsession – Soul of Pumpkin” in 2007 and the work of renowned American artist KAWS’ “Passing Through” exhibition in 2010.

he exhibition titled “The Tao of Laughter” will feature Yue Min five new sculptures that are displayed at the forecourt of Ocean Terminal, Harbour City. Additionally, 12 pieces of Yue Min Jun’s silk screened artwork will also be on display at Gallery by the Harbour.

"The Tao of Laughter” by Yue Min Jun Exhibition Details Date: September 20 – October 23, 2012 Silk Screen Paintings by Yue Min Jun Exhibition Date: September 20 – October 14, 2012 Venue: Gallery by the Harbour – Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre (Near Fendi) “The Tao of Laughter” Sculptures by Yue Min Jun Date: September 24 – October 23, 2012 Venue: Forecourt, Ocean Terminal.










ANA LOCKING SPRING/SUMMER 2013

Here’s the spring/summer 2013 collection by Ana Locking titled “The Talk” which according to the designer is based upon the confrontation between two opposites to achieve balance. The colours are coral red, coral pink, petroleum blue, navy blue, olive, smoke grey, fingerprint, leopard print, coral print, white, black and stripes. For materials, Ana Locking used triple organza, washed satin, crÍpe de file, raffia knits, digital prints in stretch satin crÍpe, silk jacquard, leopard-skin prints in silk gauze, spider's web Chantilly lace, washed satin silk, striped silk lame’ knits.

 Ana Locking is also known for her interesting accessories, for women's and men's, she created belts made of black natural cowhide, featuring an inner lining that is polished to match, replete with multi-coloured braided and knotted cord details. The footwear made by Castañer for the label, were mostly sandals, featuring pieces of coloured leather that converge at the point where mountain-boot laces begin to wind up and down the leg. Handbags made of soft and malleable glace lamb, in which the comfort of semi-rigid leather is linked to the sophisticated gesture of a hand-held bag. Necklaces in polyester resin inspired in hybrids bestiaries and natural coral.


Models: Denisa Dvorakova, Anya Kazakova, O´shea Robertson, , Alla Kostromichova, Emma Xie,  Erin Fee, Karo Mrozkova, Elena Melnik, David Chiang, Rose Cordero, Juju Ivanjuk, Ilva Heitmann, Diana Farkhullina, Linus Gustin, Alla Kostromichova, Jakob Wiechmann, Sebastian Sauvé











Sunday, September 23, 2012

COTTE D' ARMES SPRING/SUMMER 2013 COLLECTION

Here again is the denim label Cotte D' Armes spring/summer 2013 collection inspired by military and the rebellious essence of the biker culture.



Sunday, September 16, 2012

CUSTO BARCELONA SPRING/SUMMER 203 -NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

Spanish fashion label CUSTO BARCELONA showed again their new collection at Mercedes Benz’ New York Fashion Week. For spring/summer 2013 CUSTO BARCELONA offered a lot of architectural lines and sheer, comfortable volumes combined with some slim tight pieces. Graphics inspired by the seabed, the cosmos and the constellations are also prominent on the lighter pieces and can be found on mirror-like fabrics and silk and nylon transparencies.


Netting and tulle in bright colors also prevail as key fabrics in the collection, in coordination with metallic film prints, Lurex, elastic bands in various shades and geometric lace. Natural-fiber jacquards in fluorescent colors further form the basis of this new graphic collection by the label.

Custo Barcelona offered a bright and varied palette in both the women's and men's collections, featuring everything from pastel colors and whites to the most acid of greens, streaked with daring strokes of black. All in all, it represented an avant-garde fusion of colors to form dresses, tunics, unstructured suits and even a swimwear line.








Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIOR HOMME REOPENS NEWLY RENOVATED FLAGSHIP NEW YORK STORE

On September 8, 2012, Dior Homme reopened its flagship New York retail location at 17 E 57th Street.

The newly renovated flagship location has undergone a complete redesign and expansion, showcasing Dior Homme's distinct modern and traditional architectural aesthetic.

The existing ground floor has a sleek architectural symmetry, luxe materials, and rich, tactile finishes. The newly constructed second floor has been designed exclusively for the 57th street location as a full-service VIP dressing room salon. 

This new multi-dimensional luxury retail space will feature a signature mix of merchandise across all categories presently available under the Dior Homme label, including ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear, leather goods, watches, jewelry, and fragrance.





DAVID DELFIN SPRING/SUMMER 2013- MADRID FASHION WEEK

Here’s the David Delfin's very modern spring/summer 2013 collection presented during Madrid Fashion Week.


 






DEVOTA & LOMBA SPRING/SUMMER 2013- MADRID FASHION WEEK

Here are the Spanish designers Luis Devota and Modesto Lomba's fashion label Devota and Lomba's spring/summer 2013 collection that was presented in Madrid Fashion Week. They continued their penchant for deconstruction and the pallete grey combined with bright colourful details.