Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Model Watch - Sarah Vosper

Fresh faces are forever the focus in fashion, and here is an Australian model to watch.

I could easily write pages on pages about her beauty, but its not only her looks that make her shine but her personality.

While calling Australia home Sarah is continuously on trips to Europe for work while also studying fashion at university in Sydney. Gracing magazines like Vogue and Marie Claire, she goes from strength to strength, with the support of model agency Priscilla's.

Shine Sarah Shine.

Seasons by Donna Hay

An eyebrow may be raised when you see that the new addition to my 'Books to Love' list is Donna Hay's Seasons. As much as it is a cookbook, it is every part a book about style as just as much as it is a book about delicious seasonal food.
From the photographic aspects like lighting, composition, saturation, to the print aspects of matte finish, layout and fonts, everything has been done in the relaxed, contemporary style that emulates the brand of Donna Hay. 

This wonderful cookbook is also a representation of the relaxed lifestyle of Australia that many of us endeavour replicate. It is a beacon of style and as trend forecasters say, style is created from all areas of life and food culture is very much key component. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Li Edelkoort - more & more

After having the divine lady of insight,trend forecaster, Li Edelkoort grace us with her presence this year are you still searching for more? Well heads up she has been featured in Sydney Morning Herald -Good Weekend June 19 and this months Australia Vogue Living. Her insightful wisdom is truly addictive.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Model Watch - Stephanie Seymour

Talking old school, talking classic, talking about a perfect example of an empowered women, talking Stephanie Seymour. With age and supermodel status comes experience the embodies the strong spirited prowess that I am currently focusing on for my design work. It is the strength of individualism I search for in all my muses.

These sensuous black and white picture truly embrace style.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

David Downton

One of my personal favourite illustrators is the amazing David Downton. Born in Kent, England in 1959 and choosing to complete a BA hons. in illustration and graphics, it was only after the Financial Times in 1996 commissioned him to draw the couture shows of that year, that he became known as a fashion illustrator.

Above - Twiggy ; Below - Erin O'Connor

Since then he has drawn some of the world's most influential fashion icons such as Twiggy, Erin O'Connor, Linda Evangelista and Catherine Deneuvre and has been employed by commercial clients like Paloma Picasso, Tiffany & Co, Dior, Chanel, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and the V&A Museum.

Personally one of the most favourite attributes to his technique is his play on positive and negative spaces.

Stroke of amazing style............

Monday, June 7, 2010

Gaultier does lace

Jean Paul Gaultier has an amazing ability to work with lace in such a way that each time it appears in his collections it has a strong fresh twist to it. During my research for my own personal design work I came across again Gaultier's Couture 2009 collection. It has such clean crisp symmetrical lines with a spanish influence and an amazing acknowledgement to what would classically perceived as millinery techniques.

The other element that makes this collection cohesive is his use of tones of colour and also classic contrast colours, and also the variation on the thickness of line work within the designs.

Jean Paul Gaultier you have an amazing gift.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010