Saturday, 29 July 2017

MARY BENSON WORLD - A New Collection & Concept

Mary Benson is launching a new concept.
 Realising the over-saturation amongst young designers in the industry and moving away from the traditional schedule, Mary has decided to create a more lifestyle focused genderless collection, consisting of a carefully considered range of streetwear in her signature prints.

 Inspired by delicate Japanese kimonos, healing crystals, Egyptian Goddesses, stained glass art and Mary’s own illustrative archive, the debut collection includes; 6 tracksuits, 4 t-shirts, 2 sweatshirts and 2 hoodies, to be available from new site with custom vinyl versions being made to order and delivered within 2 weeks.

 The campaign was shot by Lewis K. Smith and features Mary’s muse; British actress Sophia Brown who will star opposite Rachel Weisz in ‘Disobedience’ later this year and featured in the remake of ‘Beauty & the Beast’ and TV series' ‘Clique’ and ‘Guerilla.’

“The tracksuits originally started out as a menswear but I soon realised that there was no reason to choose between men’s and womenswear. We live in such an exciting and creative society, I can see such a wide variety of people wearing them in their own way and mixed and matched with other clothing. I wanted the campaign to feature male and female models, but as soon as I saw Sophia I knew she was exactly the person I wanted in the campaign – her androgynous look was perfect and really encapsulates what the collection is about. In my time away from the industry, I have realised that there isn’t a set way to do things when it comes to designing and creating a collection. The traditional seasonal drops weren’t working for the me and I wanted to create something fun, so I decided to work on my own e-commerce site which over the coming months I plan to grow into more of a lifestyle brand” - Mary Benson

Items are available in two price tiers – screen printed or vinyl printed:
Short sleeve tee in white or black - £65 / £85
 Long sleeve tee in white or black - £70 / £90
 Printed sweatshirt in white or black - £100 / £120
Printed hoodie in white or black - £110 / £130
Printed jacket in white or black - £260
Printed trousers in white or black - £220

The limited edition, made to order vinyl printed 100% silk jacket and trousers are available in pink, black, gold and grey colourways, priced at £680 for the jacket and £580 for the trousers.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Sometimes it feels like winter now so we can't wait for the AW17 stock to arrive in the stores!!
Here are a few campaign images for Zara AW17

Campaign shots by Steven Miesel

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


 “My inspiration for the look I created was old Hollywood Glamour meets 1940s Russian espionage, but with a modern, youthful twist.” – Charlotte Tilbury “
The look was all about gleaming, plumped up, glossy skin that looks fresh and healthy, brushed-up, elongated brows with dreamy glowing highlights on the inner corners of the eyes, down the centre of the nose and across the tops of the cheekbones. I dabbed a modern-vintage 1940s crimson across the cheekbones and varied different lip colours amongst each model (either Red Carpet Red, Tell Laura, Opium Noir or Carina’s Love) the lips for a statement, just-bitten look.” – Charlotte Tilbury

How to
1. To prep the skin, Charlotte’s skin-drenching Magic Cream was applied to instantly plump and youth-boost the complexion
2. Next, the under eyes are re-energised with Magic Eye Rescue
3. The Retoucher pen allows the skin to glow through and erases any imperfections where needed
4. Brows are brushed up using Legendary Brows to reveal their full, natural shape and Brow Lift is used to fill in the gaps and elongate the brows.
5. Lashes are curled using Life Changing Lashes to create a coquettish curl, followed by Full Fat Lashes mascara to the top lashes
6. To illuminate the complexion, Charlotte’s NEW Hollywood Highlight Wand (launches in August) was applied to the inner corners of the eyes and across the eyelids, to the tops of the cheekbones, down the nose and onto the Cupid’s bow, mimicking the effect of evening light across the face.
7. For a rosy flush of colour to the cheeks, K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Night Crimson is lightly dabbed and blended across the cheekbones
8. To finish, a painted-on stain of lipstick gives a statement, berry colour to the lips – Charlotte varied different lip colours amongst each model (either Red Carpet Red, Tell Laura, Opium Noir or Carina’s Love) for a statement, just-bitten look

Thursday, 6 July 2017

ABE Couture Jewelry Ornaments presentation During Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Couture jewellery brand ABE by Ariane Chaumeil presented its AW17 collection titled Past to Present.

Designed and created by art glassworker and jeweller Ariane Chaumeil, the collection is of melted glass, giving its forms, colors and reflections because of a repetitive movement, for mastering its viscous and solid condition.

By sawing, bending, welding brass, the glass takes another dimension.
The brass meshes are set one by one, like a fabric, allowing the jewellery set to take all the forms and dimensions.

The metal engravings give an antique look

Plumasserie » (work with feathers), is present.

MARIA ARISTIDOU Semi Couture AW 17 at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Once upon a time there was a story, an inspiration behind Maria Aristidou Autumn/Winter 2017- 2018 womenswear collection to tell ...

"Belle âme - a beautiful soul"

A story of a woman that is united no matter the difficulties, the setbacks, the ups and downs, no matter the color, the religion, the beliefs, women can conquer the world.

 "Belle âme" is flooded with a playground of knit patterns, cozy wool's and metallic yarns.

 Elaborate embroideries create luxurious beaded fields in the designs for the women today

, whereas, soft curves with unexpected details and sleek cuts, manifest the beauty and the elegance of this womenswear collection for day or night.

 The power of Love, the Care, the Beauty and the Wisdom of a Woman is the rebirth of "a beautiful soul".

  "Belle âme - a beautiful soul" is an outcry for all of us to be AS ONE, ONE LOVE, ONE UNIT because we are valuable, we matter, we deserve to live every moment in this precious life.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

ZIAD NAKAD Couture Show AW 17 at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week


 For his AW17 couture collection, designer Ziad Nakad proposes his romantic vision of a season in magic colors where white predominates.

 A white that appears as cold as snow

 and that gradually heats up when velvet, feathers, tulle and lace are interwoven through learned embroideries.

 Sequins emulate snow crystals on branches

Numerous cut-outs on the back and shoulders draw the body to reveal a bewitching femininity.

 Colour palette includes various shades of blue ranging from dark navy to dusky blue

Green and red enriches the colours of this magical forest.

 And a bride like a queen of an exceptional night, dressed in white and gold that illuminates this universe fit to the legends of a thousand and one nights

Pictures Credit : Kirsty Sparow / Getty Images for Ziad Nakad

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

LASKARIS Couture Show AW17 at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week

Tilted PRISMA, Laskaris' AW17 Couture collection was shown at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.

The PRISM is the key that opens the door to the collection of the Greek designer Laskaris. A journey to a surreal world, where the dream is omnipresent, the act of creation is spontaneous, and paradoxically anchored in the present.

His couture collection for autumn-winter 2017-2018 is an experience: you are welcome to follow the light, its sublime anamorphoses, its multiple facets, which are, according to the designer, the meaning of life.

The main colors are black, red, white and gold.

Fabrics are linen, cashmere and leather.

The enamels in the collection are hand-moulded in his atelier in Athens.

The purity of the lines symbolizes the different roads that each of us must choose throughout our lives, the trajectories that are personal to us. It is the past that gives us the means to move towards the future.

The collection is strongly influenced by the Greek culture. From the soul of Chirico and Engonópoulos, Laskaris extracted hope and vital force. « My work is only a reflection of what I think, I feel, I try and I realize... Knowing how to see a situation with the eyes of the spirit is the best way to see it with the greatest objectivity possible. To see means to conceive, and that is the true nature of thought. »

And, above all, PRISM is a celebration of light, the one that composes a painting, in opposition to obscurantism, that dwells a soul...


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