Lady Fozaza …. is all about statement Blazers! Fashion consultant and blogger Alanoud Badr is the designer behind this edgy new UAE based label. The Saudi/Lebanese designer has “expressed her love for fashion by bringing her fierce creation Lady Fozaza to life” last year and is now releasing her second collection for spring / summer 2012.
Despite the simplicity of the concept I feel that it just bursts out a very empowering and trendy vibe to it. Going through the designs, you’ll find them very different to the usual blazer you would have in your wardrobe, some have strong structured shoulders others have dramatic twist such as the use of silver studs on exotic prints, lace details and oriental fabrics. I honestly find them very fashion forward and not hard to style, all you need is a pair of jeans to go with and you’ll look fabulous!
Fashion Designer Alanoud Badr
“A woman who wears Lady Fozaza blazers, is confident, fearless and independent, a woman who is at her core”- Alaanoud Badr
Adidas Original & Jeremy Scott S/S 2012
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott continues his collaboration with Adidas Originals this summer to release their latest collection that is nothing less than awesome! Jeremy just lets loose with this line drawing inspirations from random stuff from American pop culture to the wild life of the urban jungle. Although the collection has cool animal prints, music inspired graphics, and the usual 3-Stripes brand design I have to note that the American flag is more prominent than anything else. It’s used on Track tops, sneakers, and an extremely swimsuit that is designed with cross-cross straps to accentuate curves…quiet patriotic!
Just Check out this video
Come’on you must be as excited about this line as I am. I mean The randomness of using leather fringes on a Firebird track jacket and a full leather biker jacket painted in gold just takes it to another level of insanity. Let alone those jungle-inspired leopard and Gorilla Sneakers….
This Collection is already available but we should be expecting more additions to come in the following weeks …Oh well atleast for now I know I’ve got my eyes set on those Cowboy-Adidas high boots and that funky sequins football jersey!
Bianca Balti for Vogue Japan this March
Vogue Japan has been thrilling us with one incredible shoot after another but by far this has to be my absolute favorite! Kiss of the matador… A breathtaking shoot lensed by Giampaolo Sgura and stars the stunning italian supermodel Biance Balti that takes us back to the days of fierce Spanish bullfighters and sexy flamenco dancers.
Bianca looks fabulous with her strikingly sharp feminine features that gives the Toreros a whole new sexiness, yet no one can deny that Anna Del Russo has done brilliant work styling her. With care to details Anna created extravagant looks by mixing modern pieces with inspirations from the traje de luces “the traditional clothing matadors wear in the bullring” which gave the shoot quiet an alluring latino flavor . Anna used designer pieces such as Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Balmain for this shoot completed by statement jewelry, & in case you haven’t noticed Bianca’s eye catching big hair by Andrew Guida which made the whole look picture perfect!
I just love it!!
Vogue Japan, March 2012
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura
Stylist: Anna Dello Russo
Model: Bianca Balti
Only a few days ago PETA unveiled the latest celebrity Penelope Cruz to pose for their anti-fur campaign. The sexy Hollywood Star is known for her animal loving lifestyle, adopting rescue cats and dogs. Although appeared on every best dressed list in the world, and the one thing you’ll never see her wearing fur.
I for one just lovvvve this campaign! I have no words to describe how Beautiful Victoria Secret Angel Adriana Liam looks. Watch her walking through the backstreets and forests of Haiti in Donna Karan’s 2012 Collection looking so fierce with the Haitian drum rolls playing in the back.
Victoria has been quiet busy with the super-talented illustrator and film-maker, Quentin Jones working on Videos for her new S/S 2012 campaigns, Victoria Describes Quentin as “ great to work with! She’s cool, has an interesting vision and her style fits so perfectly with the Victoria line!’
Victoria Beckham Denim: Steps for 2
This was Victoria Beckham First collaboration with Quientin Jones, released last December exclusively for AnOther Magazine to celebrate the Launch of Spring/Summer 2012 Denim collection. Young, playful and effortlessly chic, Victoria Beckham’s Line was brought to life in Quentin Jones short fashion film with the effervescent style of the French New Wave styled by AnOther Magazine fashion editor Agata Belcen.
Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection
On their second collaboration Quentin really brought out the fun side of the collection, from cat masks to clock-blocking frocks,taking a different direction from the Commercial wave designers are following these days.
In one of her interviews, Victoria said “ This collaboration is really exciting for me. For the Victoria line i wanted to appeal to a slightly younger audience – super chic but with a sense of humour and an edge and that’s exactly what Quentin brought to the creative process. I really wanted to capture the essence of the playful feminine character at the heart of the collection and Quentin has realised that for me in her unique, innovative style.”
This new video has premiered last week as part of the Harvey Nichols display installation created by Victoria herself with Fiona Leahey.
News has it that Victoria’s Line has already been sold out from the store today!!
As bizzare as this headline may seem to be, as true as it really is. 28 years old Fashion Designer Nailah Lymus is launching a new agency for Muslim models called Underwraps next week during New York Fashion Week. I was a little confused with how she wants to relate the two, as religion goes against everything that the fashion Industry represents today, but with a little research I’ve come to understand what Nailah is trying to accomplish, abit controversial yes but nevertheless ambitious .
Fashion Designer Nailah Lymus
Nailah Lymus is an American-born Muslim with a mixture of African-American, Irish, and Cherokee Native American origins. She’s a self-taught independent designer whose always had the talent for arts and ambition for fashion. Being veiled herself, she believes in the modesty that is required by her religious beliefs, which states that women’ clothes should be loose enough so as not to reveal their shape but only face, hands and feet can be visible.
Nailah aims to prove that if a model is to be Muslim, she can still be as fashionable and gorgeous while adhering to her religious beliefs of modesty. “[Muslim models] come from a background where they dress Islamically appropriate, but to be in this industry and to be a model you kind of have to forfeit that,” Lymus said. “That’s why I wanted to start this agency, so you don’t have to do that. You don’t have to lose who you are to be in this business.”
She already adopts this idea through her work, where she creates stylish transitional designs for both Muslim and non- Muslim women, with an aim of changing the stereotyping associated with Muslim women today.“I simply want people to understand that Islam is our religion, but we are still women and we definitely love fashion so why can’t we be fashionable?!” as she explains it. “ I appreciate that my talent is a gift that God blessed me with and I know I should use it as a tool to educated myself and not get caught up in the superficiality of the industry.”
Muslim Fashion Modeling
Underwraps Modeling Agency is now representing only four models which are committed to their beliefs yet are hoping to be able to work with mainstream designers like Hanna Abdeeslam, whom is the first Muslim model that Lancome ever signs up.”“We take things seriously and are professional just like other models. During fashion week I’ll be sending them out to castings just like anyone else,” Lymus said.
I’m not quite sure how such Modeling agency would be able to survive without difficulties in such a sexually oriented industry but you have to respect Nailah Lymus for trying to give fashion the opportunity of a new direction.
Vanity Fair Hollywood March Cover
Vanity Fair has released the pullout cover of the magazine’s 18th annual Hollywood issue shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, and it’s as utterly glamorous as always. They described their Art Deco to be designed “to evoke the all-white, Jazz Age interiors of English decorator Syrie Maugham” along with the work of V.F.’s fashion and style director, Jessica Diehl, who styled the 11 cover starlets in pastel satin dresses and frothy feathers to lend a 20s and 30s boudoir feel. Just in case you don’t recognize the Ladies here let me identify them for you, from left to right we have Rooney Mara, a seated Mia Wasikowska, a standing Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Adepero Oduye, Shailene Woodley, Paula Patton, Felicity Jones, Lily Collins, and Brit Marling.
Vanity Fair is known to be racist when it comes to their Hollywood covers, they tend to feature more white actresses than colored ones. I guess this time they tried to respond to that accusation but unfortunately they only upped the number from one to two actresses and you have to actually unfold the cover to see them….oh well.
Check out this behind the scenes video with Vanity Fair…..
I understand that some designers like to send messages across through their designs but with Gianni Molaro I think he just got carried away. I don’t understand what kind of influence he was under when he was inspired to do these pieces for Rome Fashion week but he definitely got the attention he was after.
Giano Molaro for Rome Fashion Week
Yes that’s exactly what you think it is, a Mega-boob dress. Gianni Molaro shocked his audience yesterday when one of his models walked out with this flesh-colored dress with a single huge breast which had been sewn to the bodice of her top and long tentacles instead of hands. I’m guessing that this dress is some sort of statement against nudity or the obsessive use of sexual manipulation in the fashion industry or worse maybe he’s just obsessed with boobs. God knows what he was thinking!
Financial crisis…Recession…Eurozone crisis…doesn’t matter, the idea has been rinsed by designers over the past 2 years whenever there is a crisis happening they illustrate it with one of their designs. Having said that Gianni didn’t want to let the financial crisis that was created by the Italian government go unnoticed, therefore he created this pale yellow dress with currency-style line carts at the bottom of the skirt and the Eurozone sign held by the model…as well as what looks like a police siren on her head…..oh well.
I honestly can’t tell if this model’s corset was pulled down by the weight of the Umbrella skirt she’s wearing or if that’s the look he was after. I’ve been staring at this picture for a while now trying to translate what he’s trying to say here but I’m just confused, I can tell you this though despite the umbrellas the look does have a bit of fifties feel to it. Question is ..what’s the relevance?
When you see a woman walking down the catwalk in a huge red cracked heart dress with paper cut outs of someone’s face sticking out of it….what are you meant to think of that?
I really don’t know why this lady is hung like that…No comment there..maybe you can guess the interpretation of this one.
To be honest I find this Fashion show degrading to the standards set by the Italian runways.. ..I do believe that fashion is all about creativity but to be creative you must be talented…and Gianni just lacks both..
I’d like to think that Kristen Stewart was just caught jokingly flicking a friend in distance in this paparazzi shot not Karl Lagerfeld himself lol