All posts by MagdaLena

Clean Beauty Lover, Blogger, Copywriter, Affiliate Manager

Grunge Lady Clash – Gosia Baczynska SS’ 2011

The clash of Grace Kelly timeless style and rebellious charm of Courtney Love is the motto of the Gosia Baczynska outstanding collection for Spring/ Summer 2011. There is a ferocity hidden in the lace layers and classic chic formed with New Look signature. The main intention of the designer was to create something on the verge of oppositions –  delicacy of the ladylikeness and wildness of the rock’n’roll vibe. As the result there is a great composition for experimental fashionistas and mature in style and grace women.

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Gosia Baczynska SS’11 Ad Campaign
Photographers: Zuza Krajewska & Bartek Wieczorek
Models: Zuzanna Bijoch & Pat Pietrzak

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The Power of Femininity – Christian Louboutin Fall 2011 Lookbook

The Artemis shoulder bag in “Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour” by Jean Marc Nattier
Behind the Christian Louboutin‘s label there is not only luxury red sole signature hidden, but also imaginative yet chic shoe designs and inspiring ad campaigns. This season Louboutin continues its timeless fusion of fashion and art praising “The Power of Femininity ” by reenacments of the most iconic portraits from the previous centuries. The lookbook is a fashion time machine skillfully captured by  Peter Lippmann  and styled by Catherine Gorne. The campaign represents the vision of woman through its versatility and uniqueness through the embodiments of historic images merged with present designs of Christian Louboutin. 
I have also written about another example of fashion – art fusion in the post “Painted Ladies“.
‘Halte’-pump of Christian Louboutin in “Portrait of a Girl” by the French painter Jean Babtiste Camille Corot 
 The purple 8 Mignons sandal in ‘Saint Dorothy of Caesarea’ by Francisco de Zurburan

‘Puke’-booty van Christian Louboutin in “Madeleine à la veilleuse” by George de La Tour

The Tootsie’ankle boots in Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler

Catalina clunch and the Pigalilli platform pump with gold stiletto in “Elizabeth of Austria” by Francois Clouet

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NUPTUS by Sylvio Giardina

NUPTUS – as the latest creation of the prolific arist and couture fashion designer – Sylvio Giardina is the respose for the 3rd edition of LIMITED/UNLIMITED exhibition project, curated by AltaRoma and Silvia Venturini Fendi. This redefinition of bridal gown with unconventional results is composed from expanded polytene and jersey with details in Swarovski crystals. The effect is marvellous depicting a piece of clothing like a tender and soft, cloudy-like construction with sartorial hint. This experimental design is a successful attempt of opposition to the conventional and glossy image of slim and bloodless silhouettes. As a result the tradition is juxtaposed with innovative yet sensual harmony discovering renewed aesthetics of the Sylvio Giardina’s stamp which was mentioned in the post about his autumn / winter 2011 / 2012 collection.  

Images: courtesy of the designer Sylvio Giardina

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Mutual Core – Daga Ziober by Kacper Kasprzyk in Dazed & Confused

Dazed & Confused
Editorial: Mutual Core
Photographer: Kacper Kasprzyk
Model: Daga Ziober
styled by Karen Langley
Make up : Megumi Itano
Hair : Naoki Komiya

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Queen of Sardinia

Mysteroius atmosphere of the Queen of Sardinia’s editorial captures attention with its mythological impact. Dree, the model surrounded by masked men, theatrical creations, ancient ruins seems to be the main part of some legend story captivated between reality and fantasy. As the observerof some theatrical performance you can feel the tension arising within minutes.

Tar Magazine
Editorial: Queen of Sardinia
Photographers: Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Model: Dree Hemingway
Stylist: Samuel Francois

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Moonlight Versace – AW 2011 Campaign

Moonlight – like vibe mixed with volcanic background is a perfect theme for Italian king of glam fashion –Versace. The campaign depicts the key looks of sartorial dark hued elegance accentuated by gold elements with the assists of the most wanted faces – Saskia the Brauw and Sean O’Pry. Despite the fact that I am not the over enthusiast of this fashion house, the campaign mesmerizes with the Mert and Marcus stamp.

Versace Autumn(Fall)/Winter 2011/2012 Ad Campaign
Models: Saskia de Brauw & Sean Opry
Photography: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott

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Androgynous Queen – Tilda in W

Fashion is a field of art where images play crucial role with astonishing power. Fashion is the metaphor of transformation – displaying beauty or ugliness is the most unique way. Fashion is the mystery of metamorphosis whether converting hideous insect into butterfly or vice versa. Tilda proves with her unique androgynous gift that beauty in fashion is the state of mind rather than vanity fair…

W Magazine
Photography by Tim Walker
Model: Tilda Swinton
Styled by Jacob Kjeldgaard
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Swan Maiden

Charm of swan, delicacy of feather texture and morning beauty vibe by Jamie Nelson capturing angelic look of Bekah Jenkins for Vogue Turkey in June 2011 issue.
Vogue Turkey June 2011
Photography by Jamie Nelson
Model – Bekah Jenkins

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Sands of Gold

Vogue Turkey June 2011

Editorial – sıcak temas

Model:  Anna Maria Jagodzinska 
Photography by Mariano Vivanco

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White Beauty by John Paul Tran

Interesting editorial overwhelmed with pure white colour features outstanding tomboy beauty with  platinum short haircut. The eye-catching jewellery created by Gabriel Frantzen is an edgy and chunky line resembling gothic heaviness. The simplicity of the pictorial  exposes the prominent values of the accessory – vintage glamour.

Photography: John Paul Tran
Model: Louise Donegan @ Ford
Jewelery by Gabriel Frantzen

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