Zephyr – Zaha Hadid Architects
Imaginative furniture designed by Zaha Hadid Architects is the result of the inspiration coming from the patternsof erosion – mingled and fluid banks of sofa that can be joined in various configurations. This flexible design forms an innovative idea that has strong communicative factor.
As Hadid explains: “When I was doing plans years ago, people always said ‘what kind of furniture will you put against this kind of curved wall?’ So it emerged from that – this idea of making islands or spaces in a modulated form, a sequence or a fluid movement within a space.”
Ever wished you could look like a movie star? The fact is that most movie stars don’t really look that good. They appear as good as they do onscreen because they’re very carefully made up and very carefully lit. Even an “average” person can look good with enough attention, no matter what their size, shape, age or sex. If you don’t have an expert team available to help, there are still quite a few things you can do to make the most of your appearance – and enjoy the process.
Delicious and healthy food
Eating well isn’t just about trying to become or stay slim. Everybody looks better if they’re eating a balanced diet because it means the body gets all the nutrients it needs to stay in prime condition, with glowing skin, shining hair and bright eyes. Eating like this doesn’t have to be a chore. Think of it as a chance to explore different kinds of food you never got round to before. You can still have sweet treats – there are lots of delicious fruits and berries out there that are great dried or in sorbets or smoothies. Nuts are also great for nutrition and taste delicious fresh or roasted.
Pamper your skin
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to drink lots of water, which will help it stay soft and healthy, but another option is to apply essential oils for skin directly, providing nourishment right where it’s needed. You can also try using cucumber, which really does revive tired eyes if placed on the lids, and also fixes dark and puffy skin underneath them. If you have patches of rough skin, you can use small amounts of baking soda as a natural exfoliant; apply it in the shower, gently rub it in and then rinse it away.
Revive your hair
Even if your hair is thin and sparse, you can make it look better by softening it. Mashed banana makes a wonderful natural conditioner if you rub it in, leave it for ten minutes and then wash it out again, but the real secret is to use coconut oil and leave it in overnight; just wrap a towel around it so you don’t stain your pillows. You may need two shampoos and rinses to get it out the next day, but afterwards it will look and feel amazing.
Look great as you get in shape
Exercise makes you look better in lots of ways. Aside from helping you control your weight, it makes you more energetic, gives you a natural glow, tones your muscles and it helps you stand taller, which flatters every kind of figure. It will also give you a confidence boost, the key to that natural sexiness some people seem to exude. If you want to feel a little more confident about starting exercise, why not treat yourself to some new exercise gear? There’s lots of great stuff in the shops this season and you don’t have to spend a lot to look good.
Everybody deserves to feel good about the way they look. Isn’t it time you gave yourself a treat?
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ASIA NOTE BY ANDY LONG HOANG FOR FTV INDOCHINA MAGAZINE
Magazine: FTV INDOCHINA MAGAZINE
Editorial: Asia Note
Photographer Andy Long Hoang
Styling by Marek Matwiejczuk
Total Looks for the September issue of Marie Claire Latin America by An Le
Photo: An Le (www.anlestudio.com)
Founded in 2010 by Creative Director, Zainab Ashadu, Zashadu is a leading British/Nigerian sustainable luxury accessories brand, specialising in hand crafted leather bags. Zashadu’s Resort 2014 collection features tan ostrich leather and white python contrasted against each other for an elegant but versatile resort appeal.
You can find some of Zashadu’s designs in luxury fashion boutique Wolf & Badger‘s Notting Hill, London store.
Visit also Official Website: Zashadu.com
Naomi Campbell for Harper’s Bazaar VIETNAM June by An Le
Model: Naomi Campbell
Photographer: An Le (www.anlestudio.com)
Fashion editor: Phuong My
Stylist: Lisa Jarvis
Hair: Peter Savic (Magnet Agency)
Make Up: Renee Garnes (Wilhelmina Artists)
Manicurist: Andy B Seo
Production: Luz Pavon and Victoria Pavon for Pavon NYC
Set Designer: Stewart Gerard
Images are the courtesy of Fashion Photographer AN Le.
Editorial: “Stranger Than Paradise”
Photography by Tim Walker
Model-Muse: Tilda Swinton
Styled by Jacob K,
featuring the Spring fashion of Giorgio Armani, Haider Ackermann, Francesco Sognamiglio among others.
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Multifaceted concept of light in nature empowered by the latest textile technology and crisp aesthetic of fashion evolved in awe-inspiring collection by ISSEY MIYAKE’s for Spring Summer 2014 . The significance of the brand encapsulated sporty nonchalance with the definite graphic cut. The refined craftsmanship melted in the constructions composed of hybrid textiles and inventive technologies. Ever-illuminating light is the overwhelmed factor of the collection – from the resemblance of the starts on the pitch-black sky, the chalky luminescence of the Moon through the bright-day rainbow created by sun rays. The presentation of light by ISSEY MIYAKE Spring/Summer 2014 was unveiled in three openings.
Live music by Ei Wada – Braun Tube Jazz Band
The first opening of the light illustrates the metallic shine of the stars accompanied by the dark sky at night. Through the set, the metallic clothing is made of manufactured leather covered with the film to enhance the metal shine effect. The common denominator of the starlight series is a new punching technique that exhibit stars on the tiny holes. Thanks to the “Steam Stretch” technique the shape of pants, jackets and coats evinced the three-dimensional aspect.
The luminous white of the moonlight is condensed in the grid knit presentation accompanied by mesh tops and cotton grid structures. The grid-shaped texture is formed from stretch yarn technique that focuses on the weft and warp simultaneously. The hybrid nature of the clothing created fusion of matte and shiny translucent fabrics remaining lightweight and ethereal as well. Another worth-mentioning technique that unveiled the moonlight concept is spiral cutting used in open wave jacket and coats. The outline of the distinguishing silhouette with the soft posture is the effect of hybrid approach that merges inventive yarns created on old-style knitting machines. The impressive transfer printing also skillfully bright up with the vivid palette.
With the beginning to the third phase, the sunlight is exposed with the three-dimensional coats covered with mesh in blue and red gradations. The choice of colors is not aleatory. The azure sky infuses with the deep redness of the sunset that spread around the horizon. Along with the substantial mesh, the garment compose 3D movement feel of light and shade. The sunlight is also expressed by double layered cotton skirts and tops enriched with lightweight mode and color. The glow of sun that punctures from the whirling clouds is presented by double power of wave and cotton on the tops and bottoms. The lightweight cover reveals the hint of color while moving.
GALLERY OF ISSEY MIYAKE SPRING/SUMMER 2014:
Inspirations taken from natural world and animal ancestry enriched with tribal mystery, symbolism and alchemy are the substratum of Claudia Danna‘s vision of fashion. The collection entitled “Visions between the end and the beginning” is the transition between two dark frontiers – the darkness of vanishing and the darkness that preludes the new beginning like the metamorphosis of a chrysalis. From one side we are introduced into the dark concept of death with the dark accents and taxonomic influences. From another side the vivid accents of palette ensure us about the darkness of rebirth like the end of one stage moves to beautiful transformation of a butterfly. The dresses illustrate the armor constructions encapsulating the ethereal silk and lightweight chiffon, rigid rubber and arthropod designs outlining the mystical experience between the closing and initial point.
The collection “Visions between the end and the beginning” for Autumn/ Winter 2013-2014 was presented during the fashion week Altaroma Haute Couture . Thanks to the collection, the designer Claudia Andrea Danna became a winner of the “ Fashion Award Altieri – Best Talented Designer”.
Images are the courtesy of fashion designer Claudia Danna
Photographer Maddalena Scutigliani
All clothing and styling Claudia Danna
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BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE collection for Autumn/Winter 2013 expose the signature concept of “shapes made by chance” spicing up the line with the introduction of new features like BAO BAO iPad cases, iPhone pouches and bag hooks. The innovative line of bags and accessories stands for imaginative diversity of origami variations and colors, kaleidoscopic patterns as well as fashionable functionality. Perfect for sustaining a fashion statement, BAO BAO bags and accessories will accentuate originality with every single day. Check also previous features of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE on Edelscope.com HERE
CHECK ALSO THE WHOLE COLLECTION OF BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE AUTUMN/WINTER 2013:
Vintage sophistication accentuated by the whimsical graphic art and vivid range of colors are the main indicators of the “Gypset” collection by fashion label Forget Me Not. The ethereal gypsy dream of the collection for Summer 2013 is signified by the romantic touches azure blue, powdery shades, coral tones along with the intricate compositions of digital art by Coco Pit, the main designer of the label, that is also a graphic artist and illustrator. The collection apart from the beautiful silk scarves is also enriched by the beach accessories including kaftans, towels, turbans as well as a lifestyle accent of cushions.
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Futuristic eclecticism with the Tron inspired inclinations unveils the captivating concept of the neon lights captured by the photographer Charles Guo in Harper’s Bazaar China Art. The Asian beauty Wang Xiao sports glossy bob with the short bangs that perfectly composes with the metallic vibe and sleek silhouettes. The past of roaring twenties is clashed with the modern coolness fulfilled with the excellent styling by Shao Jia.
Harper’s Bazaar China Art
Photography by Charles Guo
Model – Wang Xiao
Stylist – Shao Jia
The transformative wonder of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE collection for Autumn/ Winter 2012 reveals newfangled use of pixels, imaginative shapes captivated in the concept of the kaleidoscope and graphic sharpness, ultra-edgy studs as well as lucent and metallic textures. Following the motto of the line, BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE bag is definitely an innovative accessory that you can feel with all your senses starting from the vivid injection of colors through smart detailing of studs, rock – shaped illusions, metallic shine and classic accents of check patterns introduced in a fresh way. The modern sophistication of the collection stimulates to the artistic transformations on a daily basis. Take a look on the third opening of BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE Autumn/ Winter collection 2012 on EdelScope.com.
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Images are the courtesy of ISSEY MIYAKE LONDON PRESS OFFICE // Text by MagdaLena@ Edelscope.com // All rights reserved.
The multiplicity of the baroque style is definitely an explicit manifestation of ornamentation, shapes and patterns gathered in the regal halo of nobility. As proved by the “Ornate Expectations ” captured by the photographer Andrew Yee the richness of the Baroque centuries in a manner of a fashion presentation is the most recent nowadays. The pictures that bear a striking resemblance to Baroque masterpieces have the most captivating overtone of the modern fashionista.
How To Spend It Magazine
Editorial: “Ornate Expectations ”
Photography by Andrew Yee@ Atelier Management
Models: Nina Porter, Laura O’Grady, Louisa Facchino-Stack, Mary Ballantyne, Edda Oscars, Kiera, Elenor Hayes and Sam Rollinson
Styling by Damian Foxe
The phenomenon of the brightly-colored insects is a great source of inspiration that can be easily followed in the fashion unveiling. Currently and continually I am amazed with the scope of the butterly concept in fashion and its perception into the manner of clothing and jewelry, let alone the fashion editorials. I have posted many articles concerning the butterfly-adorned ideas that you may find on the pages of EdelScope.com. Playing with the concept of the bewitching charm of the fluttering wings covered with the amazing palette of colors and patterns can give stunning outcome sometimes with the mind-boggling effects. Take a look into the fashion facus presentation featuring butterfly-inspired concepts:
BUTTERFLY EFFECT – ELZA LUIJENDIJK BY BEN TOMS FOR DAZED & CONFUSED JUNE 2012
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THE ORIGIN OF MONSTERS: KRISTEN MCMENAMY BY TIM WALKER IN LOVE MAGAZINE SPRING / SUMMER 2012
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Karolina Kurkova by Roe Ethridge for Dazed & Confused August 2010
Karmen Pedaru by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Nippon March 2011
EDUN SPRING/SUMMER 2012 BY RYAN MCGINLEY
Lindsey Wixson for Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Campaign
HAREM ROYAL JEWELRY
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GIAMBATTISTA VALL HAUTE COUTURE FALL 2012
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The innovative feel of Sylvio Giardina’s significance for Fall/Winter 2012/2013 collection is outlined by the fascination of the silhouette reinvention. By morphing the shapes and volumes, the designer creates a newfangled vision of clothing merging his fascinations of Gaetano Pesce‘s works of the late Sixties as well as Steve McCurry‘s portrait photos. The collection conveys recreation of the classic designs by implementing fresh fashion rhythms along with the feeling of vibration. The line is accentuated with the sophisticated fabrics including wool jersey, expanded polyethylene and organic structures as a must as well a soft refinement of mohair, velvet and wool. The pallete of colors is balanced between South-Eastern Asia shades as the sign of great fascination into Steve McCurry‘s portrait photography revealing black, dove-color, bronze, violet, ivory, turquoise, copper-red, beige, air force blue and different shades of green from another, strictly fashionable angle.
photo Dominga Colonna per betterbadgood.it
stylist Marco Grisolia
model Eleonora Rio
fashion coordinator Romina Toscano @Studio DModa
hair & make-up Antonio Ciaramella
Click here to see entire collection www.sylviogiardina.com
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The electrifying collection with the equally captivating title “Electric Youth” under the cutting-edge signature of a fashion designer Angelos Frentzos unveils the concept of neon light. Within its significance in our lifestyle and perception, the fluid light covers many possible areas ranging from everyday routine to the works of art. Since the first appearance of neon light in London, in Piccadilly Circus celebrates the centenary, we may clearly notice that neon became a part of our lives by encountering the vivid palette of colors on the streets, advertising , common light systems as well as visual productivity and creative fields of fashion, art and photography.
The collection through the title and concept expresses admiration in neon impact and its rejoicing of lights. The mood focuses on the hi-profile of sportswear – edgy and cultural with the hint of playfulness. There is also a continuation of gothic alternative that is a common denominator of Angelos Frentzos’ collections as well as architectural feel of clothing with not so oversize kind of shape. Take a look!