Thursday, 28 February 2013

Tom Ford - Visionaries



Quote


- T.H.I.N.K -


Image not my own. Tom Ford, originally s/s Tom Ford Eyewear advert, 2010
Models: Nicholas Hoult & Carolyn Murphy 



Hope I've got the their/there's correct hehe...



Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Selling Dreams: Royal West of England Academy 2012



Selling Dreams & Summer Days


- I.N.T.R.I.G.U.I.N.G - 




Image not my own. Horst P.Horst, originally featured in American Vogue, 1939


Image not my own. Rankin, originally featured in Dazed & Confused, 1995


Image not my own. Rankin, originally featured in Dazed & Confused, 1996



Image not my own. Elaine Constantine, originally featured in The Face, 1997




Image not my own. Tim Walker, originally featured in Italian Vogue, 2005 



Image not my own. Steven Klein, originally featured in L'Uomo Vogue, 2006 



Image not my own. Steven Meisel, originally featured in Vogue Italia/limited edition puzzle, 2007



I was just going through an old note book and came across a load info about the 'Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography' exhibition that I went to in Bristol last year. At the time I was studying at university and looking at the images with an analytical eye. Now I can look at them with F.R.E.E.D.O.M. which makes me as happy as the '96 Rankin image should make you! (Featured 3rd on this blog post.) Above are just a few of the images exhibited at the gallery.

I will not bore you by going in depth about each image but I must point out that Horst wrote, of the iconic image (featured 1st): "It was created by emotion ... It was the last photo I took in Paris before the war ... The photograph is peculiar for me. While I was taking it, I was thinking of all I was leaving behind." Which gave me shivers down my back at the time. I didn't realise the exact history of the image until going to the exhibition. 

On a happier note... How awesome is the Elaine Constantine image? (featured 4th) It reminds me of refusing to wear shoes as a kid and then going bare foot on my bike. Then hours later as the sun was going down, I would return home with grazed toes and a half melted Mr Freeze ice pop! S.U.M.M.E.R  D.A.Y.S!


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

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White Summer Dress


- C.U.T.E -


Image: ASOS.com
Applique trim cut-out pinafore dress | ASOS.com | £38 


White is all over the catwalk this s/s and I totally adore this little number. Can you image wearing this in the summer with some pink sandals and chunky gold accessories! Oh so P.R.E.T.T.Y! 


Monday, 25 February 2013

Oscars 2013


H.M.F 2013 Oscar Edit


 - B.E.S.T  D.R.E.S.S.E.D -


Image created by me - photographs not my own


Starting from bottom left: 

Charlize Theron: Styled by Leslie Freemar - White Hot Gown, Dior Haute Couture - Jewels, Harry Winston. 
Reese Witherspoon: Styled with the help of, almost identical daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe - Rich Blue Gown, Louis Vuitton - Jewels also Louis Vuitton. 

Kelly Rowland: Hosted ABC's 'The Red Carpet Live!' - Monochrome Gown, Donna Karan Atelier - Jewels, Lorraine Schwartz.

Jennifer Garner: Dark Magenta Gown, Custom Gucci - Clutch, Roger Vivier - Jewels, Neil Lane.

Amy Adams: Dove Grey Oscar De La Renta Gown - Jewels, Mouawad. 


I only got to see the Oscars today but the dresses kept me up last night! What a Brilliant PR stunt from Helen Hunt or her people? H&M on what is known to be T.H.E  M.O.S.T  G.L.A.M.O.R.O.U.S red carpet in the world! Don't get me wrong H&M is great for casual summer dresses and comfortable aeroplane pieces but for the red carpet? Didn't really work out for her did it...? 

On the other hand though, we had some chic modern gowns that (in my opinion) worked wonders for the ladies above. All of them went for an unstated look which will give these stars an upper-hand when the 'Best Dressed of All Time' comes around in years to come. I know Amy Adams is slightly more statement but her gown still has the elegance and class to ensure longevity.  

Finally, I just want to say C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S to Adele for winning the 'Best Original Song' for Skyfall, and to Anne Hathaway for winning 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role' for her role in the film adaptation of, Les Mis. You talented souls! 


Sunday, 24 February 2013

Oscars 1960



Queen Elizabeth of Hollywood 


- A.L.L.U.R.I.N.G -

Images are not my own


Elizabeth Taylor wore this very G.L.A.M.O.U.R.O.U.S Christian Dior dress to the Oscars in 1960. That year she won an Oscar for 'Best Actress' after playing Gloria Wandrous in 'Butterfield 8'.

A few weeks before this Miss Taylor had been in hospital with Pneumonia and even had surgery. Obviously not even that could stop her attending. Some have said that immediately after receiving her Oscar she went to the bathroom and fainted, although this isn't for certain.  



Oscars 1955



Always doing it with Grace...


- C.L.A.S.S.I.C  B.E.A.U.T.Y -

Images are not my own


Grace Kelly won 'Best Actress in a Leading Role' for playing Georgie Elgin in 'The Country Girl'. This dress was designed by the renowned Edith Head, who won a grand total of 8 Academy Awards for 'Best Costume Designer' - more than any other woman to date! 

Grace swiftly became P.R.I.N.C.E.S.S G.R.A.C.E of Monaco the following year making it clear this satin number did the trick.


Oscars 1954



Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy


- S.T.U.N.N.E.R - 
Images are not my own



As the Oscars are taking place in Hollywood today I started looking back at some old pictures/dresses/actresses and came across this B.E.A.U.T.Y! Hepburn won 'Best Actress' that year (1954) for 'Roman Holiday' in which she played Princess Ann. I think this Givenchy dress is perfect for her - it's graceful and pretty, just like her. Let's not even mention her tiny waist... 


Thursday, 21 February 2013

Cara Delevingne

Cover me Cara


M.O.D.E.L - S.O.C.I.A.L.I.T.E - P.E.R.S.O.N.A.L.I.T.Y 


Images are not my own - obviously 


Crowd pleasing C.A.R.A was awarded 'Model of the Year'in 2012 at the British Fashion Awards, and is currently ranked #17 on models.com. This girl has walked so many catwalks this season I would say I don't envy her, but I sort of do.  

Born in London, raised in Mayfair this 20 year old was bought up in P.R.I.V.I.L.E.G.E and grow up with the likes of Georgia May Jagger. Miss Delevingne has also become a tabloid favourite with her BFFs including Jourdan Dunn, Rihanna, Harry Styles and Rita Ora.  

How refreshing to have a beautiful young girl in the media who is just having fun and living life, while also keeping her D.I.G.N.I.T.Y intact. I can't wait to see how this flower blossoms!


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Brit Awards 2013



H.M.F 2013 Brits Edit


- B.E.L.L.E.S  O.F  T.H.E.  B.R.I.T.S -


Image created by me - images from independant.co.uk & zimbio.com


Wiz Khalifa would be proud with these two beauties making the most of black and yellow, black and yellow! For me Jessie J and Jourdan Dunn were the belles of the brits. S.I.M.P.L.E and S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!  


Sister by Sibling A/W 2013



Sister by Sibling says: W.R.A.P U.P W.A.R.M this A/W



Image created by me - using images from catwalking.com via londonfashionweek.co.uk


I adore this young brand and their autumn/winter collection this year does not disappoint! Sister by Sibling has given us: over-the-top knits, colour, creativity and best of all A.T.T.I.T.U.D.E - the perfect mix for a/w. Thank you Joe Bates, Sid Bryan and Cozette McCreery's!   


Mulberry A/W 2013



Mulberry... You chic British B.E.A.U.T.Y! 


Image created by me - using images from Mulberry.com


The Mulberry Autumn/Winter '13 show was held at the quintessentially English - Claridge's Hotel in Mayfair this LFW! Watching the show gave me butterflies and I was just sat in my bedroom as it was taking place! All the B.U.T.T.E.R.F.L.I.E.S above adorned the entrance to the ballroom at Claridge's and the invitation was a pretty butterfly too! Swoon...