Monday, April 30, 2012

Simone W by Emre Guven for Marie Claire Turkey May 2012

Light & Shadow – Emre Guven captures Simone W in sultry yet elegant looks for the May issue of Marie Claire Turkey. Set against the sophisticated backdrop of the Metropolitan Building in New York, Simone sports a wardrobe pieced together by stylist Lauri Eisenberg. A faux hawk by hair stylist John Ruidant and smokey eyes by makeup artist Fabiola complete the modern ensembles.


Laura Amstein for YKK

Royal College of Art graduate Laura Amstein is one of nine hand-picked designers part of zip manufacturer YKK and Dazed's New Breed project. With this creative portfolio, YKK and Dazed are highlighting new and exciting accessory and fashion designers in need of support. YKK is also proud sponsor of the International Talent Support’s ITS#ACCESSORIES awards in Italy, and will hand out its very own annual YKK Award in mid-July.
Obsessed with graphic, formed, shapes and bold, bright colours, Amstein makes bags, cases and accessories that, on an almost fundamental level, draw you to them. They make you want to pick them up, examine them and work them out. They are not bags simply to hang over your arm, they are pleasingly tactile in a way that makes you want to hold them, to present them.
"What I’m really interested in is how the product is going to be used and enjoyed, of course it is vital that the product is aesthetically pleasing. Balancing these two elements is a challenge I really enjoy"
Initially studying her BA in Costume Design at Edinburgh University, Amstein's interest in making smaller bags and items, and the pleasure she got from seeing people use and enjoy what she had made, soon overtook her interest in the course. Moving on to study Accessories at London College of Fashion and then to the RCA, Laura's pieces are the product of someone who has discovered her passion, and it is that which comes through in what she makes. You want to pick them up, to hold them and to look at them, because she does.


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Friday, April 27, 2012

Andressa Fontana by Zoltan Tombor for Grazia Italy

City Girl – Andressa Fontana hits the urban streets in stylish spring looks for Zoltan Tombor’s latest work featured in Grazia Italy. Wearing a wardrobe of Just Cavalli, Fendi, Marni, Versace and others selected by Michela Guasco; Andressa travels in a blue automobile with metallic eyeshadow by Cyntia Sobek and a sheared coif by Shalom Sharon.


Daisy Lowe by Carlos Lumiere for XOXO the Mag May 2012

Dreaming of Daisy – Daisy Lowe is tapped as the cover girl of XOXO the Mag’s May issue wearing feminine frocks. Captured by Carlos Lumiere with styling by Kalee Hewlett, Daisy wears seventies inspired spring looks in the sun-drenched images with a casual ease. / Makeup by Akgün Manisalh, Hair by Diana Moar.