Category: inspiration

The secret’s out!

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It’s here! Reknowded make up artist Charlotte Tilbury is launching her range next week at her own website, Selfridges and Net-a-porter. What awaits us? Luxurious art deco inspired packaging, formidable high quality formulas and online tutorials accompanying every single product. The whole idea is that anybody can apply make up and learn how to beautify themselves using Charlotte’s products and tips. I am a huge fan of Chatlotte’s work (Vogue, W, ID – you name it) and of her fab tutorials on net-a-porter and onnher own blog. Excited about this launch is an under statement, it is great to see a range mixing the best of the old world (vintage inspired packaging) mixed with the new world (tutorials).

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Bling-a-ding!

Nail maestro Sophy Robson instagrammed behind the scenes images of the beauty shoot of the new issue of V magazine. Make up by Peter Philips. Photography by Richard Burbridge. Bling it on!

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Frida!

 

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Frida is one of my style heroes. I visited her house in Mexico many years ago and was mesmerized by her use of colour, style,  originality and her tearing love story with husband and freedom fighter Diego.

My little brother gave me a market bag with Frida on it which I carry around a lot. I love it.

Whilst browsing Pinterest I found many like minded people who have been inspired by her style and are real Frida aficionado’s. I definately belong in their camp and adore Frida. My love for the combination of hot pink (pantone 226C) and turquoise probably comes from her. Viva Frida!

Double Take

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Olafur Eliassons Turbine Hall @ Tate modern vs Louis Vuitton AW13

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Helmut Newton vs Giampaola Sgura Antidote magazine

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Edward Steichen vs Tim Walker

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Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen vs Tilda Swinton by Paolo Roversi

 

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Schiaparelli vs Jean Paul Gaultier

Lilah Ramzi is a graduate student of fashion history and sees original references in a lot of items being designed today. She created the blog Part Nouveau which shows the references the fashion world uses side by side. Fashion is a mash up of lots of inspiration trails, be it music, art or of course like the images above: previous fashion statements.

Into the move

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Picture by photographer Mathieu Fortin

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Picture by photographer Mathieu Fortin

 

Photographer Mathieu Fortin takes her inspiration from dance and acting. The viewer gets drawn into the picture by the movement and the way she plays with the sense of space. Mathieu is represented by L’Eloi.

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