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June 11, 2008

Outre Hair Show

Filed under: Hair and Makeup — Anna @ 7:23 am
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A video with some serious hair dos. Hair Models perform at a hair show

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June 10, 2008

Dolce & Gabbana (D & G) Male Winter 2009 Fashion Show, backstage

This is the description of this video…
The Dolce & Gabbana collection Fall/winter 2009. Tradition is always in mind as the starting point, but experimentation and innovation in the fashion of Dolce & Gabbana is always evolving.
The style is “wraps to stay warm”. Tailored jackets, double-layered with organza with exposed finish.

Trousers are looser and more voluminous. Special brushed shearling from the farmers with details of unfinished fabric and wool. Crocodile or patchwork leather jackets or nylon jackets lined with lambskin. Tailored jackets with exposed stitching and patchwork lapels. Day suits single or double-breasted layered with organza. Pin-striped or worn velvet suits. Jogging pants made of cashmere and low rise trousers with a dropped crotch. Chunky handmade sweaters layered with tulle. Shirts with collars and cuffs layered with organza or hand-painted naïve art. For the evening, three-piece suits are black, single or doublebreasted jackets are layered with blue, black or brown organza, with black satin lapels.

Some of the T-shirt of the Fall/Winter 2008/2009 collection are made exclusively for Dolce & Gabbana by Alessandro Pezzati, a young artist who attends Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. Check out more high fashion news.

June 6, 2008

Male beauty pageant – it’s raining men?

Manhunt international, its the men’s swimsuit competition. Wow, I wonder what the talent competition was like. These male models are competing for something… the crown maybe. so check out the video of the men’s beauty pageant.

June 4, 2008

The fashion runway peep show

Filed under: Fashion models,runway — Anna @ 8:30 pm
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I don’t even know how to explain this fashion disaster… well, I say fashion because it is a fashion show, but clothes, are few and far in between. One of the men even came out naked with only a towel. What exactly was he modeling? So, not sure if this was meant as a fashion show or a peep show for gay men… but it is entertaining. Watch the people in the audience chuckle.

This is an older show, 1997, I think, but wowo!

May 12, 2008

Valentinos new vision after big daddy retires

Filed under: designers,Fashion News — Anna @ 9:59 pm
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VALENTINO’S NEW VISION After the retirement and 45 years of fashion

Now that Valentino is retired the company may turn toward another direction, a hipper, younger and yes, cheaper line. Not sure if this means more commercial and a bit less couture, I guess we shall see what the new management and design team rolls out.

They do have plans that include doubling sales, attracting many new clients and plenty of expansions.

VALENTINO is rolling with the momentum of last year’s changes – its takeover by private equity firm Permira in July, and the retirement of its founding father – to push the business onwards and upwards – and attract a younger, more trend-focused clientèle to the brand.

Sassi has announced broad-ranging expansion plans, which include doubling sales and tripling accessories sales over the next five years – but the most intriguing action point is its desire to attract a new kind of Valentino woman, under the leadership of the house’s new head of design, Alessandra Facchinetti.

“When Valentino was still around, everything was done to support the designer and his needs, and now we’re doing the same for the current design team and their new vision,” Sassi tells WWD. “The only way to woo a trendier and more price-conscious clientele is with younger looks with more accessible price points.” (May 12 2008, AM)

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If anyone missed the retirement, here is the New York Times article about the retirement of Valentino after an absolute lifetime in fashion and the tanning bed…

AS happens with most final acts, Valentino Garavani’s career was over before it could be fully absorbed. On Wednesday night, at the Rodin Museum, he closed the spring 2008 haute couture collections and at the same time ended 45 years in fashion. The models wore identical red dresses for the finale, so that the room seemed bathed in his favorite color. The audience stood, the applause started, and Valentino walked briskly to the end of the runway, dry-eyed and tanned from a ski holiday in Gstaad.

One of the locomotives of Valentino’s career, and that as well of his partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, was that he allowed the media — and, by extension, the public — to see how lavishly he lived, whether in Rome, London or Gstaad. Although he regarded himself as a serious-minded designer, trained in Paris, few of his contemporaries seemed to derive as much pleasure from their lives. It showed in the clothes he made.

As the milliner Philip Treacy, who did the hats for the final show, said, “He’s the only designer who lived the life that people think designers should live.”

Yet many of the television and wire-service reporters gathered behind ropes outside the Rodin, or jamming into the backstage area afterward, were not there for the story. They were there for the sound bite. Stopping Mr. Giammetti backstage, a television reporter said, her voice rising for effect: “Tonight’s the final show for you and Mr. Valentino. How do you think it went?”

The smile on his face could not be read positively. “Very well,” Mr. Giammetti replied, looking in the direction of Valentino and the mob of photographers around him. “Very good.”

A temptation to say only the obvious and the necessary was precisely what the final bow of Valentino elicited, and to that extent it felt scripted. Last July, in Rome, Valentino and Mr. Giammetti celebrated the company’s 45th anniversary with an incredible weekend-long party. In a way, Marie-Chantal of Greece said, that was the real send-off. She was with her husband, Pavlos, and her in-laws, the former monarchs of Greece. “I think Rome was the big finale, and I’m seeing tonight as a little get-together,” she said.

Read the rest of the New York Times fashion article

April 5, 2008

Gianni Versace Fall 1993 and Michael Kors and Naomi Campbell

Time warp to 1993 Gianni Versace with some Michael Kors(project runway) towards the end.  Naomi Campbell is in the height of her runway career here and looks amazing. Its so odd for some reason to go 15 years back through fashion time. There are 2 ways most people see these old shows, either hip and back in or completely outdated. Flared pants and stripes seem to be all the rage here.

Versace’s 1993 fall collection, with Naomi Campbell, Yasmeen Ghauri, Carla Bruni etc.  Michael Kors collection with Naomi Campbell towards the end.

April 4, 2008

Victoria’s Secret & Bob Dillion Commercial

Victorias Secret models and Bob Dylan team up for this commercial video

and the copy for this video goes like this…

If you’re going to “sell out” this is the way to do it. Bob turning his back on the stuff this gal is selling. Why? The clue is in his song “High Water,” probably written around the same time as this tune: “Throw your panties overboard! I can write you poems make a strong man lose his mind.”
But if you’re going overboard for panties, she’s got a pair.

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More Gemma

Filed under: Fashion models,Gemma Ward — M @ 5:11 pm
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Gemma Ward photo compilation video showing her different looks.

Australian native Gemma Ward :: top model video interview

Here is Gemma, a modeling export from down under. This is an interview on an Australian TV show, she is delightful.

IMG Fashion Model – Gemma Ward, strutting the catwalk

Here is Gemma Ward,  high fashion model in a compilation of different runway fashion shows. She has such a doll like appearance with her large wide eyes and small mouth. Its a unique look for sure.

Gemma Ward
Nationality: Australian
Hair colour: Blonde
Eye colour: Green
Date of Birth: 1987, November 3
Height: 5’9”; 1,76cm
Measurements: (US) 32-24-35; (EU) 81-60-89
Shoe size: (US) 9; (EU) 40
Place of Birth: Perth – Australia 

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