Showing posts with label Vogue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vogue. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Summer Breezing with.....

 Dolce and Gabbana illustrations

Over the past few days, I had some of you readers asking me whether I have gone full time into blogging.  I was quite touched I must say.  The answer to that is, I wish!!
As much as  I like the idea of writing, I cannot keep up with it because of the nature of my work.  Nevertheless, I do get to it whenever I can.  I thank and appreciate each one of you; and all of you who pass by.  Thank you so much.
Lately I encountered a work situation that had caused a pause on what I do. "Fortunately" I used the opportunity and squeezed in time to look up for some inspirational writings to share with you.

The past week was quite a somber week for me personally.  Today, I thought I'd create a cheerful atmosphere, to put me in the right creative mood again.  I am working on my own illustrations at the moment, and thought it is a good opportunity to share some of the things I am looking at.

Well, summer is here!!! I chose a few of my favorite illustrations from one of my favorite designers, Dolce and Gabbana.
What I love about these illustrations, is the attitude.  Charming, full of fun, sleek, and definitely so refreshing.  Makes some of us start planning for the summer holidays ahead!!  


















Monday, 1 April 2013

Eclectic Fusion!


I came across this wonderful video clip of fabrics.  It captured my passion of prints. The clashing prints, colours, and style. If that wasn't enough, adorned by a beautiful tune to go with it.



  I just had to share it! Watching this clip, was like opening a box full of unexpected goodies. Just nice.

I hope you will enjoy it, as much as I have.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Amazing Haute Looks

I love the fact that I am not limited with time.  I have stumbled into this amazing shoot that has wowed me.  The styling is amazing to start with, the frocks, location not to mention the model. C'est chic! 

Spring/Summer 2004 Shoot

Christian Dior embroidered jacket, corset, tulle skirt

Gaultier  embroidered satin chinoiserie gown with silk sash


Atelier Versace - silk taffeta

Christian Lacroix Couture dress with antique silver embroidered bustier and layered taffeta and organza skirt

Emanuel Ungaro embroidered silk dress and rose applique tulle cape


Valentino silk dress with embroidered bustier


Chanel silk dress, tulle bolero jacket


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Friday, 7 September 2012

Textiles, Art & Design


A subject close to my heart.  I love fabrics, not just any fabric, but fabrics that will allow me to experiment with colour and textures.  The kind of fabrics that will allow me to bring out the best out of them, what an excitement!!!   I'm talking about printing, dyeing, weaving, manipulating, crotchet, knits, embellishment, and other surface design techniques; that is the excitement!!!  

Anna Luks Clothing 

Photo: Rob Sheppard
Models : In silk romper and chunky neck piece 


 Silk dress woven bodice.

  
Woven silk dress with graphite headpiece 
Photo:  Pavlito Vel Pablo


 Splashes of vibrant colours in beautiful designed fabrics bring uniqueness to a garment.  Nothing gives me pleasure than creating fabrics for my garments. A creation that starts with a spark of a thought, then building that thought and eventually bringing to life, is so exciting. I love experimenting with different fabrics, yarns, colours and techniques.   
Below are just a few images of the many great fashion and textile designers who inspire me.

Comme Des Garcons



Mary Katrantzou




Marc Jacobs chunky knit




Dolce & Gabana Eclectic Print




Shibori Techniques




Walter Van Beirendonck Woven Jacket & Prints
Walter Van Beirendonck Woven Jacket & Prints



Anslem Reyle Art Work
Anslem Reyle for Dior





Prada's Classic  Geometric Print 2012





The Etro Woman




Kenzo




Vintage Jerry Silverman Print (1960)




Vintage Pucci Print


Pucci for Vogue 1965




Vintage Louis Feraud Mexican Prints






1920's Flapper Style dress

Art Deco dresses made of a unique textured steel blue gray color sheer silk chiffon, voided cut velvet fabric.
I call flapper style dresses, effortless chic!  One can never go wrong with this style these dresses, you can wear them any day any time, in fashion or out, you are guaranteed to look sleek!