Muse- Lily Gatins

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“For me, wearing black is an expression of freedom and is the grounding of my personal aesthetic. Designers like Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo, Junya Watanabe and Yohji Yammamoto introduced me to my real identity.” ~Lily Gatins

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Shoe Du Jour

  Always make shoe contact before eye contact.

 

There’s things in this world that make life more joyous, and one of those things are Shoes. Here’s just a few soles that stole my heart.

 

OFF WHITE

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Off White

CELINEBLACK

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Céline
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Osma
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Francesco Scognamiglio
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Burberry
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Marc Jacobs
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Thom Browne
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Robert Wun
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Iris Van Herpen
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Versace
JACQMUST
Jacquemus

 

FENDI
Fendi
ALTUZARRACHERRYHEEL
Altuzara
rochas
Rochas
Mugler
Thierry Mugler

 

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Natacha Marro
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Saint Laurent

Tim Burtons Fashionable Women in Film

Whenever a Tim Burton film becomes a topic of conversation, I can’t help but to think of all the eye catching details of his cool extremely fashionable characters, and i’m not just referring to the ever so dapper- Jack skellington. Tim Burton has a way of creating eye catching visuals, taking his audience from a pastel suburban town in “Edward Scissorhands where the women neatly color coordinated their outfits to their neighborhood. To a very dark world of Gotham City, where one of the most iconic Catwoman was born. Selena Kyle in 1992 Batman Returns” was the purrfect villain, till this day, no other actress has been able to portray the fabulous feline that was Michelle Pfeiffer. In Tim Burtons 1996 film “Mars Attack” there was a character that was not entirely human, “Martian Babe” she was on of the most glamorous high couture characters to hit the sci-fi film world. Martian Babe seemed to be straight out of a Thierry Mugler catwalk. One of my personal favorite costume designs in a Tim Burton film was in 1999 “Sleepy Hollow” the lonesome vibe of the picture and vintage victorian corsetry bursting at every scene, made the film both elegant and dark. Katrina Van Tassel played by Christina Ricci was an 1820’s masterpiece. I can’t just put together a list of extraordinary fashionable characters without mentioning, Delia Deetz of…”Beetlejuice , Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice” (I had too) Delia Deetz mother of Lydia Deetz played by Catherine O’Hara was a unique character with great taste in clothing. Although Lydia Deetz till this day gets more attention for her black aesthetic, you kinda gotta give her mother credit for that. As they say…”The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” Finally in Tim Burtons black and white 1994 film “Ed Wood” appeared a woman donned in black as Vampira played by Lisa Marie she was gothic perfection and made a great tribute to the original pop culture icon that is Vampira.
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Catwoman in “Batman Returns”

 

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“Edward Scissorhands
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Martian Babe in “Mars Attack”
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Delia Deetz “Beetlejuice
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Katrina Van Tassle in “Sleepy Hollow”
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Lisa Marie as Vampira in “Ed Wood”

Gareth Pugh Fall 2017

Black Bullet proof vest, and Yeti faux furs. Gareth Pugh’s fall 2017 runway show looked like as if one was entering a void. There was intention behind all of the doom and gloom as Gareth explained; “It’s like that moment in Cabaret — “In here, life is beautiful!” — as outside the world burns,” 

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Zaha Hadid in Sterling Silver

Iraqi born, London based architect Zaha Hadid is responsible for designing some of the most iconic buildings, including the London Olympic Aquatic Center and MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. Zaha Hadid’s futuristic approach to design was truly one of a kind. Despite her passing  away at 65 last year, Zaha left behind an abundance of inspiration some of her works include futuristic platform shoes, ones that only live in my post apocalyptic cyborg dreams. Recently, however,  one of Zaha Hadid’s last works came out to light, a collaboration with jewelery designer Georg Jensen. Pieces that truly stand out from all the big names in high end jewlery makers. Zaha Hadid X Georg Jensen pieces possess stunning waves and curves that delicately mirror the female form,  incrusted with rare black diamonds, a jewelery collection that is both eccentric and avant-garde. A fingerprint she left for design enthusiast to not only enjoy but to be inspired by her uniqueness in craftsmanship. Zaha Hadid was not only the most successful female architect but, I believe that she was a thread that makes the grand scheme celestial tapestry of wonder. Zaha Hadid, like you, there will be no other. Rest Peacefully.

zaha-hadid-architect-designer-style-fashion-starchitect-famous-best-top-1“There is an inherent integrity with the organic structural logic found in nature, and we often look at the coherence of natural systems when we work to create environments.” ~Zaha Hadid

Images by Sarah Moon

There’s an awakening of moods strewn across Sarah Moon’s work. Perhaps its Sarah’s melancholic eye behind the camera lens, or whichever her approach maybe, her ethereal images are ones that truly stand out amongst the vast imagery in the fashion world.

I’ve always felt that photography provides an opportunity for staging, for telling a story through images. What I aim at, is an image with a minimum of information and markers, that has no reference to a given time or place – but that nevertheless speaks to me, that evokes something which happened just before or may happen just after. ~Sarah Moon

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Sarah Moon “Self Portrait”

Favorite Spring 2017

It’s cool to see fashion designers not always opting for the usual nautical pastels , florals nor neons for Spring. Let us marvel at these awesome out of the box designs. 

Margiela Spring 2017
Ann Demeulemeester
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