Monday, October 20, 2014

A letter to my Dear Óscar.....

Dear Óscar:  

October 20, 2014. Today. One of those days where our gardens need double the water to flourish our flowers due to the fact that our "real" beauty is actually gone for a while, hopefully part of that beauty is standing within us, this legacy, you have given, the honor, the style & glamour. You, one of our most inspirefeul designers on “Earth”, though you didn’t made us feel we where on earth, most of what you granted to us ladies, was a piece of non fat calorie, I call it a piece of pure heaven, like macaroons and chocolate cake, fresh young & full of life, like some beautiful princess dream we all dreamed about wishing to be someday, and prepared to kiss those frogs that gets in our way, sooner or later. A garden full of gardenia, roses and bunches of pinks and greens, embroidery, dirndls and lace.. 

Our father Óscar, made us feel like in some kind of real fairy tale we all dreamed about when young. He just not painted us this on a picture but he mainly, in fact, created the perfect scene for us. 

Óscar is not dead, he's alive in every single piece he made us feel good in, breathe good with, and see beautiful in, every single masterpiece you created was special on its own, from practical day to day pieces to luxurious avant-garde gowns, every lady will feel honored to be the “sentation” when wearing one of your truly original arquitectural pieces.

You where the kindest of all, the best dad to all the womans out there. Thanks for creating our world such a beautiful place to dress in, and for providing a woman her most powerful & valuable weapon we have in the world, confidence.

Óscar is not dead, he will be missed but forever be alive within us in our bodies, & heart. 

May you deserve to rest in between florals, organza, lace, sequins, & layered ruffles.

RIP father of fashion, RIP Mr.Óscar de la Renta.

#RIPOscar #Leyend #FashionLeyend #ODLR #ODLRalive #ODLRFashion #2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Archan Nair - Visual Artist/ Art Director / Illustrator

Archan Nair (b.1982, New Delhi) is a self developed visual artist, illustrator and Art Director, specializing in mixed media, illustration, and digital art.

Archan is inspired by various phases and forms of life to create highly intricate works that connect the various dimensions of our existence.
Formerly a fashion major and entrepreneur, Archan started painting in 2006 at the age of 24 and made the shift to independent artist in 2007. Since then he has embarked on an exhilarating and inspirational journey, collaborating with various companies and individuals around the world such as Canon, Nike, Tiger Beer, Sony etc. Archan has been featured in various publications including Computer Arts, Digital Arts, Advanced Photoshop, GQ, Bak, Vanity Fair, and has achieved recognition from music artists like Kanye West.

Archan's passion and love for the creative process and expressing himself has opened a whole new journey, where he is exploring the beautiful essence of life.

Some of my favorite artworks: 

Source:   Archann Nair    -   Creative Pool  -   Deviantart   -   tumblr 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Basso and Brooke x Cambridge Satchels

The recognized Brazilian-Brit design duo, Basso and Brooke, recently started a collaboration with the British Company, Cambridge Satchels this collaboration includes their famous leather satchels. They gave the satchel a new moment during the London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week, when they applied to the originally model of satchels the digitized prints from their dresses. After seeing this satchel in a ton of metallics, neons, pastels, and solid colors, it’s a breath of fresh air to tote this purse in a unique design. 


We cant forget about last year, Commes des Garçons collaboration with Cambridge Satchel too with their line of metallic hand-held satchels. Take a look: 

NOTE: Tucking the strap inside and grabbing your bag like a clutch is IN. Across-the-body is OUT. 

Photographer Profile: Lillian Bassman

“Through Lillian’s lens, a photograph became a sensual work of art, conveying the movement and mystery of the woman of style.”            
- Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar

In the early 1970s Lillian Bassman, among the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century.

Lillian Bassman took her most significant pictures from the late '40s to the early '60s, most were published in Harper's Bazaar under the stewardship of the magazine's influential art director Alexey Brodovitch and belong distinctly to the era of "Mad Men" New York.

The clothes have a structured beauty; the gloves are mandatory; the necks are long. Elegant men with cigarettes between their fingers occasionally enter the frame, encountering women who appear utterly indifferent to their attention. The perversions of inequality are absent; what appears instead is the glamour of a protracted cultural moment in which women were free from any expectation of sexual pursuit. The power of Ms. Bassman’s photographs is the power of a woman who is never moved to make a call.

Ms. Bassman, a key figure in the glamorous world of fashion magazines in the 1940s and ‘50s, died on February 13, 2012 at the age of 94.

Some of her works: 
Evelyn Tripp for Harper's Bazaar, circa 1947
Anne Saint-Marie, New York, Chanel Advertising, 1958
By Night, Shining Wool and Towering Heel.
Evelyn Tripp, New York, Harper´s Bazaar, 1954
Carmen having tea, circa 1950
Anneliese Seubert, Paris, NY Times Magazine, 1996
Barbara Mullen, 1950
Harper's Bazaar in December 1949
Jean Shrimpton, 1955
Across The Restaurant, Barbara Mullen wearing Jacques Fath, 1949
Barbara Mullen, Flat Hat, Bare Back, Harper's Bazaar, 1958 
A Report to Skeptics, Suzy Parker, New York, Harper's Bazaar, 1952
An image from the show at KMR Arts, in Washington Depot, Conn.
Barbara Mullen, New York, Harper's Bazaar, c. 1958.
July Vogue 1956

Times Square The Night Fantastic, Anneliese Seubert, 1997.

The V-Back Evening, Suzy Parker, 1955.

It’s A Cinch,  Carmen, 1951.
Betty Threat, 1957.
Margy Cato.
Margy Cato, Junior Bazaar, 1950.
Mary Jane Russell, 1950.
Untitled, Model with Raincoat and Umbrella, 1950.
More Fashion Mileage Per Dress, Barbara Vaughn, NY, Harper´s Bazaar, 1956.
Night Bloom, Anneliese Seubert,
ball gown by John Galliano for Haute Couture Givenchy.
Barbara Mullen wearing Jean Patou, 1949.
Back, Barbara Mullen, 1950.
Chanel advert, 1963.
Untitled, Model in Gloves and Pearl Earrings, 1950.
Fantasy On The Dance Floor, Barbara Mullen, 1949.
An outtake from photographs taken for the November 1948 issue of Harper's Bazaar. 
Blowing Kiss, Barbara Mullen, New York, 1958
 "Dovima, New York," 1954, reinterpreted in 1994.

Source: NYTimes, rachttlg