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Jacqueline Durran is a British costume designer known for the Joe Wright’s movies “Atonement” (2007), “Pride and prejudice” (2005) and “Anna Karenina” (2012). The splendid emerald green silk gown worn by Keira Knightley in “Atonement” had been voted “Best Costume … Continue reading
A boat neckline or bateau neckline is “a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, almost to the shoulder points, across the collarbone”. It is an elegant, feminine and retro type of neckline. In the fifties, the boat neckline dresses were very popular.
Paule Ka’s dress
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Michelangelo Di Battista is an Italian fashion photographer. He collaborates with the greatest fashion magazines like Vogue, InStyle and Harper’s Bazaar. He also shoots advertising photoshoots for famous brands. Many movie stars had been captured by him (Julianne Moore, Jessica … Continue reading
Launched in 2012, Victoria, Victoria Beckham is the younger sister to the Victoria Beckham collection. The clothes are feminine, inspired, playful and creative. The website : https://www.victoriabeckham.com/eu/victoria-victoria-beckham/
Founded in 2003 by designer Irene Neuwirth and business partner Tracy Stoll, the brand is an independent fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles. Irene Neuwirth creates unique, modern and sophisticated jewels decorated with stunning gemstones. Her style is immediately recognizable : superb colorful gemstones, geometric shapes, mix of different forms and colours, use of gold, large jewels…
Recognized as a leading jewelry label in the United States, her jewels are regularly in fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, and Reese Witherspoon are become admirers of the brand. Recognized by her peers, Irene Neuwirth won the Town & Country Couture Design Editors’ Choice Award (2006) and was finalist for the coveted CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund (2008). Besides, she joined in 2009, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) as member.
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The Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou founded her own label in 2009. The brand sells womenswear but also accessories (bags and jewelry). Recognized by her peers, she received several prestigious awards such as : The Swiss Textiles Award (2010) and … Continue reading
Opal is an hydrated silicum dioxide which reveals rainbow colours which change according to the angle of view. Opals exist in many colours : colorless, white, yellow, orange, red, yellowish brown, greenish, blue, gray, black and violet.
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Richard Rutledge ( 1923-1985) was an American studio photographer for the publisher Condé Nast. For a 15-year period following the World War II, he had realized photographs for prestigious fashion magazines such as Vogue, Glamour, and House & Garden. Multi-skilled, … Continue reading
Hobbs is a British fashion brand founded in 1981 by Marilyn and Yoram Anselm. Most of the creations are made in its central London atelier “from first sketch through to final garment”. The clothes are elegant, retro inspired, easy to wear, well fitting, refined, feminine and high quality. Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) is a loyal customer of the brand.
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Louise Emma Augusta Dahl (1895-1989) was an American fashion photographer. She is mainly known for her work in the magazine Harper’s Bazaar from 1936 to 1958. She collaborated with the fashion publishers Carmel Snow, Diane Vreeland and the art director … Continue reading
The London-based jewelry designer Pippa Small creates beautiful “organic, ethnic and ethical” jewels. The shapes are unregular because she works on the original shape of the stones. Respecting the organic nature of the stones characterizes her work. Very careful to the details, each stone is personally chosen by Pippa Small. Each piece of jewelry is unique. Committed jewelry designer, Pippa Small undertakes ethical projects : she works with communities, indigenous, tribal and traditional crafts persons to develop jewelry lines.
When i went to the Gellért baths in Budapest, i was charmed by the refined decoration. The glass windows are particulary beautiful.
The Parliament of Hungary in Budapest is incredibly decorated with gold ornaments, glass windows…
Goat is a British brand founded by the designer Jane Lewis in 2001. She creates elegant, simple and retro inspired clothes. The lines are pure and the materials used are high quality. It is chic and easy to wear! The designer favours cashmere, silk and wool as materials. Among her clients, there are celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Lana Del Rey and Duchess of Cambridge.
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The photographs and directors Julia Koteliansky and Alexander Kerr form the photography duo Ioulex. They work with many magazines such as Variety, Flaunt Magazine and The Block Magazine. The duo shoots portraits of actors like Jessica Chastain and Christian Bale … Continue reading
I took these photos of glass windows in the Dohany street Great Synagogue of Budapest, Hungary.
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Norman Norell (1900-1972) was an American fashion designer who dressed beautifully women from his first Traina-Norell collection in 1941 to his death in 1972. His dresses were very elegant, feminine, sophisticated and glamour. He often embellished dresses with strass and … Continue reading
The Greek jewelry designer Ilias Lalaounis creates exquisite gold and antique inspired jewels. He is the fourth generation of a family of goldsmiths and watchmakers from Delphi in Greece. The gold is magnificent and luminous. Passionate by art and history, … Continue reading
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With her diaphanous skin and her bright red hair, the American actress Jessica Chastain rekindles the Old Hollywood glamour. My favourite movies of her are “Interstellar”, “Dark zero thirty”, “A most violent year”, “The debt”, “Miss Sloane” and “Molly’s game”. … Continue reading
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Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. She produces creative, colorful, Old Hollywood inspired, glamour, artistic and scripted photos.
I used as background a photo taken by me in Palais de la Bahia in Marrakech :
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Richard Dormer was a fashion photographer from the 1940’s to 2000. He worked for many magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Elegance Magazine. He shot many famous models (Suzy Smith, Barbara Goalen…) and particulary Jean Shrimpton. His photos in … Continue reading
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One of my favourite actor, the British Cary Grant (1904-1986) was charming and disarmingly clownish. He played in wonderful movies, worked alongside the greatest actresses (Audrey Hepburn, Jean Arthur, Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn…) and directors (Stanley Donen, Hitchcok, Leo McCarey…). … Continue reading
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Angelo Pennetta is a British fashion photographer. He collaborates with many magazines and in particular Vogue. He also produces advertising photoshoots for famous fashion brands such as Jimmy Choo, DVF, Kate Spade, Tory Burch and Manoush Paris. His photos are … Continue reading
Alice Cicolini is a British jewelry designer inspired by Indian designs and using the Meenakari traditions. She had been Director Arts & Culture for the British Council in India. She used the sacred architecture and patterns of the Silk Route as an inpiration for her jewelry. All the jewels are handmade in India ; the studio of Kamal Kumar Meenakar uses the meenakari enameling traditions. The jewels are real pieces of art : patterns are engraved into 23.5 carat gold to the reverse of the jewels and colored with enamel. The jewels are decorated with gemstones.
Alice Cicolini’s work pays a tribute to the Meenakari jewelry. “Enameling or Meenakari is the art of colorings or decorating a metal surface by attaching or fusing pieces of different mineral substances, over it.” “Enamel is a combination of ground, pigmented glass and metal, heat fired into the recesses created by the engraving and then polished with agate stone.” “More commonly, enamel is applied to the reverse of jewels, where the precious stones such as diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds are privileged at the forefront.”
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Eugene Robert Richee (1896-1972) was an Hollywood photographer at Paramount (1921-1941) and Warner Brothers. He started by shooting silent movie stars like Gloria Swanson, Claudette Colbert and Carole Lombard. He is particulary famous for his portraits of movie stars such … Continue reading