Mapping Stereotypes

Really stunning and fun!
An Graphic Designer Slash Visual Artist, his name is Yanko Tsvetkov.

He works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and photographer with more than 10 years experience in digital image creation, editing and design services for advertising agencies, private clients and educational organizations. He is also specialized in web design (HTML and CSS). In his free time, he enjoy working on concept art projects. Currently lives in London, UK.
Have a look, there ‘Where he lives’

‘Europe According to USA’

‘Europe According to The Vatican’

‘South America According to USA’

‘Europe According to Germany’

‘Europe According to Russia’

‘Europe According to France’

‘Europe According to Poland’

‘Europe According to Italy’

‘Italy According to Posh Italians’

‘Europe According to Bulgaria’

‘Europe According to Britain’

‘Europe According to Gay Men’

So, check his website!


Gitte Lee by Tim Walker

A former model and consort of the most famous Count Dracula in film, Lady Birgit Lee has her sights firmly on the future. And along with top model Hannelore Knuts, she tackles the camera once again.
We have stopped time. And invited into a fantastic garden – in every sense of the word – two stately beauties. Lady Birgit Lee and the iconic Belgian model Hannelore Knuts did not know each other and met through Tim Walker during a shoot.
There is no story to tell, but rather a meeting, a moment suspended between nostalgia for the future and a nod to the past. Lady Lee and damsel Hannelore are sisters of style, icons of a certain idea of elegance, which is both understated and dramatic. And before the clock started going back, we asked a few questions to Lady Lee.
“Don’t waste your time: get on with it!”. Lady Birgit Lee – her friends call her Gitte, short for Brigitte – has very clear ideas on how to deal with life: things need to be done by putting all one has into them. “I realize that the worst aspect of aging is that you have less time to do all the things you have not yet done. That is, you’re running against time, knowing from the outset that it’s a lost battle”.
Lady Birgit Lee  for Vogue Italia
Photography by Tim Walker
Fashion editor – Jacob K.
Model – Hannelore Knuts
You can watch the backstage video.

The Art of the Personal Style
Once, last summer I read Ari Seth Cohen’s blog Advanced Style
I saw his post with Gitte Lee’s photos of her beautiful style.  
Gitte is one of the most charming and elegant women he’s ever met. She has a great instinct about style and how to enjoy life and she shared some of her secrets with him. 
So, enjoy the life and watch her style, she looks very stunning in her age! 

La Petite by Hedi Slimane

‘La Petite’ shot by Hedi Slimane, styled by Carine Roitfeld for her Vogue Paris October 2010.
The petite model Violette.

Karlie Kloss and Tim Walker!

Karlie Kloss and Tim Walker team up for the October issue of Vogue UK and W Magazine.

Russian Dolls

Sergei Diaghilev and his revolutionary Ballets Russes transported audiences and ushered in a radical new aesthetic. On the eve of a major exhibition, Tim Walker captures the couture collections in the company’s inuquely show-stopping style. 
Bringing a flair of drama to already stunning garments from the likes of John Galliano, Alexander McQueen and Elie Saab styled by fashion editor Kate Phelan. 
October issue of Vogue UK.

Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops

Karlie Kloss and Tim Walker take on children’s fairy tales for the October edition of W Magazine
Organza and taffeta and tulle, oh my! They take haute couture of Giovanni Bedin, Armani Privé, Dior, Givenchy, Carolina Herrera, Gaultier Paris, Chanel, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta to a wonderfully wicked place.  
Styled by Jacob K.

Jeneil Williams for Another Magazine

The stylish and Jeneil chocolate skin shot by Ben Toms for F-W 2010 issue of AnOther Magazine. Very stunning, very beautiful combination of colors and outfits.

Magazine AnOther Magazine Fall/Winter 2010
Photography Ben Toms 
Styling Cathy Edwards
Model Jeneil Williams

Into the Fashion

Into the Fashion.
Trends and Inspirations.
Diana Marian Murek, a German fashion designer from Hamburg, who since 1998 lives and works in Milan. During her career she collaborated with many leading fashion companies as creative consultant and as fashion week correspondent for international publications. Additionally she works as lecturer at the Istituto Marangoni where she specialized in collection development, trend analysis and fashion trend forecasting. 
I know Diana, saw her while I was studied at the Istituto Marangoni. 
So, here, the trends and inspirations, and all the comments wrote by Diana Murek.
INSPIRATION André Courrèges 1972 …VALENTINO SS 2011
Similarities within this looks in style, 
bow-belt, ruffled sleeves and the delicate pois-trimming.
INTO THE SAME IDEA …Céline and Stella McCartney SS 2011
Here’s my doubt… are Phoebe Philo and Stella McCartney still so much friends that they share ideas over a cup of tea or does their common background bring them to similar solutions in designing? Céline SS 2011 [all lefts] Stella McCarney SS 2011 [all rights]
INSPIRATION David Bowie 1973 … GIVENCHY SS 2010
David Bowie photographed by Geoff McCormack in 1973 might have inspired Riccardo Tisci to do this wonderful jacket in his last summer collection.
INSPIRATION Francesco Scognamiglio SS 2009 …VALENTINO FW 2010/11
…the difference would be that the ruffles flap in different directions…Francesco Scognamiglio SS 2009 [left] and Valentino’s version [right] for this winter…
BOYS WILL BE GIRLS …Jil Sander SS 2011
 As I mentioned in my last post, this season some concepts and inspirations of men collections have been developed also for women… as seen at Jil Sander.
 …wonderful picture from 1971 by Barry Lategan [left] and a 70ties inspired collection by Marc Jacobs for SS 2011 [right].
 Some may have noticed, that a lot of looks on the SS 2011 women’s catwalks recall their previously shown men’s collections… as seen at Prada. Maybe a little hint towards the unisex style of the 90ties, cause they seam to be also a subject of matter in this season.
INSPIRATION Yves Saint Laurent 1985 … GUCCI SS 2011
 …a picture by Helmut Newton from 1985 [left] showing an outfit of Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche collection from 1985. On the wall a portrait series by Andy Warhol done in 1972. Gucci’s SS 2011 collection [right].
INTO THE FASHION analyzes current fashion trends, sources of inspirations and similarities within collections. A weekly update for everybody who lives in a permanent fashion state of mind.
Interesting? Check out her blog!

BAL MASQUÉ by Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld pulled out all the stops for Vogue Paris’s 90th anniversary October issue. Read the rest post, very interesting, just click here.
Kicking off its ninetieth anniversary issue, Vogue Paris enlists a top model group including cover girls
Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Freja Beha Erichsen, Daphne G, Crystal Renn.
Photography Mert Alas & Marcus Piggot
Styling Carine Roitfeld 

The party has their very own masquerade in decadent designs from Givenchy, Philip Treacy, Altuzarra and more. Vogue Paris October 2010.

 I was surprised when I saw the photos from Vogue Paris 90th Anniversary ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ which was themed party by Vogue Paris Editor-in-Chief, Carine Roitfeld.
I absolutely adore costume & theatrical inspired fashion so then it’s only natural I’d be an enormous fan of masquerade balls. The outfits at the anniversary were absolutely amazing. Men in exquisite tuxedos with Zorro-like masks and women in costumes which took of a life of their own.  Sheer dresses, revealing sleek black lingerie, seemed to be a favorite. Even Carine Roitfeld herself took on this trend at the mature age of 56! And she still looks so stunning! The cover of the 90th edition issue and editorial titled “Bal Masque” were equally as amazing as the party.
The pictures of the Party, scroll down, and you’ll see the post of ”Eyes Wide Shut”. 
Vogue Paris’s 90th Anniversary Ball. 
Happy Anniversary!!!!!

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