The fab team: fashion and technology

If you are fascinated like me by innovative fashion you might want to check out this recently opened show at Phoenix Art Museum called Digital Print Fashion. Opened on March 2nd it runs until July 14, the exhibition explores the fascinating creative ideas in digital printing, showcasing 40 revolutionary creations signed by contemporary designers including Mary Katrantzou, late Alexander McQueen, and Issey Miyake among others.

Digital Print Fashion Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, ArizonaDigital Print Fashion Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona

Phoenix Art Museum - Digital Print Fashion

Sweater vest - Light Heather Grey Netting NETTING

A lightweight sweater vest that drapes over the body in a delicate light heather grey netting stitch. This sleeveless version of the popular Titan Sweater can be worn open or draped across the front. Part baby alpaca, part bamboo.

SWEATER VEST

Stitch Caged Shoe

Perfect shoe for the spring! Two-toned, open-toe platformed sandal, t-strap with buckle closure.

Stitch Caged Shoe

The Beautiful People from Tokyo

One of my favorite collections for spring/summer 2013 belongs to the innovative clothing line of Tokyo-based label Beautiful People. Hidenori Kumakiri, a graduate of Bunka Fashion College, the Apparel Technology Department, worked as a pattern maker at COMME des GARÇONS and in 2004 founded Entertainment Ltd., an outsourcing pattern company. Beautiful People, as a fashion label for both women and men, launched in 2007 with a spring/summer collection. In 2011 Hidenori Kumakiri opened his first retail store in Omotesando, Tokyo.

Beautiful People spring/summer 2013 lookbookBeautiful People spring/summer 2013 lookbook

Beautiful People spring-summer 2013 collection

Danna Paola for ELLE Mexico's March 2020 edition

Fashion photographer Harper Smith photoshoots the gorgeous top model Danna Paola for the latest edition of ELLE Mexico.

ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola
ELLE Mexico with Danna Paola

Fashion Photographer: Harper Smith at See Management.

Stylist: Raul Alvarez. Producer: Sheri Chiu.

Creative director: Sarah Bassett.

Hair stylist: Junya Nakashima using TIGI.

Makeup artist: Joseph Carrillo using Make Up For Ever.

Manicurist: Jini Lim using Essie at See Management.

Talent: Danna Paola.


Five face treatments that can rejuvenate your skin tone

Here are five products that quickly make your skin radiant and healthy and do not leave marks on clothing.

Estée Lauder - Perfectionist Pro - Multi-Defense UV Fluid SPF 45 with 8 Anti-Oxidants

At its core, it is a sunscreen. Similar cosmetics should not be neglected in the winter: the sun is still there, and it is reflected from the snow.

Estée Lauder - Perfectionist Pro - Multi-Defense

Organic Kitchen -  Glass Skin

The cream, which Masha Vorslav created in collaboration with the Organic Shop went through all beauty blogs and specialized publications. The cream is oily enough to nourish the skin and prevent it from drying out from frost.

Price $8.03 at cosmoll.org

Kiehl's -  Daily Reviving Face Oil

Kiehl's concentrates, which, frankly, would simply be called oils, are definitely on my personal top. This one doesn't seem to position itself as a replacement for makeup, but it just works that way. The product is quickly absorbed and felt on the skin not in a greasy layer, but as if it is a dry nutritious substance, and the hair does not stick to the face.

Price $75.00 - kiehls

YVES SAINT LAURENT - TOP SECRETS INSTANT MOISTURE GLOW

It has a light paste texture, which, however, is simply overdone. In this case, the coating may even slip, and if you apply a tone on top, it is unlikely to last long. But, if you apply Top Secrets little by little, it is able to replace several cans of cosmetic bags at once.

Price $40.00 - yslbeautyus.com

Lumene - Valo Nordic-C  -  Radiance Flash Day Fluid

Lumene is perhaps one of the few brands to benefit from easy rebranding and price increases. The packaging has become prettier, the compositions are more complex, there are more active ingredients. After application, you are likely to directly feel how the face is tightened. The radiance is minimum, instead of it there is a slight scattering of light, due to which the enlarged pores and small reddenings become invisible.

Price € 25,90 - lumene.com


How to dress like a warrior queen

Sarah Burton’s glam-tribal-punk spring 2014 collection for Alexander Mcqueen just arrived in the label’s online store. The British designer envisioned a warrior princess look with tribal geometric patterns, feathers and fringe adorned clothes and accessories, the signature punk-inspired skull prints on scarves, metallic appliqué (skulls, studs, spikes) on shoes, handbags and belts. The futuristic feeling of this collection comes from fabulous artifices like Plexiglas accessories, steam-punk inspired jewelry and all sorts of leather braces as seen in the spring 2014 fashion show.

spring 2014 collection for Alexander Mcqueen
spring 2014 collection for Alexander Mcqueen

Browse the entire spring 2014 Alexander Mcqueen collection and get inspired for a stylish conqueror look.


Les Dauphins Palette

Les Dauphins's Quad Palette reflects soft, simple warm grays, delicate beiges, and shimmering neutrals, a strong runway trend from the spring 2010 collections. The colors are encased in an graceful gunmetal quad palette (along with a smoky-rose satin pouch), and each pan is imprinted with two dolphins, containing two shades to be blended together.

The three eyes in of-the-moment grays, beige, and soft pinks brighten and define the eye area with subtle pearl. The just right pink cheek color offers a universally flattering flush of rosy warmth.

Les Dauphins Palette

Handmade vintage Rose Ring

The handmade vintage Lucite rings by Tasha Hussey are unique creations, which feature vintage findings, beads and antiqued components. All is recycled, revamped, and restyled into magnificent jewelry, that is funky remarkable and eternal.

Handmade vintage Rose Ring

Developing an Appreciation for Art

The ability and desire to make art is one trait that sets humans apart from animals. Humanity began making art long before civilization ever began, and it has developed into myriad disciplines. If you have wanted to learn more about art but aren’t certain where to begin, here are some categories that can easily help you develop your appreciation.

Developing an Appreciation for Art