BeautyBeauty Shot: Casablanca Style!

Have you ever had a friend whose work never ceases to amaze you? Well, I have a few of those friends from my days at design school, but one in particular whose photographs keep me on my toes and waiting for more.

My friend, Daniel Martin Noval, is the photographer who did the photos for the blogs that I did when I was in Hawaii last March. 

A few weeks ago Daniel leaked an idea for a photo shoot based loosely on Ingrid Bergman and the film, Casablanca (which I highly recommend for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet). Daniel had also mentioned that he was thinking about using the model Victoria that we used for a photo shoot in Portland about a year ago so needless to say I was very excited to see how the project would turn out.

The outcome of his idea was so wonderful that I had to share it!

 

 What a great way to pay homage to one of the most beautiful women of all times, Ingrid Bergman. 

FashionDaily Horoscope: Star Signs with Siri Tollerød for Vogue UK

Now, I don’t know the slightest thing about astrology but I love reading my horoscope everyday offered by the Astro Twins on Elle.com.

Here are today’s horoscopes fused with a fashion editorial from Vogue UK December 2010 by Tim Gutt modeled by the ethereal Norwegian beauty, Siri Tollerød.

ARIES: Are you in or are you out? Pose this question to yourself as much as to others today. A halfway commitment is causing you undue stress. It’s best to bow out altogether than sit on the fence. If you DO have the time to devote, dive in all the way and watch the magic happen.

 

TAURUS: Clutter begone! You’re aversely affected by those piles of unopened bills, stacks of paper, and Inbox filled with junk mail. Take time to do a clean sweep today, before you tackle any big projects. Those little things have a way of adding up and causing stress, but once you have them under control, your own clear thinking will return.

GEMINI: You want your emotions to be taken seriously today, but make sure this doesn’t come across as one of those Gemini, “split personality” moves. If you’ve been laid back and mellow up until this point, doing a 180 could shock the target of your feelings. Warm things up slowly, or give him a chance to recover from his surprise before you start talking next steps.

CANCER: Emotional eating alert! The red velvet cupcake is calling you with its sweet siren’s song. Unfortunately, that won’t take the bad taste out of your mouth left behind by an unpleasant conversation. Sit with your feelings, then, pick up the phone and ask for a do-over. You CAN smooth this out, but you might need to offer the first apology today.

LEO: Gossip does more damage than you realize, even if you don’t name names directly. Stop typing the snarky status update, Leo. Can you find a sense of admiration for people who dare to put themselves out there for public criticism? Your own proverbial guest spot on “Glee” may soon be coming up. Would you want to be judged by the standards you’re holding others to today? Probably not, so ease up.

VIRGO: Money can’t buy you class, so stop trying to keep up with the Joneses. Besides that, saving money gives you an almost perverse sense of pleasure. You have your own tastes, Virgo, and they may veer to the quirky or unconventional. So what if you’re rocking the vintage while everyone is dressed in the latest resort wear runway line? Let originality be your calling card today.

LIBRA: No skipping steps today, Libra. While you hate to be slowed down (especially when you’re on such a roll), you could trip yourself up by getting too far ahead without adequate preparation and knowledge. It’s better to ask for a deadline extension than to hand in sub-par work. Research data. Fact check. Make sure prospective collaborators are on the same page, and not feeling steamrolled by your larger-than-life personality.

SCORPIO: Yes,Scorpio, you are overreacting. Today’s planets make you more than a wee bit suspicious. You’re verging on paranoid and you need a reality check. Call up one of your personal guides for wisdom and advice. It takes a strong person to support a powerhouse like you, so make sure you’re leaning into someone who is grounded herself.

SAGITTARIUS: You’ve been riding that express elevator to the top, Sagittarius, but today, you need to stop off on the ground floor to make sure that your foundation is firm. Are the people you’re working with pulling their weight? If your name is attached to a project, you need to make sure it’s being done to the highest standard of integrity.

CAPRICORN: Forget about multitasking. Pick one item from your To Do List and attack it full force. The sense of completion refuels your confidence, so make sure it’s something that you can tackle in 24 hours or less. Then, pick the next task and approach it with the same unswerving vision.

AQUARIUS: Someone asked for your honest opinion and you gave it. Er, awkward. You didn’t mean to insult, but hey, ya kinda did. Come back with a heartfelt apology today. Then, let it go. It’s going to take a little while for the stinging sensation to pass, and there’s nothing else you can do but wait. Time heals all wounds.

PISCES: Your siren’s song is turned up to 10 today, but did you really mean to send ‘em crashing in to those rocks? Be responsible for your powers of seduction. Don’t use other people to pump up your self-esteem if you’re not serious about offering the same in return.

FashionJeffrey Campbell Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook!

The wonderful world of Jeffrey Campbell has brought us some new inspiration with their Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook. The lookbook, titled Small Town Hero, is in fact an omage to Americana style and the deserted buildings of the great West.

I love the picture, that this editorial paints, of a strong small town girl that isn’t afraid to express herself.

 

The photos of the girls in the car junk yard are especially funny, as well as avant-garde. I’ve always enjoyed fashion campaigns that don’t take themselves too seriously. Fun and fashion can mix and, when done right, it actually makes things much more appealing. 

This photo of the bright Jeffrey Campbell Pixie White Leather Zippy Wedge Ankle Boots lets us get up close and personal with these shoes.

The Jeffrey Campbell Strapped Taupe Tan Wedge Ankle Boots get to make an awesome debut in this triptych. 

This is a girl gang like you’ve never seen before!

It’s almost as if they’re saying “Don’t dare mess with my Jeffrey’s!!”

This foot shot is inspiring both for your hands and your feet. We have these shoes in a chic black and brown color (Jeffrey Campbell Brisbane Black Leather Wooden Wedge Boots), so all you need to get is some nail polish for this look.

Last but not least is my favorite photo from the series where the Jeffrey Campbell Demeter Beige Brown Stripe It Wedges look quite heavenly!

 

Happy Jeffrey Campbell shopping!

NewsMovies To See This Weekend!

The weekend after Thanksgiving is a great time to go and see a few movies with family and friends. I was wondering, for myself, which ones I should see and which ones I shouldn’t when The Daily Beast sent out this helpful list that says just that. 

Here are a few to try out from the to see list!

Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows: Part One

The New York Times says that the Deadly Hallows: “manages to be both a steppingstone and a reasonably satisfying experience in its own right.”

 Burlesque

The Hollywood Reporter says that although “It has to be one of the oldest stories in the Hollywood playbook… this tale gets a vibrant makeover in writer-director Steve Antin’s toe-tapping, flamboyantly skin-deep musical Burlesque.”

Megamind

For all of you cartoon skeptics out there, I include myself in that group, this cartoon actually looks pretty sweet AND funny. A tale of a superhero told in the voices of Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Jonah Hill couldn’t sound better than this. 

Have a great weekend!

FashionW Magazine’s Fashion On Film Festival

I have always been an avid fashion editorial follower and have been rejoicing ever since they’ve become easier and easier to track down. However, in the mean time I have been waiting patiently for an online forum which features fashion films, not just editorials. Essentially, what I wanted was a Fashion Youtube, and I have found just that. 

W Magazine has come to my rescue and granted my wish by dedicating an entire part of their site to Fashion On Film

 

After watching a few of the films featured on their site, I have fallen in love with the short fashion film. The film is Modelgeddon, uploaded to W Magazine for their Fashion On Film Festival which was guest curated by Hervé Mikaeloff. Modelgeddon was created for LOVE Magazine as a collaboration between director James Lima and Donatella Versace. The short film features supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Ana Beatriz Barros, Claudia Mason and Julie Ordon as actual superheros.

 Happy Fashion On Film watching!!