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beautifultype:

You might already know that work from Jessica Hische, but for those who’ve never seen it before… ;-)

beautifultype:

You might already know that work from Jessica Hische, but for those who’ve never seen it before… ;-)

thestyleline:

NINA MAYA

http://lookbook.nu/ninamaya

http://www.ninamayamode.com/

NINA’S STYLE IN ONE WORD: Chic.

INSPIRATION: Travel, street style, other bloggers, and friends.

WHICH DECADE DO YOU BELIEVE HAS THE BEST FASHIONS? Right now there is so much more freedom thanks to the proliferation of online shopping that more people are taking risks to express their individual style.

FAVORITE TREND AT THE MOMENT: I am in love with pastels at the moment and white on white especially for winter I tend to wear brighter softer shades and try and stay away from too much black!

IF YOU WERE A BOY… [I’d wear] simple well cut tees and and bespoke leather shoes.

WHAT IS ONE INTERESTING FACT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? I am a bargain hunter and don’t believe you have to spend a lot of money to look good.

SPRING AWAKENING:  Color pop brights and pastels along with some vibrant digital prints.

thestyleline:

MARIA EUGENIA ELIAS

http://lookbook.nu/user/41403-Maria-eugenia-E

http://thereshegoesbabe.blogspot.com/

MARIA’S STYLE: I wouldn’t be able to describe my own style properly, but all my looks have that romantic and vintage vibe..

INSPIRATION: Everything inspires me somehow , but i´m strongly inspired by Lolita girls,baby clothes, XVIII century paintings, retro films  and the  female icons from the sixties.

ONE TREND YOU’D LIKE TO SEE DISAPPEAR:  I can’t stand Tie-dye hair,  lately everybody thinks it’s cool but it was two years ago, not now.

STYLE CRUSH:  Vintage dresses, socks and hats.

TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS:  I like them, but is not my business.

WHAT IS ONE INTERESTING FACT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? I am a bargain hunter and don’t believe you have to spend a lot of money to look good.

IMPACT: I think fashion, its almost everywhere, you can smell it everywhere, and after all everybody has to get dressed every single day and choose their own fashion.

SPRING AWAKENING: [I like to wear] short dresses with floral prints mostly, white socks and flat-forms.


altamiranyc:

Barbara Palvin (IMG, NY) Click HERE to see her IMG portfolio
oh-so-coco:

My look for the Zac Posen Z Spoke Lord & Taylor launch. Very Austin Powers, baby. (Taken with Pose)

oh-so-coco:

My look for the Zac Posen Z Spoke Lord & Taylor launch. Very Austin Powers, baby. (Taken with Pose)

thestyleline:

DINA N.

http://lookbook.nu/deen

http://www.fashioncandyfloss.blogspot.com/

DINA’S STYLE IN ONE WORD: Vintage.

INSPIRATION: Things which inspire me are: Movies, books, street style, magazines, music and photography.

STYLE ICON: Alexa Chung.

FAVORITE TREND AT THE MOMENT: At the moment my favorite trend has to be anything pastel.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO WEARING THE MOST THIS SPRING? I’m looking forward to wearing dresses, hats and heels.

IF YOU WERE A BOY… I think I would be wearing sailor shoes the most. 

WHAT IS ONE INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE? I’m a great swimmer. I’ve been swimming for ten years.  

thestyleline:

It never ceases to amaze me how much creative talent there is throughout the world. This serves an appropriate introduction to introduce budding fashion designer Elena Vasilieva, who proves that with skill, talent and perseverance, achieving a dream is very much possible.

How, when and why did you first become interested in fashion?

I guess it’s hard to pinpoint a specific date here. I’ve always been interested in fashion. It’s just that when I was little and sewing numerous dresses for my Barbie dolls I didn’t really know that what I was doing could be called fashion. And my interest evolved a lot over the years too. It’s now real life women I like to design for.

Tell us a bit about how you got started in fashion design and your design process. 

It all started a little over two years ago and to be honest it really was quite a challenge for me to get into fashion industry. Right after my graduation I remember thinking that I had enough of Law School or any kind of legal stuff for that matter. I wanted to pursue my dreams and my true passion. So bit-by-bit I started designing garments at home, in the meantime looking for an internship with some of the established designers here in Belgium. No one would even consider meeting up with me for an interview since I didn’t have the necessary (fashion) qualifications. And then one day with a little bit of luck and a little bit of persistence I got my internship. Three month after that I started the Vasilieva line and presented my first collection.

The design process for me is always an evolution. I do learn new things every day (and I don’t really mean the sewing itself), it’s mainly about the use of fabrics, textures and trend forecasting.

What inspires you?

I get asked this question a lot. And I have to admit it is super hard to narrow down my inspiration sources to anything in particular. I get inspired by anything and everything really. Sometimes it’s the smallest things that people don’t even notice in their daily lives. Often it would be something awkward or out of the ordinary that catches my eye. I usually document anything I stumble upon and I deem interesting. I do sketch a lot too, even though snapping random pictures has been my favorite activity for years.

Who is the VASILIEVA girl? 

I started off as designing for myself. I always thought of things that I personally would like to wear and to feel good in, yet making a statement. After having made a few collections I realised that this notion is evolving and I am now looking at a more refined picture of who this Vasilieva girl might be. She is someone who knows how to use clothes as a means of self-expression and she is not afraid to stand out in the crowd.

Do you hope for VASILIEVA to become a lifestyle brand? What are your aspirations for the brand in general?

I would love for the brand to be in a constant process of evolution. I do not generally set out prescheduled goals for myself. It is more about the exercise of creation.

You are young, yet you are already making your mark in design-do you see yourself experimenting in any other areas of the fashion industry?

Well, I’m 26. And I always wish I could have done more by now. But I guess things in life take their own course.

In terms of experimenting within the fashion industry, I would love to start my own footwear line, which I have always imagined would go along with my collections. Fingers crossed in the near future this will be more than a dream.

What has been your most rewarding experience thus far?

Meeting people in the street who are wearing my designs. This is probably the best feeling ever.

Do you have any advice for those looking to get started in fashion design?

The most important thing is to believe in yourself and to always stay true to your own design aesthetic.

staff:

In addition to this very official Tumblr Staff blog and our charmingly factual About page, you may already be familiar with our official Engineering blog, which shines a light on technical developments of interest to the Tumblr population. Today we’re rolling out four more departmental Tumblrs showing how we live and work, as well as better communicating with the community about what we’re doing.
The Editorial blog previews stories and features in progress from this new and still secretive organization (have you submitted to the Storyboard tag yet?). The International blog gives you a taste of our globetrotting efforts (did you know Tumblr serves nine languages, with more on the way?). The Ministry of Design represents our aesthetics corps (lately tripled in size and militancy). And the Support blog provides a wealth of tips, insight, and advice about how our friendly little town of 50-million-plus gets on and gets along.
More of these departmental Tumblrs may evolve and appear, and all should be considered works in progress — by turns serious and useful as well as creatively stimulating and amusing. Take a look and let us know what you think.

staff:

In addition to this very official Tumblr Staff blog and our charmingly factual About page, you may already be familiar with our official Engineering blog, which shines a light on technical developments of interest to the Tumblr population. Today we’re rolling out four more departmental Tumblrs showing how we live and work, as well as better communicating with the community about what we’re doing.

The Editorial blog previews stories and features in progress from this new and still secretive organization (have you submitted to the Storyboard tag yet?). The International blog gives you a taste of our globetrotting efforts (did you know Tumblr serves nine languages, with more on the way?). The Ministry of Design represents our aesthetics corps (lately tripled in size and militancy). And the Support blog provides a wealth of tips, insight, and advice about how our friendly little town of 50-million-plus gets on and gets along.

More of these departmental Tumblrs may evolve and appear, and all should be considered works in progress — by turns serious and useful as well as creatively stimulating and amusing. Take a look and let us know what you think.

cosascool:

“Five phrases to live by” by Anthony Neil Dart.

Last week I posted Ten ideas to live by” by Alder Dog, whose author was inspired by the work of Anthony Neil Dart

“Five phrases to live by” iis a recognition of to the outstanding job and contribution of Massimo Vignelli to the world of graphic design.