Tom Hussey

Posted by Carolina

Tom Hussey is an award-winning commercial lifestyle photographer.  Came across these pics he shot and I believe them to be absolutely flawless and absolutely saddening at the same time.

Tom Hussey es aclamado fotógrafo comercial.  Me cruze con estas fotos tomadas por el y creo que son fantásticas y sumamamente tristes al mismo tiempo.

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Talking about Haute Couture / Hablando de Alta Costura

Haute Couture Spring 2011 is among us!
And at day 2, designers such as Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Ricardo Risci for Givenchy, and last but not least Valentino.

While Karl kept it simple, glitterish and glam, Givenchy's took a more revealing and sculpturesque stand with soft colors and contrary to all of them, Valentino went for a bold and super intense color, definitely traffic stopping.

Which collection you like best?





Haute Couture. Alta Costura.

Posted by Carolina

House of Worth Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011
Haute Couture is french for "High Sewing" or "Dress Making"
To be considered a Haute Couture house, the brand must be a member of the Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture in Paris, which is regulated by the French Department of Industry.  

1. Present a collection in Paris, twice a year.
2. Each Fashion House must employ a minimum of 20 workers at their studios.
3. Every garment must be hand made.
4. Must have had between 100 and 1,000 hours of manual labor.
5. Each garment must be incially made of linen or cotton, in order to not waste the fabric which will be used in the finished piece. 
6. Fabric Houses must guarantee exclusivity of each fabric purchased by the designer. If not the designer can righteously file a lawsuit.
7.  The client must be fitted at least three times during the making of the garment. In order to guarantee a perfect fit.
8. The seamstress who first start working on the garment must be the one who finishes it. 
9. The starting price of a Haute Couture garment is 16,000 euro.
10. The Fashion house must guarantee their client that there will only be three versions (maximum) of the garment: the one presented on the runway, the one adapted to their figure and the one the designer keeps for his/her archive or private collection.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture

La traducción al español estará disponible muy pronto :)

Reasons to believe: Coca Cola Commercial

 Posted by Carolina

This is a Coca Cola ad realeased for Latin America.  I think it's absolutely lovely.  The song is "Whatever" by Oasis.

Este es un comercial para Coca Cola Latinoamerica. Es super lindo.  La canción es "Whatever" de Oasis.

We've been enjoying a long weekend here in the Dominica Republic.  No school, university or work since friday until today, Monday.
Today is our last day :(  But I've definitely enjoyed it.  It was needed too hahah :) Tomorrow back to the routine.

Hemos disfrutado de un fin de semana lardo acá en la República Dominicana.  No colegio, universidad o trabajo desde el viernes hasta hoy, lunes.   Hoy es nuestro ultimo día :( Pero definitivamente no he disfrutado..era justo y necesario jajaja. Mañana ya empieza de nuevo la rutina.

Getting toasty while waiting for the Bus!

Such a great innovative and mostly- Helpful way to advertise your product!
The ad agency Colle + McVoy has launched a new way to promote Caribou Coffee's new hot breakfast sandwiches.
They deserve the award for the best advertise!
Wouldn't that be great for all those people to feel warm while they wait?

Sadly, we don't get to experience that kind of weather so we won't need the human oven. However, they should make the contrary of it here! A fan or a/c instead of heater. Lol. Though people would most likely steal it. So, I guess is a no for us. :(


Setareh Mohtarez.

Posted by Carolina

My infatuation with everything "galaxy/futuristic", isn't going to fade away anytime soon.   First: Christopher Kane. Now Setareh Mohtarez.  She's a designer based in NYC and her work combines shape, movement, texture, and color.   Her current collection is called: "Brightness Dawn" and It's amazing.  

Estoy fascinada, encantada, inspirada con todo lo "futurístico y espacial".  Primero: Christopher Kane. Ahora: Setareh Mohtarez.  Es una diseñaadora basada en Nueva York y su trabajo combina figura, movimiento, textura y color.  " Brightness Dawn" es el nombre de más reciente colección y esta increíble.

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Second Semester. January 2011.

Posted by Carolina

Karl Lagerfeld's library at his studio in Paris.
I can't believe I'm already in my second semester of Fashion Design!
Estoy ya en mi segundo semestre de Diseño de Modas. No me lo creo!

January 13th, 2011.  Beginning of our second semester in Fashion Design.  Courses: Illustration I, Design I.

Enero 13, 2011.  Comienzo de nuestro segundo semestre en Diseño de Modas.  Materias: Ilustración I, Diseño I.

It being the first day and all,  we didn't do much, other than learning what is it we're going to learn in each class, what to expect and of course what materials we need to buy.   Sketch books, Fabrian Paper, Different type of pencils, markers etc.

Por ser el primer día no hicimos mucho. Consistió en Introducir las materias, enterarnos en que consiste cada una, que haremos y claro...que materiales necesitamos comprar.  Cuadernos de Bocetos, Papel Fabriano, distintos tipos de lápices, marcadores, etc. 

 We did get out first assignment though! We have to draw FIFTY croquis for Illustration I. 

Pero sí nos pusieron una tarea de Ilustración! Tenemos que dibujar CINCUENTA croquis.

The idealised figure, upon which, fashion illustrators drape their dress designs on, is also known as a “croquis.” The word “croquis” comes from the French word, meaning, “to sketch.”
The croquis is a means of communicating fashion concepts via an idealized fashion form.
La figura estética, que utilizan los Ilustradores de Moda  para cubrir sus diseños en el, es conocido como "croquis". La palabra "croquis" proviene de la palabra francesa, y significa "Boceto".

El croquis es un medio para comunicar conceptos de moda via una figura idealizada de moda.
Example of Croquis from Different Angles - Rachel Shirley

I know this semester will be even more hectic than the last, but I am SO excited :)  Now, some picture inspiration that makes me want to develop some mad Illustration Skills.

Estoy segura de que este semestre será mucho mas trabajoso que el pasado, pero estoy emocionada! :)  Ahora, las dejó con algunas fotos que me inspiran a desarrollar mis habilidades de Ilustradora.

Christopher Kane. (Still can't get over the AMAZING fabric)

Christopher Kane meets Bowie

Posted by Carolina

Christopher Kane Resort 2011
Soundtrack: Space Oddity by David Bowie (Click to listen)

 And I'm floating in a most peculiar way 

And the stars look very different today 

Here am I floatin' 'round my tin can far above the world 
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do 

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still

 And I think my spaceship knows which way to go

Look at the fabric...look at it. No seriously.... look at it!. I am mesmerized.  Its beautiful.
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Does anyone have $3500 dollars to spare?

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Sheryl Murakami Presents "Peacock"

Should Katy Perry decides to make her Peacock music video she should definitely contact Sheryl Murakami!
It's kind of funny and definitely hot! Goes very well with the song.



This is just purely Gleenius!

Nuthin' But A Glee Thang!

Check it out Gleeks!

I'm sorry. I don't know how to put the vid here. :( but it's just a click away!

Ana rima con Banana

Posted by Carolina

Ana Diaz (Picture by Holly Reynoso)

Ana Díaz aka Ana Banana aka Ana Rima con Banana (Ana rymes with Banana) is a dominican publicist and Illustrator.  Been following her work for about a couple of years.  I really enjoy her work. 

Ana Díaz alias Ana Banana alias Ana Rima con Banana es una publicista e Ilustradora dominicana. He seguido su trabajo desde hace ya un par de años.  Me encanta!! 

If you're hungry for more. She has a blog: Go stalk!
Si te quedaste con las ganas de más. Ella tiene un blog: VE!

mcQueenBeep has a twitter..You should follow...Just sayin'....look at how lonely we are without you:

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