Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Elsa Schiaparelli

When I studied fashion buying and merchandising one of my fav subjects was fashion history, and one of designers to learn about was Elsa Schiaprelli. Today it was announced the brand has hired a a new CEO - former L'Oreal fragrance brand manager Camilla Schiavone. It is also thought that a new creative director will be named in September. Rumours of John Galliano getting the job have been denied.

Schiaparelli was an Italien designer born in 1890. The reason she is one of my favourite designers is the quirkiness she braught to the fashion industry. Something that was not seen before. A black sweater with a white trompe l'oeil scarf at the neck was a particular success and was selected to appear in French Vogue. (seen above) Trompe l'oeil images were her trademark. She eventually added sportswear and evening wear to her collections. She became well-known for her collaborations with artists such as Salvador Dali, and the outrageous, original designs they created together.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Ebay fashion week Finale show

This coming Friday I got the exciting chance to style 6 looks for ebay.ie fashion week Finale show! I got a 500 euro Budget to pick out my looks. I got onto ebay right away and spent hours looking through clothes. It was harder than I tought putting outfits together without physically having them in front of you! After hours of deliberating I had finally picked my 6 looks. Now its a waiting game, as I get to do a quick run through of the looks on Thursday morning, before a photoshoot and the Show on Friday night. Its going to be a busy few days for me on top of work also... EEEEEK!

I will be sure to keep you posted with plenty of pics from the show :) For now I have included my fav piece featuring in my ''Printastic'' look.. 

Stay tuned


Preppy shoot with lili Forberg