design

Lupita Nyong’o in Prada @ The 2014 Academy Awards

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Lupita Nyong’o was my favorite of the night! She wore the type of design I had predicted for her so imagine my excitement when I saw these pictures!

Last night, with a couple of hours left until the show, I saw this post on tumblr which I found  very amusing because it was so relevant to me and how I was feeling about Lupita – and apparently to some other 10,000 people. I wonder how the team behind Lupita’s red carpet appearances must have felt with the pressure of living up to everybody’s expectations. And they did!

Let me tell you why I am so fond of this look:

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post about the Haute Couture collections and , if you remember, I picked a gold Elie Saab dress for Lupita, the exact same design she wore last night. That’s how I pictured her: in a feminine deep v neck dress. And my dream came true! It wasn’t Elie Saab, it was Prada, as expected. The actress kept faithful to a minimalist style opting for very subtle details and accessories. Enjoy the pictures! (more…)

“Wearable Drawings” by Elvira ‘t Hart

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The inspiration behind this project is drawing, its characteristics and how we interpret them. In the past I have been frustrated whilst showing designs on paper to other people as people tended to overlook the characteristics of the drawing. They almost took them for granted. What they missed however was that that was exactly the reason why I had drawn it like that, I wanted the real garment to look exactly like the drawing.Jacket-Elvira-t-hart-photo-by-Satijn-Panyigay-style-fashion-leather-jacket

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pictures by Satijn Panyigay via elvirathart.com/ & thecools.com

The Maison Martin Margiela SS13 Boots

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I know it’s spring and I know my mind should definitely not be thinking about boots, but don’t you just love this pair of MMM ankle boots? They are part of the spring 2013 collection. I like how the understated design is completed by this subtle high heel detail that just takes it all to a whole other level.  It is definitely one of my favorite pair of boots that I have seen lately.

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Illustration by me

Photos via totokaelo.com