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Fashion Friday+

Courtesy of vogue.com
Courtesy of vogue.com

In honour of the recent 86th Academy Awards, that’s Oscars to me and you, I thought it important to showcase some of my personal favourites in some AWESOMESAUCE categories.

PART ONE BELOW!

For full coverage of the night’s top trends and style makers, check out Nathalie Atkinson’s review of the show for the National Post.

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Lily Cole+

Hey people!

So for this week’s Fashion Friday, I thought it might be a nice idea to focus on the work of a model who’s proven herself a real chameleon in her work:
Lily Cole

 
From Wiki:

Lily Luahana Cole is an English model and actress. She is listed by Vogue Paris as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s, and having studied acting since her childhood took to her first lead role as Valentina in Terry Gilliam‘s fantasy film, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus in 2009.

 

Celestial
Natural
Hippe Chic
Dreamy
Bohemian
Femme Fatale
Seductress
Poetic
Fresh Faced
Elizabethan
Doll-like
Mod
Flamenco Girl
Vogue Covergirl
Casual
Bond Girl











 
 
 
As a makeup artist, I appreciate faces like Lily’s because they are so easily transformed into different personas.  While Lily is known for her big blue eyes, heart-shaped face and auburn hair, she is equally as known for capturing a magical transformative quality in her work. She can convincingly go from Hollywood Starlet to Bohemian Circus Performer, and everything in between; that authenticity is a rare trait amongst many models today. 

 

Lily has not only proven herself versatile as a model but breaking into acting now it’ll be interesting to see how her acting chops pan out. I saw her on Doctor Who where she played a sea siren, where let’s just say her modelling background definitely helped her out. Check out those facial expressions, albeit digitized in the one below!
Angry Siren
Sympathetic Siren
I would love to be able to work with a model that I can consider a muse, as I’m sure Lily Cole is to the many designers, artists, and directors she works with on a regular basis. The limitless potential of looks that can be depicted through her make it easy to come up with those looks in the first place!
What would you like to see next week for Fashion Friday
 
 

 

Fashion Friday+

Corsetry by The Blonds

Who doesn’t have a fashion friday? I’m not going to claim originality on this one, but why not have a day dedicated to some awesome finds in regards to style?

This week is dedicated to detail work, whether embroidery, sequins, structure, framework, corsetry or any other embellishment from designers such as Givenchy, The Blonds and Thierry Mugler.

Enjoy the picks for the week!

 
Mugler
The Blonds 
Noomi Rapace in Givenchy
 
Mugler
Note: Practicality isn’t always critical to inspiration :p